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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the County of McKinley will receivecompetitive sealed bids until Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 2:00 P.M., Local Time for:
At which time bids will be opened and publicly read aloud, as more particularly setout in the specifications, copies for such may be obtained from the PurchasingDepartment,
www.co.mckinley.nm.us/purchasing. McKinley County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive all formalities. For more information please contact Joann Schmaltz at (505) 722-3868, Ext. 1010. The Procurement Code, Sections 13-1-28 Through 13-1-199, NMSA, 1978 imposes civil and criminal penalties for code violations. In addition the New Mexico criminal statutes impose felony/penalties for illegal bribes, gratuities and kickbacks. DATED this 10th day of April 2010 David R, Dallago Chairperson, Board of Commissioners PUBLISHED: Saturday, April 10, 2010,The Gallup Independent INVITATION FOR BIDS
THE COUNTY OF McKINLEY IS REQUESTING COMPETITIVE SEALED BIDSFOR THE FOLLOWING GOODS OR SERVICES:
Pharmaceuticals & Medical Supplies for Adult Detention Center Thurs, May 6, 2010 2:00 p.m. Local Time FOR PROCUREMENT INFORMATION CONTACT: JOANN M. SCHMALTZ, CPPB, PROCUREMENT AGENT (505) 722-3868, Ext. 1010 FOR TECHNICAL INFORMATION CONTACT: DONNA GOODRICH, ADC DIRECTOR (505) 722-3868, Ext. 4361
THE OFFICE OF THE MANAGER, COUNTY OF McKINLEY, WILL RECEIVECOMPETITIVE SEALED BIDS FOR THE GOODS OR SERVICES DESCRIBEDIN THIS BID AT:
ANY BIDS RECEIVED AFTER BID OPENING DATE/TIME WILL BE RETURNEDUNOPENED. PLEASE USE THE ENCLOSED MAIL LABEL ON THE OUTSIDEOF YOUR ENVELOPE. USE OF THE MAIL SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK FOR PROPER DELIVERY. COUNTY OF McKINLEY IFB #2010-08 Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies TABLE OF CONTENTS INVITATION FOR BID LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT OFFEROR CHECK LIST:
This checklist is provided as an aid in completing your bid. DO NOT RETURN IT WITH YOUR BID. QUOTATION SHEET: PAGES 3-6
These pages provide an area for data about your bid includingdelivery
compliance agreement and prices offered. THEY MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL AND RETURNED TO THE COUNTY OF McKINLEY PURCHASING DEPARTMENT FOR EVALUATION. SPECIFICATIONS:
All bidders must comply fully with these specifications.
specifications compliance form enclosed (Appendix A). Read,then retain the specifications for your records. SUPPLEMENTAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: PAGES 8-10
These are supplemental to the standard terms and conditions of this bid. Read and retain them for your records. DO NOT RETURN IT WITH YOUR BID. SPECIFICATIONS COMPLIANCE FORM: APPENDIX A
Complete and return this form with your bid if the goods orservices you are offering do not meet the specifications in thisbid, but you believe that they are equivalent and should beincluded in the evaluation process (see ‘specifications’ above). NO-RESPONSE STATEMENT: APPENDIX B
Complete and return this form if you are not responding to thisbid and want to remain on the County of McKinley vendors list. STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS: APPENDIX C
Read and retain these documents for your records. DO NOT RETURN IT WITH YOUR BID. COUNTY OF McKINLEY IFB #2010-08 Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies OFFERER’S CHECK LIST
THIS CHECK LIST IS OFFERED AS AN AID IN COMPLETING YOUR BID. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO RETURN IT WITH YOUR BID.
ABOUT THIS INVITATION FOR BID, PLEASE CALL THE PURCHASING DEPARTMENTAT (505) 722-3868 FOR ASSISTANCE.
READ ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS BID.
INCLUDE MANUFACTURER, STOCK NUMBER, PACKAGE SIZE, QUANTITY, ETC. WHERE REQUIRED.
INCLUDE UNIT AND EXTENDED PRICE (THIS IS VERIMPORTANT!)
IF APPLICABLE, NEW MEXICO STATE PURCHASINGDEPARTMENT ISSUED IN STATE RESIDENTSPREFERENCE NO.
SPECIFICATIONS EXCEPTIONS FORM (APPENDIX A)COMPLETED, SIGNED AND RETURNED WITH YOURBID.
SPECIFICATIONS AND/OR DESCRIPTIVE LITERATURE INCLUDED AS REQUIRED.
BID BOND IN PROPER FORMAT INCLUDED, IF REQUIRED.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS COMPLIANCE FOR COMPLETED AND SIGNED, IF REQUIRED. RETAIN THIS FORM FOR YOUR RECORDS COUNTY OF McKINLEY IFB #2010-08 Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies QUOTATION SHEET
Having carefully examined the notice to bidders, general instructions to bidders, terms and conditions,supplemental terms and conditions, and project specifications, addenda(s), the site of the work, thework on the above-named project, the undersigned hereby proposes to furnish all materials, labor,equipment, tools, transportation, services, licenses, fees, permits, etc. (not including New Mexico GrossReceipt Taxes or any additive alternates) required by said documents and to complete all divisions ofthe work stipulated. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive any/all formalities. ITEMS LISTED ON THIS BID WILL CARRY A PERCENT DISCOUNT OFF ESTABLISHED CATALOG’S PRICE. Diagnostic Tests/Equipment: Specimen Transport Bag with Biohazard Logo, ThermoScan Pro 4000 Probe Covers, X-Ray/Orthopedics: Arch Support Insoles, Single-Layer Knee Sleeves small to X-lrg CPR-EMS: CPR MicroKey Pro
with Disposable Nitrile Gloves, Nasopharyngeal
Airway Kit, Medium Concentration Oxygen Masks, High Non-RebreathingWith Safety Vent Oxygen Masks, Nasal Cannula-Adult Soft VinylNasa Nares w/ 7 feet of Clear Sureflow Tubing, Oxygen Tubing
Education and Training: IV Training Arm, Continuing Care- Urologicals: Silicone Latex Foley Catheters, Foley Insertion Trays with Syringe and PVP, Female Catheter Kit, Irrigating Solutions- Sodium Chloride 0.9% USP, Sterile Saline Solution Surgical Supplies: IV Start Pak w/ Persist Skin Prep COUNTY OF McKINLEY IFB #2010-08 Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies Instrument & Instrument Care: Scissors-Miltex Straight, Dressing Forceps-Miltex, Spray Lube –8 oz, Contact Lens Storage Cases, Contact Lens Solution, Batteries # CR2032, Staple remover (able to be sterilized), heat sterilizer indicator tape Bandages and Dressings: Surgliast Tubular Elastic Dressing Retainer- Size 1 through 10,
Non-Sterile LF Self-Closure Elastic Bandage –
2” x 5 yds through 4” x 5 yds, Sterile Abdominal Padding Combine
Dressing-5” x 9” through 8” x 10”, Non-Sterile Gauze Sponges-
Conforming Bandages-Sterile and Non-Sterile-2” through 4”,
DuoDerm Sterile CGF Dressing-4” x 4” through 8” x 8”,Sterile SiteLine Transparent Dressing-2” x 3”/4” x 5”, Latex-Free3M Transpore Surgical Tape-1/2” x 10 yds through 3” x 10 yds,Latex-Free 3M Durapore Tape, Latex-Free Micropore SurgicalTape 1”, Adhesive Bandages-Fabric 1” x 3”; Fingertip, Knuckle, x-lrg2” x 4”,
Urine Chemistry Strips – testing for bilirubin, blood, glucose,
ketone, leukocytes, nitrite, pH, protein, specific gravity and
urobilinogen; Accu-Chek Active Diabetes Monitoring Kit –
Control Solutions 2 bottles – 1 high, 1 low; Test Strips;Glucose Tablets; Valiant Insta-Glucose tube with twist-off cap;Genzyme Diagnostics – OSOM hCG Urine Test; Urine Control
Set (1 negative, 1 high positive, 1 low positive); DisposableDiagnostic Penlights
Personal Protection: ___________
Safety Glass Cases, N95 Particulate Respirators, IsolationGowns
COUNTY OF McKINLEY IFB #2010-08 Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies Exam/Treatment Room: ___________
Insulin Syringe/Needle with Permanently Attached Needle Tip,Allergy Trays-Intradermal Bevel, thin lancets, Sharps DisposalCollectors, In-Room Sharps Disposal System, Sharps-A-GatorDisposal, Sani-Cloth Plus Germicidal Cloths, Purell Hand
Sanitizer, Alcohol Prep Pads, Povidone Iodine Prep Pads,
Eucerin Moisturizing Crème, Plastic Cups- blue- 5 oz, Medicine
Cups-1 oz. plastic, Paper Medicine Cups-1 oz., Sterile Specimen
Cups-Screw-on lids, Pill Pouches, Smooth Exam Table Paper
21” x 225’, Professional Towels 2-ply Tissue w/polyback, Kleenex
Accuotic Ear Drops, Acetaminophen 650mg Suppositories,Acetaminophen 500mg Tablets, Acyclovir 400mg Tablets,Albuterol Inhalation – 17mg, Allopurinol 300mg Tablets,Alprazolam Tablets-0.5mg, Alprazolam Tablets-1mg, Amitriptyline25mg Tablets, Amitriptyline 50mg Tablets, Analgesic Balm, AntacidTablets, Medi-First/250 pkg, Apap 300mg w/Codeine 30 mg Tablets,Artificial Tears, Aspirin EC 325mg Orange Tablets, Aspirin EC 81mgTablets, Bentyl 10mg/5ml, 20mg, Benzol Peroxide Water Base5% Gel, Benzol Peroxide Water Base 10% Gel, BenztropineMesylate 2 mg Tablets, Bismuth Pink Liquid, Carbamazepine200mg Tablets, Chlordiazepoxide 25mg Caps, Ciprofloxacin 500mgTablets, Cold Relief Tablets-Medi-First – 10 mg dextromethorphanhydrobromide/30 mg Pseudoeuphedrine HCL/100mg guiafenesin,Cyclobenzaprine HCL 10mg Tablets, Dentemp One Step TemporaryTooth Filling, Diazepam 5 mg Tablets, Doxycycline Hyclate 100mg
tablets, DSS 100mg Soft Gel Caps, Enalapril Tablets-10mg,
Erythrocin Stearate 500mg Tablets, Glyburide 5.0mg Tablets,Haldol 5 mg, Hydrocholorothiazide 25mg Tablets, HydrocodoneBitartrate w/PAP Tablets 5 mg, 7.5mg, 10mg, Prilosec 20mg Tablets,Verapamil HCL 120mg, Hydrocortisone 1% Ointment, HydroxyzineHCL 50mg FC Tablets, Ibuprofen 200mg SC tablets, Ibuprofen400mg Tablets, Ibuprofen 800mg Tablets, Indomethacin 25mg Caps,Indomethacin 50mg Caps, Isoniazid 300mg Tablets, Lisinopril 20mgTablets, Maalox Extra Strength Suspension (Cherry), Metformin500mg Tablets, Methocarbamol 750mg Tablets, Metoclopramide10mg Tablets, Milk of Magnesia, Metamucil Packets, Neomycin/Polymyxin-B/Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Suspension, Orabase w/Benzocaine, Oral-Pain Relief Gel-Adult, Penicillin V 500mg OvalTablets, Promethazine 25mg Tablets, Ranitidine HCL 150mg Tablets,Tolnaftate 1% Cream, Trazadone HCL 50mg tablets, Trazadone HCL
100mg tablets, Triple Antibiotic Ointment (Water-Jel)/Box 144, Tramadol 50mgTablets
COUNTY OF McKINLEY IFB #2010-08 Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies TOTAL OF ALL PERCENTAGES TOTAL COST FOR 2 CATALOG’S WITH FOB DESTINATION Contract may be Multi-Awarded. SEE ATTACHED SPECIFICATIONS FOR COMPLIANCE
Received addenda numbers ________, _______, when issued. In State Preference No.
Copy of Workers’ Compensation Insurance is required. APPLICABLE ONLY WHEN CHECKED: FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WILL RESULT IN YOUR BID TO BE NON-RESPONSIVE.
Performance Bond of 100% is required on notice to proceed. COUNTY OF McKINLEY IFB #2010-08 Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies SPECIFICATIONS RESPONSIBILITY OF SUCESSFUL BIDDER
Successful Contractor shall supply one catalog at the stated cost in the quotationsheet upon award of bid to McKinley County Adult Detention Center, Attn: DonnaGoodrich, 255 South Boardman Ave., Gallup, NM 87301 and one to McKinleyCounty Purchasing, Attn: Joann M. Schmaltz, CPPB, P.O. Box 70, Gallup, NM87305. Catalogs shall be valid for one year. McKinley County shall be informedwhen new catalogs are issued by receiving a supply of two catalogs at the statedcost to the addresses above.
Purchase Order numbers will purchase Pharmaceuticals and Medical Suppliesonly as demand requires by mail or facsimile. Delivery must be 10 days ARO if not earlier. Material Safety Data Sheets must be received with the shipment for each pharmaceutical item or medical supply. A confirmation on back-ordered items must be mailed or faxed to the McKinley County Department, (505) 863-6362 who placed the order with approximate delivery date by contractor. All Pharmaceutical and Medical Supplies shall be FOB Destination to Gallup, NM 87301. McKinley County reserves the right to cancel any back-ordered items, and order with another multi-award contractor due to unavailability.
It is the intention of these specifications that the contractor hereunder shall furnishand McKinley County shall purchase Pharmaceuticals Emergency MedicalSupplies covered by this agreement, which the County may require during theperiod of time specified. The County reserve the right to order such supplies asrequired during the said period, and it also reserve the right not to order anysupplies bid upon by the vendor, if it is found that such supplies are not required bythe County during the period covered by this agreement.
The County does not guarantee any specific quantities or number of deliveries thatwill be made during the term of this agreement.
cannot give an estimate of dollar amount purchases at this time, as the AdultDetention Center has just become under management by McKinley County.
The contract will be awarded or multi-awarded to the responsible offeror whose bidis within the competitive range and determined to be the most advantageous to theCounty. The factors to be utilized in evaluation of this bid will be the largest total ofall discounts. COUNTY OF McKINLEY IFB #2010-08 Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies SUPPLEMENTAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
THESE SUPPLEMENTAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE IN ADDITION TO THE GENERALINSTRUCTIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND, IN THE EVENT OF A CONFLICT BETWEENTHE PROVISIONS OF THE GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS ANDTHESE
SUPPLEMENTAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS SHALL CONTROL. AWARD OF CONTRACT; LOWEST RESPONSIVE OFFER: A CONTRACT RESULTING FROM THIS BID WILL BE AWARDED ON THE BASIS OF THE LOWEST TOTAL ALL OR NONE JUDGED RESPONSIVE AND ACCEPTABLE BY THE COUNTY. CONTRACT PERIOD: A CONTRACT RESULTING FROM THIS BID WILL BE EFFECTIVE UPON RECEIPT OF PURCHASE ORDER. THE TERM OF THIS BID SHALL BE JULY 1, 2010 THROUGH JUNE 31, 2011 WITH AN OPTION OF RENEWAL FOR THREE (3) ADDITIONAL YEARS UNDER THE SAME TERMS AND CONDITIONS BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT DESIGN CONFORMANCE; OSHA THE DESIGN OF ALL EQUIPMENT PURCHASED AS A RESULT OF A BID MADE IN RESPONSE TO THIS REQUEST SHALL BE IN CONFORMANCE WILL ALL APPLICABLE REGULATIONS OF THE FEDERAL OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT WHICH ARE IN EFFECT AT THE TIME OF DELIVERY. ESTIMATED QUANTITIES: THE ESTIMATED QUANTITIES LISTED DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN ORDER, AND ARE NOT NECESSARILY COMPREHENSIVE; THEY ARE A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF WHAT IS LIKELY TO BE PURCHASED DURING THE COURSE OF A CONTRACT RESULTING FROM THIS REQUEST AND WILL BE USED ONLY TO EVALUATE BIDS AND AWARD SUCH A CONTRACT. THESE QUANTITIES AS STATED MAY INCREASE OR DECREASE DEPENDING ON THE ACTUAL NEEDS OF THE COUNTY. THE PURCHASING DEPARTMENTS WILL PLACE ACTUAL ORDERS. FREIGHT, PREPAID: FREIGHT WILL BE F.O.B. DESTINATION-FREIGHT PREPAID.
INDICATED BY THE COUNTY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTABLE. GUARANTEED PERFORMANCE: THE BIDDER, IF AWARDED A CONTRACT AS A RESULT OF THIS BID, GUARANTEES THAT THE MATERIALS SUPPLIED ARE CAPABLE OF THE PERFORMANCE REQUIRED IN THE SPECIFICATIONS IN THIS BID, AND AGREES TO MAKE SUCH CHANGES, ADJUSTMENTS OR REPLACEMENTS AS ARE IMMEDIATELY NECESSARY IN ORDER FOR THE MATERIALS TO MEET THE PURCHASING REQUIREMENTS AT NO COST TO THE COUNTY. IF DEFECTS OR SPECIFICATION FAILURES ARE DISCOVERED, THE PURCHASING OFFICER SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT, NOTWITHSTANDING ACCEPTANCE AND PAYMENT TO REQUIRE THE UNIT/ITEM TO BE PROPERLY FURNISHED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SPECIFICATIONS AND DRAWINGS AT THE COST AND EXPENSE OF THE BIDDER OR THE BIDDER’S SURETY. INSPECTION OF MATERIALS: COUNTY OF McKINLEY IFB #2010-08 Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies
THE COUNTY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO INSPECT MATERIALS PROVIDED BY THE BIDDERTHROUGH A CONTRACT RESULTING FROM THIS BID TO DETERMINE THEIR QUALITY,FITNESS AND SUITABILITY.
INSPECTION OF THESE MATERIALS MAY BE CONDUCTED
WHENEVER THE COUNTY CONSIDERS NECESSARY. MANUFACTURER’S INFORMATION: ANY BID MADE IN RESPONSE TO THIS INVITATION MUST INCLUDE THE MANUFACTURER’S MAKE AND MODEL NUMBER (AS APPLICABLE) OF EACH ITEM AND LITERATURE CLEARLY DESCRIBING THE ITEM.
FAILURE TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION MY RESULT IN
MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP: ALL MATERIALS FURNISHED BY THE BIDDER SHALL BE FREE FROM DEFECTS AND IMPERFECTIONS.
WORKMANSHIP SHALL BE IN ACCORD WITH THE BEST INDUSTRY
SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE COUNTY. PRICE ESCALATION: IF THE BIDDER DOES NOT OFFER A FIRM PRICE, OR IF A BID CONTAINS AN ESCALATION CLAUSE, THE BID MAY BE CONSIDERED ONLY UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
A. OFFERED PRICES MUST BE FIRM FOR AT LEAST NINETY (90) CALENDAR DAYS
AFTER WRITTEN NOTIFICATION OF A CONTRACT.
B. ALL PRICE INCREASES SHALL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A CERTIFIED LETTER
FROM THE BIDDER’S SUPPLIER SHOWING THE PRICE INCREASE TO THEBIDDER.
C. ALL INVOICES OF THE OFFERED ITEMS, FROM SUPPLIERS TO THE BIDDER,
SHALL BE SUBJECT TO AUDITING BY THE COUNTY AND FURNISHED WITHOUTDELAY UPON REQUEST.
D. THE COUNTY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL A CONTRACT RESULTING
FROM THIS BID AND SOLICIT A NEW CONTRACT IF THE ESCALATED PRICE ISABOVE THE CURRENT OPEN MARKET PRICE FOR THE SAME COMMODITY. CANCELLATION OF THE CONTRACT SHALL NOT AFFECT ANY OUTSTANDINGORDERS.
E. ALL REVISIONS OF THE PRICE LIST SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE WHEN THEY
ARE RECEIVED, IN WRITING, AND ACCEPTED, BY THE PURCHASING OFFICEOF THE COUNTY, PROVIDED THAT THEY DO NOT CONFLICT WITH ITEM (F.) OFTHIS PARAGRAPH.
F. ALL APPROVED PRICE CHANGES RESULTING FROM THIS ESCALATION
CLAUSE SHALL BE FIRM FOR A PERIOD OF NINETY (90) CALENDAR DAYSAFTER ACCEPTANCE IN WRITING BY THE COUNTY.
G. THE BIDDER SHALL BE LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF TWO PRICE ESCALATIONS
PER CONTRACT PERIOD UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN THIS REQUEST.
H. THE BIDDER SHALL PROVIDE TO THE COUNTY WRITTEN NOTICE OF ANY
REQUESTED PRICE CHANGES AT LEAST SIXTY (60) DAYS PRIOR TO THOSECHANGES TAKING EFFECT. COUNTY OF McKINLEY IFB #2010-08 Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies
IF THE BIDDER RECEIVES ANY PRICE DE-ESCALATIONS FROM THE SUPPLIEROF GOODS SOLD TO THE COUNTY THROUGH A CONTRACT RESULTING FROMTHIS BID, THE BIDDER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR NOTIFYING THE COUNTY WITHINTWENTY-FOUR (24) HOURS OF SUCH DE-ESCALATIONS, AND PASSING THOSEPRICE CHANGES ON TO THE COUNTY IMMEDIATELY. BRIBES, GRATUITIES, AND KICKBACKS: THE PROCUREMENT CODE, SECTIONS 13-1-28 THROUGH 13-1-199, NMSA, 1978 IMPOSES CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR CODE VIOLATIONS. IN ADDITION THE NEW MEXICO CRIMINAL STATUES IMPOSE FELONY/PENALTIES FOR ILLEGAL BRIBES, GRATUITIES AND KICKBACKS. OTHER PUBLIC GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES: OTHER PUBLIC GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES (HEREINAFTER, OPGA) MAY PURCHASE FROM ANY INVITATION FOR BID (IFB) ISSUED BY THE COUNTY OF MCKINLEY UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.
IT SHALL FURTHER BE UNDERSTOOD THAT WHEN THE TERMS
“COUNTY OF MCKINLEY” OR “COUNTY” ARFE USED, THE OPGA ALSO APPLES, UNLESSOTHERWISE STATED.
IT SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBIILITY OF THE VENDOR T VERIFY
WHETHER THE PURCHASING ENTITY IS LEGITIMATE. COUNTY OF McKINLEY IFB #2010-08 Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies COUNTY OF McKINLEY APPENDIX A SPECIFICATIONS EXCEPTIONS FORM
In the interest of fairness and sound business practice, it is mandatory that you state anyexceptions taken by you to our specifications.
It should not be the responsibility of the County to ferret out information concerning thematerials, which you intend to furnish.
If your bid does not meet all of our specifications you must state so on the spaces provided below: __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________
Bids on equipment, vehicles, supplies, service and materials not meeting specificationsmay be considered by the County, However, all deviations must be listed above.
If your bid does not meet our specifications, and your exceptions are NOT listed above, inthe spaces provided, the County of McKinley may claim forfeiture of your bid bond.
I DO NOT meet specifications, as listed on this bid: exceptions are stated in the spacesprovided. COUNTY OF McKINLEY IFB #2010-08 Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies COUNTY OF McKINLEY APPENDIX B NO-BID STATEMENT
In an effort to make the procurement of County of McKinley goods and services ascompetitive as possible, we are soliciting information from vendors who cannot bid.
Completion of this form will assist us in evaluating factors, which relate to thecompetitiveness of our bids. Please check any of the boxes below, which mayapply.
Specifications - Restrictive, unclear, specialty item, etc.
Manufacturing - Unique item, production time for model or item has
Bid Time - Insufficient time to properly bid.
Delivery Time - Specified delivery time cannot be met.
Miscellaneous - Do not wish to bid, do not handle this type of item(s),
The intent in obtaining this information is to utilize it to adjust procedures, ifappropriate and to obtain maximum participation in the competitive bid process. Vendor comments are not restricted to those items listed.
statement relative to this bid, which you feel has an impact on your inability to bid. VENDOR STATEMENT __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ NOTE: RETURN THIS FORM ONLY IF YOU ARE NOT SUBMITTING ________________________________________ (Signed) (Firm Name) COUNTY OF MCKINLEY INVITATION FOR BIDS APPENDIX C GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY SUBMITTING FAILURE TO DO SO SHALL NOT ABSOLVE THE BIDDER FROM RESPONSIBILITY TO PERFORM OR DELIVER AS SPECIFIED.
Except as otherwise specifically provided in this bid,
these General Instructions, Terms and Conditions shall govern theprocurement of the items specified in this bid. In the event of a conflictbetween these General Instructions, Terms and Conditions, SupplementalConditions or the specifications of this bid, the order of application shall bethe Specifications, Supplemental Conditions and the General Instructions,Terms and Conditions. In addition, the Public Purchases Ordinance andpromulgated Rules and Regulations shall apply.
As used in this bid, the definitions of the Public Purchases
Ordinance apply including the following. "Bid"
incorporated by reference, issued by the Purchasing Department forsoliciting offers to provide goods, services or construction. "Contract" means any agreement for the procurement of goods, services, construction or concessions. A Purchase Order issued in response to an offer constitutes a contract. "Contractor" means an offerer who has been awarded a contract. "County" means the County of McKinley, New Mexico. "Purchase Order" means a document issued by the Purchasing Office directing the Contractor to deliver goods, services or construction. "Purchasing Office" means the Purchasing Department of the Office of the Manager of the County. "Purchasing Officer" means the person charged with the responsibility of administering the Department. "Bidder" means a business that submits a response to a competitive solicitation. COUNTY OF McKINLEY IFB #2010-08 Emergency Medical Services "Responsible Bidder" means a business which has the capability in all respects to perform fully the contract requirements set out in the competitive solicitation, and the integrity and reliability which will assure good faith performance, and who has not violated or attempted to violate any provision of law or ethical conduct. Factors, which may be considered in determining the offeror's capability to perform, among others, are its financial resources, production or service facilities, service reputation and experience. "Responsive Bid" means a written offer to furnish goods, services or construction in conformity with standards, specifications, delivery terms and conditions, and all other requirements established in a competitive solicitation. “Successful Bidder” means the lowest Responsible Bidder to whom McKinley County, on the basis of the County’s evaluation, makes an award.
contractor until the County signs a purchase order.
Submission: All Bids must be submitted on the Invitation for Bidsform enclosed. Failure to do so may disqualify your offer. It is theresponsibility of the bidder to submit sufficient additional informationto allow for a thorough evaluation of the bid submitted.
All information required in this Bid must be
typewritten or handwritten in ink and must be legible. The personsigning the offer must initial erasures or other changes.
individual authorized to bind the bidder submitting the bid must signeach bid on the appropriate pages.
Unit Prices: The unit price for each item offered shall be shownunless otherwise specified. In the case of a discrepancy betweenthe unit price and the extended price, the unit price will govern indetermining the price used for evaluation. Unit prices offered shouldbe for the units specified.
Delivery Time: Delivery time stated in the specifications shall apply. Deviations by the bidder shall be stated on the SpecificationException form, Appendix A. Time, if stated in number of days, willbe consecutive calendar days.
Payment Terms: The Invitation for Bids form provides space for thebidder to identify the payment terms that the bidder is offering. Terms of less than twenty (20) days will not be considered. Thediscount term shall not begin until the goods, services orconstruction have been delivered and accepted and the correctinvoice received in the County Accounts Payable Office. COUNTY OF McKINLEY IFB #2010-08 Emergency Medical Services
Freight Policy: Freight will be F.O.B. Destination (As indicated onthe Invitation for Bids form), Freight Prepaid, unless otherwisespecified in this Bid.
Bidders shall not include any applicable gross receipts
taxes in its offered price, unless specified otherwise in this bid, andsuch offer will be construed in the manner. The County will, underappropriate
certificate. Determination of whether the tax is due and payment ofthe tax is the responsibility of the bidder. Applicable taxes are to beincluded in each invoice due and may not be billed more than sixty(60) days after providing the services to which the taxes apply.
New Material, Etc.: All materials, supplies, equipment, and vehiclesspecified in this Bid shall be new, the latest in production andmanufactured within the last twelve (12) months (computed from thedate and time of offer opening) unless otherwise indicated.
does not apply to materials, supplies, equipment or vehicles used bythe Contractor to provide the required items of tangible personalproperty, services or construction.
Materials furnished by the successful bidder shall be
accompanied by the manufacturer’s written warranty against defectsin quality, craftsmanship, and materials.
The bidder agrees that the items of tangible personal property,services or construction furnished under any contract resulting fromthis bid shall be covered by the most favorable commercialwarranties the bidder gives to any customer for such items. Further,the bidder agrees that the rights and remedies provided in suchwarranties extend to the County and are in addition to and do notlimit any rights afforded to the County by any other clause of thisbid. The bidder agrees not to disclaim warranties of fitness for aparticular purpose of merchantability.
effective at the time of acceptance.
Equivalent Bids: Where a product is characteristic of a solemanufacturer, or where a brand name is indicated in thespecifications, it shall be defined to mean "minimum acceptablelevel" or "minimum quality required" by the County unless thespecifications state that no substitutions or equivalents will beallowed. If the bidder offers an item other than the one specified,which the bidder considers comparable, the manufacture’s nameand model number of that item must be specified in the bid andsufficient performance specification and descriptive data provided topermit a thorough evaluation.
information may result in disqualification of the bid.
Exception to Specifications: Bidders are to state any exceptionstaken to this Bid on the Specifications Exception form, Appendix A. If no exceptions are stated, the bidder is required to furnish the
COUNTY OF McKINLEY IFB #2010-08 Emergency Medical Services
items exactly as specified and to comply with all other requirementsof this bid.
The bidder to whom an award has been made as a
result of this bid expressly agrees to defend, indemnify and saveharmless the County and its officer, agents and employees from andagainst any and all claims, suits, demands, actions, or proceedingsof every nature and description brought because of any injury ordamage received or sustained by any person, persons, or propertyarising out of the bidder’s providing the goods, services forconstruction pursuant to the bid or by reason of any act or omission,neglect or misconduct of the bidder, the agents, employees orsubcontractors of the bidder or the agents or employees of anysubcontractor of the bidder. The indemnity required herein shall notbe limited by reason of the specification of any particular insurancecoverage.
If any item furnished pursuant to any contract
resulting from this bid shall be covered by any patent, copyright, orapplication for patent or copyright, the bidder shall defend,indemnify and save harmless the County from any and all loss, costor expense or any and all claims suits, or judgments as a result ofthe use of such item in violation of rights under such patent,copyright, or application for patent or copyright.
Each bid shall be open to public inspection,
except to the extent the bidder designates trade secrets or otherproprietary data to be confidential.
accompany the bid and each page shall be clearly marked andreadily separable from the bid in order to facilitate public inspectionof the non-confidential portion of the bid. Prices and makes andmodels or catalog numbers of the items offered, deliveries andterms of payment shall be publicly available at the time of theopening of the bid regardless of any designation to the contrary. The County shall endeavor to restrict distribution of the materialdesignated as confidential to only those individuals involved in thereview and analysis of the bids.
materials designated confidential may nevertheless be subject todisclosure to any New Mexico citizen under the Inspection of PublicRecords Act (Sections 14-2-1 through 14-2-3 N.M.S.A. 1978)
Material Safety Data Sheets: To comply with the OccupationalHealth and Safety Regulation 1910.1200 for general standards onhandling hazardous materials, material safety data sheets may berequired for all or part of the products included on this bid. It is theresponsibility of the bidder to make this determination and, ifrequired, a copy of the MSDS must accompany the product whendelivered to the end user. Failure to comply with this requirementmay cause the delivery of products to be rejected and all costsrelated to such action to be borne by the bidder. COUNTY OF McKINLEY IFB #2010-08 Emergency Medical Services
ETHICAL CONDUCT: By submitting its bid in response to this invitation,the bidder certifies that:
It has not offered, given or agreed to give to any County employeeor former employee, a gratuity or offer of employment to influencethe preparation of or recommendation of award of this bid;
It has not retained a person or solicited or secured a CountyContract for a contingent fee;
It has not taken any action in restraint of free competitive bidding inconnection with this bid;
It has not in any way violated the ethical conduct or other provisionsof the County's Public Purchases Ordinance; and
It currently has no interest and shall not acquire any interest, director indirect, which would conflict in any manner or degree with itsperformance of any contract resulting from this bid.
Requests for Explanation: Any explanation desired by the bidderregarding the meaning or interpretation of specifications or any partof this bid must be requested in writing and received in thePurchasing Department not less than five (5) working days beforethe bid opening date.
Response to Bids: Oral explanations or instructions given prior tothe opening of the offer shall not be binding.
Department must issue any official explanations, in writing.
Changes or amendments to specifications, conditions or
provisions herein may be initiated ONLY through the PurchasingDepartment in the form of a written addendum.
Any addenda shall become a part of this bid and should be acknowledgedeither by being signed and returned with the bid or through letter ortelegram that arrives prior to the opening of the bid. Failure to do so mayresult in disqualification of the bid.
It is the responsibility of all vendors considering making a bid in response tothis invitation to ensure that they have received all addenda prior to makinga bid.
Bidders may contact the Purchasing Department to obtain
information regarding any addenda issued. Failure to obtain an addendumshall not be grounds for overturning a recommendation of award. COUNTY OF McKINLEY IFB #2010-08 Emergency Medical Services
The County may, in the evaluation of bids, request clarification from biddersregarding their bid, obtain additional material or literature, and pursue otheravenues of research as necessary to insure that a thorough evaluation isconducted.
Bids not received by the time and date indicated on the
Invitation for Bids will not be accepted, and will be returnedunopened.
Bids may be hand carried to the Purchasing
Department on the Third Floor of the County Courthouse, 207 WestHill Street, Gallup, New Mexico.
Bids may be mailed to the attention of the Purchasing
Department, County of McKinley, P.O. Box 70, Gallup, New Mexico87305-0070. The County shall not be responsible for bids that aremailed and not received by the opening date and time specified inthe solicitation.
Receipts: Receipts for hand delivered bids shall be issued by theOffice of the Manager (upon request) for bids, which are handcarried.
Envelope Preparation: The envelope/package containing a bid mustbe sealed and the following identifying information legibly written ortyped on the outside.
Bid Number assigned by the County to the Invitation
Opening date as identified on the bid or subsequentaddenda
No Other Methods of Bid Delivery: Neither telephone, telegraphic,nor facsimile bid shall be accepted.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMPLIANCE/WORKERS’ COMPENSATION:
McKinley County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationalorigin, political affiliation, religious faith or absence thereof, sex, sexualorientation of gender identity, age handicap or disability, or status as aVeteran in accordance with applicable federal and state laws in theemployment or the provisions of services.
comply strictly with the policies of “County”, as well as all Federal and StateLaws pertaining to Equal Employment Opportunity, including the Americanswith Disabilities Act, and will not discriminate against any person or denyany person participation or benefit from the performance of this Agreement
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as a result of any discriminatory action. The “Contractor” agrees to complywith State Laws and rules applicable to workers’ compensation benefits forits employees.
If the “Contractor” fails to comply with the Workers’
Compensation Act and applicable rules when required to do so, the“County” may terminate this agreement.
McKinley County shall contract with Companies or Firms whose operatorsand
Administration) standards in their field of expertise and shall also complywith the McKinley County Loss Control Manual as if an employee ofMcKinley County.
McKinley County has adopted standard procedures for Lockout-Tag out forenergy isolating devices. Companies or firms under contract with McKinleyCounty shall provide the County's Safety Officer with their Lockout/Tag outprocedures or comply with the County's Lockout/Tag out procedures.
McKinley County has adopted standard procedures for the HazardCommunication program otherwise referred to as the:"Right to Know Law",to provide knowledge, warning, protection and other materials. Companiesor firms under contract with McKinley County shall provide the County'sSafety Officer or his designee, with their "Hazard Communication Program"procedures for comply with the County's Hazard Communication Programprocedures.
If the bidder will not be submitting a bid in response to this invitation, the NoBid statement, Appendix B, included in this Bid, should be completed andreturned (Recipient’s name and reason for not making a bid must bestated). If you are not making a bid, please DO NOT return the entire Bidpackage. Return ONLY the No Bid statement. If neither a bid nor a No Bidstatement is received from a vendor on three (3) consecutive Requests forthe same commodity, that bidder may be removed from the PurchasingOffice Vendor List for that commodity.
A bid may be withdrawn in person at any time BEFORE the scheduledopening of bids, provided a receipt for the withdrawn bids is signed by thebidder or the bidder’s authorized representative. The County reserves theright to request proof of authorization to withdraw a bid. COUNTY OF McKINLEY IFB #2010-08 Emergency Medical Services
Time and Place: Bids will be opened by the Purchasing Department at thetime and place identified in this Bid.
The County reserves the right to reject a bid for, including but not limited to,any one or more of the following circumstances:
In the past the bidder has failed to comply with previous contractualcommitments or bids to the County.
In the opinion of the County the bidder is not capable of providingthe offered goods, services, or construction as offered or requiredby the bid or is otherwise not a responsible bidder.
The bidder has not provided sufficient or detailed information, whichallows for the evaluation of the bid.
In the opinion of the County the offered prices are higher than theprices for which the specified items or services can be purchased onthe open market.
The bidder failed to properly fill in any space on the Invitation forBids form and attached documents where information or a signatureis required.
The bidder did not, at the time the bid is made, have an appropriateNew Mexico Contractor's License or Certification when one isrequired by law, regulation or this Bid.
The bidder failed to submit with their bid, bid bonds or other materialrequirements of the Bid or has otherwise submitted a non-responsive bid.
There are unauthorized additions, conditions, alternate proposals orother irregularities of any kind, which might make the bidincomplete, indefinite or ambiguous in meaning.
Bid was not submitted in ink or typewritten or there is any erasure oralteration of words or figures relating to pricing which is not initialedin ink by the bidder.
The County determines that a bid contains any misrepresentationswhatsoever. COUNTY OF McKINLEY IFB #2010-08 Emergency Medical Services
Any solicitation, prior to opening or after opening, may be canceled or anyor all bids may be rejected in whole or in part when it is in the best interestof the County.
Minor or technical irregularities in a bid, when there is no effect on price,quality or quantity may be waived and clerical errors in a bid may becorrected, if permitted by the Purchasing Officer and are in the best interestof the County.
NONCONFORMING/CONDITIONAL, OR COUNTER BIDS:
A bid which is nonconforming or conditional, whether in part or in whole willbe rejected.
The County reserves the right to analyze, examine and interpret any bid fora minimum period of ninety (90) consecutive calendar days, after thescheduled time for the opening of bids. Bids may not be rescinded duringthis period except for good cause and with the written approval of thePurchasing Officer.
In those situations where the analysis/evaluation
exceeds the ninety (90) calendar days, bidders may withdraw their bidsfrom consideration.
Purchase Order is issued or other evidence of acceptance by theCounty if provided to the bidder. A Recommendation of Award doesnot constitute award of contract.
If a contract is awarded, it shall be awarded to the
responsive and responsible bidder whose bid is lowest in total priceand is the most advantageous to the County, specifications andother factors considered.
Basis of Award: The County reserves the right to award a contractbased on this Bid in total or by group of items, on the basis ofindividual items, or any combination of these, which in the judgmentof the Purchasing Officer, best serves the interests of the County,unless otherwise stated in this Bid.
Increase of Quantities: The County reserves the right to increasethe quantities of items of tangible personal property, services orconstruction to be provided within a twelve (12) month period, underthe terms of the Contract, at the same prices, with the consent ofthe Contractor. COUNTY OF McKINLEY IFB #2010-08 Emergency Medical Services
Decrease of Quantities: The County reserves the right to decreasethe quantities of items of tangible personal property, services orconstruction to be provided under the terms of the Contract. However, the Contractor shall be offered an opportunity to cancelthe portion of the Contract affected by such a decrease if theContractor is not able to meet the contracted prices by delivering thedecreased amount. This clause shall not have effect if the Contractwas originally awarded based on estimated quantities.
Contract Changes: In no case shall a contract be changed withoutthe prior written approval of the Purchasing Officer.
To qualify for the five percent (5%) in state Resident Preference, thebidder must provide their assigned Resident Certification Numberwith their bid (an appropriate place is designated in the Bid Form). If a bidder does not provide their assigned Resident CertificationNumber with their bid, the bid shall not be considered as made by aresident business or a resident manufacturer and no preferenceshall be applied during the analysis of that bid.
Your State Tax Number is NOT your Resident Certification
Any bidder who is aggrieved in connection with a solicitation oraward of an Agreement may protest to the County of McKinleyPurchasing Officer in accordance with the requirements of theCounty of McKinley’s Procurement Regulations and the StateProcurement Code. The protest should be made in writing within 24hours after the facts or occurrences giving rise thereto, but in nocase later than 15 calendar days after the facts or occurrencesgiving rise thereto.
In the event of a timely protest under this section, the PurchasingOfficer and the County of McKinley shall not proceed further with theprocurement unless the Purchasing Officer makes a determinationthat the award of Agreement is necessary to protect substantialinterests of the County of McKinley (13-1-173 NMSA 1978).
The Purchasing Officer or his designee shall have the authority totake any action reasonably necessary to resolve a protest of anaggrieved bidder concerning procurement. This authority shall beexercised in accordance with adopted regulations, but shall notinclude the authority to award money damages or attorney’s fees(13-1-174 NMSA 1978).
The Purchasing Officer or his designee shall promptly issue adetermination relating to the protest. The determination shall:
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1) State the reasons for the action taken; and2) Inform the Protestant of the right to judicial
Review of the determination pursuant to13-1-183 NMSA 1978.
E. A copy of the determination issued under 13-1-175 NMSA 1978 shall
immediately be mailed to the Protestant and other bidders involved inthe procurement (13-1-176 NMSA 1978).
No Delivery Before Purchase Order is Issued: No bidder, includingthe bidder to whom an award is made shall deliver any item oftangible personal property, commence services or construction priorto the
Issuance of a Purchase Order or Notice to Proceed issued by theCounty Purchasing Department.
cancel any order not delivered by a guaranteed date stipulated inthis bid or any contract resulting from this invitation without liabilityon the County's part.
Acceptance of Delivery: Acceptance by the County of any deliveryshall not relieve the Contractor of any guarantee or warranty,expressed or implied.
shall not waive the County's right to require replacement of defectivematerial or inadequate service.
property, services or construction shall be provided exactly asoffered, and may be inspected prior to acceptance of delivery by theCounty.
services or construction found inferior to the quality specified in thisBid, deficient or incorrect in weight, measurement, workmanship,handicraft or otherwise, may be rejected as a whole or in part andthen shall be removed by the Contractor at the Contractor's own riskand expense promptly after notice of rejection. The Contractor shallassume responsibility for taking the necessary action to correct orreplace the rejected items, within the time frame specified in thenotice of rejection. COUNTY OF McKINLEY IFB #2010-08 Emergency Medical Services
The Contractor shall submit an accurate invoice, in duplicate, for eachpurchase. Invoices shall refer to the Purchase Order Number, the ReleaseForm Number if applicable, and shall be itemized unless otherwisespecified in this Bid. Invoices are to be mailed to: McKinley County, Boardof Commissioners, Accounts Payable, P.O. Box 70, Gallup, New Mexico87305-0070. Invoices mailed or provided to any other entity will result in adelay in making payment. Offerors are encouraged to inquire if paymentsdue are not received within thirty (30) days after delivery of goods/servicesand submittal of invoice by contacting the Accounts Payable at (505) 722-3868.
If, through any cause, the Contractor fails to fulfill the Contractor’sobligations under any contract resulting from this Bid in a timely and propermanner, or if the Contractor violates any of the covenants, agreements orstipulations of such contract, the County shall notify the Contractor of suchviolations in writing and allow the Contractor a reasonable time, set out inthe notice, to correct the default. If the default is not corrected within thespecified time period the County shall have the right to cancel the contractand any or all other current contracts with the Contractor, and, if applicable,to purchase the required goods or services from another source or sources. The County shall provide written notice to the Contractor specifying theeffective date of cancellation. The notice of cancellation may be containedin the notice of default. If a contract resulting from this Bid is canceled, the Contractor shall not berelieved of liability to the County for damages caused by its breach of thecontract.
The County reserves the right to recover such damages,
including but not limited to any excess cost incurred in having to purchasecontract goods/services from other sources by a deduction from an unpaidbalance due to the Contractor, collection against a performance or laborand materials payment bond, a combination of these remedies, or any otherlegal method available. In addition, the Contractor may be removed fromthe Purchasing Office Vendor List or determined to be ineligible to respondto future solicitations, as being not responsible.
TERMINATION FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE COUNTY:
The County may terminate any contract resulting from this Bid at any timeby giving at least thirty (30) days' notice in writing of such termination to theContractor. In such event, the Contractor shall be paid under the terms ofthe contract for all goods/services provided to and accepted by the County,if ordered or accepted by the County prior to the effective date oftermination.
Funding for the contract resulting from this Bid has been appropriated bythe
Notwithstanding any other provisions in the contract resulting from this Bid,its continuation beyond the end of the any fiscal year is contingent on the
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County Commission making the appropriations necessary to fund thecontract.
If sufficient appropriations are not made the contract may be
terminated at the end of the County's then current fiscal year upon writtennotice given by the County to the Contractor. Such termination shall notconstitute a default. All payment obligations of the County and all of itsinterest in the contract will cease upon the date of termination.
County's decision as to whether sufficient appropriations are available shallbe accepted by the Contractor and shall be final. This Invitation to Bid is under a Cooperative Procurement Agreement with County of McKinley, City of Gallup, and McKinley County Schools. The items/services listed in this bid apply to all three agencies. Each Central Purchasing Office will issue their own Purchase Order for the items/services mentioned in this bid. The quantities in this bid do not necessarily reflect the total estimated usage by all participating Central Purchasing Offices. Bidder is required to furnish prices F.O.B. (freight included) to the following locations:
BIDDERS MUST BECOME FAMILIAR AND COMPLY WITH THE TERMSAND CONDITIONS OF EACH PARTICIPATING AGENCY INVOLVED INTHIS COOPERATIVE PROCUREMENT AGREEMENT.
McKINLEY COUNTY does not in any way guarantee the bidder anyquantities other than for the county needs, other cooperative agencies onlyhave an option to participate off this bid and will be liable for their ownrequirements.
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