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Legal Notices: To Bid Notices
- NOTICE TO BIDDER
The City of Vandalia will receive sealed proposals for the purchase and installation of police equipment for two new 2020 Ford Interceptor Utility patrol vehicles for the Division of Police; as well as the removal of equipment from two decommissioned Ford Interceptor Utility vehicles. The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud on Monday, February 10, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. in the Division of Police Community Room.
Copies of the specifications are on file and may be obtained in the office of the Police Chief at 245 James E. Bohanan Memorial Drive, Vandalia, Ohio. They may be picked up on Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The proposal shall be signed by the full name and business address of each person or company interested in same; shall be accompanied by a bid bond by a bonding company authorized to do business in the State of Ohio, or by a certified check on some solvent bank, in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the amount of the proposal, the bid bond or certified check being payable to the City of Vandalia.
The proposals must be made on forms provided therefore in the specification packet, or a copy thereof, with a price quoted for all equipment. Bidders must specify service center location and include warranty term. Envelopes should be marked “Cruiser Equipment Bid.”
The City of Vandalia reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals; to waive any informality in the bidding; and to enter into contract with the bidder who in its consideration offered the lowest and best proposal.
The City of Vandalia has a desire to award contracts involving City concerns and funded by City money, to individuals and businesses that are located within the City of Vandalia. Where a preliminary analysis of the bids identifies a bid from a Vandalia individual or business, city council may give a preference to the Vandalia bid and award the contract to the Vandalia bidder when: (i) such bid is within 5% of the lowest bid price (for a low bid of $50,000 or less) or within 2% of the lowest bid price (for a low bid price over $50,000), and (ii) but for the bid price, the Vandalia bid would otherwise be considered the lowest and best bid by the City in its normal evaluation procedures in deciding whether or not to award the contract.
All successful bidders must comply with Ohio House Bill 694 effective April 4, 2007.
Kurt E. Althouse, Chief of Police
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