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Used Bus Bid Request

Used Bus Bid Request
Posted on 08/11/2022
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REVISED Please Note: New Bid Deadline: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 New Bid Opening Date: Tuesday, August 23rd at 9:00 a.m.

July 20, 2022

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS

The Board of Education of the Garnet Valley School District will receive sealed bids for the purchase of:

Used 48 passenger fully tracked lift bus with air conditioning or
Used 30 passenger fully tracked lift bus with air conditioning

Specifications and contract documents for the buses are found on the following pages.

All sealed bids will be received in the office of the Director of Business and Support Services at the Education Center of the Garnet Valley School District, 80 Station Road, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, 19342. Bid deadline: August 11, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. Bids will be publicly opened on August 11, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. in the Education Center of the Garnet Valley School District, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania.

Copies of specifications and contract documents may be obtained on our district website (https://www.garnetvalleyschools.com/), by visiting our “News” section.

All bids must be in writing, signed and sealed, and plainly marked "School Bus Bid". A certified check of bid bond, drawn to the order of the Garnet Valley School District in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid must accompany each bid. The check or bid bond shall be forfeited as liquidated damages should the bidder fail to sign a contract within ten (10) days after bid is awarded. A 100% performance bond will be required of the successful bidder at the time of signing the contract. Please do not include the cost of either bond (bid bond or performance bond) in the bid price of the bus. Bid price should only be for the vehicle.

All bids must be submitted on the bid forms provided with the unit price stated as requested.

Each bid must be signed in ink by the bidder. A duplicated bid form is enclosed for your files.

Price quotes shall remain firm for sixty (60) days from the date that the bids are opened.

The district may consider the travel distance required in order to have the body or the chassis repaired or serviced by the vendor when awarding the contract.

All bids must be accompanied by brochures showing cuts, diagrams, and complete specifications.

The Garnet Valley School Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids, or any items or parts thereof, or to make any decision that best serves the interest of the Board.

If bidders find discrepancies in or omissions from the specifications, or have doubt as to the meaning of the latter, they should immediately contact Mark Dodds at the Transportation Department, Garnet Valley School District, 80 Station Road, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania 19342 (Phone: 610-579-7482) in order that written correction or clarification may be sent to all bidders.

Christopher J. Wilson
Director of Business and Support Services

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