The intent of this Invitation for Bid is to purchase one 2014 (1) 4 x 4 service truck (Ford F-350 or approved equal) with extended cab complete with truck-mounted utility body (Knapheide No. 6108D54J or approved equal) and attached crane (Liftmoore Model 5000WX-20 or approved equal to be used by the Department of Public Works??? Fleet Division.
Service truck shall be in accordance with all specifications, terms, and conditions herein.
Complete unit (with all equipment installed) shall be delivered F.O.B. destination City of Suffolk Fleet Management Facility, 120 Forest Glen Drive, Suffolk Virginia 23434 in accordance with all specifications, terms, and conditions herein.
Specifications below describe a cab and chassis completed with utility body and crane attachment for use by the Department of Public Works??? Fleet Division.
All parts not specifically mentioned, which are necessary to provide a complete operating unit, shall be included in the bid and shall conform in strength and quality of materials and workmanship to what is normally provided to the trade in general. It is not the intent of the City for these specifications to be proprietary; equals will be evaluated in accordance with comparable quality, construction, strength, durability, and suitability for the purpose intended. The City, in its sole opinion, will determine whether the unit offered is equal to that specified herein.
All items shall be supplied, installed and delivered by a single source. The successful bidder shall supply drawings and detailed component list for all items included in the following specification. All warranties will be stated in writing with the bid proposal. Any exceptions to the specification should be clearly stated in writing on COMPLIANCE SHEETS and spelled out in detail to exceptions and/or alternate proposals. Each unit shall comply with all State and Federal codes and regulations. The successful bidder shall supply final certification of maximum gross vehicle weight rating. All body material shall include mil certification. All component installation for cab, chassis and body shall conform to the latest recommendations, procedures and regulations of the following organizations:
ASME, ASTM. AISI, API, AWS, DOT, FPS, ICC, ISO, JIC, MSS, NFPA, NEMA, NTEA, OSHA, SAE, TTMA, and USASI. The use of any of the following items or practices will not be accepted.
??? Nonsteel fittings on hydraulic pressure lines
??? Excessive use of elbows on hydraulic lines
??? Use of thread tape on hydraulic fittings
??? Use of galvanized fittings or components on hydraulic system
??? Improper hydraulic line size
??? Use of high pressure hose for hydraulic suction line
??? Scotchlok type wire splices
??? Noninsulated wire splices
??? Improper hose or wire routing near exhaust, over sharp edges or through holes without grommets
??? Unfinished or sharp edges
??? Improperly prepared, primed and painted surfaces
??? Nonfused electric circuits. Hydraulic circuits without pressure relief protection