Aluminum Sign Blanks
Final Bid: $345,000.00
Bid Number 47: $346,500.00
Bid Number 46: $348,000.00
Bid Number 45: $348,500.00
Bid Number 2: $389,500.00
 First Bid:$390,000.00
Reverse-Auction ID:   3899
Date Ended: July 18, 2007
Duration:   26 days   6 hr  
Start:   Fri Jun 22, 2007 at 8:00 am CT
End:     Wed Jul 18, 2007 at 2:00 pm CT
Category:   Metals Non-Ferrous

Qty: 35,535   Unit: Each



Aluminum Sign Blanks


*** Bid Modified 6/27/2007 ***

6/27/2007: Bid Bond Document added

Purpose: The purpose for bid is to establish a twenty-four (24) month agreement for Aluminum Sign Blanks for the City of Dallas.

Suppliers who are able to bid on individual line items are invited to bid on this opportunity in this online forum. Suppliers are required to read through all documents carefully and post any clarifying questions, or exception considerations, to the Buyer through the [View & Ask Questions] button located above. Remember, bidding outside the terms and specifications stated is prohibited, and will be enforced, unless an online approval is provided in response to a request posted.

By placing a bid on this event, you are formally agreeing to abide by all terms and conditions stated here, including the linked documents, and agree that all business provided under this award or within this award term, including new business or increased quantities gained, will be governed by the requirements stated in this event and the Sorcity Member Agreement.

We look forward to your participation and are available to help you with any questions or clarifications before placing your bid.

KEY DATES (Anticipated for Award is as Follows): (CST)

  • 6/27 by 10:00 a.m. – Email if you meet all terms

  • 6/29 by 10:00 a.m. – Suppliers must be registered with Sorcity (no cost)

  • 7/10 at 10:00 a.m. – Pre Bid Conference

  • 7/10 by 2:00 p.m. – All clarifying questions should be entered online

  • 7/17 by 10:00 a.m. – Bidding opens

  • 7/18 by 2:00 p.m. – Final bids due - no auto-extensions


The City of Dallas will host a Pre-Bid Conference on July 10, 2007 @ 10:00 a.m. in the Purchasing Conference Room, 1500 Marilla St., 3FS, Dallas, TX 75201. This pre-bid conference is the scheduled time for vendors to ask questions pertaining to the bid.

Additional questions regarding this bid may be entered online through the [View & Ask Questions] button above no later than 2 p.m. the day of the Pre-Bid Conference.


Instructions for Bidding are detailed in RFB Instructions for Bidders. Bid responses must be entered online by Wednesday, 7/18/07 at 2:00 p.m. (CT) in the corresponding reverse auction as identified above. The Reverse Auction will not be extended past the 2:00 p.m. deadline.

Other items and bid security must be time stamped in the office of the City Purchasing Agent by a member of the Business Development & Procurement Services staff at the address listed above by the due date/time specified.

Bid submissions must include a signed Bid Cover Sheet . Failure to submit either of the above two items will make the bid non-responsive.

Suppliers must also submit to the City of Dallas on or before Wednesday 7/18/07, at 2:00 p.m. the following documents:

Sorcity is committed to following the Purchasing Associations (ISM) Ethics Guidelines for procurement and has therefore implemented the following bid guidelines to ensure all bidders are treated fairly. Please comply with the following or you may be disqualified from bidding on this opportunity.

  • For assistance, please contact Sorcity at (972) 661-3265.

  • No bids will be accepted outside of this Reverse-Auction. Bidding in any other manner may disqualify you for this opportunity.

  • Before placing a bid below, make SURE to work up your total line item bid using this Line Item Worksheet provided by Sorcity, which will be provided to the City of Dallas as part of your bid package to document your per unit price, line item price, and total bid price. Entering your per-unit pricing will automatically calculate the total line item bid.

  • Bidder must enter the total line item bid from this worksheet in the bid box below. To enter a lower bid, simply repeat the above steps. Your Dun & Bradstreet number, and general discount in a percent for this category of products, should be included on this Line Item Worksheet where noted.

  • Once the bidding ends, all bidders must send in their electronic Line Item Worksheet to within one (1) hour after the Reverse-Auction has ended.

  • Awarded bidder agrees to send monthly sales reports to in an acceptable electronic file format that identifies line item sales volume in both quantity and price.

By placing a bid in the bid box, below, you represent that your firm agrees to all terms, stated in the Sorcity Member Agreement and associated email communications, and all content, terms, and conditions contained in this document, including any addendum the City of Dallas, Texas, provides in this Online Bid Event #3899. The Supplier understands that no assumptions are to be made, and that content, or clauses, not contained in this event do not apply, unless pre-approved by the City of Dallas, Texas and Sorcity.

Starting at 2:01 p.m. on 7/18/07, bid submissions will not be accepted.


Specifications for the Motor Repair are contained in Specifications for BM0712 . The aluminum pre-cut blanks furnished under these specifications shall be new domestic material, Alloy 5052-H38.


The successful bidder(s) must be in an established business for 5 years.

City of Dallas Request For Bid Information:

The following documents are part of the complete bid package and provide the terms and conditions of this bid opportunity. Suppliers must read all documents carefully and comply with all instructions. By bidding on any of the line items above, Suppliers agree to all terms and conditions stated in this bid package as well as the Sorcity Member Agreement.

Links for City of Dallas Bid Package

01-Bid Cover Sheet (.doc file)

02-RFB Instructions for Bidders (.doc file)

03-Business Information Form (.doc file)

04-Conflict of Interest Questionnaire (.pdf file)

05-GFE Affidavit (.doc file)

06-Specifications for BM0712 (.doc file)

07-Attachment A (.pdf file)

08-Bid Bond (.doc file) (added 6/27/2007)

Online Bid Procedures:

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