International, is interested in establishing a long-term relationship with a
preferred supplier for the installation and servicing of Coffee and Tea Brewing
Equipment to be used in Brinker concepts across the United States. Buyer has
pre-set equipment packages by store type to be delivered to a third party
distribution center. The term of this pricing
agreement is 3 years.
You are invited to furnish substantiating
information that shows that the equipment you are quoting meets or exceeds the
minimum requirements as outlined in the Line
Item Worksheet contained within this bid opportunity. You are also required
to state your warranty for Brinker International and please offer any additional
information (energy savings, PM programs, start up information, etc) that shows
features and benefits of your equipment and/or services as well as freight
packages available to the Buyer.
Suppliers who are able to bid on
this entire opportunity are invited to bid online in this Reverse-Auction. We look forward to your participation and ask that you read ALL specifications
before placing your bid.
has been growing annually and is expected to continue. This could come in the form of an increased
size of shipments or more frequent shipments to the location listed. Suppliers
should consider the additional opportunity stated above when working up their
quotes and bid accordingly, but there is no guarantee of growth.
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 Reverse-Auction and the Sorcity.com Member Agreement.
KEY DATES:(anticipated for
I confirm I meet all terms and
Will-Bid Event #3563
Suppliers must be registered with Sorcity
All clarifying questions should be entered
Have your opening bid placed to participate
12/12 - 12/13 until
You may place your bids
Buyer will contact low bid suppliers
12/19 - 12/20 by
Requested Suppliers will present and
demo alternate equipment to the Buyer (if needed)
Buyer will award to best qualified Supplier
(after reviewing all information submitted)
We have provided an attached Excel
Item Worksheet) that provides the products contained within each store type
bundle and the total number of bundles forecasted over the contract period.
addition to New units and installations, there will also be ongoing
Replacement units and installations.Based
on historical data the Buyer has conservatively estimated the Replacements
and they are included in a separate section on the Line Item Worksheet.Pricing on Replacements will be automatically added up in the Line
Item Worksheet with the numbers on New units, for a Total
Bid to be placed online.
quantity of both the New and Replacement units and installations are based
on realistic data, however, although specific quantities are listed per
group, the actual quantities per group may vary.This is especially true of Replacements since is it not known which
existing units will need to be replaced. Therefore,
suppliers should understand the quantities listed are for bid purposes only
and may not reflect actual orders placed.It is the Buyers intent to place orders from the awarded supplier
that will equal the value of the quantities listed over this three-year
term, but not a guarantee on specific quantities.
for each item are found on the Line
Item Worksheet. Buyer is willing to review alternate products as long as
the minimum specifications are met or exceeded. Low bidders are required to
provide cut sheets of alternate products selected along with the completed Line
Item Worksheet for the Buyer to review as part of the Final Selection process.
Bidders must bid on all components of all packages.
following are specific contract requirements.Please read this list carefully before placing a bid.Any clarifying questions or exceptions MUST be asked through the above
Question button BEFORE placing your bid in this Reverse-Auction.Bids will not be accepted by the Buyer in any other manner, so we appreciate
your complying to the instructions in the notification email you were sent informing
you of this opportunity.
Bidders must be pre-qualified with Brinker International and listed as an
Approved Supplier. Qualification documents must be submitted to Brinker
International in order to bid. Four forms must be completed. If you have any questions, please contact Sorcity.
Once the forms are completed, please forward to Sorcity to package for the
Buyer. The forms are as follows:
Buyer may require any of the qualified, low-bid suppliers to provide a presentation
and demo equipment at the Buyer's location in the Dallas, Texas if alternative products are offered.
Please be prepared to provide this presentation on Tuesday, December 13, or
Wednesday, December 14, 2005. Buyer may consider alternative methods of communication
and review depending on the deviation from the original product specifications.
Bidders must have coast to coast service capability
for installation and service of listed products.
must respond to service call requests within 2 hours to schedule the
on-site service call with the store location.
addition, Bidders must provide on-site service and/or repair on units within 48 hours.
bidders must honor bid price for the full 3 year term of this contract and
pricing may not be increased by bidder at any point during the term.
addition to the above, there will be a standard set of Terms and Conditions that apply to this purchase. The Buyer will provide these to the selected
clarifying questions or exceptions should be entered online through the [Question]
button at the top of the bid posting.Answers
will be posted, shortly thereafter, for all Suppliers to view.
you need to speak directly to a representative, please contact Sorcity at
(972) 661-3265.Any direct contact
with the Buyer is strictly prohibited and may result in immediate disqualification
to participate in this bidding event.
bids will be accepted outside of the Buyers online Reverse-Auction. Bidding, in any other manner, will disqualify you for this opportunity.
is providing the bidder the
to list per-unit pricing which will automatically calculate the Total
bid price. Only the Total from the Worksheet is entered in the Reverse-Auction
online. Do not attempt to enter line item prices online or your bid
will be inaccurate.
Your general discount in a percent, and your Dun
& Bradstreet number should also be placed in the Line Item Worksheet where
the bidding ends, all bidders must send in their electronic Line Item Worksheet
and cut sheets for any alternate products offered to
Coffee@sorcity.comwithin one (1) hour after the Reverse-Auction has ended.
Buyer will not contact a supplier until both the cut sheets and the Line
Item Worksheet are received. Make sure you respond within the allotted time
to maximize your opportunity.
placing a bid in this Reverse-Auction event, you represent that your firm
agrees to all terms, stated in the Sorcity Member Agreement, and all content,
terms, and conditions contained in this document, except for any exception
Sorcity, or the Buyer, may
grant in writing, or on the Question & Answer page linked above. 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 Buyer
information contained in the documents provided is confidential and is to
be used only for reference.
bid must be honored for the duration of your discussions with the Buyer,
per the terms stated in the Reverse-Auction. If you are unable to honor
this bid at any time, you MUST cease discussions with
the Buyer and notify Sorcity. Please read the Sorcity Member Agreement regarding
not honoring your bid and any associated penalty fine.
The Seller must enter into a corporate agreement to extend over a period of 3 year(s)
The Seller must honor the Bid Price until January 2009.
Additional delivery instructions: All orders will be shipped to the Buyer's distribution center in Columbus, Ohio, for staging to various store locations. Supplier should include any freight options and packages available in the Line Item Worksheet.
Once notified, the Seller's delivery must be Regular delivery
This item requires setup from the Seller Setup must be included
Buyer will accept substitutes
must bid on all items listed in this Reverse-Auction.
standard Terms and Conditions
(These Terms and Conditions will be
supplied to the lowest bid suppliers before award is made.)
will provide Buyer Most Favored Customer status in terms of cost,
quality, and service. This will
include situations where if pricing is reduced for the market on any item
posted in this Reverse-Auction, lower than what is bid in the Line Item
Worksheet, in any geographic location that Buyer has locations, the price to
the Buyer lowers to this reduced price level for all orders made while the
reduced price is in effect.
Brinker reserves the right to enter into discussions
and/or negotiations with one or more qualified providers at the same time,
if such action is in the best interest of Brinker. Neither the receipt of
any proposal, nor failure to reject any proposal shall impose any legal obligation
terms will require Net 30. During the on-site presentations, bidders
may provide discount payment terms or extended payment terms to assist in
making their bid more attractive.
NOTE: Any direct contact with
the Buyer regarding this opportunity, prior to, during, or after, the
Reverse-Auction, until the Buyer contacts you, will cause you to be in
violation of the Sorcity.com Member Agreement and be eligible for a fine and
disqualification to bid on this opportunity.
data is confidential, may not beused
in any manner other than to prepare for this event, and that it may notbe
transmitted to any third party (defined as anyone not directly associatedwith
preparing the bid for the event or implementation of the agreement forthe
successful bidder) under any circumstances.