Automotive Lab Equipment
Final Bid: $249,743.02
Bid Number 67: $250,243.02
Bid Number 66: $250,743.02
Bid Number 65: $251,243.02
Bid Number 2: $389,500.00
 First Bid:$390,000.00
Reverse-Auction ID:   3853
Date Ended: April 04, 2007
Duration:   15 days   3 hr  
Start:   Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 8:00 am CT
End:     Wed Apr 4, 2007 at 11:00 am CT
Category:   Mechanical

Qty: 53   Unit: Each




RFB# 07030509


The Richardson Independent School District (RISD) is soliciting bids for AUTOMOTIVE LAB EQUIPMENT as per specifications stated in this document. 

The Richardson ISD is requesting your participation in our Online Bidding program using the online service. Online Bidding allows Richardson ISD and vendors to automate the pricing portion of the bid which saves time and cost.

Online Bidding is allowed by legislation passed by the State of Texas and is being used by a number of government entities. This online process allows vendors to bid for a Richardson ISD opportunity on the Internet entering multiple bids if desired. Through Sorcity vendors will be able to observe all bids placed by all suppliers, but suppliers names will remain confidential online.


1. Bidders are required to submit their entire bid on the internet at in the corresponding Online Bidding Event.

2. Bidders may submit as many bids as desired until the online closing date.

3. If any bids are placed in the last ten minutes of the online bid closing time, the closing time will extend an additional ten minutes to allow all other bidders to enter another bid if desired.


4. Bidders must fill out the electronic Line Item Worksheet provided by Sorcity, entering their Per Unit price, then enter the calculated Total bid online.

To start the process, create a Sorcity membership if you are not already a member, then review all the specifications online, then fill out the electronic Line Item Worksheet provided in the Online Bidding Event with your Per Unit prices, then enter the Total price online. If a vendor wishes to bid a lower, subsequent bid, repeat the steps above, starting with the Line Item Worksheet.

Vendors are required to read the complete bid package carefully and ask any questions, clarifications or exceptions through the [View & Ask Questions] button in the Online Bidding Event. By placing a bid on this Event, you are formally agreeing to abide by all terms and conditions stated in this document, any attachments, and all terms and conditions stated in Sorcity Member Agreement. Failure to provide requested items may be grounds for disqualification.

KEY DATES: (Anticipated for Award - Times are U.S. Central Time)




3/23 by

10:00 a.m.

I confirm I meet all terms and Will-Bid Event #3853

3/26 by

10:00 a.m.

Suppliers must be registered with Sorcity (no cost)

3/28 by

10:00 a.m.

All clarifying questions should be entered online

4/03 by

2:00 p.m.

Have your opening bid placed to participate

4/04 by

11:00 a.m.

Final bids due online at

4/04 by

12:00 p.m.

Top 3 Bidders will be notified

4/05 by

1:30 p.m.

Hard copy of bid due to RISD (3 lowest Bidders)

4/09 by

4:00 p.m.

Samples due, if requested by the buyer

5/07 by

4:00 p.m.

Award of contract dependent on Board of Trustee approval 



This proposal is for Richardson High School.  The anticipated shop set up is for July 22 - August 22nd.  The Buyer intends to have the shop installed before the start of the school year, August 27.




Richardson High School

1250 W. Belt Line Rd.

Richardson, TX  75080


Scope of Bid


  • The Richardson ISD is seeking bids for the purchase, delivery, and installation of Automotive Lab Equipment to be used at the Richardson High School Automotive Lab.

  • The quantities are an estimate. This estimate should not be construed as a guarantee of either minimum or maximum. Usage will be dependent upon actual needs and available financing.

  • Pricing should include installation. 

  • Vendor will be required to unload, and install all large equipment. There is no forklift at site.

  • The list contained in this bid include items that may or may not be purchased due to space constraints and student enrollment.

Bid Award Criteria

In awarding a contract, the District may consider:

  • The purchase price; best value

  • The reputation of the vendor and the vendor’s goods and services

  • The quality of the vendor’s goods or services;

  • The extent to which the goods or services meet the District’s needs

  • The vendor’s past relationship with the District

  • The impact on the ability of the District to comply with laws relating to historically underutilized businesses

  • The total long-term cost to the District to acquire the goods or services

Any other relevant factor specifically listed in the request for bids or proposals

Special Terms and Conditions

  • Upon submittal of bid, if available, include a pamphlet that entails the equipment specifications

  • Clearly state warranty and training information

  • All packing materials must be remove after installation.  RISD trash containers cannot be used.

  • Substitutes will be allowed for all items.  Please identify OEM and part number for all substitutes

  • If you supply the RISD listed item but wish to bid a substitute, you must list a price for the RISD listed

Hard copy of Bid Submissions from the three lowest Bidders are required, and due no later than April 5th, 2007 at 1:30p.m. and must include the following forms completely filled out and signed where indicated:

Caution: Vendors are cautioned to inform themselves fully on the instructions and conditions hereinafter set forth! 

RISD Request for Bid

RISD General Terms and Conditions


SPECIAL NOTES: is committed to following the Institute for Supply Management’s Ethics Guidelines for procurement and has therefore implemented the following bid guidelines to ensure all suppliers are treated fairly.  Please comply with the following or you may be disqualified from bidding on this opportunity.

  • No bids will be accepted outside of the Buyers Online Bidding Event.  Bidding, in any other manner, will disqualify you for this opportunity.

  • Sorcity is providing the bidder this Line Item Worksheet to list per-unit pricing which will automatically calculate the “Total” bid price.  Only the “Total” from the Worksheet is entered in the Online Bidding Event.  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 noted.

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

  • By placing a bid in this Online Bidding 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 and Sorcity.

  • This bid must be honored for the duration of your discussions with the purchasing organization, per the terms stated in the Online Bidding Event.  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.

Online Bid Procedures:

The Seller must have a location in Texas, United States

The Seller must enter into a corporate agreement to extend over a period of   1 year(s)

The Seller must honor the Bid Price until April 2008.

Shipping Terms: FOB destination

The Seller will ship this order to 1 location

This purchase is not taxable

This item requires setup from the Seller
Setup must be included
Buyer will not pay for setup

Buyer will accept substitutes

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