Buyer is conducting a
solicitation for tooling inserts that encompasses the usage for a number of
plants in the U.S. The buyer will consider purchasing current manufacturer
product and, in an effort to reduce costs, is prepared to test equivalent
substitute products. Suppliers should bid on both current manufacturer products
are 16 Private Reverse-Auctions (events) that comprise all the tool inserts
currently out for bid. Suppliers
need to reply to Sorcity indicating which
events where they are able and willing to bid on all line items.
Sorcity will then provide suppliers an access code to only those events
so the supplier may bid. Suppliers
must bid on ALL tools listed in each event they confirmed participation.
is the intention of the buyer to award by line item to suppliers. The
quantities listed in these events represent last years purchase of these
buyer does not guarantee the exact usage of tools or quantity over the next
year, however, suppliers need to be aware that while usage of tooling may not be
exact, there is a potential for additional business of similar tooling. It is
the Buyers intention that an award to a supplier through this Reverse-Auction
provide the supplier with an equivalent or greater amount of business even if it
is not all with the tooling listed here.
suppliers will be placed on a "Key Supplier List", receive new
Purchase Orders for the items they currently supply and get an opportunity to
test and prove out their equivalent substitute products against current products
used, at each of buyers locations, if the Buyer elects to consider a competing
product. However, only after approval by the individual plant, will the
supplier receive a P.O. for the approved products.
DATES for Award are Anticipated As Follows: (Central Time)
by 10:00 a.m.
if you meet all terms
by 10:00 a.m.
Suppliers must be registered with Sorcity
by 11:00 a.m.
All clarifying questions should be entered online
by 2:00 p.m.
Have your opening bid placed to
to 4/16 from 11:00 am to
You may place your bids
Current Products Used:
will contact low bid Suppliers
by 4:00 p.m.
Buyer will award to best
qualified Supplier on current products
p.m. Buyer will provide a schedule for plant visits during
which time the schedule for product (tool) testing will be established.
(during plant visits) - Tool
performance testing/trials and engineering approval for use.
(after successful testing and final approval of product to determine lowest
total cost per part produced) - Buyer issues blanket Purchase Order
Any direct contact with the Buyer is strictly prohibited and may
result in immediate disqualification to participate in this bidding event.
need to speak directly to a representative, contact Sorcity at (972)
questions or exceptions should be entered above through the [Question] button.
Answers will be posted shortly thereafter for all Suppliers to view.
No bids will be
accepted outside of the Buyers online Reverse-Auction. 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 Reverse-Auction
online. Do not attempt to enter line item prices online or your bid will be
You must also enter your general discount in a percent, and your Dun & Bradstreet number
in the Line Item Worksheet where noted.
Once the bidding ends,
ALL bidders must send in their completed electronic Line Item Worksheet to Tooling-Inserts@sorcity.com
with all per unit and line item pricing which much equal your final on-line
bid, within one (1) hour after the Reverse-Auction has ended.
Suppliers who are not currently providing specific items identified to the Buyer should expect to provide samples for testing.