Request For Proposal
RFP PS20211174 - SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF DUCTILE IRON FITTINGS
September 21, 2021
Questions & Answers
September 21, 2021
All enquiries regarding the RFP must be addressed to:
Jing Fan, Buyer
All enquiries must be made in writing. In-person or telephone enquiries are not permitted.
[Please specify proposal document number, proposal title and purchasing agent's name when sending email.]
Questions will be accepted, and answers posted, ONLY IF they are submitted in writing five working days prior to the bid closing date
CLOSING DATE & TIME
3:00:00 pm (Local Vancouver Time), Tuesday, September 28, 2021
3:00:00 pm (Local Vancouver Time), Tuesday, October 5, 2021
All references to time in the RFP are references to the time in the City of Vancouver, as indicated in the electronic timestamp the Proposal receives upon delivery to the email address specified herein, which is in turn synchronized to Network Time Protocol (NTP) provided by the National Research Council of Canada adjusted to local Pacific Time Zone.
SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
Proponents should submit their Proposals on or before the time and date specified in the
bottom row of the table in Section 2.1 (the “Closing Time”).
Each Proponent should submit its Proposal by email in accordance with the following:
Subject of the file to be: PS#- RFP - Title - Vendor name.
Document format for submissions:
-RFP Part C in PDF format – 1 combined PDF file, including any other attachments if
-Appendix 3 (pricing tab) in Excel format, should submit separately with the PDF file
Note: PART C of the RFP has been posted in word version for vendors to complete easily.
Zip the files to reduce the size or email separately if needed.
Send your submissions to Bids@vancouver.ca; do not deliver a physical copy to the City of
Submitting the files via Drop box, FAX, FTP, or similar programs, is not acceptable.
Due to cybersecurity concerns, the City of Vancouver will quarantine any inbound email
with attachments not in PDF or Microsoft Office formats which will result in non-delivery to Supply Chain Management and will be deemed not submitted. Non-compliant file formats will be detected and quarantined even if they are compressed, zipped, renamed, and include password protected zipped files.
The maximum number of attachments allowed in an email message is 250 attachments.
The maximum size limit for an email message, including all attachments, is 20MB per
To be considered by the City, a Proposal must be submitted in the form set out in Part C (the “Form of Proposal”), completed and duly executed by the relevant Proponent.
Amendments to a Proposal may be submitted via the same methods, at any time prior to the
Proposals are revocable and may be withdrawn at any time before or after the Closing Time.
Proposals received after the closing time may be returned unopened.
Faxed proposals will not be accepted.
Please visit our Bidding Procedures page for additional information.
General Description of Requirement
Except where expressly stated otherwise in Appendix 1 to Part C of the Request for Proposals (“RFP”): (i) no part of the RFP consists of an offer by the city to enter into any contractual relationship; and (ii) no part of the RFP is legally binding on the city.
The City is interested in selecting an entity, which is not, by the terms hereof, barred from
submitting a Proposal, and which does submit a Proposal (each such entity, a “Proponent”)
with the capability and experience to efficiently and cost-effectively meet the objectives and
requirements described in the RFP. The City currently expects to select such a Proponent and
then enter into negotiations with that Proponent, which will conclude in the execution of a
contract between the Proponent and the City (such a contract, an “Agreement”). However,
the City may: (i) decline to select any Proponent; (ii) decline to enter into any Agreement; (iii)
select multiple Proponents for negotiation; or (iv) enter into one or more agreements
respecting the subject matter of the RFP with one or more Proponents or other entities at any
time. The City may also terminate the RFP at any time.
The City currently intends that Proposals will be evaluated by the City in relation to their overall value, which will be assessed in the City’s sole and absolute discretion. In assessing value, the City expects to consider the factors described in Section 8, among others.
No bid security is required from Proponents in connection with the submission of Proposals because no Proposal will be deemed to be an irrevocable or otherwise binding legal offer by a Proponent to the City. The legal obligations of a Proponent that will arise upon the submission of its Proposal will be limited to the terms and conditions stated under the heading “Legal Terms & Conditions” in Appendix 1 to the Part C - Form of Proposal.
No information meeting at this time.
Downloading the Document
Proponents must not electronically alter any portion of downloaded documents with the exception of adding the information requested. To do so will invalidate your bid.
No addendum at this time.
Questions and Answers
Q&A No. 1 69 KB
ISSUED SEPTEMBER 21, 2021