Request for Proposal

Grounding Materials

Posted 04/13/2011

Proposals are due by COB


The proposal will include the materials listed below.   Price will include Delivery.  Pricing must be fixed and good through the 29th of April.  The selected vendor will receive an order no later than the 29th of April as long as contract terms can be reached.  The vendors ability meet customers schedule will need to be discussed.  The equipment contract on the RFP home page will be used for this proposal.  There will need to be a separate proposal for each grant.


Grant 1                                     28 sites

Grant 2                                     29 sites

Grant 3                                     22 sites


Materials needed for ”each” site

Qty         description

250’     2/0 19 stranded green THHN insulated copper  500’ spool

250’     2/0 19 stranded bare copper 500’ spool

20         5/8” X 8’ copper clad ground rod

4           8’ horizontal advanced grounding electrode kit 24” neck with 2/0 bare copper tale

20        #90 cadweld shot

20        #115 cadweld shot

1               ¼”X4”X12” universal copper ground buss bar kit with 26 pairs of holes to accommodate 1 or 2 hole ground lugs.  Must include insulators and all components necessary to mount to wall or tower.

3               ¼”X2”X10” universal copper ground buss bar kit with 10 pairs of holes to accommodate 1 or 2 hole ground lugs.  Must include insulators and all components necessary to mount to wall or tower.








Other proposal requirements:


i.               Terms for breach. Proposals must provide for administrative, contract or legal remedies for any breach or violation of the contract terms by the Vendor and appropriate remedial action.


ii.              Termination clause. Proposals must include a termination clause indicating the manner by which termination will be effected and the basis for settlement.  In addition, the clause will describe the conditions under which the contract may be terminated by default and the conditions under which the contract may be terminated for circumstances beyond the control of the Vendor.





iii.            Access to documents.  Proposals must include a provision permitting PTC, the Department of Commerce, the Comptroller General of the US, or any of their duly authorized representatives to have access to any books, documents, papers and records of the Vendors applicable to the Project for the purpose of making audits, examinations, excerpts and transcriptions.


iv.             Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. §§ 327, 333).  Proposals involving construction work or work that includes the employment of mechanics or laborers must include a provision for compliance with Sections 102 and 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. 327, 333), as supplemented by Department of Labor regulations (29 CFR Part5).


v.              Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. § 7401 et seq.) and the Federal Water Pollution Act (33 U.S.C. §1251 et seq.).  Proposals must contain a provision agreeing to abide by the Clean Air Act and the Federal Water Pollution Act.


vi.             Byrd Anti-Lobbying Amendment (31 U.S.C. § 1352). All Vendors must file the Byrd Anti-Lobbying Amendment certification, certifying that the Vendor will not and has not used Federal appropriated funds to pay any person or organization for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a member of congress, office or employee of Congress, or an employee of a member of Congress in connection with obtaining any Federal contract, grant or any other award covered by 31 U.S.C. § 1352.


vii.           Equal Employment Opportunity. Proposals must include a provision requiring compliance with Executive Order (“E.O.”) 11246, “Equal Employment Opportunity,” as amended by E.O. 11375, “Amending Executive Order 11246 Relating to Equal Employment Opportunity,” and as supplemented by regulations at 41 CFR Part 60, “Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Equal Employment Opportunity, Department of Labor.”


viii.          Copeland “Anti-Kickback” Act (18 U.S.C. § 874 and 40 U.S.C. § 276c). Proposals for contracts greater than $2,000 in construction or repair must include compliance with the Copeland “Anti-Kickback” Act.



ix.             Debarment and suspension (E.O.s 12549 and 12689): Proposals must include a statement indicating that the Vendor is not listed in the General Services Administration’s List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement or Non-procurement Programs in accordance with Executive Orders 125449 and 12689.



Please check site often for updates.  If planning to submit a proposal please email and you will be emailed when the site is updated.  Please email all questions or concerns to email address above.   PTC reserves the right to modify, change or cancel this RFP at any time.  PTC has the right to refuse all proposals.