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Contract 415-M1 Laboratory Freezers, Refrigerators and Accessories

Start date: 3/2013

End date: 10/2014

  1. DESCRIPTION OF CONTRACT: TPASS MANAGED CONTRACT NO. 415-M1
    Laboratory Freezers, Refrigerators and Accessories

  2. HOW TO ORDER: Customers are to issue their internal purchase orders which must reference Contract No. 415-M1 to be eligible for Contract pricing.
    For State Agency Use - Purchase Category Code: C

    The Contractor agrees not to ship any materials until issuance of a Purchase Order by the authorized ordering entity (State Agency, Higher Education, or Cooperative members).

    NIGP Class/Item:
    415-58

  3. CONTRACT PRODUCTS, PRICING, INSTALLATION AND DELIVERY INFORMATION

    ALAB EQUIPMENT SPECIALISTS (XLS)

    BIOMEDICAL SOLUTIONS, INC. (XLS)

    C.T. BIOMEDICAL SUPPLY, INC. (XLS)

    FISCHER SCIENTIFIC COMPANY LLC (XLS)

    PHENIX RESEARCH PRODUCTS (XLS)

  4. CONTRACTORS

    Payee ID No.: 16805606619
    Alab Equipment Specialists
    25403 Pyrite
    Boerne, TX 78006
    Kyle Wantzloeben
    Phone: 210-288-4412
    Email: sales@alabequipment.com

    Payee ID No.: 17606561706
    Biomedical Solutions, Inc.
    3727 Greenbriar Drive
    Suite 304
    Stafford, TX 77477
    Christine Kowrach
    Phone: 281-240-5893
    Email: christinek@bsilab.com

    Payee ID No.: 1752576316
    C.T. Biomedical Supply, Inc.
    722 Armstrong Blvd.
    Coppell, TX 75019
    Diane Rothe
    Phone: 972-393-8016
    Email: drothe722@aol.com

    Payee ID No.: 19431162742
    Phenix Research Products
    73 Ridgeway
    Candler, NC 28715
    Annina Gruber
    Phone: 828-418-1075
    Email: agruber@phenixresearch.com

    Payee ID No.: 12329427376
    Fisher Scientific Company LLC
    PO Box 404705
    Atlanta, GA 30384-4705
    Kyle Gray
    Phone: 800-766-7000
    Email:houston.custserv@fishersci.com

  5. TERM OF CONTRACT: March 14, 2013 through October 31, 2013
    Renewal Term: November 1, 2013 through October 31, 2014

    RENEWAL OPTIONS: Four (4) one-year periods for renewal will be at the sole option of the CPA.
    November 1, 2014 through October 31, 2015
    November 1, 2015 through October 31, 2016
    November 1, 2016 through October 31, 2017

  6. DELIVERY and FREIGHT: Reference Contract Pricing Information

  7. WARRANTY: Reference Contract Pricing Information
  8. Inside Delivery and/or Installation:
    Requirements for inside delivery and/or installation service must include the removal and disposal of any crating/packing material from the customer's premises by the delivery personnel.

    Installation requires all necessary factory hoses and power hook-ups to be included so that the equipment is operational.

  9. Operation Manuals: Shipped with an Operation Manuel in hardcopy format and or on a CD.
  10. Appliance Standards and Features:

    Appliance Standards:

    1. NFPA and OSHA standards for Explosion and Flammable Units
    2. Commercial UL listed
    3. Refrigerants and Insulation; CFC-Free
    4. Non-proprietary parts, refrigerants
    5. Freezer units shall have microprocessor control systems
    6. Accessory pptions

    Appliance Features:

    1. Touchpad data entry
    2. Adjustable safety alarms
    3. Low battery alarm
    4. Automatic voltage boost
    5. Clean filter light
    6. Reversible Door: Where applicable
    7. Freezer and refrigerator cabinets shall be corrosion resistant
  11. SUBSTITUTIONS: During the Contract term, the Contractor shall not substitute a product or brand unless the Contractor has obtained prior written approval from the CPA Contract Manager in coordination with the Customer. The Contractor must have written confirmation from the CPA Contract Manager of the substitution before making delivery.
  12. CPA CONTRACT MANAGEMENT: Questions regarding contract management issues, price changes, amendments or other post-award concerns should be directed to:

    TPASS Contract Management Office (TCMO)
    Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA)
    Fax: (512) 936-0040
    Email: tpass_cmo@cpa.state.tx.us

  13. TPASS CONTACT: Questions concerning technical specifications should be directed to:

    Melissa McIlroy, CTPM, CTCM
    Texas Procurement and Support Services
    Phone: (512) 463-3174
    Email: melissa.mcilroy@cpa.state.tx.us

  14. ADDING NEW PRODUCTS TO THE CONTRACT: Following the contract award, additional products of the same general category that could have been encompassed in the award of this contract, and that are not already on the contract, may be added. Customers are encouraged to request additional items by contacting the TPASS contract manager.
  15. CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE: The Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA) administers a vendor performance program for use by all ordering entities per Texas Government Code, Title 10, Subtitle D, Section 2155.077. The Vendor Performance and Debarment Program relies on the ordering entity's participation in gathering information on vendor performance. Ordering Entities shall report vendor performance on purchases over $25,000 from contracts administered by the commission or any other purchase over $25,000 made through delegated authority granted by CPA (TAC 20.108). Agencies are additionally encouraged to report vendor performance on purchases under $25,000.

    Vendor Performance shall be reported through the CPA Vendor Performance Tracking System. The purpose of the system is to:

    • Identify vendors that have exceptional performance.
    • Aid purchasers in making a best value determination based on vendor past performance.
    • Protect the state from vendors with unethical business practices.
    • Provide performance scores in four measurable categories for the CMBL vendors.
    • Track vendor performance for delegated and exempt purchases.
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