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Contract 560-M2 Hardwood Pallets

Start Date: 08/2013
End Date: 06/2014

    Hardwood Pallets

    Customers must issue an internal purchase order and reference CPA Contract No. 560-M2 to be eligible for Contract pricing.

    For State Agencies: Use Purchase Category Code C

    NIGP Class/Item: 560-54

    The Contractor agrees not to ship any materials until issuance of a Purchase Order by the State Agency, Higher Education or Cooperative member.


    Payee ID No.: 1332383501
    Berry Industrial Group, Inc
    30 Main St
    Nyack NY 10960
    Contact: Lori M. Lichtig
    Phone: (845) 353-8338

  5. TERM OF CONTRACT: August 8, 2013 thru June 30, 2014


    1st Renewal Option: July 1, 2014 thru June 30, 2015
    2nd Renewal Option: July 1, 2015 thru June 30, 2016
    3rd Renewal Option: July 1, 2016 thru June 30, 2017
    4th Renewal Option: July 1, 2017 thru June 30, 2018

    Pallet to support a solid even weight of 10,500 lbs. without any damage to pallet material.
    1. Wood, type A
    2. Size: 36 inches x 48 inches
    3. Notched stringer
    4. Double-faced
    5. Non-reversible
    6. Four way entry

    Construction: Durable hardwood pallet made from rough cut 2 inch x 4 inch full dimension framing lumber.

    Deck board: Smooth surface attached with pointless screw shank nails to reduce splitting.

    Pallet is able to accept hand controlled pallet jack with a floor to top fork surface of 3-1/2 inch.

    Entry area dimensions on the 48 inch side is a 4 inch opening to accept pallet jack forks with stringers that are 7-1/2 inches apart.

    The 2 notches in the 4 support stringers are 8 inches or 9 inches in width, to provide ample clearance for jack wheels to raise pallet up when fully engaged to allow a forklift to lift pallet from the 36 inch side when necessary.

  8. 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.
  9. 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

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

    Dana Edwards, CTPM, CTCM
    Texas Procurement and Support Services
    Phone: (512) 463-2563

  11. 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.
  12. 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 Vendor Performance Tracking 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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