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801-A2 TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES, SIGNS AND SIGN MATERIALS
Start Date: 10/2010
End Date: 8/2013
A. CONTRACT NO. 801-A2 - Traffic Control Devices, Signs and Sign Materials B. HOW TO ORDER: Enter requisition(s) into the TxSmartBuy on-line ordering system. Only purchase orders issued through TxSmartBuy are eligible for contract pricing. The Contractor agrees not to ship any materials until issuance of a Purchase Order through TxSmartBuy by the State Agency, Higher Education, or Cooperative member. C. MULTIPLE AWARD: This contract includes items which have been awarded to multiple contractors including Texas Correctional Industries (TCI). Pursuant to Texas Government Code §497.025(c), ordering agencies do not need additional approval or certification from the Comptroller or TCI to purchase any item in this contract where the TCI price is not at or below the lowest price. In those instances where State Agencies choose a supplier from this contract, that is not the lowest price; the Agency procurement file shall be documented with a “best value” determination. D. TERM OF CONTRACT: October 1, 2010 through August 31, 2013 RENEWAL OPTIONS: 1st Renewal Period: September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014 2nd Renewal Period: September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015 E. SPECIFICATIONS: The detailed material specifications and other technical documents referenced throughout these instructions can be accessed by going to one of the links listed below: ITEM SPECIFICATIONS (PDF) Instructions on HOW TO ACCESS TXDOT TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS (PDF) F. DELIVERY DAYS ARO: Each line item in TxSmartBuy reflects delivery days after receipt of order (ARO) under normal conditions. “Delivery Days” means calendar days, unless otherwise specified. Delivery does not occur until the Contractor delivers products or materials in full compliance with the specifications to Customer’s F.O.B. destination point, unless delivery is specifically accepted, in whole or in part, by the Customer. G. SHIPPING INFORMATION: All shipping shall be F.O.B. destination Freight Prepaid and Allowed. Prices include all shipping and handling fees unless stated otherwise. All shipments shall include a packing list indicating Purchase Order (PO) number, Item Number ID, Quantity Ordered, Quantity in Shipment, Number of Packages and Back Order Quantity if applicable. H. WARRANTY: The Contractor shall offer a product warranty equal or better than the standard warranty offered by the manufacturer. Additional warranty requirements shall be in accordance with Detailed Specifications referenced in Section E. Contractor shall furnish warranty documentation on products with each delivery, or within 5 business days from the request by the Customer. I. 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 for the substitution before making delivery. J. PRODUCT ACCEPTANCE: Product listed in this contract may require the Contractor to submit pre-shipment samples for testing and approval by the Customer. The testing requirements shall be in accordance with Detailed Specifications referenced in Section C. The order cannot be shipped until the Customer authorizes the shipment. The time required for testing will vary depending upon the item but will normally not exceed 30 days after receipt of the sample. K. CPA CONTRACT MANAGEMENT: Questions regarding technical specifications, pre-award determinations, contract management issues, price changes, amendments, technical specifications should be directed to the Point Of Contact (POC): Russell Tomlinson Strategic Sourcing Division Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Phone: (512) 936-2127 Fax: (512) 475-0934 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org L. 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 to be added by contacting the Point of Contact (POC). M. 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