City of Tacoma FIRE DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR BIDS FD16-0549F CLASS B UNIFORMS Submittal Deadline: 11:00 a.m., Pacific Time, Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Submittal Delivery: Sealed submittals will be received as follows: By Carrier: City of Tacoma Procurement & Payables Division, Tacoma Public Utilities 3628 S 35th Street Tacoma, WA 98409 By Mail: City of Tacoma Procurement & Payables Division Tacoma Public Utilities PO Box 11007 Tacoma, WA 98411-0007 In Person: City of Tacoma Procurement & Payables Division, Tacoma Public Utilities, Lobby Security Desk, Administration Building North – Main Floor 3628 S 35th Street Tacoma, WA 98409 Note: This is a change in location for in-person deliveries. Submittal Opening: Sealed submittals in response to a RFP will be opened by a Purchasing representative and read aloud during a public bid opening held in Conference Room M-1, located on the main floor in the same building. After 1:00 p.m. the day of bid opening, the names of vendors submitting proposals are posted to for public viewing. Solicitation Documents: An electronic copy of the complete solicitation documents may be viewed and obtained at the City's plan distribution service provider, ARC, 632 Broadway, Tacoma, WA, or by going to http://www.nwcontractorsnet Prospective bidders will be required to pay reproduction costs. A list of vendors registered for this solicitation is also available at their website. Pre-Proposal Meeting: A pre-proposal meeting will not be held. Project Scope: FIRE DEPARTMENT CLASS B UNIFORMS Estimate: $200,000 Paid Leave and Minimum Wage: Effective February 1, 2016, the City of Tacoma requires all employers to provide paid leave and minimum wages, as set forth in Title 18 of the Tacoma Municipal Code. For more information visit The following is applicable to Federal Aid Projects: The City of Tacoma in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, part 21, nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award. Additional Information: Requests for information regarding the specifications may be obtained by contacting Kimberly Ward, Senior Buyer by email to Protest Policy: City of Tacoma protest policy, located at, specifies procedures for protests submitted prior to and after submittal deadline. Meeting sites are accessible to persons with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities can be arranged with 48 hours advance notice by calling 253-502-8468. IDX-740009 January 18