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On-Call Third Party Inspectors for Conveyance Machines Documentation

Friday, November 18, 2016

The District of Columbia Department of General Services (DGS), Contracts and Procurement Division, is issuing this Invitation for Bids (IFB) to engage one Contractor to perform third party inspections, on a periodic and “on-call” basis, on all Conveyance Machines (as defined below) located at those DGS government owned facilities identified on Attachment A attached hereto (the “Facilities”).  For purpose of this solicitation, the term “Conveyance Machines” refers to the approximate one hundred and fifty (150) motorized conveyance systems or machines that transport, lift or otherwise convey people and/or materials at the Facilities including, without limitation, elevators, material lifts, escalators and wheel chair lifts.   Please see Section B.1 below for definitions of capitalized terms.

The intent of this contract is to enable DGS to have its Conveyance Machines routinely inspected by qualified third party inspectors to ensure their safety and proper operations, detect actual/potential deficiencies, and to inspect the adequacy of repairs made to correct such deficiencies. 

The awarded contractor (“Contractor”) will be required to provide Services (as defined below) to all Conveyance Machines currently at the Facilities, and any new Conveyance Machines installed and/or acquired by the Department at such Facilities during the term of this contract.

The Department intends to award one (1) contract, and the award will be made to the responsive and responsible bidder offering the lowest price for these services specified herein.

The goal of this procurement is to establish a contract for the Services (as defined below) in accordance with 27 DCMR Chapter 47, Section 4715. The contract will provide the Department the vehicle to procure such services.