Request for Proposals
Fuels – #2 Fuel Oil, Propane & Diesel
You are cordially invited to submit a proposal for fuels in accordance with the attached specifications, terms and conditions. Prospective bidders are advised to read this information over carefully prior to submitting a bid.
All Proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked:
"Request for Proposal - Fuels”
Newfound Area School District
20 North Main Street, Bristol, NH 03222
All Bids must be received no later than
October 4, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
Proposals must be reviewed and approved by the Newfound Area School District (NASD) within TWO hours of the bid closing to encourage competitive pricing
Complete copies of the Request for Proposal are available from the Newfound Area School District’s main office at 20 North Main Street, Bristol, NH 03222 or on-line at www.SAU4.org.
All proposals received will be considered confidential and not available for public review until after a Supplier has been selected.
The Parties reserve the right to reject any or all proposals or any part thereof, to waive any formality, informality, information and/or errors in the proposal, to accept the proposal considered to be in the best interest of the Parties, or to purchase on the open market if it is considered in the best interest of the Parties to do so.
Suppliers may submit any supporting information that will be beneficial in evaluating supplier and supplier proposals. This Solicitation does not obligate Parties to negotiate a contract with any supplier.
Suppliers must provide 1 original and 1 digital copy of the full proposal.
LATE PROPOSALS/BIDS: Any bids received after specified date and time will not be considered, nor will late bids be opened.
PAYMENT TERMS: It is the custom to pay bills within 30 working days following delivery of, and receipt for, all items covered by the purchase order. In submitting bids under these specifications, bidders should take into account all discounts, both trade and time, allowed in accordance with the above payment policy.
BID RESULTS: The NASD Business Office will NOT respond to phone inquiries for Bid Results, other than to identify the apparent low bidder and his total bid price quotation. Individuals or company representatives may secure a comprehensive bid analysis of a particular bid request by either attending a bid opening (which is open to all interested parties), or by sending a written request for the bid analysis along with a self-addressed stamped envelope. The Newfound Area School District requests the services of a qualified firm to provide fuel supply for the Facilities provided herein. General information and specifications are as follows.
The fuel type in this solicitation is for #2 fuel oil, diesel fuel and propane. This solicitation requests proposals for supply to serve one or more of the fuels listed. We request that you provide a proposal which addresses the terms and structures requested and encourage additional proposal structures which you believe may be beneficial and should be considered. At minimum, proposals shall include, for each fuel type for which you are submitting a proposal, a firm-fixed price and an indexed price for each individual Party and, if lower than the lowest comparable individual price, an aggregated price for the Parties for the term specified by each party and the period beginning October 15, 2023. Alternative supply periods may be proposed if suppliers believe they provide value. Suppliers must provide complete pricing information for the aggregate load, as well as for the individual accounts for each Party. Suppliers may also offer alternative pricing options that may provide value to the Parties. Suppliers must also provide an optional service plan.
The successful bidder will be required to insure that all tanks at the different locations with a pre-arranged delivery schedule are always filled with adequate quantities to keep the system and equipment operational at all times. The supplier will be held responsible for any costs incurred for repairs and/or services required due to these fuel tanks being allowed to reach empty status. Routine scheduled delivery will be the responsibility of the fuel supplier.
Character of Service
Parties require firm delivery of 100% of the fuel requirements described herein
Delivery Point – all facilities listed herein
Title and ownership of fuel supply shall pass to the Parties upon safe transfer of product to each facility and signed acceptance by authorized personnel
Suppliers may submit proposals for all or some of the commodities sought in this solicitation;
Newfound Area School District: #2 fuel oil, diesel fuel, propane
Term / Start Date
Parties request pricing for the following periods
Newfound Area School District: 10 months – October 15, 2023 – August 31st, 2024.
Pricing – Parties request the following pricing:
Fixed price proposals
Indexed price proposals
Parties’ prefer, under an Index price structure, the ability to convert pricing for forward month periods to fixed prices; proposals should confirm this option and provide detail as to the process for converting indexed to fixed pricing
Optional Service Plan for all Parties’
Other structures which the supplier believes may be attractive and provide additional value
All proposals should include any and all costs to deliver the fuel to the Parties’ facilities
Suppliers are requested to note whether altering deliveries or delivery schedule will lower cost
Contract volumes: Parties’ requirements/usage at each facility is shown in Attachment 1; the data provided in Attachment 1 is indicative and will vary depending upon weather
Fixed price supply agreements – in the event a Party enters into a fixed price agreement the following price and volume characteristics are required
Contract period usage variation (swing)
Underuse - Any contract volumes not taken during the contract period shall be carried forward at the contract price for a period of no greater than 90 days. That is, the Customer may take all remaining volumes within 90 days following the end of the contract term at no penalty. For volumes not taken after the 90-day period, and in the event market prices are lower than contract prices, Customer will be required to pay the supplier the difference.
Overuse – Customer may, during the contract period, take volumes above the contract total. Any such additional volumes taken up to 10% greater than the contract volume will be priced at the fixed contract price. Any such volumes taken in excess of 110% of the contract volume will be priced at a pre-determined market index plus a fixed adder (to be identified in the contract).
Indexed price supply agreements – in the event a Party enters into an indexed price or variable price agreement the following price and volume characteristics are required.
Minimum volume commitment – 90% of indicated contract volume
Maximum contract volume – none
For all indexed volumes the price will be the pre-determined market index plus a fixed adder.
For all index priced contracts, the supplier agrees that it will provide to the Party, by e-mail on a daily basis (or as frequently as the associated index is published), the specific index value (and any other associated information) for the relevant period (e.g., day, week, month). Such values will allow the customer to understand its price exposure and responsibility and ultimately verify invoices provided.
Invoices-all invoices must provide all unit price components and volumes associated with the invoice charges (i.e., all index values and relevant information)
For each fuel type proposal, responses must include pricing for the aggregated load and for each individual Party’s load.
Auto-fill: The successful bidder shall at all times be responsible, where applicable, for maintaining sufficient fuel supply in all tanks that are on Automatic-Fill, and will be held liable for damages or loss resulting from insufficient fuel supply. Specifically, on any occasion that a tank runs out of fuel the supplier will incur a penalty equal to 10% of the contract price times the maximum tank volume of the tank that ran out of fuel. Once the Customer calls the supplier and requests a fill, the supplier will be required to fill the tank within two (2) hours. Failure to fill the tank within two (2) hours shall be considered a default and if the Party(s) is forced to secure supply from another third-party supplier, the supplier in default shall be responsible to reimburse the Party(s) for the difference in price between the delivered price from the new third-party and the contract price from the supplier plus an administrative fee of 20% of the total delivered cost.
Call for fill: The successful bidder shall at all times be responsible, where applicable, to deliver supply in response to a “Call for Fill” within 24 hours from the request for Fill, provided such request for Fill is made by the Party(s) between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Failure to deliver such requested supply shall be considered a default and if the Party(s) is forced to secure supply from another third-party supplier, the supplier in default shall be responsible to reimburse the Party(s) for the difference in price between the delivered price and the contract price.
It shall be the responsibility of each vendor to make itself aware of the conditions of delivering to each facility. The submission of a bid shall be evidence that the bidder has satisfied itself of any conditions or requirements for delivery and that it can meet all delivery requirements.
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September 18th, 2023
BIDS FOR: SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES FOR 2023-2024 SEASON
The Newfound Area School District will accept sealed bids for the following.
SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL SERVICES (parking lots and sidewalks) at the Newfound Regional High School, 150 Newfound Rd, Bristol; New Hampton Community School, 191 Main St., New Hampton; Bristol Elementary School, 55 School Street, Bristol; Newfound Memorial Middle School 155 N Main St, Bristol. for the 2023-2024 snow season (fall through spring). The season shall commence with the first snowfall and continue through the last snowfall of the spring, with the possibility for this contract to be extended for up to 3 years with mutually agreed-upon terms.
SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL SERVICES (walkways only) at Danbury Elementary School, 20 Daffodil Lane, Danbury, and Bridgewater-Hebron Village School, 25 School House Rd. for the 2023-2024 snow season (fall through spring). The season shall commence with the first snowfall and continue through the last snowfall of the spring,
Note: Please keep pricing separate for each site. Scope of snow removal to be reviewed during pre-bid walk through and will be noted on a satellite map.
SCOPE OF SERVICES:
Stake off the grassy areas, parking lot islands, exits and entrances. This will serve as a guide for plows so less property gets damaged.
Clear all roadways and parking areas and walkways at all sites.
Snow banks to be pushed back and/or removed as needed for school and public safety as determined by the facilities contact person.
Sand/salt all areas when necessary or as determined by the site Principal and Facility contact.
Plowing and sanding to be consistent with keeping the school facilities open during operational hours and when scheduled functions and events are held.
Parking areas must be cleared and/or treated prior to arrival of staff.
Student pick-up/drop-off and bus lanes must be cleared and/or treated prior to arrival of buses and parents.
The successful contractor shall be responsible for the following:
Damage to fencing, vehicle barriers, underground storage tanks and filler pipes, buildings, pavement and curbs.
Any plow damage on lawns, repairing in the spring is the responsibility of the vendor. (loam, pack loam, and re-seeding)
Working with site Principals/facility contacts to coordinate removal of snow for scheduled events.
Maintain a log indicating snow removal activity. This log is to be provided to the Facilities Director at the end of each month.
Prior to the bid, the bidders are encouraged to visit the school sites to meet with the Groundskeeper or Facilities Director to review the areas of snow removal. Staking of problem areas will be reviewed with the bidder, but will be the responsibility of the owner.
Ensure drainage areas are not blocked with snow.
Direct snow away from walkways when plowing areas.
Do not push/pile snow into designated paths or handicapped walkways.
Property must still be maintained to specifications even on snow cancellation days.
Contact: Facilities Director: Jason Torsey 744-6006 EXT: 1530
TO BE INCLUDED WITH THE BID:
Provide the Newfound Area School District with a Certificate of Insurance naming the District as an additional insured. General aggregate of two million dollars’ minimum required.
Vendors must provide the district with an inventory of all snow removal equipment that will be used for these locations.
Vendors must attend pre-bid site visit prior to bid due date. Please call Facilities Director, Jason Torsey, at 603-744-6006 ext: 1530 to schedule.
BID PROPOSALS: Proposals will be accepted until 3:00PM on Friday, October 6, 2023. Sealed bids must be clearly marked and may be mailed or hand delivered to:
SNOW REMOVAL BIDS-SAU #4 NEWFOUND AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT 20 NORTH MAIN STREET
Late bids will not be accepted. Partial Bids may be accepted. The District reserves the right to accept or reject any parts of or all bids. Questions may be directed to the Facilities Director, Jason Torsey, at 603-744-6006 ext 1530