40450 – VEHICLES (Including Alternate Fuel Passenger Cars,
AWARD PAGE 66
Sport Utility Vehicles, Passenger and Cargo Vans & Pickups) (2010 Model Year & Newer) (Statewide)
DEBRIEFING: Contractors and bidders are accorded fair and equal treatment with respect to the opportunity for debriefing. OGS shall, upon request, provide a debriefing to any bidder or awarded contractor that responded to the IFB or RFP regarding the reason that the proposal or bid submitted by the unsuccessful bidder was not selected for a contract award. The post award debriefing should be requested by the bidder or awarded contractor within thirty days of posting of the contract award on the OGS website.
PSG's DISPUTE RESOLUTION POLICY: It is the policy of the Office of General Services’ Procurement Services Group (PSG) to provide vendors with an opportunity to administratively resolve disputes, complaints or inquiries related to PSG bid solicitations or contract awards. PSG encourages vendors to seek resolution of disputes through consultation with PSG staff. All such matters will be accorded impartial and timely consideration. Interested parties may also file formal written disputes. A copy of PSG’s Dispute Resolution Procedures for Vendors may be obtained by contacting the person shown on the front of this document or through the OGS website (www.ogs.state.ny.us).
NON-STATE AGENCIES PARTICIPATION IN CENTRALIZED CONTRACTS: New York State political subdivisions and others authorized by New York State law may participate in contracts. These include, but are not limited to local governments, public authorities, public school and fire districts, public and nonprofit libraries, and certain other nonpublic/nonprofit organizations. See "Participation in Centralized Contracts" in Appendix B, OGS General Specifications. For purchase orders issued by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (or any other authorized entity that may have delivery locations adjacent to New York State), the terms of the "Price" clause shall be modified to include delivery to locations adjacent to New York State. Upon request, all eligible non-State agencies must furnish contractors with the proper tax exemption certificates and documentation certifying eligibility to use State contracts. A list of categories of eligible entities is available on the OGS web site (http://www.ogs.state.ny.us/purchase/snt/othersuse.asp). Questions regarding an organization's eligibility to purchase from New York State Contracts may also be directed to OGS Procurement Services Group's Customer Services at 518-474-6717.
EXTENSION OF USE: This contract may be extended to additional States or governmental jurisdictions upon mutual written agreement between New York State (the lead contracting State) and the contractor. Political subdivisions and other authorized entities within each participating State or governmental jurisdiction may also participate in any resultant contract if such State normally allows participation by such entities. New York State reserves the right to negotiate additional discounts based on any increased volume generated by such extensions.
EXTENSION OF PRICES COMMITMENT: The contractor agrees to honor all orders from State Agencies, Political Subdivisions and others authorized by law (see “Extension of Prices” clause) which are in compliance with the pricing, terms, and conditions set forth in this contract document. Any unilateral limitations/restrictions imposed by the contractor and/or manufacturer on eligible contract users will be grounds for rejection of the bid or cancellation of the contract. If a contract, or any portion thereof, is canceled for this reason, any additional costs incurred by the eligible purchaser will be borne by the contractor.
PERIODIC RECRUITMENT: The State reserves the right to consider additional models of vehicles, under this award, for any new items or technology that may become available during the contract term at any time determined by the State to be in its best interest. Vendors shall be required to submit an original bid document which may include an addendum containing additional applicable statutory requirements currently in effect at the time of the new bid solicitation. Bids shall be evaluated under similar terms and conditions. Once awarded a contract, a vendor may not resubmit a bid for future consideration until the original bids have been evaluated and contracts awarded. Upon successful completion of the qualification process under the terms of the method of award, supplemental award(s) shall be recommended.