regarded as four designated seating positions. Similarly, each lift area may be regarded as four designated seating positions.
EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION: Any parts or components not specifically mentioned below, but which are required to provide a complete operating unit, or which are standard for the model offered, shall be included.
Body and chassis manufacturers shall be responsible for installation/modification of all equipment and ensure equipment conforms in strength, quality, and workmanship to accepted standards of the industry and State specifications and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards of all equipment installed when the bus leaves their facility. The distributor/dealer shall be responsible for installation/modification of all equipment and ensure equipment conforms in strength, quality, and workmanship to accepted standards of the industry and State specifications and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards of all equipment added by the distributor/dealer.
NEW MODELS: Each bus body and bus chassis furnished under this specification shall be new school buses of the current model year’s production or the latest improved model in current production. The bidder represents that all units offered under this specification shall meet or exceed the minimum requirements specified herein.
If bidding other than current model year’s production or the latest improved model in current production: the vendor must provide in writing with the bid and state in the bid document, that at the date of manufacture, the bus met all state and federal specifications.
All vendors must be licensed by the Texas Motor Vehicles Division of the Texas Department of Transportation to engage in the business of selling or exchanging motor vehicles as specified in the Texas Motor Vehicle Commission Code, latest revision.
ODOMETER DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: The Truth in Mileage Act requires the selling dealer to furnish a complete odometer statement to the purchaser. This statement must be complete and shall include mileage accrued at the point of delivery. In addition to the signature of the seller/agent certifying the odometer reading, both the dealership and the name of the agent shall be printed on the Odometer Disclosure Statement. Completion of the Mileage Statement Portion of the Manufacturers Statement of Origin will satisfy this requirement.
SERVICING AND EQUIPPING: All bus bodies, chassis, or complete school bus units shall be completely assembled, adjusted, and all equipment installed. All parts not specifically mentioned herein which are necessary to provide a complete school bus, bus body, or chassis shall be furnished by the successful bidder and said parts shall conform in strength, quality of materials, and workmanship to recognized industry engineering practices.