If unit is equipped with transverse hose beds are rollers and spools supplied?
Does pump panel have lights?
Is unit equipped with suction hoses and screen?
Is hot water heater and fan installed behind operator’s gauge panel to prevent freezing of instruments?
Does pump have auto lube system?
On pump spec sheet, is pump rated and tested to 600 p.s.i.(4100 Kpa) hydrostatically and hydrodynamically?
What type of fire fighting equipment is included on quote specs?
If booster reels are requested, are rollers, hose and nozzle included on quote specs?
Is unit lettered and painted?
Is firm delivery date shown on quote?
Are ladders and extinguishers included in spec sheet?
If unit is equipped with automatic radiator shutters, is manual override included?
On units equipped with transverse hose beds, are hose beds equipped with 1-1/2 Chicksan Swivel joints?
Does the vehicle comply with W.C.B. requirements?
Awarding the Contract
Most governmental agencies have established policies when writing specifications, advertising for bids, and awarding the contracts for any purchase of a substantial amount. Because these are primarily legal processes, local laws play a fundamental role in the apparatus and equipment acquisition process.
If the estimated amount of the contract exceeds a certain specified sum of money, sealed bids must be solicited by public notice in the particular manner and subject to the requirements of the law.