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Randolph County                                                                                                                     Bid 07-1001

Due Date:  Thursday, October 25, 2007, 3:00P.M.                                                         EMS Ambulances


8.5Vehicle Body Structure:  

All parts of the ambulance body, as specified in paragraph 3.10.6, page 19 of Federal Specification KKK-A-1822E, shall, where applicable, be of welded construction.  Where fasteners are used in such areas as hinge attachment, hardware attachment, etc., the fasteners shall be ceramic coated aluminum or stainless steel and shall be dipped or coated with corrosion prevention product known as ECK®.

Does your bid comply with this requirement?Yes   _____   No   _____

8.5.1Metal tapping plates shall be welded to the body or framing to secure the installation of equipment such as: cabinets, benches, partitions, cylinders, cot fastener, etc.  The body and panel joints shall be watertight and all openings between the chassis and occupant compartment shall be sealed.

Does your bid comply with this requirement?Yes   _____   No   _____

8.5.2In addition to the drip rail found in the roof extrusion, there shall be a drip rail over each exterior compartment door.  These drip rails shall be attached in such a manner as to provide quick and easy replacement.  They shall not be riveted or screwed in place and shall be bright finish. Screwed-on drip rails are unacceptable because the likelihood of electrolysis is greatly increased.

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8.5.3Vehicle shall be provided with skirt line trim rails.  The rails shall be installed along the lower edge of the body skirt.  The rails shall be made of aluminum diamond plate to match the rear diamond plate riser kick panel. Nylon spacers shall be used to install the skirt rails slightly off the modular body to facilitate cleaning of vehicle.

Does your bid comply with this requirement?Yes   _____   No   _____

8.6Body Mounting:  

The modular body shall be attached to the vehicle utilizing 1" x 3" aluminum sill plates. The modular floor structure shall be welded to these sill plates. Any method of mounting the body which could void the chassis warranty is not acceptable.

Does your bid comply with this requirement?Yes   _____   No   _____

8.6.1The mounting system shall not cause any chassis frame deformation.  At all mounting locations a double compression, neoprene rubber "shock absorbing" device shall isolate the modular body from chassis vibrations. The modular body and sill plates shall be attached to frame using 5/8" mounts with the vibration isolator attachment point approximately 1.65" from the frame weld.

Does your bid comply with this requirement?Yes   _____   No   _____

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