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Request for Foreign Trade Zone

Request for Foreign Trade Zone

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BRITISH
COLUMBIA
TheBestPlaceonEarth
RequestforProposals
FeaslbilitvofaBritishColumbiaForeianTradeZone(r:TZ)ProzramMinistryofTransportationandInfrastructure&MinistryofTourism,TradeandInvestmentRequestforProposalsNumber:071CS61242Issuedate:February22,2011ClosingTime:Proposalsmustbereceivedbefore2:00PMPacificTimeon:Marcb10,2011GOVERNMENTCONTACTPERSON:
AllenquiriesrelatedtothisRequestforProposals(RFP),includinganyrequestsforinformationandclarification,aretobedirected,inwriting,tothefollowingpersonwhowillrespondiftimepermitsInformationobtainedfromanyothersourceisnotofficialandshouldnotbereliedupon.EnquiriesandanyresponseswillberecordedandmaybedistributedtoallProponentsattheProvince'soption.
DaveBachynski,SeniorManagerMinistryofTransportationandInfrastructurePacificGatewayBranchPOBox9850,StnProvGovt,Victoria,BCV8W
9T5
Dave.Bachvnskizozov.bc.ca
DELIVERYOFPROPOSALS:MinistryofTransportationandInfrastructureTransportationPolicy
&
ProgramsDepartmentFinanceandAdministrationBranch5
1h
Floor,940BlanshardStreetVictoria,BC,V8W
9T5
Attention:HeatherWeir,FinancialOfficer
markedwiththenameandaddressoftheProsalnumber,andtheroeettitle.Proposalsmustnotbesentbymail,facsimileore-mailProposalsaretobesubmittedtotheclosinglocationasfollows:(Four)completehard-copiestandIcopyonCD)mustbedeliveredbyhandorcourierto:
PROPONENTS'MEETING:AProponents'meetingwillnotbeheld.PROPONENTSECTION:
Forhard-copyproposals,apersonauthorizedtosignonbehalfoftheProponentmustcompleteandsigntheProponentSection(below),leavingtherestofthispageotherwiseunaltered,andincludetheoriginally-signedandcompletedpagewiththefirstcopyoftheproposal.Forelectronicproposals,allpartsoftheProponentSection(below)mustbecompletedexceptthesignaturefield,astheBCBide-biddingkeyisdeemedtobeanoriginalsignature.Therestofthispagemustbeotherwiseunalteredandsubmittedaspartofyourproposal.
Theenclosedproposalissubmittedinresponsetotheabove-referencedRequestforProposals,includinganyaddenda.ThroughsubmissionofthisproposalweagreetoallofthetermsandconditionsoftheRequestforProposalsandagreethatanyinconsistentprovisionsinourproposalwillbeasifnotwrittenanddonotexist.WehavecarefullyreadandexaminedtheRequestforProposals,includingtheAdministrativeSection,andhaveconductedsuchotherinvestigationsaswereprudentandreasonableinpreparingtheproposal.Weagreetobeboundbystatementsandrepresentationsmadeinourproposal.
SignatureofAuthorizedRepresentative:LegalNameofProponent(andDoingBusinessAsName,ifapplicable).'PrintedNameofAuthorizedRepresentative:AddressofProponent:Title.Date:AuthorizedRepresentativephone,faxoremailaddress(ifavailable):
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TableofContents
DefinitionsandAdministrativeRequirementsRequirementsandResponseSummaryoftheRequirementAdditionalDefinitionsMinistrySituation/OverviewProposalRequirementsEvaluationProposalFormatAppendixA-ContractForms
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A.DefinitionsandAdministrativeRequirements
I.
Definitions
ThroughoutthisRequestforProposals,thefollowingdefinitionsapply
a)
"SSBC"meansSharedServicesBCoftheMinistryofCitizens'Services,b)"Contract"meansthewrittenagreementresultingfromthisRequestforProposalsexecutedbytheProvinceandtheContractor;"Contractor"meansthesuccessfulProponenttothisRequestforProposalswhoentersintoawrittenContractwiththeProvince;
c)
d)
"Ministry"meansMinistryofTourism,TradeandInvestmentandMinistryofTransportationandInfrastructure"must",or"mandatory"meansarequirementthatmustbemetinorderforaproposaltoreceiveconsideration;"Proponent"meansanindividualoracompanythatsubmits,orintendstosubmit,aproposalinresponsetothisRequestforProposals;"Province"meansHerMajestytheQueeninRightoftheProvinceofBritishColumbiaandincludesSSBCandtheMinistry;"RequestforProposals"or"RFP"meanstheprocessdescribedinthisdocument;and"should"or"desirable"meansarequirementhavingasignificantdegreeofimportancetotheobjectivesoftheRequestforProposals
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
2.TermsandConditions
ThefollowingtermsandconditionswillapplytothisRequestforProposalsSubmissionofaproposalinresponsetothisRequestforProposalsindicatesacceptanceofallthetermsthatfollowandthatareincludedinanyaddendaissuedbytheProvince.ProvisionsinproposalsthatcontradictanyofthetermsofthisRequestforProposalswill
be
asifnotwrittenanddonotexist.
3.AdditionalthenformationRegardingRequestforProposals
AllsubsequentinformationregardingthisRequestforProposals,includingchangesmadetothisdocumentwillbepostedontheBCBidwebsiteatwww.bcbid.ca.ItisthesoleresponsibilityoftheProponenttocheckforamendmentsontheBCBidwebsite.
4.LateProposals
Proposalswillbemarkedwiththeirreceipttimeattheclosinglocation.OnlycompleteproposalsreceivedandmarkedbeforeclosingtimewillbeconsideredtohavebeenreceivedontimeHard-copiesoflateproposalswillnotbeacceptedandwill
be
returnedtotheProponent.Electronicproposalsthatarereceivedlatewill
be
markedlateandwillnotbeconsideredorevaluated.Intheeventofadispute,theproposalreceipttimeasrecordedattheclosinglocationshallprevailwhetheraccurateornot
5.
a)
Eligibility
ProposalswillnotbeevaluatediftheProponent'scurrentorpastcorporateorotherinterestsmay,intheProvince'sopinion,giverisetoa
conflict
ofinterestinconnectionwiththeprojectdescribedinthisRequestforProposals.Thisincludes,butisnotlimitedto,involvementbyaProponentinthepreparationofthisRequestforProposals.IfaProponentisindoubtastowhethertheremightbeaconflictofinterest,theProponentshouldconsultwiththeGovernmentContactPersonlistedonpage
I
priortosubmittinga
proposal.
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b)
Proposalsfromnot-for-profitagencieswill
be
evaluatedagainstthesamecriteriaasthosereceivedfromanyotherProponents.
6.Evaluation
Evaluationofproposalswill
be
byacommitteeformedbytheProvinceandmayincludeemployeesandcontractorsoftheProvince.Allpersonnelwillbeboundbythesamestandardsofconfidentiality.TheProvince'sintentistoenterintoaContractwiththeProponentwhohasthehighestoverallranking.
7.NegotiationDelay
IfawrittenContractcannotbenegotiatedwithinthirtydaysofnotificationofthesuccessfulProponent,theProvincemay,atitssolediscretionatanytimethereafter,terminatenegotiationswiththatProponentandeithernegotiateaContractwiththenextqualifiedProponentorchoosetoterminatetheRequestforProposalsprocessandnotenterintoaContractwithanyoftheProponents.
8.Debriefing
AttheconclusionoftheRequestforProposalsprocess,allProponentswill
be
notified.UnsuccessfulProponentsmayrequestadebriefingmeetingwiththeProvince.
9.AlternativeSolutions
Ifalternativesolutionsareoffered,pleasesubmittheinformationinthesameformat,asaseparateproposal.
10.ChangestoProposals
Bysubmissionofaclearanddetailedwrittennotice,theProponentmayamendorwithdrawitsproposalpriortotheclosingdateandtime.Uponclosingtime,allproposalsbecomeirrevocable.TheProponentwillnotchangethewordingofitsproposalafterclosingandnowordsorcommentswillbeaddedtotheproposalunlessrequestedbytheProvinceforpurposesofclarification.
11.Proponents'Expenses
ProponentsaresolelyresponsiblefortheirownexpensesinpreparingaproposalandforsubsequentnegotiationswiththeProvince,ifany
If
theProvinceelectstorejectallproposals,theProvincewillnotbeliabletoanyProponentforanyclaims,whetherforcostsordamagesincurredbytheProponentinpreparingtheproposal,lossofanticipatedprofitinconnectionwithanyfinalContract,oranyothermailerwhatsoever
12.LimitationofDamages
Furthertotheprecedingparagraph,theProponent,bysubmittingaproposal,agreesthatitwillnotclaimdamages,forwhateverreason,relatingtotheContractorinrespectofthecompetitiveprocess,inexcessofanamountequivalenttothereasonablecostsincurredbytheProponentinpreparingitsproposalandtheProponent,bysubmittingaproposal,waivesanyclaimforlossofprofitsifnoContractismadewiththeProponent
13.ProposalValidity
Proposalswill
be
openforacceptanceforatleast90daysaftertheclosingdate.
14.FirmPricing
Priceswillbe
firm
tortheentireContractperiodunlessthisRequestforProposalsspecificallystatesotherwise
15.CurrencyandTaxes
Pricesquotedaretobea)inCanadiandollars;b)inclusiveofduty,whereapplicable;FOBdestination,deliverychargesincludedwhereapplicable;andc)exclusiveofapplicabletaxesPage30f9

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