Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) utilizing Gwinnett County American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and CARES Act Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) Fun...

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From: Gwinnett County(County)
started - 01 Dec, 2022 (2 months ago)

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01 Dec, 2022 (2 months ago)
due - 01 Dec, 2022 (2 months ago)

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16 Dec, 2022 (1 month ago)
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RP038-22 INV

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RP038-22 INV
Gwinnett County

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Gwinnett County
Gwinnett County GA 30024

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Gwinnett County GA 30024
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November 02, 2022 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL RP038-22 The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners is soliciting competitive sealed proposals from qualified service providers to administer a Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) utilizing Gwinnett County American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and CARES Act Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) Funding on an Annual Contract with two (2) options to renew for the County Administrators Office. Proposals must be returned in a sealed container marked on the outside with the Request for Proposal number and Company Name. Proposals will be received until 2:50 P.M. local time on December 02, 2022 at the Gwinnett County Financial Services - Purchasing Division – 2nd Floor, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046. Any proposal received after this date and time will not be accepted. Proposals will be publicly opened and only names of submitting firms will be read at 3:00 P.M. A list of firms submitting proposals will be available the following business day on our website www.gwinnettcounty.com. A WebEx pre-proposal meeting is scheduled for 10:00 A.M. local time on November 15, 2022. To access, dial 1-408-418-9388, enter Access Code 2335 985 1235. All interested parties are urged to attend. Questions regarding proposals should be directed to Lindsey Gravitt, Purchasing Associate II at lindsey.gravitt@GwinnettCounty.com or by calling 770-822-7759, no later than 10:00 AM on November 16, 2022. Proposals are legal and binding upon the bidder when submitted. One (1) unbound original, five (5) copies and one electronic version on a flash drive should be submitted. Do NOT include Cost Proposal in the copies or the copy on flash drive. Successful service provider will be required to meet insurance requirements. The Insurance Company should be authorized to do business in Georgia by the Georgia Insurance Department and must have an A.M. Best rating of A-5 or higher. Gwinnett County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to its programs or activities. Any requests for reasonable accommodations required by individuals to fully participate in any open meeting, program or activity of Gwinnett County Government should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Gwinnett County Justice and Administration Center, 770-822-8165. The written proposal documents supersede any verbal or written prior communications between the parties. Selection criteria are outlined in the request for proposal documents. Gwinnett County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals to waive technicalities, and to make an award deemed in its best interest of Gwinnett County. Award notification will be posted after award on the County website, www.gwinnettcounty.com and companies submitting a proposal will be notified via email. We look forward to your proposal and appreciate your interest in Gwinnett County. Lindsey Gravitt Purchasing Associate II The following pages should be returned with your proposal: Consultant Information, Page 7 References, Page 8 Code of Ethics Affidavit, Page 9 E-Verify Affidavit, Page 10 Required Grant Forms, Pages 34-65 Cost Proposal (Return in a separate envelope), Page 6 http://www.gwinnettcounty.com/ mailto:lindsey.gravitt@GwinnettCounty.com http://www.gwinnettcounty.com/ RP038-22 PAGE 2 I. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners has authorized the use of $4.5M in federal grant funds allocated by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and $948,814 from the CARES Act Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) (which includes compensation to the SBAP vendor) for the provision of grants to small businesses in need of economic assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, the County is requesting proposals from eligible vendors to further define their capacity to administer the SBAP for the County. The County’s goal is to publicize the program as soon as possible in the first quarter of 2023, notifying the public of funding availability and defining application requirements and then releasing applications one month after announcement of the program, closing the application period two months after it opens, with the expectation that funding to eligible small businesses will begin to be disbursed within one month of the close of the application period. II. SCOPE OF WORK The requisite services and requirements are, at a minimum, to include the administration of small business assistance grants to include the following: • Administer funding in compliance with all Federal, State, Local rules and regulations. • Application Management o Development o Acceptance o Eligibility Determination o SAM.gov Verification • Technical Assistance to applicants • Award Management o Review of applicant pool to determine award recipient eligibility categories and grant amounts o Contract/Agreement development o Payment request and/or release of funds • Reporting o General Information  Applications Received  Applications Awarded  Applicant Details • Business Type/Size/Location/etc. o Participant Reporting  Use of funds  Beneficiaries • Records Maintenance • Audits/Monitoring The County is considering the following concepts within its Small Business Assistance Program: • Grant awards will be targeted toward the hardest hit sectors RP038-22 PAGE 3 • Award grant amounts based on a defined formula (ex. employee count, revenue, and sector impact), to be determined through an underwriting process at the conclusion of the application period • Assistance should be based on demonstrated need, per relevant ARPA rules and CDBG rules, as applicable, including restricting 51% of the CDBG-CV funds for qualified low- to moderate-income businesses • Applicants are prohibited from applying for any loss in revenue, incurred cost, or hardship that they have previously received federal pandemic response funding for. Applicants will be required to identify the source and use of any past federal pandemic funding awards and attest that their SBAP application is not duplicative to any previous awards. • Business must be located in Gwinnett County. Please define your firm’s approach to provide these requested services. Be sure to highlight your staffing capacity to meet the proposed timelines. If responders wish to subcontract some part of the services to another entity, please describe that arrangement in the response. General Expectations External staff will be expected to work collaboratively with County employees in all phases of the SBAP. Certain components of the SBAP, such as detailed eligibility criteria, required document submittal, award formulas, and the like will be developed by contractor in close collaboration with the County subsequent to execution of an agreement between the parties. The County will have final approval of all such items. All work papers, notes, emails, documents, and any other program evidence belong to the County. Staffing Staff assigned to SBAP must have the technical expertise and experience to administer a grant program, including review of applications, verification of eligibility requirements met, required documents submitted, award notifications and fund releases tracked, and relevant metrics compiled and reported to federal agencies. Deliverables and Performance Expectations The vendor will be required to hold regular meetings with the County, in person, phone, or video call as requested by the County, and to provide periodic reports on the SBAP progress covering key points of information requested by the County. Insurance Requirements The successful consultant shall provide adequate coverage for the entire term of the contract. Exceptions to Terms and Conditions or Proposal Requirements Respondents must clearly list any exceptions to the Terms & Conditions or Proposal Requirements. Please note that any exceptions will be considered during the evaluation process and points may be deducted. Our standard service agreement is included in this RFP. Prospective Service Providers should review and indicate any exceptions to these Terms and Conditions. RP038-22 PAGE 4 Signatures Proposals and accompanying bids shall be submitted in the official corporate name of the corporation and should be signed by the individual authorized to bind the corporation. III. PROPOSAL SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS Consultants are asked to read the Request for Proposal carefully to ensure that they address the specific requirements of this Request and submit all requested information. Proposing Consultants will be evaluated and scored based on the information provided in their proposals as it relates to this Request. The Consultant’s Proposal shall be organized in the order and format described below. Respondents are encouraged to submit clear and concise responses, and excessive length or extraneous information is discouraged. In an effort to ensure our ability to evaluate and choose a successful firm for this project, respondents are encouraged to be responsive to the specific range of issues requested in this solicitation. Submission of excessive “boiler plate” information, including sales brochures, is discouraged. Proposers should not submit website links in lieu of written responses. Website links and any information contained within may not be reviewed or considered by Gwinnett County. Consultants are requested to submit one (1) original unbound, five (5) copies, and one (1) electronic copy on a flash drive of the proposal package to meet the requirements below. All copies of the proposal must be identical. The Fee Schedule should be submitted in a separate sealed envelope and not included with the technical proposal. A. Firm Experience Provide a narrative description of the company’s history, purpose, range of services, resources, and past and current business activities. In the latter area, describe in detail the company’s experience in conducting similar programs, including any existing resources such as online application forms, reporting templates, award letter forms, flow charts and the like. B. Staff Resources Provide a staffing description for the proposed services. Describe the size and capabilities of your firm’s available staff. C. Understanding and Approach Explain your understanding of the work outlined in this proposal and describe your firm’s approach to such a program. D. References Provide a minimum of three (3) references from recent engagements that involved similar audit work. The reference form attached to the proposal document specifies what details to include. E. Cost Proposal Please complete the attached Cost Proposal and submit in a separate sealed envelope with “RP038-22 Cost Proposal" and your firm’s name written on the outside. No cost should be included in the technical proposal documents. Please note, that ALL costs associated with these services MUST be included in rates including but not limited to travel, supplies, etc. The County will not pay any fees outside of what is listed on the Cost Proposal. RP038-22 PAGE 5 IV. SELECTION PROCEDURE Proposals will be evaluated based on their relative responsiveness to the criteria described above and with the criteria values weighted as shown. A. Firm Experience- Demonstration of hands-on experience administering grant programs, particularly any utilizing federal funds targeting small businesses. 25 points B. Existing Resources - Demonstration of firm’s existing tools devoted to similar program management. This could include online application forms, reporting templates, award letter forms, flow charts and the like. 20 points C. Experience, Skills and Qualifications – Experience and professional qualifications of proposed staff assigned to engagement. 20 points D. Understanding and Approach - Understanding of and commitment to achieving County's objectives. 25 points E. References 5 points F. Cost Proposal 5 points SUB TOTAL 100 points G. Optional Interview 15 points TOTAL 115 points Gwinnett County will select the firm that best demonstrates that it would provide the most value towards achieving the objectives listed in this document. The proposals will be reviewed by a selection committee and ranked based on the criteria identified above. Part I – Initially, proposals will be evaluated based on their relative responsiveness to criteria A-E above and with those point values weighted as shown above. Part II – Firms may be short-listed for further consideration. The cost proposal(s) of the short-listed firms from Part I will be opened, reviewed and scored. At the discretion of the County, or as deemed in its best interest, firms may be short-listed a second time for an interview/presentation. Part III – If interviews are necessary for selection, evaluation will be performed and will be worth an additional 0-15 points in the selection process. The number of firms short listed and interviewed will be at the discretion of the selection committee. The consultant will be responsible for any cost associated with the request for an interview. Upon completion of the qualifications-based evaluation and ranking of proposals, the County may initiate negotiations with the highest scoring firm to arrive at a fair and reasonable compensation for the solicited services which considers the scope, complexity, professional nature and estimated value of the services to be rendered. If the County and the highest scoring firm are unable to negotiate a fair and reasonable contract, the County may terminate negotiations and undertake negotiations with the next highest scoring firm, continuing the process until an agreement is reached. RP038-22 PAGE 6 FAILURE TO RETURN THIS PAGE AS PART OF YOUR PROPOSAL DOCUMENT MAY RESULT IN REJECTION OF PROPOSAL. Cost Proposal (Return in a Separate Sealed Envelope) Item Description Amount 1. One-Time Development Fee to set up the SBAP $ _________________________________________ 2. Administration of Grants $ ________________________ / per transaction In compliance with the specifications outlined in the RFP, the undersigned acknowledges all requirements outlined in the "Instructions to Proposers" and all documents referred to therein. The undersigned offers and agrees, if this proposal is accepted by the Board of Commissioners within one hundred twenty (120) days of the date of proposal opening, to furnish any or all of the items upon which prices are quoted, at the price set opposite each item, delivered to the designated point(s) within the time specified in the Cost Proposal. Gwinnett County requires pricing to remain firm for the duration of the initial term of the contract. Failure to hold firm pricing for the initial term of the contract will be sufficient cause for Gwinnett County to declare proposal non-responsive. This contract is anticipated to begin upon award. Unless otherwise noted, quoted prices will remain firm for two (2) additional one (1) year periods. If a percentage increase or decrease will be a part of this bid, please note this in the space provided together with an explanation: Option 1 Renewal _________________% Increase _________________% Decrease Option 2 Renewal _________________% Increase _________________% Decrease COMPANY NAME: _____________________________________________________________________________ RP038-22 PAGE 7 Failure to return this page as part of your proposal document may result in rejection of proposal. CONSULTANT INFORMATION Please include this page as part of the technical proposal document and NOT with the Cost Proposal. Termination for Cause: The County may terminate this agreement for cause upon ten days prior written notice to the service provider of the service provider’s default in the performance of any term of this agreement. Such termination shall be without prejudice to any of the County’s rights or remedies by law. Termination for Convenience: The County may terminate this agreement for its convenience at any time upon 30 days written notice to the service provider. In the event of the County’s termination of this agreement for convenience, the service provider will be paid for those services actually performed. Partially completed performance of the agreement will be compensated based upon a signed statement of completion to be submitted by the service provider, which shall itemize each element of performance. The undersigned acknowledges receipt of the following addenda, listed by number and date as issued appearing on each: Addendum No. Date Addendum No. Date ______________ _____________ _______________ ________________ ______________ _____________ _______________ ________________ Certification Of Non-Collusion in Bid Preparation _____________________________________________________ Signature Date Legal Business Name (If your company is an LLC, you must identify all principals to include addresses and phone numbers in your submittal) Federal Tax ID_________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Does your company currently have a location within Gwinnett County? Yes No Representative Signature Printed Name Telephone Number Fax Number _________________________________________________ E-mail address________________________________________________________________________________________ RP038-22 PAGE 8 FAILURE TO RETURN THIS PAGE AS PART OF YOUR BID DOCUMENT MAY RESULT IN REJECTION OF BID. REFERENCES Gwinnett County requests a minimum of three (3) references where work of a similar size and scope has been completed. Note: References should be customized for each project, rather than submitting the same set of references for every project bid. The references listed should be of similar size and scope of the project being bid on. Do not submit a project list in lieu of this form. 1. Company Name Brief Description of Project Completion Date Contract Amount $ Start Dates Contact Person Telephone E-Mail Address 2. Company Name Brief Description of Project Completion Date Contract Amount $ Start Date Contact Person Telephone E-Mail Address 3. Company Name Brief Description of Project Completion Date Contract Amount $ Start Date Contact Person Telephone E-Mail Address Company Name RP038-22 PAGE 9 RP038-22, Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) utilizing Gwinnett County American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and CARES Act Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) Funding on an Annual Contract Page 9 CODE OF ETHICS AFFIDAVIT (THIS FORM SHOULD BE FULLY COMPLETED AND RETURNED WITH YOUR SUBMITTAL AND WILL BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO EVALUATION) In accordance with Section 54-33 of the Gwinnett County Code of Ordinances the undersigned bidder/proposer makes the following full and complete disclosure under oath, to the best of his/her knowledge, of the name(s) of all elected officials whom it employs or who have a direct or indirect pecuniary interest in or with the bidder/proposer, its affiliates or its subcontractors: 1. (Company Submitting Bid/Proposal) 2. (Please check one box below)  No information to disclose (complete only section 4 below)  Disclosed information below (complete section 3 & section 4 below) 3. (if additional space is required, please attach list) Gwinnett County Elected Official Name Gwinnett County Elected Official Name Gwinnett County Elected Official Name Gwinnett County Elected Official Name 4. Sworn to and subscribed before me this BY: day of , 20 Authorized Officer or Agent Signature Printed Name of Authorized Officer or Agent Notary Public Title of Authorized Officer or Agent of Contractor (seal) Note: See Gwinnett County Code of Ethics Ordinance EO2011, Sec. 54-33. The ordinance will be available to view in its’ entirety at www.gwinnettcounty.com http://www.gwinnettcounty.com/ RP038-22 PAGE 10 RP038-22, Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) utilizing Gwinnett County American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and CARES Act Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) Funding on an Annual Contract Page 10 CONTRACTOR AFFIDAVIT AND AGREEMENT (THIS FORM SHOULD BE FULLY COMPLETED AND RETURNED WITH YOUR SUBMITTAL) By executing this affidavit, the undersigned contractor verifies its compliance with The Illegal Immigration Reform Enhancements for 2013, stating affirmatively that the individual, firm, or corporation which is contracting with the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners has registered with and is participating in a federal work authorization program* [any of the electronic verification of work authorization programs operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security or any equivalent federal work authorization program operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security] to verify information of newly hired employees, pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act, in accordance with the applicability provisions and deadlines established therein. The undersigned further agrees that, should it employ or contract with any subcontractor(s) in connection with the physical performance of services or the performance of labor pursuant to this contract with the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, contractor will secure from such subcontractor(s) similar verification of compliance with the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act on the Subcontractor Affidavit provided in Rule 300-10-01-.08 or a substantially similar form. Contractor further agrees to maintain records of such compliance and provide a copy of each such verification to the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners at the time the subcontractor(s) is retained to perform such service. _________________________________________ _____________________________________ E-Verify * User Identification Number Date Registered _________________________________________ Legal Company Name _________________________________________ Street Address _________________________________________ City/State/Zip Code _____________________________________ _____________________________________ BY: Authorized Officer or Agent Date (Contractor Signature) __________________________________________ Title of Authorized Officer or Agent of Contractor ___________________________________________ Printed Name of Authorized Officer or Agent SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN BEFORE ME ON THIS THE _______ DAY OF ______________________, 20_______ ________________________________________________ Notary Public My Commission Expires: ___________________________ * As of the effective date of O.C.G.A. 13-10-91, the applicable federal work authorization program is “E-Verify” operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Bureau of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the Social Security Administration (SSA). For Gwinnett County Use Only: Document ID #________________ Issue Date: ___________________ Initials: ______________________ RP038-22 PAGE 11 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS (For projects less than $5,000,000) 1. Statutory Workers' Compensation Insurance (a) Employers Liability:  Bodily Injury by Accident - $100,000 each accident  Bodily Injury by Disease - $500,000 policy limit  Bodily Injury by Disease - $100,000 each employee 2. Commercial General Liability Insurance (a) $1,000,000 limit of liability per occurrence for bodily injury and property damage (b) The following additional coverage must apply:  1986 (or later) ISO Commercial General Liability Form  Dedicated Limits per Project Site or Location (CG 25 03 or CG 25 04)  Additional Insured Endorsement (Form B CG 20 10 with a modification for completed operations or a separate endorsement covering Completed Operations)  Blanket Contractual Liability  Broad Form Property Damage  Severability of Interest  Underground, explosion, and collapse coverage  Personal Injury (deleting both contractual and employee exclusions)  Incidental Medical Malpractice  Hostile Fire Pollution Wording 3. Auto Liability Insurance (a) $500,000 limit of liability per occurrence for bodily injury and property damage (b) Comprehensive form covering all owned, nonowned, leased, hired, and borrowed vehicles (c) Additional Insured Endorsement (d) Contractual Liability 4. Professional Liability Insurance - $1,000,000 (project specific for the Gwinnett County project) limit of liability per claim/aggregate or a limit of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 aggregate or a claim/aggregate limit of $3,000,000 per occurrence and $3,000,000 aggregate.  Insurance company must be authorized to do business in the State of Georgia.  Dedicated Limits per Project Site or Location (CG 25 03 or CG 25 04 or some other form) 5. Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners (and any applicable Authority) should be shown as an additional insured on General Liability and Auto Liability policies. 6. The cancellation should provide 10 days notice for nonpayment and 30 days notice of cancellation. 7. Certificate Holder should read: Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners 75 Langley Drive Lawrenceville, GA 30046-6935 8. Insurance Company, except Worker' Compensation carrier, must have an A.M. Best Rating of A-5 or higher. Certain Workers' Comp funds may be acceptable by the approval of the Insurance Unit. European markets including those based in London and domestic surplus lines markets that operate on a non-admitted basis are exempt from this requirement provided that the contractor’s broker/agent can provide financial data to establish that a market is equal to or exceeds the financial strengths associated with the A.M. Best’s rating of A-5 or better. 9. Insurance Company should be licensed to do business by the Georgia Department of Insurance. *See above note regarding Professional Liability RP038-22 PAGE 12 10. Certificates of Insurance, and any subsequent renewals, must reference specific bid/contract by project name and project/bid number. 11. The Contractor shall agree to provide complete certified copies of current insurance policy (ies) or a certified letter from the insurance company (ies) if requested by the County to verify the compliance with these insurance requirements. 12. All insurance coverages required to be provided by the Contractor will be primary over any insurance program carried by the County. 13. Contractor shall incorporate a copy of the insurance requirements as herein provided in each and every subcontract with each and every Subcontractor in any tier, and shall require each and every Subcontractor of any tier to comply with all such requirements. Contractor agrees that if for any reason Subcontractor fails to procure and maintain insurance as required, all such required Insurance shall be procured and maintained by Contractor at Contractor's expense. 14. No Contractor or Subcontractor shall commence any work of any kind under this Contract until all insurance requirements contained in this Contract have been complied with and until evidence of such compliance satisfactory to Gwinnett County as to form and content has been filed with Gwinnett County. The Acord Certificate of Insurance or a preapproved substitute is the required form in all cases where reference is made to a Certificate of Insurance or an approved substitute. 15. The Contractor shall agree to waive all rights of subrogation against the County, the Board of Commissioners, its officers, officials, employees, and volunteers from losses arising from work performed by the contractor for the County. 16. Special Form Contractors’ Equipment and Contents Insurance covering owned, used, and leased equipment, tools, supplies, and contents required to perform the services called for in the Contract. The coverage must be on a replacement cost basis. The County will be included as a Loss Payee in this coverage for County owned equipment, tools, supplies, and contents. 17. The Contractor shall make available to the County, through its records or records of their insurer, information regarding a specific claim related to any County project. Any loss run information available from the contractor or their insurer relating to a County project will be made available to the county upon their request. 18. Compliance by the Contractor and all subcontractors with the foregoing requirements as to carrying insurance shall not relieve the Contractor and all Subcontractors of their liability provisions of the Contract. 19. The Contractor and all Subcontractors are to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Public Law 91-956, and any other laws that may apply to this Contract. 20. The Contractor shall at a minimum apply risk management practices accepted by the contractors’ industry. Surety Bonds (If Required) All of the surety requirements will stay the same except the Surety Company must have the same rating as item 8 above. RP038-22 PAGE 13 ***Gwinnett County requires that all Contracts between parties be entered into via the following documents. If any exceptions are taken to any part of this document, each must be stated in detail and submitted as part of your proposal/bid document. If no exceptions are noted it is assumed that the party fully agrees to the contract in its entirety. Exceptions to the sample contract provided in this request for proposal will be considered in terms of responsiveness when making award.*** SAMPLE SERVICE PROVIDER CONTRACT Provide Information Technology and Other Internal Auditing Services on an Annual Contract This CONTRACT made and entered into this day of , 20__ by and between Gwinnett County, Georgia (Party of the First Part, hereinafter called the "County"), and (Party of the Second Part, hereinafter called the "Service Provider"). NOW THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the mutual promises and obligations contained herein and under the conditions hereinafter set forth, the parties do hereby agree as follows: 1. TERM: This contract shall commence , for a one-year period with two options to renew for an additional one-year period. 2. ATTACHMENTS: This Contract shall consist of the Service Provider's bid/proposal and all Invitations to Bid/Proposals including all drawings, specifications, price lists, Instructions to Bidders, General Conditions, Special Provisions, Detailed Specifications, addenda, and change orders issued after execution of the Contract (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Bid"), which are specifically incorporated herein by reference (Exhibit A). In the event of a conflict between the County's contract documents and the Service Provider’s bid/proposal, the County's contract documents shall control. 3. PERFORMANCE: Service Provider agrees to furnish all skill and labor of every description necessary to carry out and complete in good, firm and substantial, workmanlike manner, the work specified, in strict conformity with the Bid. 4. PRICE: As full compensation for the performance of this Contract, the County shall pay the Service Provider for the actual quantity of work performed. Bid amount shown on Exhibit A is the total obligation of the County pursuant to OCGA section 36-60-13 (a) (3). The fees for the work to be performed under this Contract shall be charged to the County in accordance with the rate schedule referenced in the Bid (Exhibit A). The County agrees to pay the Service Provider following receipt by the County of a detailed invoice, reflecting the actual work performed by the Service Provider. 5. INDEMNIFICATION AND HOLD HARMLESS: Service Provider agrees to protect, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the COUNTY, its commissioners, officers, agents and employees from and against any and all liability, damages, claims, suits, liens, and judgments, for whatever nature, including claims for contribution and/or indemnification, for injuries to or death of any person or persons, or damage to the property or other rights of any person or persons to the extent arising out of and attributed to the negligent acts, errors, or omissions of the Service Provider. Service Provider's obligation to protect, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, as set forth hereinabove shall include any matter arising out of any patent, trademark, copyright, or service mark, or any actual or alleged unfair competition disparagement of product or service, or other business tort of any type whatsoever, or any actual or alleged violation of trade regulations. Service Provider further agrees to protect, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the COUNTY, its commissioners, officers, agents, and employees from and against any and all claims or liability for compensation under the Worker's Compensation Act arising out of injuries sustained by any employee of the Service Provider. RP038-22 PAGE 14 6. TERMINATION FOR CAUSE: The County may terminate this Contract for cause upon ten (10) days prior written notice to the Service Provider of the Service Provider's default in the performance of any term of this Contract. Such termination shall be without prejudice to any of the County's rights or remedies provided by law. 7 TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE: The County may terminate this Contract for its convenience at any time upon 30 days written notice to the Service Provider. In the event of the County's termination of this Contract for convenience, the Service Provider will be paid for those services actually performed. Partially completed performance of the Contract will be compensated based upon a signed statement of completion to be submitted by the Service Provider who shall itemize each element of performance. 8. CONTRACT NOT TO DISCRIMINATE: During the performance of this Contract, the Service Provider will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, age, or disability which does not preclude the applicant or employee from performing the essential functions of the position. The Service Provider will also, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by qualified applicants, consider the same without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, age, or disability which does not preclude the applicant from performing the essential functions of the job. The Service Provider will cause the foregoing provisions to be inserted in all subcontracts for any work covered by this Contract so that such provision will be binding upon each subservice provider, providing that the foregoing provisions shall not apply to contracts or subservice providers for standard commercial supplies of raw materials. 9. ASSIGNMENT: The Service Provider shall not sublet, assign, transfer, pledge, convey, sell or otherwise dispose of the whole or any part of this Contract or his right, title, or interest therein to any person, firm, or corporation without the previous consent of the County in writing. 10. WAIVER: A waiver by either party of any breach of any provision, term, covenant, or condition of this Contract shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision, term, covenant, or condition. 11 SEVERABILITY: The parties agree that each of the provisions included in this Contract is separate, distinct and severable from the other and remaining provisions of this Contract, and that the invalidity of any Contract provision shall not affect the validity of any other provision or provisions of this Contract. 12. GOVERNING LAW: The parties agree that this Contract shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia. This Contract has been signed in Gwinnett County, Georgia. 13. MERGER CLAUSE: The parties agree that the terms of this Contract include the entire Contract between the parties, and as such, shall exclusively bind the parties. No other representations, either oral or written, may be used to contradict the terms of this Contract. 14. ACCOUNTABILITY: The Service Provider agrees to maintain and make available to the County all documents and financial records sufficient to establish compliance with subsection 603(c) of the Social Security Act and subsection 601(d) of the Social Security Act, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 801(d)), Treasury’s regulations implementing that section, and guidance released by Treasury as well as the CDBG regulations, at 24 CFR Part 570, and guidance released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Audit: The Service Provider will allow, obtain, and cooperate with any audit or investigation of grant administration requested or undertaken by the Funding Entity or County with power to conduct or request such audit or investigation. Upon request, the Service Provider agrees to provide the County with any RP038-22 PAGE 15 information, documents and/or photographs the County deems necessary to monitor performance of this Contract. Records Retention: The Service Provider agrees to maintain proper and accurate books, records and accounts reflecting its administration of Contract funds and compliance with all applicable laws. Such documentation shall be retained for a period of five (5) years after the final payment is made and shall be made available to the County upon request. Records to support compliance with federal regulations reference above may include, but are not limited to, copies of the following: i. General ledger and subsidiary ledgers used to account for (a) the receipt of grant funded payments and (b) the disbursements from such payments to meet eligible expenses related to the public health emergency due to COVID-19; ii. Budget records; iii. Payroll, time records, human resource records to support costs incurred for payroll expenses related to addressing the public health emergency due to COVID-19; iv. Receipts of purchases made related to addressing the public health emergency due to COVID- 19; v. Contracts and subcontracts entered into using grant funded payments and all documents related to such contracts; vi. Grant agreements and subrecipient agreements entered into using grant funded payments and all documents related to such awards; vii. All documentation of reports, audits, and other monitoring of contractors, including subcontractors, and subrecipients; viii. All documentation supporting the performance outcomes of the contracts, subcontracts, grant awards, and subawards; ix. All internal and external email/electronic communications related to use of grant funded payments; and x. All investigative files and inquiry reports involving grant funded payments. Programmatic Reporting Requirements: The Service Provider agrees to adhere to applicable programmatic reporting requirements as defined by federal funding agencies and the County. (Signatures Next Page) RP038-22 PAGE 16 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto, acting through their duly authorized agents, have caused this CONTRACT to be signed, sealed and delivered. GWINNETT COUNTY, GEORGIA By: Nicole L. Hendrickson, Chairwoman Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners ATTEST: Signature Tina King, County Clerk Board of Commissioners APPROVED AS TO FORM: Signature Gwinnett County Staff Attorney SERVICE PROVIDER: BY: Signature Print Name Title ATTEST: Signature Print Name Corporate Secretary (Seal) RP038-22 PAGE 17 GENERAL CONDITIONS To Service Provider AGREEMENT Article 1 Definitions 2 Contract Documents 3 Changes and Extra Work 4 Personnel and Equipment 5 Accuracy of Work 6 Findings Confidential 7 Termination of Agreement for Cause 8 Termination for Convenience of the COUNTY 9 SERVICE PROVIDER to Cooperate with other SERVICE PROVIDERS 10 Indemnification 11 Covenant Against Contingent Fees 12 Insurance 13 Prohibited Interests 14 Subcontracting 15 Assignability 16 Equal Employment Opportunity 17 Anti-Kickback Clause 18 Audits and Inspectors 19 Ownership, Publication, Reproduction and Use 20 Verbal Agreement or Conversation 21 Independent Service provider 22 Notices RP038-22 PAGE 18 1 DEFINITIONS Wherever used in this Agreement, whether in the singular or in the plural, the following terms shall have the following meanings: 1.1 COUNTY-means Gwinnett County, Georgia, a political subdivision of the State of Georgia. 1.2 SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT-means a written order to SERVICE PROVIDER signed by COUNTY and accepted by SERVICE PROVIDER, effecting an addition, deletion or revision in the Work, or an adjustment in the Agreement Price or the Contract Time, issued after execution of this Agreement. 1.3 CONTRACT-means the Agreement Documents specifically identified and incorporated herein by reference in Section 2, CONTRACT DOCUMENTS. 1.4 AGREEMENT EXECUTION-means the date on which SERVICE PROVIDER executes and enters into an Agreement with the COUNTY to perform the Work. 1.5 AGREEMENT PRICE-means the total monies, adjusted in accordance with any provision herein, payable to the SERVICE PROVIDER under this Agreement. 1.6 CONTRACT TIME-means the period of time stated in this Agreement for the completion of the Work. 1.7 SERVICE PROVIDER-means the party or parties contracting directly with the COUNTY to perform Work pursuant to this Agreement. 1.8 DEPARTMENT- means the Director or designee of requesting department(s) named in this solicitation. 1.9 DRAWINGS-means collectively, all the drawings, receipt of which is acknowledged by the COUNTY, listed in this Agreement, and also such supplementary drawings as the SERVICE PROVIDER may issue from time to time in order to clarify or explain such drawing or to show details which are not shown thereon. 1.10 SPECIFICATIONS-means the written technical provisions including all appendices thereto, both general and specific, which form a part of the Agreement Documents. 1.11 SUBSERVICE PROVIDER-means any person, firm, partnership, joint venture, company, corporation, or entity having a contractual agreement with SERVICE PROVIDER or with any of its subservice providers at any tier to provide a part of the Work called for by this Agreement. 1.12 WORK-means any and all obligations, duties and responsibilities, including furnishing equipment, engineering, design, workmanship, labor and any other services or things necessary to the successful completion of the Project, assigned to or undertaken by SERVICE PROVIDER under this Agreement. 1.13 LIAISON-Representative of the COUNTY who shall act as Liaison between the County and the SERVICE PROVIDER for all matters pertaining to this Agreement, including review of SERVICE PROVIDER'S plans and work. RP038-22 PAGE 19 2 CONTRACT DOCUMENTS 2.1 LIST OF DOCUMENTS The Agreement, any required bonds, the General Conditions, the Appendices, the Detailed Scope of Work, the Specifications, the Drawings, the Exhibits, and all Agreement Supplemental Agreements shall constitute the Agreement Documents. 2.2 CONFLICT AND PRECEDENCE 2.2.1 The Agreement Documents are complementary, and what is called for by one is as binding as if called for by all. In the event there are any conflicting provisions or requirements in the component parts of this Agreement, the several Agreement Documents shall take precedence in the following order: 1. Supplemental Agreements 2. Agreement 3. General Conditions 4. Detailed Scope of Work 5. Specifications 6. Drawings 3 CHANGES AND EXTRA WORK The COUNTY may, at any time, request changes in the work to be performed hereunder. All such changes, including any increase or decrease in the amount of the SERVICE PROVIDER'S compensation, which are mutually agreed upon by and between the COUNTY and the SERVICE PROVIDER, shall be incorporated in written Supplemental Agreements to the Agreement. 4 PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT The SERVICE PROVIDER represents that it has secured or will secure, at its own expense, all personnel necessary to complete this Agreement; none of whom shall be employees of, or have any contractual relationship with, the COUNTY. Primary liaison with the COUNTY will be through its designee. All of the services required hereunder will be performed by the SERVICE PROVIDER under its supervision, and all personnel engaged in the work shall be fully qualified and shall be authorized or permitted under law to perform such services. The SERVICE PROVIDER shall employ only persons duly registered in the appropriate category in responsible charge of supervision and design of the work; and further shall employ only qualified surveyors in responsible charge of any survey work. The SERVICE PROVIDER shall endorse all reports, contract plans, and survey data. Such endorsements shall be made by a person duly registered in the appropriate category by the Georgia State Board of Registration, being in the full employ of the SERVICE PROVIDER and responsible for the work prescribed by this Agreement. RP038-22 PAGE 20 5 ACCURACY OF WORK The SERVICE PROVIDER shall be responsible for the accuracy of the work and shall promptly correct errors and omissions in its plans and specifications without additional compensations. Acceptance of the work by the COUNTY will not relieve the SERVICE PROVIDER of the responsibility for subsequent correction of any errors and the clarification of any ambiguities. 6 FINDINGS CONFIDENTIAL The SERVICE PROVIDER agrees that its conclusions and any reports are for the confidential information of the COUNTY and that it will not disclose its conclusions in whole or in part to any persons whatsoever, other than to submit its written documentation to the COUNTY, and will only discuss the same with it or its authorized representatives. Upon completion of this Agreement term, all documents, reports, maps, data and studies prepared by the SERVICE PROVIDER pursuant thereto shall become the property of the COUNTY and be delivered to the DEPARTMENT. Articles, papers, bulletins, reports, or other materials reporting the plans, progress, analyses, or results and findings of the work conducted under this Agreement shall not be presented publicly or published without prior approval in writing of the COUNTY. It is further agreed that if any information concerning the PROJECT, its conduct, results, or data gathered or processed should be released by the SERVICE PROVIDER without prior approval from the COUNTY, the release of same shall constitute grounds for termination of this Agreement without indemnity to the SERVICE PROVIDER, but should any such information be released by the COUNTY or by the SERVICE PROVIDER with such prior written approval, the same shall be regarded as public information and no longer subject to the restrictions of this Agreement. 7 TERMINATION OF AGREEMENT FOR CAUSE If through any cause the SERVICE PROVIDER shall fail to fulfill in a timely and proper manner its obligations under this Agreement, or if the SERVICE PROVIDER shall violate any of the covenants, agreements or stipulations of this Agreement, the COUNTY shall thereupon have the right to terminate this Agreement by giving written notice to the SERVICE PROVIDER of such termination, and specifying the effective date thereof, at least ten (10) days before the effective date of such termination. Failure to maintain the scheduled level of effort as proposed and prescribed, or deviation from the aforesaid scheduler without prior approval of the COUNTY shall constitute cause for termination. In such event, all finished or unfinished documents, maps, data, studies, work papers and reports prepared by the SERVICE PROVIDER under this Agreement shall become the property of the COUNTY, and the SERVICE PROVIDER shall be entitled to receive just and equitable compensation for any satisfactory work completed on such documents, as determined by the COUNTY. 8 TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE OF THE COUNTY The COUNTY may terminate this Agreement for its convenience at any time upon 30 days notice in writing to the SERVICE PROVIDER. If the Agreement is terminated by the COUNTY as provided in this Article 8, the SERVICE PROVIDER will be paid compensation for those services actually performed. Partially completed tasks will be compensated for based on a signed statement of completion to be submitted by the SERVICE PROVIDER which shall itemize each task element and briefly state what work has been completed and what work remains to be done. RP038-22 PAGE 21 All such expenses shall be properly documented and submitted to the COUNTY for processing and payment. The County shall be the final authority in the event of any disputes over authorized costs between the COUNTY and the Service Provider. 9 SERVICE PROVIDERS TO COOPERATE WITH OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS If the COUNTY undertakes or awards other contracts for additional related work, the SERVICE PROVIDER shall fully cooperate with such other SERVICE PROVIDERS and the COUNTY employees or appointed committee(s), and carefully fit its own work to such additional work as may be directed by the COUNTY. The SERVICE PROVIDER shall not commit or permit any act which will interfere with the performance of work by any other SERVICE PROVIDER or COUNTY employees. 10 INDEMNIFICATION SERVICE PROVIDER agrees to protect, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the COUNTY, its commissioners, officers, agents and employees from and against any and all liability, damages, claims, suits, liens, and judgments, for whatever nature, including claims for contribution and/or indemnification, for injuries to or death of any person or persons, or damage to the property or other rights of any person or persons to the extent arising out of and attributed to the negligent acts, errors or omissions of the SERVICE PROVIDER. SERVICE PROVIDER'S obligation to protect, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, as set forth herein above shall include any matter arising out of any patent, trademark, copyright, or service mark, or any actual or alleged unfair competition disparagement of product or service, or other business tort of any type whatsoever, or any actual or alleged violation of trade regulations. SERVICE PROVIDER further agrees to protect, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the COUNTY, its commissioners, officers, agents, and employees from and against any and all claims or liability for compensation under the Worker's Compensation Act arising out of injuries sustained by any employee of the SERVICE PROVIDER. 11 COVENANT AGAINST CONTINGENT FEES The SERVICE PROVIDER warrants that no person or selling agency has been employed or retained to solicit or secure this Agreement upon an agreement or understanding for a commission, percentage, brokerage, or contingent fee, excepting bona fide employees or bona fide established commercial or selling agencies maintained by SERVICE PROVIDER for the purpose of securing business and that the SERVICE PROVIDER has not received any non-COUNTY fee related to this Agreement without the prior written consent of the COUNTY. For breach or violation of this warranty, the COUNTY shall have the right to annul this Agreement without liability or at its discretion to deduct from the Agreement Price of consideration the full amount of such commission, percentage, brokerage or contingent fee. 12 INSURANCE The SERVICE PROVIDER shall, at all times that this Agreement is in effect, cause to be maintained in force and effect an insurance policy (s) that will ensure and indemnify both GWINNETT COUNTY and SERVICE PROVIDER against liability or financial loss resulting from injuries occurring to persons or property or occurring as a result of any negligent error, act, or omission of the SERVICE PROVIDER during the term of this Agreement. The liability under such insurance policy shall be not less than as stated in the Bid Proposal. The SERVICE PROVIDER shall provide, at all times that this Agreement is in effect, Worker's Compensation insurance in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia. RP038-22 PAGE 22 The SERVICE PROVIDER shall provide, at all times that this Agreement is in effect, Professional Liability Insurance with a limit of not less than that as stated in the Bid Proposal. Additionally, SERVICE PROVIDER shall provide, at all times that this Agreement is in effect, automobile liability insurance with a limit of not less than that as stated in the Bid Proposal. The policies shall be written by a responsible company(s), to be approved by the COUNTY, and shall be non- cancelable except on thirty-(30) days' written notice to the COUNTY. Such policies shall name the COUNTY as additional insured, except for worker's compensation and professional liability policies, and a copy of such policy or a certificate of insurance shall be filed with the Director at the time of the execution of this Agreement. 13 PROHIBITED INTERESTS 13.1 Conflict of Interest: The SERVICE PROVIDER agrees that it presently has no interest and shall acquire no interest, direct or indirect, that would conflict in any manner or degree with the performance of its services hereunder. 13.2 Interest of Public Officials: No member, officer, or employee of the COUNTY during his tenure or for one year thereafter, shall have any interest, direct or indirect, in this Agreement or the proceeds thereof. 14 SUBCONTRACTING The SERVICE PROVIDER shall not subcontract any part of the work covered by this Agreement or permit subcontracted work to be further subcontracted without the DEPARTMENT's prior written approval of the subservice provider, except as may have been specifically stated in the SERVICE PROVIDER'S response to proposal per Exhibit A. The DEPARTMENT will not approve any subservice provider for work covered by this Agreement that has not been recommended for approval by the Department Director. All subcontracts in the amount of $5,000 or more shall include the provisions set forth in this Agreement. 15 ASSIGNABILITY The SERVICE PROVIDER shall not assign or transfer whether by an assignment or novation, any of its rights, obligations, benefits, liabilities or other interest under this Agreement without the written consent of the COUNTY. 16 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY During the performance of this Agreement, the SERVICE PROVIDER agrees as follows: (1) the SERVICE PROVIDER will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, sex or national origin; (2) the SERVICE PROVIDER will, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by qualified applicants, receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex or national origin; (3) the SERVICE PROVIDER will cause the foregoing provisions to be inserted in all subcontracts for any work covered by the Agreement so that such provision will be binding upon each subservice provider, provided that the foregoing provision shall not apply to contracts or subcontracts for standard commercial supplies of raw materials. RP038-22 PAGE 23 17 ANTI-KICKBACK CLAUSE Salaries of architects, draftsmen, technical engineers and engineers, and technicians performing work under this Agreement shall be paid unconditionally and not less often than once a month without deduction or rebate on any account except only such payroll deductions as are mandatory by law. The SERVICE PROVIDER hereby promises to comply with all applicable "Anti-kickback" laws, and shall insert appropriate provisions in all subcontracts covering work under this Agreement. 18 AUDITS AND INSPECTORS At any time during normal business hours and as often as the COUNTY may deem necessary, the CONSULTANT shall make available to the COUNTY for examination all of its records with respect to all matters covered by this Agreement. It shall also permit the COUNTY to audit, examine and make copies, excerpts or transcripts from such records of personnel, conditions of employment and other data relating to all matters covered by this Agreement. The SERVICE PROVIDER shall maintain all books, documents, papers, accounting records and other evidence pertaining to costs incurred on the Project and used in support of its proposal and shall make such material available at all reasonable times during the period of the Agreement, and for three years from the date of final payment under the Agreement, for inspection by the COUNTY or any reviewing agencies, and copies thereof shall be furnished upon request. The SERVICE PROVIDER agrees that the provisions of this Article shall be included in any Agreements it may make with any subservice provider, assignee, or transferee. 19 OWNERSHIP, PUBLICATION, REPRODUCTION AND USE All documents and materials prepared pursuant to this Agreement are the property of the COUNTY. The COUNTY shall have the unrestricted authority to publish, disclose, distribute, and otherwise use, in whole or in part, any reports, data, maps, or other materials prepared under this Agreement without according credit of authorship. The COUNTY shall hold harmless and indemnify the SERVICE PROVIDER against all claims arising out of such use of documents and materials without the SERVICE PROVIDER'S knowledge and consent. 20 VERBAL AGREEMENT OR CONVERSATION No verbal agreement or conversation with any officer, agent, or employee of the COUNTY, either before, during, or after the execution of this Agreement, shall affect or modify any of the terms or obligations herein contained, nor shall such verbal agreement or conversation entitle the SERVICE PROVIDER to any additional payment whatsoever under the terms for this Agreement. All changes to this Agreement shall be in writing and appended hereto as prescribed in Article 3 above. 21 INDEPENDENT SERVICE PROVIDER The SERVICE PROVIDER shall perform the services under this Agreement as an independent service provider and nothing contained herein shall be construed to be inconsistent with this relationship or status. Nothing in this Agreement shall be interpreted or construed to constitute the SERVICE PROVIDER or any of its agents or employees to be the agent, employee, or representative of the COUNTY. 22 NOTICES All notices shall be in writing and delivered in person or transmitted by certified mail, postage prepaid. RP038-22 PAGE 24 GWINNETT COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES – PURCHASING DIVISION GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPOSERS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS I. PREPARATION OF PROPOSALS A. Each proposer shall examine the drawings, specifications, schedule and all instructions. Failure to do so will be at the proposer’s risk. B. Each proposer shall furnish all information required by the proposal form or document. Each proposer shall sign the proposal and print or type his or her name on the schedule. The person signing the proposal must initial erasures or other changes. An authorized agent of the company must sign proposals. C. With the exception of solicitations for the sale of real property, individuals, firms and businesses seeking an award of a Gwinnett County contract may not initiate or continue any verbal or written communications regarding a solicitation with any County officer, elected official, employee or other County representative other than the Purchasing Associate named in the solicitation between the date of the issuance of the solicitation and the date of the final contract award by the Board of Commissioners. The Purchasing Director will review violations. If determined that such communication has compromised the competitive process, the offer submitted by the individual, firm or business may be disqualified from consideration for award. Solicitations for the sale of real property may allow for verbal or written communications with the appropriate Gwinnett County representative. D. Sample contracts (if pertinent) are attached. These do NOT have to be filled out with the bid/proposal submittal, but are contained for informational purposes only. If awarded, the successful proposer(s) will be required to complete them prior to contract execution. E. Effective, July 1, 2013 and in accordance with the Georgia Illegal Immigration Reform Enhancements for 2013, an original signed, notarized and fully completed Contractor Affidavit and Agreement should be included with your bid/proposal submittal, if the solicitation is for the physical performance of services for all labor or service contract(s) that exceed $2,499.99 (except for services performed by an individual who is licensed pursuant to Title 26, Title 43, or the State Bar of Georgia). Failure to provide the Contractor Affidavit and Agreement with your bid/proposal submittal may result in bid/proposal being deemed non-responsive and automatic rejection. II. DELIVERY A. Each proposer should state time of proposed delivery of goods or services. B. Words such as “immediate,” “as soon as possible,” etc. shall not be used. The known earliest date or the minimum number of calendar days required after receipt of order (delivery A.R.O.) shall be stated (if calendar days are used, include Saturday, Sunday and holidays in the number). III. EXPLANATION TO PROPOSERS RP038-22 PAGE 25 Any explanation desired by a proposer regarding the meaning or interpretation of the request for proposals, drawings, specifications, etc. must be requested by the question cutoff deadline stated in the solicitation in order for a reply to reach all proposers before the close of the proposal. Any information given to a prospective proposer concerning a request for proposal will be furnished to all prospective proposers as an addendum to the invitation if such information is necessary or if the lack of such information would be prejudicial to uninformed proposers. The written proposal document supersedes any verbal or written communication between the parties. Receipt of addenda should be acknowledged in the proposal. It is the proposer’s responsibility to ensure that they have all applicable addenda prior to proposal submittal. This may be accomplished via contact with the assigned Procurement Agent prior to proposal submittal. IV. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS A. Proposals shall be enclosed in a sealed package, addressed to the Gwinnett County Purchasing Office with the name and address of the proposer, the date and hour of opening, and the request for proposal number on the face of the package. Telegraphic/faxed proposals will not be considered. Any addenda should be enclosed in the sealed envelopes as well. B. ADD/DEDUCT: Add or deduct amounts indicated on the outside of the envelope are allowed and will be applied to the lump sum amount. Amount shall be clearly stated and should be initialed by an authorized company representative. C. Samples of items, when required, must be submitted within the time specified and, unless otherwise specified by the County, at no expense to the County. Unless otherwise specified, samples will be returned at the proposer’s request and expense if testing does not destroy items. D. Items offered must meet required specifications and must be of a quality that will adequately serve the use and purpose for which intended. E. Full identifications of each item proposed, including brand name, model, catalog number, etc. must be furnished to identify exactly what the proposer is offering. Manufacturer’s literature may be furnished. F. The proposer must certify that items to be furnished are new and that the quality has not deteriorated so as to impair its usefulness. G. Unsigned proposals will not be considered except in cases where proposal is enclosed with other documents that have been signed. The County will determine this. H. Gwinnett County is exempt from federal excise tax and Georgia sales tax with regard to goods and services purchased directly by Gwinnett County. Suppliers and contractors are responsible for federal excise tax and sales tax, including taxes for materials incorporated in county construction projects. Suppliers and contractors should contact the State of Georgia Sales Tax Division for additional information. RP038-22 PAGE 26 I. Information submitted by a proposer in the proposal process shall be subject to disclosure after proposal award in accordance with the Georgia Open Records Act. V. WITHDRAWAL OF PROPOSAL DUE TO ERRORS No proposer who is permitted to withdraw a proposal shall, for compensation, supply any material or labor or perform any subcontract or other work agreement for the person or firm to whom the contract is awarded or otherwise benefit, directly or indirectly, from the performance of the project for which the withdrawn proposal was submitted. To withdraw a proposal after proposal opening, the supplier has up to forty-eight (48) hours to notify the Gwinnett County Purchasing Office of an obvious clerical error made in calculation of proposal. Withdrawal of bid bond for this reason must be done in writing. Suppliers who fail to request withdrawal of proposal by the required forty-eight (48) hours shall automatically forfeit bid bond. Bid bond may not be withdrawn otherwise. Proposal withdrawal is not automatically granted and will be allowed solely at Gwinnett County’s discretion. VI. TESTING AND INSPECTION Since tests may require several days for completion, the County reserves the right to use a portion of any supplies before the results of the tests are determined. Cost of inspections and tests of any item that fails to meet the specifications shall be borne by the proposer. VII. F.O.B. POINT Unless otherwise stated in the request for proposal and any resulting contract, or unless qualified by the proposer, items shall be shipped F.O.B. Destination. The seller shall retain title for the risk of transportation, including the filing for loss or damages. The invoice covering the items is not payable until items are delivered and the contract of carriage has been completed. Unless the F.O.B. clause states otherwise, the seller assumes transportation and related charges either by payment or allowance. VIII. PATENT INDEMNITY The contractor guarantees to hold the County, its agents, officers or employees harmless from liability of any nature or kind for use of any copyrighted or uncopyrighted composition, secret process, patented or unpatented invention, articles or appliances furnished or used in the performance of the contract, for which the contractor is not the patentee, assignee or licensee. IX. BID BONDS AND PAYMENT AND PERFORMANCE BONDS (IF REQUIRED, FORMS WILL BE PROVIDED IN THIS DOCUMENT) A five percent (5%) bid bond, a one hundred percent (100%) performance bond, and a one hundred percent (100%) payment bond must be furnished to Gwinnett County for any proposal as required in the proposal package or document. Failure to submit a bid bond with the proper rating will result in the proposal being deemed non-responsive. Bonding company must be authorized to do business in Georgia by the Georgia Insurance Commission, listed in the Department of the Treasury’s publication of companies holding certificates of authority as acceptable surety on Federal bonds and as acceptable reinsuring companies, and have an A.M. Best rating as stated in the insurance requirement of the solicitation. The bid bond, payment bond, and performance bond RP038-22 PAGE 27 must have the proper an A.M. Best rating as stated in the proposal when required in the proposal package or document. X. DISCOUNTS A. Time payment discounts will be considered in arriving at net prices and in award of proposal. Offers of discounts for payment within ten (10) days following the end of the month are preferred. B. In connection with any discount offered, time will be computed from the date of delivery and acceptance at destination, or from the date correct invoice or voucher is received, whichever is the later date. Payment is deemed to be made for the purpose of earning the discount, on the date of the County check. XI. AWARD A. Award will be made to the highest scoring responsive and responsible proposer according to the criteria stated in the proposal documents. The County may make such investigations as it deems necessary to determine the ability of the proposer to perform, and the proposer shall furnish to the County all such information and data for this purpose as the County may request. The County reserves the right to reject any proposal if the evidence submitted by, or investigation of, such proposer fails to satisfy the County that such proposer is properly qualified to carry out the obligations of the contract. B. The County reserves the right to reject or accept any or all proposals and to waive technicalities, informalities and minor irregularities in the proposals received. C. The County reserves the right to make an award as deemed in its best interest, which may include awarding a proposal to a single proposer or multiple proposers; or to award the whole proposal, only part of the proposal, or none of the proposal to single or multiple proposers, based on its sole discretion of its best interest. D. In the event scores rounded to the nearest whole number result in a tie score, the award will be based on lowest cost. E. In the event that negotiations with the highest ranked firm are unsuccessful the County may then negotiate with the second ranked firm and so on until a satisfactory agreement has been reached. XII. DELIVERY FAILURES Failure of a contractor to deliver within the time specified or within reasonable time as interpreted by the Purchasing Director, or failure to make replacements of rejected articles/ services when so requested, immediately or as directed by the Purchasing Director, shall constitute authority for the Purchasing Director to purchase in the open market articles/services of comparable grade to replace the articles/services rejected or not delivered. On all such purchases, the contractor shall reimburse the County within a reasonable time specified by the Purchasing Director for any expense incurred in excess of contract prices, or the County shall have the right to deduct such amount from monies owed the defaulting contractor. Alternatively, the County may penalize the contractor one percent (1%) per day for a period of up to ten (10) days for each day that delivery or replacement is late. Should public necessity demand it, the County reserves the right to use or consume articles/services delivered which are substandard in quality, subject to an adjustment in price to be determined by the Purchasing Director. XIII. COUNTY FURNISHED PROPERTY The County will furnish no material, labor or facilities unless so provided in the RFP. XIV. REJECTION OF PROPOSALS RP038-22 PAGE 28 Failure to observe any of the instructions or conditions in this request for proposal shall constitute grounds for rejection of proposal. XV. CONTRACT Each proposal is received with the understanding that the acceptance in writing by the County of the offer to furnish any or all of the commodities or services described therein shall constitute a contract between the proposer and the County which shall bind the proposer on his part to furnish and deliver the articles quoted at the prices stated in accordance with the conditions of said accepted proposal. The County, on its part, may order from such contractor, except for cause beyond reasonable control, and to pay for, at the agreed prices, all articles specified and delivered. Upon receipt of a proposal containing a Gwinnett County “Sample Contract” as part of the requirements, it is understood that the proposer has reviewed the documents with the understanding that Gwinnett County requires that all agreements between the parties must be entered into via these documents. If any exceptions are taken to any part, each exception must be stated in detail and submitted as part of the proposal document. If no exceptions are stated, it is assumed that the proposer fully agrees to the “Sample Contract” in its entirety. Any Consultant as defined in O.C.G.A. §36-80-28 that is engaged to develop or draft specifications/requirements or serve in a consultative role during the procurement process for any County procurement method, by entering into such an arrangement or executing a contract that the consultant a agrees to: (1) Avoid any appearance of impropriety and shall follow all policies and procedures of the County (2) disclose to the County, any material transaction or relationship pursuant to §36-80-28, considered a conflict of interest, any involvement in litigation or other dispute, relationship or financial interest not disclosed in the ethics affidavit, when ethics affidavit is required or such that may be discovered during the pending contract or arrangement; and (3) Acknowledge that any violation or threatened violation of the agreement may cause irreparable injury to the County, entitling the County, to seek injunctive relief in addition to all other legal remedies. This requirement does not apply to confidential economic development activities pursuant to §50-18-72 or to any development authority for the purpose of promoting the development of trade, commerce, industry, and employment opportunities or for other purposes and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, shall specifically include all authorities created pursuant to Title 36 Chapter 62; However, per provisions of subparagraph (e)(1)(B)of Code Section 36-62-5 reporting of potential conflicts of interest by development authority board members is required. When the contractor has performed in accordance with the provisions of this agreement, Gwinnett County shall pay to the contractor, within thirty (30) days of receipt of any department approved payment request and based upon work completed or service provided pursuant to the contract, the sum so requested, less the retainage stated in this agreement, if any. In the event that Gwinnett County fails to pay the contractor within sixty (60) days of receipt of a pay request based upon work completed or service provided pursuant to the contract, the County shall pay the contractor interest at the rate of 1⁄2% per month or pro rata fraction thereof, beginning the sixty-first (61st) day following receipt of pay requests. The contractor’s acceptance of progress payments or final payment shall release all claims for interest on said payment. RP038-22 PAGE 29 XVI. NON-COLLUSION Proposer declares that the proposal is not made in connection with any other proposer submitting a proposal for the same commodity or commodities, and that the proposal is bona fide and is in all respects fair and without collusion or fraud. Each proposer, if included in proposal documents, shall execute an affidavit of non-collusion. Collusion and fraud in bid preparation shall be reported to the State of Georgia Attorney General and the United States Justice Department. XVII. DEFAULT The contract may be canceled or annulled by the Purchasing Director in whole or in part by written notice of default to the contractor upon non-performance or violation of contract terms. An award may be made to the next highest rated responsive and responsible proposer, or articles specified may be purchased on the open market similar to those so terminated. In either event, the defaulting contractor (or his surety) shall be liable to the County for costs to the County in excess of the defaulted contract prices; provided, however, that the contractor shall continue the performance of this contract to the extent not terminated under the provisions of this clause. Failure of the contractor to deliver materials or services within the time stipulated on his proposal, unless extended in writing by the Purchasing Director, shall constitute contract default. XVIII. TERMINATION FOR CAUSE The County may terminate this agreement for cause upon ten days prior written notice to the contractor of the contractor’s default in the performance of any term of this agreement. Such termination shall be without prejudice to any of the County’s rights or remedies by law. XIX. TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE The County may terminate this agreement for its convenience at any time upon 30 days written notice to the contractor. In the event of the County’s termination of this agreement for convenience, the contractor will be paid for those services actually performed. Partially completed performance of the agreement will be compensated based upon a signed statement of completion to be submitted by the contractor, which shall itemize each element of performance. XX. DISPUTES Except as otherwise provided in the contract documents, any dispute concerning a question of fact arising under the contract which is not disposed of shall be decided after a hearing by the Purchasing Director who shall reduce his/her decision to writing and mail or otherwise furnish a copy thereof to the contractor. The decision of the Purchasing Director shall be final and binding; however, the contractor shall have the right to appeal said decision to a court of competent jurisdiction. XXI. SUBSTITUTIONS: Proposers offering and quoting on substitutions or who are deviating from the attached specifications shall list such deviations on a separate sheet to be submitted with their proposal. The absence of such a substitution list shall indicate that the proposer has taken no exception to the specifications contained therein. RP038-22 PAGE 30 XXII. INELIGIBLE PROPOSERS The County may choose not to accept the proposal of one who is in default on the payment of taxes, licenses or other monies owed to the County. Failure to respond three (3) consecutive times for any given commodity may result in removal from the list under that commodity. XXIII. OCCUPATION TAX CERTIFICATE Each successful proposer shall provide evidence of a valid Gwinnett County occupation tax certificate if the proposer maintains an office within the unincorporated area of Gwinnett County. Incorporated, out of County and out of State proposers are required to provide evidence of a certificate to do business in any town, County or municipality in the State of Georgia, or as otherwise required by County ordinance or resolution. XXIV. PURCHASING POLICY AND REVIEW COMMITTEE The Purchasing Policy and Review Committee has been established to review purchasing procedures and make recommendations for changes; resolve problems regarding the purchasing process; make recommendations for standardization of commodities, schedule buying, qualified products list, annual contracts, supplier performance (Ineligible Source List) and other problems or requirements related to Purchasing. The Purchasing Policy and Review Committee have authority to place suppliers and contractors on the Ineligible Source List for reasons listed in the Gwinnett County Purchasing Ordinance. XXV. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT All contractors for Gwinnett County are required to comply with all applicable sections of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Gwinnett County provides reasonable accommodations to permit a qualified applicant with a disability to enjoy the privileges of employment equal to those employees without disabilities. Disabled individuals must satisfy job requirements for education background, employment experience, and must be able to perform those tasks that are essential to the job with or without reasonable accommodations. Any requests for reasonable accommodations required by individuals to fully participate in any open meeting, program or activity of Gwinnett County should be directed to the ADA Coordinator, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046, 770-822-8165. XXVI. ALTERATIONS OF SOLICITATION AND ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS Alterations of County documents are strictly prohibited and will result in automatic disqualification of the firm’s solicitation response. If there are “exceptions” or comments to any of the solicitation requirements or other language, then the firm may make notes to those areas, but may not materially alter any document language. XXVII. TAX LIABILITY Local and state governmental entities must notify contractors of their use tax liability on public works projects. Under Georgia law, private contractors are responsible for paying a use tax equal to the sales tax rate on material and equipment purchased under a governmental exemption that is RP038-22 PAGE 31 incorporated into a government construction project: excluding material and equipment provided for the installation, repair, or expansion of a public water, gas or sewer system when the property is installed for general distribution purposes. To the extent the tangible personal property maintains its character (for example the installation of a kitchen stove), it remains tax-exempt. However, if the installation incorporates the tangible personal property into realty, e.g., the installation of sheetrock, it becomes taxable to the private contractor. See O.C.G.A. 48-8-3(2) and O.C.G.A. 48-8-63 XXVIII. STATE LAW REGARDING WORKER VERIFICATION Effective July 1, 2013 State Law requires that all who enter into a contract for the physical performance of services for all labor or service contract(s) that exceed $2,499.99 (except for services performed by an individual who is licensed pursuant to Title 26, Title 43, or the State Bar of Georgia) for the County, must satisfy the Illegal Immigration Reform Enhancements for 2013, in all manner, and such are conditions of the contract. The Purchasing Division Director with the assistance of the Performance Analysis Division shall be authorized to conduct random audits of a contractor’s or subcontractors’ compliance with the Illegal Immigration Reform Enhancements for 2013 and the rules and regulations of the Georgia Department of Labor. The contractor and subcontractors shall retain all documents and records of its compliance for a period of five (5) years following completion of the contract. This requirement shall apply to all contracts for all labor or service contracts that exceed $2,499.99 except for services performed by an individual who is licensed pursuant to Title 26, Title 43, or the State Bar of Georgia. Whenever it appears that a contractor’s or subcontractor’s records are not sufficient to verify the work eligibility of any individual in the employ of such contractor or subcontractor, the Purchasing Director shall report same to the Department of Homeland Security and may result in termination of the contract if it is determined at any time during the work that the contractor/or subcontractor is no longer in compliance with the Illegal Immigration Reform Enhancements for 2013. XXIX. SOLID WASTE ORDINANCE No individual, partnership, corporation or other entity shall engage in solid waste handling except in such a manner as to conform to and comply with the current Gwinnett County Solid Waste Ordinance and all other applicable local, state and federal legislation, rules, regulation and orders. XXX. GENERAL CONTRACTORS LICENSE Effective July 1, 2008: All General Contractors must have a current valid license from the State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors, unless specifically exempted from holding such license pursuant to Georgia law (O.C.G.A. Section 43-41-17). XXIX. PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED IN GEORGIA Gwinnett County, when contracting for or purchasing supplies, materials, equipment, or agricultural products that exceeds $100,000.00, excluding beverages for immediate consumption, shall give preference as far as may be reasonable and practicable to such supplies, materials, equipment, and agricultural products as may be manufactured or produced in this state. Such preference shall not sacrifice quality. Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners shall consider, among other factors, information submitted by the bidder which may include the bidder's estimate of the multiplier effect on gross state domestic product and the effect on public revenues of the state and the effect on public revenues of political subdivisions resulting from acceptance of a bid or offer to sell Georgia manufactured or produced goods as opposed to out-of-state manufactured or produced goods. Any such estimates shall be in writing. (O.C.G.A. Section 36-84-1). RP038-22 PAGE 32 XXXI. INDEMNIFICATION To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Contractor shall, at his sole cost and expense, indemnify, defend, satisfy all judgments, and hold harmless the County, the engineer, and their agents and employees from and against all claims, damages, actions, judgments, costs, penalties, liabilities, losses and expenses, including, but not limited to, attorney's fees arising out of or resulting from the performance of the work, provided that any such claim, damage, action, judgment, cost, penalty, liability, loss or expense (1) is attributable to bodily injury, sickness, disease, or death, or to injury to or destruction of tangible property (other than the work itself) including the loss of use resulting therefrom, and (2) is caused in whole or in part by the negligent acts, errors or omission of the Contractor, any subcontractor, anyone directly or indirectly employed by any of them or anyone for whose acts any of them may be liable, regardless whether such claim is caused in part by a party indemnified hereunder. Such obligation shall not be construed to negate, abridge or otherwise reduce any of the rights or obligations of indemnity which would otherwise exist as to any party or person described in this agreement. In any and all claims against the County, the engineer, or any of their agents or employees by any employee of the Contractor, any subcontractor, anyone directly or indirectly employed by any of them, or anyone for whose acts any of them may be liable, the indemnification obligation contained herein shall not be limited in any way by any limitation on the amount or type of damages, compensation, or benefits payable by or for the Contractor or any subcontractor under Worker's Compensation Acts, disability benefit acts, or other employee benefit acts. XXXII. CODE OF ETHICS “Proposer/Bidder” shall disclose under oath the name of all elected officials whom it employs or who have a direct or indirect pecuniary interest in the business entity, its affiliates, or its subcontractors. The “Proposer/Bidder” shall execute a Code of Ethics affidavit. Failure to submit the affidavit during the bid or proposal process shall render the bid or proposal non-responsive. The act of submitting false information or omitting material information shall be referred to the Purchasing Policy & Review Committee for action pursuant to the Purchasing Ordinance or to the District Attorney for possible criminal prosecution. Any business entity holding a contract with Gwinnett County that subsequent to execution of the contract or issuance of the purchase order employs, subcontracts with, or transfers a direct or indirect pecuniary interest in the business entity to an elected official shall within five (5) days disclose such fact in writing under oath to the Clerk of the Board of Commissioners. Failure to comply shall be referred to the Purchasing Policy & Review Committee for action pursuant to the Purchasing Ordinance or to the District Attorney for possible criminal prosecution. Note: See Gwinnett County Code of Ethics Ordinance EO2011, Sec. 60-33. The ordinance will be available to view in its entirety at www.gwinnettcounty.com XXXIII. PENDING LITIGATION A proposal submitted by an individual, firm or business who has litigation pending against the County, or anyone representing a firm or business in litigation against the County, not arising out of the procurement process, will be disqualified. http://www.gwinnettcounty.com/ RP038-22 PAGE 33 XXXIV. ELECTRONIC PAYMENT Vendors accepting procurements should select one of Gwinnett County’s electronic payment options. A. A vendor may select ePayables payment process which allows acceptance of Gwinnett County’s virtual credit card as payment for outstanding invoices. The authorized vendor representative must send an email to: vendorelectronicpayment@gwinnettcounty.com and indicate the desire to enroll in Gwinnett County’s virtual credit card payment process. B. A vendor may select Direct Deposit payment process and the payment will be deposited directly into an account at their designated financial institution. To securely enroll in Direct Deposit, either access your online Vendor Login and Registration on the County’s web site and update the requested information on the Direct Deposit tab or mail a Direct Deposit Authorization Agreement form. The County will send a Payment Advice notification via email for both payment types. For more information about Electronic Payments, please go to the Treasury Division page on the County’s Web Site or click here -> Gwinnett County Electronic Payments. DIRECTIONS TO GJAC BUILDING FROM I-85 Take I-85 to Georgia Highway 316 (Lawrenceville/Athens exit). Exit Highway 120 (Lawrenceville/Duluth exit) and turn right. At seventh traffic light, turn right onto Langley Drive. Cross Highway 29 through the traffic light and cross at the 4-way stop sign. The main public parking lot is on the left or behind the building, Click Here, for additional information about parking. The Purchasing Division is located in the Administrative Wing. mailto:vendorelectronicpayment@gwinnettcounty.com http://www.gwinnettcounty.com/portal/gwinnett/Departments/FinancialServices/Purchasing/VendorLoginandRegistration http://www.gwinnettcounty.com/static/departments/financialservices/pdf/EPaymentAgreement.pdf http://www.gwinnettcounty.com/static/departments/financialservices/pdf/EPaymentAgreement.pdf http://www.gwinnettcounty.com/portal/gwinnett/Departments/FinancialServices/Treasury/ https://vimeo.com/336391472/73f7c1fbba RP038-22 Page 34 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Certifications & Required Contract Provisions for Non-Federal Entity Contracts The following CDBG Program Certifications and Required Contract Provisions for Non-Federal Entity Contracts apply to your proposal or bid. Please complete the required information and submit with your proposal or bid. CDBG Certifications Applicable To This Proposal or Bid: In accordance with the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 [hereinafter referred to as “The Act”], as amended, and Community Development Block Grant Program regulations [24 CFR Part 570] and Consolidated Plan regulations [25 CFR Part 91], the Contractor certifies that: (a) Regulation Compliance – The Scope of Work for this CDBG funded project/activity will be conducted and administered in compliance with: 1. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Public Law 88-352, 42 U.S.C. §2000d et sec.); 2. The Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3601-20); and 3. Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, and implementing regulations at 24 CFR Part 135. (b) Anti-Lobbying – To the best of its knowledge and belief: 1. No Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid, by or on behalf of it, to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with the awarding of any Federal contract, the making of any Federal grant, the making of any Federal loan, the entering into of any cooperative agreement, and the extension, continuation, renewal, amendment, or modification of any Federal contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement; 2. If any funds other than Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with this Federal contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement, it will complete and submit Standard Form-LLL, "Disclosure Form to Report Lobbying," in accordance with its instructions; and 3. Consultant will require that the language of paragraph 1 and 2 of this anti-lobbying certification be included in the contract documents for all sub-consultants at all tiers and that all sub-consultants shall certify and disclose accordingly. RP038-22 Page 35 (c) Drug Free Workplace – Consultant/Contractor will or will continue to provide a drug-free workplace by: 1. Publishing a statement notifying employees that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the Contractor’s and Subcontractor’s workplaces and specifying the actions that will be taken against employees for violation of such prohibition; 2. Establishing an ongoing drug-free awareness program to inform employees about - (a) The dangers of drug abuse in the workplace; (b) Policy for maintaining a drug-free workplace; (c) Any available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs; and (d) The penalties that may be imposed upon employees for drug abuse violations occurring in the workplace; 3. Making it a requirement that each employee to be engaged in the performance of the contract be given a copy of the statement required by paragraph 1; 4. Notifying the employee in the statement required by paragraph 1 that, as a condition of employment under the contract, the employee will - (a) Abide by the terms of the statement; and (b) Notify the employer in writing of his or her conviction for a violation of a criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace no later than five calendar days after such conviction; 5. Notifying the Grantee (Gwinnett County) in writing, within ten calendar days after receiving notice under subparagraph 4(b) from an employee or otherwise receiving actual notice of such conviction. Employers of convicted employees must provide notice, including name and position title, to the Grantee’s (Gwinnett County) officer or other designee on whose contract activity the convicted employee was working. Notice shall include the identification of each affected Contract; 6. Taking one of the following actions, within 30 calendar days of receiving notice under subparagraph 4(b), with respect to any employee who is so convicted – (a) Taking appropriate personnel action against such an employee, up to and including termination, consistent with the requirements of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; or (b) Requiring such employee to participate satisfactorily in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved for such purposes by a Federal, State, or local health, law enforcement, or other appropriate agency; RP038-22 Page 36 7. Making a good faith effort to continue to maintain a drug-free workplace through implementation of paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. 8. The Contractor must insert in the space provided below the site(s) for the performance of work done in connection with the specific project/activity: Place of Performance (Street address, city, county, state, zip code) Check if there are workplaces on file that are not identified here; and (d) Contractor will comply with the provisions of the Act and with other applicable laws. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name of Company _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name and Title of Authorized Certifying Official _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Signature of Authorized Certifying Official Signature Date RP038-22 Page 37 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVISION CERTIFICATIONS [EXECUTIVE ORDER 11246] EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVISIONS: A. Executive Order 11246 (Contractors/Subcontracts above $10,000) 1. Section 2012 Equal Opportunity Clause: During the performance of this contract, the Contractor agrees as follows: (1) The Contractor will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color religion, sex, or national origin. The Contractor will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Such action shall include, but not be limited to the following: employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer; recruitment, or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeships. The contractor agrees to post in conspicuous places, available to employees and applicants for employment, notices to provided setting forth provisions of this nondiscrimination clause. (2) The Contractor will, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf of the contractor, state that all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. (3) The Contractor will send to each labor union or representative or workers with which he has a collective bargaining agreement or other contract or understanding, a notice to be provided by the Contract Compliance Officer advising the said labor union or workers’ representatives of the Contractor’s commitment under this section, and shall post copies of the notice in conspicuous places available to employees and applicants for employment. (4) The Contractor will comply with all provisions of Executive Order 11246 of September 24, 1965, and of the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor. (5) The Contractor will furnish all information and reports required by Executive order 11246 of September 24, 1965, and by rules, regulations, and orders of the Secretary of Labor, or pursuant thereto, and will permit access to his books, records, and accounts by the Department and the Secretary of Labor for purposes of investigation to ascertain compliance with such rules, regulations, and others. (6) In the event of the contractor’s non-compliance with the non-discrimination clauses of this contract or with any of the said rules, regulations, or orders, this contract may be canceled, terminated, or suspended in whole or in part and the contractor may be declared ineligible for further Government contracts in accordance with procedures authorized in Executive Order 11246 of September 24, 1965, or by rule, regulation, or order of the Secretary of Labor, or as otherwise provided by law. (7) The Contractor will include the provisions of the sentence immediately preceding paragraph (1) and the provisions of paragraphs (1) through (7) in every subcontract or RP038-22 Page 38 purchase order unl

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