BID 22-38 Non-Destructive Ultra-Sonic Acoustic Inspection Tester

expired opportunity(Expired)
From: University of Southern Mississippi(Higher Education)
BID 22-38

Basic Details

started - 24 Mar, 2022 (about 2 years ago)

Start Date

24 Mar, 2022 (about 2 years ago)
due - 27 Apr, 2022 (23 months ago)

Due Date

27 Apr, 2022 (23 months ago)
Bid Notification


Bid Notification
BID 22-38


BID 22-38
Department of Procurement Contract Services

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Department of Procurement Contract Services
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REQUEST FOR BIDS/PROPOSALS COVERSHEET THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI Procurement and Contract Services 118 College Drive #5003, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001 Date: April 7th, 2022 Bid No. 22-38 THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI is considering the purchase of the following item(s). We ask that you submit your bid and retain one copy for your files. Right is reserved to accept or reject any part of your bid. Your quotation will be given consideration if received in Bond Hall, Room 214 on or before: 2:00 p.m. CST TERMS - Bidder should state terms of sale. Our terms are 2% ten days, net 45 days. These terms will apply per Mississippi law. April 27th, 2022 AWARDING CONTRACT - Cash terms will not be used as a basis for awarding contracts; however, the University will accept cash discounts when earned. Buyer: John Leggett NOTE: If you cannot quote on the exact material shown, please indicate any exception giving brand name and complete specifications of any alternate. If
additional space is required, use a separate sheet or letter of transmittal. ITEM QUANTITY DESCRIPTION Bid # 22-38 Non-Destructive Ultra-Sonic Acoustic Inspection Tester RFx: 3160005015 UNIT PRICE TOTAL NET PRICE PROPOSAL MUST BE RETURNED TO THE UNIVERSITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SPECIFICATIONS. RFP NUMBER AND DATE OF BID OPENING MUST BE SHOWN ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE ENVELOPE IF USING THAT METHOD. We quote you as above-F.O.B. The University of Southern Mississippi. Shipment can be made in days from receipt of order. DATE ______________ TERMS _____________________________________________ Return quotation to Procurement Services at above address. AA/EOE/ADAI Signature Required__________________________________________ THIS IS NOT AN ORDER Name: ____________________________________ Company: _________________________________ Address: __________________________________ City/State/Zip:______________________________ THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI PROCUREMENT SERVICES 118 COLLEGE DRIVE #5003 HATTIESBURG, MS 39406-0001 GENERAL TERMS, CONDITIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR BIDS/PROPOSALS 1.) Failure to examine any drawings, specifications, and instructions will be at bidder’s risk. 2.) Samples of items when called for must be furnished free of expense and if not destroyed in testing, will, upon request, be returned at the bidder’s expense. Request for the return of samples must be made within ten (10) days following opening bids. Each individual sample must be labeled with bidder’s name and manufacturer’s brand name and number. 3.) Bids must be signed and sealed with bidder’s name and address on the outside of the envelope, and the time and date of the bid opening and the bid file number shown in the lower-left corner of the packages; envelopes, express mailing labels, boxes, etc. 4.) In order for your bid to be considered, it must be received and time stamped in our office by 2:00 P.M. of the bid opening date. It is the responsibility of the vendor to ensure their bid is received within the appointed time. If your bid package is not received in Bond Hall, Room 214, by 2:00 P.M. of the bid opening date, it will not be considered. If you are delivering your bid, you need to hand carry the bid package to: The University of Southern Mississippi Procurement Services Bond Hall, Room 214 Hattiesburg, Mississippi If you are mailing your bid package via U.S. Postal Service, mail to: The University of Southern Mississippi Procurement Services 118 College Drive #5003 Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001 If you are express mailing your bid package via Federal Express or UPS, or any other delivery service which requires the use of a physical address, deliver to: The University of Southern Mississippi Receiving Department 2609 West 4th Street Hattiesburg, MS 39401 5.) Bids or proposals shall not be modified, corrected, altered, or amended after the specified closing time and the opening of such bids, unless otherwise noted in the request for bids or proposals. 6.) The University of Southern Mississippi reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any informality in bids, and unless otherwise specified by the bidders, to accept any items on the bid. If the bidder fails to state the time within which bids must be accepted, it is understood and agreed that The University of Southern Mississippi shall have 60 days to accept. The University of Southern Mississippi reserves the right to make an award to this bid on an all or none basis, or on a line by line basis, whichever serves the best interest of The University of Southern Mississippi. 7.) Contracts and purchases will be made or entered into with the lowest, responsible bidder meeting specifications. 8.) A written purchase order or contract award mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful bidder within the time of acceptance specified in the Invitation for Bid results in a binding contract without further action by either party. The contract shall not be assignable by the vendor in whole or in part without the written consent of The University of Southern Mississippi. 9.) Bid files may be examined during normal working hours by bid participants. Non- participants will be prohibited from obtaining any information relative to the bid until the official award has been made. 10.) If purchase orders or contracts are canceled because of the awarded vendor’s failure to perform or request for price increase, that vendor shall be removed from our bidders’ list for a period of 24 months. 11.) No addendum will be issued within a period of two (2) working days prior to the time and date set for the bid opening. Should it become necessary to issue an addendum within the two-day period prior to the bid opening, the bid date will be reset giving bidders ample time to answer the addendum. 12.) Alternate bids, unless specifically requested or allowed, will not be considered. 13.) Bid openings will be conducted open to the public. However, they will serve only to open the bids. No discussion will be entered into with any vendor as to the quality or provisions of the specifications, and no award will be made either stated or implied at the bid opening. After the close of the bid opening meeting, the bids will be considered to be in the evaluation process and will not be available for review by bidders. Proposal openings are not required to be open to the public; however, the resulting award is open for public inspection. 14.) Prices quoted shall be firm for the term of the contract or for the stated time of acceptance. 15.) The bidder understands that The University of Southern Mississippi is an equal opportunity employer and, therefore, maintains a policy which prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin, physical handicap, disability, or any other such discrimination; and the bidder, by signing this bid, agrees during the term of agreement that the bidder will strictly adhere to this policy in its employment practices and provision of products or services. 16.) Bidders must upon request of The University of Southern Mississippi furnish satisfactory evidence of their ability to furnish products or services in accordance with the terms and conditions of these specifications. The University of Southern Mississippi reserves the right to make the final determination as to the bidder’s ability. 17.) Questions or problems arising from bid procedures should be directed to the Buyer listed on the solicitation at: The University of Southern Mississippi 118 College Drive #5003 Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001 Phone: (601) 266-4131 18.) All items must equal or exceed the specifications listed. The absence of detail specifications or the omission of detail description shall be recognized as meaning that only the best commercial practices are to prevail and that only first quality materials and workmanship are to be used. 19.) It is the intent of the specifications to obtain a product that will adequately meet the needs of the user while promoting the greatest extent of competition that is practicable. It is the responsibility of the prospective bidder to review the entire Invitation to Bid packet and to notify The University of Southern Mississippi if the Specifications, Instructions, General, or Special Conditions are formulated in a manner which would unnecessarily restrict competition. 20.) It shall be incumbent upon the bidders to understand the specifications. Any requests for clarifications shall be in writing and shall be submitted to our Procurement Services office at least five (5) days prior to the time and date set for the bid opening, unless otherwise noted in the bid or proposal specifications. 21.) The minimum specifications are used to set a standard and in no case are used with the intention to discriminate against any manufacturer. Bidders should note the name and the manufacturer and model number of the product they propose to furnish and submit descriptive literature. 22.) Trade names, brand names, and/or manufacturer’s information used in these specifications are for the purpose of establishing quality, unless otherwise noted. Bids on products of other qualified manufacturers are acceptable, provided they are demonstrated as equal to those specified in construction, design and suitability. Each bidder shall submit with his bid a complete brochure with pictures on each item and shall point out specifically any deviations from the specified items. Failure to do so may disqualify any bid. Please bid as specified or an approved equal. 23.) A copy of the manufacturer’s standard guarantee/warranty shall accompany and become a part of this bid. 24.) There are no federal or state laws that prohibit bidders from submitting a bid lower than a price or bid given to the U.S. Government. Bidders may bid lower than U.S. Government contract price without any liability as The University of Southern Mississippi is exempt from the provisions of the Robinson-Patman Act and other related laws. In addition, the U.S. Government has no provisions in any of its purchasing arrangements with bidders whereby a lower price to The University of Southern Mississippi must automatically be given to the U.S. Government. 25.) All invoices, unless noted otherwise, are to be billed to: The University of Southern Mississippi Accounts Payable 118 College Drive #5104 Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001 26.) All equipment bid shall be of current production and of the latest design and construction. 27.) Where all, or part(s), of the bid is requested on a unit price basis, both the unit prices and the extension of the unit prices constitute a basis of determining the lowest responsible and responsive bidder. In cases of error in the extension of price, the unit price will govern. 28.) All bidders/respondents are on notice that USM is a public agency of the State of Mississippi and is subject to the Mississippi Public Records Act, Miss. Code Ann. § 25- 6-1, et seq. If a public records request is made for any information provided to the USM pursuant to this solicitation, USM shall promptly notify the Disclosing Party of such request. The Disclosing Party shall promptly institute appropriate legal proceedings to protect its information. No party to this agreement shall be liable to the other party for disclosures of information required by court order or required by law. For clarity, documents are not considered public record unless and until an award is made from such solicitation. 29.) Should the University of Southern Mississippi close due to inclement weather conditions, or any other unforeseen events on the bid opening date, sealed bids will open the following business day at the same time and location. 30.) As an alternative to traditional sealed bids in envelopes, the University of Southern Mississippi is capable of receiving electronic bid responses. While this option is available, it is not required and we ask that all potential respondents keep in mind that with any electronic system there could be delays or glitches with the submission process; therefore the University highly encourages traditional sealed bids which are either mailed or submitted in person. Should a vendor choose to submit their response electronically, please follow the instructions below using the following website: On this site you will find helpful links to procurement opportunities, as well as a link to supplier registration. If not already registered in this system, potential bidders will first need to click on ‘Supplier Registration’ and follow the steps outlined (a one-time process). Once registered, they can return to the original website and click on ‘Procurement Opportunities’ where they can either search by keyword for the bid they desire to respond to or leave the search box blank and click ‘Search’ for a listing of all current bids and proposals for the various State of Mississippi offices. With regard to construction bids, there is one additional step required during the bid submission process. Along with the bid response and other attachments, contractors will also need to attach their Certificate of Responsibility (COR), or a statement that the bid enclosed does not exceed Fifty Thousand Dollars ($ 50,000.00). If their COR or such statement is not attached, the bid will be invalid and not considered. AA/EOE/ADAI 1 Bid # 22‐38  University of Southern Mississippi  Non‐Destructive Ultra‐Sonic Acoustic Inspection Tester    1.0 Introduction    The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is looking to procure a Non‐Destructive Ultra‐Sonic  Acoustic Inspection Tester.    2.0 Specifications    2.1 GENERAL PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS    The Non‐Destructive Ultra‐Sonic Acoustic Inspection Tester must characterize the thickness or  internal structure of a test piece using high‐frequency waves.    2.2 REQUIREMENTS    The following specifications are to ensure that the Non‐Destructive Ultra‐Sonic Acoustic  Inspection Tester will perform the tasks necessary to satisfy the project’s objectives. Any  deviation from the following specifications must be explained and justified.    Bidder shall meet or exceed the following capabilities and design specifications:    1) General Equipment Description:   A 2‐axis scanner for the non‐destructive analysis of flat polymer composite panels.   The maximum dimensions of the composite panels shall be 40” x 48” x 1” (length x width  x thickness).     The  scanner  shall  have  a  servomotor‐driven  X  and  Y‐axis  ball  screw  actuator  with  encoder feedback for precise position control.   The scanner frame shall be a robust construction from stainless steel (304 stainless steel)  or  non‐corrosive  material  infrastructure  environment  wherein  ultrasonic  scans  will  proceed.  Other  parts  exposed  to  moisture  such  as  bearings,  collection  tanks,  and  bearings shall also be corrosion resistant.    Scanning system shall be equipped with an internal in‐line water filtration system and  water collection component.  A self‐contained water system is preferred.    The equipment shall demonstrate the capability to detect a range of common polymer  composite  defects.  Defects  include  delamination,  wrinkles,  voids,  FOD  (bagging  material, tape, glove inclusion, etc.), and readily and consistently measure 2% porosity  in  up  to  24‐ply  carbon  fiber  flat  composite  panels  and  shall  be  detectable  within  a  minimum 2.5:1 signal to noise.   2  Special  consideration  will  be  given  X‐Y  gantry  systems  that  can  be  retrofit  to  an  immersion system or equivalent for future efforts.       2) Hardware and Software Requirements:    The equipment shall include multiple ultrasonic transducer probes capable for both  pulse‐echo and through transmission modes: 2 each of the following ‐ 1 MHz, 2.5 MHz,  and 5 MHz frequency probes.   Equipment  shall have an ultrasonic  transmission  inspection software package which  includes  capabilities  to operate data  acquisition,  data management  (simple export),  scan path, imaging, data analysis capabilities, and is able to display A, B, and C scans.  Specifically,  the  C‐scan  spatial  image  resolution  shall  be  +/‐  2.0 mm.  Software  and  Computer backup disks or download methods are preferred in the case of malfunction.    Equipment shall include a physical workstation equipped with a Windows 11 Computer  and a minimum 27‐inch monitor or Windows 10 with a free upgrade to Windows 11 to  coincide with the proper validation of manufacturers control, acquisition, and inspection  data analysis software within Windows 11.    3) System Validation:   The  university  will  supply  prefabricated  defect  inclusive  composite  samples  post‐build/pre‐ delivery  for  system  configuration  verification.  Typical  samples  include  8‐24  ply  carbon  fiber/epoxy, glass fiber/nylon, carbon fiber/PPS, carbon fiber/nylon, and carbon fiber/PEKK.    4) The following items shall also be provided with the equipment   Systems operations guide, maintenance manual, and spare parts list   Online and on‐call technician support for software and hardware for the lifetime of the  system (free or at cost)        2.3   CUSTOMER SUPPORT    The vendor should be willing to help The University of Southern Mississippi resolve any  technical issues associated with the system, not only in the warranty period but also out of  the warranty with reasonable service fee and leading time. Online and on‐call technical  support for software and hardware for the lifetime of the system shall also be provided. A  minimum of three full days of onsite training with university staff at the university facilities.  Training to include, system setup, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting      2.4 SAFETY    3 Safety should be well weighted  in  the machine design, engineering delivery and user  interface  communication. The scanning system shall be equipped with limit switches and mechanical stops  for equipment protection and sustainability. Electronic controls shall be enclosed and not exposed  to water or the external environment. The system shall be configured with a splash guard and  other devices to contain and recirculate water to the test area and reduce the risk of slips and  falls. Systems that have a smaller equipment footprint and standard installation requirements are  preferred.    2.5 WARRANTY    Bidder warrants that the machinery shall be free from defects in material and workmanship  under normal use and service with the obligation to repair or replace any parts, which are  proven defective, with a minimum of one year from delivery with a warranty start date which  commences post system installation and verification. Bidder shall also provide free software  upgrades.      2.6 DELIVERY    Vendor should quote the lead time required for delivery of the quoted  equipment. Quoted prices should be F.O.B. Destination Freight Allowed. Onsite  installation and system check is required.       4.0 Points of Contact    For questions, contact the Buyer listed on the Bid Coversheet at:     5.0 Submission Instructions to Bidders    One (1) signed original, two (2) copies, and one (1) portable virus/malware free electronic version  (USB jump drive) of the sealed bid response (if an electronic copy is not included, USM reserves  the right to request an electronic copy of the exact bid response prior to review of the bid),  subject to the conditions made a part hereof, will be received by 2:00 PM CDT on Wednesday,  April 27th, 2022, in the USM Procurement and Contract Services office, as indicated in the General  Terms, Conditions, and Instructions to Bidders described herein. It is the responsibility of the  respondent to ensure that the proposal package arrives in the Procurement and Contract Services  Office.     Each bid must be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing on the outside the name “Bid #22‐38  Non‐Destructive Ultrasonic Acoustic Inspection Tester” the name of the Vendor, and the opening  date specified on the coversheet.  4   The proposal should be addressed as follows:       For regular mail:       The University of Southern Mississippi    Attn: John Leggett, Buyer  118 College Drive, Box 5003  Hattiesburg, MS 39406   Bid 22‐38    For FedEx, UPS, or other express couriers:     The University of Southern Mississippi    Attn: John Leggett, Buyer  2609 W. 4th Street   Hattiesburg, MS 39401   Bid 22‐38    Hand‐carried responses should be brought to:    The University of Southern Mississippi  Attn: John Leggett, Buyer  214 Bond Hall  Hattiesburg, MS 39406  Bid 22‐38    As an alternative to traditional sealed proposals in envelopes, the University of Southern  Mississippi is capable of receiving electronic bid responses.  While this option is available, it is not  required and we ask that all potential respondents keep in mind that with any electronic system  there could be delays or glitches with the submission process; therefore the University highly  encourages traditional sealed responses which are either mailed or submitted in person.  Additionally, the University will not be responsible for issues with attempted submissions of bids  using the electronic method.      Please note that emailed bids will not be accepted.      Should a vendor choose to submit their response electronically, please follow the instructions  below using the following website:    On this site you will find helpful links to procurement opportunities, as well as a link to supplier  registration. If not already registered in this system, potential bidders will first need to click on  5 ‘Supplier Registration’ and follow the steps outlined (a one‐time process).  Once registered,  suppliers can return to the original website and click on ‘Procurement Opportunities’ where they  can either search by keyword for the bid they desire to respond to or leave the search box blank  and click ‘Search’ for a listing of all current bids and proposals for the various State of Mississippi  offices.    Any bid may be withdrawn prior to scheduled time for the opening of bids or authorized  postponement thereof.  Any bid received after the time and date specified will not be considered.    The University of Southern Mississippi reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to  waive any formalities.    The University of Southern Mississippi reserves the right to accept or reject optional line items  included in the bid response.    Vendors are responsible for examining all specifications, terms, conditions, and instructions of this  request. Failure to do so will be at Vendor’s risk.    In order to ensure all interested bidders receive any addenda that may be issued, proposers must  email their intent to bid using the Intent to Bid link on the USM Bid Calendar under Bid 22‐38  prior to the deadline to submit:‐contract‐services/current‐bids‐and‐sole‐source‐notices.php 

118 College Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39406Location

Address: 118 College Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Country : United StatesState : Mississippi

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