Contract Updates

Contract Number: 07510 Lamps and Ballasts  

   
01-13-2014 : CONTRACT STATUS: No contract activity to report at this time.
01-13-2014 : CONTRACT STATUS: No contract activity to report at this time.
12-06-2013 : CONTRACT STATUS: Contact information has been updated for Airgas. See the CCI on the contract protal page for updated information.
12-06-2013 : CONTRACT STATUS: No contract actions pending at this time.
09-25-2013 : CONTRACT EXTENSION: Contract 07510, Lamps and Ballasts has been extended until 10/27/2015.
01-30-2013 : CONTRACT EXTENSION: The Fencing Lamps and Ballasts contract number 07510 is due to expire on October 27, 2013. The Department of Enterprise Services is seeking feedback from contract users to aide in the determination of whether to extend this contract or to rebid it. Your input will be a prime consideration in that decision. Please use our online feedback form, which is available at: https://fortress.wa.gov/ga/apps/ContractEval/ContractFeedback.aspx?s=C&c=07510. If you have questions about this contract, please contact Glen McNeill, DES Contracts Specialist, at (360) 904-9417 or glen.mcneill@des.wa.gov.
10-28-2011 :  Today, Oct. 28, 2011, is the official start date for Contract 07510. The Current Contract Information (CCI) document is in place on the contract portal page, including an embedded price sheet for a partial listing of the CED contract catalog. At this point in the contract life, customer ordering is generally done by contacting one of the regional CED representatives. In the near future, CED will be working toward a comprehensive online ordering system, which must be in place and operating by mid-March 2012, per terms of the contract.
10-21-2011 :  OSP asked CED to propose new pricing for those lighting products for which the company felt it could offer a reduction. CED offered an Option A -- which reduced pricing by 5 percent from bid prices for seven fluorescent lamps – and an Option B – which offered further discounts on fluorescents and increased prices on selected ballasts. OSP accepted Option A. CED is building new price sheets to reflect the new pricing. CED will make the prices available to customers on Oct. 28, 2011, the designated start date of Contract 07510. Prices on the initial price sheet, per contract terms, will be firm through Dec. 27, 2011. CED has offered some edits for the new CCI document and will flesh out the ordering information and procedures section.
09-30-2011 :  Chief Purchasing Office Christine Warnock sent a letter officially denying the protest and upholding the award of Contract 07510. Customers for Contract 00802 have been informed through the bi-weekly bulletin and broadcast that they can continue to use 00802 until all potential issues around the protest are resolved and Contract 07510 is in place and operating.
09-20-2011 :  Award for Contract 07510, which will replace State Contract 00802 (lamps and ballasts), has been announced, but the award is under protest and the protest will not be resolved by Sept. 27, 2011, the expiration of the most recent extension of 00802. The contractor, Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED), agrees to continue to serve customers for Contract 00802 through Dec. 27, 2011, or until 07510 is implemented. During the extension period, CED will offer linear fluorescent lamps only at adjusted prices on a provisional price sheet agreed upon in consultation with the Office of State Procurement. CED will honor current contract prices for all other contract products. The price list for linear fluorescent lamps is embedded on Page 11 of the Current Contract Information (CCI) document accessible from the 00802 contract page.
09-16-2011 :  An official protest was filed against the award to CED. This action places implementation of Contract 07510 on hold. Lighting customers are instructed to continue purchasing lighting products from the current contract (00802) until notice is given that implementation of 07510 will go forward.
09-13-2011 :  Sept. 9, 2011: Award was made through WEBS to CED. Unsuccessful bidders were notified through WEBS. Letters were sent to CED and Platt. Today, Sept. 9, is Day One of the five-day period in which a protest after award must be filed.
09-13-2011 :  Aug. 31, 2011:OSP issued a Notice of Intent to Award naming CED as the Apparent Successful Bidder. Letters were sent to CED and Platt.
08-03-2011 :  Three bids were received before 2 p.m. on July 28, 2011, and were deemed initially responsive. A fourth vendor submitted a bid package, but intentionally did not offer a Price Worksheet because of concerns over price volatility due to fluctuations in the marketplace for "rare earth" minerals, a key component in many of the products being bid. A fifth vendor did not submit a bid package, but came to OSP to explain that his manufacturer could not authorize offering a bid because of concerns about language in the solicitation concerning clauses for liquidated damages and indemnification.
08-03-2011 :  Two additional solicitation amendments were issued prior to the (amended) bid-due date of July 28. Amendment 5 amended the bid-due deadline; amended the price worksheet to correct the total points available for price; reflects the change away from the Trade Services catalog to manufacturer's price, as amended in Amendment 3; removed five line items from the price worksheet because they are not universally provided items; removed any presupposition of projected equivalencies to the standard of quality; furnished a revised price worksheet for bidder