Invitation for Bid: Multi Mission Aircraft

The Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS), Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) contemplates the purchase of two (2) multi-mission fixed wing aircraft. The awarded vendor will also be required to operate and provide maintenance services, facilities, supplies and personnel for the aircraft.

The CDPS/DFPC is issuing a Two-Step Invitation for Bid for Type 2 Helicopter Services for one (1) year, beginning on the date the contract is fully executed, with two (2) one-year optional renewal terms.

Submission Deadline: June 24, 2014, 2:00 PM MT (by mail or in person only)

For more information, go to bidscolorado.com.

IFB DESCRIPTION: This Invitation for Bids (“IFB”) contemplates the purchase of two multi-mission fixed wing aircraft by the State of Colorado (the “State”), Department of Public Safety (“CDPS”), Division of Fire Prevention and Control (the “DFPC”). Upon the acquisition of the aircraft by the DFPC, the awarded contractor will be required to operate and provide maintenance services, facilities, supplies and personnel for the aircraft, all under the direction of DFPC officers. The DFPC requires delivery of at least one mission-ready aircraft by August 1, 2014. The second mission-ready aircraft must be delivered not later than October 15, 2014. Both aircraft must meet the specifications of this IFB at the time of delivery. Vendors responding to this IFB (“Bidders”) may propose a temporary solution that meets all the requirements of the IFB for the period beginning August 1, 2014 and continuing through the delivery of the two mission-ready aircraft by October 15, 2014. The dates of August 1, 2014 and October 15, 2014 are firm dates and may not exceed such dates. If the Bidder proposes a temporary solution, the Bidder’s response (“Bid”) must include the details of the proposed temporary solution. DFPC, in its sole discretion, will determine if the temporary solution is acceptable.

IMPORTANT: Those responding to this IFB (“Bidders”) are urged to read the entire IFB document thoroughly before submitting a Bid. Only Bids meeting the conditions of and the specifications set forth in this IFB will be deemed to be responsive. IFBs properly marked as to IFB#, DATE and HOUR of opening, will be accepted at the address listed above, prior to the date and time listed above. Submit this completed and signed cover sheet, supporting documentation and other enclosures requested relevant to this IFB. By submitting this cover sheet, Bidder acknowledges and verifies receipt of the original Colorado BIDS notice and file attachments. If modifications to this IFB are issued, Bidders are required to additionally acknowledge receipt of the number of modifications where indicated below. All notifications and modifications will be published on Colorado BIDS at www.bidscolorado.com.