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NE Contract with GTL -- Amendment -- 2007
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STATE oF NE8 RAS KA SERVICE CONTRACT AMENDMENT PAGE 1 OF 2 BUSINESS UNIT 9000 VENDOR NUMBER: 3773547 ORDER DATE 09/06/07 BUYER RUTH GRAY State Purchasing Bureau 301 Centennial Mail South, 1st Fioor Lincoln, Nebraska 68508 OR P.O. Box 94847 Lincoln, Nebraska 68509~4847 Telephone: (402) 471-2401 Fax: (402) 471-2089 CONTRACT NUMBER 2685 04 VENDOR ADDRESS: GLOBAL TEL' LINK 6612 E 75TH ST INDIANAPOLIS IN 46250-2675 THE CONTRACT PERIOD IS SEPTEMBER 04, 2003 THROUGH NOVEMBER 26, 2007. THIS SERViCE CONTRACT HAS BEEN AMENDED PER THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: THIS CONTRACT IS NOT AN EXCLUSIVE CONTRACT TO FURNISH THE SERVICES SHOWN BELOW, AND DOES NOT PRECLUDE THE PURCHASE OF SIMILAR SERVICES FROM OTHER SOURCES. ~~~~I~~~ :~~~~~~ET~~ ~~~~E~~6~~~~T:~~~~I~~D9*H~H~~~~EN6~~TB:~~D THE TERMINATION DATE WHEN Contract to provide Inmate Calling Systems for the State \)f:l'&jJ~~a.ska covering the period beginning November 27, 2002 through November 26, 2007 with theQllIilJ'blj'Q):renew for two (2) additional one (1) year periods as mutually agreed upon by all parties. 1~:;,~:I1l1:i:'. The contract shall incorporate the following previously siJ~\t1i~e~i~pt::uments: 1. The Signed Request for Proposal form; : 2, The original Request for Proposal document; i",;::i-;~Ji':'i:ii . 3. Any Request for Proposal Addenda andlor Amendm~q!slqlbcMle:Questions and Answers; .;. '. ;!.' " 4. The Contractor's Proposal; 5, Any Contract Amendments, in order of significance;,~rlEt.: • ":,' 6. Contract Award. . q~r~ ! i;f:;, !; ~jtl r~ i: Bid Documents and bid responses are availabie for \lie'f'i1'lQH~ tr<;j~fa\e Purchasing Bureau, 301 Centenniai Mall South, Mall Level, Lincoln, N!= 6850~,' : "'!:!: l ; Ii , : wi.,l'!:, in •··.' n I Agency Contacts: ~%~~~v;,~1nunications Phone: 402-471-3720 email@example.com l ran ti~U~tU.correctional Services f1~Q'((€l: l402c~71c2654 ,f<'lWfnd@dc~.~tate.ne.us ",. i)' c cc i tOqlobqi~el,~i~k~Orp'i'~a!jQ!1,(GTL). AM!=NDMENT 1 - AssigotjierilOf(3iJntraet - GTL !oteJ;lJ~~.r e'lis\inlil~\l.!"l!.~te:t§iepfiijne'sy~tem:Wj\b,@"TLLa2eLNI:;Ttelepb system. Q')e - GTL to 1m ' il"ment AdVance.l?~. ro ram:.,,; """","""", 0.00 This contract is to provide Inmate Calling Systems. This contract is at no cost to the State of Nebraska. Total Order STATE OF NEBRASKA Lincoln, Nebraska STANDARD CONDITIONS AND TERMS OF CONTRACTUAL SERVICES AND LEASING SOLICITATION AND OFFER It is the responsibility of the bidder to check the website for all information relevant to this solicitation to include addenda and/or amendments issued prior to the opening date. Website address: http://www.das.state.ne.us/materiel/purchasingtpurchasing.html SCOPE: These standard conditions and terms of Request for Proposal for Contractual Services and acceptance apply in like force to this inquiry and to any SUbsequent contract resulting therefrom. EXECUTION: Proposals must be signed in ink by the bidder on the State of Nebraska's Request for Proposal for Contractual Services form. All proposals must be typewritten or in ink and include the signed State of Nebraska's Request for Proposal for Contractual Services form. Erasures and alterations must be initialed by the contractor in ink. No telephone, facsimile or voice proposals will be accepted. Failure to comply with these provisions may result in the rejection of the proposal. PAYMENT: Payment will be made by the responsible agency in conjunction with the State of Nebraska Prompt Payment Act (Neb. Rev. Stat. §81-2401 through 81-2408). The State may request that payment be made electronically instead of by State warrant COLLUSIVE BIDDING: The bidder's signature on the State of Nebraska's Request for Proposal for Contractual SelVices form is a guarantee thatthe prices quoted have been arrived atwithout collusion with other eligible bidders and without effort to preclude the State of Nebraska from obtaining the lowest possible competitive price. SPECIFICATIONS: Bidders must submit a proposal in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the Request for Proposal. ALTERNATE TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The State, at its sole discretion, may entertain alternative terms and conditions which deviate from the Request for Proposal requirements. Alternative terms and conditions may be considered if overall contract performance would be improved but not compromised, and if they are in the best interest of the State of Nebraska. Alternative terms and conditions must be submitted with the proposal and must be clearly identified and detailed in such a way that allows such deviations to be fully evaluated. Alternative terms and conditions are discouraged and unless explicitly accepted by the Slate are deemed to be rejected. PROPOSAL OPENING: Openings shall be public on the date and time specified in the Request for Proposal. It is the bidder's responsibility to assure the proposal is delivered no later than the designated date, time and place of the proposal opening. Telephone and/or fax proposals are not acceptable. A proposal may not be altered after opening of the proposals. LATE PROPOSALS: Proposals received after the time and date of the proposal opening will be considered late proposals. Late proposals will be returned to the bidder unopened. The State is not responsible for proposals that are late or lost due to mail service inadequacies, traffic or other similar reasons. RECYCLING: Preference will be given to items which are manufactured or produced from recycled material or which can be readily reused or recycled after their nonnal use as per state statute (Neb. Rev. Stat §81-15, 159). . AWARD: All purchases, leases, or contracts which are based on competitive proposals will be awarded according to the provisions in the Request for Proposal. The State rese.rves the .righttorejE!.ct 8flY or all proposals, w~olly or)n part,. or to award to mUltiple bidders in whole or in part. The State reserves the right to waive any deviations or errors that are not material, do not invalidate the legitimacy of the proposal, and do not improve the bidder's competitive position. All awards will be made in a manner deemed in the best interest of the State. PERFORMANCE AND DEFAULT: The State reserves the right to require a perlormance bond from the successful contractor, as provided by law, without expense to the State. OthelWise, in case of default of the contractor, the State may contract the service from other sources and hold the contractor responsible for any excess cost occasioned thereby. NONDISCRIMINATION: The Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act prohibits contractors of the Slate of Nebraska, and their subcontractors, from discriminating against any employee or applicant for employment, with respect to hire, tenure, terms, conditions or privileges of employment because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, or national origin (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§48-11 01 to 48-1125). The contractor guarantees compliance with the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act, and breach of this provision shall be regarded as a material breach of contract. The contractor shall insert a similar provision in all subcontracts for selVices to be covered by any contract resulting from this Request for Proposal. DRUG POLICY: Contractor certifies ,that it maintains a drug free work place environment to ensure worker safety and workplace integrity. Contractor agrees to proVide a copy of its drug free workplace policy at any time upon request by the State. GRIEVANCE AND PROTEST: Grievance and protest procedure is available by contacting the buyer. Any Protests must be filed by a vendor within ten (to) calendar days after the intent to award decision is posted to the internet. Revised: 08/2004 2 OF 2