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SOLICITATION OF OFFERS
ISSUED BY
THE CITY OF EL PASO
FINANCIAL SERVICES / PURCHASING DIVISION
SOLICITATION NO: 2012-253
TITLE: SUN METRO ARTICULATED VEHICLE PROCUREMENT
MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT (SUN METRO)
DATE ISSUED: AUGUST 14, 2012
An original, signed, sealed, OFFER to furnish the goods and/or services set forth in the SCHEDULE will be received at the place indicated below, until:
2:00 PM, local time, WEDNESDAY, September 05, 2012
NOTICE
When used in formal bid solicitations, the terms 'offer' and 'bid', and „offeror‟ and 'bidder' are interchangeable.
ADDRESS OFFERS TO:
PURCHASING MANAGER
FINANCIAL SERVICES / PURCHASING DIVISION
CITY OF EL PASO
MAIL TO:
HAND DELIVER TO:
CITY OF EL PASO
OR
FINANCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT/PURCHASING DIVISION
TH
2 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 7 FLOOR
EL PASO, TX 79901-1153
CITY HALL, 7TH FLOOR
2 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA
FRANKLIN & SANTA FE ST.
EL PASO, TX 79901
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS SOLICITATION, CONTACT:
DEE DEE SIANEZ, PROCUREMENT ANALYST
Telephone: [915] 541-4320
FAX: [915] 541-4347
Email: SIANEZMD@elpasotexas.gov
EXPIRATION OF OFFERS
The offeror agrees, to furnish all items [supplies or services] at the prices offered, and delivered at the designated point or points, within the time set
forth in the SCHEDULE, if this offer is accepted within NINETY [90] consecutive days from the date set for the receipt of offers.
AMENDMENTS TO SOLICITATION
Receipt of all numbered amendments to Solicitations must be acknowledged:
AMENDMENT
DATED
AMENDMENT
DATED
AMENDMENT
DATED
AMENDMENT
DATED
A001
__________
A002
__________
A003
__________
A004
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A005
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A006
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A007
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A008
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OFFER SUBMITTED BY
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
COMPANY NAME AS IT APPEARS ON ORGANIZATION CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY STATE IN WHICH COMPANY WAS ORGANIZED)
___________________________________________________________________
STREET ADDRESS
_________________________________________________________________
P.O. BOX NUMBER
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
CITY, STATE AND ZIP CODE
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
TELEPHONE NUMBER
FAX NUMBER
_________________________________________________________
E-Mail address
PLEASE CHECK PREFERRED ADDRESS FOR RECEIVING SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS.
OFFER EXECUTED BY [PLEASE PRINT]
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
NAME AND TITLE OF PERSON AUTHORIZED TO OBLIGATE COMPANY
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
SIGNATURE AND DATE OF OFFER
WITHOUT AN ORIGINAL SIGNATURE ON THIS OR OTHER DOCUMENT BINDING THE OFFEROR, THE OFFER WILL BE REJECTED
NOTE: AWARD OF THE CONTRACT RESULTING FROM THIS SOLICITATION WILL BE MADE TO THE SUCCESSFUL OFFEROR BY AN AUTHORIZED WRITTEN NOTICE,
WHICH MAY BE IN THE FORM OF A LETTER NOTICE OF AWARD OR A PURCHASE ORDER ISSUED BY THE CITY OF EL PASO.
THIS IS A ONE TIME CONTRACT
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section A
Section B
Section C
Section C: Addendum I
Section D
Section D: Addendum II
Section E
Schedule of Items [Goods or Services]
Specifications
Contract Clauses
Federal Clauses
Forms
Federal Forms
Notices and Instructions to Bidders
NOTICE: PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF BID INFORMATION
Offerors are cautioned that once a bid is opened, all information contained therein will be available to the
PUBLIC unless the information is excepted from the requirements of Government Code Section
552.021 pertaining to Open Records. The exception that allows the City to protect information that, if
released, would give advantage to a competitor or bidder does not apply after the bidding is complete
and the contract has been awarded. Trade secrets, commercial or financial background data and
privileged or confidential information may be excepted from public inspection. If any information
contained in your offer qualifies for an exception because it falls into one of the categories above it
should be clearly marked “CONFIDENTIAL” and the basis of your claim of confidentiality should be
stated. Data so identified will be maintained as a protected record. Offerors who claim that information
contained in a bid should be protected from public disclosure after the award of the contract may be
asked to support such claim if the City receives an Open Records request for the information and
requests a determination by the Attorney General. [Rev. 04-03-98]
IMPORTANT NOTICE
If you received your copy of this solicitation from the BID NET, or any source other than directly from
the City of El Paso, and you plan to respond to it, please notify the City immediately. You will be
placed on the active bidders list and will be directly sent all notices pertaining to the solicitation. It
would also be helpful if you would supply a contact person's name along with their telephone number,
fax number, and E-mail address.
NOTE: ANY CHANGES IN DUE DATE OR MATERIAL CHANGES FOR ANY RFP‟S/SOLICITATIONS WILL
BE POSTED ON THE SOLICITATIONS PAGE OF THE CITY OF EL PASO PURCHASING DEPARTMENT‟S
WEBSITE: http://www.elpasotexas.gov/financial_services/invitations.asp
It is the bidder's responsibility to ensure that they have all pertinent information
regarding solicitations, including all amendments prior to submitting their offer.
Please check the website, even after submitting a bid, to ensure that you have all
amendments as they may be posted at any time, up to and including the day of
bid opening.
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COOPERATIVE PURCHASING
This contract may be utilized for purchases by other local government entities under an interlocal cooperation
agreement, Texas Government Code Chapter 791. Any contract award by the City of El Paso on behalf of
another local government entity shall be contingent upon the issuance of a purchase order or execution of a
separate contract by the other local government entity. The Contractor must deal directly with the local
government entity concerning the placement of orders, issuance of the purchase order, insurance certificates,
contractual disputes, invoicing and payment or any other terms and conditions that the other local government
entity may require. The actual utilization of this contract award by the other local government entity is at the
sole discretion of that other local government entity.
The City of El Paso is acting on the behalf of other local government entities for the sole purpose of complying
with Texas competitive bidding requirements and shall not be held liable for any costs, damages, etc. incurred
by any bidder with regard to any purchase by another local government entity. The City of El Paso shall be
legally responsible only for payment for goods and services in the quantities detailed in the City‟s own
purchase order or contract.
NOTE 1:
BIDDERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT OFFERS ON THE PRESCRIBED FORM(S) (UNALTERED).
OFFERS SUBMITTED ON OTHER THAN THE PRESCRIBED FORM(S) MAY BE CONSIDERED
INCOMPLETE OR NON-RESPONSIVE. FAILURE TO FURNISH REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
WITH THE BID MAY RESULT IN THE BID BEING DEEMED INCOMPLETE AND NON-RESPONSIVE,
RESULTING IN REJECTION.
NOTE 2:
THE CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOCATING OR SECURING ANY INFORMATION THAT IS
NOT IDENTIFIED IN THE OFFER AND REASONABLY AVAILABLE TO THE CITY, AND THE CITY
WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOCATING OR SECURING INFORMATION NOT INCLUDED
WITH THE OFFER. IN CONDUCTING ITS ASSESSMENT THE CITY MAY USE DATA PROVIDED BY
THE BIDDER AND DATA OBTAINED FROM OTHER SOURCES, BUT WHILE THE CITY MAY
ELECT TO CONSIDER DATA OBTAINED FROM OTHER SOURCES THE BURDEN OF PROVIDING
THOROUGH AND COMPLETE INFORMATION RESTS WITH THE BIDDER.
NOTE 3:
THE CITY MAY ACCEPT THE LOWEST RESPONSIBLE AND RESPONSIVE BID BASED ON THE
TABULATION OF ANY ONE, COMBINATION OR ALL OF THE BASE BID(S), ALTERNATE BID(S),
AND/OR OPTIONAL BID(S) BASED ON THE MOST ADVANTAGEOUS PROJECT BID THAT IS
DESIRED BY THE CITY DEPARTMENT INVOLVED AND THAT THE CITY COUNCIL IN THEIR SOLE
JUDGMENT DETERMINES IS IN THE CITY‟S BEST INTEREST AND BENEFIT.
NOTE 4:
AT ANY TIME DURING THE TERM OF THE CONTRACT THE PURCHASING MANAGER OR
DESIGNATED PERSONNEL MAY INCREASE OR DECREASE THE SCOPE OF SUPPLIES AND OR
SERVICES AS HE MAY FIND NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THE GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE
CONTRACT.
NOTE 5:
ALL GOODS AND SERVICES DELIVERED SHALL COMPLY WITH THE SPECIFICATIONS SET
FORTH IN SECTION B. DESCRIPTIVE LITERATURE CONTAINING SUFFICIENT INFORMATION TO
DETERMINE PRODUCT COMPLIANCE WITH SPECIFICATIONS MUST ACCOMPANY BID. THE CITY
OF EL PASO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REQUEST SAMPLES FROM BIDDER(S) PRIOR TO AWARD
OF CONTRACT.
NOTE 6:
FAILURE TO SIGN AND SUBMIT CERTIFICATIONS IN SECTION D, ADDENDUM II, MAY BE CAUSE
FOR REJECTION OF BID. IF CERTAIN FORMS ARE NOT APPLICABLE THEY MUST BE NOTED AS
SUCH AND SIGNED.
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NOTE 7:
BIDDER MUST SUBMIT WITH HIS OFFER A COPY OF THE COMPANY'S ORGANIZATION
CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE OF THE STATE IN WHICH THE
BIDDER/PROPOSER WAS ORGANIZED. ALSO, A DBA CERTIFICATE MUST BE PROVIDED IF
THE BIDDER/PROPOSER USED A TRADE NAME IN THE SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS OTHER
THAN THE NAME UNDER WHICH THE COMPANY WAS ORGANIZED.
FURTHER, THE
BIDDER/PROPOSER MUST FILL OUT THE AFFIDAVIT IN SECTION D STATING WHAT NAMES
THE COMPANY USES AND HAS USED IN THE PAST AND ATTEST THAT ALL SUCH NAMES
DESCRIBE THE COMPANY CURRENTLY SUBMITTING A BID OR PROPOSAL.
NOTE 8:
IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER DISCOUNT, THE CITY IS ENTITLED TO A DEDUCTION FOR
FEDERAL EXCISE TAX IF IT IS INCLUDED ON THE MANUFACTURER‟S PUBLISHED PRICE LIST
FOR APPLICABLE ITEMS, AND CONTRACTOR MUST INVOICE ACCORDINGLY. A FEDERAL TAX
EXEMPTION CERTIFICATION WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE CITY, UPON REQUEST.
NOTE 9:
ACCURACY OF ESTIMATED QUANTITIES – THE CITY BELIEVES THAT THE NUMBERS USED AS
ITEM QUANTITIES TO BE A REASONABLY ACCURATE ESTIMATE; HOWEVER, THE ACTUAL
QUANTITY MAY BE MORE OR LESS THAN THE ESTIMATE, AND SHALL NOT BE THE BASIS FOR
ANY CHANGE IN THE CONTRACT PER UNIT PRICE. ADDITIONALLY, ESTIMATES ARE MINIMUMS,
BUT NOT GUARANTEED MINIMUMS, AND THE CONTRACT COST CAN INCREASE SO LONG AS
THE UNIT COSTS REMAIN THE SAME AND INCREASED FUNDS ARE APPROPRIATED IN THE
BUDGET.
NOTE 10: ANY MANUFACTURER NAMES, TRADE NAMES, BRAND NAMES, OR CATALOG NUMBERS USED
IN THESE SPECIFICATIONS ARE FOR THE PURPOSE OF DESCRIBING AND ESTABLISHING
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OR LEVEL OF QUALITY AND DESIGN REQUIRED. THEY ARE IN NO
WAY INTENDED TO PROHIBIT THE BIDDING OF OTHER MANUFACTURERS' ITEMS OF EQUAL
MATERIAL AND QUALITY OR MEANT TO EXCLUDE ANY OTHER MAKE AND MODEL FROM BEING
CONSIDERED. VENDORS WHO WISH TO BID A FUNCTIONALLY EQUIVALENT ITEM(S) WHICH
MEETS OR EXCEEDS THE SPECIFICATIONS MUST FURNISH WITH THE BID DESCRIPTIVE
LITERATURE CONTAINING SUFFICIENT INFORMATION TO DETERMINE PRODUCT COMPLIANCE.
NOTE 11: ALL OFFERS ARE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS SOLICITATION.
MATERIAL EXCEPTIONS TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, OR FAILURE TO MEET THE CITY'S
MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS, SHALL RENDER THE OFFER NON-RESPONSIVE TO THE
SOLICITATION.
NOTE 12: AWARD MAY BE MADE BY LINE ITEM, BY GROUP OF ITEMS, OR ONE AWARD FOR ALL ITEMS,
WHICHEVER IS MOST ADVANTAGEOUS TO THE CITY.
NOTE 13: PROMPT PAYMENT DISCOUNTS WILL BE CONSIDERED WHEN DETERMINING THE APPARENT
LOWEST BIDDER, PROVIDING THE CITY IS ALLOWED AT LEAST TEN (10) DAYS IN WHICH TO
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DISCOUNT. AS PART OF THE REQUIREMENT TO ESTABLISH THE
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OFFEROR, THE CITY OF EL PASO MAY PERFORM A PRICE
ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE THE REASONABLENESS OF THE PRICE(S) AT WHICH THE
SUPPLIES AND/OR SERVICES ARE OFFERED. PRICES THAT ARE SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER
THAN THE MEAN OF ALL OFFERS AND THAT APPEAR TO BE UNREASONABLY LOW MAY BE
DETERMINED TO BE EVIDENCE OF NON-RESPONSIBILITY, AND CAUSE THE OFFER TO BE
REJECTED.
NOTE 14: TO HELP ACHIEVE THE SCOPE OF THIS SOLICITATION, THE CITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
AWARD TO MULTIPLE VENDORS FOR ANY ITEM OR GROUP OF ITEMS. AWARD OF
CONTRACT DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT EVERY PURCHASE WILL BE MADE EVERY TIME
WITH THE RESULTING BIDDERS.
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CONE OF SILENCE
“Cone of Silence” is imposed upon each RFP, RFQ or Bid after advertising and terminates at the time the
Purchasing Manager places a written recommendation on City Council Agenda. The Cone of Silence prohibits
any communication regarding RFPs, RFQs or Bids between, among others:

Potential vendors, service providers, bidders, lobbyists or consultants and City‟s staff.

Potential vendors, service providers, bidders, lobbyists or consultants, any member of the City‟s staff,
the Mayor, Council Representatives or their respective staff and members of the respective selection
committee.
The provisions do not apply to, among other communications:

Oral communications with the Purchasing Manager or Contract Administrator, provided the
communications is limited strictly to matters of process or procedure already contained in the
solicitation document;

The provisions of the Cone of Silence do not apply to oral communications at pre-proposal or pre-bid
conferences, oral presentations before selection committees, contract negotiations during duly notice
public meeting, public presentations made to the Mayor and Council Representatives during a duly
noticed public meeting; or

Communications in writing at any time unless specifically prohibited by the applicable RFP, RFQ or bid
document.
In addition to any other penalties provided by law, violation of the Cone of Silence by any proposer or bidder
shall render that proposer‟s or bidder‟s RFP, RFQ or bid award voidable. Any person having personal
knowledge of a violation of these provisions shall report such violations to the City Attorney.
REQUESTS FOR CLARIFICATION
In order to meet the City‟s schedule for awarding this requirement it is extremely important that requests for
clarification or additional information, or requests for a change in the specifications, be submitted in writing no
later than ten calendar days prior to bid opening date. Each vendor submitting questions shall clearly address
each question by reference to a specific section, page and item of this solicitation. Questions submitted after
this date may not elicit a response. Please refer to Bid/Contract Number and Title in all correspondence.
CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR CONTACT INFORMATION
DEE DEE SIANEZ
City of El Paso
PROCUREMENT ANALYST
Financial Services Department/Purchasing Division
Fax: (915) 541-4347
2 Civic Center Plaza, 7th Floor
Email: SIANEZMD@elpasotexas.gov
El Paso, TX 79901-1153
Attn: DEE DEE SIANEZ
It is the vendor‟s responsibility to follow up and make certain that the City of El Paso Purchasing Division
received the request. Vendors shall promptly notify the City of El Paso Purchasing Division of any ambiguity or
inconsistency which they may discover upon examination of a solicitation document. During the bid process,
vendors shall not contact any City staff except those designated in the text of this solicitation or in subsequent
documentation. Non-compliance with this provision may result in rejection of the offer involved.
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Schedule of Events
The following Schedule of Events represents the City‟s estimate of the timetable that will be followed in
connection with this solicitation:
EVENTS
DATE AND/OR TIME
Release Bids
08/14/2012
Pre-Bid Conference
08/23/2012
Last Day for Offerors to Submit Written Questions
08/27/2012
Answers provided
08/29/2012
Bid Due Date
09/05/2012
Evaluations
09/10/2012-09/14/2012
Contract Award Date
10/16/2012
The City reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to adjust this Schedule of Events as it deems necessary. If necessary, the City will
communicate adjustments to any event in the Schedule of Events in the form of an amendment. Amendment to this RFP will only be
issued and posted on the City‟s website at: http://www.elpasotexas.gov/financial_services/invitations.asp
Pre-Bid Conference
A pre-bid conference to discuss requirements of this solicitation will be held for all interested parties on
Thursday, August 23, 2012 10:00 a.m. The location of the pre-bid is Sun Metro Conference Room, located at
700-A San Francisco, El Paso, TX 79901.
Requests for additional information or clarification may be submitted in writing, via fax at (915) 541-4347 or
Email to SianezMD@elpasotexas.gov by August 22, 2012. The City request that in advance questions and/or
clarifications be sent prior to the pre-bid conference to allow sufficient time for answers to be provided at the
pre-bid conference.
COPIES REQUIRED
ONE COMPLETE ORIGINAL COPY (signed in blue ink), and ONE COPY of the BID PACKAGE are required,
unless otherwise stated in Section B. Bidders must provide enough information with their bid to constitute a
definite, firm, unqualified and unconditional offer. The bidder shall submit the bid on the forms (UNALTERED) as
furnished by the City. All bids shall contain the following:
1. Those pages on which you are required to fill in prices, furnish other information, or which call for a
signature and those pages which include the City of El Paso Standard Contract Clauses (Section C), and
2. Any other information requested.
The submission or attachment of company “Quotation Forms” or any other documents containing alternative terms
and / or conditions is not acceptable and may result in your bid being deemed non-responsive. Unauthorized
additions, serious omissions, bids that do not contain a unit price where required or irregularities of any kind which
make the bid incomplete, indefinite, or otherwise ambiguous are not acceptable and may result in your bid being
deemed non-responsive.
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SECTION A
SCHEDULE OF ITEMS
SUN METRO ARTICULATED VEHICLE PROCUREMENT
MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT (SUN METRO)
BID NUMBER: 2012-253
BID OPENING DATE: 09/05/2012
The City of El Paso is soliciting bids for SUN METRO ARTICULATED VEHICLE PROCUREMENT, primarily
for the MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT (SUN METRO). The City shall order all of its supplies and/or services
from one or more successful bidders (contractors) from time to time as needed. Only personnel from MASS
TRANSIT DEPARTMENT (SUN METRO) are authorized to directly place orders against this Contract.
Personnel from other City departments may only utilize this contract with express written authorization from
MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT (SUN METRO) and only if the additional usage is within reasonableness
given the total awarded amount of the Contract.
This is a BEST VALUE procurement. The Term of this contract shall be for: SIXTY (60) MONTHS.
BID SECURITY:
BID BOND - Each proposal (Bid) must be accompanied by a certified check or an original Bid Bond duly executed
by the Bidder as principal and a reputable surety company in the amount of five percent (5%) of the TOTAL bid
price (cash, personal or company checks will not be accepted). Each Bid Bond submitted must be an original Bid
Bond with original signatures signed and sealed by both the principal and surety. Such checks or bid bonds will
be returned to all except the “short list” Bidders (if applicable) and the remaining checks and bid bonds will be
returned promptly after the Owner and the accepted Bidder have executed the Contract, or, if no award has been
made, within one hundred and twenty days (120) consecutive calendar days after the due date of the RFP, upon
demand of the Bidder at any time thereafter, so long as he/she has not been notified of the acceptance of his/her
proposal.
BOND REQUIREMENTS:
PERFORMANCE BOND - a Performance Bond on the part of the Contractor for one hundred percent (100%) of
the contract price is required as part of the award of this contract. This Performance Bond is executed to secure
fulfillment of all of the awarded contractor‟s obligations under the term of this contract. This Performance Bond
must be and original Performance Bond with original signatures signed and sealed by both parties and surety.
PAYMENT BOND - a Payment Bond on the part of the Contractor for one hundred percent (100%) of the contract
price is required as part of the award of this contract. This Payment Bond is executed to secure fulfillment of all of
the awarded contractor‟s obligations under the term of this contract. This Payment Bond must be and original
Payment Bond with original signatures signed and sealed by both parties and surety.
SAMPLE FORMS:
Sample forms attached.
BIDDER’S [ COMPANY ] NAME
2012-253 SUN METRO ARTICULATED VEHICLE PROCUREMENT
SECTION A, PAGE: 1
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BID FORM (BASE BID)
Mass Transit Department (Sun Metro) estimates it will order up to twenty-seven (27) 60‟ articulated vehicles
one (1) 35‟ Vehicle and ten (10) – 40‟ foot low floor CNG buses in the first year.
ITEM
NO.
DESCRIPTION
MANUFACTURER
PART NUMBER
SUBMITTING
BIDDER PART
NUMBER
ESTIMATED
QUANTITY
1
60' Articulated
Vehicles
27
2
35' Vehicles
1
3
40' Vehicles
10
UNIT COST/
ITEM
CITY‟S COST
$ ___________ $ ___________
$ ___________ $ ___________
$ ___________ $ ___________
TOTAL AMOUNT:
$ ___________
SCHEDULE OF PURCHASES BY MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT (SUN METRO)
This indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract is for the purchase of buses and equipment as specified and
is effective for a five (5) year period.
Sun Metro reserves the right to order buses and equipment over the five (5) year period beginning upon the
date of contract award. The prices of such buses and spare equipment shall be the prices quoted on the cost
proposal form. These prices shall remain firm/fixed for any orders issued by Sun Metro within a period of (180)
days after contract award. The prices of any buses or spare equipment ordered by Sun Metro after the initial
one hundred and eighty (180) day firm/fixed price period shall be that quoted (base order prices plus any
change which will be calculated based on the following formula which utilizes the U.S. Department of
Labor/Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index (PPI) Category 1413 truck bus bodies unadjusted.
The change in this index will be used to adjust the base order prices.
Example:
PPI future award month
Less PPI: Base award month
Equals index point change
Results multiplied by 100
Equals percent of change
Base order price
Plus percent of change (2.54 x $1,000.00)
Revised price for future order
141.1
137.6
3.5
.0254 x 100
2.54
$1,000.00
25.4
$1,025.40
BIDDER’S [ COMPANY ] NAME
2012-253 SUN METRO ARTICULATED VEHICLE PROCUREMENT
SECTION A, PAGE: 2
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MILESTONE PAYMENTS
The City of El Paso will pay milestone payments based and the receipt and acceptance by the Mass Transit
(Sun Metro) Department for each bus delivered and officially received by issuing a written Notice of
Acceptance to the awarded vendor.
OPTIONS TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE AGREEMENT
NOTE: NOT AN AWARD FACTOR
The City at its sole discretion, may exercise any option to extend the term of the agreement, by giving the
Contractor written notice prior to exercising the option.
Bidder offers the City the option of extending the term of the contract for:
Option 1
ITEM
NO.
DESCRIPTION
MANUFACTURER
PART NUMBER
SUBMITTING
BIDDER PART
NUMBER
ESTIMATED
QUANTITY
1
60' Articulated
Vehicles
21
2
35' Vehicles
1
3
40' Vehicles
10
UNIT COST/
ITEM
CITY‟S COST
$ ___________ $ ___________
$ ___________ $ ___________
$ ___________ $ ___________
TOTAL AMOUNT:
$ ___________
Option 2
ITEM
NO.
DESCRIPTION
MANUFACTURER
PART NUMBER
SUBMITTING
BIDDER PART
NUMBER
ESTIMATED
QUANTITY
1
60' Articulated
Vehicles
30
2
35' Vehicles
10
3
40' Vehicles
50
UNIT COST/
ITEM
$ ___________ $ ___________
$ ___________ $ ___________
$ ___________ $ ___________
TOTAL AMOUNT:
BIDDER’S [ COMPANY ] NAME
2012-253 SUN METRO ARTICULATED VEHICLE PROCUREMENT
CITY‟S COST
SECTION A, PAGE: 3
$ ___________
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Option 3
ITEM
NO.
DESCRIPTION
MANUFACTURER
PART NUMBER
SUBMITTING
BIDDER PART
NUMBER
ESTIMATED
QUANTITY
1
60' Articulated
Vehicles
38
2
35' Vehicles
1
3
40' Vehicles
1
UNIT COST/
ITEM
CITY‟S COST
$ ___________ $ ___________
$ ___________ $ ___________
$ ___________ $ ___________
TOTAL AMOUNT:
$ ___________
Option 4
ITEM
NO.
DESCRIPTION
MANUFACTURER
PART NUMBER
SUBMITTING
BIDDER PART
NUMBER
ESTIMATED
QUANTITY
1
60' Articulated
Vehicles
5
2
35' Vehicles
50
3
40' Vehicles
10
UNIT COST/
ITEM
CITY‟S COST
$ ___________ $ ___________
$ ___________ $ ___________
$ ___________ $ ___________
TOTAL AMOUNT:
$ ___________
PROMPT PAYMENT
Unless a prompt payment discount is offered and accepted by the City of El Paso, payments will be made to
the Contractor within thirty (30) days following acceptance of goods or services, or receipt of a properly
prepared invoice by the City Department identified in the Invoice Instructions set forth on the Purchase Order,
whichever is later. Any discount for prompt payment will be calculated from the day goods or services are
accepted or when a properly prepared invoice is received. Payments will be considered to have been made on
the date of mailing (postmark) of the payment check or, for an electronic funds transfer, the specified payment
date. Invoices are to be submitted in single copy to the appropriate Department.
PAYMENT TERMS:
Please mark appropriate block.
_____% - 10 Days
_____% - 20 Days
_____% - 30 Days
Net - 30 Days
Late Payment fees will incur at the State of Texas statutory rate.
BIDDER’S [ COMPANY ] NAME
2012-253 SUN METRO ARTICULATED VEHICLE PROCUREMENT
SECTION A, PAGE: 4
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ADDITIONAL PAYMENT TERMS
The City of El Paso may authorize payment through the City‟s Procurement Card Program for goods and/or
services ordered under the contract resulting from this Solicitation.
Bidder agrees to accept payment by procurement card:
YES
NO
SUBCONTRACTOR AND/OR SUPPLIER IDENTIFICATION
The Bidder shall indicate below the name of each subcontractor and/or supplier the bidder will use in the
performance of the contract. The Bidder shall specify the work to be performed by the subcontractor or the
materials to be provided by the supplier. Any changes in subcontractor and/or supplier listed below shall
require prior approval by the Purchasing Office.
Name, Address & Phone Number
Service / Supplies
CITY'S REQUIRED DELIVERY
Delivery shall be made within 420 consecutive calendar days subsequent to the receipt by the contractor of a
written notice of award, or purchase order, as evidenced by the date of receipt shown on the US Postal Service
domestic return receipt or facsimile.
In cases of emergency delivery must be made within ___24____ hours or the next morning.
The City understands that all parts may not be available in this time frame, in which case delivery of eighty percent
(80%) of the parts ordered in this time frame will be considered in compliance.
BIDDER‟S PROMISED DELIVERY
Pursuant to the above requirements in the Required Delivery section, bidder‟s promised delivery is:
Within __________ consecutive calendar days
Within __________ hours or overnight after receipt of verbal order in cases of emergency
NOTE: If bidder does not specify an earlier delivery, the City's required delivery shall prevail. A delivery date later
than the City‟s required delivery may be cause for rejection of the bid.
BIDDER’S [ COMPANY ] NAME
2012-253 SUN METRO ARTICULATED VEHICLE PROCUREMENT
SECTION A, PAGE: 5
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DELIVERY RECEIPT AND RETURNS
Receipt and Documentation:
1. An official City Purchase Order or Procurement Card authorization is required prior to making any
deliveries.
2. Contractors will make reference to City Purchase Order number if applicable on all invoices. This will
serve as an accounting check for parts received.
Returned Items:
1. Defective item shall be returned as soon as possible and replaced, or returned for full credit, if
correct item is not available.
2. Incorrect item shall be returned as soon as possible and replaced, or returned for full credit, if correct
item is not available.
3. Contractor shall be responsible for freight to return defective or incorrect items.
4. The City will only accept responsibility for re-stocking fees that are the result of an ordering error
made by the City.
DELIVERY LOCATION
Delivery of Vehicles shall be made to:
Sun Metro Transit/City of El Paso Mass Transit Department
Operations and Maintenance Facility
10159 Montana Avenue
El Paso, TX 79925
EMERGENCY DELIVERY AND REQUIREMENTS
Emergency delivery (After-hours, Holidays, and Weekends) of parts may be required in some instances. The
contractor must be able to respond and provide such parts. The contractor will be compensated the actual cost of
premium time and transportation, to effect emergency delivery, when specifically authorized by the ordering
department. The contractor is asked to provide after-hours/emergency contact(s).
CONTACT PERSON:
PHONE: __________________
ALTERNATE:
PHONE: __________________
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EVALUATION PROCESS
The City will award the contract to the bidder that submits a bid which represents the “best value” to the City. The
best value shall not be based solely upon price but the bid which receives the highest cumulative score for each of
the evaluation factors delineated herein.
The award shall be based upon the evaluation criteria and process delineated herein.
A.
Evaluation Committee: All properly submitted bids will be reviewed by an Evaluation Committee.
B.
Weighted Evaluation Criteria: The following weighted criteria will be considered to determine which bid
offers the “best value” to the City.
CRITERIA
Cost (low bid ÷ high bid x cost percentage or points = cost score)
30%
As part of the requirement to establish the responsibility of the offer, the City of El Paso may determine the
reasonableness of the price(s) at which the services are offered. Prices which are significantly lower than the
mean of all offers, and appear to be unreasonably low, may be determined to be evidence of nonresponsibility, and cause the offer to be rejected. Formula for determining the cost score is divide the low bid
by each higher bid multiplied by the cost criteria percentage or points which equals the corresponding
percentage or points of each vendor‟s cost score.
Product Design and Performance
40%
The information provided by the Contractor in its technical submittal relating to the buses to be provided will be
utilized to evaluate the Proposal in relation to this factor. Vehicle construction and system design, as well as
documented reliability, may be used in this evaluation, as well as other design and performance elements of
the components that comprise those systems. At a minimum, test results, safety and maintenance factors, and
cost of normal operation for the bus design and system components proposed, may be considered in
determining a final value for this factor.
Qualifications, Performance, and Financial Responsibility
15%
The Committee will consider the capability and reputation of the Contractor as presented in the Proposal or as
is determined by review of information available from references or other resources. The evaluation may look
at the Contractor‟s overall organizational and financial capabilities and consider key components such as
organizational reporting structure, quality control, quality assurance, research and development, technical,
training and parts support, response time, product capabilities, ability to furnish multiple bus configurations,
bonding capacity, and financial history, as well as other considerations, in reaching a final point determination.
The committee may also look at judgments, liens, Fleet Defect history, warranty claims and the steps that the
manufacturer took to resolve these concerns in assessing the overall reputation of the manufacturer.
Delivery Schedule
15%
The Committee will review the proposed delivery schedule for the Agency‟s minimum purchase of coaches.
Delivery schedules that fulfill the delivery requirements, with evidence that the schedule can be accomplished,
may
receive
higher
points
for
this
category.
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SECTION B
SPECIFICATIONS
SUN METRO ARTICULATED VEHICLE PROCUREMENT
MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT (SUN METRO)
BID NUMBER: 2012-253
BID OPENING DATE: 09/05/2012
GENERAL CONDITIONS
1. MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS: The specifications listed are to be interpreted as meaning the minimum
required by the City. Offeror commits to provide goods/services that are consistent with the City's
specifications in every regard unless an exception is clearly noted. The City may accept a bid subject to an
exception if, in the sole judgment of the City, the bid meets or exceeds the City's specifications. If the
goods/services offered do not meet or exceed the City's specifications because of the exception, the City
will consider the bid non-responsive.
2. SAFETY AND CAPACITY INSPECTIONS: The City reserves the right to conduct safety and capacity
inspections of facilities, equipment, and staff prior to the award and periodically during the contract term. If, in
the sole discretion of the City, a vendor is deemed to have inadequate safety equipment and/or procedures,
has a track record of safety violations, or has insufficient capacity to honor the contract requirements then the
vendor may be declared non-responsible.
3. MATERIALS AND FABRICATION: Details of construction and materials, where not otherwise specified,
are left to the discretion of the manufacturer, provided that only materials and workmanship of the highest
quality are to be used, and best commercial practice is adhered to in the fabrication of the unit(s). Except
as otherwise specified herein, the manufacturer shall be solely responsible for design and construction of
the product to meet the stated performance criteria.
4. REFERENCE TO BRAND NAMES: Any manufacturer names, trade names, brand names, or catalog
numbers used in these specifications are for the purpose of describing and establishing minimum
requirements or level of quality and design required, and are in no way intended to prohibit the bidding of other
manufacturers' item of equal material and quality.
MATERIALS
The items furnished shall be new, unused or the latest model in production as offered to commercial trade and
shall be of the highest quality as to materials and workmanship used. Manufacturer furnishing these items
shall be experienced in the design and construction of such items and shall furnish evidence of having supplied
similar items which have been in successful operation. The bidder shall be an established supplier of the items
bid.
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SPECIFICATIONS
ADDENDUM I - ARTICULATED VEHICLE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.
DEFINITIONS ...................................................................................................................................... 4
2.
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS ..................................................................................................................... 5
3.
ARTICULATED VEHICLES .................................................................................................................... 6
4.
FUEL VOLUME AT DELIVERY .............................................................................................................. 6
5.
GENERAL ........................................................................................................................................... 6
6.
SERVICE LIFE ...................................................................................................................................... 6
7.
ACCESSIBILITY.................................................................................................................................... 7
8.
INTERCHANGEABILITY ....................................................................................................................... 7
9.
SHELL ................................................................................................................................................. 7
C.
Finish and Color................................................................................................................................. 8
10.
NUMBERING AND SIGNING .............................................................................................................. 8
11.
EXTERIOR PAINT ................................................................................................................................ 9
12.
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY.......................................................................................................................... 9
13.
PASSENGER WINDOWS ..................................................................................................................... 9
14.
PASSENGER DOORS FORWARD UNIT ................................................................................................ 9
15.
PASSENGER DOORS TRAILING UNIT .................................................................................................. 9
16.
FRAME AND BODY STRUCTURE ...................................................................................................... 10
17.
JACKING ........................................................................................................................................... 11
18.
HOISTING......................................................................................................................................... 11
19.
FIRE PROTECTION............................................................................................................................ 11
20.
TOWING .......................................................................................................................................... 12
21.
CRASHWORTHINESS........................................................................................................................ 12
22.
22. LEAKAGE TEST .......................................................................................................................... 12
23.
RAIN GUTTERS ................................................................................................................................. 13
24.
LICENSE PLATES ............................................................................................................................... 13
25.
INTERIOR ......................................................................................................................................... 13
26.
FLOOR.............................................................................................................................................. 14
27.
REAR BULKHEAD ............................................................................................................................. 15
28.
WHEEL HOUSING ............................................................................................................................ 16
29.
SPLASH APRONS .............................................................................................................................. 16
30.
FENDER SKIRTS ................................................................................................................................ 16
31.
DOORS ............................................................................................................................................. 16
32.
SERVICE COMPARTMENTS AND ACCESS DOORS ............................................................................ 18
33.
ROOF VENTILATORS ........................................................................................................................ 21
34.
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS ............................................................................................. 21
35.
LIGHTING, CONTROLS, INSTRUMENTS............................................................................................ 22
36.
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTICS ................................................................................................................ 28
37.
ARTICULATION ................................................................................................................................ 29
38.
INTERIOR TRIM................................................................................................................................ 29
39.
FRONT END ..................................................................................................................................... 30
40.
REAR END ........................................................................................................................................ 31
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PASSENGER INFORMATION AND ADVERTISING ............................................................................. 31
PASSENGER SEATING ...................................................................................................................... 31
DRIVER’S SEAT ................................................................................................................................. 34
SEAT BELTS ...................................................................................................................................... 34
FLOOR COVERING ........................................................................................................................... 34
WINDOWS/GLASS ........................................................................................................................... 35
INSULATION .................................................................................................................................... 36
ANCILLARY FEATURES ..................................................................................................................... 37
SAFETY EQUIPMENT ........................................................................................................................ 39
PA SYSTEM AND SPEAKERS ............................................................................................................. 39
NEXT STOP PASSENGER INFORMATION SYSTEM ............................................................................ 40
BIKE RACKS ...................................................................................................................................... 42
PASSENGER ASSISTS ........................................................................................................................ 42
WHEELCHAIR PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION ............................................................................. 44
PROPULSION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS .......................................................................................... 46
POWER PLANT MOUNTING AND ACCESSORIES .............................................................................. 47
ENGINE ............................................................................................................................................ 48
EXTERIOR NOISE .............................................................................................................................. 50
TRANSMISSION ............................................................................................................................... 52
FINAL DRIVE .................................................................................................................................... 53
PROPELLER SHAFT ........................................................................................................................... 53
SUSPENSION.................................................................................................................................... 53
STEERING......................................................................................................................................... 55
BRAKES ............................................................................................................................................ 56
FUEL SYSTEM ................................................................................................................................... 59
EXHAUST SYSTEM............................................................................................................................ 60
BUMPERS ........................................................................................................................................ 60
WHEELS AND TIRES ......................................................................................................................... 61
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ........................................................................................................................ 61
METHANE GAS DETECTION AND FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM ........................................................ 65
VEHICLE COMMUNICATIONS CABLING ........................................................................................... 67
ON-BOARD TRANSIT OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS (TOMAC) SYSTEM . 67
WIFI CAPABILITY (USING IN-MOTION TECHNOLOGY) ..................................................................... 70
CLIMATE CONTROL ......................................................................................................................... 72
HORN............................................................................................................................................... 73
FAREBOX ......................................................................................................................................... 73
VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM ....................................................................................................... 75
ELECTRONIC DESTINATION SIGN SYSTEM....................................................................................... 75
SPARE PARTS ................................................................................................................................... 77
TRAINING ........................................................................................................................................ 82
MANUALS & DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT .......................................................................................... 85
PHYSICAL/PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS ................................................................................... 87
FLEET DEFECTS ................................................................................................................................ 88
WARRANTIES ................................................................................................................................... 89
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1.
DEFINITIONS
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.
Standee Line
1)
A line marked across the bus aisle in line with the driver‟s barrier to
designate the forward area which passengers may not occupy when the
bus is moving.
a)
Example
i.
Example
Free Floor Space
1)
Floor area available to standees, excluding ingress/egress areas, areas
under seats, area occupied by feet of seated passengers and the
vestibule area.
Curb Weight
1)
Weight of vehicle, including maximum fuel, oil and coolant; and all
equipment required for operation and required by their specification, but
without passengers or driver.
Seated Load
1)
One hundred fifty (150) pounds for every designated passenger seating
position and the driver.
Gross Load
1)
One hundred fifty (150) pounds for every designated passenger seating
position, for the driver and for each 1.5 square feet of free floor space.
Seated Load Weight (SLW)
1)
Curb weight plus seated load.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rate (GVWR)
1)
Curb weight plus gross load.
Fireproof
1)
Materials that will not burn or melt at temperatures less than 2,000o F.
Fire Resistant
1)
Materials that have a flame spread index less than 150 as measured in a
radiant panel flame test per ASME-E 162-75.
Head Injury Criteria (HIJ)
1)
The following equation presents the definition of head injury criteria:
a)
Where: a = the resultant acceleration at the center of gravity of the head
form expressed as a multiple of g, the acceleration of gravity.
K.
b)
The variables t1 and t2 = any two points in time during the impact.
Classes of Failures
1)
Class 1: Physical Safety
a)
A failure that could lead directly to passenger or driver injury and
represents a severe crash situation.
2)
Class 2: Road Call
a)
A failure resulting in an in-route interruption of revenue service. Service
3)
Class 3: Bus Change
a)
A failure that requires removal of the bus from service during its
is discontinued until the bus is replaced or repaired at the point of failure.
assignments. The bus is operated to a rendezvous point with a
replacement bus.
4)
Class 4: Bad Order
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a)
L.
M.
2.
A failure that does not require removal of the bus from service during its
assignments but does degrade bus operation. The failure shall be
reported by driver or inspector.
Maintenance Personnel Skill Levels.
 “A”: Journeyman or Class A Mechanic
 “B”: Service Mechanic or Class B Serviceman
 “C”: Mechanic Helper
 “Servicer”: Servicer, Cleaner, Fueler, Oiler, Miscellaneous
ABBREVIATIONS
 ASTM: American Society for Testing and Materials
 SAE: Society of Automotive Engineers
 ANSI: American National Standards Institute
 ASHRAE: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning
Engineers
 SPI: Society for the Plastics Industry
 USDHHS: United States Department of Health and Human Services
 JIC: Joint Industrial Council
 BMCS: Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety
 FMVSS: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
 ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act
 AWS: American Welding Society
 DVR: Digital Video Recorder
 EPQ: End Product Questionnaire
 LED: Light Emitting Diode
 MMBF: Mean Mileage Between Failures
 OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer
 CNG: Compressed Natural Gas
 HVAC: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
 ABS: Anti-Lock Braking System
 OCU: Operator Control Unit
 ODK: Operator Display Keyboard
 CARB: California Air Resources Board
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
A.
B.
C.
D.
The bus shall meet all applicable FMVSS and all applicable BMCS, ADA
regulations and Buy America provisions in effect at the date of manufacture.
The Manufacturer shall comply with all applicable Federal, state and local
regulations. In the event of any conflict between the requirements of these
specifications and any applicable legal requirement, then the legal requirement
shall prevail.
The Manufacturer will provide the City of El Paso/Sun Metro with verification of
compliance to the regulations and requirements of these specifications during
Engineering Design Reviews to be conducted prior to production.
The Contractor and the City of El Paso/Sun Metro will agree on a Contract
Deliverable Requirements List (CDRL) that defines all the documentation
required from the Manufacturer to verify compliance to the City of El Paso/Sun
Metro specifications during the Engineering Design Review meetings.
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3.
ARTICULATED VEHICLES
A.
4.
FUEL VOLUME AT DELIVERY
A.
5.
Fuel Volume
1)
Upon vehicle delivery, all fuel storage cylinders shall be filled to at least
3000 PSIG and no more than the allowed volume for the system.
Vehicles shall not be received if this condition is not met.
GENERAL
A.
6.
Provision
1)
Vehicles manufactured using a stylized articulated design shall be
included for delivery in the awarded contract. The forward unit shall have
one entrance door in the forward section of the unit (curb side), one exit
door on the rear section of the unit (curb side). The trailer unit shall have
one dual use door on the curb side.
2)
In all cases, materials must be new and furnished as specified. Where
brand names or specific items are used in these specifications, consider
the term “or approved equal” to follow. Wherever such names appear,
requests for approved equals must be submitted as indicated in the terms
and conditions, and will only be accepted with the prior written approval
from the City of El Paso/Sun Metro. Any approved equal request will
require the vendor asking for the approved equal to have written
acknowledgement from the OEM (on OEM Letterhead) that the item(s)
requested as an approved equal meets or exceeds the OEM‟s
specification/requirements. (Note: Dimensions used throughout this
specification are U.S. standard units.)
3)
Vehicles must meet the BRT station platform design requirements for
Typical Side Running Stations. Vehicles must be able to safely dock with
the designed station platform and allow level boarding at all the available
doors.
General Dimensions Articulated
1)
Length Overall: 62 feet maximum (including bumpers)
2)
Width Overall: 102 inches maximum
3)
Height Overall: 135 inches maximum
4)
Seating Capacity: 550 minimum (2 wheelchair positions)
5)
Floor Height (front and rear): 14 (+/-1”) inches from ground
6)
Outside Turning Radius 44 feet maximum
SERVICE LIFE
A.
B.
C.
D.
The bus shall be designed to operate in transit service for at least
twelve years or 500,000 miles.
It shall be capable of operating at least 40,000 miles per year including the
twelfth year.
The Altoona report to confirm compliance with 49CFR Part 665, shall be
submitted to City of El Paso/Sun Metro for review.
Mean Mileage Between Failures (MMBF) shall be 6,700 miles
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E.
7.
ACCESSIBILITY
A.
B.
8.
All systems or components serviced as part of periodic maintenance, or whose
failure may result in Class 1 or Class 2 failures, shall be readily accessible for
service and inspection. To the extent practicable, removal or physical movement
or components unrelated to the specific maintenance and/or repair tasks involved
shall be unnecessary.
If optional access openings are available from the
manufacturer in the articulated joint and/or turntable area, they are to be
incorporated in the bus build.
Relative accessibility of components, measured in time required to gain access,
shall be inversely proportional to frequency of maintenance and repair of the
components.
INTERCHANGEABILITY
A.
B.
C.
D.
9.
The following are design goals for mean mileage between failures by failure
class, provided that specified preventive maintenance procedures are followed.
1)
Class 1:
Physical Safety
a)
Mean mileage shall be greater than 1,000,000 miles.
2)
Class 2:
Road Call
a)
Mean mileage shall be greater than 20,000 miles.
3)
Class 3:
Bus Change
a)
Mean mileage shall be greater than 16,000 miles.
4)
Class 4:
Bad Order
a)
Mean mileage shall be greater than 10,000 miles.
Components with identical functions shall be interchangeable to the extent
practical. These components shall include passenger window hardware, interior
trim, lamps, lamp lenses and seat assemblies.
Components with non-identical functions shall not be, or appear to be,
interchangeable.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) for vehicle supplied shall be sufficient to
accommodate fully loaded vehicle (fuel, oil, and coolant as well as all equipment
specified herein) plus full passenger (seated and standing) load for safe and
normal in-service transit operations.
SHELL
A.
Design
1)
The bus shall have a clean, smooth, simple design, primarily derived from
bus performance requirements and passenger service criteria, the
exterior and body features, including grilles and louvers, shall be shaped
to allow complete and easy cleaning by automatic bus washers without
snagging washer brushes. The bus shall have a “stylized” appearance.
Pricing for all vehicle style options shall be presented to City of El
Paso/Sun Metro in the bid documents by the bidder.
2)
Water and dirt shall not be retained in or on any body feature to freeze or
bleed out onto the bus after leaving the washer.
3)
Body and windows shall be sealed to prevent the leaking of air, dust, or
water under normal operating conditions and during cleaning in automatic
bus washers for the service life of the bus. Accumulation on any window
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B.
C.
of the bus of spray and splash generated by the bus‟s wheels on a wet
road shall be minimized.
Materials
1)
Body materials shall be selected and the body fabricated to reduce
maintenance, extend durability, and provide consistency of appearance
throughout the life of the bus.
2)
Detailing shall be kept simple; add-on devices and trim shall be minimized
and, where necessary, integrated into the basic design.
Finish and Color
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
10)
10.
All exterior surfaces shall be smooth and free of visible fasteners,
wrinkles and dents. Exterior surfaces to be painted shall be properly
cleaned and primed as appropriate for the paint used, prior to application
of paint to assure a proper bond between the basic surface and
successive coats of original paint.
Paint shall be applied smoothly and evenly with the finished surface free
of dirt, runs, orange peel, and other imperfections. The use of decals
shall be minimized. Painted logos and graphics are preferred.
All exterior finished surfaces shall be impervious to diesel fuel, gasoline,
clean fuels and commercial cleaning agents.
Finished surfaces shall not be damaged by controlled applications of
commonly used graffiti-removing chemicals.
Colors and paint schemes shall be in accordance with the specifications
provided after award. There will be up to six (6) different colors on the
exterior of the bus.
Base color shall be silver metallic with aluminum flakes in Silver Bullet
32mt color or approved equal.
A complete paint and graphic detail must be submitted to Sun Metro for
review and approval 4 months prior to the beginning of production.
Paints, primers, and sealers are to be PPG Durethane Polyurethane
enamel for overall finish coat, and PPG DP-40 Epoxy Primer with DP-401
Catalyst for overall primer / sealer. PPG manufacturer‟s instructions and
processes are to be used when applying PPG products, or approved
equal.
NUMBERING AND SIGNING
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Monograms, numbers and other special signing specified by City of El Paso/Sun
Metro shall be applied to the inside and outside of the bus as required.
All decals and logos shall be highest quality/durability available reflective to
enhance the visibility of vehicle during the hours of darkness and inclement
weather.
Signs shall be durable and fade-, chip-, and peel-resistant; they may be painted
signs, decals or pressure-sensitive appliqués.
All decals shall be sealed with clear, waterproof sealant around the edges on all
exposed surfaces.
Bus numbers are to be applied at exterior locations and must be submitted to
Sun Metro for review and approval 4 months prior to the beginning of production.
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F.
G.
H.
11.
EXTERIOR PAINT
A.
B.
C.
12.
B.
C.
B.
C.
D.
A minimum of 12,000 square inches of window area, including door windows,
shall be required on each side of the standard configuration bus.
Windows must meet all applicable safety and regulatory requirements and the
requirements in Section 22 -Windows of the specifications. Where applicable,
the windows shall be tinted to the maximum tint available, which is 12% light
transmittance.
Passenger windows shall enhance vehicle styling and conform to the exterior
shape of the bus.
Passenger windows shall be Thermo Guard brand glass or approved equal.
PASSENGER DOORS FORWARD UNIT
A.
B.
C.
15.
Exterior protrusions greater than 1/2 inch and within 80 inches of the ground shall
have a radius no less than the amount of the protrusion.
The required lights and reflectors are exempt from the protrusion requirement.
Grilles, doors, bumpers and other features on the sides and rear of the bus shall
be designed to minimize the ability of unauthorized riders to secure toeholds or
handholds.
PASSENGER WINDOWS
A.
14.
Exterior paint must the latest products and methods of preparation and
applications.
Imaging and Striping
1)
Location of imaging and striping will be presented at the pre-production
conference. Imaging shall include Sun Metros‟ logos.
Logos shall be painted unless approved by Sun Metro due to the complexity of
the painting. If Decals are allowed, the decals made with the highest quality 3M
Scotchcal with clearkote and application tape, kiss-cut. Logo colors shall
matching stripe paint colors will be required.
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY
A.
13.
The interior number for each bus is to be centered above the windshield on the
destination sign door and on the rear bulkhead. Numerals shall be minimum 2
inches in height and of the same style as those on the exterior of the bus.
All numerals in above paragraphs shall be equivalent in style to the samples
provided by City of El Paso/Sun Metro .
Bus numbers shall be determined at the time of award.
Two (2) doors shall be provided at the right side of the unit for passenger ingress
and egress.
The front door shall be forward of the front wheels and located so that the driver
is able to collect or monitor the collection of fares.
The rear doors centerlines shall be rearward of the point midway between the
front door centerline and the rearmost seat back.
PASSENGER DOORS TRAILING UNIT
A.
One door shall be provided on the right side of the trailing unit for passenger
ingress and egress.
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B.
16.
The doors centerlines shall be rearward of the point midway between the front of
the unit centerline and the rearmost seat back.
FRAME AND BODY STRUCTURE
A.
B.
C.
General
1)
The frame construction shall utilize a material quality no less than hightensile steel (SAEJ410 Grade 950 D) for structural strength.
2)
The structure shall feature full-length longitudinal members throughout,
with cross-members, pillar, roof bows and bulkheads. The total girdertype structure shall be designed for maximum strength, reliability and
durability.
3)
All joints shall be welded per American Welding Society standards. Welds
shall be free of all defects including ,but not limited to porosity, holes and
cold welds.
4)
All nuts, bolts, and washers shall be zinc or cadmium plated or phosphate
coated to prevent corrosion. All structural nuts and bolts shall be SAE
Grade 8 quality or better.
5)
All clips and clamps shall be stainless steel with a neoprene coating.
Strength and the Fatigue Life
1)
Under conditions of transit service throughout the service life of the bus,
the basic structure shall withstand fatigue damage that is sufficient to
cause Class 1 or Class 2 failure.
2)
The structure shall also withstand impact and inertial loads due to street
travel throughout the bus‟ service life without permanent deformation or
damage.
Distortion
1)
The bus, at GVWR and under static conditions, shall not exhibit
deformation or deflection that impairs the operation of doors, windows, or
other mechanical elements.
2)
D.
E.
Static conditions include the vehicle at rest with any one wheel or dual set
of wheels on a 6-inch curb or a 6-inch deep hole.
Resonance
1)
All structure, body, and panel bending mode frequencies, including
vertical, lateral, and torsional modes, shall be sufficiently removed from all
primary excitation frequencies to minimize audible, visible or sensible
resonant vibrations during normal service.
Corrosion
1)
The bus shall resist corrosion from atmospheric conditions and road salts.
It shall maintain structural integrity and maintain original appearance
throughout its service life provided it is maintained in accordance with the
procedures specified in the service manual.
2)
Materials exposed to the elements and all joints and connections of
dissimilar metals shall be corrosion-resistant and shall be protected from
galvanic corrosion. All framing and welded surfaces shall be treated with
a cleaning solution and coated with any of the following: Red Oxide
Primer, Tectyl 127, Tectyl 125, PPG DPV 166 High Solids Chromate
Primer, Epoxy Zinc Chromate Primer, Black Zinc, Red Oxide Zinc, or
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3)
17.
JACKING
A.
B.
C.
D.
18.
It shall be possible to safely jack up the bus, at curb weight, with a common
10inch high hand jack or a 10-ton floor jack, when a tire or dual set is completely
flat and the bus is on a level, hard surface, without crawling under any portion of
the bus.
Jacking from a single point shall permit raising the bus sufficiently high to remove
and reinstall a wheel and tire assembly. All Jack Pad locations shall be painted
yellow for easy identification by maintenance personnel.
Jacking pads located on the axle or suspension near the wheels shall permit
easy and safe jacking with the flat tire or dual set on a 6-inch high run-up block
not wider than a single tire.
Jacking and changing any one tire shall be completed by a mechanic in less than
30 minutes from the time the bus is approached. The bus shall withstand such
jacking at any one or any combination of wheel locations without permanent
deformation or damage.
HOISTING
A.
B.
C.
D.
19.
approved equals. All electrical components, fuel tank(s), engine/
transmission assembly, air lines and brake system components, and lug
fittings shall be protected from undercoating spray.
Representative samples shall withstand a 2-week salt spray test in
accordance with ASTM Procedure B-117 with no visual or structural
detrimental effects to normally visible surfaces, and no significant
structural degradation or weight loss of over one percent (1%) for other
members or components.
The bus axles or jacking plates shall accommodate the lifting pads of a 3-post
hoist system.
Jacking plates, if used as hoisting pads, shall be approximately 5 inches square,
with a turned-down flange not less than 1 inch deep on each side to prevent the
bus from falling off the hoist.
Other pads or the bus structure shall support the bus on jack stands independent
of the hoist. All Hoisting Pad locations shall be painted yellow for easy
identification by maintenance personnel.
The vehicles ability to interface with jacks and hoists will be verified upon
delivery of the first vehicle. Adapters shall be provided for every four (4) buses
delivered.
FIRE PROTECTION
A.
Passenger and engine compartments shall be separated by a bulkhead(s) that
must, by incorporation of fireproof materials in its construction, be a firewall. This
firewall shall preclude or retard propagation of an engine compartment fire into
the passenger compartment.
B.
Openings shall be allowed in the firewall and these shall be fireproofed as
required.
C.
Passageways for the climate control system air shall be separated from the
engine compartment by fireproof and air tight materials.
D.
Piping through the bulkhead shall have copper, brass, or fireproof fittings sealed
at the firewall with copper or steel piping on the forward side.
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E.
F.
G.
H.
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20.
TOWING
A.
B.
C.
21.
Towing devices shall be provided on the front of the bus only, with the use of an
adapter. The towing devices when used with a load-equalizing sling shall
withstand, without permanent deformation, tension loads up to 1.2 times the curb
weight of the bus within 20o of the longitudinal axis of the bus. Each towing
device shall accommodate a crane hook with a 1-inch throat.
Front towing devices shall allow attachment of a rigid tow bar and shall permit
lifting of the bus, at curb weight, by the towing devices and the tow bar until the
front wheels are clear of the ground.
Bus manufacturer to provide specific towing instructions with illustrations in the
maintenance manual to prevent potential damage to the buses by towing
companies.
CRASHWORTHINESS
A.
B.
C.
22.
Vehicles shall comply with FMVSS 302 interior flammability standards.
Wiring may pass through the bulkhead only if connectors or other means are
provided to prevent or retard fire and gas propagation through the firewall.
Conduit and bulkhead connectors shall be sealed with high-tensile steel at the
firewall. Bulkhead connectors shall be constructed of Aluminum.
Engine access panels in the firewall shall be fabricated of fireproof material and
secured with fireproof fasteners. These panels, their fasteners, and the firewall
shall be constructed and reinforced to minimize warping of the panels during a
fire that will compromise the integrity of the firewall.
The engine compartment, battery compartment and fuel compartment areas shall
be equipped with an automatic fire suppression system. The automatic fire
suppression system shall be Amerex Fire Suppression/Gas Detection System,
SafetyNet, or approved equal. The system shall have supervision monitoring to
indicate operational status of the sensors, harness, and extinguishers. Each
extinguisher shall have a pressure gauge that is clearly visible when fire
extinguishers are on the vehicle.
The AMEREX system display/control panel shall be located in the operator‟s
work station for easy manual application of the system if needed.
Apertures or easy access panels shall be provided to facilitate inspection of all
gauges and operational indicators.
The bus body and roof structure shall withstand a static load equal to 150
percent of the curb weight evenly distributed on the roof with no more than a 6inch reduction in any interior dimension.
Windows shall remain in place and shall not open under such a load.
The bus shall withstand a 25-m.p.h. impact by a 4,000-pound, post-1973,
American automobile at any point, excluding doorways, along either side of the
bus with no more than 3 inches of permanent structural deformation at seated
passenger hip height. This impact shall not result in sharp edges or protrusions in
the bus interior.
22.
LEAKAGE TEST
A.
All buses covered by this specification shall, during the course of their
manufacture, be subjected to a water test by the manufacturer to determine body
leaks and undesirable run-off.
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B.
23.
RAIN GUTTERS
A.
B.
C.
24.
Gutters shall be provided to prevent water flowing from the roof onto the side
windows and passenger doors.
When the bus is decelerated, the gutters shall not drain or run-off onto the
windshield, or driver‟s side window, or into the door boarding area.
Cross sections of the gutters shall be no less than 0.25 square inches.
LICENSE PLATES
A.
B.
25.
Manufacturer shall take the necessary corrective action when body leaks are
found to exist and conduct a second water test to recheck following corrective
action.
License plate provisions, front and rear, shall be surface mounted with four (4)
mechanical fastener locations for each plate. No license plate frame is allowed.
The front license plate mount shall be on the front of the bus, and shall not be
blocked by any ancillatory device.
INTERIOR
A.
B.
C.
Headroom
1)
Headroom above the aisle and at the centerline of the aisle seats shall be
no less than 78 inches and no less than 75 inches at the rear upper area.
2)
At the centerline of the window seats, headroom shall be no lower than
61 inches.
3)
Headroom at the back of the rear bench seat may be reduced to a
minimum of 48 inches, but it shall increase to the normal ceiling height at
the front of the seat cushion.
4)
In any area of the bus directly over the head of a seated passenger and
positioned where a passenger entering or leaving the seat is prone to
strike his head, padding shall be provided over the overhead paneling
along with cautionary permanent (not decals) signage in bright
contrasting colors .
Driver Barrier
1)
A barrier or bulkhead of 1/4-inch thick fiberglass material, or approved
equal, between the driver and the left front passenger seat shall be
provided.
It is acceptable to incorporate the barrier into the
equipment/radio box located on the street-side wheelwell, rearward of the
driver.
2)
The barrier shall eliminate glare and reflection in the windshield directly in
front of the barrier from interior lighting during night operation.
3)
The barrier shall extend from below the level of the passenger or driver‟s
seat cushion, whichever is lower, to within 1-inch of the ceiling and shall
fit the bus side windows and wall to prevent passengers from reaching
the driver or his/her personal effects.
Modesty Panels
1)
Modesty panels are sturdy divider panels constructed of durable,
unpainted, corrosion-resistant materials complementing the interior trim
that shall be provided at the rear of both entrances.
2)
Modesty panels may be installed at the sides of longitudinal seats when
the required armrests are integral.
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3)
D.
26.
Modesty panels shall be mounted on the sidewall and shall project toward
the aisle.
4)
Modesty panels shall extend to app. 6 inches higher than the lower
daylight opening of the side windows.
5)
Modesty panels forward of longitudinal seats shall extend to below the
level of the seat cushions.
6)
Modesty panels positioned at the doorways shall provide no less than a
21/4-inch clearance between the modesty panel and the opened door to
protect passengers from being pinched.
7)
Modesty panels and the mounting shall withstand normal kicking,
pushing, and pulling loads of 200-pound passengers without permanent
visible deformation.
8)
Translucent safety barriers shall be installed at the rear doors, above the
modesty panels, to prevent seated passengers from reaching the open
doors to protect passengers from being pinched.
Labels and Decals
1)
At least one sign shall be provided on each side of the bus interior to
indicate that seats at the front are priority seats for seniors and persons
with disabilities. Signs shall not be adhered to windows and must be in
English and Spanish. Specific wording to be provided by Sun Metro to
the successful manufacturer.
2)
All standard passenger information signs, and any signs required by
Federal law in connection with the operation of emergency exits, shall be
supplied by the manufacturer. Proposer shall supply signage information
as part of their proposals. All signs must be in English and Spanish.
3)
All other decals, signs and labels shall be installed in accordance with
City of El Paso/Sun Metro‟s labeling requirements. All must be in English
and Spanish. A list of labels and locations shall be disclosed at the
Engineering Design Review meeting.
FLOOR
A.
B.
Material
1)
Plywood shall be 3/4-inch thick composite material, Greenwood Forest,
XLTM ACQ Bus Panel, or approved equal, undercoated with Corashield for
protection against the elements. If composite floor material is used and
does not require undercoating, manufacturer shall issue a credit to Sun
Metro for the savings of undercoating material and labor.
2)
Floor covering shall be Altro two-tone (dark under seat locations – light in
isle) or approved equal.
3)
Step treads with yellow nosing and walking surfaces shall be Altro or
approved equal.
4)
Any areas on floor, which are not intended for standees, such as areas
“swept” during passenger door operation, shall be clearly and
permanently marked using the floor covering (different color).
Strength
1)
The floor deck may be integral with the basic structure or mounted on the
structure securely to prevent chafing or horizontal movement.
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2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
C.
D.
27.
Robertson flathead, thread cutting type F screws are acceptable to be
used to retain the floor and all floor fasteners shall be serviceable from
one side only. Fasteners shall be coated with Magni 599.
Tapping plates used for the floor fasteners shall be no less than the same
thickness as a standard nut, and all floor fasteners shall be secured and
protected from corrosion for the service life of the bus.
The floor deck shall be reinforced as needed to support passenger loads
at GVWR, the floor shall have an elastic deflection of no more than 0.60
inches from the normal place.
The floor shall withstand the application of 2.5 times gross load weight
without permanent detrimental deformation.
Floor and step treads, with covering applied, shall withstand a static load
of at least 150 pounds applied through the flat end of a 1/2-inch diameter
rod, with 1/32-inch radius, without permanent visible deformation.
Edges
1)
The floor shall be a continuous flat plane except at the entrances, wheel
housings, over the front and center axles but it shall not interfere with the
passenger seating.
2)
The surface edges at the floor-wall joints shall be blended with a circular
section of radius not less than 1/4 inch, and a molding or cove shall
prevent debris accumulation between the floor and wheel housings.
Floor Protection
1)
The floor, as assembled, including the sealer, attachments and covering
shall be waterproof, non-hygroscopic, resistant to wet or dry rot, resistant
to mold growth and impervious to insects.
REAR BULKHEAD
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
The rear bulkhead paneling shall be contoured to fit the ceiling, sidewalls, and
seat backs so that any litter, such as a cigarette package or newspaper, will tend
to fall to the floor or seating surface when the bus is on a level surface.
Any air vents in this area shall be louvered to reduce airflow noise and to reduce
the probability of trash or litter being thrown or drawn through the grille.
The panel, or sections thereof, shall be easily and quickly removable to service
components located on the rear bulkhead using captive, tamper proof fasteners.
Construction
1)
Interior panels may be integral with, or applied to, the basic bus structure.
2)
Interior panels shall be decorated in accordance with the interior
specified.
3)
Use of moldings and small pieces of trim shall be minimized, and all parts
shall be functional.
Fastening
1)
Interior panels shall be attached so that there are no exposed edges or
rough surfaces.
2)
Interior panels and fasteners shall not be easily removable by
passengers.
3)
Interior trim fasteners, where required, shall be rivets, cross-recessed
head screws or tamper proof screws.
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28.
WHEEL HOUSING
A.
29.
SPLASH APRONS
A.
B.
30.
Splash aprons shall be installed behind each wheelhouse extending to within 6
inches of ground.
Rear splash aprons may be sectional but shall extend to the full width of the bus
to protect all rear compartments from road splash.
FENDER SKIRTS
A.
B.
31.
Construction
1)
Wheel housings shall be constructed of corrosion-resistant, fire-resistant
material, wheel housings, as installed and trimmed, shall withstand
impacts of a 2-inch steel ball with at least 200 foot pounds of energy
without penetration. If non stainless steel housing are used, they are to
be color impregnated throughout.
Fender skirts shall be applied to exterior contour of wheelhouses for finished
appearance and to control wheel splash.
Fender skirts may extend beyond allowable vehicle width if they are flexible, but
by no more than 3 inches.
DOORS
A.
B.
C.
Materials
1)
Structure of the doors, their attachments, inside and outside trim panels
and any mechanism exposed to the elements shall be durable and
corrosion-resistant.
2)
Door construction shall be of corrosion-resistant metal or reinforced
fiberglass as manufactured by the door mechanism manufacturer (Vapor
if used). The use of the bus manufacture‟s door panels with another
manufacture‟s door mechanism is not allowed.
3)
The doors, when fully opened, shall provide a firm support and shall not
be damaged if used as an assist by passengers during ingress or egress.
4)
Doors, door construction and door mechanisms shall not impede door
opening and closing when coach is stopped, and the horizontal gap from
a boarding platform shall be less than 3 inches.
5)
All door operation and accessibility features shall comply with ADA
regulations.
6)
Door mechanisms, brackets and linkage shall not prevent complete
motion of any door regardless of the position of any curb or other
stationary obstruction less than 15 inches high.
Front Door
1)
Front entrance door on right-hand side ahead of front wheel shall be twosection slide-glide type, with clear opening of at least 30 inches.
2)
Meeting edges shall be equipped with 2-inch extruded rubber edges on
each door section that overlap.
Rear Door
1)
Three doors shall be required, an entrance door located at the front curb
side forward of the front axle, an exit door located forward of the center
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axle and one door forward of the drive axle the trailing unit in front of the
rear axle.
2)
Rear doors on shall be a two-section type or slide-glide type with clear
opening of at least 30 inches.
3)
Meeting edges shall be equipped with 2-inch extruded rubber edges on
each door section that overlap.
D.
Dimensions
1)
When open, the doors shall leave an opening no less than 77 inches in
height.
2)
The clear door opening widths for all doors, including door-mounted
passenger assists or touch bars, shall be no less than 30 inches and
meet all ADA requirements.
E.
Glazing
1)
Glazing shall be provided for the length of the doors. A bend in the glass
is acceptable, which artificially splits the door with 1/3rd of the glazing at
the top and 2/3rd at the bottom.
2)
The edge of a 6-inch high curb shall be visible to the seated driver
through the closed front door when the bus is more than 12 inches from
the curb.
F.
Rear Door – sacrificial liners,
1)
None
G.
Projection
1)
Exterior projection of the doors shall be minimized and shall not exceed 8
inches or strike the station platform during the opening of closing cycles
or when doors are fully opened.
2)
Projection inside the bus shall not exceed 20 inches.
3)
The doors, when closed, shall be effectively sealed and the hard surfaces
of the doors shall be at least 4 inches apart.
H.
Door Controls
1)
All entrance and exit doors shall be fully air operated with Activair
differential pneumatic door engines, with a five-position door control valve
with single lever handle operating in a horizontal plane.
2)
Door operating lever to be splined to shaft and fasteners torqued using
lock-tight on the threads.
3)
Operation of, and power to, the passenger doors shall be completely
controlled by the driver.
4)
Doors shall open completely in 1 to 1.5 seconds from the time of control
actuation and shall be subject to adjustment requirements of the
Actuators.
5)
A control or valve in the driver‟s compartment shall shut off the power to,
and/or dump the power from, the front door mechanism to permit manual
operation of the front door with the bus shut down.
6)
A master door switch which is not within reach of the seated driver shall
(when set in the “off” position): close the doors, deactivate the door
control system, release the interlocks and permit only manual operation of
the doors. Sun Metro‟s usual location of the master switch is behind the
forward facing destination sign access door on the curb side of the bus.
I.
Bus Movement Prevention
1)
An accelerator interlock shall lock the accelerator in the closed position.
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32.
A brake interlock shall engage the rear axle service brake system when
the rear door control is activated. A speed sensor shall be installed that
will prevent the doors from opening while the coach is in motion, over
three (3) miles per hour. Speed sensor shall be set so door cannot be
opened until coach comes to a complete stop. The braking effort shall be
adjustable with hand tools only, from zero effort to the maximum
capability of the rear axle brakes.
3)
The adjustment device shall be enclosed in a tamper-proof housing, if
located inside the bus.
Passenger-controlled Rear Doors
1)
The rear door control shall be limited to unlocking and enabling the
opening mechanism, which shall be signaled by illumination of a green
LED light near the door. A decal located on the interior door panels will
advise the passenger to “Wait for green light to open doors”.
2)
The door is opened by operator activation of the door control lever
located in the operator‟s work station.
3)
Closing Force No more than a 10-pound force shall be imposed
on a 1-square-inch area of any passenger struck by a closing rear door.
4)
A maximum force of 35 pounds shall be required for a passenger to free
himself/herself after having either door close upon him/her, even if the
sensitive edge or safety device on the rear door is inoperative.
Actuators
1)
Door actuators shall be adjustable without using tools so that the door
opening and closing speeds can be independently adjusted from 1
second up to 3 seconds .
2)
Actuators and the complex door mechanism shall be concealed from
passengers but shall be easily accessible for servicing.
3)
All elements of the door and actuator system shall operate without a
Class 3 failure for 50,000 miles on the design operating profile.
Emergency Operation
1)
In the event of an emergency, it shall be possible to open the doors
manually from inside the bus using a force of no more than 25 pounds
after actuating an unlocking device at each door.
2)
The unlocking devices shall be clearly marked as an emergency only
device and shall require two distinct actions to actuate. Sun Metro to
approve manufacture‟s design.
3)
The door emergency unlocking device shall be accessible from the
entrance and exit door areas. When this emergency device is actuated,
the door interlock brake system shall apply to stop the bus.
4)
Locked doors shall require a force of more than 100 pounds to open
manually.
5)
When the locked doors are manually forced to open, damage shall be
limited to the bending of minor door linkage with no resulting damage to
the doors, engines and complex mechanism.
SERVICE COMPARTMENTS AND ACCESS DOORS
A.
General
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1)
B.
Access for maintenance and replacement of equipment shall be provided
by panels and doors that appear to be an integral part of the interior.
2)
Service compartments and access doors shall be fully operational when
the bus is in the docked position.
3)
Removal of fixtures or equipment unrelated to the repair task to gain
access shall be minimized.
4)
Access doors shall be hinged with props, as necessary to hold the doors
out of the mechanic‟s way.
5)
Panel fasteners shall be standardized so that only one tool is required to
service all special fasteners within the bus.
6)
All fasteners that retain access panels affected by recommended
preventative maintenance tasks shall be captive in the cover.
7)
Access doors with top hinges shall have safety props stored behind the
door or on the doorframe.
8)
All access doors shall be retained in the open position by props or
counterbalancing with over-center or gas-filled springs.
9)
Springs and hinges shall be corrosion-resistant and shall last for the bus‟s
service life.
10)
Latch handles shall be flush with, or recessed behind, the body contour
and shall be sized to provide an adequate grip for opening.
11)
Access door shall be of rugged construction and shall be capable of
withstanding severe abuse throughout the life of the bus.
12)
Access openings shall be sized for easy performance of tasks within the
compartment including tool-operating space.
Interior Access Panels
1)
General
a)
Retention of all interior access panels, except on the door actuator
b)
2)
Radio and Surveillance System Compartments
a)
A compartment shall be provided to accommodate a communication and
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
C.
compartments, shall be with tamper-proof screws. Torx head screws are
acceptable.
Access doors for the door actuator compartments shall be secured with
hand screws or latches, and shall prevent entry of mechanism lubricant
into the bus interior.
h)
Floor Access
surveillance system within the bus interior.
It shall be located within 5 feet of the driver‟s seat.
The compartment shall include a clear space, 42 inches high by 18
inches wide by 20 inches deep for location of the radio. The
compartment shall be ventilated with a fan.
It shall be accessible from inside the bus and shall be a lockable, splash
proof design when the service door is secured.
The radio compartment shall be supplied with 30-amp, 12-volt, DC,
protected service with positive and negative leads.
A location convenient to the driver shall be provided for the radio control
head, speaker, and handset.
The antenna mountings and lead terminations shall be accessible from
the bus interior.
The compartment shall be actively ventilated.
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1)
D.
Access openings in the floor shall be sealed to prevent entry of fumes
and water into the bus interior.
2)
Flooring materials shall be flush with the floor and shall be edge-bound
with stainless steel or aluminum to prevent the edges from coming loose.
3)
Access openings shall be non-symmetrical so that the ribs of reinstalled
flooring shall be properly aligned.
4)
Captive fasteners shall tighten flush with the floor.
Exterior Panels and Access Doors
1)
General
a)
Conventional or pantograph hinged doors shall be used for the engine
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
2)
compartment and for all auxiliary equipment compartments including
doors for checking the quantity and adding engine coolant, engine
lubricant, transmission fluid and liquid to the windshield washer reservoir
and for access to the battery compartment master switch.
Access to these compartments shall be from outside the bus.
Engine coolant, lubricant and transmission fluid shall be checked and
adjusted through the same access doors.
Access door shall close flush with the body surface.
Access doors shall be hinged at the top or on the forward edge and shall
be prevented from coming loose or opening during transit service in the
washing operations.
Access doors shall be fully functional and open completely regardless of
the bus‟s docked position.
Wheel Skirts
a)
Wheel skirts shall be installed on all wheels.
b)
Wheel skirts shall be no less than 16 inches from ground level.
c)
The horizontal distance of wheel skirt protruding from the bus body panel
d)
must be less than 3 inches and must clear the station platform, please
refer to Exhibit 1 for station design details.
The wheel skirts shall be finished to the graphic design of the bus
exterior.
Wheel skirts shall be removable and installable without tools.
e)
E.
Large Access Doors
1)
Large access doors shall hinge up and out of the way or fold flat against
the bus body and shall be easily operable by one person.
2)
Doors hinged at the top shall be provided with heavy duty, gas filled lifts,
equipped with a positive means of locking to keep the doors in the open
position.
3)
Large access doors, when opened, shall not restrict access for servicing
other components or systems.
4)
Locks requiring a nominal 5/16-inch, male, square end tool to open them
shall be installed on major access doors. The locks shall be standardized
so that only one tool is required to open all major access doors on the bus
with the exception of the fuel fill door, which shall be equipped with an
over center gas spring to keep it open or closed and the battery
disconnect door which shall be equipped with spring loaded springs.
5)
A counter-balance or spring system should operate large doors but, if not
practicable, a powered assist device may be used, provided it is equipped
with an emergency system to open the doors manually in less than 30
seconds. The emergency system shall be easily accessible and quickly
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F.
33.
ROOF VENTILATORS
A.
B.
C.
D.
34.
operable by one person in the event of a power or air system failure or
engine compartment fire.
The Battery Compartment
1)
The battery compartment shall prevent accumulation of road debris on
top of the batteries and shall be vented and self-draining.
2)
Minimal components shall be located within the battery compartment, and
the compartment itself, shall be protected from damage or corrosion from
the electrolyte.
3)
The inside surface of the battery compartment‟s access door shall be
electrically insulated to prevent the battery terminals shorting on the door
if the door is damaged in any accident or if a battery comes loose.
4)
Located on the inboard side of the door shall be a permanently mounted
laminated illustration of the battery orientation, battery cable routing,
cable clamping and battery connections to allow easy replacement and
connections.
Two or three emergency escape hatch/roof ventilator combinations shall be
provided in the roof (depending on apace availability) of the bus approximately
over each axle, or other City of El Paso/Sun Metro‟s approved suitable location,
which will comply with FMVSS requirements (FMVSS 217).
When open with the bus in motion, these escape hatch/roof ventilators shall
provide fresh air inside the bus.
Each ventilator shall be easily opened and closed manually by a 50th percentile
female. If roof ventilator(s) cannot be reached by a 50th percentile female, then
motorized escape hatches are to be provided. Motorized escape hatches shall
use heavy duty momentary toggle switches located in the operator‟s work station
for activation in each location.
The ventilators shall cover an opening area no less than 425 square inches and
shall be capable of being positioned as a scoop with either the leading or trailing
edge no less than 4 inches, or with all four edges raised simultaneously to a
height no less than 3-1/2 inches.
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
A.
B.
Wipers
1)
The bus shall be equipped with an electric variable speed and pulse
windshield wiper for each half of the windshield with one control for each
side.
2)
No part of the windshield wiper mechanism shall be damaged by manual
manipulation of the arms.
3)
At 60 mph, no more than 10 percent (10%) of the wiped area shall be lost
due to windshield wiper lift.
4)
Both wipers shall park along the center or bottom edges of the windshield
glass.
5)
Windshield wiper motors and mechanisms shall be easily accessible for
repairs or service from inside or outside the bus and shall be removable
as complete units.
Washers
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1)
2)
3)
4)
35.
The windshield washer system shall deposit washing fluid on the
windshield and, when used with the wipers (wet arm system), shall evenly
and completely wet the entire wiped area.
Fluid shall be purged from the lines after each use of the washers.
The windshield washer system shall have a minimum 3-gallon reservoir,
located for easy refilling and protected from freezing.
Reservoir pumps, lines, and fittings shall be corrosion-resistant, and the
reservoir itself shall be translucent for easy determination of fluid level.
LIGHTING, CONTROLS, INSTRUMENTS
A.
Exterior Lighting
1)
General
a)
With the exception of the high-beam portion of the headlights, all exterior
b)
c)
d)
e)
B.
C.
D.
E.
lighting shall be light emitting diode (LED) type lights. High-beam portion
of headlights shall be halogen type.
All exterior lights shall be sealed to prevent entry and accumulation of
moisture or dust, and each lamp shall be replaceable in less than 15
minutes by a mechanic.
Lights mounted on the engine compartment doors shall be protected
from the impact shock of door opening and closing.
Lights, lenses and fixtures shall be interchangeable to the extent
practicable.
Lights at the rear of the bus shall be visible from behind when the engine
service doors are opened.
The manufacturer shall furnish a bus with daytime running lights.
Sun Metro currently uses Dialight brand exterior lighting.
f)
g)
Warning Lights and Sounds
1)
Visible and audible warning shall inform following vehicles or pedestrians
of reverse operation.
2)
Visible reverse operation warning shall conform to SAE Standard J593.
3)
Audible reverse operation warning shall conform to SAE Recommended
Practice J994-Type C or D.
Front and Rear Door Lamps
1)
Curb and stepwell lights shall be diffused LED type lights.
2)
Lights at the front and rear doors shall activate only when the doors open
and shall illuminate the street surface to a level of no less than 1 footcandle for a distance of 3 feet outward from the lowest step tread edge.
3)
The lights shall be positioned above or below the lower daylight opening
of the windows and shall be shielded to protect the eyes of entering and
exiting passengers.
4)
The door header light shall be LED type lights.
Headlights
1)
Headlights shall be LED except for the high beam.
2)
High beam, low beam functions shall be controlled by a driver‟s left foot
switch, sealed and protected from moisture.
Directional Signals
1)
Rear directional signals shall be of minimum dimensions of 7 inches
round.
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2)
F.
Front lights shall have a sealed amber lens; rear lights shall have a
sealed red lens.
3)
Directional signals shall be controlled by two-foot switches located by the
left foot of the operator on the floor.
4)
All external directional signal lights shall be LED type lights and warranted
for the life of the vehicle.
5)
Stop and Tail Lights - There shall be six, 7” circular light (3 per side)
assemblies to give indication of direction (amber), stop/tail (red) and
back-up (white) operation.
6)
Two (2) stop lights of 7” shall be located in the upper compartment of the
rear of the bus. These lights shall only illuminate when the brakes are
applied. If space limitations prevent a 7” light from being installed in the
upper compartment area, a 18” led strip may be mounted vertically
(location to be approved by Sun Metro).
7)
The lights shall be visible even when the rear engine door is open, to
provide warning to oncoming vehicles if the vehicle is disabled along the
road and to maximize service access when rear and side closure doors
are opened.
8)
All stop and tail lights shall be Dialight LED type lights and warranted for
the life of the vehicle.
Reflectors
1)
Rear Mounted Reflectors
a)
Three rectangular dual red reflectors shall be mounted between the stop
and tail lamps and the three rear directional signals.
Side Mounted Reflectors
Three amber reflectors shall be mounted on each side at the front.
Three red reflectors shall be mounted on each side at the rear.
G.
H.
I.
J.
K.
b)
c)
d)
Marker Lights
1)
Individual roof marker lights shall be provided at each corner of bus, with
amber front and red rear lens.
2)
All marker lights shall be LED type lights and warranted for the life of the
vehicle.
Identification Lights
1)
Identification lights shall be mounted at front and rear center of roof crown
panels.
2)
The front shall be amber lenses.
3)
The rear lenses shall be red lenses.
4)
All identification lights shall be LED type lights.
Side Directional Lights
1)
Two (2) side directional lights with an amber lens, to function with front
and rear directional signals, shall be mounted to each side of the bus.
2)
All side directional lights shall be LED type lights.
Hazard Lights
1)
A circuit shall be provided for the directional signals which, when on, will
cause them to function as traffic hazard warning signals.
2)
These hazard warning signals shall also be activated when the
wheelchair ramp is active.
License Light
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1)
L.
M.
A 2-candlepower LED rear license plate light shall be provided in the
license plate well.
Service Area Lighting
1)
Service area lights shall be diffused/flood LED type lights.
2)
Lights shall be provided in the engine compartment to generally illuminate
the area for night emergency repairs or adjustments.
3)
The lights shall be controlled by a switch located near the rear start
controls in the engine compartment.
4)
Lights located in other service compartments, shall be LED type lights
and be provided with momentary contact switches on the light fixture or
other approved configuration.
Passenger Interior Lighting
1)
The passenger interior lighting system shall be a LED lighting system or
approved equal. The interior lighting system shall provide a minimum 15
foot-candle illumination on a 1 square foot plane at an angle of 45 degree
from horizontal, center 33 inches above the floor and 24 inches in front of
the seat back at each seat position. Allowable average light level for the
rear bench seats shall be 7 foot-candles. Floor surface in the aisles shall
be a minimum of 10 foot-candles, vestibule area a minimum of 4 footcandles with the front doors open and minimum of 2 foot-candles with the
front doors closed. The front entrance area and curb lights shall illuminate
when the front door is open and master run switch is in the “Lights”
positions. Rear exit area and curb lights shall illuminate when rear door is
unlocked.
2)
The light source shall be located to minimize windshield glare with
distribution of the light focused primarily on the passengers‟ reading plane
while casting sufficient light onto the advertising display. The brightness
of each individual light fixture shall be software programmable to minimize
glare. Photo sensor detects and adjusts light level automatically relative
to ambient light for passenger comfort. The lighting system shall interface
with vehicle multiplex control systems supplied by various vendors
through a J1939 gateway with serial data input or discrete inputs to
automatically adjust the brightness of each individual light fixture to
improve driver‟s visibility when the windshield wiper motor is set at high
speed. High power 1 watt solid state LED strip shall be in approximately
fourteen (14) inches increment with high power 1 watt LED manufactured
by either Nichia or Philips or approved equal with expectation to maintain
on average 60%-70% of original brightness after 60,000 hours of
operation.
3)
Lens material shall be non-flammable polycarbonate in compliance with
Doc 90A. Lens shall be designed to effectively “mask” all individual LED‟s
to make them invisible and there shall be no visible “hot spot” or “dark
spot”. Lens shall be sealed to inhibit incursion of dust and insects yet are
easily removable for service. If threaded fasteners are used they must be
held captive in the lens. Access panels shall be provided to allow
servicing of components located behind light panels.
4)
Individual driver module shall be provided for each light fixture. Driver
module shall have built-in self-protection of thermal shut-down and
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O.
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restart, PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) output to regulate light level,
reverse polarity protect and rebuildable.
5)
When the master switch is in the RUN or NITE/RUN mode, the first light
module on each side of the coach shall slowly fade to darkness when the
front door is in the closed position and light output shall gradually
illuminate to reach maximum light level when the door is opened. Solid
state LED lighting shall have unlimited on-off cycles. “Fade to Darkness”
specifically how much light will decrease shall be discussed and
determined at the preconstruction meeting with the successful
manufacturer.
6)
Failure of any light fixture or driver module shall be broadcasted via
telltale light panel or dashboard display. The system will look for supply
current and lighting fixture temperature to be approximately the same for
all of the driver modules, and will show which module(s) seem to have a
problem.
7)
The light system may be designed to form part of the entire air distribution
duct.
Switch Functions and Lighting Actions
1)
When the independent switch is in the “on” position, then all interior lights
will be lit regardless what position the “Master Run Switch” is in.
2)
When the independent switch is in the “normal” position and when the
front doors are open, then all interior lights will be lit.
3)
When the front doors are in the closed position, then the right and left
interior front two (2) lights will not be lit.
4)
When independent switch is in the “off” position, then none of the lights
will be lit.
5)
When independent switch is in the “normal” position, then all lights will be
lit.
6)
The right and left bank dome lights shall have the capability to be
independently switched on and off.
Driver‟s Lighting
1)
The driver‟s area shall have a flood type LED light to provide general
illumination, and it shall illuminate the half of the steering wheel nearest
the driver to a level of 10 to 15 foot-candles.
2)
This light shall be controlled by a switch that is convenient to the driver.
Driver Controls
1)
General
a)
Except for the retarder enable switch, all switches and controls
b)
c)
d)
necessary for the operation of the bus shall be conveniently located in
the driver’s area and shall provide ease of operation.
Switches and controls shall be essentially within the hand reach
envelope described in SAE Recommended Practice, J287, Driver Hand
Control Reach.
Controls shall be located so that boarding passengers may not easily
tamper with control settings.
All switches and controls shall be marked with easily read identifiers
compliant to FMVSS requirements.
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e)
f)
g)
Q.
R.
h)
Accelerator and Brake Pedals
1)
Accelerator and brake pedals shall be adjustable type controlled by the
operator in the seated position.
2)
Foot surfaces of the pedals shall be faced with wear-resistant, non-skid,
replaceable material.
3)
Pedal travel shall be limited by stops under the pedals.
Engine Operation Controls
1)
Controls for engine operation shall be closely grouped within the driver‟s
compartment.
2)
These controls include separate master run switch and start or button
switch.
3)
The run switch shall be a four-position switch with the following functions:
a)
STOP ENGINE. All electrical systems off, except power available for the
b)
c)
S.
T.
All panel-mounted switches and controls shall be replaceable, and the
wiring at these controls shall be serviceable from the vestibule or the
driver’s seat.
Switches, controls and instruments shall be dust and water-resistant.
The retarder enable and ABS diagnostics switches shall be isolated in
the destination sign compartment.
All required switches and controls are included in Table 35-1.
interior lighting, stop lights, turn lights, hazard lights, silent alarm, horn,
fire suppression and gas detection systems and fare box.
NIGHT PARK. All electrical systems off, except those listed in “off” and
power to radio and marker lights.
DAY RUN. All electrical systems and engine on, except the headlights,
parking lights and marker lights.
NITE RUN. All electrical systems and engine on.
d)
Door, Kneel, Wiper, Turn Signal Controls
1)
The door control, kneel control, windshield wiper/washer controls, and run
switch shall be in the most convenient driver locations. They shall be
identifiable by shape, touch, and markings.
2)
Turn signal controls shall be floor-mounted, foot-controlled, waterproof,
heavy-duty, momentary contact switches.
Instrumentation
1)
The speedometer, air pressure gauge(s) and certain indicator lights shall
be located on the front cowl immediately ahead of the steering wheel.
2)
The steering wheel or rim shall not obstruct the driver‟s vision of the
instruments when the steering wheel is in the straight-ahead position.
3)
Illumination of the instruments shall be simultaneous with the marker
lamps.
4)
Glare or reflection in the windshield, side window or front door windows
from the instruments, indicators or other controls shall be minimized;
instruments and indicators shall be easily readable in direct sunlight.
Multiplex programming after the entry and exit doors are closed may be
necessary to minimize glare or reflection.
5)
Indicator lights immediately in front of the driver shall include:
a)
High beam headlamp
b)
Right turn
c)
Left turn
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6)
d)
Hazard warning (may be common with turn signal indicators)
e)
Exit door open or unlocked
f)
Parking brake applied
g)
Service brakes applied (may be common with parking brake indicator)
Instrument panel shall include:
a)
A speedometer indicating no less than 80 mph and calibrated in
b)
7)
8)
maximum increments of 5 mph. The speedometer shall be a rotating
o
o
pointer type, with a dial deflection of 220 to 270 and 40 mph near the
top of the dial. It shall be equipped with an odometer registering to the
1/10 mile, with a capacity reading no less than 999,999 miles. The
speedometer shall be sized and accurate in accordance with SAE
Recommended Practice J678.
Air brake reservoir pressure gauge(s) with indicators for primary and
secondary air tanks and voltmeter(s) to indicate the operating voltage
across the bus batteries.
Instrument panel and wiring shall be easily accessible for service from the
driver‟s seat or top of the panel.
Instrument panel wiring shall have sufficient length and be routed to
permit service without stretching or chafing the wires.
Table 4-1: Required Switches & Controls
Switches
Controls
Master Run Switch
Start Button or Switch
Kneel Switch
Accelerator Pedal
Brake Pedal
Door Control (see Section tbd)
Turn Signal Switch(s) (floor mounted - momentary)
Interior Lighting Switch (adjustable)
Instrument Panel Lighting Intensity Control
Passenger Chime Override Switch
Driver’s Area Light Switch
REI surveillance system incident index
Push Button
Hazard Warning Switch
Windshield Wipers
Windshield Wipers
Interior Climate Control
Defroster Control
Driver’s Heat Control
Destination Sign Controls
(location to be approved by Sun Metro)
Parking/Emergency
Brake
Control
(Actuation of brake, not control, shall be
indicated to the driver )
Transmission Control
Horn Button in Steering Wheel Hub,
Protected to Preclude Accumulation of
Transfer Punches in Steering Wheel Hum
(No identifier Required)
Foot-controlled Headlight Dimmer Switch
Waterproof (No Identifier Required)
Fast Idle Switch
Diagnostic Light Panel Test Switch(es) (if
applicable)
Master Door Switch
Front Door Dump Valve
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Table 4-1: Required Switches & Controls
Switches
Controls
Ramp Master Switch
Retarder enable (isolated in destination
sign
compartment
ABS Diagnostics (isolated in destination
sign
compartment)
Engine stop overrule
36.
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTICS
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
Critical systems or components shall be monitored by using a built-in diagnostic
system that has visual and audible indicators.
The diagnostic indicator lamp panel shall be located in clear sight of the driver
but need not be immediately in front of him.
The indicator lamp intensity must permit easy determination of status in bright
sunlight, while not causing a distraction or visibility problem at night.
All indicators must have a method of momentarily testing its operation.
Wherever possible, sensors shall be of the closed circuit type, so that failure of
the circuit and/or sensor shall activate the malfunction indicator.
An audible alarm must sound when certain malfunctions are detected by the
diagnostic system. The audible alarm must be loud enough to make the driver
aware of its operation and to be instructed to discontinue operation of the bus.
All buses must be equipped with the malfunction and other indicators listed in
Table 36-1.
Space shall be provided on the panel for future additions of indicators as the
capability of onboard diagnostic systems improves.
Alert Function
Low Oil*
Hot Engine*
Low Air
Low Coolant*
Generator Stop
Kneel
ABS
A/C Stop
Fire
Wheelchair Stop
Table 4-2: Required On-Board Diagnostic Indicators
Visible
Audible
Notes
Indicator
Alarm
Yes
Yes
(Engine oil pressure low)
Yes
Yes
(Engine coolant temperature high)
Yes
Yes
(Air system pressure low in primary or secondary
reservoirs)
Yes
Yes
(Radiator water level low)
Yes
No
(Generator not charging)
Yes
Yes
(Kneeling system activated)
Yes
No
(Brake antilock system failure if applicable)
Yes
No
(Compressor off at high/low switch (if applicable))
Yes
Yes
(Over temperature in engine compartment) (This
alarm must be a buzzer, separate from the other
audible alarms). Also see Section 70.
Yes
No
(Passenger in Wheelchair area requesting stop)
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Alert Function
Request
Ramp Not Stowed
Wheelchair Ramp
Exit Door(s)
Fuel Door
Gas PSI
Sensitive Edge
Low Fuel
Check Transmission
Check Engine
Door Interlock
Table 4-2: Required On-Board Diagnostic Indicators
Visible
Audible
Notes
Indicator
Alarm
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
(When wheelchair ramp is not properly stowed)
(When wheelchair ramp is activated)
(When operator door lever is in exit door position)
(When fuel door is not closed securely)
(When fuel system detects low fuel pressure)
(When exit door(s) detect an obstruction)
(When CNG fuel level is low)
(When transmission fault code detected)
(When engine fault code detected)
(When interlock system is applied)
*Visual indicator may be common; however, both functions shall be provided
37.
ARTICULATION
A.
B.
C.
38.
The trailer unit shall be articulated from the tractor, by a mechanical turntable
type articulation system, which shall allow limited horizontal articulation. The
maximum horizontal articulation shall be not less than eleven (11°) degrees. If
backing, a buzzer and warning light shall operate when the maximum horizontal
angle has been reached. If backing is continued, a brake interlock shall be
energized to stop the vehicle before damage to the vehicle occurs. A socket shall
allow a technician to diagnose articulation system problems using the diagnostic
tool. The articulated joint shall have an electronic damping system to insure the
stability of the vehicle and the protection of the articulated joint. Turntable
damage shall not result while negotiating a vertical curve up to nine (9°) degrees,
limited by the "front overhang angle." The equipment below the turntable shall
have easy access for maintenance and servicing.
The articulation area shall be covered by a flexible bellows type structure made
of sturdy, durable, weatherproof, fire retardant material using stainless steel or
extruded aluminum trim with stainless steel fasteners. The material shall be gray
in color.
Secured access openings in the turntable shall allow for ease of routine
maintenance and lubrication (if required) during the Preventive Maintenance
cycle.
INTERIOR TRIM
A.
General
1)
The interior shall be generally pleasing, simple, modern, and free from
superficial design motifs.
2)
It shall have no sharp depressions or inaccessible areas and shall be
easy to clean and maintain using mops and broom.
3)
To the extent practicable, all interior surfaces more than 10 inches below
the lower edge of the side windows, or windshield shall be shaped so that
objects placed on them fall to the floor when the bus is parked on a level
surface.
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4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
The entire interior shall be cleanable with a water hose when necessary.
Water and soap should not normally be sprayed directly on the instrument
and switch panels.
Handholds, lights, air vents, armrests and other interior fittings shall
appear to be integral with the bus interior.
There shall be no sharp, abrasive edges and surfaces and no
unnecessary hazardous protuberances.
Trim and attachment details shall be kept simple and unobtrusive.
Interior trim shall be secured to avoid resonant vibrations under normal
operational conditions.
Unless otherwise specified, materials shall be:
a)
Selected on the basis of ease of maintenance, durability, appearance,
b)
c)
B.
C.
39.
safety, and tactile qualities;
Strong enough to resist everyday abuse and vandalism, resistant to
scratches and vandalism; and
Fire-resistant, except vinyl seat coverings which shall meet the
requirements of DOT, FTA and Federal Specification CCC-A680a Class
2(1)1 and seating upholstery textiles which shall meet the requirements
for textiles in Federal Aviation Regulations Section 25.853(b), as tested
in accordance with Appendix F of section 25.853(b).
Trim Panels
1)
Sidewall panels below the windows are to be constructed of 1/10-inch
D91-60 Slate Gray colored melamine. Lower sidewall trim strips are to be
constructed of smooth anodized aluminum.
2)
The side window post cap mullions are to be constructed of Antique
White Gloss color impregnated acrylic material. Painted material is not
acceptable.
3)
Left-hand and right-hand upper front trim shall be acrylic material
coordinated in color to match the ceiling.
Headlining
1)
Ceiling trim panels shall be Melamine, or approved equal, 1/10-inch
minimum thickness, in a Antiques White Gloss color.
2)
Headlining shall be supported to prevent buckling, drumming or flexing
and shall be secured without loose edges.
3)
Headlining materials shall be treated or insulated to prevent marks due to
condensation where panels are in contact with metal members.
4)
Moldings and trim strips, as required to make the edges tamperproof,
shall be the same material and color as the ceiling material.
5)
Headlining panels covering operational equipment that is mounted above
the ceiling shall be on hinges for ease of service, but retained to prevent
inadvertent opening.
6)
Ceiling insulation shall be 1 inch thick polyisocyanurate foam.
FRONT END
A.
B.
The entire front end of the bus shall be sealed to prevent debris accumulation
behind the dash and to prevent the driver from kicking or fouling wiring and other
equipment.
The front end shall be free of protrusions that are hazardous to passengers
standing or walking in the front of the bus during rapid decelerations.
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C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
40.
REAR END
A.
B.
C.
41.
The rear bulkhead and rear interior surfaces shall be paneled with fiberglass
material, color impregnated and trimmed with the same material.
Color shall match or coordinate with the balance of the interior.
Rear lounge seat riser is to be covered with floor material matching the dark color
of the floor.
PASSENGER INFORMATION AND ADVERTISING
A.
B.
C.
D.
42.
The front and any trim around the driver‟s compartment shall be formed metal or
plastic material.
Formed metal dash panels shall be painted and finished to exterior quality.
Plastic dash panels shall be reinforced, as necessary, vandal-resistant, and
replaceable.
All colored, painted and plated parts forward from the driver‟s barrier shall be
finished with a dull matte surface.
Color shall be black in color to minimize reflections and glare in the driver‟s
windshield.
Provisions must be made on the rear of the driver‟s barrier for a frame, to hold
information media, sized 21 inches wide by 22 inches high.
Provisions must be made for the length of the bus for channels in the light
fixtures, which must accommodate advertising media 11 inches high by 0.09
inches thick. These channels must be located at the aisle side.
The retainers may be concave and shall support the media without adhesives.
The media shall be illuminated by the interior lighting system.
PASSENGER SEATING
A.
B.
Arrangements
1)
Seating capacity shall be no less than 59 passengers with two (2)
wheelchairs in positions.
2)
Seats shall be arranged in the standard fixed route
configuration.
3)
The passenger seats shall be arranged in a forward facing configuration.
4)
Seat mountings and attachments shall be cantilevered design to prevent
debris accumulation.
5)
The aisle between the seats shall be no less than 16 inches wide at
seated passenger hip height and 20 inches at standing passenger hip
height.
Structure and Design
1)
Passenger seats shall be stainless steel USSC Aeries model or approved
equal.
2)
The passenger seat and its supporting structure shall be constructed and
mounted so that space under the seat is maximized to increase
wheelchair maneuvering room and is completely free of obstructions to
facilitate cleaning.
3)
The structure shall be fully cantilevered from the sidewall with sufficient
strength for the intended service.
4)
The lowest part of the seat assembly that is within 12 inches of the aisle
shall be at least 10 inches above the floor.
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5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
10)
11)
The underside of the seat and the sidewall shall be configured to prevent
debris accumulation and the transition from the seat underside to the
sidewall to the floor cove radius shall be smooth.
All objects, including seat backs, modesty panels, and longitudinal seats,
in front of forward facing seats shall not impart a compressive load in
excess of 1,000 pounds onto the femur of passengers ranging in size
from a 108 pound female to a 170 pound 5‟ 10” male during a 10g
deceleration of the bus. This deceleration shall peak at 0.05+0.015
seconds from initiation. Permanent deformation of the seat resulting from
two 95thpercentile males striking the seat back during this 10g
deceleration shall not exceed 2 inches, measured at the aisle side of the
seat. Structural failure of any part of the seat or sidewall shall not
introduce a laceration hazard.
The seat assembly shall withstand static vertical forces of 500 pounds
applied to the top of the seat cushion in each seating position with less
than 1/4-inch permanent deformation in the seat or its mountings. The
seat assembly shall withstand static horizontal forces of 500 pounds
evenly distributed along the top of the seat back with less than 1/4-inch
permanent deformation in the seat or its mountings.
The seat backs at the aisle position and at the window position shall
withstand repeated impacts of two 40-pound sandbags without visible
deterioration. One sandbag shall strike the front 40,000 times and the
other sandbag shall strike the rear 40,000 times. Each sandbag shall be
suspended on a 36-inch pendulum and shall strike the seat back 10,000
times each from distances of 6, 8, 10 and 12 inches. Seats at both
seating positions shall withstand 4,000 vertical drops of 40-pound
sandbag without visible deterioration. The sandbag shall be dropped
1,000 times each from heights of 6, 8, 10 and 12 inches.
Seat cushions shall withstand 100,000 randomly positioned 3-1/2-inch
drops of a squirming, 150-pound, smooth-surfaced, buttocks-shaped
striker with only minimal wear on the seat covering.
Longitudinal seats may be mounted on the wheelhouses. When folded
up, will make way for one wheelchair per unit of 3 each longitudinal seats.
Armrests shall be included on the ends of each set of longitudinal seats
except on the forward end of a seat set that is immediately to the rear of
the driver‟s barrier or a modesty panel and these fixtures perform the
function of restraining passengers from sliding forward off the seat.
Armrests are not required on longitudinal seats located in the wheelchair
parking area that fold up when the armrest on the adjacent fixed
longitudinal seat is within 1-1/2 to 3-1/2 inches of the end of the seat
cushion surface. Armrests shall be located from 7 to 9 inches above the
seat cushion surface. The area between the armrest and the seat cushion
shall be closed by a barrier or panel and still be constructed and trimmed
to complement the modesty panels. The top and sides of the armrests
shall have a minimum width of 2 inches and shall be free from sharp
protrusions that form a safety hazard.
Seat back handholds and armrests shall withstand static horizontal and
vertical forces of 250 pounds applied anywhere along their length with
less than 1/4 inch permanent deformation. Seat back handholds and
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D.
armrests shall withstand 25,000 impacts in each direction of a horizontal
force of 125 pounds with less than 1/4-inch permanent deformation and
without visible deterioration.
Construction and Materials
1)
Seat material of the standard configuration seat shall be one-piece
construction, with vendor supplied standard materials or polyurethane
foam. Coloring shall be consistent throughout the seat material, with no
visually exposed portion painted. Any visually exposed metal of the
standard seat structure including mounting brackets and other
components shall be stainless steel. The seat shall be contoured for
individuality, lateral support and maximum comfort and shall fit the
framework to reduce exposed edges. . Complete seat assemblies shall
be interchangeable to the extent practicable. The shell shall be recessed
in seat and back areas to accept padded inserts.
2)
All forward facing seats are to have a molded stainless steel back trim
panel, recessed for knee room.
3)
Seating and interior trim shall have features to improve safety, comfort,
and capacity. Seating capacity shall be no less than 55 when allowing
accommodation for two wheelchairs. Materials used shall minimize
damage from vandalism and shall reduce cleaning time. The seat shall be
contoured for lateral support, individuality and comfort to each individual
passenger and constructed of energy absorbing materials.
4)
The upper rear portion of the seat back, seat back handhold and upper
rear surface of the modesty panels shall be constructed of energy
absorbing materials. During the 10g deceleration of Subsection 4.17.02
hereof, the HIC number shall not exceed 400 for passengers ranging in
size from a 6year old child through a 95th-percentile male. The minimum
radius of any part of the seat back, handhold or modesty panel in the
head or chest impact zone shall be a nominal 1/4 inch. Color of the
padding shall complement the balance of the interior and shall be
consistent throughout the material. Seats, back cushions and other pads
shall be securely attached and shall be detachable by means of a simple
release mechanism employing a special tool so that they are easily
removed by the maintenance staff but not by the passengers. To the
extent practicable, seat cushions and pads shall be interchangeable
throughout. All materials and workmanship shall conform to SPI
standards and specifications in tests for plastic foam. Materials shall have
high resistance to tearing, flexing and wetting.
Wheelchair Seat Position
1)
Three or more longitudinal (sets of 2 each) seat assemblies shall be
installed to provide parking space and secure tie down for passengers in
wheelchairs.
2)
These seat assemblies shall have the capabilities of folding up to make
way for three (3) wheelchairs and when no wheelchair is parked these
seats must be able to fold down for regular seating.
3)
Maneuvering room inside the bus shall accommodate easy travel for
three passengers in wheelchairs from the loading devise through the bus
to the designated parking area and backing out.
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4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
43.
DRIVER‟S SEAT
A.
44.
Structure and Materials
1)
Seat must be a Recaro Ergo-Metro air ride bus driver‟s seat, with a high
back cushion and headrest and an air adjustable lumbar support, side
bolster, 3-point restraint (Orange color), 20” cushion width, 9” travel foreaft nominal or approved equal. Seat shall have, silicone foam, adjustable
seat belt D ring, adjustable armrests.
2)
Upholstery must be Dark Blue – all cloth.
3)
Driver seat shall not be restricted in any range of adjustment by any part
of the bus or other object or device.
4)
The driver seat mounting pedestal shall be powder coated black.
SEAT BELTS
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
45.
No portion of the wheelchair or its occupant shall protrude into the normal
aisle of the bus when parked in the designated parking space.
As a guide, no width dimension should be less than 34 inches; areas
requiring 90o turns of wheelchairs should have a clearance arc dimension
no less than 45 inches; and in the parking area, where 180 o degree turns
are expected, space should be clear in a full 60-inch diameter circle.
A vertical clearance of 12 inches above the floor surface should be
provided on the outside of turning areas for wheelchair footrest clearance.
LED lights shall be provided above the doorway equipped with the
wheelchair ramp to floodlight the loading area. The lamps shall illuminate
when the ramp is in operation and shall illuminate the street surface to a
level of no less than 1 foot-candle for a distance of 3 feet outward from
the lowest step tread edge.
Wheelchair position, chair restraints and passenger tie down shall meet
all Federal and Texas State safety requirements.
All visually exposed metal on the driver‟s seat, including the pedestal, shall be
aluminum, stainless steel or powder coated steel.
Required seat belts shall be fastened to the seat so that the seat may be
adjusted by the driver without resetting the seat belt.
Seat belts shall be stored in automatic retractors.
The driver seat shall be equipped to provide an audible and visual alarm if the
seat belt is not engaged. Wiring for the seat belt engaged circuit shall be routed
in such a way to prevent and operator from disconnecting the wiring,
The seat belt shall have an integrated shoulder belt. All belts shall be orange in
color.
FLOOR COVERING
A.
Vestibule
1)
The floor in the vestibule shall be covered with 3/16-inch, non-skid,
composition material that remains effective in all weather conditions.
2)
The floor covering, as well as transitions of flooring material to the main
floor and to the entrance area, shall be smooth and present no tripping
hazards.
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3)
B.
C.
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The standee line shall be at least 2 inches wide and shall extend across
the bus aisle in line with the driver‟s barrier.
4)
The standee line color must be the same color as the edge of the steps,
bright yellow.
5)
Two (2) tone color, Altro flooring material shall be consistent throughout
the floor covering. Dark color under the seat locations and light color in
the isle. Two (2) tone is also to be utilized in the exit door areas. Dark
color in the no standee areas due to door sweep and light color in the
safe walk/stand areas.
Driver‟s Compartment
1)
The floor in the driver‟s compartment shall be easy to clean and shall be
arranged so as to prevent debris accumulation.
2)
Floor covering must be 3/16-inch thick, ribbed or smooth surface, heavyduty, rubber composition material.
3)
Color of the driver‟s floor shall be coordinated with the vestibule.
Passenger Area
1)
The floor in the passenger area shall be covered with non-skid
composition material that remains effective in all weather conditions.
2)
A one-piece center strip (independent of the articulated joint) shall extend
from the rear seat between the aisle sides of the seats to the standee
line.
3)
The covering between the center strip and the wheel housings may be
separate pieces.
4)
The floor covering shall closely fit the sidewall cove or extend to the top of
the cove.
5)
Color of the floor covering in the passenger compartment shall be the
same as that in the vestibule.
WINDOWS/GLASS
A.
Windshield
1)
The windshield shall permit a driver‟s field of view as referenced in SAE
Recommended Practice J1050. Contractor will provide a layout drawing
to confirm compliance.
2)
The vertically upward view shall be a minimum of 15o measured above
the horizontal and excluding any shaded band.
3)
The vertically downward view shall permit detection of an object 3-1/2 feet
high no more than 2 feet in front of the bus.
4)
The horizontal view shall be a minimum of 90o about the line of sight.
5)
Any binocular obscuration due to a center divider may be ignored when
determining the 90o requirement provided that the divider does not
exceed a 3o angle in the driver‟s field of view.
6)
Windshield pillars shall not exceed 10o of binocular obscuration.
7)
The windshield shall be designed and installed to minimize external glare
as well as reflections from inside the bus.
8)
When the bus is operated at night with the passenger interior lighting on,
no reflections shall be visible in the windshield immediately forward of the
driver‟s barrier.
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9)
B.
C.
Reflections in the remainder of the windshield shall be minimized, and no
reflection of any part of the bus interior behind the driver‟s barrier shall be
visible in the windshield.
10)
The windshield shall be easily replaceable by removing zip-locks from the
windshield retaining moldings. Bonded-in-place windshield shall not be
used.
11)
The glazing material shall have single density tint.
12)
The upper portion of the windshield above the driver‟s field of view shall
have a dark, shaded band with a minimum luminous transmittance of 6
percent (6%) when tested in accordance to ASTM D-1003.
Driver‟s Window
1)
The driver‟s window shall be full sliding and open sufficiently to permit the
seated driver to easily adjust the left outside rearview mirror.
2)
This window section shall slide rearward in tracks or channels designed
to last the service life of the bus.
3)
The driver‟s side window shall not be bonded in place and shall be easily
replaceable. The glazing material shall have a single density tint.
4)
The driver‟s sliding side window shall be provided without a locking
mechanism.
5)
Window tint shall be neutral gray and of 77% light transmittance.
6)
If a transom window is to be provided above the line of sight for the
seated driver, it shall be blacked out. The separation material between
the full slider glass and the upper transom (if equipped) must not interfere
with the line of sight of the seated operator.
Passenger Windows
1)
Passenger windows shall extend from the shoulder height of 5thpercentile, seated female passenger to the eye level of a 95th-percentile,
standing male passenger.
2)
Vertical mullions between windows including the trim shall not exceed 7
inches in width.
3)
All windows shall be seamless with tip-in transoms.
a)
They shall be easily replaceable without disturbing adjacent windows.
b)
They shall be mounted so that flexing or vibration from engine operation
or normal road excitation is not apparent.
4)
D.
47.
The minimum size opening of 2.25 square feet shall be provided by an
openable window.
5)
Side window glazing material shall have 1/4-inch nominal thickness. The
material shall conform to requirements of ANSI Standard AS-393GGM81, 12% light transmittance.
Passenger and Driver Windows Glazing
1)
Each driver and passenger window shall be glazed with Azuria glass as
manufactured by PPG, or approved equal. The driver‟s glazing shall be
¼” thick laminated safety glazing and passenger window glazing must me
¼” thick tempered safety glass, both conforming to FMVSS 205 and
applicable requirements of FMVSS 217 and ANSI Z26.1-1997. The total
visible light transmittance must be 12(%) percent.
INSULATION
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A.
B.
C.
Properties
1)
Any insulation material used between the inner and outer panels shall be
fire-resistant and sealed to minimize entry of moisture and to prevent its
retention in sufficient quantities to impair insulation properties.
2)
Insulation properties shall be unimpaired by vibration compacting or
settling during the life of the bus.
3)
The insulation material shall be non-hygroscopic and resistant to fungus
and breeding of insects.
4)
Any insulation material used inside the engine compartment shall be fireresistant and shall not absorb or retain oils or water.
Thermal Insulation
1)
The combination of inner and outer panels on the sides, roof, and ends of
the bus, and any material used between these panels shall provide a
thermal insulation to meet the interior temperature requirements.
2)
The body shall be thoroughly sealed so that drafts cannot be felt by the
driver or passengers during normal operations with the passenger doors
closed.
Sound Insulation
1)
The combination of inner and outer panels and any materials used
between them shall provide sufficient sound insulation so that a sound
source with a level of 80 dBA measured at the outside skin of the bus
shall have a sound level of 72 dBA or less at any point inside. These
conditions shall prevail with all openings, including doors and windows,
closed and with the engine and accessories switched off.
2)
The bus-generated noise level experienced by a passenger in any seat
location in the bus shall not exceed 83 dBA and the driver shall not
experience a noise level of more than 75 dBA under the following test
conditions:
a)
The bus shall be empty, except for test personnel, not to exceed four
b)
c)
3)
4)
5)
48.
persons, and the test equipment.
All openings shall be closed and all accessories shall be operating
(locked on) during the test.
The bus shall accelerate at full throttle from a standstill to 35 mph on
level commercial asphalt or concrete pavement in an area free of large
reflecting surfaces within 50 feet of the path.
During the test, the ambient noise level in the test area shall be at least
10 dB lower than the bus under test.
Instrumentation and other general requirements shall conform to SAE
Standard J366.
If the noise contains an audible discrete frequency, a penalty of 5 dBA
shall be added to the sound level measured.
ANCILLARY FEATURES
A.
Sun Shades
1)
One adjustable sun shade (scissors type) shall be provided for the
driver‟s side of the windshield and one for the curbside windshield. Shade
and shade installation hardware shall not be attached to any windshield
frame.
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2)
One adjustable sun shade (scissors type) shall be provided for the
driver‟s side window. Shade and shade installation hardware shall not be
attached to any driver side window frame.
3)
Shades shall be shaped to minimize light leakage between the shades
and windshield pillars.
4)
Shades shall store out of the way and shall not obstruct airflow from the
climate control system or interfere with other equipment such as the radio
handset or the destination control.
5)
Shade deployment shall not restrict vision of the rearview mirrors
6)
Shade adjustments shall be made easily by hand with positive locking
and releasing devices and shall not be subject to damage by overtightening.
7)
Shade construction and materials shall be strong enough to resist
breakage during adjustments.
8)
Shade may be translucent, but shall not allow a visible light transmittance
in excess of 10 percent (10%). Visor, when deployed, shall be effective in
the driver‟s field of view and angles more than 5 degrees above the
horizontal.
B.
Exit Signal
1)
A passenger chime signal audible to the driver and to passengers
anywhere inside the bus shall be provided. Passenger signal shall also
activate the visual sign provided by the AVL equipment to acknowledge a
“Stop Request”.
2)
The chime shall have yellow colored chime cords that are convenient to
seated passengers, standees, and passengers standing at the rear door.
For wheel chair lift passengers the cord shall be no lower than 15” from
the floor to no higher than 48”.
3)
Standees shall be able to easily reach the chime signal located near the
passenger interior lighting fixtures.
4)
Chime cords shall be provided on all vertical window mullions for the
convenience of seated passengers and passengers at the rear door.
5)
A driver-controlled switch shall deactivate the chime system.
C.
Outside Mirrors
1)
The bus shall be equipped with a corrosion-resistant, outside flat &
concave, rearview mirrors on each side of the bus. The largest available
mirrors shall be used.
2)
Mirrors shall be capable of being remotely controlled by the driver while
seated.
3)
Rearview mirror shall permit the driver to view the highway along the right
side of the bus, including the rear wheels.
4)
Mirror shall be firmly attached to the bus to prevent vibration and loss of
adjustment, but not so firmly attached that the bus or its structure is
damaged when the mirror is struck in an accident.
5)
The right side rearview mirror shall be mounted so that its lower edge is
not less than 80 inches above the street surface.
6)
Exterior mirrors shall be B&R brand or approved equal with remote
control mirror head on the top flat glass section of both mirrors.
7)
Control switch(s) shall be mounted on the right-hand side of the driver‟s
console.
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D.
49.
SAFETY EQUIPMENT
A.
B.
50.
Mirror is to be mounted on a retractable arm to prevent damage from
automatic bus washers.
9)
Lighted turn indicators shall be integral to the exterior rear view mirrors.
The lights shall be LED.
10)
Both roadside and curbside mirrors shall not pose a danger to potentially
strike a passenger at the station platform while docking under normal
operation.
11)
Normal operation is defined as keeping the passengers within the 2-foot
lateral safety zone at the station platform designated by the detectable
warning strip during docking.
12)
Both roadside and curbside mirrors shall vertically and horizontally clear
all station design elements such as the station canopy, shade canopy,
variable message sign, and station identification sign.
13)
Configuration, layout, and design details of the mirrors such as height
from ground surface and lateral distance from the station platform shall be
disclosed with the bid.
Inside Mirrors
1)
Mirrors shall be provided for the driver to observe passengers throughout
the bus without leaving his seat and without shoulder movement.
2)
With a full standee-load, including standees in the vestibule, the driver
shall be able to observe passengers in the front and rear entrances on
both sides of the bus, anywhere in the aisle and in the rear seats.
3)
Inside mirrors shall not be in the line of sight to the right outside mirror.
4)
A mirror shall be located in the upper right hand corner of the destination
sign access door area to be able to observe the seated passenger(s)
located directly behind the operator‟s work station.
Fire extinguisher shall be an NFPA approved model A500T, five-pound A-B-C
type dry chemical multi-purpose extinguisher. The fire extinguisher shall be
mounted in a convenient area accessible by the driver. Mounting location to be
approved by Sun Metro.
Reflective triangles. These triangles shall be stored in a container that is easily
accessed by the driver and not in an area where passengers have access to
them.
PA SYSTEM AND SPEAKERS
A.
B.
C.
The Manufacturer shall furnish an audible public address system that is an
integral part of the Trapeze AVL equipment. The mounting, location and overall
unit space layout and connection shall be approved by Sun Metro.
Eight (8) surface mounted high quality speakers with wire mesh grilles, shall be
provided, staggered in the bus ceiling from the front to rear.
One (1) weatherproof, surface mounted speaker shall be located outside the
vehicle at all entrance and dual use doors. The outside speaker shall be
operated in compliance with the ADA requirements. The location approved by
Sun Metro.
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NEXT STOP PASSENGER INFORMATION SYSTEM
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.
K.
L.
M.
N.
The Contractor shall provide a Trapeze Service utilizing Next Stop and Next Stop
Manager, semi-automatic next stop passenger information system, providing
audio and visual destination and next stop information to the passengers on the
vehicle as well as those waiting to board curbside; and integrate with the
vehicle‟s intelligent transportation system.
Control of the signs and audio is integrated into a single, multi-function system
that is easy to operate, maintain, and modify for future route expansion and
modification. Included in the integration shall be the control of the destination
signs and interior next stop information sign. Additionally, this integration shall
allow for the Sun Metro ITS system to operate the signs and audio as required.
The integrated system shall operate automatically once the operator initializes
the system by selecting the desired destination code.
The system shall allow the vehicle to comply with the Americans with Disabilities
Act.
The system shall sequence through preprogrammed announcements when the
operator pushes the announce button.
The system shall announce and display inside the vehicle, information regarding
upcoming stops, major intersections, and transfer points, to adequately orient
hearing or visually impaired passengers as to their progress along the route. The
system shall be adequate to project messages as needed in addition to any ADA
requirements. It must be able to handle longer messages, music, and voice
inflection without audio distortion.
The system shall display the route and destination information on the outside of
the vehicle and announce this information outside near the entrance door when
the door opens.
Announcements shall be automatically directed to the interior and/or exterior
speakers. The announcement volume shall be automatically adjusted to
compensate for both internal and external ambient noise levels.
The interior information sign shall also function as a “Stop Requested” sign. This
stop requested message is automatically mixed with other active messages. The
stop requested message shall clear when the vehicle door opens.
The interior information sign shall also function as a “Please Exit Through Rear
Doors” sign. The stop requested message shall be displayed first, then the
interior information sign shall scroll to "Please exit through rear doors.” The "Exit"
message shall clear when the vehicle doors open.
The interior speakers shall also announce “{CHIME} Stop Requested” the first
time a passenger activates the system, if programmed by Sun Metro.
The operator shall have the capability to repeat the last announcement when
desired.
The operator shall have the capability to select a message for immediate
announcement and/or display via pre-defined announcement buttons. This
function shall not interfere with the normal next stop functions.
The operator shall have the capability to display Public Relation messages that
are automatically mixed with normal messages.
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The system shall control all interior and exterior displays. The system shall be
capable of adding additional signs to the communications network without
rewiring existing equipment.
The Integrated System Control Unit (ISCU) shall contain all critical system logic:
1)
Integrated voice annunciation
2)
Ambient noise sensing
3)
Sign control
4)
System memory
5)
Integrated public address sub-system
6)
Additional asynchronous serial interfaces
The ISCU shall use plug-in circuit cards to reduce the on-vehicle Mean-Time-ToRepair. Each card (other than GPS Receiver) shall use ejectors or other devices
to facilitate easy removal. Each card shall use LED indicators or other aids to
simplify system troubleshooting.
The system logic unit shall be modular such that additional interfaces, additional
memory beyond 20 megabytes, or other features may be added in the future.
Memory for the system shall be contained in a credit card sized, non-volatile
memory device in the PCMCIA format. The system shall not require the use of
batteries or other voltage sources for memory retention.
The system shall be capable of storing up to 20 megabytes of memory data
without hardware modification.
On-vehicle reprogramming shall be accomplished in a single step process by
plugging a "master" memory card into a slot allowing automatic transfer of data to
the system.
Audio announcements shall be initiated at any point along the route as directed
by the operator. Each announcement shall be designated as interior and/or
exterior.
The volume for each announcement shall be automatically set, based upon
analysis of the ambient noise level.
All volume settings shall be digitally set to guarantee consistent volume
throughout the fleet. Each announcement shall be capable of being set to a
unique volume setting.
The Audio Announcement Sub-system shall use the vehicle interior public
address speakers. A weatherproof exterior speaker in an all-metal housing shall
be supplied. The IPA shall provide the following features:
Two audio amplifiers, one for the interior speakers and one for the exterior
speakers.
An operator's microphone that overrides any ongoing announcement when
activated.
The vehicle‟s volume control and speaker select switch shall only affect PA
operation when the PTT (Push-to-Talk) button is pushed.
An additional vehicle PA system is not required; this facilitates the operator‟s
override function that may not be available if more than one PA system is used.
The contractor shall provide all of the necessary hardware and software to
record announcements and program signs for the Next Stop System.
Initial system programming shall be provided by the Contractor.
A programming software package shall be provided to generate message lists for
the vehicle interior and exterior signs. The programming software shall operate
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52.
BIKE RACKS
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
53.
on an IBM PC compatible computer that allows the programming of PCMCIA
memory cards.
The system shall operate reliably within an ambient temperature range of -22o F
to +158o F (excluding fluorescent lamps that must start when the vehicle interior
temperature reaches 32o F or higher).
The equipment shall operate in the vehicle without degradation due to shock and
vibration encountered during normal service.
Three wide-flat panel advertising screens shall be provided. One shall be located
in the forward cab, one in the middle section of the cab and the other in the rear
cab and be integrated with vehicle‟s Trapeze Rider Services intelligent
transportation system.
Bicycle storage racks of stainless steel or finished to match the bus interior
supplied by Sportworks , or approved equal, shall be installed to conform with
these specifications. The bike racks shall be installed at the rear interior of the
vehicle by rear doors. Bicycle racks shall be installed by the manufacturer and be
show in the maintenance and parts manuals. The bicycle storage racks shall
include the following manufactured components:
1)
Tapping plate attached to the lower body frame of the vehicle
2)
Rack prism manufactured to include
a)
Wheel barrel roller
b)
Wheel support
c)
2 bushings per frame
d)
One-way bearing for wheel retention
e)
Top railer
3)
Mounting bracket
The bike racks shall accommodate three (3) bikes with two (2) wheels each.
Load capacity shall be a minimum of fifty-five (55) pounds in a central location of
the bike rack. All hinges and pivot pins shall be stainless steel in construction.
There shall be no sharp corners that will pose a safety problem to the passenger
The bike rack shall be able to be deployed by the passenger with one hand, and
without additional assistance.
Any support arms or locking device to hold the bike rack, shall be constructed in
such a way that when the bike rack is being stored in the upright position, it will
not be necessary for the customer to orient it beforehand.
The bike rack shall accommodate all bicycles with a wheel size equal to or
greater than sixteen (16") inches in diameter, to include children‟s and mountain
bikes.
The bike rack components shall be easily stored out of the way when not in use
to allow the seat to be utilized.
The bike racks shall not cause aisle interference when bike is stowed.
PASSENGER ASSISTS
A.
General Requirements
1)
Passenger assists in the form of full handgrip vertical stanchions or
handholds shall be provided for the safety of standees and for
ingress/egress.
2)
All assists and fittings shall be yellow in color.
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3)
B.
C.
Passenger assists shall be convenient in location, shape and size for both
the 95th percentile male and the 5th percentile female standee.
4)
Starting from the entrance door on the front unit and moving anywhere in
the bus and through the rear unit, a vertical assist shall be provided either
as the vertical portion of seat back assist or as a separate item so that a
5th percentile female passenger may easily move from one assist to
another using one hand and the other without losing support.
5)
The assists shall be between 1-1/4 and 1-1/2 inches in diameter or width
with radii no less than 1/4 inch, excluding those mounted on the seats
and doors.
6)
All passenger assists shall permit a full handgrip with no less than 1-1/2
inches of knuckle clearance around the assist.
7)
All horizontal passenger assist rails shall be fitted with passenger assist
straps. Straps shall be looped to facilitate hand hold.
8)
All joints in the assist structure shall be underneath supporting brackets
and securely clamped to prevent passengers from moving or twisting the
assists.
9)
All areas of the passenger assists that are handled by passengers
including functional components used as passenger assists, shall be
yellow in color.
10)
Brackets, clamps, screw heads, and other fasteners used on the
passenger assists shall be flush with the surface and free of rough edges.
11)
A crash resulting in a 1-foot intrusion shall not produce sharp edges,
loose rails or other potentially dangerous conditions associated with a
lack of structural integrity of the assist.
12)
Assists shall withstand a force of 300 pounds applied over a 12-inch lineal
dimension in any direction normal to the assist without permanent visible
deformation.
Vestibule
1)
The aisle side of the driver‟s barrier and the modesty panels shall be fitted
with vertical passenger assists that are functionally continuous with the
overhead assist and that extend to within 36 inches of the floor.
2)
These assists shall have sufficient clearance from the barrier to prevent
inadvertent wedging of a passenger‟s arm.
3)
A horizontal passenger assist shall be located across the front of the bus
and shall prevent passengers from sustaining injuries of the windshield in
case of sudden deceleration.
4)
The assist shall be no less than 36 inches above the floor or the average
step tread surface.
5)
The assists at the front shall be arranged to permit a 5th percentile female
passenger to easily reach from the door assist, to the front assist, to the
vertical assists on the driver‟s barrier or front modesty panel.
Overhead
1)
A continuous, full-grip overhead assist shall be provided except forward of
the standee line and at the doors.
2)
The assist shall be no less than 70 inches above the floor.
3)
Overhead assists shall simultaneously support 150 pounds on any 12inch length.
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4)
D.
E.
54.
No more than 5 percent (5%) of the full grip feature shall be lost due to
assist supports.
Longitudinal Seats
1)
Longitudinal seats shall have vertical assists located to ensure a firm
handhold is available throughout the interior of the bus.
2)
Assists shall extend from near the leading edge of the seat and shall be
functionally continuous with the overhead assist.
3)
Assists shall be staggered across the aisle from each other where
practicable and shall be no more than 52 inches apart.
D.
Rear Doorways
1)
Vertical assists that are functionally continuous with the overhead assist
shall be provided at the aisle side of the seat immediately forward of the
rear doors and on the aisle side of the rear door modesty panels.
2)
Rear doors or the exit area shall be fitted with assists that are no less
than 3/4 inch wide and shall provide at least 1-1/2 inches of knuckle
clearance between the assists that are functionally continuous during the
entire exiting process, and the assists shall be no more than 6 inches
from the outside edge of the lower step tread.
WHEELCHAIR PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION
A.
B.
General
1)
The ADA securement system shall be an integral part of the vehicle
seating.
2)
The seating shall be designed by means of fold-up, convertible seating
units to minimize the amount of ambulatory passenger seating losses and
provide a safe securement for mobility device users.
3)
The system shall comply with United States Department of Transportation
49CFR, Part 37 -“Transportation for Individuals with Disabilities; Final
Rule”, September 6, 1991.
Accommodations
1)
Buses shall have one (1) automated wheelchair ramp located on the
curbside front door. The ramp shall be Lift-U or approved equal with a
slope of 8:1. Ramp must be capable of manual operation.
2)
Two wheel chair positions shall be incorporated into the coaches to meet or
exceed Federal ADA laws. These two positions shall incorporate the following;
a)
Shall be a combination system on both sides of the coach, as
designed and manufacture by USSC Seating, or approved equal.
i.
Passive
ii.
Tie-down
b)
Passive and tie-down shall be provided in combination at the front
of the wheelchair position and a barrier wall with belts at the rear
of the position
i.
The Passive Backrest shall have a manual fold down Arm to
stop a chair from rotating into the aisle way.
ii.
The belts shall be secured to the back lower side to use if and
when a passenger requests their chair to be tied down.
c)
All belts used on the chair shall be of the Y belt design.
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3)
The ramp control shall be located at the drivers instrument panel and
shall be shielded.
4)
The seats shall be utilized as a regular seat and/or a wheelchair seat
folded.
5)
The seat upholstery shall be the same as all other seats.
6)
The exit signal shall be easy to reach.
7)
Proposers are to submit seating arrangements, wheelchair
maneuverability diagram, and wheelchair restraint device design as part
of their proposal submittals.
C.
Technical Data
1)
The proposer shall include in the proposal a Certified Test Report as
evidence of compliance with the requirement in section 96. A. 3).
2)
Sun Metro may witness the testing of the ADA Securement System at
the manufacturer‟s facility.
3)
The testing shall include compliance to “maximum allowable free
movement” using three types of mobility devices--a standard chair, a
three-wheeled scooter and a heavy-duty powered chair with specific
loads to simulate normal driving conditions.
D.
Loading System
1)
A ramp system shall provide ingress and egress quickly, safely,
comfortably, and in a forward direction for a passenger in a wheelchair
from the street level or curb.
2)
When the system is not in use, no portion of the ramp shall move when
the doors open.
3)
The controls shall be simple to operate with no complex phasing
operations required, and the loading operation shall be under the
surveillance and complete control of the driver.
4)
The bus shall be prevented from moving during the loading or unloading
cycle by a throttle and brake interlock system. Contractor shall supply
complete information about interlock system operation at the time of bid.
5)
The ramp loading system shall not present a hazard, nor inconvenience
any passenger. The device shall be inhibited from retracting or folding
when a passenger is on the platform.
6)
A passenger on the ramp platform shall be able to easily obtain support
during the entire loading or unloading operation by grasping the
passenger assist located on the doors or other assists provided for this
purpose.
7)
The platform shall be designed to protect the device from damage and
persons on the sidewalk from injury during the extension and lowering
phases of operation.
8)
The loading platform shall be covered with a replaceable or renewable,
nonskid material and shall be fitted with devices to prevent the wheelchair
from rolling off the sides during loading or unloading. There shall be a 2”
yellow border on the edges of the platform.
E.
Arrangement
1)
The fold-up convertible seating units can be a two or three -passenger
longitudinal facing system. The mobility device securement equipment
and occupant restraint belts shall be provided as part of the entire seating
system.
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F.
55.
General Features
1)
All the Securement Systems are designed to orientate the mobility device
in the forward facing direction.
2)
The fold-up, convertible seats are designed for dual use operation:
3)
3)
In the folded down position, the unit provides seating for
ambulatory passengers.
4)
4)
In the folded-up position, the unit provides the necessary
securement equipment for the users of mobility devices.
5)
5)
The Securement System is designed as a barrier in the case of
the two passenger transverse unit.
6)
6)
The Securement System must provide stability by providing an
abutment for some mobility devices.
7)
7)
The Securement Systems must have the following components:
a)
Wheelchair securement system must be Q-straint Q-Pod or
approved equal. The restraint system shall have the capability to
accommodate three-wheeled mobility devices.
b)
Two red retractor belts to secure both sides of the mobility device
at the rear.
c)
A storage compartment is to be provided for storage of all loose
belts when not in use.
d)
A retractor occupant securement which is to be supplied for added
safety, provides both lap and shoulder belt restraints.
e)
A high-visibility wheelchair securement system instruction and
information plate shall be mounted to the underside of the folding
seat. The information necessary to properly use and locate the
securement devices must be displayed.
PROPULSION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
A.
B.
Power, Gradability, and Operating Range
1)
Propulsion system and drive train shall provide power to enable the bus
to meet the defined acceleration, top speed, and gradability requirements.
2)
Sufficient excess power shall be available to operate all accessories.
3)
Gradability requirements shall be met on grades with a surface friction
coefficient of 0.7and above at GVWR with all accessories operating. The
standard configuration power plant shall enable the bus to maintain a
speed of 44 mph on a 2.5% grade and 7 mph on a 16% grade.
4)
The operating range of the bus run on the Design Operating Profile shall
be at least 400 miles when fully secured to 3,600 PSI (nominal) of natural
gas during a single fill-up.
Acceleration
1)
Top speed of at least 65 mph (for emergency and passing maneuvers) on
a straight, level road at GVWR with all accessories operating is required.
2)
An average acceleration rate of at least 0.6g shall be achieved at GVWR
between 0 and 15 mph. Acceleration measurement shall commence
when the accelerator is depressed.
3)
The Speed (mph) and the Elapsed Time (Sec) requirements at GVWR, all
accessories operating, on a flat level surface:
a)
0 mph to 30 mph in 15 sec or less
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NOTE: Test is assumed at base engine idle – not spooled up
turbocharger first before the test.
The rate of change of acceleration or jerk must be minimized throughout the
acceleration/deceleration range and shall average 0.3 g/sec under SLW and
normal driving conditions.
b)
C.
56.
POWER PLANT MOUNTING AND ACCESSORIES
A.
Mounting
1)
The power plant shall be mounted in a compartment in the rear of the bus
in a T-drive configuration. The power plant compartment shall be
completely sealed to prevent smoke or fumes from entering the vehicle
interior. The power plant bulkhead shall be insulated to minimize heat
transference to the interior and shall have the ability to maintain a
maximum 20 degree temperature rise. The power plant compartment
shall be completely sealed to prevent smoke or fumes from entering the
passenger compartment
2)
All power plant mounting shall be mechanically isolated to minimize
transfer of vibration to the body structure.
B.
Service
1)
Accessibility
a)
The power plant shall be arranged so that accessibility for all
routine maintenance is assured.
b)
No special tools, other than dollies and hoists shall be required to
remove the power plant.
c)
Two mechanics shall be able to remove, replace and prepare the
engine and transmission assembly for service in less than 20 total
combined man-hours.
d)
The muffler, exhaust system, air cleaner, air compressor, starter,
alternator, radiator and charge air cooler, all accessories and any
other component requiring service or replacement shall be easily
removable and independent of the engine and transmission
removal.
C.
Gauges and Lights
1)
A rear run panel with an engine oil pressure gauge, coolant temperature
gauge, engine control switch, starter control switch, fast idle control, air
fitting, engine and transmission oil sample fittings and lamp switch shall
be provided in the engine compartment.
2)
The gauges shall be easily read during service and mounted in an area
where they shall not be damaged during minor or major repairs.
3)
The compartment shall be lighted in a manner approved by Sun Metro.
D.
Fluids
1)
Engine oil and the radiator filler caps shall be hinged to the filler neck and
closed with spring pressure or positive locks.
2)
All fluid fill locations shall be properly “permanently” labeled to help
ensure correct fluid is added and all fillers shall be easily accessible with
standard funnels, pour spouts, and automatic dispensing equipment.
3)
All lubricant sumps shall be fitted with magnetic-type, external, hex head,
drain plugs of a standard size.
E.
Lines and Hoses
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1)
F.
57.
Fuel and oil lines within the engine compartment shall be rigidly
supported, identifiable with a tag, and shall be composed of steel tubing
where practicable except in locations where flexible lines are specifically
required.
2)
All cooling system hoses shall be designed to withstand engine
compartment temperatures above 350 degrees.
3)
Flexible fluid lines shall be kept at a minimum, shall be as short as
practicable and tagged for identification. They shall be routed or shielded
using orange sheathing material so that failure of a line shall not allow
fuel or oil to spray or drain onto any component operable above the autoignition temperature of the fluid.
4)
Flexible lines shall be Teflon hoses with braided stainless steel jackets
except in applications where premium hoses are required, such as the
power steering output line, and shall have standard SAE or JIC brass or
steel, reusable, swivel, end fittings.
5)
Hoses must be individually supported and not touch one another or any
part of the bus.
Accessories
1)
Engine-driven accessories shall be unit mounted for quick removal and
repair. Accessory drive systems shall operate without failure or
unscheduled adjustment for at least 50,000 miles on the design operating
profile.
2)
These accessories shall be driven at speeds sufficient to assure
adequate system performance during extended periods of idle operation
and low route speed portion of the design operating profile.
3)
The power steering pump shall not be driven by a belt.
4)
A belt guard shall be installed to protect personnel from rotating
accessories. The belt guard shall be modified to a swing out type belt
guard. This guard shall be labeled to indicate hazardous moving parts,
(pulleys, belts, etc.) and the bus ID# (the bus number provided by Sun
Metro to be displayed on the outside of the bus).
5)
Belt guards shall be powder coated yellow.
ENGINE
A.
General
1)
The engine and transmission shall be heavy duty and mounted at the rear
of the bus in order to allow maximum accessibility to all components.
2)
Engine must be CARB certified at the time of delivery.
3)
The engine shall be OEM certified suitable for heavy heavy-duty urban
transit bus application in the El Paso, Texas environment. The engine /
transmission and cooling system combination shall require application
testing and approval from the respective engine and transmission
manufacturer. Engine shall be capable of diagnostics, archive of failure
data, adaptive learning and programming via a laptop PC in a “windows”
environment. This capability shall extend to time stamping of failure data,
running in a real time mode for road testing and data storage.
4)
The operating range of the bus run in the City of El Paso/Sun Metro‟s
revenue service area (Design Operating Profile) shall be at least 400
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miles when fully secured to 3,600 PSI (nominal) of natural gas during a
single fill-up.
5)
Diagnostic reader device connector ports, suitably protected against dirt
and moisture, shall be provided in operator‟s area and near or inside
engine compartment. The engine shall be capable of sending and
receiving data via the J1939 communications standard.
B.
Engine Type
1)
The engine shall be the latest Phase Cummins 8.9 ISL or approved
equal, modified for use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and
electronically coupled with the transmission.
2)
Sufficient excess power shall be available to operate all accessories
simultaneously with a full-seated load and the maximum number of
standees permitted.
3)
Engine shall be manufacturer‟s largest horsepower available to enable
the bus to meet the requirements of this specification.
C.
Fast Idle
1)
The engine shall be equipped with a fast idle device activated by a switch
located at the driver‟s left to hold engine steady at proper RPM for engine
warm-up and air conditioner operation while bus is parked.
2)
The fast idle device may either be driver-controlled or automatically
activated with the interior climate control system. If driver-controlled, the
device shall activate only with the transmission in neutral and park brake
applied.
D.
Governor
1)
The compressed natural gas fueled engine governor and spark ignition
shall be electronically controlled. The electronically controlled system
shall be installed at the engine manufacturing plant and shall, therefore,
become an integral part of the engine. The system shall not be an add-on
device. This requirement shall be provided for maximum performance and
economy from the engine/transmission power package.
2)
The engine shall not be equipped with an automatic engine shut-off
circuit.
3)
The CNG fuel control device shall have been tested to show compliance
with FMVSS 124 and shall have a manual back-up system in the event of
electronically control system failure.
E.
Automatic Engine Shutoff
1)
The automatic engine shutoff circuit shall be activated by each of the
following warning systems:
a)
Low engine coolant
b)
Engine overheat
c)
Low engine oil pressure
d)
Catalytic Converter Overheat
2)
Engine shut down devices for “hot engine”, “low oil”, “low coolant” and
“Catalytic Converter Overheat” shall be of the latest current production
design. Each device shall be individually inspected for quality control by
the manufacturer and are subject to approval by Sun Metro.
3)
The entire system shall also be capable of communicating through a
J1939 interface with the electronically controlled transmission. The
primary objective of the system is to provide for the engine to reduce
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4)
F.
G.
H.
58.
power by command of the transmission in the event of transmission
malfunction (low oil level/pressure or high transmission fluid temperature).
Engine shut down control shall be available to the operator which, when
constantly held, will allow the operator to delay the engine shut down by
15 seconds.
Filter
1)
A spin-on oil filter of the full-flow type shall be mounted on the engine.
Couplings
1)
No gasket/seal ring type exhaust pipe/tail pipe couplings will be allowed in
the engine exhaust/tailpipe system.
2)
Couplings must be Hutchinson exhaust elbow, or approved equal,
stainless steel exhaust flex joint.
Emissions
1)
The CNG-fueled engine shall be compliant with all Federal emission
standards applicable to CNG fueled engines for that model year of engine
manufacture for use in El Paso, Texas.
2)
The emissions control system shall be provided with all system failure
indicating devices recommended by the engine manufacturer (if any).
3)
The catalytic converter shall meet service life and performance criteria
established for fueled engine emissions equipment by the Federal
Government.
4)
Exhaust gases and waste heat shall be discharged by an exhaust above
the rear module and shall be directed away from and to the rear of the
vehicle.
5)
A single muffler shall be provided, double wrapped with aluminized steel,
except for steel inlets and outlets. Flexible tubing shall not be used
between the engine and muffler.
EXTERIOR NOISE
A.
B.
C.
D.
Airborne noise generated by the bus and measured from either side shall not
exceed 83 dBA under full power acceleration when operated at or below 35 mph
at curb weight, just prior to transmission up shift.
The bus-generated noise at curb idle shall not exceed 65 dBA.
Electronic System Testing
1)
The system shall be completely sealed from water.
2)
The engine electronic control module shall be located in a weatherproof
box on the engine that is not subject to the environment.
Oil Analysis
1)
Engine shall be outfitted with the Probalyzer brass mini-gauge plug to
permit oil analysis sampling. Sun Metro to provide information regarding
the Probalyer used.
2)
The Probalyzer plug shall withstand 3,000 PSI and contain triple seals to
eliminate potential leakage. Each plug shall be tested individually for
control against leakage.
3)
Location must be accessible by the rear engine door on a main or bypass
filter oil line before the filter. The probalyzer fittings for the engine and
transmission will be located and permanently labeled at the rear run panel
for ease of use.
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E.
Engine Starter
1)
The engine will be equipped with an electric starter manufactured for and
sold by Cummins.
2)
The engine starter shall be protected by an interlock that prevents its
engagement when the engine is running.
3)
The starter shall be prevented from engaging when the transmission
selector is in any position other than neutral.
F.
Air Filter Restriction Indicator
1)
Donaldson Electrical Air Restriction Gauge or approved equal shall be
installed to electronically test air filter restrictions.
G.
Engine Compartment Ventilation
1)
The side panels of the engine compartment shall be ventilated to allow
outside air to flow across power unit.
2)
The side panels shall be screened in such a way to prevent manual
access into the engine compartment with the panels in the closed
position.
H.
Cooling System
1)
General
a)
Temperature of operating fluids shall be controlled by a cooling
system(s).
b)
The engine shall be cooled by a water-based, pressure type,
cooling system that does not permit boiling or coolant loss during
the operations described above.
c)
Engine thermostats shall be easily accessible for replacement.
d)
The engine cooling system shall be equipped with a properly sized
water filter with a spin-on, disposable, borate element filter. The
filter shall have ¼ turn ball valves upstream and downstream of
the filter for minimum loss of coolant and ease of replacement.
e)
The transmission shall be cooled by a separate heat exchanger
sized to maintain operating fluid within the transmission
manufacturer's recommended parameters of flow, pressure and
temperature. The transmission cooling system shall be matched to
retarder and engine cooling systems to ensure that all operating
fluids remain within recommended temperature limits established
by each component manufacturer.
f)
Sun Metro requires the transmission manufacturer to test and
approve the cooling system package to adequately protect engine
and transmission for damage due to the geographic location and
altitude of El Paso, Tx.
g)
Shutoff valves shall allow filter replacement without coolant loss.
Valves shall permit complete shutoff of both lines for the removal
of heating and defroster units.
h)
All low points in the water-based cooling system shall be equipped
with drain cocks.
i)
Air vent valves shall be fitted at high points in the cooling system
unless it can be demonstrated that the system is self-purging.
j)
A sight glass or translucent tube to determine satisfactory engine
coolant level shall be provided and shall be accessible by opening
one of the access doors of the engine compartment.
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k)
I.
59.
A lever-type valve must be provided to release pressure or
vacuum in the cooling system. This valve and the water filler must
not be more than 60 inches above the ground and must be
accessible through the same access door.
Radiator
1)
The EMP radiator and fan system shall be roof mounted. Mounting shall
not preclude the installation of a roof mounted air conditioner and full
compliment CNG cylinders.
2)
The radiator shall be of durable corrosion-resistant construction with
bolted-on removable tanks.
3)
Radiator piping shall be stainless steel or brass tubing and if practicable,
rubber hoses shall be eliminated.
4)
Necessary hoses shall be premium, silicone rubber type that is
impervious to all bus fluids.
5)
Cooling system piping will be non-corrosive if rigid and silicone hose with
constant torque self-tensioning clamps.
6)
Fan speed shall be regulated to minimize fan noise.
7)
Engine compartment components shall be protected from elevated
engine compartment temperatures characteristic to the EMP installation.
8)
No heat producing components or climate control system components
shall be mounted between the engine cooling air intake aperture and the
radiator.
9)
The cooling system design will provide adequate cooling of the engine
and transmission during ambient operating temperature between 30 and
125 degrees F at idle with all accessories on and the transmission in
gear, at the rated gross vehicle weight during prolonged maximum
acceleration and deceleration. The radiator design shall facilitate ease of
cleaning, to include fin profile and aligned tubes, rather than staggered
The cooling system will be precharged to 33 percent (33%) with a low
silicate permanent type ethylene glycol anti-freeze.
TRANSMISSION
A.
B.
C.
D.
Transmissions shall be ZF EcoLife transmissions. Any available fuel saving
software, modules, and options shall be provided.
The transmission installation shall be certified in writing by the vehicle
manufacturer as being designed, manufactured and assembled in accordance
with the ZF Technical Data Requirements.
The transmission shall have a 6-speed Gear Ratio:
1)
1st 3.36:1;
2)
2nd 1.91:1;
3)
3rd 1.42:1;
4)
4th 1.00:1;
5)
5th 0.72:1;
6)
6th 0.62:1; and
7)
Reverse 4.24:1
The transmission shall be equipped with an electronic control system that
incorporates self diagnostics and an automatic low fluid level sensor and driver‟s
dash mounted warning light and buzzer.
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E.
F.
60.
FINAL DRIVE
A.
61.
Rear Axle
1)
Rear axle shall be heavy duty MAN, or approved equal, fitted with disc
brakes. The rear axle shall be a single reduction type with a 4.625:1 ratio
provided the bus meets the acceleration time of 0 to 30 mph within 15
seconds or less at GVWR, all accessories operating on a flat level
surface.
2)
Load rating shall be sufficient for the bus loaded to GVWR. Ring gear
must be bolted instead of riveted.
3)
Transfer of gear noise to the bus interior shall be minimized.
4)
The driven axles shall operate for 500,000 miles on the design operating
profile without repairs.
5)
Driven axles shall be filled with the same synthetic lubricant as currently
used at Sun Metro – provided the axle manufacturer identifies Sun
Metro‟s product as an acceptable lubricant.
6)
Wheels bearing inner grease seal shall run on a replaceable-chromed
wiper ring or the tube.
PROPELLER SHAFT
A.
B.
62.
The transmission shall be filled with the same synthetic lubricant as currently
used at Sun Metro – provided the transmission manufacturer identifies Sun
Metro‟s product as an acceptable lubricant.
An ATF Probalizer extracting fitting shall be attached externally to the valve body
of the transmission. Sun Metro will provide Probalizer information. This fitting
shall be located at the rear run panel for ease of use.
Propeller shaft shall be a minimum of 4-inch outside diameter, heavy-duty type,
utilizing Spicer 1710 Series universal joints, or approved equal.
The drive shaft shall be guarded to prevent striking the floor of the bus or the
ground in case of a tube or universal joint failure.
SUSPENSION
A.
General Requirements
1)
The front axle shall be non-driving with a load rating sufficient for the bus
loaded to GVWR.
2)
The front and rear axle suspensions shall be pneumatic type.
3)
The basic suspension system shall last the life of the bus without major
overhaul or replacement. Items such as bushings and air springs shall be
easily and quickly replaceable by a mechanic.
4)
Adjustment points shall be minimized and shall not be subject to a loss of
adjustment in service.
5)
Necessary adjustments shall be easily accomplished without removing or
disconnecting the components.
6)
The pneumatic suspension system shall be regulated by leveling valves
located at front and rear wheel locations.
7)
The suspension system shall maintain a constant floor height in relation
to the axles regardless of load.
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8)
9)
The source of air shall be the accessory air tank, and a pressureregulating valve shall protect against air loss from leaks in the suspension
air springs.
A heavy-duty fixed solid “I” beam front axle is required and shall be
designed for rugged service throughout the design life of the bus.
B.
Travel
1)
The suspension system shall permit a minimum wheel travel of 3.5 inches
in jounce travel and 3 inches in rebound travel.
2)
Elastomeric bumpers shall be provided to limit the jounce travel. Rebound
travel may be limited by elastomeric bumpers or hydraulically within the
shock absorbers. Shock absorbers shall be Koni adjustable type,
adjusted on their firmest setting.
3)
Suspensions shall incorporate appropriate devices for automatic height
control.
C.
Kneeling
1)
General
a)
A driver-actuated kneeling device shall lower the bus during
loading or unloading operations regardless of load to a floor height
maximum of 12 inches measured at the longitudinal centerline of
the front door.
b)
For this application, the kneeling system will be included in its
complete form, but electronically disabled. A technician shall be
able to enable the kneel system, at Sun Metro‟s discretion, without
the need to program the multiplex system. This control shall be
placed in the destination sign compartment.
c)
Brake and throttle interlock shall prevent movement when the bus
is kneeled.
2)
Bus Kneeling Rate
a)
The bus shall kneel and rise at a maximum rate of 1.50 inches per
second at essentially a constant rate.
b)
After kneeling, the bus shall rise within 2 seconds to a height
permitting the bus to resume service and shall rise to the correct
operating height within 5 seconds.
c)
During the lowering and raising operation, the maximum
acceleration shall not exceed 0.2g, and the jerk shall not exceed
0.3g/sec. measured on the front door step tread.
d)
Audible and visual warning devices must be installed that operate
together with the kneeling system. Devices must be easily seen
and heard by boarding passengers at the front door.
e)
Audible and Visual Warning Devices on the exterior of the bus
shall identify the kneeling system is in use to persons in close
proximity to the bus.
f)
An indicator visible to the driver shall be illuminated until the bus is
raised to a height adequate for safe street travel.
g)
Audible devices are to be identical beeping or buzzing tone on all
buses.
h)
Visual devices are to be identical on all buses and to be a flashing
amber light with a polycarbonate lens mounted to the right of the
front door opening and at an elevation between the
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headlight/directional signals and the lower edge of the accent
striping.
Both devices are to be operated from a single control
mechanism/switch (see Table 4-1 Required Switches and
Controls).
Damping
1)
Vertical damping of the suspension system shall be accomplished by
hydraulic shock absorbers mounted to the suspension arms or axles and
attached to an appropriate location on the chassis. Sun Metro uses Koni
adjustable shock absorbers.
2)
Damping shall be sufficient to control bus motion to four cycles or less
after hitting road perturbations.
3)
Shock absorbers shall maintain their effectiveness for at least 50,000
miles in normal service, and each unit shall be replaceable by a mechanic
in less than 15 minutes.
Lubrication
1)
All elements of steering, suspension and drive systems requiring
scheduled lubrication shall be provided with grease fittings conforming to
SAE Standard J534. These fittings shall be located for ease of inspection
and shall be accessible with a standard grease gun without flexible hose
end from a pit or with the bus on a hoist.
2)
Each element requiring lubrication shall have its own grease fitting with a
relief path. Lubricant specified shall be standard for all elements serviced
by standard fittings.
3)
Manufacturer shall provide a four (4) separate 11” X 17” laminated copies
of the preventive maintenance cycle lubrication points of the entire bus.
STEERING
A.
B.
Strength
1)
Fatigue life of all steering components shall exceed 1,000,000 miles.
2)
No element of the steering system components shall fail before
suspension system components when one of the tires strikes a severe
road hazard.
Design
1)
column is to be Douglas 929 tilt-type design, or approved equal, with a
minimum of four positions, and tilt/telescopic capabilities for maximum
adaptability to individual drivers.
2)
When steering column location is selected, a positive lock shall engage to
prevent inadvertent movement of the column.
3)
The steering wheel shall be no less than 21 inches in diameter and shall
be shaped for firm grip with comfort for long periods of time.
4)
The steering wheel shall be 3-spoke hard plastic.
5)
The steering wheel shall be removable with a standard or universal puller.
6)
Hydraulically assisted power steering shall be provided.
7)
Power steering failure shall not result in loss of steering control.
8)
The hydraulic steering fluid reservoir shall be equipped with a meshed
screen filter and have permanent labeling to identify the type of lubricant
used. The reservoir shall have a dipstick and sight glass for fluid level
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checking. The fill cap and dipstick shall each be provided with a
restraining chain.
9)
The power steering system shall be filled with the same synthetic
lubricant as currently used at Sun Metro – provided the steering
manufacturer identifies Sun Metro‟s product as an acceptable lubricant.
Turning Effort
1)
Steering torque applied by the driver shall not exceed 10 foot-pounds with
the front wheels straight ahead to turned 10o. Steering torque may
increase to 70 foot-pounds when the wheels are approaching the steering
stops.
2)
Steering effort shall be measured with the bus at SLW, stopped with the
brakes released and the engine at normal idling speed on clean, dry,
level, commercial asphalt pavement and the tires inflated to
recommended pressure.
3)
With the bus in operation, the steering effort shall not exceed 55 pounds
at the steering wheel rim and perceived free play in the steering system
shall not materially increase as a result of power assist failure.
4)
Gearing shall require no more than seven turns of the steering wheel
lock-to-lock.
5)
Caster angle shall be selected to provide a tendency for the return of the
front wheels to the straight position with minimal assistance from the
driver.
6)
Outside body corner-turning radius for a standard configuration for this
60-foot long bus shall not exceed 44 feet.
BRAKES
A.
B.
C.
D.
Disk Brakes
1)
Four-Wheel Disc brakes shall be provided, including ABS controls and
friction material, that meet applicable FMVSS standards. The entire
friction brake system, including friction material, shall have an overhaul or
replacement life of at least 45,000 miles when operating in the design
operating profile. Brakes shall be self adjusting throughout this period.
Both front and rear brakes shall wear at equal rates and the brake system
manufacturer shall certify this requirement prior to vehicle acceptance.
Actuation
1)
Service brakes shall be controlled and actuated by an air system.
2)
Force to activate the brake pedal control shall be an essentially linear
function of the bus deceleration rate and shall not exceed 70 pounds at a
point 7 inches above the heel point of the pedal to achieve maximum
emergency braking.
Hubs and Rotors
1)
Wheel bearing seals shall run on replaceable wear surfaces.
2)
All bearings shall be grease lubricated.
3)
Wheel bearing and hub seals shall not leak or weep lubricant for 100,000
miles when running on the design operating profile.
Parking Brake
1)
The parking brake shall be an air release and spring applied rotor type,
mounted to the caliper which are mounted on the rear axle spiders.
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2)
The parking brake shall be controlled by a push-pull air valve at the
driver‟s location. This brake shall comply with requirements of FMVSS
121.
3)
An “EZ Grip” or approved equivalent cushion shall be installed on the
parking brake handle.
E.
Air System
1)
General
a)
The bus air system shall operate all accessories and the braking
system with reserve capacity. This system shall be equipped with
a remote air hook-up,
b)
Two charging connections, one in the front of the bus and one in
the engine compartment which are readily accessible shall be
included.
c)
One towing connection in the front of the bus which is readily
accessible shall be included.
d)
The engine-driven air compressor shall be sized to charge the air
system from 40 psi to the governor cutoff pressure in less than 3
minutes while not exceeding the engine‟s rated speed. This
compressor shall be the largest compressor available to lower the
duty cycle.
e)
The compressor discharge line shall not accumulate oil, carbon or
other deposits that occur over time.
f)
Regardless of the system‟s air pressure, fast idle up to the rated
engine speed shall be available to the driver with the transmission
in neutral and the parking brake applied.
g)
Air for the compressor shall be “positive” air pressure supplied
after the engine‟s turbo-charger.
h)
New buses shall not leak down more than 6 psi as indicated on
the instrument panel mounted air gauges, within 15 minutes from
the point of governor cut-off.
2)
Tanks
a)
Seven air tanks shall supply air for the vehicle‟s air suspension
system, windshield wipers, and door operating mechanism and
brake system.
b)
Air tank sizing and plumbing will be in accordance with the
requirements of the FMVSS-121.
c)
The air storage system shall have a combined capacity of at least
6,520 cubic inches.
d)
Check valves shall be furnished between the first and all other air
tanks and shall be located adjacent to the other tanks. First air
tanks shall have a 150 PSI safety valve.
e)
All air tanks are to be equipped with quality guarded or flush type
drain cocks.
3)
Lines
a)
Air lines, except necessary flexible lines, shall conform to the
installation and material requirements of SAE Standard J844-Type
1 for copper tubing with standard, brass, flared or ball sleeve
fittings, or SAE Standard J844-Type 3B for nylon tubing if not
subject to temperatures over 200oF.
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b)
F.
Line supports shall prevent movement, flexing, tension strain and
vibration.
c)
To the extent practicable and before installation, the lines shall be
pre-bent on a fixture that prevents tube flattening or excessive
local strain.
d)
Accessory and other non-critical lines may use Type 3A tubing.
e)
Nylon tubing shall be installed in accordance with the following
color-coding standards:
i.
Green Primary brakes and supply
ii.
Red Secondary brakes
iii.
Brown Parking brake
iv. Yellow Compressor governor signal
v.
Black Accessories
f)
Copper lines shall be bent only once at any point, including prebending and installation.
g)
Copper lines shall be supported by looms to prevent the lines from
touching one another or any component of the bus.
h)
Rigid lines shall be supported at no more than 5-foot intervals.
i)
Nylon lines may be grouped and shall be continuously supported.
j)
The compressor discharge line between power plant and bodymounted equipment shall be flexible convoluted copper or
stainless steel line or may be flexible Teflon hose with a braided
stainless steel jacket.
k)
Other lines necessary to maintain system reliability shall be
flexible Teflon hose with a braided stainless steel jacket.
l)
Flexible hoses shall be as short as practicable and individually
supported. They shall not touch one another or any part of the bus
except for the supporting grommets.
m)
Flexible lines shall be supported at 2-foot intervals or less.
n)
Airlines shall be cleaned and blown out before installation and
shall be installed to minimize air leaks.
o)
Where possible, all airlines shall be sloped toward a reservoir and
routed to prevent water traps.
p)
End fittings shall be standard SAE or JIC brass or steel, flanged,
reusable, swivel type fittings.
q)
Grommets shall protect the airlines at all points where they pass
through understructure components.
Valves and Reservoirs
1)
Provision shall be made to apply shop air to the bus air systems using a
standard shop air fittings. These valves shall be conveniently located in
the engine compartment and at the curb-side below the front bumper. The
standard air chuck fitting shall be an ARO 310-42 quick disconnect fitting.
2)
All air reservoirs shall meet the requirements of SAE Standard J10 and
shall be equipped with drain valves that are located approximately at the
lower edge of the vehicle. These valves and any automatic moisture
ejector valves shall be protected from road hazards by major structural
members.
3)
Reservoirs shall be sloped toward the drain valve.
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The air system shall be protected by a pressure relief valve set at 150 psi
and shall be equipped with check valves and pressure protection valves
to assure partial operation in case of line failures.
5)
All air valves must conform to SAE J2024
Air Dryer
1)
A dual (tandem) Bendix air dryer system shall prevent accumulation of
moisture in the air system.
2)
The air dryer shall be vertically mounted, desiccant type with replaceable
desiccant cartridge and thermostatically controlled heater element.
3)
The air dryer shall have automatic purge and drain cycle and be
cleanable through the bottom of the unit.
4)
An air system oil filter manufactured by Bendix or approved equal shall be
installed in the air system upstream of the air dryer. This filter shall be
capable of removing 95% of the oil and shall be serviced not less than
every 10,000 miles.
5)
The air dryer shall be mounted far enough down-stream of the air
compressor to allow the compressed air to be at ambient temperature
perform entering the air dryer. Final location and length of air line from
the compressor and the air dryer will require certification from the air
dryer manufacturer.
FUEL SYSTEM
A.
Storage Cylinders
1)
The compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders must be the lightest
available tanks that meet all the standards of NGV 2, NFPA 52, and DOT.
2)
The CNG cylinders shall be manufactured by Lincoln Composites or
approved equal.
3)
The CNG cylinders must have the volume capacity that would allow the
coach to travel 400 route miles when fully loaded with fuel.
4)
The cylinders must be roof mounted.
5)
Low-pressure regulators shall be installed so that the drain hole is at the
bottom of the regulator, as they occasionally require draining.
6)
The high-pressure regulator shall be located so it is accessible for
maintenance and adjustment.
7)
There shall be an emergency 1/4 turn shut-off valve between the tanks
and the fueling head, no higher than 78” to allow actuation while standing
on the ground.
8)
The emergency relief valves on each cylinder shall have a vent pipe. The
end of the pipe shall be covered with a plastic cap to prevent debris from
entering, but still be capable of venting in case of emergency.
9)
If the CNG cylinders are enclosed with a cowling, there shall be a nonskid
surface installed on the top of the curbside cowling for walking. Two 6”
strips of non-skid white material shall be installed four inches from the
edge with six inches between strips.
10)
A provision shall be provided to unload all of the fuel from the storage
cylinders to a facility based low-pressure gas line or storage facility.
Connection shall be accessible at the fueling fitting area and be properly
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A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
67.
protected and labeled. It shall be possible to unload a full load of fuel in 3
hours or less.
11)
Any tooling, adapters or other components required to perform the
defueling task shall be provided with the bus order.
Fueling
1)
Fueling must take place on the right rear corner of the coach (curbside).
2)
Fuel door must have a minimum height from the ground to the door
opening of 54”.
3)
Fuel door must have a starter and engine cut-out switch (Allen Bradley
871TM-DHSN18-H2 or approved equal) installed to prevent starting or
running the engine of the coach during fueling.
4)
Fuel door must be able to be opened and closed by use of a latch.
5)
Fueling must be able to be completed in less than seven minutes from an
empty state to a completely full state.
6)
The fueling receptacle connectors shall be Sherex Models 5000 and 1000
system, as current fleet is operating on this system.
The tailpipe outlet will be in the immediate area of the left rear upper body corner.
Exhaust backpressure will comply with the engine manufacturer‟s requirements.
The tail pipe design will direct exhaust gases away from and to the rear of the
vehicle in a well-dispersed plume and the outlet design will minimize the entry of
precipitation. Material used within the exhaust system shall be stainless steel.
The use of the exhaust outlet shall not increase the overall body length of the
vehicle, nor shall it be located in such a way as to present a burn hazard to
pedestrian traffic.
The termination of the tailpipe shall be such that it complies with FMVSS 108
pertaining to side marker and clearance lights.
The exhaust sound level must be held to a minimum; however, the muffler
system must not cause backpressure in the engine.
The catalytic converter, if required, shall be manufactured by Johnson-Mathey or
an approved equal. Shielding shall be provided around the catalytic converter to
protect other components and doors from the heat.
When exhaust pipe plugs are used in the system, they shall be stainless steel.
BUMPERS
A.
B.
General
1)
The energy absorption system of the bumper shall be independent of
every power system and shall not require service or maintenance in
normal operation during the service life of the bus.
2)
The flexible portion of the bumper may increase the overall bus length
specified by no more than 6 inches.
3)
Bumpers shall provide impact protection for the front and rear of the bus
up to 24 inches above the ground.
4)
The bumpers shall wrap around the bus to the extent practicable without
exceeding allowable width.
Front Bumper
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C.
D.
68.
WHEELS AND TIRES
A.
B.
C.
D.
69.
No part of the bus, including the bumper, shall be damaged as a result of
a 5 mph impact of the bus at curb weight with a fixed, flat barrier
perpendicular to the bus‟ longitudinal centerline.
2)
The bumper shall protect the bus from damage as a result of 6.5 mph
impacts at any point by the striker defined in FMVSS #215 loaded by
4,000 pounds parallel to the longitudinal centerline of the bus and 5.5
mph impacts into the corners at a 30o angle to the longitudinal centerline
of the bus.
Rear Bumper
1)
The rear bumper and its mounting shall provide impact protection to the
bus at curb weight from a 2 mph impact with a fixed, flat barrier
perpendicular to the longitudinal centerline of the bus.
2)
When using yard tug with a smooth, flat plate bumper 2 feet wide
contacting the horizontal centerline of the rear bumper, the bumper shall
provide protection at speeds up to 5 mph, over pavement discontinuities
up to 1 inch high and at accelerations up to 2 mph/sec.
3)
The rear bumper shall protect the bus, when impacted anywhere along its
width by the striker defined in FMVSS #215 loaded to 4,000 pounds, at 4
mph parallel to the longitudinal centerline of the bus or into the corners up
to a 30o angle to the longitudinal centerline.
4)
The rear bumper or bumper extensions shall be shaped to preclude
unauthorized riders standing on the bumper and shall wrap around the
bus to protect the engine compartment doors and radiator.
5)
The bumper extensions shall not hinder service and shall be faired into
the bus body with no protrusion or sharp edges.
Bumper Material
1)
Bumper material shall be corrosion-resistant. Visible surfaces shall be
black in color. These qualities shall be sustained throughout the service
life of the bus.
Wheels must be tubeless, Alcoa Aluminum forged, hub-piloted, 10 type, with a
brushed finish, both sides. Wheel size is 22.5 x 8.25.
Wheels to be single front and dual rears and of the same offset for
interchangeability. Front wheels and tires shall be balanced.
All tire/wheel assemblies, including the spare, will be mounted, balanced and
counter weighted.
The tires are leased at Sun Metro and shall be radial type, with a load rating
approved by the manufacturer for this application and capable of sustained
operation at 65MPH. One (1) spare wheel shall be furnished for each coach.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
A.
General Requirements
1)
The electrical system shall provide and distribute power to ensure
satisfactory performance of all electrical components.
2)
The system shall supply a nominal 12 and 24 volts of direct current.
3)
Electrical power provided for the fare collection device and the radio
compartment shall be 12 volts, D.C.
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4)
5)
B.
C.
Precautions shall be taken to minimize hazards to service personnel.
The power generating system shall be rated sufficiently higher than the
total possible electrical load to maintain the charge on the batteries at all
operating conditions including the engine at idle. The manufacturer shall
provide to Sun Metro, both at time of bid and actual production, an
analysis of the estimated electrical load for each system.
6)
All circuits, except for those involved in propulsion system start-up, shall
be protected by circuit breakers or fuses.
7)
Fuses shall be used only where it can be demonstrated that circuit
breakers are not practicable, and they shall be easily accessible for
replacement.
8)
Redundant grounds shall be used for all electrical equipment, except
where it can be demonstrated that redundant grounds are not feasible or
practicable.
9)
One ground may be the body and framing.
10)
Grounds shall not be carried through hinges, bolted joints (except those
specifically designed as electrical connectors) or power plant mountings.
11)
Electrical equipment shall not be located in an environment that will
reduce the performance or shorten the life of the component or electrical
system (battery box for instance).
12)
Major wiring harnesses shall not be located under the floor, and underfloor wiring shall be eliminated to the extent practicable.
13)
Wiring and electrical equipment necessarily located under the bus shall
be insulated from water, heat, corrosion, and mechanical damage.
Modular Design
1)
Design of the electrical system shall be modular so that each major
component, apparatus panel, or wiring bundle is easily separable with
standard hand tools or by means of connectors.
2)
Each module, except the main body wiring harness, shall be removable
and replaceable in less than 30 minutes by a mechanic.
3)
Power plant wiring shall be an independent wiring module.
4)
Replacement of the engine compartment wiring module(s) shall not
require pulling wires through any bulkhead or removing any terminals
from the wires.
Wiring and Terminals
1)
All wiring between major electrical components and terminations, except
battery wiring, shall have double electrical insulation, shall be waterproof
and shall meet specifications requirements of SAE Recommended
Practice J555 and J878-Type SXL, except where connection systems
specified by major sub-component vendors prohibit the use of such wire,
in which case GXL shall be used.
2)
Except as interrupted by the master battery disconnect switch, battery
and starter wiring shall be continuous cables with connections secured by
bolted terminals and shall conform to specification requirements of SAE
Standard J1127-Type SGT or SGX and SAE Recommended Practice
J541, grouped, numbers and/or color-coded full length.
3)
Installation shall permit ease of replacement.
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4)
D.
E.
Excluding the battery cables, all wiring harnesses over five feet long and
containing at least five wires shall include 10 percent (10%) excess wires
for spares that are the same size as the largest wire in the harness.
5)
Wiring harnesses shall not contain wires of different voltages unless all
wires within the harness are sized to carry the current and insulated for
the highest voltage wire in the harness.
6)
Double insulation shall be maintained as close to the terminals as
practicable. The requirement for double insulation shall be met by
wrapping harnesses with plastic electrical tape or by sheathing all wires
and harnesses with nonconductive, rigid or flexible conduit.
7)
Grommets of elastomeric material shall be provided at points where
wiring penetrates a hard material structure.
8)
Wiring supports shall be nonconductive.
9)
Precautions shall be taken to avoid damage from heat, water, solvents or
chafing.
10)
Wiring length shall allow replacement of end terminals twice without
pulling, stretching or replacing the wire.
11)
Except for those on large wires such as battery cables, terminals shall be
crimped to the wiring and may be soldered only if the wire is not stiffened
above the terminal and no flux residue remains on the terminal.
12)
Terminals shall be full ring type or interlocking and corrosion-resistant.
13)
“T” Splices may be used when it is less than 25,000 circular mills of
copper in cross-section; a mechanical clamp is used in addition to solder
on the splice; the wire supports no mechanical load in the area of the
splice; and the wire is supported to prevent flexing.
14)
All wiring shall be color-coded and numbered (every 2”) so as to be
identical from one bus to the next.
Junction Boxes
1)
All relays, controller, flashers, automatic resetting circuit breakers and
other electrical components should be mounted in easily accessible
junction boxes. The boxes shall be sealed to prevent moisture from
normal sources, including engine compartment cleaning, from reaching
the electrical components and shall prevent fire that may occur inside the
box from propagating outside the box.
2)
The components and circuits in each box shall be identified and their
locations recorded on a schematic drawing permanently glued to or
printed on the inside of the box cover or door. The drawing shall be
protected from oil, grease, fuel, and abrasion.
3)
The front junction box shall be completely serviceable from the driver‟s
seat or the vestibule. If the junction box is located along the left sidewall,
it shall be replaceable as a unit in less than 15 minutes by a mechanic.
4)
A rear start and run control box shall be mounted in an accessible
location in the engine compartment.
Electrical Components
1)
General Requirements
a)
All electrical components, including switch, relays, flashers and circuit
breakers, shall be heavy-duty designs. To the extent practicable, these
components shall be designed to last the service life of the bus.
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b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
F.
G.
All electrical components must be replaceable in less than 5 minutes by
a mechanic.
Sockets of plug-in components shall be polarized where required for
proper function and the components shall be positively retained.
Any manual reset circuit breakers critical to operation shall be mounted
in a location convenient to the driver with visible indication of open
circuits.
All electric motors, except cranking motors, shall be heavy-duty type,
with a constant duty rating of no less than 10,000 hours and shall
withstand three brush changes and one commutator lathe turning.
Electric motors shall be located for easy replacement and except for the
cranking motor the brushes shall be replaceable in less than 15 minutes
by a mechanic without removing the motor.
Batteries
1)
Batteries shall be mounted on corrosion proof stainless steel sliding
battery tray with the end-over terminals toward the rear of the bus.
2)
Batteries shall be held in position by tray separators and retained to the
tray by hold down brackets. The battery compartment or enclosure shall
be vented and self-draining. All components within the battery
compartment, and the compartment itself, shall be protected from
damage or corrosion from the electrolyte and gases emitted by the
battery, and from environmental conditions outside the vehicle.
3)
Four (4) 1150-900 CCA maintenance free batteries shall be provided.
Prior to delivery to Sun Metro each battery will be load tested to assure
they are fully charged. Test results for each battery must accompany the
bus upon delivery. If documentation is missing or the batteries do not
load test successfully during make-ready, Sun Metro will fill warranty
claims on batteries.
4)
Battery harnesses and cables shall be properly fitted so as not to chafe or
pull loose when fully extending the battery tray. Battery cables shall be
4/0 extra flexible cables with neoprene jackets.
5)
Red shrink wrap on the 24v cables and white shrink wrap on the 12v
cables is required.
6)
A permanently mounted laminated diagram of the battery orientation,
wiring and detailed connections shall be located on the inboard side of
the battery compartment door.
Master Battery Switch
1)
A master battery switch shall be provided near the batteries for complete
disconnecting from all electrical systems.
2)
Upon opening the master battery switch, the engine shall shut down
within one second.
3)
The location of the master battery switch shall be clearly identified on the
exterior access panel, and shall be accessible in less than 10 seconds for
actuation.
4)
The master switch shall be capable of carrying and interrupting the total
circuit load.
5)
The opening of the master control switch shall not interrupt any function
associated with the fire suppression and gas detection systems.
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6)
7)
70.
Opening the master switch with the power plant operating shall not
damage any component of the electrical system.
A flush-hinged access door for the batteries shall be provided to allow
access to the battery disconnect switch.
METHANE GAS DETECTION AND FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM
A.
B.
C.
General:
1)
An electronic means of Fire Detection and Combustible Gas Detection
shall be furnished and installed for the protection of mobile vehicles.
2)
The system known as Amerex Vehicle SafetyNet or SafetyNet shall be
approved by Factory Mutual Research Corporation for operation at
temperatures ranging from –65 F (-54 C) to +185 F (+85 C). The
SafetyNet system shall bear the CE mark indicating European approval.
The SafetyNet system shall be tested by an outside agency to applicable
SAE standards.
3)
The SafetyNet system shall operate with a supply voltage ranging from 10
VDC to 30 VDC. The SafetyNet system shall consist of an Operator
Display, Fire Detection/Combustible Gas Detection/Agent Cylinder
Releasing Modules, and Fire Detection and Combustible Gas Detection
Sensors. The SafetyNet system shall be capable of operating using single
or multiple modules and of automatic recognition of module and sensor
type without operator intervention. The SafetyNet system shall be capable
of both Data Logging and Event Recording.
4)
The SafetyNet system shall provide warning to the vehicle operator of a
Fire or high-level combustible gas condition. Automatic actuation of the
Fire Suppression system is performed without operator intervention.
Multiple Agent Cylinders using various types of fire suppressing agents
may be actuated by the Safety Net system.
5)
The SafetyNet system shall continuously monitor sensors for Alarm and
Trouble conditions. All Alarm, Trouble, and Network conditions are to be
Event Recorded. The SafetyNet system shall use Amerex AMGaDS III
cables as a means of connection between network modules and sensors.
System Software:
1)
The SafetyNet system shall be capable of operating without outside
intervention or programming. Additional information may be gathered or
system defaults may be adjusted via Microsoft Windows® PC based
software. Software adjustments include Maintenance Scheduling, unique
identification of Modules and Sensors, adjustment of Agent Cylinder
discharge delay, adjustment of Trouble, Gas and Fire relay transfer.
SafetyNet software shall allow for downloading of recorded Events and
continuous Data Logging.
Operator Display:
1)
The SafetyNet Operator Display shall consist of an environmentally
sealed flush-mount enclosure. Vehicle operator information shall be
indicated via wide viewing angle LED‟s, Vacuum Fluorescent Text Display
and Audible Alarm. LED indications include Power, Trouble, Fire, Trace
Gas, Significant Gas, Relay engaged, and Audible Silence.
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The Audible alarm shall have a volume of 90dB at 12 inches. The
SafetyNet Operator Display shall include switches to allow for Relay
Override, Push to Silence and Push to Test functions.
3)
The SafetyNet Operator Display shall adjust automatically to ambient
vehicle light. Watertight circular connections to other SafetyNet modules
shall be provided.
D.
Driver Module:
1)
The SafetyNet Driver Module shall consist of an environmentally sealed
low profile enclosure. Electrical connections include Power/Actuation, (2)
Class B Detection Zones, and Agent Cylinder pressure monitoring,
separate relay outputs for Fire, Gas, and Trouble conditions, SafetyNet
remote sensors, and Network connections.
2)
A backup battery shall be provided for Fire Suppression capability and
shall operate for a minimum of 24-hours in a system power failure
condition.
3)
The SafetyNet Driver module shall be capable of interfacing to multiple
types of remote sensors and automatic recognition of sensor type and
function. In the event of network connection failure, the SafetyNet Driver
will operate independently using default values.
E.
Detection Module:
1)
The SafetyNet Detection Module shall consist of an environmentally
sealed low profile enclosure. Electrical connections include Power/Relay
Output, connection for up to (4) SafetyNet remote sensors, and Network
connections.
2)
The SafetyNet Detection module shall be capable of interfacing to
multiple types of remote sensors and automatic recognition of sensor type
and function. In the event of network connection failure, the SafetyNet
Detection Module will operate independently using default values. Use of
SafetyNet software allows for Zoning of sensor input.
F.
Releasing Module:
1)
The SafetyNet Releasing Module shall consist of an environmentally
sealed low profile enclosure. Electrical connections include Power/Relay
Output, actuation output for up to (4) Agent Cylinders, and Pressure
Monitoring of individual Agent Cylinders and Network connections.
2)
The SafetyNet Releasing module shall be capable of actuating multiple
Agent Cylinders of various agent types. Agent cylinder release may be
immediate, timed, zoned, or dependent on auxiliary input.
G.
Detection – Release Module:
1)
The SafetyNet Detection-Release Module shall consist of an
environmentally sealed low profile enclosure. Electrical connections
include Power/Relay Output, connections for up to (2) zones of Detection
input, Actuation output for up to (2) Agent Cylinders, Pressure Monitoring
of individual Agent Cylinders and Network connections.
2)
The SafetyNet Detection-Release module shall be capable of interfacing
to multiple types of remote sensors and automatic recognition of sensor
type and function. In the event of network connection failure, the
SafetyNet Detection-Release module will operate independently using
default values. Use of SafetyNet software allows for Zoning of sensor
input.
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VEHICLE COMMUNICATIONS CABLING
A.
72.
Sensor Detection Inputs
1)
The SafetyNet system shall be cable of operating using the following
types of detection input:
a)
Amerex SafeIR Optical Flame Sensors
b)
Amerex AMGaDS III Combustible Gas Sensors
c)
N.O. Spot Heat Sensors
d)
N.C. Spot Heat Sensors
e)
N.O. Manual System Release
f)
RTD Analog Heat Sensors
g)
Gas Sensor Locations
h)
One sensor at the highest ceiling point in the forward cab
i)
One sensor at the highest ceiling point in the rear cab
j)
One sensor in each fuel cylinder compartment
k)
One sensor in the engine compartment near the fuel controls
l)
One sensor in the engine compartment above the uppermost
engine access cover
Gas Sensor installation
1)
All gas sensors shall be installed so a technician can replace them in less
than ten (10) minutes each.
2)
All gas sensors must be accessible for ease of periodic testing.
3)
The SafetyNet system shall be capable of automatic recognition of sensor
type and function. Sensors of different types may be intermixed on
individual SafetyNet system modules.
4)
One (1) complete spare AMEREX Fire Suppression and Methane
Detection system for each ten (10) buses delivered is required .
General
1)
The Contractor installed on-board Communications, and Surveillance
systems shall include, but not limited to, the cabling specificed and/or
supplied by the OEM (Trapeze or REI).
2)
The harness shall include connections for the farebox via
communications protocol J1939.
3)
The harness shall include connections to the Luminator destination signs
via communications protocol J1939.
4)
All harness terminations shall reach the intended destinations then
supported & clamped to facilitate neatness and the terminations shall be
easily accessible.
ON-BOARD TRANSIT OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS (TOMAC)
SYSTEM
A.
General
1)
An on-board TOMAC system shall be furnished, installed, and tested in
each vehicle. The on-board TOMAC system shall be provided as a
complete integrated system including the mobile radio subsystem, mobile
data terminal (MDT), integrated vehicle logic unit (IVLU), automatic
passenger counters (APC), annunciation system, interior information
signs, destination signs, speakers, ambient noise microphone(s), local
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C.
control microphone that are required for an on-board Intelligent
Transportation System (ITS).
Sun Metro currently uses the Trapeze
System.
2)
The Contractor shall be responsible for providing all wiring, cabling,
conduits, connections, power circuits, structural mounting necessary for a
complete and fully operational TOMAC system.
The TOMAC
manufacturer shall certify the installation of all buses and provide written
compliance if installation and operation before the bus is shipped to Sun
Metro.
3)
The vehicle wiring and infrastructure that support ITS hardware and
software infrastructure shall comply with the National Transportation
Communication for ITS Protocol (NTCIP) COBRA and TCIP compatibility.
4)
The communications between system components shall be via the bus
Vehicle Area Network (VAN) that shall be based on the latest SAE J1939
and J1708 protocols and other applicable standards for physical, data
and software interconnects.
5)
The system components shall operate in the vehicle without degradation
due to shock and vibration encountered during normal service.
6)
The system components shall operate reliably within an ambient
temperature range of -22 F to +128 F.
Mobile Radio Subsystem
1)
The mobile radio subsystem shall be designed to function with the
existing bus radio system that is presently employed by Sun Metro to
control and coordinate bus operations.
Integrated Vehicle Logic Unit (IVLU)
1)
The IVLU in conjunction with the MDT shall be the core component of the
on-board TOMAC system that shall be designed based on an open
architecture and design of industry-standard SAE interfaces integrated
within the unit.
2)
The IVLU shall be ITS ready providing real-time over-the-air full fleet
management including advanced ADA annunciation, APC and fare
collection.
3)
The embedded and integral functions of the IVLU shall include, but not
limited to, Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL) system, Transit Signal Priority
(TSP) system, Schedule and Route Performance Monitoring, Vehicle
Maintenance Monitoring, and built-in interfaces for peripheral devices
including destination sign, automatic passenger counters, and fare
collection units.
4)
The IVLU shall also include a built-in Global Positioning Satellite (GPS)
receiver, wireless LAN (WLAN) interface, radio antenna, and Public
Address amplifiers.
5)
All associated control and management software applications shall be
provided. Memory for the system shall be contained in a credit card sized,
non-volatile memory device in the PCMCIA format. The system shall not
require the use of batteries or other voltage sources for memory retention.
The system shall be capable of storing up to 60 megabytes of memory
data without hardware modification.
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D.
E.
F.
On-vehicle reprogramming shall be accomplished in a single step process
by plugging a "master" memory card into a slot allowing automatic
transfer of data to the system.
7)
The IVLU shall be Continental ITS Controller or approved equal.
On-board Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL) System
1)
The navigational GPS system embedded within the IVLU shall be capable
to provide the precise vehicle position, time, and heading as part of the
AVL system of the IVLU. that shall be compatible with, and seamlessly
integrated with the Sun Metro existing Continental TransitMaster
CAD/AVL system at Central Control Facility.
On-board Transit Signal Priority (TSP) System
1)
The on-board TSP system emitter shall be wired and mounted on the roof
of the bus capable to automatically initiate requests for priority at
signalized intersections.
2)
Manufacturer shall follow the emitter OEM instructions for wiring and
mounting.
On-board Annunciation System
1)
The on-board annunciation system shall be an aural and visual transit
messaging system designed to comply with ADA requirements for the
communication of essential information to transit travelers.
2)
The system shall be capable to use prerecorded route and stop
messages for automatic playback over the interior information signs and
bus speakers when vehicles reach specified stops or intersections.
3)
The interior information sign shall also function as a “Stop Requested”
sign. This stop requested message is automatically mixed with other
active messages. The stop requested message shall clear when the
vehicle door opens.
4)
The interior information sign shall also function as a “Please Exit Through
Rear Doors” sign. The stop requested message shall be displayed first,
then the interior information sign shall scroll to "Please exit through rear
doors.” The "Exit" message shall clear when the vehicle doors open.
5)
The interior speakers shall also announce “{CHIME} Stop Requested” the
first time a passenger activates the system, if programmed by Sun Metro.
6)
The operator shall have the capability to repeat the last announcement
when desired.
7)
The operator shall have the capability to select a message for immediate
announcement and/or display via pre-defined announcement buttons.
This function shall not interfere with the normal next stop functions.
8)
The operator shall have the capability to display Public Relations
messages that are automatically mixed with normal messages.
9)
Control of the signs and audio shall be integrated into the IVLU that shall
be easy to operate, maintain, and modify for future route expansion and
modification.
10)
The microphone and controls shall be provided and located in the driver‟s
compartment. Eight (8) surface mounted high quality speakers with mesh
grilles, shall be provided, staggered in the bus ceiling from the front to
rear. One (1) weatherproof, surface mounted speaker shall be located
outside the vehicle at all entrance and dual use doors. The outside
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speaker shall be operated separately through a foot-operated control
switch mounted at a location approved by Sun Metro.
11)
The interior information sign shall be Trapeze Next Stop Announcement
Sign or approved equal.
Electronic Destination Sign System
1)
Refer to associated Article within this specifications section for the
provision of the Electronic Destination Sign System.
On-board Automatic Passenger Counters
1)
Three vehicles shall be equipped with the on-board Automatic Passenger
Counters (APC) to improve operational efficiencies by providing highly
accurate passenger counts that shall support standard J1708 interface
with the IVLU. The remaining vehicles shall be wired to accommodate
future installation of APC.
2)
The APC shall be TransitMaster APC or approved equal.
WIFI CAPABILITY (USING IN-MOTION TECHNOLOGY)
A.
General
1)
Physical Interfaces
a)
Ethernet – RJ45x4 Ports
b)
USB – USB 2.0X2 (serial or Ethernet)
c)
Serial – RS232, DB9
d)
IEEE 802.11 b/g
e)
Antenna:
i.
1xGPS (SMA)
ii.
2xWifi MIMO WAN (RP-SMA)
iii.
1xWifi LAN (RP-SMA)
iv. 3xWWAN (RP-SMA)
v.
2xWWAN (TNC)
f)
Configurable rear panels supports custom connector configurations
2)
Dimensions
i.
Width: 10.8 in/27.4 cm
ii.
Depth: 9.1 in/23.2 cm
iii.
Height: 2.3 in/5.8 cm
iv. Weight: 6.5 lbs/2.9 kg
3)
Power System Power Supply
i.
Compatible with 12/24 VDC systems; support for undervoltage and overvoltage conditions
ii.
Internal DC to DC converter with reverse polarity and overvoltage protection
iii.
AC adapter (optional)
iv. Locking power connector
4)
Environmental Specifications Temperature/Humidity
i.
Operating Temperature: -30oC - +60oC
ii.
Storage Temperature: -40oC - +80oC
iii.
Operating Humidity: 5-95% relative humidity/non-condensing
iv. Storage Humidity: 5-95% relative humidity/non-condensing
5)
Ingress Protection
i.
IP54
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Vibration/Shock
i.
In accordance with SAE J1455
B.
Mechanical Requirements
1)
Single Enclosure
a)
All gateway electronics, including wireless data modems, shall be
contained within a single, compact enclosure.
2)
Mounting
a)
The equipment enclosure shall incorporate integrated mounting
brackets that permit the gateway to be fastened directly to the
vehicle body.
3)
Size
a)
The enclosure shall be suitable for mounting in confined spaces.
The height of the gateway enclosure shall permit mounting on an
existing equipment tray with limited vertical clearance. The
physical dimensions shall not exceed 2.5 inches high, 9.5 inches
deep and 11.0 inches wide.
4)
Weight
a)
The weight of the gateway shall not exceed 8 pounds including
installed radio modems.
5)
Fully Enclosed
a)
All electronics that comprise the gateway device (including cellular
data modems, Wi-Fi modems, etc.) shall be fully contained within
the enclosure.
An equipment configuration with electronic
subassemblies, including modems, protruding from the enclosure
is not acceptable.
6)
Locking Connectors
a)
Power and RF antenna connectors shall be threaded or have a
locking mechanism to prevent accidental removal of associated
cables.
C.
Electrical and Environmental Requirements
1)
Temperature
a)
The gateway shall operate over a temperature range of at least 20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F). This temperature range shall be
achieved using passive cooling of the enclosure with no
requirement for internal fans. The gateway shall monitor its
operating temperature and automatically enter a low power state
when operating outside its programmed temperature range. The
gateway shall automatically resume normal operation when the
temperature returns within range.
2)
Shock
a)
The gateway shall withstand mechanical shock of 18g of 2
milliseconds.
3)
Vibration
a)
The gateway shall withstand random vibration (5Hz to 500Hz)
according to SAE J1455 section 4.10.4.2, with power spectral
density profiles depicted in J1455 Figure.8 in transverse,
longitudinal and vertical axes and J1455 Figure 6 in the vertical
axis. The gateway shall also survive endurance testing according
to SAEJ1455 section 4.10.4 1.
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Power Supply
1)
Voltage
a)
The gateway shall operate with standard 12 or 24 VDC vehicle
power systems, and shall function without impairment from a
sustained DC supply power of 9 to 36 Volts DC. The gateway
power supply and electronics shall be protected from damage
caused by reverse polarity of DC power connections and from
short periods of overvoltage operation up to 48 VDC.
2)
Ignition Sensing
a)
The gateway shall be configurable for automatic power up upon
detecting activation of 12 or 24 VDC ignition systems.
3)
Battery Protection
a)
The gateway shall be configurable to support automatic power
down at a predefined low-voltage level or after a predefined
interval following shutdown of vehicle ignition. The gateway
shutdown timer shall have a programmable interval of up to 24
hours after ignition turnoff.
4)
Immunity to Conduct Transients
a)
The gateway shall be protected from conducted power line
transients as defined in SAE J1455 section 4.13.2.2.1.
CLIMATE CONTROL
A.
General
1)
The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) climate control
system, utilizing R-407C refrigerant, shall be capable of maintaining the
interior of the bus at the temperature and humidity levels defined in the
following paragraphs. A detailed description on the design of the
proposed HVAC systems shall be furnished by the Contractor and shall
require the approval of Sun Metro.
2)
The HVAC system shall be the Thermo-King RLF roof mount system
located on the tractor (front) unit and a T11 rear mount system on the
trailer (rear) unit.
3)
All passenger area interior climate control system requirements shall be
attained automatically.
4)
The driver shall control only the drivers‟ area defroster and air conditioner.
5)
Manually controlled shutoff valves in the refrigerant lines shall allow
isolation of the compressor and receiver and filter/dryer for service.
6)
The system shall be designed to maintain an average passenger
compartment temperature between 65o F and 80o F in ambient
temperatures above 10o F.
7)
The climate control system shall be highly reliable since most failures are
Class 2.
8)
The condenser shall be located to efficiently transfer heat to the
atmosphere, and shall not ingest air warmed by the mechanical
equipment above the ambient temperature or discharge air into any other
system of the bus.
9)
The location of the condenser shall preclude its obstruction by wheel
splash, road dirt or debris.
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B.
C.
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To the extent practicable, self-sealing couplings shall be used to break
and seal the refrigerant lines during removal of major components such
as the refrigerant compressor or condenser.
11)
The air conditioning compressor shall be a Thermo King X640.
12)
All condensers and evaporators should be constructed of refrigeration
grade copper that shall meet ASTM specifications. All solder joints shall
be silver soldered.
Cooling
1)
The interior climate control system shall be designed to maintain an
interior temperature of no more than 80o F when operating in ambient
temperatures of 100o/76o F, dry bulb/wet bulb (which defines a 34%
relative humidity) utilizing a single air conditioning compressor.
2)
Air conditioning vents shall be designed to meet the Houston Pull down
Test requirements.
3)
The system shall remain functional when operating in ambient
temperatures as high as 115o F and shall be considered in compliance if
the system maintains an interior temperature differential of 20o F in
ambient temperatures of 100o F ± 5o F and relative humidity does not
exceed 34%. Such tests must be performed with a passenger load of
150% of seating capacity plus the driver latent heating.
Heating
1)
While operating in the heating mode, reheat is required with a brushless
type EBM motor supplied by Thermo King, or approved equal.
2)
Heater/defroster blower, condenser, and evaporator motors shall be
electronically commutated DC (ECDC) brushless motors manufactured by
EG&G Rotron, Inc., or approved equal.
3)
The ECDC units shall have a permanent magnet rotor, a wound stator
and an electric circuit to switch current to the proper stator winding.
4)
The ECDC units shall have a constant duty rating of 30,000 hours
between bearing changes and shall be located for easy replacement.
5)
The Maintenance Manual shall specify the hourly-designated ECDC
motor life and the recommended maintenance procedures
General
1)
One heavy-duty, 12-volt FIAMM Technologies, AM-80S dual horn, or
approved equal, shall be installed and protected from wheel wash.
FAREBOX
A.
General
1)
The vehicle shall contain a fare collection system (FCS) comprised of a
farebox installed at the driver‟s door.
2)
All FCS components shall comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) and relevant regulations at the federal, state and local level, as
amended through the date of this specification.
3)
All controls necessary for passes or validation shall be located no higher
than 54 inches above ground and no less than 15 inches above the
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ground. The activation of such controls shall be compliant with ADA
regulations.
Farebox
1)
The farebox shall be installed so that it shall not interfere with access to
the front heater/defroster compartment, the destination sign, or any other
unit on the bus, and shall permit complete unrestricted opening of all
maintenance lids, doors, and other access panels. The position of the
farebox when mounted in the bus shall allow for clear inspection by the
operator from a normal, upright driving position of the operator‟s display.
The installed position shall allow for complete, unrestricted opening of all
maintenance apertures and doors, and cashbox door(s) and access to
the cashbox.
2)
The installation of the farebox shall not interfere with any aspect of the
operation of the bus, including the access of the operator to his seat or
access to or operation of the wheelchair lift.
3)
The farebox shall be able to receive commands from an external
electronic data source, to facilitate a single log-on routine.
4)
The farebox shall include the following integrated features:
a)
Validation and acceptance of coins (US 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢ and $1).
b)
Validation and acceptance of bills (US $1, $5, $10, and $20 dollar
bills).
c)
Processes magnetic strip fare cards and passes.
d)
Issues and encodes magnetic stripe passes.
e)
Fare payment and processing in accordance with the Sun Metro fare
policy and structure.
f)
Contain a keypad and display on a remote operator control unit.
5)
The operator control unit display shall be positioned to allow the operator
to read the fare information and other transaction data as required by Sun
Metro. It shall also display transactional information, errors, prompts, and
other information to the operator.
6)
The farebox shall be integrated with the IVLU, part of the TRAPEZE
system.
Installation
1)
The fare collection system components shall be installed in accordance
with Sun Metro requirements. The farebox will be installed at the front
door of the bus in a position that is visible to both the operator and the
passenger. All installations shall be approved by Sun Metro.
2)
The farebox shall be able to be mounted to a pedestal on the floor at a
specified location and height. The farebox shall be positioned to provide
proper ergonomic standards for both passengers and operator
interaction.
3)
The Contractor shall aid Sun Metro in identifying the optimum position for
the system components. The system components shall be positioned for:
a)
Ease of passenger movement
b)
Minimum injury hazard for passenger
c)
Aesthetically pleasing configuration of yellow colored hand
hold/stanchions protecting farebox*.
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4)
Two (2) hand hold/stanchion configurations are required for each bus.
One with the farebox mounted inside the bus and one without the farebox
mounted inside the bus.
a)
The one without the farebox mounted will be installed by the
b)
D.
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manufacturer for delivery to Sun Metro.
The extra configuration‟s parts (including the farebox) will be shipped
with the bus in containers to prevent damage to the GFI farebox and the
colored surfaces of the other stanchion configuration.
Operation
1)
Compliance with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
2)
The farebox component is optional; all other components are required.
VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
A.
General Requirements
1)
The video surveillance system shall be determined by Sun Metro.
2)
There shall be Fourteen (14) color cameras, location determined by Sun
Metro. Five (5) of the cameras will be exterior. There shall be dual data
storage units located in the radio compartment. The complete system
shall be supplied and installed by the successful bidder.
3)
Sun Metro uses Radio Engineering Inc. (REI) Camera systems in their
buses. Potential contractors shall present video surveillance system
specifics for approval prior to bid submission.
2.
78.
ELECTRONIC DESTINATION SIGN SYSTEM
A.
General Requirements
1)
A Luminator Horizon SMT LED system with LED illumination shall be
furnished and installed in the bus by the manufacturer. The sign system
shall have an operational temperature range of -30C to +80C. This 24vdc system shall consist of:
2)
Amber Displays
a)
The displays shall consist of amber colored Surface Mount Technology
b)
c)
B.
(SMT) LEDs. The LEDs shall be rated by their manufacturers for a
minimum 100,000-hour life expectancy.
The characters formed by the LEDs shall meet the requirements of the
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 Reference 49 CFR
Section 38.39. The transit authority shall furnish destination readings.
A minimum of 3 dimming levels shall be provided to allow the sign to be
legible in various light conditions from bright sunlight to darkness.
Front Destination Sign
1)
The destination message shall be readable by a person with 20/20 vision
from a distance of 250 feet.
2)
The sign shall have equal readability of 65 degrees on either side of the
line perpendicular to the center of the mean plane of the display.
3)
The sign shall have the ability to rotate horizontally to enable interior
access to the destination sign glass.
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C.
16 Rows by 160 Columns Gen 4 Sign shall have no less than 2560
LEDs with a message display area of not less than 8.0 inches high by
not less than 64.6 inches wide.
Side Destination Sign
1)
The side destination sign must be easily read from the sidewalk level and
have equal readability of 65 degrees on either side of the line
perpendicular to the center of the mean plane of the display.
2)
The sign shall be accessible to allow maintenance of the sign and to also
allow cleaning of the vehicle side window.
a)
8 Row by 96 Column Sign The side destination sign shall have no less
than 768 LEDs, 8 rows by 96 columns, with a message display area of
not less than 2.8 inches high by not less than 36.3 inches wide.
D.
E.
F.
Rear Route Sign
1)
16 Row by 48 Column Sign The rear route sign display shall have no
less than 768 LEDs, 16 rows by 48 columns, with a message display area
of not less than 6.1 inches high by not less than 18.1 inches wide. If the
vehicle has a rear facing window, the rear destination sign shall be
mounted inside the vehicle.
System Control and Programming
1)
All system control and drive PC boards shall be enclosed in either the
sign housings or the Operator Display Keypad (ODK). No external boxes
are required. The various destination signs can be programmed to display
either one common message or each sign can display independent
messages. Sign system shall be capable of sequentially displaying two
pre-selected destination messages and one public relations message.
The operator shall be able to quickly change between pre-selected
destination messages without re-entering a message code. Public
relations messages shall be capable of being displayed alternately with
the regular destination.
2)
The message programming software shall provide a means of adjusting
the length of time the messages are displayed from one-tenth second to
twenty-five seconds duration. Each line or blanking time of each
message on each sign shall be capable of having a different retention
time.
3)
The Master Coach Run Switch shall control power to the sign system.
The signs shall operate in all positions of this switch except off. The signs
shall be internally protected against voltage transients and RFI
interference to ensure proper operation in the bus environment.
System Control Console - Operator Display and Keyboard (ODK)
1)
The Operator Display and Keyboard (ODK) shall be used to view and
update display messages. The system control console shall utilize a
multiple function keyboard with tactile response, designed especially for
the harsh transit environment.
2)
The system control console shall contain a 4.3” color LCD touchscreen
display. Programmable multifunction keys shall be used for basic
operation while the touchscreen can be used for more advanced
operations. The system control console shall provide audible feedback to
alert the operator to view the display for a message, or beeps indicating
that a key is depressed. The system control console shall continuously
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display the complete message associated with the selected destination
code.
3)
The ODK 4 shall be capable of interfacing to the Luminator Quantum
interior lighting. The operator shall be able to dim the light fixtures to
various levels through the ODK user interface. The ODK shall also be
capable of supporting Multi-Zone dimming which allows different fixtures
to dim at different levels and be programmable to respond to different
inputs.
4)
The ODK 4 shall be capable of accepting single point logon information
by interfacing to other on board systems via RS232, J-1587/1708 or J1939 for automated destination code and public relations code selection.
5)
The sign system shall be reprogrammable through the system control
console by either a standard USB Thumb Drive or a Memory Transfer
Unit (MTU). The system shall also be capable of wireless message listing
updates using „store and forward‟ through an on board computer.
Emergency Message Display
1)
If required, a special emergency message can be activated by a switch.
This message shall be displayed on signs facing outside the vehicle,
while signs inside the vehicle, including the system control console,
remain unchanged. The emergency message shall be canceled by
entering a new destination code, or by removing the emergency signal.
Additional Display Inputs
1)
The ODK 4 shall have the ability to accept a minimum of four discrete
inputs for programmable functions including, but not limited to, displaying
a wheelchair graphic on the signs when the wheelchair ramp is deployed,
or a „Yield to Bus‟ display on the rear sign when triggered by a switch
located on the dash panel while the vehicle is entering into the traffic flow.
System Level Diagnostics
1)
The ODK shall provide a visual indication of system level health
information for the destination signs. This shall include detection of
communication failure, power supply failure on a particular sign, and
display board failure on a particular sign. The ODK shall be capable of
collecting this information and transferring to either a USB memory stick
or optionally the On Board Computer and relayed to the Transit Authority
maintenance system.
Programming
1)
A programming software package shall be furnished by Sun Metro to
generate message lists for the destination sign system. A USB thumb
drive having a minimum of 512 Mbytes of memory shall be provided to
facilitate bus system programming.
2)
The programming software shall use techniques that require minimal
operator training and that are intended for use by operators that are not
trained in complex computer operations. All operator screens shall utilize
pull down and pop-up menus.
SPARE PARTS
A.
General
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1)
Spares and Replacement parts will not be included in the evaluation of
the proposals.
2)
Sun Metro reserves the right to order spares and or replacement parts,
during the life of the contract, from the bus manufacturer at the prices
stated on the Bid Form, plus any applicable stated increases, or if not
stated on the Bid Form, at the manufacturer‟s cost plus delivery costs and
a markup not to exceed 15%.
3)
Sun Metro shall invoice separately for the spares and replacement.
4)
The bidder shall quote the cost of providing spare assemblies that are
exact duplicates of those provided on the buses delivered. The delivery
of the spare parts shall be made within thirty (30) days after the delivery
of the first production bus. The bidder shall not include labor to assemble
the following assemblies. Instead, the bidder shall quote the following
spare parts to Sun Metro in their original packaging and/or containers.
The following sub-section contains a brief description of the spare parts
for which bids are to provide.
B.
Front Axle
1)
The bidder shall quote the cost of supplying four (4) complete front axle
assemblies complete with steering column, steering wheel, steering
linkage, steering gear, all disc brake related parts including brake pads,
radius & lateral rods and shock absorbers.
2)
All parts not normally received from the vendor assembled to the axle
shall be shipped loose such as air springs, shock absorbers, steering
rods, tie rod ends, etc.
C.
Rear Axle
1)
The bidder shall quote the cost of supplying four (4) rear axle assemblies
complete with differential carrier (third member) with the same ratio as the
buses delivered, hubs, all disc brake related parts including pads, air
springs, radius & lateral rods and shock absorbers.
2)
All parts not normally received from the vendor assembled to the axle
shall be shipped loose such as air springs or shock absorbers,
radius/lateral rods, etc.
D.
Transmission Assembly
1)
The bidder shall quote the cost of supplying four (4) complete
transmission assemblies (ready for installation) including flex-plate any
external filtering devices, heat exchangers, coolant and hydraulic lines,
shift controls, harnesses (external), drive shafts, and electronics
(including ECM‟s programmed the same as the manufactured buses) &
internal harnesses.
2)
All parts not normally received from the vendor assembled to the
transmission but related to the transmission shall be shipped loose such
as ECM‟s, harnesses, coolers etc.
E.
Power Plant
1)
The bidder shall quote the cost of supplying four (4) complete power plant
assemblies with, but not limited to, the natural gas engine equipped with
turbo charger, air compressor, ECM, etc. as received from the engine
manufacturer.
2)
All parts not normally received from the vendor assembled to the engine
but related to the power plant shall be shipped loose such as, but not
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limited to, radiator/air charge cooler assembly to include fans, motors,
controllers, wiring, surge tank, exhaust system to include the
muffler/catalytic converter with monitoring devices and harnesses as well
as all hydraulic, air filter (and piping) and coolant hoses.
3)
All parts not normally received from the engine manufacturer assemble to
the engine shall be shipped loose such as hoses, radiators, air filter,
brackets, air conditioner compressor, etc.
F.
Air Conditioning
1)
The bidder shall quote the cost of supplying four (4) complete HVAC
systems, air conditioner compressor with clutch & pulley and related
hoses to install the system along with the system electronics.
2)
All parts not normally received from the vendor assembled to the air
conditioner such as the air conditioner compressors, harnesses, and
hoses shall be shipped loose.
G.
Spare Wheel
1)
The bidder shall quote the cost of supplying one (1) spare wheel (without
tire) per each bus delivered under the contract.
H.
Spare Passenger Seat Inserts
1)
The bidder shall quote the cost of supplying four (4) complete sets (entire
bus) of passenger seat inserts (uppers and lowers).
I.
Spare Operator‟s Seat
1)
The bidder shall quote the cost of supplying four (4) operator seat
assemblies and four (4) upper and lower seat cushions including all
mounting hardware.
J.
Spare Window Glass Templates
1)
The bidder shall quote the cost of supplying one (1) complete set of
pattern Lexan templates for the size and shape of all bus side windows
and destination sign glass. The templates shall be marked to identify the
type of glass used, year of bus, bus manufacturer, % of tint and what
position they represent.
K.
Tools
1)
The bidder shall quote the cost of supplying four (4) laptop computers
(the latest model available with the latest features as listed in Table 79-1):
Table 4-3: Required Laptop Components
Item
Description
Abbreviation
Dell#
Latitude E6420
Latitude E6420
E6420
225-0367
Operating Systems
Genuine Window 7
W7PN61E
331-6322
Professional, No Media, 64-bit
421-8067
English
Processor
Intel Core TM i7-2640M
I72640M
317-9248
(2.80GHz, 4M cache) with
Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Memory
4.0GB, DDR3-1333MHz
4G2D3
317-6239
SDRAM, 2 DIMMS
Internal Keyboard
Internal English Dual Pointing
ENG
331-1200
Keyboard
331-1207
331-2169
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 3000
UMA
320-1907
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If the
Primary Storage
LCDs
320GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
14.0” HD(1366x768) Anti-Glare
LED-backlit
90W A/C Adapter (3-pin)
320G72
DH
342-2380
320-1903
90AC39
Primary Optical Device
8X DVD+/-RW w/Roxio and
Cyberlink Power DVD, no
media
DRN
Wireless LAN (802.11)
Intel Centrino Advanced-N
6205 802.11a/b/g/n Half Mini
Card
Intel vPro Technology‟s
Advanced Management
Features
6-cell (60WH) Primary Lithium
Ion Battery
Dell Professional 14” Business
Case
5 Year ProSupport with 5 year
NBD Limited Onsite Service
After Remote Diagnosis
IW6205
330-4016
331-1719
318-0330
318-0466
421-4370
421-4539
430-3961
VPRO
331-1227
6C
312-1151
PRO14
318-1408
U5IP
934-7708
939-2510
956-5250
989-3449
331-1931
AC Adapter
Systems Management
Primary Battery
Carry Cases
Support Services
Energy Star & EPEAT
Energy Star 5.0 Enabled /
ESTAR
EPEAT Gold
System Recovery
Dell Back-up and Recovery
DBRM71
Manager for Windows 7,
Multiple Language
Processor Branding
Intel Core I7 vPro Label
I7VNBR
features listed above have been superseded, the latest version is to be incorporated.
2)
331-3300
331-1639
The laptops shall be loaded with the latest software, and include the
hardware, cabling and any interface equipment to perform maintenance,
troubleshooting and programming functions to the extent that Sun Metro
won‟t require the OEM (Equipment or Bus) to perform any of the work
except initial programming for the following systems:
a)
Engine
b)
Transmission
c)
EMP Engine Cooling
d)
HVAC
e)
AMEREX – Fire Suppression & Methane Detection
f)
Destination Signs - Eight (8) destination sign PCMICA cards shall also
g)
h)
i)
be supplied.
REI Camera System
Trapeze AVL
ABS
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NOTE: Any software requiring activation by suppliers shall NOT be activated until
the procurement property activates the software (themselves) to prevent any
costs for unused time.
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Spare Camera System
1)
Four (4) complete camera systems shall be provided including cameras,
cabling, recording devices (DVR), twenty (20) additional hard-drives.
Spare Destination Signs
1)
One (1) complete destination sign system including the front, four (4)
sides and rear sign along with harnesses, controller and mounting
hardware shall be provided.
Floor Repair Kit
1)
One (1) FULL Altro floor repair kit shall be supplied consisting of one (1)
each of the following:
Table 4-4: Floor Repair Kit Components
A-1 grooving handle
crescent knife
A-1 grooving blade set
toolbox
TL1G3 welding gun
Xacto handle
TL27.4 4mm speed welding tip
Xacto blades
TL403 pencil tip nozzle
HDB2 hook blades
TL 1000 trim plate
HDB3 concaved blades
TL748 pressure roller and welding rod
to match the floor colors
2)
If there have been supersessions to the products listed above, the latest
version will be provided.
Fire Suppression
1)
Two (2) complete Fire Suppression Systems shall be supplied.
2)
One (1) fire detection and suppression diagnostic and repair kit shall be
supplied consisting all components to test, repair, and certify all aspects
of the Fire Suppression system.
Farebox Equipment and Tooling
1)
Four (4) complete fare box assemblies shall be supplied consisting of four
(4) Odyssey Fareboxes including trim units, four (4) EPROM Magnetic
Card Processing (MCP).
Trapeze AVL System
1)
Three (3) Complete Trapeze Systems shall be supplied, consisting of
those items listed in Table 79-2.
Table 4-5: Trapeze System Spare Components
Item
Count Item
Mobil Data Terminal
1
Covert microphone
(MDT)
In-Vehicle Logic Unit
1
Covert switch
(IVLU)
Kenwood TK-960 data
1
Drivers speaker
radio
Count
1
1
1
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GPS antenna
WLAN antenna
IRIS System Automatic
Passenger Counter
(APS) Sensor Transmitter
Passenger counter
module with cabling and
mounting hardware
80.
1
1
2
Data radio Antenna
J1708 Distribution box
IRIS System Automatic
Passenger Counter
(APS) - Receiver
1
1
2
1
Siemens Next Stop
passenger information
sign with mounting
hardware and a boom
microphone
1
TRAINING
A.
General
1)
The Maintenance training and instruction program should cover, but not
be limited to, the following modules:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
j)
k)
l)
m)
n)
o)
p)
B.
C.
D.
Orientation
Electrical/Electronics
Engine and Accessories
Engine drivability diagnostics
Transmission and Controls
Transmission drivability diagnostics
Air Conditioning
Doors
Brakes
Air System
Suspension, Steering, Axles
Head signs
Camera system
Body
Operator familiarization
Communications
Media
1)
Use slides, view graphs, and other visuals in the training classes to allow
the trainees the opportunity to see the actual location of the components,
the size of the components and the physical appearance of the subject.
Facilities
1)
All training will be conducted at the Sun Metro facility located in El Paso,
Texas
Instructors
1)
All training instructors shall be competent to teach the course area they
are instructing.
2)
All instructors shall speak English and have complete understanding of
the English language.
3)
If the instructor or vendor presenter lacks the skill or knowledge to provide
instruction, or cannot communicate with the students, Sun Metro reserves
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the right to request that the instructor be replaced and the area of training
be repeated.
E.
Content
1)
The orientation module will be limited to one, three to four hour session,
with one 15-minute break and will cover the following topics.
a)
Orientation
b)
History of contractor
c)
Advantages and strong points of the bus
d)
Visuals of production system of the bus
e)
Compartment by compartment tour of the bus
f)
Special components or features of the bus
g)
Electrical/Electronics
i.
Location of all key electrical components found on the bus.
ii.
Explanation of the wiring diagram and wiring codes.
iii.
Explanation of the charging system, along with basic trouble
shooting of the system.
iv. Engine and Accessories
v.
The emphasis of any engine module should be basic trouble
shooting and preventative maintenance procedures.
vi. Explanation of the engine and the location of key components.
vii. Explanation of the engine driven accessories.
viii. Explanation of fuel, air, and water systems.
ix. Explanation of engine tune-up procedures.
x.
Basic trouble-shooting procedures for the engine.
h)
Transmission and Controls
i.
The transmission training should provide basic troubleshooting and preventative maintenance procedures.
ii.
Explanation of the transmission.
iii.
Explanation of the electrical control system.
iv. Basic trouble-shooting of the transmission.
i)
Air Conditioning
i.
Explanation of the air conditioning system and the location of
all key air-conditioning components (handouts required).
ii.
Explanation of the air conditioning electrical system, with basic
trouble shooting and preventative maintenance of the air
conditioning compressor.
iii.
Basic trouble-shooting of the air conditioning system.
iv. Preventative maintenance of the air conditioning system.
j)
Doors
i.
The door module must consist of four hours of classroom
instruction and four hours of hands-on post-delivery
troubleshooting.
ii.
The door module is to be taught twice.
iii.
Explanation of the door system and the location of all door
components.
iv. Explanation of the door electrical system.
v.
Proper door adjusting procedures.
vi. Basic trouble-shooting of the door system.
k)
Brakes
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i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
l)
Air System
i.
ii.
iii.
m)
Explanation of the air system to include the location of all air
system components.
Basic trouble-shooting of the air system.
Preventative maintenance of the air system.
Suspension, Steering, Axles
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
v.
n)
o)
p)
Explanation of the suspension system.
Basic repairs to the suspension system.
Basic trouble-shooting of the suspension system.
Explanation of the steering system.
Basic trouble-shooting of the steering system.
Articulation system
Explanation of the axles.
Body
i.
F.
The brake module shall consist of four hours of classroom
instruction and four hours of post-delivery instruction on the
brake system on the bus.
The brake module will be taught twice.
(1) Explanation of the brake system.
(2) Basic brake system repair, including adjustments of
brakes.
Explanation of the body and the attachment method of exterior
panels.
Basic repair of the exterior panels.
ii.
Driving Instruction
1)
A driving instruction module shall consist of a minimum of eight hours of
instruction. This driving instruction module shall be conducted on-board
the bus, so that each trainee will have an opportunity to operate the bus
with the instructor on board.
2)
The driving instruction module will be taught three times, and shall
include:
a)
Operator Compartment
b)
Controls and switches
c)
Warning indicators and gauges
d)
Seat adjustment
e)
Door control
f)
Walk Around Inspection
g)
Compartment by Compartment Explanation
h)
Mirror adjustment
i)
Climate control system
j)
Driving Instruction
k)
Turns
l)
Braking
m)
Transmission shifting patterns
n)
Backing
o)
Fire Suppression system
p)
Explanation of the fire suppression system
q)
Basic troubleshooting/repair of the fire suppression system
r)
Transportation Training
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s)
G.
81.
Complete training and instruction for Sun Metro’s designated Bus
Operator Instructors, Supervisors and Dispatchers shall be provided.
Training Program Aids
1)
Training and instruction material shall be provided for all participants in
the training program. A total of 472 hours of training will be provided by
the contractor.
2)
This instruction material will be kept by the individuals to allow them to
retain and remember salient areas of training and instruction modules.
Sun Metro will aid in developing this instruction.
3)
The instruction materials shall be written in clear, simple English, keeping
in mind that several of the individuals in the training course have
minimum literacy skills (sixth grade level).
MANUALS & DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT
A.
B.
General
1)
The Contractor shall supply four (4) sets of diagnostic equipment with
each delivery order as required to properly diagnose vehicle systems,
such as, bus multi-plex system, engine, transmission, HVAC, fire/gas
detection system and in general any system for which typical shop
equipment would be inadequate. A set of diagnostic equipment shall
include, at a minimum, hardware, software, system interface and
instruction manuals.
2)
For each series of vehicles produced, the Contractor shall provide the
manuals and documentation listed in Section 81.B.
3)
The Contractor shall keep maintenance manuals available for a period of
three years after the date of acceptance of the buses procured under this
Contract. The Contractor shall also exert its best efforts to keep
maintenance manuals, operator manuals, and keep parts books up-todate for a period of 15 (fifteen) years. The supplied parts, maintenance,
and operator's manuals shall incorporate all equipment ordered on the
buses covered by this procurement.
4)
The manuals shall be supplied as indicated in sets, such that a set
consists of a hardcopy and CDROM.
Maintenance Manual Packages
1)
The following manuals will be provided to Sun Metro prior to
delivery/acceptance of the first production vehicle. These manuals will
specifically reference the vehicles produced in relation to this
specification. Failure to comply shall result in delivery, acceptance and
payment delays.
2)
Maintenance Manual Packages (4 sets) A set shall consist of the
following:
a)
Service Manual
i.
To be used by maintenance mechanics as a repair guide. This
manual will describe the operation of all vehicle systems,
provide trouble shooting assistance, step by step instructions
for component removal, rebuilding and replacement, pictorial
illustrations of disassembled components and schematics for
the electrical, hydraulic and air system.
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ii.
3)
b)
Engine Overhaul Manual
c)
Transmission Overhaul Manual
d)
Differential Overhaul Manual
e)
Preventive Maintenance
The vehicle manufacturer will supply Sun Metro with a detailed inclusive
routine preventive maintenance procedure. This procedure will contain
the following:
a)
Change interval for all fluids and filters.
b)
Lubrication points identified by location, interval and lubricant type
required.
Items requiring periodic inspection and adjustment.
Where gauge and instrument readings are required, the dimensions and
tolerance will be specified.
Fluid analysis contaminant and degradation criteria will be specified for
engine, transmission, differential, and coolant fluids. This information
may be used to determine fluid change intervals and/or identify
component defects.
c)
d)
e)
4)
5)
A supplement to this manual shall be provided to identify
required skill level and labor hours required to perform routine
maintenance activities, such as, inspection, lubrication, brake
reline, tune-up and R&R of replaceable compo entry.
Five (5) sets of complete vehicle system and physical information,
represented by drawings and schematics shall be provided to Sun Metro ,
both in digital and hard formats.
Four sets of parts manuals shall be provided both in digital and hard
formats.
a)
The parts Manual shall contain each part used during the assembly of
the vehicle on a production line ticket and also each part will be
referenced in a manual by specific vehicle sub-system. The manual will
be one produced specifically for the vehicle referenced. The manual will
contain the following:
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
v.
vi.
b)
c)
C.
Components and component parts indexes by (1) part
nomenclature, and (2) bus manufacturer‟s part number
Pictorial views as needed for illustration
Components will be identified as an assembly and by
individual breakdowns
Engine Overhaul Parts Manual
Transmission Overhaul Parts Manual
Differential Overhaul Parts Manual
Parts Bulletins will be provided as changes or updates are made to the
original parts information for the service life of the vehicle.
Production Bill of Materials, including all purchased components
thoroughly described and listed by brand, model, and component
manufacturer’s part number, identifying the names of suppliers. A crossreference, with the Contractors part number cross-referenced to the
component’s original equipment manufacturer’s name and part number
may be substituted.
6)
Operators Manuals - (400) to be provided.
Bulletins
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1)
2)
82.
Each and every time a change or modification is made to the vehicles
described within this specification, the manufacturer will announce and
initiate this action by issuing a bulletin. This bulletin service will start after
receipt of the first vehicle and remain active throughout the service life.
Each bulletin will contain at least the following information:
a)
Description of actual change or modification
b)
Date of implementation
c)
Replacement pages for service and/or parts manuals as applicable
Bulletins shall be provided in both digital and hard formats.
PHYSICAL/PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
A.
The following charts identify features of the bus, which are descriptive and easily
quantified. Bidders are required to identify the features of their proposed buses
by filling in the blank spaces in the right most columns. The information supplied
on these charts shall be an element of bid evaluation; therefore bidders should
include the completed chart with their bid proposal.
1)
Low floor 60 foot CNG Powered Buses
Table 4-6: Vehicle Physical/Performance Requirements
Physical / Performance Item Description
Vehicle Feature
Feature Unit Proposed
Service Life Years
Service Life Miles
Length Feet / Meters
Width Inches / Meters
Height Inches / Meters
Seated Capacity Passengers
Standing Capacity Passengers
Wheelchair Capacity Each
Curb Weight Pounds / Kilograms
Gross Weight Pounds / Kilograms
Front Axle GVWR Pounds / Kilograms
Rear Axle GVWR Pounds / Kilograms
Range at GVWR Miles / Kilometers
Floor Height w/o Kneeling Inches / Centimeters
Floor Height w/ Kneeling Inches / Centimeters
Aisle Width Inches / Centimeters
Door Opening Height Inches / Centimeters
Door Opening Width Inches / Centimeters
Interior Head Room Inches / Centimeters
Approach Angle Degrees
Break over Angle Degrees
Departure Angle Degrees
Ground Clearance Inches / Centimeters
Acceleration 0 to 10 MPH
Acceleration 0 to 20 MPH
Acceleration 0 to 50 MPH
Gradeability at 2.5 % Mile / Kilometer / Hour
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Table 4-6: Vehicle Physical/Performance Requirements
Physical / Performance Item Description
Vehicle Feature
Gradeability at 16 % Mile / Kilometer / Hour
Top Speed Mile / Kilometer / Hour
Turning Radius at Body Feet / Meters
Wheelbase Inches / Centimeters
Useable Fuel Cap. Gallons / Liters
Engine Manufacturer Name / Model
Engine Displacement Cubic Inches / Liters
Engine Power Horsepower / Kilowatt
Engine Torque Lb Ft / Newton Meter
Transmission Mfr. Name / Model
Transmission Speeds Quantity Forward
Retarder Capacity lb./ft.
Heater Capacity Btu per hour
Air Conditioner Btu per hour Capacity
Driver Air Conditioner BTU per hour Capacity
Refrigerant (main) Type
Refrigerant (driver) Type
Drive Axle Ratio Ratio
Tire Size, Type -Radial Width / Diameter
83.
FLEET DEFECTS
A.
Occurrence and Remedy
1)
A fleet defect is defined as cumulative failures of any kind in the same
components in the same or similar application where such items covered
by the warranty and such failures occur in the warranty period in the
specified proportion of the buses delivered under this contract.
a)
For deliveries of over 50 buses, the proportion shall be 20 (twenty)
percent. For deliveries of 4 (four) to 49 (forty-nine) buses the proportion
shall be 25 (twenty-five) percent.
2)
B.
The Contractor shall correct a fleet defect under the warranty provisions
defined in Section 84 of this document.
3)
After correcting the Defect, Sun Metro and the Contractor shall mutually
agree to and the Contractor shall promptly undertake and complete a
work program reasonably designed to prevent the occurrence of the
same Defect in all other buses and spare parts purchased under this
contract.
4)
Where the specific Defect can be solely attributed to particular identifiable
part(s), the work program shall include redesign and/or replacement of
only the defectively designed and/or manufactured part(s). In all other
cases, the work program shall include inspection and/or correction of all
of the buses in the fleet via a mutually agreed to arrangement.
Exceptions to fleet defect provisions
1)
The fleet defect warranty provisions shall not apply to ”tbd” supplied items
such as fareboxes, radio and fare collection equipment and
communication systems.
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2)
84.
Fleet defect warranty provisions shall not apply to components and major
subsystems specified by ”tbd” and required by Sun Metro to be installed
on the bus by the Contractor, if the following conditions apply: Sun Metro
has rejected the Contractor's requests for approved equal under "Offer or
Communications and Requests" (Section ”tbd” of ”tbd” solicitation) and
the component or major subsystem supplier declines to participate in this
warranty; and the Contractor notifies ”tbd” in writing with, or before
submitting, Contractor's original Offer. The Contractor shall pass on to
Sun Metro any warranty, offered by a component supplier that is superior
to that required herein.
WARRANTIES
A.
Warranty requirements
1)
Contractor warranty
a)
Warranties in this document are in addition to any statutory remedies or
warranties imposed on the Contractor. Consistent with this requirement,
the Contractor warrants and guarantees each complete bus, and specific
subsystems and components as follows.
2)
Complete bus
a)
The complete bus, propulsion system, components, major subsystems,
b)
3)
Body and chassis structure
a)
Body, body structure, and structural elements of the suspension shall be
b)
4)
warranted from corrosion failure and/or fatigue for the intended buses
service life.
Primary load carrying members of the bus structure, including structural
elements of the suspension, are warranted against corrosion failure
and/or fatigue failure for the service life of the vehicle.
Propulsion system
a)
Propulsion system components, specifically the engine, transmission and
b)
5)
and body and chassis structure, are warranted to be free from Defects
and Related Defects for one year or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first,
beginning on the date of acceptance, or conditional acceptance of each
bus.
The warranty is based on regular operation of the bus under the
operating conditions prevailing in the locale.
drive and non-drive axles shall be warranted to be free from Defects and
Related Defects for five years or 300,000 miles, whichever comes first.
The local distributor will provide all necessary repairs on engines during
the warranty period.
Subsystems
a)
Subsystems shall be warranted to be free from Defects and Related
Defects, for three years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first. Major
subsystem manufacturers’ standard warranty, delineating items excluded
from this warranty, submitted in accordance with "Offer or
Communications and Requests" (Section ”tbd” of ”tbd” solicitation), is
attached. Items included as Major Subsystems are listed below:
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
Brake system
Destination sign system
Heating, Ventilating, and Air conditioning system
Door systems .
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B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
v.
Air compressor and dryer
vi. Wheelchair ramp system
vii. Starter and Alternator
Extension of Warranty
1)
If, during the warranty period, repairs or modifications on any bus, made
necessary by defective design, materials or workmanship are not
completed due to lack of material or inability to provide the proper repair
for 30 (thirty) calendar days, the applicable warranty period shall be
extended by the number of days equal to the delay period.
Voiding of Warranty
1)
The warranties shall not apply to the failure of any part or component of
the bus that directly results from misuse, negligence, accident, or repairs
not conducted in accordance with the Contractor provided maintenance
manuals and with workmanship performed by adequately trained
personnel in accordance with recognized standards of the industry.
Exceptions and Additions to Warranties
1)
The warranties shall not apply to the following items: scheduled
maintenance items and normal wear-out items.
Detection of Defects
1)
If the Sun Metro detects a Defect within the warranty periods defined in
"Warranty Requirements" (Section 84. A.) it shall, within 20 (twenty)
working days, notify the Contractor's representative.
2)
Within five (5) working days after receipt of notification, the Contractor's
representative shall either agree that the Defect is in fact covered by
warranty, or reserve judgment until the subsystem or component is
inspected by the Contractor's representative or is removed and examined
at City of El Paso/Sun Metro or at the Contractor's plant. At that time, the
status of warranty coverage on the subsystem or component shall be
mutually resolved between The City of El Paso/Sun Metro and the
Contractor.
3)
Work shall commence to correct the Defect within 10 (ten) working days
after receipt of notification and shall be conducted in accordance with
"Repairs by Contractor" (Section 84. H.).
Scope of Warranty Repairs
1)
When warranty repairs are required, Sun Metro and the Contractor‟s
representative shall agree within five (5) working days after notification on
the most appropriate course for the repairs and the exact scope of the
repairs to be performed under the warranty.
2)
If no agreement is obtained within the five-day period, Sun Metro
reserves the right to commence the repairs in accordance with "Repairs
by Sun Metro” (Section 84. I.).
Warranty Repair Procedures
1)
Repair Performance
a)
The Contractor is responsible for all warranty-covered repair work. To
the extent practicable, Sun Metro will allow the Contractor or its
designated representative to perform such work. At its discretion, Sun
Metro may perform such work if it determines it needs to do so based on
transit service or other requirements. The Contractor shall reimburse
such work.
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H.
I.
Repairs by Contractor
1)
The Contractor or its designated representative shall begin work on
warranty-covered repairs, within five calendar days after receiving
notification of a Defect from Sun Metro. Sun Metro shall make the bus
available to complete repairs timely with the Contractor repair schedule.
2)
The Contractor shall provide at its own expense all spare parts, tools, and
space required to complete repairs. At Sun Metro‟s option, the Contractor
may be required to remove the bus from the City of El Paso/Sun Metro
while repairs are being affected. If the bus is removed from the City of El
Paso/Sun Metro, a timely repair process must be diligently pursued by the
Contractor's representative.
Repairs by Sun Metro
1)
Parts used
a)
If Sun Metro performs the warranty-covered repairs, it shall correct or
repair the Defect and any Related Defects utilizing parts supplied by the
Contractor specifically for this repair. At its discretion, Sun Metro may
use Contractor-specified parts available from its own stock if deemed to
be in its best interest. Monthly, or at a period to be mutually agreed upon,
reports of all repairs covered by this warranty shall be submitted by Sun
Metro to the Contractor for reimbursement or replacement of parts. The
Contractor shall provide forms for these reports.
J.
K.
L.
M.
Contractor Supplied Parts
1)
Sun Metro may require that the Contractor supply new parts for warrantycovered repairs being performed by Sun Metro. These parts shall be
shipped prepaid to Sun Metro from any source selected by the Contractor
within 10 (ten) working days of receipt of the request for said parts. Parts
supplied by the Contractor shall be Original Equipment Supplier (OEM)
equivalent or superior to that used in the bus original manufacture.
Defective Components Return
1)
The Contractor may request that parts covered by the warranty be
returned to the manufacturing plant. The total cost for this action shall be
paid by the Contractor. Materials should be returned in accordance with
Contractor's instructions.
2)
The Contractor shall, upon specific request of Sun Metro, provide a failure
analysis of fleet defect-or safety-related parts, or major components,
removed from buses under the terms of the warranty, that could affect
fleet operation. Such reports shall be delivered within 60 (sixty) days of
the receipt of failed parts.
Reimbursement for Labor
1)
Sun Metro shall be reimbursed by the Contractor for labor. The amount
shall be determined by multiplying the number of man-hours actually
required to correct the Defect by a per hour, mechanic, straight wage
rate, plus (25%) twenty five percent fringe benefits and (58%) fifty eight
percent overhead, plus the cost of towing in the bus if such action was
necessary and if the bus was in the normal service area. These wage and
fringe benefit rates shall not exceed the rates in effect in Sun Metro‟s
service garage at the time the Defect correction is made.
Reimbursement of Parts
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1)
N.
O.
Sun Metro shall be reimbursed by the Contractor for defective parts and
for parts that must be replaced to correct the Defect. The reimbursement
shall be at the current price at the time of repair and shall include taxes
where applicable and 15% (fifteen) percent handling costs.
Reimbursement Requirements
1)
The Contractor shall reimburse Sun Metro for warranty labor and/or parts
within 60 (sixty) days of receipt of warranty claim.
Warranty After Replacement/Repairs
1)
If any component, unit, or subsystem is repaired, rebuilt or replaced by
the Contractor, or by Sun Metro with the concurrence of the Contractor,
the component, unit, or subsystem shall have the unexpired warranty
period of the original. Repairs shall not be warranted if Contractorprovided or authorized parts are not used for the repair; unless the
Contractor has failed to respond within five days, in accordance with
"Scope of Warranty Repairs" (Section 84.F).
2)
The warranty on items determined to be fleet defects as defined in
Section 83 shall be extended for the time and/or miles of the original
warranty remaining at the time the fleet defect was identified. This
extended warranty shall begin on the repair/replacement date for
corrected items on each bus.
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ADDENDUM II – 40‟/35‟ LOW-FLOOR CNG TRANSIT VEHICLE
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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ADDENDUM II – 40‟/35‟ LOW-FLOOR CNG TRANSIT VEHICLE
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.
DEFINITIONS ................................................................................................................96
2.
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS ..............................................................................................97
3.
40-FOOT AND 35-FOOT VEHICLES .............................................................................98
4.
FUEL VOLUME AT DELIVERY ......................................................................................98
5.
GENERAL ......................................................................................................................98
6.
SERVICE LIFE ...............................................................................................................99
7.
ACCESSIBILITY.............................................................................................................99
8.
INTERCHANGEABILITY ................................................................................................99
9.
SHELL............................................................................................................................99
10.
NUMBERING AND SIGNING ....................................................................................... 100
11.
EXTERIOR PAINT ....................................................................................................... 101
12.
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY................................................................................................ 101
13.
PASSENGER WINDOWS ............................................................................................ 101
14.
PASSENGER DOORS FORWARD UNIT..................................................................... 102
15.
NOT USED................................................................................................................... 102
16.
FRAME AND BODY STRUCTURE .............................................................................. 102
17.
JACKING...................................................................................................................... 103
18.
HOISTING .................................................................................................................... 103
19.
FIRE PROTECTION ..................................................................................................... 103
20.
TOWING ...................................................................................................................... 104
21.
CRASHWORTHINESS................................................................................................. 104
22.
LEAKAGE TEST .......................................................................................................... 105
23.
RAIN GUTTERS........................................................................................................... 105
24.
LICENSE PLATES ....................................................................................................... 105
25.
INTERIOR .................................................................................................................... 105
26.
FLOOR......................................................................................................................... 106
27.
REAR BULKHEAD ....................................................................................................... 107
28.
WHEEL HOUSING ..................................................................................................... 1608
29.
SPLASH APRONS ..................................................................................................... 1608
30.
FENDER SKIRTS....................................................................................................... 1608
31.
DOORS ........................................................................................................................ 108
32.
SERVICE COMPARTMENTS AND ACCESS DOORS............................................... 1811
33.
ROOF VENTILATORS ................................................................................................. 113
34.
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS..................................................................... 113
35.
LIGHTING, CONTROLS, INSTRUMENTS ................................................................... 114
36.
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTICS .......................................................................................... 120
37.
NOT USED................................................................................................................... 121
38.
INTERIOR TRIM .......................................................................................................... 121
39.
FRONT END ................................................................................................................ 122
40.
REAR END................................................................................................................... 122
41.
PASSENGER INFORMATION AND ADVERTISING .................................................... 123
42.
PASSENGER SEATING .............................................................................................. 123
43.
DRIVER‟S SEAT .......................................................................................................... 126
44.
SEAT BELTS ............................................................................................................... 126
45.
FLOOR COVERING ..................................................................................................... 126
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WINDOWS/GLASS ...................................................................................................... 127
INSULATION................................................................................................................ 128
ANCILLARY FEATURES ............................................................................................. 129
SAFETY EQUIPMENT ................................................................................................. 131
PA SYSTEM AND SPEAKERS .................................................................................... 131
NEXT STOP PASSENGER INFORMATION SYSTEM ................................................. 131
BIKE RACKS ................................................................................................................ 134
PASSENGER ASSISTS ............................................................................................... 134
WHEELCHAIR PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION .................................................... 135
PROPULSION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ................................................................. 137
POWER PLANT MOUNTING AND ACCESSORIES .................................................... 138
ENGINE ....................................................................................................................... 139
EXTERIOR NOISE ....................................................................................................... 141
TRANSMISSION .......................................................................................................... 143
FINAL DRIVE ............................................................................................................... 144
PROPELLER SHAFT ................................................................................................... 144
SUSPENSION .............................................................................................................. 145
STEERING ................................................................................................................... 146
BRAKES ...................................................................................................................... 147
FUEL SYSTEM ............................................................................................................ 150
EXHAUST SYSTEM ..................................................................................................... 151
BUMPERS ................................................................................................................... 152
WHEELS AND TIRES .................................................................................................. 153
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM................................................................................................ 153
METHANE GAS DETECTION AND FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM ........................ 1565
VEHICLE COMMUNICATIONS CABLING ................................................................... 159
ON-BOARD TRANSIT OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS (TOMAC)
SYSTEM ............................................................................................. …………….. …. 159
NOT USED................................................................................................................... 161
CLIMATE CONTROL ................................................................................................... 161
HORN .......................................................................................................................... 163
FAREBOX .................................................................................................................... 163
VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM............................................................................... 164
ELECTRONIC DESTINATION SIGN SYSTEM ............................................................ 165
SPARE PARTS ............................................................................................................ 168
TRAINING .................................................................................................................... 182
MANUALS & DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT .................................................................... 172
PHYSICAL/PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS.......................................................... 175
FLEET DEFECTS ........................................................................................................ 179
WARRANTIES ............................................................................................................. 179
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1. DEFINITIONS
A. Standee Line
1) A line marked across the bus aisle in line with the driver‟s barrier to
designate the forward area which passengers may not occupy when the
bus is moving.
B. Free Floor Space
1) Floor area available to standees, excluding ingress/egress areas, areas
under seats, area occupied by feet of seated passengers and the
vestibule area.
C. Curb Weight
1) Weight of vehicle, including maximum fuel, oil and coolant; and all
equipment required for operation and required by their specification, but
without passengers or driver.
D. Seated Load
1) One hundred fifty (150) pounds for every designated passenger seating
position and the driver.
E. Gross Load
1) One hundred fifty (150) pounds for every designated passenger seating
position, for the driver and for each 1.5 square feet of free floor space.
F. Seated Load Weight (SLW)
1) Curb weight plus seated load.
G. Gross Vehicle Weight Rate (GVWR)
1) Curb weight plus gross load.
H. Fireproof
1) Materials that will not burn or melt at temperatures less than 2,000o F.
I. Fire Resistant
1) Materials that have a flame spread index less than 150 as measured in a
radiant panel flame test per ASME-E 162-75.
J. Head Injury Criteria (HIJ)
1) The following equation presents the definition of head injury criteria:
2) Where: a = the resultant acceleration at the center of gravity of the head
form expressed as a multiple of g, the acceleration of gravity.
3) The variables t1 and t2 = any two points in time during the impact.
K. Classes of Failures
1) Class 1: Physical Safety
a) A failure that could lead directly to passenger or driver injury and
represents a severe crash situation.
2) Class 2: Road Call
b) A failure resulting in an in-route interruption of revenue service.
Service is discontinued until the bus is replaced or repaired at the
point of failure.
3) Class 3: Bus Change
c) A failure that requires removal of the bus from service during its
assignments. The bus is operated to a rendezvous point with a
replacement bus.
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4) Class 4: Bad Order
d) A failure that does not require removal of the bus from service
during its assignments but does degrade bus operation. The
failure shall be reported by driver or inspector.
L. Maintenance Personnel Skill Levels.
1) “A”: Journeyman or Class A Mechanic
2) “B”: Service Mechanic or Class B Serviceman
3) “C”: Mechanic Helper
4) “Servicer”: Servicer, Cleaner, Fueler, Oiler, Miscellaneous
M. ABBREVIATIONS
1) ASTM: American Society for Testing and Materials
2) SAE: Society of Automotive Engineers
3) ANSI: American National Standards Institute
4) ASHRAE: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air
Conditioning Engineers
5) SPI: Society for the Plastics Industry
6) USDHHS: United States Department of Health and Human Services
7) JIC: Joint Industrial Council
8) BMCS: Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety
9) FMVSS: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
10) ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act
11) AWS: American Welding Society
12) DVR: Digital Video Recorder
13) EPQ: End Product Questionnaire
14) LED: Light Emitting Diode
15) MMBF: Mean Mileage Between Failures
16) OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer
17) CNG: Compressed Natural Gas
18) HVAC: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
19) ABS: Anti-Lock Braking System
20) OCU: Operator Control Unit
21) ODK: Operator Display Keyboard
22) CARB: California Air Resources Board
2. LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
A. The bus shall meet all applicable FMVSS and all applicable BMCS, ADA
regulations and Buy America provisions in effect at the date of manufacture.
B. The Manufacturer shall comply with all applicable Federal, state and local
regulations. In the event of any conflict between the requirements of these
specifications and any applicable legal requirement, then the legal requirement
shall prevail.
C. The Manufacturer will provide the City of El Paso/Sun Metro with verification of
compliance to the regulations and requirements of these specifications during
Engineering Design Reviews to be conducted prior to production. The Contractor
and the City of El Paso/Sun Metro will agree on a Contract Deliverable
Requirements List (CDRL) that defines all the documentation required from the
Manufacturer to verify compliance to the City of El Paso/Sun Metro specifications
during the Engineering Design Review meetings.
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3. 40‟ & 35‟ VEHICLES
A. Provision
1) Vehicles manufactured using a stylized modern design shall be included
for delivery in the awarded contract.
2) In all cases, materials must be new and furnished as specified. Where
brand names or specific items are used in these specifications, consider
the term “or approved equal” to follow. Wherever such names appear,
requests for approved equals must be submitted as indicated in the terms
and conditions, and will only be accepted with the prior written approval
from the City of El Paso/Sun Metro. Any approved equal request will
require the vendor asking for the approved equal to have written
acknowledgement from the OEM (on OEM Letterhead) that the item(s)
requested as an approved equal meets or exceeds the OEM‟s
specification/requirements. (Note: Dimensions used throughout this
specification are U.S. standard units.)
3) Vehicles must meet the BRT station platform design requirements.
4. FUEL VOLUME AT DELIVERY
A. Fuel Volume
1) Upon vehicle delivery, all fuel storage cylinders shall be filled to at least
3000 PSIG and no more than the allowed volume for the system.
Vehicles shall not be received if this condition is not met.
5. GENERAL
A. General Dimensions: 40‟/35‟ Bus
1) Length Overall: 42‟/36‟ feet maximum (including bumpers)
2) Width Overall: 102 inches maximum
3) Height Overall: 135 inches maximum
4) Seating Capacity: 45/35 minimum (2 wheelchair positions)
5) Floor Height (front and rear): 14 (+/-1”) inches from ground
6) Outside Turning Radius 44‟/39‟ maximum
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6. SERVICE LIFE
A. The bus shall be designed to operate in transit service for at least
twelve years or 500,000 miles.
B. It shall be capable of operating at least 40,000 miles per year including the
twelfth year.
C. The Altoona report to confirm compliance with 49CFR Part 665, shall be
D. submitted to City of El Paso/Sun Metro for review.
E. Mean Mileage Between Failures (MMBF) shall be 6,700 miles
F. The following are design goals for mean mileage between failures by failure
class, provided that specified preventive maintenance procedures are followed.
1) Class 1:
Physical Safety
e) Mean mileage shall be greater than 1,000,000 miles.
2) Class 2:
Road Call
f) Mean mileage shall be greater than 20,000 miles.
3) Class 3:
Bus Change
g) Mean mileage shall be greater than 16,000 miles.
4) Class 4:
Bad Order
h) Mean mileage shall be greater than 10,000 miles.
7. ACCESSIBILITY
A. All systems or components serviced as part of periodic maintenance, or whose
failure may result in Class 1 or Class 2 failures, shall be readily accessible for
service and inspection. To the extent practicable, removal or physical movement
of components unrelated to the specific maintenance and/or repair tasks involved
shall be unnecessary.
If optional access openings are available from the
manufacturer in the flooring area, they are to be incorporated in the bus build and
identified in the Maintenance Manual.
B. Relative accessibility of components, measured in time required to gain access,
shall be inversely proportional to frequency of maintenance and repair of the
components.
8. INTERCHANGEABILITY
A. Components with identical functions shall be interchangeable to the extent
practical. These components shall include passenger window hardware, interior
trim, lamps, lamp lenses and seat assemblies.
B. Components with non-identical functions shall not be, or appear to be,
interchangeable.
C. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
1) Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) for vehicle supplied shall be
sufficient to accommodate fully loaded vehicle (fuel, oil, and coolant as
well as all equipment specified herein) plus full passenger (seated and
standing) load for safe and normal in-service transit operations.
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9. SHELL
A. Design
1) The bus shall have a clean, smooth, simple design, primarily derived from
bus performance requirements and passenger service criteria, the
exterior and body features, including grilles and louvers, shall be shaped
to allow complete and easy cleaning by automatic bus washers without
snagging washer brushes. The bus shall have a “stylized” appearance.
Pricing for all vehicle style options shall be presented to City of El
Paso/Sun Metro in the bid documents by the bidder.
2) Water and dirt shall not be retained in or on any body feature to freeze or
bleed out onto the bus after leaving the washer.
3) Body and windows shall be sealed to prevent the leaking of air, dust, or
water under normal operating conditions and during cleaning in automatic
bus washers for the service life of the bus. Accumulation on any window
of the bus of spray and splash generated by the bus‟s wheels on a wet
road shall be minimized.
B. Materials
1) Body materials shall be selected and the body fabricated to reduce
maintenance, extend durability, and provide consistency of appearance
throughout the life of the bus.
2) Detailing shall be kept simple; add-on devices and trim shall be minimized
and, where necessary, integrated into the basic design.
C. Finish and Color
1) All exterior surfaces shall be smooth and free of visible fasteners,
wrinkles and dents. Exterior surfaces to be painted shall be properly
cleaned and primed as appropriate for the paint used, prior to application
of paint to assure a proper bond between the basic surface and
successive coats of original paint.
2) Paint shall be applied as per paint manufacturer‟s specifications and be
applied smoothly and evenly with the finished surface free of dirt, runs,
orange peel, and other imperfections.
The use of decals shall be
minimized. Painted logos and graphics are preferred.
3) All exterior finished surfaces shall be impervious to diesel fuel, gasoline,
clean fuels and commercial cleaning agents.
4) Finished surfaces shall not be damaged by controlled applications of
commonly used graffiti-removing chemicals.
5) Colors and paint schemes shall be in accordance with the specifications
provided after award. There will be up to six (6) different colors on the
exterior of the bus.
6) Base color shall be white or approved equal.
7) A complete paint and graphic detail must be submitted to Sun Metro for
review and approval 4 months prior to the beginning of production.
8) Paints, primers, and sealers are to be PPG Durethane Polyurethane
enamel for overall finish coat, and PPG DP-40 Epoxy Primer with DP-401
Catalyst for overall primer / sealer. PPG manufacturer‟s instructions and
processes are to be used when applying PPG products, or approved
equal.
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10. NUMBERING AND SIGNING
A. Monograms, numbers and other special signing specified by City of El Paso/Sun
Metro shall be applied to the inside and outside of the bus as required.
B. All decals and logos shall be highest quality/durability available reflective to
enhance the visibility of vehicle during the hours of darkness and inclement
weather.
C. Signs shall be durable and fade-, chip-, and peel-resistant; they may be painted
signs, decals or pressure-sensitive appliqués.
D. All decals shall be sealed with clear, waterproof sealant around the edges on all
exposed surfaces.
E. Bus numbers are to be applied at four (4) exterior locations and must be
submitted to Sun Metro for review and approval 4 months prior to the beginning
of production.
F. The interior number for each bus is to be centered above the windshield on the
destination sign door and on the rear bulkhead. Numerals shall be minimum 2
inches in height and of the same style as those on the exterior of the bus.
G. All numerals in above paragraphs shall be equivalent in style to the samples
provided by City of El Paso/Sun Metro .
H. Bus numbers shall be determined at the time of award.
11. EXTERIOR PAINT
A. Exterior paint must the latest products and methods of preparation and
applications.
B. Imaging and Striping
1) Location of imaging and striping will be presented at the pre-production
conference. Imaging shall include Sun Metros‟ logos.
C. Logos shall be painted unless approved by Sun Metro due to the complexity of
the painting. If Decals are allowed, the decals made with the highest quality 3M
Scotchcal with clearkote and application tape, kiss-cut. The Logo colors shall
match the stripe paint colors.
12. PEDESTRIAN SAFETY
A. Exterior protrusions greater than 1/2 inch and within 80 inches of the ground shall
have a radius no less than the amount of the protrusion.
B. The required lights and reflectors are exempt from the protrusion requirement.
C. Grilles, doors, bumpers and other features on the sides and rear of the bus shall
be designed to minimize the ability of unauthorized riders to secure toeholds or
handholds.
13. PASSENGER WINDOWS
A. A minimum of 12,000 square inches of window area, including door windows,
shall be required on each side of the standard configuration bus.
B. Windows must meet all applicable safety and regulatory requirements and the
requirements in Section 57 -Windows of the specifications. Where applicable,
the windows shall be tinted to the maximum tint available, which is 12% light
transmittance.
C. Passenger windows shall enhance vehicle styling and conform to the exterior
shape of the bus.
D. Passenger windows shall be Thermo Guard brand glass or approved equal.
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14. PASSENGER DOORS FORWARD UNIT
A. Two (2) doors shall be provided at the right side of the unit for passenger ingress
and egress.
B. The front door shall be forward of the front wheels and located so that the driver
is able to collect or monitor the collection of fares.
C. The rear door centerline shall be rearward of the point midway between the front
door centerline and the rear-most seat back.
15. NOT USED
16. FRAME AND BODY STRUCTURE
A. General
1) The frame construction shall utilize a material quality no less than hightensile steel (SAEJ410 Grade 950 D) for structural strength.
2) The structure shall feature full-length longitudinal members throughout,
with cross-members, pillar, roof bows and bulkheads. The total girdertype structure shall be designed for maximum strength, reliability and
durability.
3) All joints shall be welded per American Welding Society standards. Welds
shall be free of all defects including ,but not limited to porosity, holes and
cold welds.
4) All nuts, bolts, and washers shall be zinc or cadmium plated or phosphate
coated to prevent corrosion. All structural nuts and bolts shall be SAE
Grade 8 quality or better.
5) All clips and clamps shall be stainless steel with a neoprene coating.
B. Strength and the Fatigue Life
1) Under conditions of transit service throughout the service life of the bus,
the basic structure shall withstand fatigue damage that is sufficient to
cause Class 1 or Class 2 failure.
2) The structure shall also withstand impact and inertial loads due to street
travel throughout the bus‟ service life without permanent deformation or
damage.
C. Distortion
1) The bus, at GVWR and under static conditions, shall not exhibit
deformation or deflection that impairs the operation of doors, windows, or
other mechanical elements.
2) Static conditions include the vehicle at rest with any one wheel or dual set
of wheels on a 6-inch curb or a 6-inch deep hole.
D. Resonance
1) All structure, body, and panel bending mode frequencies, including
vertical, lateral, and torsional modes, shall be sufficiently removed from all
primary excitation frequencies to minimize audible, visible or sensible
resonant vibrations during normal service.
E. Corrosion
1) The bus shall resist corrosion from atmospheric conditions and road salts.
It shall maintain structural integrity and maintain original appearance
throughout its service life provided it is maintained in accordance with the
procedures specified in the service manual.
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2) Materials exposed to the elements and all joints and connections of
dissimilar metals shall be corrosion-resistant and shall be protected from
galvanic corrosion. All framing and welded surfaces shall be treated with
a cleaning solution and coated with any of the following: Red Oxide
Primer, Tectyl 127, Tectyl 125, PPG DPV 166 High Solids Chromate
Primer, Epoxy Zinc Chromate Primer, Black Zinc, Red Oxide Zinc, or
approved
equals.
All
electrical
components,
fuel
tank(s),
engine/transmission assembly, air lines and brake system components,
and lug fittings shall be protected from undercoating spray.
3) Representative samples shall withstand a 2-week salt spray test in
accordance with ASTM Procedure B-117 with no visual or structural
detrimental effects to normally visible surfaces, and no significant
structural degradation or weight loss of over one percent (1%) for other
members or components.
17. JACKING
A. It shall be possible to safely jack up the bus, at curb weight, with a common 10inch high hand jack or a 10-ton floor jack, when a tire or dual set is completely
flat and the bus is on a level, hard surface, without crawling under any portion of
the bus.
B. Jacking from a single point shall permit raising the bus sufficiently high to remove
and reinstall a wheel and tire assembly. All Jack Pad locations shall be painted
yellow for easy identification by maintenance personnel. Each Jack Pad
Location is to have an “Identification Decal” easily identifiable by a mechanic.
C. Jacking pads located on the axle or suspension near the wheels shall permit
easy and safe jacking with the flat tire or dual set on a 6-inch high run-up block
not wider than a single tire.
D. Jacking and changing any one tire shall be completed by a mechanic in less than
30 minutes from the time the bus is approached. The bus shall withstand such
jacking at any one or any combination of wheel locations without permanent
deformation or damage.
18. HOISTING
A. The bus axles or jacking plates shall accommodate the lifting pads of a 3-post
hoist system.
B. Jacking plates, if used as hoisting pads, shall be approximately 5 inches square,
with a turned-down flange not less than 1 inch deep on each side to prevent the
bus from falling off the hoist.
C. Other pads or the bus structure shall support the bus on jack stands independent
of the hoist. All Hoisting Pad locations shall be painted yellow for easy
identification by maintenance personnel.
D. The vehicles ability to interface with jacks and hoists will be verified upon
delivery of the first vehicle. Adapters shall be provided for every four (4) buses
delivered.
19. FIRE PROTECTION
A. Passenger and engine compartments shall be separated by a bulkhead(s) that
must, by incorporation of fireproof materials in its construction, be a firewall. This
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C.
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firewall shall preclude or retard propagation of an engine compartment fire into
the passenger compartment.
Openings shall be allowed in the firewall and these shall be fireproofed as
required.
Passageways for the climate control system air shall be separated from the
engine compartment by fireproof and air tight materials.
Piping through the bulkhead shall have copper, brass, or fireproof fittings sealed
at the firewall with copper or steel piping on the forward side.
Vehicles shall comply with FMVSS 302 interior flammability standards.
Wiring may pass through the bulkhead only if connectors or other means are
provided to prevent or retard fire and gas propagation through the firewall.
Conduit and bulkhead connectors shall be sealed with high-tensile steel at the
firewall. Bulkhead connectors shall be constructed of Aluminum.
Engine access panels in the firewall shall be fabricated of fireproof material and
secured with fireproof fasteners. These panels, their fasteners, and the firewall
shall be constructed and reinforced to minimize warping of the panels during a
fire that will compromise the integrity of the firewall.
The engine compartment, battery compartment and fuel compartment areas shall
be equipped with an automatic fire suppression system. The automatic fire
suppression system shall be AMEREX Fire Suppression/Gas Detection System,
SafetyNet, or approved equal. The system shall have supervision monitoring to
indicate operational status of the sensors, harness, and extinguishers. Each
extinguisher shall have a pressure gauge that is clearly visible when fire
extinguishers are on the vehicle.
The AMEREX system display/control panel shall be located in the operator‟s
work station for easy manual application of the system if needed.
Apertures or easy access panels shall be provided to facilitate inspection of all
gauges and operational indicators.
20. TOWING
A. Towing devices shall be provided on the front of the bus only, with the use of an
adapter. The towing devices when used with a load-equalizing sling shall
withstand, without permanent deformation, tension loads up to 1.2 times the curb
weight of the bus within 20o of the longitudinal axis of the bus. Each towing
device shall accommodate a crane hook with a 1-inch throat.
B. Front towing devices shall allow attachment of a rigid tow bar and shall permit
lifting of the bus, at curb weight, by the towing devices and the tow bar until the
front wheels are clear of the ground.
C. Bus manufacturer to provide specific towing instructions with illustrations in the
maintenance manual to prevent potential damage to the buses by towing
companies. Manufacturer shall install towing decal illustration on forward most
entrance door, curb-side modesty panel which will be visible when the entry door
is closed.
21. CRASHWORTHINESS
A. The bus body and roof structure shall withstand a static load equal to 150
percent of the curb weight evenly distributed on the roof with no more than a 6inch reduction in any interior dimension.
B. Windows shall remain in place and shall not open under such a load.
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C. The bus shall withstand a 25-m.p.h. impact by a 4,000-pound, post-1973,
American automobile at any point, excluding doorways, along either side of the
bus with no more than 3 inches of permanent structural deformation at seated
passenger hip height. This impact shall not result in sharp edges or protrusions in
the bus interior.
22. LEAKAGE TEST
A. All buses covered by this specification shall, during the course of their
manufacture, be subjected to a water test by the manufacturer to determine body
leaks and undesirable run-off.
B. Manufacturer shall take the necessary corrective action when body leaks are
found to exist and conduct a second water test to recheck following corrective
action.
23. RAIN GUTTERS
A. Full length gutters shall be provided to prevent water flowing from the roof onto
the side windows and passenger doors.
B. When the bus is decelerated, the gutters shall not drain or run-off onto the
windshield, or driver‟s side window, or into the door boarding area.
C. Cross sections of the gutters shall be no less than 0.25 square inches.
24. LICENSE PLATES
A. License plate provisions, front and rear, shall be surface mounted with four (4)
mechanical fastener locations for each plate. No license plate frame is allowed.
B. The front license plate mount shall be on the front of the bus, and shall not be
blocked by any ancillary device.
25. INTERIOR
A. Headroom
1) Headroom above the aisle and at the centerline of the aisle seats shall be
no less than 78 inches and no less than 75 inches at the rear upper area.
2) At the centerline of the window seats, headroom shall be no lower than
61 inches.
3) Headroom at the back of the rear bench seat may be reduced to a
minimum of 48 inches, but it shall increase to the normal ceiling height at
the front of the seat cushion.
4) In any area of the bus directly over the head of a seated passenger and
positioned where a passenger entering or leaving the seat is prone to
strike his head, padding shall be provided over the overhead paneling
along with cautionary permanent (not decals) signage in bright
contrasting colors.
B. Driver Barrier
1) A barrier or bulkhead of 1/4-inch thick fiberglass material, or approved
equal, between the driver and the left front passenger seat shall be
provided.
It is acceptable to incorporate the barrier into the
equipment/radio box located on the street side wheel well, rearward of the
driver.
2) The barrier shall eliminate glare and reflection in the windshield directly in
front of the barrier from interior lighting during night operation.
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3) The barrier shall extend from below the level of the passenger or driver‟s
seat cushion, whichever is lower, to within 1-inch of the ceiling and shall
fit the bus side windows and wall to prevent passengers from reaching
the driver or his/her personal effects.
C. Modesty Panels
1) Modesty panels are sturdy divider panels constructed of durable,
unpainted, corrosion-resistant materials complementing the interior trim
that shall be provided at the rear of both entrances.
2) Modesty panels may be installed at the sides of longitudinal seats when
the required armrests are integral.
3) Modesty panels shall be mounted on the sidewall and shall project toward
the aisle.
4) Modesty panels shall extend to app. 6 inches higher than the lower
daylight opening of the side windows.
5) Modesty panels forward of longitudinal seats shall extend to below the
level of the seat cushions.
6) Modesty panels positioned at the doorways shall provide no less than a
1/4-inch clearance between the modesty panel and the opened door to
protect passengers from being pinched.
7) Modesty panels and the mounting shall withstand normal kicking,
pushing, and pulling loads of 200-pound passengers without permanent
visible deformation.
8) Translucent safety barriers shall be installed at the rear doors, above the
modesty panels, to prevent seated passengers from reaching the open
doors to protect passengers from being pinched.
D. Labels and Decals
1) At least one sign shall be provided on each side of the bus interior to
indicate that seats at the front are priority seats for seniors and persons
with disabilities. Signs shall not be adhered to windows and must be in
English and Spanish. Specific wording to be provided by Sun Metro to
the successful manufacturer.
2) All standard passenger information signs, and any signs required by
Federal law in connection with the operation of emergency exits, shall be
supplied by the manufacturer. Proposer shall supply signage information
as part of their proposals. All signs must be in English and Spanish.
3) All other decals, signs and labels shall be installed in accordance with
City of El Paso/Sun Metro‟s labeling requirements. All must be in English
and Spanish. A list of labels and locations shall be disclosed at the
Engineering Design Review meeting.
26. FLOOR
A. Material
1) Plywood shall be 3/4-inch thick composite material, Greenwood Forest,
XLTM ACQ Bus Panel, or approved equal, undercoated with Corashield for
protection against the elements. If composite floor material is used and
does not require undercoating, manufacturer shall issue a credit to Sun
Metro for the savings of undercoating material and labor.
2) Floor covering shall be Altro two-tone (dark under seat locations – light in
isle) or approved equal.
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3) Step treads with yellow nosing and walking surfaces shall be Altro or
approved equal.
4) Any areas on floor, which are not intended for standees, such as areas
“swept” during passenger door operation, shall be clearly and
permanently marked using the floor covering (different color).
B. Strength
1) The floor deck may be integral with the basic structure or mounted on the
structure securely to prevent chafing or horizontal movement.
2) Robertson flathead, thread cutting type F screws are acceptable to be
used to retain the floor and all floor fasteners shall be serviceable from
one side only. Fasteners shall be coated with Magni 599.
3) Tapping plates used for the floor fasteners shall be no less than the same
thickness as a standard nut, and all floor fasteners shall be secured and
protected from corrosion for the service life of the bus.
4) The floor deck shall be reinforced as needed to support passenger loads
at GVWR, the floor shall have an elastic deflection of no more than 0.60
inches from the normal place.
5) The floor shall withstand the application of 2.5 times gross load weight
without permanent detrimental deformation.
6) Floor and step treads, with covering applied, shall withstand a static load
of at least 150 pounds applied through the flat end of a 1/2-inch diameter
rod, with 1/32-inch radius, without permanent visible deformation.
C. Edges
1) The floor shall be a continuous flat plane except at the entrances, wheel
housings, over the front and center axles but it shall not interfere with the
passenger seating.
2) The surface edges at the floor-wall joints shall be blended with a circular
section of radius not less than 1/4 inch, and a molding or cove shall
prevent debris accumulation between the floor and wheel housings.
D. Floor Protection
1) The floor, as assembled, including the sealer, attachments and covering
shall be waterproof, non-hygroscopic, resistant to wet or dry rot, resistant
to mold growth and impervious to insects.
27. REAR BULKHEAD
A. The rear bulkhead paneling shall be contoured to fit the ceiling, sidewalls, and
seat backs so that any litter, such as a cigarette package or newspaper, will tend
to fall to the floor or seating surface when the bus is on a level surface.
B. Any air vents in this area shall be louvered to reduce airflow noise and to reduce
the probability of trash or litter being thrown or drawn through the grille.
C. The panel, or sections thereof, shall be easily and quickly removable to service
components located on the rear bulkhead using captive, tamper proof fasteners.
D. Construction
1) Interior panels may be integral with, or applied to, the basic bus structure.
2) Interior panels shall be decorated in accordance with the interior
specified.
3) Use of moldings and small pieces of trim shall be minimized, and all parts
shall be functional.
E. Fastening
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1) Interior panels shall be attached so that there are no exposed edges or
rough surfaces.
2) Interior panels and fasteners shall not be easily removable by
passengers.
3) Interior trim fasteners, where required, shall be rivets, cross-recessed
head screws or tamper proof screws.
28. WHEEL HOUSING
A. Construction
1) Wheel housings shall be constructed of corrosion-resistant, fire-resistant
material, wheel housings, as installed and trimmed, shall withstand
impacts of a 2-inch steel ball with at least 200 foot pounds of energy
without penetration. If non-stainless steel housing are used, they are to
be color impregnated throughout.
29. SPLASH APRONS
A. Splash aprons shall be installed behind each wheelhouse extending to within 6
inches of ground.
B. Rear splash aprons may be sectional but shall extend to the full width of the bus
to protect all rear compartments from road splash.
30. FENDER SKIRTS
A. Fender skirts shall be applied to exterior contour of wheelhouses for finished
appearance and to control wheel splash.
B. Fender skirts may extend beyond allowable vehicle width if they are flexible, but
by no more than 3 inches.
31. DOORS
A. Materials
1) Structure of the doors, their attachments, inside and outside trim panels
and any mechanism exposed to the elements shall be durable and
corrosion-resistant.
2) Door construction shall be of corrosion-resistant metal or reinforced
fiberglass as manufactured by the door mechanism manufacturer (Vapor
if used). The use of the bus manufacture‟s door panels with another
manufacture‟s door mechanism is not allowed.
3) The doors, when fully opened, shall provide a firm support and shall not
be damaged if used as an assist by passengers during ingress or egress.
4) Doors, door construction and door mechanisms shall not impede door
opening and closing when coach is stopped, and the horizontal gap from
a boarding platform shall be less than 3 inches.
5) All door operation and accessibility features shall comply with ADA
regulations.
6) Door mechanisms, brackets and linkage shall not prevent complete
motion of any door regardless of the position of any curb or other
stationary obstruction less than 15 inches high.
B. Front Door
1) Front entrance door on right-hand side ahead of front wheel shall be twosection slide-glide type, with clear opening of at least 30 inches.
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2) Meeting edges shall be equipped with 2-inch extruded rubber edges on
each door section that overlap.
C. Rear Door
1) Three doors shall be required, an entrance door located at the front curb
side forward of the front axle, an exit door located forward of the center
axle and one door forward of the drive axle the trailing unit in front of the
rear axle.
2) Rear doors on shall be a two-section type or slide-glide type with clear
opening of at least 30 inches.
3) Meeting edges shall be equipped with 2-inch extruded rubber edges on
each door section that overlap.
D. Dimensions
1) When open, the doors shall leave an opening no less than 77 inches in
height.
2) The clear door opening widths for all doors, including door-mounted
passenger assists or touch bars, shall be no less than 30 inches and
meet all ADA requirements.
E. Glazing
1) Glazing shall be provided for the length of the doors. A bend in the glass
is acceptable, which artificially splits the door with 1/3rd of the glazing at
the top and 2/3rd at the bottom.
2) The edge of a 6-inch high curb shall be visible to the seated driver
through the closed front door when the bus is more than 12 inches from
the curb.
F. Rear Door – sacrificial liners,
1) None
G. Projection
1) Exterior projection of the doors shall be minimized and shall not exceed 8
inches or strike the station platform during the opening of closing cycles
or when doors are fully opened.
2) Projection inside the bus shall not exceed 20 inches.
3) The doors, when closed, shall be effectively sealed and the hard surfaces
of the doors shall be at least 4 inches apart.
H. Door Controls
1) All entrance and exit doors shall be fully air operated with Activair
differential pneumatic door engines, with a five-position door control valve
with single lever handle operating in a horizontal plane.
2) Door operating lever to be splined to shaft and fasteners torqued using
lock-tight on the threads.
3) Operation of, and power to, the passenger doors shall be completely
controlled by the driver.
4) Doors shall open completely in 1 to 3 seconds from the time of control
actuation and shall be subject to adjustment requirements of the
Actuators.
5) A control or valve in the driver‟s compartment shall shut off the power to,
and/or dump the power from, the front door mechanism to permit manual
operation of the front door with the bus shut down.
6) A master door switch which is not within reach of the seated driver shall
when set in the “off” position, close the doors, deactivate the door control
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system, release the interlocks and permit only manual operation of the
doors. Sun Metro‟s usual location of the master switch is behind the
forward facing destination sign access door on the curb side of the bus.
I. Bus Movement Prevention
1) An accelerator interlock shall lock the accelerator in the closed position.
2) A brake interlock shall engage the rear axle service brake system(s)
when the rear door control is activated. A speed sensor shall be installed
that will prevent the doors from opening while the coach is in motion, over
three (3) miles per hour. Speed sensor shall be set so door cannot be
opened until coach comes to a complete stop. The braking effort shall be
adjustable with hand tools only, from zero effort to the maximum
capability of the rear axle brakes.
3) The adjustment device shall be enclosed in a tamper-proof housing, if
located inside the bus.
J. Passenger-controlled Rear Doors
1) The rear door control shall be limited to unlocking and enabling the
opening mechanism, which shall be signaled by illumination of a green
LED light near the door. A decal located on the interior door panels will
advise the passenger to “Wait for green light to open doors”.
2) The door is opened by operator activation of the door control lever
located in the operator‟s work station.
3) Closing Force No more than a 10-pound force shall be imposed
on a 1-square-inch area of any passenger struck by a closing rear door.
4) A maximum force of 35 pounds shall be required for a passenger to free
himself after having either door close upon him, even if the sensitive edge
or safety device on the rear door is inoperative.
K. Actuators
1) Door actuators shall be adjustable without using tools so that the door
opening and closing speeds can be independently adjusted from 1
second up to 3 seconds .
2) Actuators and the complex door mechanism shall be concealed from
passengers but shall be easily accessible for servicing.
3) All elements of the door and actuator system shall operate without a
Class 3 failure for 50,000 miles on the design operating profile.
L. Emergency Operation
1) In the event of an emergency, it shall be possible to open the doors
manually from inside the bus using a force of no more than 25 pounds
after actuating an unlocking device at each door.
2) The unlocking devices shall be clearly marked as an emergency only
device and shall require two distinct actions to actuate. Sun Metro to
approve manufacture‟s design.
3) The door emergency unlocking device shall be accessible from the
entrance and exit door areas. When this emergency device is actuated,
the door interlock brake system shall apply to stop the bus.
4) Locked doors shall require a force of more than 100 pounds to open
manually.
5) When the locked doors are manually forced to open, damage shall be
limited to the bending of minor door linkage with no resulting damage to
the doors, engines and complex mechanism.
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32. SERVICE COMPARTMENTS AND ACCESS DOORS
A. General
1) Access for maintenance and replacement of equipment shall be provided
by panels and doors that appear to be an integral part of the interior.
2) Service compartments and access doors shall be fully operational when
the bus is in the docked position.
3) Removal of fixtures or equipment unrelated to the repair task to gain
access shall be minimized.
4) Access doors shall be hinged with props, as necessary to hold the doors
out of the mechanic‟s way.
5) Panel fasteners shall be standardized so that only one tool is required to
service all special fasteners within the bus.
6) All fasteners that retain access panels affected by recommended
preventative maintenance tasks shall be captive in the cover.
7) Access doors with top hinges shall have safety props stored behind the
door or on the doorframe.
8) All access doors shall be retained in the open position by props or
counterbalancing with over-center or gas-filled springs.
9) Springs and hinges shall be corrosion-resistant and shall last for the bus‟s
service life.
10) Latch handles shall be flush with, or recessed behind, the body contour
and shall be sized to provide an adequate grip for opening.
11) Access door shall be of rugged construction and shall be capable of
withstanding severe abuse throughout the life of the bus.
12) Access openings shall be sized for easy performance of tasks within the
compartment including tool-operating space.
B. Interior Access Panels
1) General
a) Retention of all interior access panels, except on the door actuator
compartments, shall be with tamper-proof screws. Torx head
screws are acceptable.
b) Access doors for the door actuator compartments shall be
secured with hand screws or latches, and shall prevent entry of
mechanism lubricant into the bus interior.
2) Radio and Surveillance System Compartments
a) A compartment shall be provided to accommodate a
communication and surveillance system within the bus interior.
b) It shall be located within 5 feet of the driver‟s seat.
c) The compartment shall include a clear space, 42 inches high by
18 inches wide by 20 inches deep for location of the radio. The
compartment shall be ventilated with a fan.
d) It shall be accessible from inside the bus and shall be a lockable,
splash proof design when the service door is secured.
e) The radio compartment shall be supplied with 30-amp, 12-volt,
DC, protected service with positive and negative leads.
f) A location convenient to the driver shall be provided for the radio
control head, speaker, and handset.
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g) The antenna mountings and lead terminations shall be accessible
from the bus interior.
h) The compartment shall be actively ventilated.
C. Floor Access
1) Access openings in the floor shall be sealed to prevent entry of fumes
and water into the bus interior.
2) Flooring materials shall be flush with the floor and shall be edge-bound
with stainless steel or aluminum to prevent the edges from coming loose.
3) Access openings shall be non-symmetrical so that the ribs of reinstalled
flooring (if used) shall be properly aligned.
4) Captive fasteners shall tighten flush with the floor.
D. Exterior Panels and Access Doors
1) General
a) Conventional or pantograph hinged doors shall be used for the
engine compartment and for all auxiliary equipment compartments
including doors for checking the quantity and adding engine
coolant, engine lubricant, transmission fluid and liquid to the
windshield washer reservoir and for access to the battery
compartment master switch.
b) Access to these compartments shall be from outside the bus.
c) Engine coolant, lubricant and transmission fluid shall be checked
and adjusted through the same access doors.
d) Access door shall close flush with the body surface.
e) Access doors shall be hinged at the top or on the forward edge
and shall be prevented from coming loose or opening during
transit service in the washing operations.
f) Access doors shall be fully functional and open completely
regardless of the bus‟s docked position.
2) Wheel Skirts
a) Wheel skirts shall be installed on all wheels.
b) Wheel skirts shall be no less than 16 inches from ground level.
c) The horizontal distance of wheel skirt protruding from the bus
body panel must be less than 3 inches and must clear the station
platform, please refer to Exhibit 1 for station design details.
d) The wheel skirts shall be finished to the graphic design of the bus
exterior.
e) Wheel skirts shall be removable and installable without tools.
E. Large Access Doors
1) Large access doors shall hinge up and out of the way or fold flat against
the bus body and shall be easily operable by one person.
2) Doors hinged at the top shall be provided with heavy duty, gas filled lifts,
equipped with a positive means of locking to keep the doors in the open
position.
3) Large access doors, when opened, shall not restrict access for servicing
other components or systems.
4) Locks requiring a nominal 5/16-inch, male, square end tool to open them
shall be installed on major access doors. The locks shall be standardized
so that only one tool is required to open all major access doors on the bus
with the exception of the fuel fill door, which shall be equipped with an
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over center gas spring to keep it open or closed and the battery
disconnect door which shall be equipped with spring loaded springs.
5) A counter-balance or spring system should operate large doors but, if not
practicable, a powered assist device may be used, provided it is equipped
with an emergency system to open the doors manually in less than 30
seconds. The emergency system shall be easily accessible and quickly
operable by one person in the event of a power or air system failure or
engine compartment fire.
F. The Battery Compartment
1) The battery compartment shall prevent accumulation of road debris on
top of the batteries and shall be vented and self-draining.
2) Minimal components shall be located within the battery compartment, and
the compartment itself, shall be protected from damage or corrosion from
the electrolyte.
3) The inside surface of the battery compartment‟s access door shall be
electrically insulated to prevent the battery terminals shorting on the door
if the door is damaged in any accident or if a battery comes loose.
4) Located on the inboard side of the door shall be a permanently mounted
laminated illustration of the battery orientation, battery cable routing,
cable clamping and battery connections to allow easy replacement and
connections by a mechanic.
33. ROOF VENTILATORS
A. Two or three emergency escape hatch/roof ventilator combinations shall be
provided in the roof (depending on apace availability) of the bus approximately
over each axle, or other City of El Paso/Sun Metro‟s approved suitable location,
which will comply with FMVSS requirements (FMVSS 217).
B. When open with the bus in motion, these escape hatch/roof ventilators shall
provide fresh air inside the bus.
C. Each ventilator shall be easily opened and closed manually by a 50th percentile
female. If roof ventilator(s) cannot be reached by a 50th percentile female, then
motorized escape hatches are to be provided. Motorized escape hatches shall
use heavy duty momentary toggle switches located in the operator‟s work station
for activation in each location.
D. The ventilators shall cover an opening area no less than 425 square inches and
shall be capable of being positioned as a scoop with either the leading or trailing
edge no less than 4 inches, or with all four edges raised simultaneously to a
height no less than 3-1/2 inches.
34. WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
A. Wipers
1) The bus shall be equipped with an electric variable speed and pulse
windshield wiper for each half of the windshield with one control for each
side.
2) No part of the windshield wiper mechanism shall be damaged by manual
manipulation of the arms.
3) At 60 mph, no more than 10 percent (10%) of the wiped area shall be lost
due to windshield wiper lift.
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4) Both wipers shall park along the center or bottom edges of the windshield
glass.
5) Windshield wiper motors and mechanisms shall be easily accessible for
repairs or service from inside or outside the bus and shall be removable
as complete units.
B. Washers
1) The windshield washer system shall deposit washing fluid on the
windshield and, when used with the wipers (wet arm system), shall evenly
and completely wet the entire wiped area.
2) Fluid shall be purged from the lines after each use of the washers.
3) The windshield washer system shall have a minimum 5-gallon reservoir,
located for easy refilling and protected from freezing.
4) Reservoir pumps, lines, and fittings shall be corrosion-resistant, and the
reservoir itself shall be translucent for easy determination of fluid level.
35. LIGHTING, CONTROLS, INSTRUMENTS
A. Exterior Lighting
1) General
a) With the exception of the high-beam portion of the headlights, all
exterior lighting shall be light emitting diode (LED) type lights.
High-beam portion of headlights shall be halogen type (unless
LED technology has been approved for High-beam operation by
FMVSS).
b) All exterior lights shall be sealed to prevent entry and
accumulation of moisture or dust, and each lamp shall be
replaceable in less than 15 minutes by a mechanic.
c) Lights mounted on the engine compartment doors shall be
protected from the impact shock of door opening and closing.
d) Lights, lenses and fixtures shall be interchangeable to the extent
practicable.
e) Lights at the rear of the bus shall be visible from behind when the
engine service doors are opened.
f) The manufacturer shall furnish a bus with daytime running lights.
g) Sun Metro currently uses dialight brand exterior lighting.
B. Warning Lights and Sounds
1) Visible and audible warning shall inform following vehicles or pedestrians
of reverse operation.
2) Visible reverse operation warning shall conform to SAE Standard J593.
3) Audible reverse operation warning shall conform to SAE Recommended
Practice J994-Type C or D.
C. Front and Rear Door Lamps
1) Curb and step well lights shall be diffused LED type lights.
2) Lights at the front and rear doors shall activate only when the doors open
and shall illuminate the street surface to a level of no less than 1 footcandle for a distance of 3 feet outward from the lowest step tread edge.
3) The lights shall be positioned above or below the lower daylight opening
of the windows and shall be shielded to protect the eyes of entering and
exiting passengers.
4) The door header light shall be LED type lights.
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D. Headlights
1) Headlights shall be LED except for the high beam.
2) High beam, low beam functions shall be controlled by a driver‟s left foot
switch, sealed and protected from moisture.
E. Directional Signals
1) Rear directional signals shall be of minimum dimensions of 7 inches
round.
2) Front lights shall have a sealed amber lens; rear lights shall have a
sealed red lens.
3) Directional signals shall be controlled by two-foot switches located by the
left foot of the operator on the floor.
4) All external directional signal lights shall be LED type lights and
warranted for the life of the vehicle.
5) Stop and Tail Lights - There shall be six, 7” circular light (3 per side)
assemblies to give indication of direction (amber), stop/tail (red) and
back-up (white) operation.
6) Two (2) stop light only 7” lights shall be located in the upper compartment
of the rear of the bus. These lights shall only illuminate when the brakes
are applied. If space limitations prevent a 7” light from being installed in
the upper compartment area, an 18” LED strip may be mounted vertically
(location to be approved by Sun Metro).
7) The lights shall be visible even when the rear engine door is open, to
provide warning to oncoming vehicles if the vehicle is disabled along the
road and to maximize service access when rear and side closure doors
are opened.
8) All stop and tail lights shall be Dialight LED type lights and warranted for
the life of the vehicle.
F. Reflectors
1) Rear Mounted Reflectors
a) Three rectangular dual red reflectors shall be mounted between
the stop and tail lamps and the three rear directional signals.
b) Side Mounted Reflectors
c) Three amber reflectors shall be mounted on each side at the front.
d) Three red reflectors shall be mounted on each side at the rear.
G. Marker Lights
1) Individual roof marker lights shall be provided at each corner of bus, with
amber front and red rear lens.
2) All marker lights shall be LED type lights and warranted for the life of the
vehicle.
H. Identification Lights
1) Identification lights shall be mounted at front and rear center of roof crown
panels.
2) The front shall be amber lenses.
3) The rear lenses shall be red lenses.
4) All identification lights shall be LED type lights.
I. Side Directional Lights
1) Two (2) side directional lights with an amber lens, to function with front
and rear directional signals, shall be mounted to each side of the bus.
2) All side directional lights shall be LED type lights.
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J. Hazard Lights
1) A circuit shall be provided for the directional signals which, when on, will
cause them to function as traffic hazard warning signals.
2) These hazard warning signals shall also be activated when the
wheelchair ramp is active.
K. License Light
1) A 2-candlepower LED rear license plate light shall be provided in the
license plate location.
L. Service Area Lighting
1) Service area lights shall be diffused/flood LED type lights.
2) Lights shall be provided in the engine compartment to generally illuminate
the area for night emergency repairs or adjustments.
3) The lights shall be controlled by a switch located near the rear start
controls in the engine compartment.
4) Lights located in other service compartments, shall be LED type lights
and be provided with momentary contact switches on the light fixture or
other approved configuration.
M. Passenger Interior Lighting
1) The passenger interior lighting system shall be a LED lighting system or
approved equal. The interior lighting system shall provide a minimum 15
foot-candle illumination on a 1 square foot plane at an angle of 45 degree
from horizontal, center 33 inches above the floor and 24 inches in front of
the seat back at each seat position. Allowable average light level for the
rear bench seats shall be 7 foot-candles. Floor surface in the aisles shall
be a minimum of 10 foot-candles, vestibule area a minimum of 4 footcandles with the front doors open and minimum of 2 foot-candles with the
front doors closed. The front entrance area and curb lights shall illuminate
when the front door is open and master run switch is in the “Lights”
positions. Rear exit area and curb lights shall illuminate when rear door is
unlocked.
2) The light source shall be located to minimize windshield glare with
distribution of the light focused primarily on the passengers‟ reading plane
while casting sufficient light onto the advertising display. The brightness
of each individual light fixture shall be software programmable to minimize
glare. Photo sensor detects and adjusts light level automatically relative
to ambient light for passenger comfort. The lighting system shall interface
with vehicle multiplex control systems supplied by various vendors
through a J1939 gateway with serial data input or discrete inputs to
automatically adjust the brightness of each individual light fixture to
improve driver‟s visibility when the windshield wiper motor is set at high
speed. High power 1 watt solid state LED strip shall be in approximately
fourteen (14) inches increment with high power 1 watt LED manufactured
by either Nichia or Philips or approved equal with expectation to maintain
on average 60%-70% of original brightness after 60,000 hours of
operation.
3) Lens material shall be non-flammable polycarbonate in compliance with
Doc 90A. Lens shall be designed to effectively “mask” all individual LED‟s
to make them invisible and there shall be no visible “hot spot” or “dark
spot”. Lens shall be sealed to inhibit incursion of dust and insects yet are
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easily removable for service. If threaded fasteners are used they must be
held captive in the lens. Access panels shall be provided to allow
servicing of components located behind light panels.
4) Individual driver module shall be provided for each light fixture. Driver
module shall have built-in self-protection of thermal shut-down and
restart, PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) output to regulate light level,
reverse polarity protect and rebuildable.
5) When the master switch is in the RUN or NITE/RUN mode, the first light
module on each side of the coach shall slowly fade to darkness when the
front door is in the closed position and light output shall gradually
illuminate to reach maximum light level when the door is opened. Solid
state LED lighting shall have unlimited on-off cycles. “Fade to Darkness”
specifically how much light will decrease shall be discussed and
determined at the preconstruction meeting with the successful
manufacturer.
6) Failure of any light fixture or driver module shall be broadcasted via
telltale light panel or dashboard display. The system will look for supply
current and lighting fixture temperature to be approximately the same for
all of the driver modules, and will show which module(s) seem to have a
problem.
7) The light system may be designed to form part of the entire air distribution
duct.
N. Switch Functions and Lighting Actions
1) When the independent switch is in the “on” position, then all interior lights
will be lit regardless what position the “Master Run Switch” is in.
2) When the independent switch is in the “normal” position and when the
front doors are open, then all interior lights will be lit.
3) When the front doors are in the closed position, then the right and left
interior front two (2) lights will not be lit.
4) When independent switch is in the “off” position, then none of the lights
will be lit.
5) When independent switch is in the “normal” position, then all lights will be
lit.
6) The right and left bank dome lights shall have the capability to be
independently switched on and off.
O. Driver‟s Lighting
1) The driver‟s area shall have a flood type LED light to provide general
illumination, and it shall illuminate the half of the steering wheel nearest
the driver to a level of 10 to 15 foot-candles.
2) This light shall be controlled by a switch that is convenient to the driver.
P. Driver Controls
1) General
a) All switches and controls necessary for the operation of the bus
shall be conveniently located in the driver‟s area and shall provide
ease of operation.
b) Switches and controls shall be essentially within the hand reach
envelope described in SAE Recommended Practice, J287, Driver
Hand Control Reach.
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c) Controls shall be located so that boarding passengers may not
easily tamper with control settings.
d) All switches and controls shall be marked with easily read
identifiers compliant to FMVSS requirements.
e) All panel-mounted switches and controls shall be replaceable, and
the wiring at these controls shall be serviceable from the vestibule
or the driver‟s seat.
f) Switches, controls and instruments shall be dust and waterresistant.
g) The ABS diagnostics switch shall be isolated in the destination
sign compartment.
h) All required switches and controls are included in Table 4-7.
Q. Accelerator and Brake Pedals
1) Accelerator and brake pedals shall be adjustable type controlled by the
operator in the seated position.
2) Foot surfaces of the pedals shall be faced with wear-resistant, non-skid,
replaceable material.
3) Pedal travel shall be limited by stops under the pedals.
R. Engine Operation Controls
1) Controls for engine operation shall be closely grouped within the driver‟s
compartment.
2) These controls include separate master run switch and start or button
switch.
3) The run switch shall be a four-position switch with the following functions:
a) STOP ENGINE. All electrical systems off, except power available
for the interior lighting, stop lights, turn lights, hazard lights, silent
alarm, horn, fire suppression and gas detection systems and fare
box.
b) NIGHT PARK. All electrical systems off, except those listed in “off”
and power to radio and marker lights.
c) DAY RUN. All electrical systems and engine on, except the
headlights, parking lights and marker lights.
d) NITE RUN. All electrical systems and engine on.
S. Door, Kneel, Wiper, Turn Signal Controls
1) The door control, kneel control, windshield wiper/washer controls, and run
switch shall be in the most convenient driver locations. They shall be
identifiable by shape, touch, and markings.
2) Turn signal controls shall be floor-mounted, foot-controlled, waterproof,
heavy-duty, momentary contact switches.
T. Instrumentation
1) The speedometer, air pressure gauge(s) and certain indicator lights shall
be located on the front cowl immediately ahead of the steering wheel.
2) The steering wheel or rim shall not obstruct the driver‟s vision of the
instruments when the steering wheel is in the straight-ahead position.
3) Illumination of the instruments shall be simultaneous with the marker
lamps.
4) Glare or reflection in the windshield, side window or front door windows
from the instruments, indicators or other controls shall be minimized;
instruments and indicators shall be easily readable in direct sunlight.
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Multiplex programming after the entry and exit doors are closed may be
necessary to minimize glare or reflection.
5) Indicator lights immediately in front of the driver shall include:
a) High beam headlamp
b) Right turn
c) Left turn
d) Hazard warning (may be common with turn signal indicators)
e) Exit door open or unlocked
f) Parking brake applied
g) Service brakes applied (may be common with parking brake
indicator)
6) Instrument panel shall include:
a) A speedometer indicating no less than 80 mph and calibrated in
maximum increments of 5 mph. The speedometer shall be a
rotating pointer type, with a dial deflection of 220o to 270o and 40
mph near the top of the dial. It shall be equipped with an odometer
registering to the 1/10 mile, with a capacity reading no less than
999,999 miles. The speedometer shall be sized and accurate in
accordance with SAE Recommended Practice J678.
b) Air brake reservoir pressure gauge(s) with indicators for primary
and secondary air tanks and voltmeter(s) to indicate the operating
voltage across the bus batteries.
7) Instrument panel and wiring shall be easily accessible for service from the
driver‟s seat or top of the panel.
8) Instrument panel wiring shall have sufficient length and be routed to
permit service without stretching or chafing the wires.
Table 4-1: Required Switches & Controls
Switches
Controls
Master Run Switch
Accelerator Pedal
Start Button or Switch
Brake Pedal
Kneel Switch
Door Control (see Section 12.G.1)
Turn Signal Switch(s) (floor mounted momentary)
Interior Lighting Switch (adjustable)
Instrument Panel Lighting Intensity Control
Passenger Chime Override Switch
Driver‟s Area Light Switch
REI surveillance system incident index
Push Button
Hazard Warning Switch
Horn Button in Steering Wheel Hub,
Protected to Preclude Accumulation of
Transfer Punches in Steering Wheel Hum
(No identifier Required)
Foot-controlled Headlight Dimmer Switch
Waterproof (No Identifier Required)
Windshield Wipers
Windshield Wipers
Interior Climate Control
Defroster Control
Driver‟s Heat Control
Destination Sign Controls
(location to be approved by Sun Metro)
Parking/Emergency Brake Control (Actuation of
brake, not control, shall be indicated to the driver )
Transmission Control
Front Door Dump Valve
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Table 4-1: Required Switches & Controls
Switches
Fast Idle Switch
Diagnostic Light Panel Test Switch(es) (if
applicable)
Master Door Switch
Ramp Master Switch
Retarder enable (isolated in destination sign
compartment
ABS Diagnostics (isolated in destination
sign
compartment)
Engine stop overrule
Controls
36. ONBOARD DIAGNOSTICS
A. Critical systems or components shall be monitored by using a built-in diagnostic
system that has visual and audible indicators.
B. The diagnostic indicator lamp panel shall be located in clear sight of the driver
but need not be immediately in front of him.
C. The indicator lamp intensity must permit easy determination of status in bright
sunlight, while not causing a distraction or visibility problem at night.
D. All indicators must have a method of momentarily testing its operation.
E. Wherever possible, sensors shall be of the closed circuit type, so that failure of
the circuit and/or sensor shall activate the malfunction indicator.
F. An audible alarm must sound when certain malfunctions are detected by the
diagnostic system. The audible alarm must be loud enough to make the driver
aware of its operation and to be instructed to discontinue operation of the bus.
G. All buses must be equipped with the malfunction and other indicators listed in
Table 4-2.
H. Space shall be provided on the panel for future additions of indicators as the
capability of onboard diagnostic systems improves. No less than 5.
Table 4-2: Required On-Board Diagnostic Indicators
Alert Function
Visible
Audible Notes
Indicator
Alarm
Low Oil*
Yes
Yes
(Engine oil pressure low)
Hot Engine*
Yes
Yes
(Engine coolant temperature high)
Low Air
Yes
Yes
(Air system pressure low in primary or
secondary reservoirs)
Low Coolant*
Yes
Yes
(Radiator water level low)
Generator Stop
Yes
No
(Generator not charging)
Kneel
Yes
Yes
(Kneeling system activated)
ABS
Yes
No
(Brake antilock system failure if applicable)
A/C Stop
Yes
No
(Compressor off at high/low switch (if
applicable))
Fire
Yes
Yes
(Over temperature in engine compartment) (This
alarm must be a buzzer, separate from the other
audible alarms). Also see Section 70.
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Wheelchair Stop
Request
Ramp Not Stowed
Wheelchair Ramp
Exit Door(s)
Yes
No
(Passenger in Wheelchair area requesting stop)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
(When wheelchair ramp is not properly stowed)
(When wheelchair ramp is activated)
(When operator door lever is in exit door
position)
(When fuel door is not closed securely)
(When fuel system detects low fuel pressure)
(When exit door(s) detect an obstruction)
(When CNG fuel level is low)
(When transmission fault code detected)
Fuel Door
Yes
No
Gas PSI
Yes
No
Sensitive Edge
Yes
No
Low Fuel
Yes
No
Check
Yes
No
Transmission
Check Engine
Yes
No
(When engine fault code detected)
Door Interlock
Yes
No
(When interlock system is applied)
*Visual indicator may be common; however, both functions shall be provided
37. NOT USED
38. INTERIOR TRIM
A. General
1) The interior shall be generally pleasing, simple, modern, and free from
superficial design motifs.
2) It shall have no sharp depressions or inaccessible areas and shall be
easy to clean and maintain using mops and broom.
3) To the extent practicable, all interior surfaces more than 10 inches below
the lower edge of the side windows, or windshield shall be shaped so that
objects placed on them fall to the floor when the bus is parked on a level
surface.
4) The entire interior shall be cleanable with a water hose when necessary.
Water and soap should not normally be sprayed directly on the instrument
and switch panels.
5) Handholds, lights, air vents, armrests and other interior fittings shall
appear to be integral with the bus interior.
6) There shall be no sharp, abrasive edges and surfaces and no
unnecessary hazardous protuberances.
7) Trim and attachment details shall be kept simple and unobtrusive.
8) Interior trim shall be secured to avoid resonant vibrations under normal
operational conditions.
9) Unless otherwise specified, materials shall be:
a) Selected on the basis of ease of maintenance, durability,
appearance, safety, and tactile qualities;
b) Strong enough to resist everyday abuse and vandalism, resistant
to scratches and vandalism; and
c) Fire-resistant, except vinyl seat coverings which shall meet the
requirements of DOT, FTA and Federal Specification CCC-A680a
Class 2(1)1 and seating upholstery textiles which shall meet the
requirements for textiles in Federal Aviation Regulations Section
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25.853(b), as tested in accordance with Appendix F of section
25.853(b).
B. Trim Panels
1) Sidewall panels below the windows are to be constructed of 1/10-inch
D91-60 Slate Gray colored melamine????. Lower sidewall trim strips are
to be constructed of smooth anodized aluminum.
2) The side window post cap mullions are to be constructed of Antique
White Gloss color impregnated acrylic material????. Painted material is
not acceptable.
3) Left-hand and right-hand upper front trim shall be acrylic material
coordinated in color to match the ceiling.
C. Headlining
1) Ceiling trim panels shall be Melamine, or approved equal, 1/10-inch
minimum thickness, in an Antiques White Gloss color.
2) Headlining shall be supported to prevent buckling, drumming or flexing
and shall be secured without loose edges.
3) Headlining materials shall be treated or insulated to prevent marks due to
condensation where panels are in contact with metal members.
4) Moldings and trim strips, as required to make the edges tamperproof,
shall be the same material and color as the ceiling material.
5) Headlining panels covering operational equipment that is mounted above
the ceiling shall be on hinges for ease of service, but retained to prevent
inadvertent opening.
6) Ceiling insulation shall be 1 inch thick polyisocyanurate foam.
39. FRONT END
A. The entire front end of the bus shall be sealed to prevent debris accumulation
behind the dash and to prevent the driver from kicking or fouling wiring and other
equipment.
B. The front end shall be free of protrusions that are hazardous to passengers
standing or walking in the front of the bus during rapid decelerations.
C. The front and any trim around the driver‟s compartment shall be formed metal or
plastic material.
D. Formed metal dash panels shall be painted and finished to exterior quality.
E. Plastic dash panels shall be reinforced, as necessary, vandal-resistant, and
replaceable.
F. All colored, painted and plated parts forward from the driver‟s barrier shall be
finished with a dull matte surface.
G. Color shall be black in color to minimize reflections and glare in the driver‟s
windshield.
40. REAR END
A. The rear bulkhead and rear interior surfaces shall be paneled with fiberglass
material, color impregnated and trimmed with the same material.
B. Color shall match or coordinate with the balance of the interior.
C. Rear lounge seat riser is to be covered with floor material matching the dark color
of the floor.
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41. PASSENGER INFORMATION AND ADVERTISING
A. Provisions must be made on the rear of the driver‟s barrier for a frame, to hold
information media, sized 21 inches wide by 22 inches high.
B. Provisions must be made for the length of the bus for channels in the light
fixtures, which must accommodate advertising media 11 inches high by 0.09
inches thick. These channels must be located at the aisle side.
C. The retainers may be concave and shall support the media without adhesives.
Fifty (50) retainers shall be provided with each bus.
D. The media shall be illuminated by the interior lighting system.
42. PASSENGER SEATING
A. Arrangements
1) Seating capacity shall be no less than 55 passengers with two (2)
wheelchairs in positions.
2) Seats shall be arranged in the standard fixed route two (2) position
forward facing configuration.
3) The passenger seats shall be arranged in a forward facing configuration.
4) Seat mountings and attachments shall be cantilevered design to prevent
debris accumulation.
5) The aisle between the seats shall be no less than 16 inches wide at
seated passenger hip height and 20 inches at standing passenger hip
height.
B. Structure and Design
1) Passenger seats shall be stainless steel USSC Aeries model or approved
equal.
2) The passenger seat and its supporting structure shall be constructed and
mounted so that space under the seat is maximized to increase
wheelchair maneuvering room and is completely free of obstructions to
facilitate cleaning.
3) The structure shall be fully cantilevered from the sidewall with sufficient
strength for the intended service.
4) The lowest part of the seat assembly that is within 12 inches of the aisle
shall be at least 10 inches above the floor.
5) The underside of the seat and the sidewall shall be configured to prevent
debris accumulation and the transition from the seat underside to the
sidewall to the floor cove radius shall be smooth.
6) All objects, including seat backs, modesty panels, and longitudinal seats,
in front of forward facing seats shall not impart a compressive load in
excess of 1,000 pounds onto the femur of passengers ranging in size
from a 108 pound female to a 170 pound 5‟ 10” male during a 10g
deceleration of the bus. This deceleration shall peak at 0.05+0.015
seconds from initiation. Permanent deformation of the seat resulting from
two 95th percentile males striking the seat back during this 10g
deceleration shall not exceed 2 inches, measured at the aisle side of the
seat. Structural failure of any part of the seat or sidewall shall not
introduce a laceration hazard.
7) The seat assembly shall withstand static vertical forces of 500 pounds
applied to the top of the seat cushion in each seating position with less
than 1/4-inch permanent deformation in the seat or its mountings. The
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seat assembly shall withstand static horizontal forces of 500 pounds
evenly distributed along the top of the seat back with less than 1/4-inch
permanent deformation in the seat or its mountings.
8) The seat backs at the aisle position and at the window position shall
withstand repeated impacts of two 40-pound sandbags without visible
deterioration. One sandbag shall strike the front 40,000 times and the
other sandbag shall strike the rear 40,000 times. Each sandbag shall be
suspended on a 36-inch pendulum and shall strike the seat back 10,000
times each from distances of 6, 8, 10 and 12 inches. Seats at both
seating positions shall withstand 4,000 vertical drops of 40-pound
sandbag without visible deterioration. The sandbag shall be dropped
1,000 times each from heights of 6, 8, 10 and 12 inches.
9) Seat cushions shall withstand 100,000 randomly positioned 3-1/2-inch
drops of a squirming, 150-pound, smooth-surfaced, buttocks-shaped
striker with only minimal wear on the seat covering.
10) Longitudinal seats may be mounted on the wheelhouses. When folded
up, will make way for one wheelchair per unit of 3 each longitudinal seat.
Armrests shall be included on the ends of each set of longitudinal seats
except on the forward end of a seat set that is immediately to the rear of
the driver‟s barrier or a modesty panel and these fixtures perform the
function of restraining passengers from sliding forward off the seat.
Armrests are not required on longitudinal seats located in the wheelchair
parking area that fold up when the armrest on the adjacent fixed
longitudinal seat is within 1-1/2 to 3-1/2 inches of the end of the seat
cushion surface. Armrests shall be located from 7 to 9 inches above the
seat cushion surface. The area between the armrest and the seat cushion
shall be closed by a barrier or panel and still be constructed and trimmed
to complement the modesty panels. The top and sides of the armrests
shall have a minimum width of 2 inches and shall be free from sharp
protrusions that form a safety hazard.
11) Seat back handholds and armrests shall withstand static horizontal and
vertical forces of 250 pounds applied anywhere along their length with
less than 1/4 inch permanent deformation. Seat back handholds and
armrests shall withstand 25,000 impacts in each direction of a horizontal
force of 125 pounds with less than 1/4-inch permanent deformation and
without visible deterioration.
C. Construction and Materials
1) Seat material of the standard configuration seat shall be one-piece
construction, with vendor supplied standard materials or polyurethane
foam. Coloring shall be consistent throughout the seat material, with no
visually exposed portion painted. Any visually exposed metal of the
standard seat structure including mounting brackets and other
components shall be stainless steel. The seat shall be contoured for
individuality, lateral support and maximum comfort and shall fit the
framework to reduce exposed edges. Complete seat assemblies shall be
interchangeable to the extent practicable. The shell shall be recessed in
seat and back areas to accept padded inserts.
2) All forward facing seats are to have a molded stainless steel back trim
panel, recessed for knee room.
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3) Seating and interior trim shall have features to improve safety, comfort,
and capacity. Seating capacity shall be no less than 55 when allowing
accommodation for two (2) wheelchairs. Materials used shall minimize
damage from vandalism and shall reduce cleaning time. The seat shall be
contoured for lateral support, individuality and comfort to each individual
passenger and constructed of energy absorbing materials.
4) The upper rear portion of the seat back, seat back handhold and upper
rear surface of the modesty panels shall be constructed of energy
absorbing materials. During the 10g deceleration of Subsection 4.17.02
hereof, the HIC number shall not exceed 400 for passengers ranging in
size from a 6 year old child through a 95th-percentile male. The minimum
radius of any part of the seat back, handhold or modesty panel in the
head or chest impact zone shall be a nominal 1/4 inch. Color of the
padding shall complement the balance of the interior and shall be
consistent throughout the material. Seats, back cushions and other pads
shall be securely attached and shall be detachable by means of a simple
release mechanism employing a special tool so that they are easily
removed by the maintenance staff but not by the passengers. To the
extent practicable, seat cushions and pads shall be interchangeable
throughout. All materials and workmanship shall conform to SPI
standards and specifications in tests for plastic foam. Materials shall have
high resistance to tearing, flexing and wetting.
D. Wheelchair Seat Position
1) Three or more longitudinal (sets of 2 each) seat assemblies shall be
installed to provide parking space and secure tie down for passengers in
wheelchairs.
2) These seat assemblies shall have the capabilities of folding up to make
way for two (2) wheelchairs and when no wheelchair is parked these
seats must be able to fold down for regular seating.
3) Maneuvering room inside the bus shall accommodate easy travel for two
passengers in wheelchairs from the loading devise through the bus to the
designated parking area and backing out.
4) No portion of the wheelchair or its occupant shall protrude into the normal
aisle of the bus when parked in the designated parking space.
5) As a guide, no width dimension should be less than 34 inches; areas
requiring 90o turns of wheelchairs should have a clearance arc dimension
no less than 45 inches; and in the parking area, where 180o degree turns
are expected, space should be clear in a full 60-inch diameter circle.
6) A vertical clearance of 12 inches above the floor surface should be
provided on the outside of turning areas for wheelchair footrest clearance.
7) LED lights shall be provided above the doorway equipped with the
wheelchair ramp to floodlight the loading area. The lamps shall illuminate
when the ramp is in operation and shall illuminate the street surface to a
level of no less than 1 foot-candle for a distance of 3 feet outward from
the lowest step tread edge.
8) Wheelchair position, chair restraints and passenger tie down shall meet
all Federal and Texas State safety requirements.
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43. DRIVER‟S SEAT
A. Structure and Materials
1) Seat must be a Recaro Ergo-Metro air ride bus driver‟s seat, with a high
back cushion and headrest and an air adjustable lumbar support, side
bolster, 3-point, 72” restraint (Orange color), 20” cushion width, 9” travel
fore-aft nominal or approved equal. Seat shall have, silicone foam,
adjustable seat belt D ring, adjustable armrests.
2) Upholstery must be Dark Blue – all cloth.
3) Driver seat shall not be restricted in any range of adjustment by any part
of the bus or other object or device.
4) The driver seat mounting pedestal shall be powder coated black.
44. SEAT BELTS
A. All visually exposed metal on the driver‟s seat, including the pedestal, shall be
aluminum, stainless steel or powder coated steel.
B. Required seat belts shall be fastened to the seat so that the seat may be
adjusted by the driver without resetting the seat belt.
C. Seat belts shall be stored in automatic retractors.
D. The driver seat shall be equipped to provide an audible and visual alarm if the
seat belt is not engaged. Wiring for the seat belt engaged circuit shall be routed
in such a way to prevent and operator from disconnecting the wiring,
E. The seat belt shall have an integrated shoulder belt. All belts shall be 72” and be
orange in color.
45. FLOOR COVERING
A. Vestibule
1) The floor in the vestibule shall be covered with 3/16-inch, non-skid,
composition material that remains effective in all weather conditions.
2) The floor covering, as well as transitions of flooring material to the main
floor and to the entrance area, shall be smooth and present no tripping
hazards.
3) The standee line shall be at least 2 inches wide and shall extend across
the bus aisle in line with the driver‟s barrier.
4) The standee line color must be the same color as the edge of the steps,
bright yellow.
5) Two (2) tone color, Altro flooring material shall be consistent throughout
the floor covering. Dark color under the seat locations and light color in
the isle. Two (2) tone is also to be utilized in the exit door areas. Dark
color in the no standee areas due to door sweep and light color in the
safe walk/stand areas. Specific colors to be determined at the pre-bid
meeting.
B. Driver‟s Compartment
1) The floor in the driver‟s compartment shall be easy to clean and shall be
arranged so as to prevent debris accumulation.
2) Floor covering must be 3/16-inch thick, ribbed or smooth surface, heavyduty, rubber composition material.
3) Color of the driver‟s floor shall be coordinated with the vestibule.
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C. Passenger Area
1) The floor in the passenger area shall be covered with non-skid
composition material that remains effective in all weather conditions.
2) A one-piece center strip shall extend from the rear seat between the aisle
sides of the seats to the standee line.
3) The covering between the center strip and the wheel housings may be
separate pieces.
4) The floor covering shall closely fit the sidewall cove or extend to the top of
the cove.
5) Color of the floor covering in the passenger compartment shall be the
same as that in the vestibule.
46. WINDOWS/GLASS
A. Windshield
1) The windshield shall permit a driver‟s field of view as referenced in SAE
Recommended Practice J1050. Contractor will provide a layout drawing
to confirm compliance.
2) The vertically upward view shall be a minimum of 15o measured above
the horizontal and excluding any shaded band.
3) The vertically downward view shall permit detection of an object 3-1/2 feet
high no more than 2 feet in front of the bus.
4) The horizontal view shall be a minimum of 90o about the line of sight.
5) Any binocular obscuration due to a center divider may be ignored when
determining the 90o requirement provided that the divider does not
exceed a 3o angle in the driver‟s field of view.
6) Windshield pillars shall not exceed 10o of binocular obscuration.
7) The windshield shall be designed and installed to minimize external glare
as well as reflections from inside the bus.
8) When the bus is operated at night with the passenger interior lighting on,
no reflections shall be visible in the windshield immediately forward of the
driver‟s barrier.
9) Reflections in the remainder of the windshield shall be minimized, and no
reflection of any part of the bus interior behind the driver‟s barrier shall be
visible in the windshield.
10) The windshield shall be easily replaceable by removing zip-locks from the
windshield retaining moldings. Bonded-in-place windshield shall not be
used.
11) The glazing material shall have single density tint.
12) The upper portion of the windshield above the driver‟s field of view shall
have a dark, shaded band with a minimum luminous transmittance of 6
percent (6%) when tested in accordance to ASTM D-1003.
B. Driver‟s Window
1) The driver‟s window shall be full sliding and open sufficiently to permit the
seated driver to easily adjust the left outside rearview mirror.
2) This window section shall slide rearward in tracks or channels designed
to last the service life of the bus.
3) The driver‟s side window shall not be bonded in place and shall be easily
replaceable. The glazing material shall have a single density tint.
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4) The driver‟s sliding side window shall be provided without a locking
mechanism.
5) Window tint shall be neutral gray and of 77% light transmittance.
6) If a transom window is to be provided above the line of sight for the
seated driver, it shall be blacked out. The separation material between
the full slider glass and the upper transom (if equipped) must not interfere
with the line of sight of the seated operator regardless of the operator‟s
seat height position.
C. Passenger Windows
1) Passenger windows shall extend from the shoulder height of
5thpercentile, seated female passenger to the eye level of a 95thpercentile, standing male passenger.
2) Vertical mullions between windows including the trim shall not exceed 7
inches in width.
3) All windows shall be seamless with tip-in transoms.
4) They shall be easily replaceable without disturbing adjacent windows.
5) They shall be mounted so that flexing or vibration from engine operation
or normal road excitation is not apparent.
6) The minimum size opening of 2.25 square feet shall be provided by an
openable window.
7) Side window glazing material shall have 1/4-inch nominal thickness. The
material shall conform to requirements of ANSI Standard AS-393GGM81, 12% light transmittance.
D. Passenger and Driver Windows Glazing
1) Each driver and passenger window shall be glazed with Azuria glass as
manufactured by PPG, or approved equal. The driver‟s glazing shall be
¼” thick laminated safety glazing and passenger window glazing must me
¼” thick tempered safety glass, both conforming to FMVSS 205 and
applicable requirements of FMVSS 217 and ANSI Z26.1-1997. The total
visible light transmittance must be 12 percent.
47. INSULATION
A. Properties
1) Any insulation material used between the inner and outer panels shall be
fire-resistant and sealed to minimize entry of moisture and to prevent its
retention in sufficient quantities to impair insulation properties.
2) Insulation properties shall be unimpaired by vibration compacting or
settling during the life of the bus.
3) The insulation material shall be non-hygroscopic and resistant to fungus
and breeding of insects.
4) Any insulation material used inside the engine compartment shall be fireresistant and shall not absorb or retain oils or water.
B. Thermal Insulation
1) The combination of inner and outer panels on the sides, roof, and ends of
the bus, and any material used between these panels shall provide a
thermal insulation to meet the interior temperature requirements.
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2) The body shall be thoroughly sealed so that drafts cannot be felt by the
driver or passengers during normal operations with the passenger doors
closed.
C. Sound Insulation
1) The combination of inner and outer panels and any materials used
between them shall provide sufficient sound insulation so that a sound
source with a level of 80 dBA measured at the outside skin of the bus
shall have a sound level of 72 dBA or less at any point inside. These
conditions shall prevail with all openings, including doors and windows,
closed and with the engine and accessories switched off.
2) The bus-generated noise level experienced by a passenger in any seat
location in the bus shall not exceed 83 dBA and the driver shall not
experience a noise level of more than 75 dBA under the following test
conditions:
3) The bus shall be empty, except for test personnel, not to exceed four
persons, and the test equipment.
4) All openings shall be closed and all accessories shall be operating
(locked on) during the test.
5) The bus shall accelerate at full throttle from a standstill to 35 mph on level
commercial asphalt or concrete pavement in an area free of large
reflecting surfaces within 50 feet of the path.
6) During the test, the ambient noise level in the test area shall be at least
10 dB lower than the bus under test.
7) Instrumentation and other general requirements shall conform to SAE
Standard J366.
8) If the noise contains an audible discrete frequency, a penalty of 5 dBA
shall be added to the sound level measured.
48. ANCILLARY FEATURES
A. Sun Shades
1) One adjustable sun shade (scissors type) shall be provided for the
driver‟s side of the windshield and one for the curbside windshield. Shade
and shade installation hardware shall not be attached to any windshield
frame.
2) One adjustable sun shade (scissors type) shall be provided for the
driver‟s side window. Shade and shade installation hardware shall not be
attached to any driver side window frame.
3) Shades shall be shaped to minimize light leakage between the shades
and windshield pillars.
4) Shades shall store out of the way and shall not obstruct airflow from the
climate control system or interfere with other equipment such as the radio
handset or the destination control.
5) Shade deployment shall not restrict vision of the rearview mirrors
6) Shade adjustments shall be made easily by hand with positive locking
and releasing devices and shall not be subject to damage by overtightening.
7) Shade construction and materials shall be strong enough to resist
breakage during adjustments.
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8) Shade may be translucent, but shall not allow a visible light transmittance
in excess of 10 percent (10%). Visor, when deployed, shall be effective in
the driver‟s field of view and angles more than 5 degrees above the
horizontal.
B. Exit Signal
1) A passenger chime signal audible to the driver and to passengers
anywhere inside the bus shall be provided. Passenger signal shall also
activate the visual sign provided by the AVL equipment to acknowledge a
“Stop Request”.
2) The chime shall have yellow colored chime cords that are convenient to
seated passengers, standees, and passengers standing at the rear door.
For wheel chair lift passengers the cord shall be no lower than 15” from
the floor to no higher than 48”.
3) Standees shall be able to easily reach the chime signal located near the
passenger interior lighting fixtures.
4) Chime cords shall be provided on all vertical window mullions for the
convenience of seated passengers and passengers at the rear door.
5) A driver-controlled switch shall deactivate the chime system.
C. Outside Mirrors
1) The bus shall be equipped with a corrosion-resistant, outside flat &
concave, rearview mirrors on each side of the bus. The largest available
mirrors shall be used. Manufacturer to provide size options at pre-bid
meeting.
2) Mirrors shall be capable of being remotely controlled by the driver while
seated.
3) Rearview mirror shall permit the driver to view the highway along the right
side of the bus, including the rear wheels.
4) Mirror shall be firmly attached to the bus to prevent vibration and loss of
adjustment, but not so firmly attached that the bus or its structure is
damaged when the mirror is struck in an accident.
5) The right side rearview mirror shall be mounted so that its lower edge is
not less than 80 inches above the street surface.
6) Exterior mirrors shall be B&R brand or approved equal with remote
control mirror head on the top flat glass section of both mirrors.
7) Control switch(s) shall be mounted on the right-hand side of the driver‟s
console.
8) Mirror is to be mounted on a retractable arm to prevent damage from
automatic bus washers.
9) Lighted turn indicators shall be integral to the exterior rear view mirrors.
The lights shall be LED.
10) Both roadside and curbside mirrors shall not pose a danger to potentially
strike a passenger at the station platform while docking under normal
operation.
11) Normal operation is defined as keeping the passengers within the 2-foot
lateral safety zone at the station platform designated by the detectable
warning strip during docking.
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12) Both roadside and curbside mirrors shall vertically and horizontally clear
all station design elements such as the station canopy, shade canopy,
variable message sign, and station identification sign.
13) Configuration, layout, and design details of the mirrors such as height
from ground surface and lateral distance from the station platform shall be
disclosed with the bid.
D. Inside Mirrors
1) Mirrors shall be provided for the driver to observe passengers throughout
the bus without leaving his seat and without shoulder movement.
2) With a full standee-load, including standees in the vestibule, the driver
shall be able to observe passengers in the front and rear entrances on
both sides of the bus, anywhere in the aisle and in the rear seats.
3) Inside mirrors shall not be in the line of sight to the right outside mirror.
4) A mirror shall be located in the upper right hand corner of the destination
sign access door area to be able to observe the seated passenger(s)
located directly behind the operator‟s work station.
49. SAFETY EQUIPMENT
A. Fire extinguisher shall be an NFPA approved model A500T, five-pound A-B-C
type dry chemical multi-purpose extinguisher. The fire extinguisher shall be
mounted in a convenient area accessible by the driver. Mounting location to be
approved by Sun Metro.
B. Reflective triangles. These triangles shall be stored in a container that is easily
accessed by the driver and not in an area where passengers have access to
them.
50. PA SYSTEM AND SPEAKERS
A. The Manufacturer shall furnish an audible public address system that is an
integral part of the Trapeze AVL equipment. The mounting, location and overall
unit space layout and connection shall be approved by Sun Metro.
B. Eight (8) surface mounted high quality speakers with wire mesh grilles, shall be
provided, staggered in the bus ceiling from the front to rear.
C. One (1) weatherproof, surface mounted speaker shall be located outside the
vehicle at all entrance and dual use doors. The outside speaker shall be
operated in compliance with the ADA requirements. The location approved by
Sun Metro.
51. NEXT STOP PASSENGER INFORMATION SYSTEM
A. The Contractor shall provide a Trapeze Service utilizing Next Stop and Next Stop
Manager semi-automatic next stop passenger information system providing
audio and visual destination and next stop information to the passengers on the
vehicle and to those waiting to board curbside and integrate it with the vehicle‟s
intelligent transportation system (also know as “Transit Master”).
B. Control of the signs and audio is integrated into a single, multi-function system
that is easy to operate, maintain, and modify for future route expansion and
modification. Included in the integration shall be the control of the destination
signs and interior next stop information sign. Additionally, this integration shall
allow for Sun Metro‟s‟ ITS system to operate the signs and audio as required.
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C. The integrated system shall operate automatically once the operator initializes
the system by selecting the desired route and run number codes.
D. The system shall allow the vehicle to comply with the Americans with Disabilities
Act.
E. The system shall sequence through preprogrammed announcements when the
operator pushes the announce button.
F. The system shall announce and display inside the vehicle, information regarding
upcoming stops, major intersections, and transfer points, to adequately orient
hearing or visually impaired passengers as to their progress along the route. The
system shall be adequate to project messages as needed in addition to any ADA
requirements. It must be able to handle longer messages, music, and voice
inflection without audio distortion.
G. The system shall display the route and destination information on the outside of
the vehicle and announce this information outside near the entrance door when
the door opens.
H. Announcements shall be automatically directed to the interior and/or exterior
speakers. The announcement volume shall be automatically adjusted to
compensate for both internal and external ambient noise levels.
I. The interior information sign shall also function as a “Stop Requested” sign. This
stop requested message is automatically mixed with other active messages. The
stop requested message shall clear when the vehicle door opens.
J. The interior information sign shall also function as a “Please Exit Through Rear
Doors” sign. The stop requested message shall be displayed first, then the
interior information sign shall scroll to "Please exit through rear doors.” The "Exit"
message shall clear when the vehicle doors open.
K. The interior speakers shall also announce “{CHIME} Stop Requested” the first
time a passenger activates the system, if programmed by Sun Metro.
L. The operator shall have the capability to repeat the last announcement when
desired.
M. The operator shall have the capability to select a message for immediate
announcement and/or display via pre-defined announcement buttons. This
function shall not interfere with the normal next stop functions.
N. The operator shall have the capability to display Public Relation messages that
are automatically mixed with normal messages.
O. The system shall control all interior and exterior displays. The system shall be
capable of adding additional signs to the communications network without
rewiring existing equipment.
P. The Integrated System Control Unit (ISCU) shall contain all critical system logic:
1) Integrated voice annunciation
2) Ambient noise sensing
3) Sign control
4) System memory
5) Integrated public address sub-system
6) Additional asynchronous serial interfaces
Q. The ISCU shall use plug-in circuit cards to reduce the on-vehicle Mean-Time-ToRepair. Each card (other than GPS Receiver) shall use ejectors or other devices
to facilitate easy removal. Each card shall use LED indicators or other aids to
simplify system troubleshooting.
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R. The system logic unit shall be modular such that additional interfaces, additional
memory beyond 20 megabytes, or other features may be added in the future.
S. Memory for the system shall be contained in a credit card sized, non-volatile
memory device in the PCMCIA format. The system shall not require the use of
batteries or other voltage sources for memory retention.
T. The system shall be capable of storing up to 20 megabytes of memory data
without hardware modification.
U. On-vehicle reprogramming shall be accomplished in a single step process by
plugging a "master" memory card into a slot allowing automatic transfer of data to
the system.
V. Audio announcements shall be initiated at any point along the route as directed
by the operator. Each announcement shall be designated as interior and/or
exterior.
W. The volume for each announcement shall be automatically set, based upon
analysis of the ambient noise level.
X. All volume settings shall be digitally set to guarantee consistent volume
throughout the fleet. Each announcement shall be capable of being set to a
unique volume setting.
Y. The Audio Announcement Sub-system shall use the vehicle interior public
address speakers. A weatherproof exterior speaker in an all-metal housing shall
be supplied. The IPA shall provide the following features:
Z. Two audio amplifiers, one for the interior speakers and one for the exterior
speakers.
AA.An operator's microphone that overrides any ongoing announcement when
activated.
BB.The vehicle‟s volume control and speaker select switch shall only affect PA
operation when the PTT (Push-to-Talk) button is pushed.
CC. An additional vehicle PA system is not required; this facilitates the operator‟s
override function that may not be available if more than one PA system is used.
DD.
The contractor shall provide one complete assembly of all the necessary
hardware and software to record announcements and program signs for the Next
Stop System.
EE.Initial system programming shall be provided by the Contractor.
FF. A programming software package shall be provided to generate message lists for
the vehicle interior and exterior signs. The programming software shall operate
on an IBM PC compatible computer that allows the programming of PCMCIA
memory cards.
GG.
The system shall operate reliably within an ambient temperature range of
-22o F to +158o F (excluding fluorescent lamps that must start when the vehicle
interior temperature reaches 32o F or higher).
HH.
The equipment shall operate in the vehicle without degradation due to
shock and vibration encountered during normal service.
II. Two flat panel advertising screens shall be provided. One shall be located in the
forward cab and the other in the rear cab and be integrated with vehicle‟s
Trapeze Rider Services intelligent transportation system. Manufacturer shall
propose suggested sizes and brands during the pre-bid meeting for Sun Metro‟s
approval at that time.
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52. BIKE RACKS
A. A two (2) position exterior bicycle storage rack of stainless steel shall be supplied
by Sportworks, or approved equal. The bike racks shall be installed at the front of
the bus forward of the windshields. Bicycle racks shall be installed by the
manufacturer and be shown in the maintenance and parts manuals.
B. The bike racks shall accommodate two (2) bikes with two (2) wheels each.
C. Load capacity shall be a minimum of fifty-five (55) pounds in a central location of
the bike rack. All hinges and pivot pins shall be stainless steel in construction.
There shall be no sharp corners that will pose a safety problem to the passenger
D. The bike rack shall be able to be deployed by the passenger with one hand, and
without additional assistance.
E. Any support arms or locking device to hold the bike rack, shall be constructed in
such a way that when the bike rack is being stored in the upright position, it will
not be necessary for the customer to orient it beforehand.
F. The bike rack shall accommodate all bicycles with a wheel size equal to or
greater than sixteen (16") inches in diameter, to include children‟s and mountain
bikes.
G. The bike rack components shall be easily stored out of the way when not in use.
53. PASSENGER ASSISTS
A. General Requirements
1) Passenger assists in the form of full handgrip vertical stanchions or
handholds shall be provided for the safety of standees and for
ingress/egress.
2) All assists and fittings shall be yellow in color.
3) Passenger assists shall be convenient in location, shape and size for both
the 95th percentile male and the 5th percentile female standee.
4) Starting from the entrance door on the front unit and moving anywhere in
the bus and through the rear unit, a vertical assist shall be provided either
as the vertical portion of seat back assist or as a separate item so that a
5th percentile female passenger may easily move from one assist to
another using one hand and the other without losing support. The assists
shall be between 1-1/4 and 1-1/2 inches in diameter or width with radii no
less than 1/4 inch, excluding those mounted on the seats and doors.
5) All passenger assists shall permit a full handgrip with no less than 1-1/2
inches of knuckle clearance around the assist.
6) All horizontal passenger assist rails shall be fitted with passenger assist
straps. Straps shall be looped to facilitate hand hold.
7) All joints in the assist structure shall be underneath supporting brackets
and securely clamped to prevent passengers from moving or twisting the
assists.
8) All areas of the passenger assists that are handled by passengers
including functional components used as passenger assists, shall be
yellow in color.
9) Brackets, clamps, screw heads, and other fasteners used on the
passenger assists shall be flush with the surface and free of rough edges.
10) A crash resulting in a 1-foot intrusion shall not produce sharp edges,
loose rails or other potentially dangerous conditions associated with a
lack of structural integrity of the assist.
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11) Assists shall withstand a force of 300 pounds applied over a 12-inch lineal
dimension in any direction normal to the assist without permanent visible
deformation.
B. Vestibule
1) The aisle side of the driver‟s barrier and the modesty panels shall be fitted
with vertical passenger assists that are functionally continuous with the
overhead assist and that extend to within 36 inches of the floor.
2) These assists shall have sufficient clearance from the barrier to prevent
inadvertent wedging of a passenger‟s arm.
3) A horizontal passenger assist shall be located across the front of the bus
and shall prevent passengers from sustaining injuries of the windshield in
case of sudden deceleration.
4) The assist shall be no less than 36 inches above the floor or the average
step tread surface.
5) The assists at the front shall be arranged to permit a 5th percentile female
passenger to easily reach from the door assist, to the front assist, to the
vertical assists on the driver‟s barrier or front modesty panel.
C. Overhead
1) A continuous, full-grip overhead assist shall be provided except forward of
the standee line and at the doors.
2) The assist shall be no less than 70 inches above the floor.
3) Overhead assists shall simultaneously support 150 pounds on any 12inch length.
4) No more than 5 percent (5%) of the full grip feature shall be lost due to
assist supports.
D. Longitudinal Seats
1) Longitudinal seats shall have vertical assists located to ensure a firm
handhold is available throughout the interior of the bus.
2) Assists shall extend from near the leading edge of the seat and shall be
functionally continuous with the overhead assist.
3) Assists shall be staggered across the aisle from each other where
practicable and shall be no more than 52 inches apart.
E. Rear Doorways
1) Vertical assists that are functionally continuous with the overhead assist
shall be provided at the aisle side of the seat immediately forward of the
rear doors and on the aisle side of the rear door modesty panels.
2) Rear doors or the exit area shall be fitted with assists that are no less
than 3/4 inch wide and shall provide at least 1-1/2 inches of knuckle
clearance between the assists that are functionally continuous during the
entire exiting process, and the assists shall be no more than 6 inches
from the outside edge of the lower step tread.
54. WHEELCHAIR PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION
A. General
1) The ADA securement system shall be an integral part of the vehicle
seating.
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2) The seating shall be designed by means of fold-up, convertible seating
units to minimize the amount of ambulatory passenger seating losses and
provide a safe securement for mobility device users.
3) The system shall comply with United States Department of Transportation
49CFR, Part 37 -“Transportation for Individuals with Disabilities; Final
Rule”, September 6, 1991.
B. Accommodations
1) Buses shall have one (1) automated wheelchair ramp located on the
curbside front door. The ramp shall be Lift-U or approved equal with a
slope of 8:1. Ramp must be capable of manual operation.
2) Interior seating arrangements to accommodate two (2) wheelchairs.
3) The ramp control shall be located at the driver‟s instrument panel and
shall be shielded.
4) The seats shall be utilized as a regular seat and/or a wheelchair seat
folded.
5) The seat upholstery shall be the same as all other seats.
6) The exit signal shall be easy to reach.
7) Proposers are to submit seating arrangements, wheelchair
maneuverability diagram, and wheelchair restraint device design as part
of their proposal submittals.
C. Technical Data
1) The proposer shall include in the proposal a Certified Test Report as
evidence of compliance with the requirement in section 96. A. 3).
2) Sun Metro may witness the testing of the ADA Securement System at
the manufacturer‟s facility.
3) The testing shall include compliance to “maximum allowable free
movement” using three types of mobility devices--a standard chair, a
three-wheeled scooter and a heavy-duty powered chair with specific
loads to simulate normal driving conditions.
D. Loading System
1) 1)
A ramp system shall provide ingress and egress quickly, safely,
comfortably, and in a forward direction for a passenger in a wheelchair
from the street level or curb.
2) When the system is not in use, no portion of the ramp shall move when
the doors open.
3) The controls shall be simple to operate with no complex phasing
operations required, and the loading operation shall be under the
surveillance and complete control of the driver.
4) The bus shall be prevented from moving during the loading or unloading
cycle by a throttle and brake interlock system. Contractor shall supply
complete information about interlock system operation at the time of bid.
5) The ramp loading system shall not present a hazard, nor inconvenience
any passenger. The device shall be inhibited from retracting or folding
when a passenger is on the platform.
6) A passenger on the ramp platform shall be able to easily obtain support
during the entire loading or unloading operation by grasping the
passenger assist located on the doors or other assists provided for this
purpose.
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7) The platform shall be designed to protect the device from damage and
persons on the sidewalk from injury during the extension and lowering
phases of operation.
8) The loading platform shall be covered with a replaceable or renewable,
nonskid material and shall be fitted with devices to prevent the wheelchair
from rolling off the sides during loading or unloading. There shall be a 2”
yellow border on the edges of the platform.
E. Arrangement
1) The fold-up convertible seating units can be a two or three -passenger
longitudinal facing system. The mobility device securement equipment
and occupant restraint belts shall be provided as part of the entire seating
system.
F. General Features
1) All the Securement Systems are designed to orientate the mobility device
in the forward facing direction.
2) The fold-up, convertible seats are designed for dual use operation:
3) In the folded down position, the unit provides seating for ambulatory
passengers.
4) In the folded-up position, the unit provides the necessary securement
equipment for the users of mobility devices.
5) The Securement System is designed as a barrier in the case of the two
passenger transverse unit.
6) The Securement System must provide stability by providing an abutment
for some mobility devices.
7) The Securement Systems must have the following components:
8) Wheelchair securement system must be Q-straint Q-Pod or approved
equal. The restraint system shall have the capability to accommodate
three-wheeled mobility devices.
9) Two red retractor belts to secure both sides of the mobility device at the
rear.
10) No storage compartment should need to be provided for storage of all
loose belts when not in use. All belts should be mechanically attached to
the securement device and/or wall structure.
11) A retractor occupant securement which is to be supplied for added safety,
provides both lap and shoulder belt restraints.
12) A high-visibility wheelchair securement system instruction and
information plate shall be mounted to the underside of the folding seat or
a Sun Metro approved location. The information necessary to properly
use and locate the securement devices must be displayed.
55. PROPULSION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
A. Power, Gradability, and Operating Range
1) Propulsion system and drive train shall provide power to enable the bus
to meet the defined acceleration, top speed, and gradability requirements.
2) Sufficient excess power shall be available to operate all accessories.
3) Gradability requirements shall be met on grades with a surface friction
coefficient of 0.7and above at GVWR with all accessories operating. The
standard configuration power plant shall enable the bus to maintain a
speed of 44 mph on a 2.5% grade and 7 mph on a 16% grade.
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4) The operating range of the bus run on the Design Operating Profile shall
be at least 400 miles when fully fueled to 3,600 PSI (nominal) of natural
gas during a single fill-up.
B. Acceleration
1) A maximum top speed of at least 65 mph (for emergency and passing
maneuvers) on a straight, level road at GVWR with all accessories
operating is required.
2) An average acceleration rate of at least 0.6g shall be achieved at GVWR
between 0 and 15 mph. Acceleration measurement shall commence
when the accelerator is depressed.
3) The Speed (mph) and the Elapsed Time (Sec) requirements at GVWR, all
accessories operating, on a flat level surface:
a) 0 mph to 30 mph in 15 sec or less
NOTE: Test is assumed at engine base idle – not spooled up turbocharger first before the test.
C. The rate of change of acceleration or jerk must be minimized throughout the
acceleration/deceleration range and shall average 0.3g/sec under SLW and
normal driving conditions.
56. POWER PLANT MOUNTING AND ACCESSORIES
A. Mounting
1) The power plant shall be mounted in a compartment in the rear of the bus
in a T-drive configuration. The power plant compartment shall be
completely sealed to prevent smoke or fumes from entering the
vehicle/passenger interior. The power plant bulkhead shall be insulated to
minimize heat transference to the interior and shall have the ability to
maintain a maximum 20 degree temperature rise.
2) All power plant mounting shall be mechanically isolated to minimize
transfer of vibration to the body structure.
B. Service
1) Accessibility
a) The power plant shall be arranged so that accessibility for all
routine maintenance is assured.
b) No special tools, other than dollies and hoists shall be required to
remove the power plant.
c) Two mechanics shall be able to remove, replace and prepare the
engine and transmission assembly for service in less than 20 total
combined man-hours.
d) The muffler, exhaust system, air cleaner, air compressor, starter,
alternator, radiator and charge air cooler, all accessories and any
other component requiring service or replacement shall be easily
removable and independent of the engine and transmission
removal.
C. Gauges and Lights
1) A rear run panel with an engine oil pressure gauge, coolant temperature
gauge, engine control switch, starter control switch, fast idle control, air
fitting, engine and transmission oil sample fittings and lamp switch shall
be provided in the engine compartment.
2) The gauges shall be easily read during service and mounted in an area
where they shall not be damaged during minor or major repairs.
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3) The compartment shall be lighted in a manner approved by Sun Metro.
D. Fluids
1) Engine oil and the radiator filler caps shall be hinged to the filler neck and
closed with spring pressure or positive locks.
2) All fluid fill locations shall be properly “permanently” labeled to help
ensure correct fluid is added and all fillers shall be easily accessible with
standard funnels, pour spouts, and automatic dispensing equipment.
3) All lubricant sumps shall be fitted with magnetic-type, external, hex head,
drain plugs of a standard size.
E. Lines and Hoses
1) Fuel and oil lines within the engine compartment shall be rigidly
supported, identifiable with a tag, and shall be composed of steel tubing
where practicable except in locations where flexible lines are specifically
required.
2) All cooling system hoses shall be designed to withstand engine
compartment temperatures above 350 degrees.
3) Flexible fluid lines shall be kept at a minimum, shall be as short as
practicable and tagged for identification. They shall be routed or shielded
using orange fire sheathing material so that failure of a line shall not allow
fuel or oil to spray or drain onto any component operable above the autoignition temperature of the fluid.
4) Flexible lines shall be Teflon hoses with braided stainless steel jackets
except in applications where premium hoses are required, such as the
power steering output line, and shall have standard SAE or JIC brass or
steel, reusable, swivel, end fittings.
5) Hoses must be individually supported and not touch one another or any
part of the bus.
F. Accessories
1) Engine-driven accessories shall be unit mounted for quick removal and
repair. Accessory drive systems shall operate without failure or
unscheduled adjustment for at least 50,000 miles on the design operating
profile.
2) These accessories shall be driven at speeds sufficient to assure
adequate system performance during extended periods of idle operation
and low route speed portion of the design operating profile.
3) The power steering pump shall not be driven by a belt.
4) A belt guard shall be installed to protect personnel from rotating
accessories. The belt guard shall be modified to a swing out type belt
guard. This guard shall be labeled to indicate hazardous moving parts,
(pulleys, belts, etc.) and the bus ID# permanently attached to the guard.
(This is the bus number provided by Sun Metro to be displayed on the
outside of the bus).
5) Belt guards shall be powder coated yellow.
57. ENGINE
A. General
1) The engine and transmission shall be heavy duty and mounted at the rear
of the bus in order to allow maximum accessibility to all components.
2) Engine must be CARB certified at the time of delivery.
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3) The engine shall be OEM certified suitable for heavy heavy-duty urban
transit bus application in the El Paso, Texas environment. The engine /
transmission and cooling system combination shall require application
testing and approval from the respective engine and transmission
manufacturers. Engine shall be capable of diagnostics, archive of failure
data, adaptive learning and programming via a laptop PC in a “windows”
environment. This capability shall extend to time stamping of failure data,
running in a real time mode for road testing and data storage.
4) The operating range of the bus run in the City of El Paso/Sun Metro‟s
revenue service area (Design Operating Profile) shall be at least 400
miles when fully fueled to 3,600 PSI (nominal) of natural gas during a
single fill-up.
5) Diagnostic reader device connector ports, suitably protected against dirt
and moisture, shall be provided in operator‟s area and near or inside
engine compartment. The engine shall be capable of sending and
receiving data via the J1939 communications standard.
B. Engine Type
1) The engine shall be the latest Phase Cummins 8.9 ISL or approved
equal, modified for use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and
electronically coupled with the transmission.
2) Sufficient excess power shall be available to operate all accessories
simultaneously with a full-seated load and the maximum number of
standees permitted.
3) Engine shall be manufacturer‟s largest horsepower available to enable
the bus to meet the requirements of this specification.
C. Fast Idle
1) The engine shall be equipped with a fast idle device activated by a switch
located at the driver‟s left to hold engine steady at proper RPM for engine
warm-up and air conditioner operation while bus is parked.
2) The fast idle device may either be driver-controlled or automatically
activated with the interior climate control system. If driver-controlled, the
device shall activate only with the transmission in neutral and park brake
applied.
D. Governor
1) The compressed natural gas fueled engine governor and spark ignition
shall be electronically controlled. The electronically controlled system
shall be installed at the engine manufacturing plant and shall, therefore,
become an integral part of the engine. The system shall not be an add-on
device. This requirement shall be provided for maximum performance and
economy from the engine/transmission power package.
2) The engine shall not be equipped with an automatic engine shut-off
circuit.
3) The CNG fuel control device shall have been tested to show compliance
with FMVSS 124 and shall have a manual back-up system in the event of
electronically control system failure.
E. Automatic Engine Shutoff
1) The automatic engine shutoff circuit shall be activated by each of the
following warning systems:
a) Low engine coolant
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b) Engine overheat
c) Low engine oil pressure
d) Catalytic Converter Overheat or Backpressure
2) Engine shut down devices for “hot engine”, “low oil”, “low coolant” and
“Catalytic Converter Overheat or Backpressure” shall be of the latest
current production design. Each device shall be individually inspected for
quality control by the manufacturer and are subject to approval by Sun
Metro.
3) The entire system shall also be capable of communicating through a
J1939 interface with the electronically controlled transmission. The
primary objective of the system is to provide for the engine to reduce
power by command of the transmission in the event of transmission
malfunction (low oil level/pressure or high transmission fluid temperature).
4) Engine shut down control shall be available to the operator which, when
constantly held, will allow the operator to delay the engine shut down by
15 seconds.
F. Oil Filter
1) A spin-on oil filter of the full-flow type shall be mounted on the engine.
G. Couplings
1) No gasket/seal ring type exhaust pipe/tail pipe couplings will be allowed in
the engine exhaust/tailpipe system.
2) Couplings must be Hutchinson exhaust elbow, or approved equal,
stainless steel exhaust flex joint.
H. Emissions
1) The CNG-fueled engine shall be compliant with all Federal emission
standards applicable to CNG fueled engines for that model year of engine
manufacture for use in El Paso, Texas.
2) The emissions control system shall be provided with all system failure
indicating devices recommended by the engine manufacturer (if any).
3) The catalytic converter shall meet service life and performance criteria
established for fueled engine emissions equipment by the Federal
Government.
4) Exhaust gases and waste heat shall be discharged by an exhaust above
the rear module and shall be directed away from and to the rear of the
vehicle.
5) A single muffler shall be provided, double wrapped with aluminized steel,
except for steel inlets and outlets. Flexible tubing shall not be used
between the engine and muffler.
58. EXTERIOR NOISE
A. Airborne noise generated by the bus and measured from either side shall not
exceed 83 dBA under full power acceleration when operated at or below 35 mph
at curb weight, just prior to transmission up shift.
B. The bus-generated noise at curb idle shall not exceed 65 dBA.
C. Electronic System Testing
1) The system shall be completely sealed from water.
2) The engine electronic control module shall be located in a weatherproof
box on the engine that is not subject to the environment.
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D. Oil Analysis
1) Engine shall be outfitted with the Probalyzer brass mini-gauge plug to
permit oil analysis sampling. Sun Metro to provide information regarding
the Probalyer used.
2) The Probalyzer plug shall withstand 3,000 PSI and contain triple seals to
eliminate potential leakage. Each plug shall be tested individually for
control against leakage.
3) Location must be accessible by the rear engine door on a main or bypass
filter oil line before the filter. The probalyzer fittings for the engine and
transmission will be located and permanently labeled at the rear run panel
for ease of use.
E. Engine Starter
1) The engine will be equipped with an electric starter manufactured for and
sold by Cummins.
2) The engine starter shall be protected by an interlock that prevents its
engagement when the engine is running.
3) The starter shall be prevented from engaging when the transmission
selector is in any position other than neutral.
F. Air Filter Restriction Indicator
1) Donaldson Electrical Air Restriction Gauge or approved equal shall be
installed to electronically test air filter restrictions.
G. Engine Compartment Ventilation
1) The side panels of the engine compartment shall be ventilated to allow
outside air to flow across power unit.
2) The side panels shall be screened in such a way to prevent manual
access into the engine compartment with the panels in the closed
position.
H. Cooling System
1) General
a) Temperature of operating fluids shall be controlled by a cooling
system(s).
b) The engine shall be cooled by a water-based, pressure type,
cooling system that does not permit boiling or coolant loss during
the operations described above.
c) Engine thermostats shall be easily accessible for replacement.
d) The engine cooling system shall be equipped with a properly sized
water filter with a spin-on, disposable, borate element filter. The
filter shall have ¼ turn ball valves upstream and downstream of
the filter for minimum loss of coolant and ease of replacement.
e) The transmission shall be cooled by a separate heat exchanger
sized to maintain operating fluid within the transmission
manufacturer's recommended parameters of flow, pressure and
temperature. The transmission cooling system shall be matched to
retarder and engine cooling systems to ensure that all operating
fluids remain within recommended temperature limits established
by each component manufacturer.
f) Sun Metro requires the transmission manufacturer to test and
approve the cooling system package to adequately protect engine
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and transmission for damage due to the geographic location and
altitude of El Paso, Tx.
g) Shutoff valves shall allow filter replacement without coolant loss.
Valves shall permit complete shutoff of both lines for the removal
of heating and defroster units.
h) All low points in the water-based cooling system shall be equipped
with drain cocks.
i) Air vent valves shall be fitted at high points in the cooling system
unless it can be demonstrated that the system is self-purging.
j) A sight glass or translucent tube to determine satisfactory engine
coolant level shall be provided and shall be accessible by opening
one of the access doors of the engine compartment.
k) A lever-type valve must be provided to release pressure or
vacuum in the cooling system. This valve and the water filler must
not be more than 60 inches above the ground and must be
accessible through the same access door.
I.
Radiator
1) The EMP radiator and fan system shall be roof mounted. Mounting shall
not preclude the installation of a roof mounted air conditioner and full
complement of CNG cylinders.
2) The radiator shall be of durable corrosion-resistant construction with
bolted-on removable tanks.
3) Radiator piping shall be stainless steel or brass tubing and if practicable,
rubber hoses shall be eliminated.
4) Necessary hoses shall be premium, silicone rubber type that is
impervious to all bus fluids.
5) Cooling system piping will be non-corrosive if rigid and silicone hose with
premium brand of constant torque self-tensioning clamps incorporating
double wrapping of band.
6) Fan speed shall be regulated to minimize fan noise.
7) Engine compartment components shall be protected from elevated
engine compartment temperatures characteristic to the EMP installation.
8) No heat producing components or climate control system components
shall be mounted between the engine cooling air intake aperture and the
radiator.
9) The cooling system design will provide adequate cooling of the engine
and transmission during ambient operating temperature between 30 and
125 degrees F at idle with all accessories on and the transmission in
gear, at the rated gross vehicle weight during prolonged maximum
acceleration and deceleration. The radiator design shall facilitate ease of
cleaning, to include fin profile and aligned tubes, rather than staggered.
The cooling system will be precharged to 33 percent (33%) with a low
silicate permanent type ethylene glycol anti-freeze.
59. TRANSMISSION
A. Transmissions shall be ZF EcoLife transmissions.
software, modules, and options shall be provided.
Any available fuel saving
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B. The transmission installation shall be certified in writing by the vehicle
manufacturer as being designed, manufactured and assembled in accordance
with the ZF Technical Data Requirements.
C. The transmission shall have a 6-speed Gear Ratio:
1) 1st 3.36:1;
2) 2nd 1.91:1;
3) 3rd 1.42:1;
4) 4th 1.00:1;
5) 5th 0.72:1;
6) 6th 0.62:1; and
7) Reverse 4.24:1
D. The transmission shall be equipped with an electronic control system that
incorporates self-diagnostics and an automatic low fluid level sensor and driver‟s
dash mounted warning light and buzzer.
E. The transmission shall be filled with the same synthetic lubricant as currently
used at Sun Metro – provided the transmission manufacturer identifies Sun
Metro‟s product as an acceptable lubricant.
F. An ATF Probalizer extracting fitting shall be attached externally to an active
flowing transmission fluid line of the transmission. Sun Metro will provide
Probalizer information. This fitting shall be located at the rear run panel for ease
of use.
60. FINAL DRIVE
A. Rear Axle
1) Rear axle shall be heavy duty MAN, or approved equal, fitted with disc
brakes. The rear axle shall be a single reduction type with a 4.625:1 ratio
provided the bus meets the acceleration time of 0 to 30 mph within 15
seconds or less at GVWR, all accessories operating on a flat level
surface.
2) Load rating shall be sufficient for the bus loaded to GVWR. Ring gear
must be bolted instead of riveted.
3) Transfer of gear noise to the bus interior shall be minimized.
4) The driven axles shall operate for 500,000 miles on the design operating
profile without repairs.
5) Driven axles shall be filled with the same synthetic lubricant as currently
used at Sun Metro – provided the axle manufacturer identifies Sun
Metro‟s product as an acceptable lubricant.
6) Wheels bearing inner grease seal shall run on a replaceable-chromed
wiper ring or the tube.
61. PROPELLER SHAFT
A. Propeller shaft shall be a minimum of 4-inch outside diameter, heavy-duty type,
utilizing Spicer 1710 Series universal joints, or approved equal.
B. The drive shaft shall be guarded to prevent striking the floor of the bus or the
ground in case of a tube or universal joint failure.
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62. SUSPENSION
A. General Requirements
1) The front axle shall be non-driving with a load rating sufficient for the bus
loaded to GVWR.
2) The front and rear axle suspensions shall be pneumatic type.
3) The basic suspension system shall last the life of the bus without major
overhaul or replacement. Items such as bushings and air springs shall be
easily and quickly replaceable by a mechanic.
4) Adjustment points shall be minimized and shall not be subject to a loss of
adjustment in service.
5) Necessary adjustments shall be easily accomplished without removing or
disconnecting the components.
6) The pneumatic suspension system shall be regulated by leveling valves
located at front and rear wheel locations.
7) The suspension system shall maintain a constant floor height in relation
to the axles regardless of load.
8) The source of air shall be the accessory air tank, and a pressureregulating valve shall protect against air loss from leaks in the suspension
air springs.
9) A heavy-duty fixed solid “I” beam front axle is required and shall be
designed for rugged service throughout the design life of the bus.
B. Travel
1) The suspension system shall permit a minimum wheel travel of 3.5 inches
in jounce travel and 3 inches in rebound travel.
2) Elastomeric bumpers shall be provided to limit the jounce travel. Rebound
travel may be limited by elastomeric bumpers or hydraulically within the
shock absorbers. Shock absorbers shall be Koni adjustable type,
adjusted on their firmest setting.
3) Suspensions shall incorporate appropriate devices for automatic height
control.
C. Kneeling
1) General
a) A driver-actuated kneeling device shall lower the bus during
loading or unloading operations regardless of load to a floor height
maximum of 12 inches measured at the longitudinal centerline of
the front door.
b) For this application, the kneeling system will be included in its
complete form, but electronically disabled. A technician shall be
able to enable the kneel system, at Sun Metro‟s discretion, without
the need to program the multiplex system. This control shall be
placed in the destination sign compartment.
c) Brake and throttle interlock shall prevent movement when the bus
is kneeled.
2) Bus Kneeling Rate
a) The bus shall kneel and rise at a maximum rate of 1.50 inches per
second at essentially a constant rate.
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b) After kneeling, the bus shall rise within 2 seconds to a height
permitting the bus to resume service and shall rise to the correct
operating height within 5 seconds.
c) During the lowering and raising operation, the maximum
acceleration shall not exceed 0.2g, and the jerk shall not exceed
0.3g/sec. measured on the front door step tread.
d) Audible and Visual Warning Devices on the exterior of the bus
shall identify the kneeling system is in use to persons in close
proximity to the bus.
e) An indicator visible to the driver shall be illuminated until the bus is
raised to a height adequate for safe street travel.
f) Audible and visual warning devices must be installed that operate
together with the kneeling system. Devices must be easily seen
and heard by boarding passengers at the front door.
g) Audible devices are to be identical beeping or buzzing tone on all
buses.
h) Visual devices are to be identical on all buses and to be a flashing
amber light with a polycarbonate lens mounted to the right of the
front door opening and at an elevation between the
headlight/directional signals and the lower edge of the accent
striping.
i) Both devices are to be operated from a single control
mechanism/switch (see Table 4-1 Required Switches and
Controls).
D. Damping
1) Vertical damping of the suspension system shall be accomplished by
hydraulic shock absorbers mounted to the suspension arms or axles and
attached to an appropriate location on the chassis. Sun Metro uses Koni
adjustable shock absorbers.
2) Damping shall be sufficient to control bus motion to four cycles or less
after hitting road perturbations.
3) Shock absorbers shall maintain their effectiveness for at least 50,000
miles in normal service, and each unit shall be replaceable by a mechanic
in less than 15 minutes.
E. Lubrication
1) All elements of steering, suspension and drive systems requiring
scheduled lubrication shall be provided with grease fittings conforming to
SAE Standard J534. These fittings shall be located for ease of inspection
and shall be accessible with a standard grease gun without flexible hose
end from a pit or with the bus on a hoist.
2) Each element requiring lubrication shall have its own grease fitting with a
relief path. Lubricant specified shall be standard for all elements serviced
by standard fittings.
3) Manufacturer shall provide a four (4) separate 11” X 17” laminated copies
of the preventive maintenance cycle lubrication points of the entire bus.
63. STEERING
A. Strength
1) Fatigue life of all steering components shall exceed 1,000,000 miles.
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2) No element of the steering system components shall fail before
suspension system components when one of the tires strikes a severe
road hazard.
B. Design
1) Steering column is to be Douglas 929 tilt-type design, or approved equal,
with a minimum of four positions, and tilt/telescopic capabilities for
maximum adaptability to individual drivers.
2) When steering column location is selected, a positive lock shall engage to
prevent inadvertent movement of the column.
3) The steering wheel shall be no less than 21 inches in diameter and shall
be shaped for firm grip with comfort for long periods of time.
4) The steering wheel shall be 3-spoke hard plastic.
5) The steering wheel shall be removable with a standard or universal puller.
6) Hydraulically assisted power steering shall be provided.
7) Power steering failure shall not result in loss of steering control.
8) The hydraulic steering fluid reservoir shall be equipped with a meshed
screen filter and have permanent labeling to identify the type of lubricant
used. The reservoir shall have a dipstick and sight glass for fluid level
checking. The fill cap and dipstick shall each be provided with a
restraining chain.
9) The power steering system shall be filled with the same synthetic
lubricant as currently used at Sun Metro – provided the steering
manufacturer identifies Sun Metro‟s product as an acceptable lubricant.
Sun Metro uses Castrol Transynd Automatic Transmission Fluid as its
standard.
C. Turning Effort
1) Steering torque applied by the driver shall not exceed 10 foot-pounds with
the front wheels straight ahead to turned 10o. Steering torque may
increase to 70 foot-pounds when the wheels are approaching the steering
stops.
2) Steering effort shall be measured with the bus at SLW, stopped with the
brakes released and the engine at normal idling speed on clean, dry,
level, commercial asphalt pavement and the tires inflated to
recommended pressure.
3) With the bus in operation, the steering effort shall not exceed 55 pounds
at the steering wheel rim and perceived free play in the steering system
shall not materially increase as a result of power assist failure.
4) Gearing shall require no more than seven turns of the steering wheel
lock-to-lock.
5) Caster angle shall be selected to provide a tendency for the return of the
front wheels to the straight position with minimal assistance from the
driver.
6) Outside body corner-turning radius for a standard configuration for this
60-foot long bus shall not exceed 44 feet.
64. BRAKES
A. Disk Brakes
1) Four-Wheel Disc brakes shall be provided, including ABS controls, friction
material that meet applicable FMVSS standards. The entire friction brake
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system, including friction material, shall have an overhaul or replacement
life of at least 45,000 miles when operating in the design operating profile.
Brakes shall be self-adjusting throughout this period. Both front and rear
brakes shall wear at equal rates and the brake system manufacturer shall
certify this requirement prior to vehicle acceptance.
B. Actuation
1) Service brakes shall be controlled and actuated by an air system.
2) Force to activate the brake pedal control shall be an essentially linear
function of the bus deceleration rate and shall not exceed 70 pounds at a
point 7 inches above the heel point of the pedal to achieve maximum
emergency braking.
C. Hubs and Rotors
1) Wheel bearing seals shall run on replaceable wear surfaces.
2) All bearings shall be grease lubricated.
3) Wheel bearing and hub seals shall not leak or weep lubricant for 100,000
miles when running on the design operating profile.
D. Parking Brake
1) The parking brake shall be an air release and spring applied rotor type,
mounted to the caliper which are mounted on the rear axle spiders.
2) The parking brake shall be controlled by a push-pull air valve at the
driver‟s location. This brake shall comply with requirements of FMVSS
121.
3) An “EZ Grip” or approved equivalent cushion shall be installed on the
parking brake handle.
E. Air System
1) General
a) The bus air system shall operate all accessories and the braking
system with reserve capacity. This system shall be equipped with
a remote air hook-up,
b) Two charging connections, one in the front of the bus and one in
the engine compartment which are readily accessible shall be
included.
c) One towing connection in the front of the bus which is readily
accessible shall be included.
d) The engine-driven air compressor shall be sized to charge the air
system from 40 psi to the governor cutoff pressure in less than 3
minutes while not exceeding the engine‟s rated speed. This
compressor shall be the largest compressor available to lower the
duty cycle.
e) The compressor discharge line shall not accumulate oil, carbon or
other deposits that occur over time.
f) f)
Regardless of the system‟s air pressure, fast idle up to the
rated engine speed shall be available to the driver with the
transmission in neutral and the parking brake applied.
g) g)
Air for the compressor shall be “positive” air pressure
supplied after the engine‟s turbo-charger.
h) h)
New buses shall not leak down more than 6 psi as
indicated on the instrument panel mounted air gauges, within 15
minutes from the point of governor cut-off.
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2) Tanks
a) Seven air tanks shall supply air for the vehicle‟s air suspension
system, windshield wipers, and door operating mechanism and
brake system.
b) Air tank sizing and plumbing will be in accordance with the
requirements of the FMVSS-121.
c) The air storage system shall have a combined capacity of at least
6,520 cubic inches.
d) Check valves shall be furnished between the first and all other air
tanks and shall be located adjacent to the other tanks. First air
tanks shall have a 150 PSI safety valve.
e) All air tanks are to be equipped with quality guarded or flush type
drain cocks.
3) Lines
a) Air lines, except necessary flexible lines, shall conform to the
installation and material requirements of SAE Standard J844-Type
1 for copper tubing with standard, brass, flared or ball sleeve
fittings, or SAE Standard J844-Type 3B for nylon tubing if not
subject to temperatures over 200oF.
b) Line supports shall prevent movement, flexing, tension strain and
vibration.
c) To the extent practicable and before installation, the lines shall be
pre-bent on a fixture that prevents tube flattening or excessive
local strain.
d) Accessory and other non-critical lines may use Type 3A tubing.
e) Nylon tubing shall be installed in accordance with the following
color-coding standards:
(1) Green Primary brakes and supply
(2) Red Secondary brakes
(3) Brown Parking brake
(4) Yellow Compressor governor signal
(5) Black Accessories
f) Copper lines shall be bent only once at any point, including prebending and installation.
g) Copper lines shall be supported by looms to prevent the lines from
touching one another or any component of the bus.
h) Rigid lines shall be supported at no more than 5-foot intervals.
i) Nylon lines may be grouped and shall be continuously supported.
j) The compressor discharge line between power plant and bodymounted equipment shall be flexible convoluted copper or
stainless steel line or may be flexible Teflon hose with a braided
stainless steel jacket.
k) Other lines necessary to maintain system reliability shall be
flexible Teflon hose with a braided stainless steel jacket.
l) Flexible hoses shall be as short as practicable and individually
supported. They shall not touch one another or any part of the bus
except for the supporting grommets.
m) Flexible lines shall be supported at 2-foot intervals or less.
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n) Airlines shall be cleaned and blown out before installation and
shall be installed to minimize air leaks.
o) Where possible, all airlines shall be sloped toward a reservoir and
routed to prevent water traps.
p) End fittings shall be standard SAE or JIC brass or steel, flanged,
reusable, swivel type fittings.
q) Grommets shall protect the airlines at all points where they pass
through understructure components.
F. Valves and Reservoirs
1) Provision shall be made to apply shop air to the bus air systems using a
standard shop air fittings. These valves shall be conveniently located in
the engine compartment and at the curb-side below the front bumper. The
standard air chuck fitting shall be an ARO 310-42 quick disconnect fitting.
2) All air reservoirs shall meet the requirements of SAE Standard J10 and
shall be equipped with drain valves that are located approximately at the
lower edge of the vehicle. These valves and any automatic moisture
ejector valves shall be protected from road hazards by major structural
members.
3) Reservoirs shall be sloped toward the drain valve.
4) The air system shall be protected by a pressure relief valve set at 150 psi
and shall be equipped with check valves and pressure protection valves
to assure partial operation in case of line failures.
5) All air valves must conform to SAE J2024
G. Air Dryer
1) A dual (tandem) Bendix air dryer system shall prevent accumulation of
moisture in the air system.
2) The air dryer shall be vertically mounted, desiccant type with replaceable
desiccant cartridge and thermostatically controlled heater element.
3) The air dryer shall have automatic purge and drain cycle and be
cleanable through the bottom of the unit.
4) An air system oil filter manufactured by Bendix or approved equal shall be
installed in the air system upstream of the air dryer. This filter shall be
capable of removing 95% of the oil and shall be serviced not less than
every 10,000 miles.
5) The air dryer shall be mounted far enough down-stream of the air
compressor to allow the compressed air to be at ambient temperature
before entering the air dryer. Final location and length of air line from the
compressor and the air dryer will require certification from the air dryer
manufacturer.
65. FUEL SYSTEM
A. Storage Cylinders
1) The compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders must be the lightest
available tanks that meet all the standards of NGV 2, NFPA 52, and DOT.
2) The CNG cylinders shall be manufactured by Lincoln Composites or
approved equal.
3) The CNG cylinders must have the volume capacity that would allow the
coach to travel 400 route miles when fully loaded with fuel.
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4) The cylinders must be roof mounted.
5) Low-pressure regulators shall be installed so that the drain hole is at the
bottom of the regulator, as they occasionally require draining.
6) The high-pressure regulator shall be located so it is accessible for
maintenance and adjustment.
7) There shall be an emergency 1/4 turn shut-off valve between the tanks
and the fueling head, no higher than 78” to allow actuation while standing
on the ground.
8) The emergency relief valves on each cylinder shall have a vent pipe. The
end of the pipe shall be covered with a plastic cap to prevent debris from
entering, but still be capable of venting in case of emergency.
9) If the CNG cylinders are enclosed with a cowling, there shall be a nonskid
surface installed on the top of the curbside cowling for walking. Two 6”
strips of non-skid white material shall be installed four inches from the
edge with six inches between strips.
10) A provision shall be provided to unload all of the fuel from the storage
cylinders to a facility based low-pressure gas line or storage facility.
Connection shall be accessible at the fueling fitting area and be properly
protected and labeled. It shall be possible to unload a full load of fuel in 3
hours or less.
11) One (1) complete set of any tooling, adapters or other components
required to perform the defueling task shall be provided with the bus
order.
B. Fueling
1) Fueling must take place on the right rear corner of the coach (curbside).
2) Fuel door must have a minimum height from the ground to the door
opening of 54”.
3) Fuel door must have a starter and engine cut-out switch (Allen Bradley
871TM-DHSN18-H2 or approved equal) installed to prevent starting or
running the engine of the coach during fueling.
4) Fuel door must be able to be opened and closed by use of a latch.
5) Fueling must be able to be completed in less than seven minutes from an
empty state to a completely full state.
6) The fueling receptacle connectors shall be Sherex Models 5000 and 1000
system, as current fleet is operating on this system.
66. EXHAUST SYSTEM
A. The tailpipe outlet will be in the immediate area of the left rear upper body corner.
Exhaust backpressure will comply with the engine manufacturer‟s requirements.
The tail pipe design will direct exhaust gases away from and to the rear of the
vehicle in a well-dispersed plume and the outlet design will minimize the entry of
precipitation. Material used within the exhaust system shall be stainless steel.
B. The use of the exhaust outlet shall not increase the overall body length of the
vehicle, nor shall it be located in such a way as to present a burn hazard to
pedestrian traffic.
C. The termination of the tailpipe shall be such that it complies with FMVSS 108
pertaining to side marker and clearance lights.
D. The exhaust sound level must be held to a minimum; however, the muffler
system must not cause backpressure in the engine.
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E. The catalytic converter, if required, shall be manufactured by Johnson-Mathey or
an approved equal. Shielding shall be provided around the catalytic converter to
protect other components and doors from the heat.
F. Exhaust blankets are to be utilized on all exhaust pipes to help reduce engine
compartment heat.
G. When exhaust pipe plugs are used in the system, they shall be stainless steel.
67. BUMPERS
A. General
1) The energy absorption system of the bumper shall be independent of
every power system and shall not require service or maintenance in
normal operation during the service life of the bus.
2) The flexible portion of the bumper may increase the overall bus length
specified by no more than 6 inches.
3) Bumpers shall provide impact protection for the front and rear of the bus
up to 24 inches above the ground.
4) The bumpers shall wrap around the bus to the extent practicable without
exceeding allowable width.
B. Front Bumper
1) No part of the bus, including the bumper, shall be damaged as a result of
a 5 mph impact of the bus at curb weight with a fixed, flat barrier
perpendicular to the bus‟ longitudinal centerline.
2) The bumper shall protect the bus from damage as a result of 6.5 mph
impacts at any point by the striker defined in FMVSS #215 loaded by
4,000 pounds parallel to the longitudinal centerline of the bus and 5.5
mph impacts into the corners at a 30o angle to the longitudinal centerline
of the bus.
C. C.
Rear Bumper
1) The rear bumper and its mounting shall provide impact protection to the
bus at curb weight from a 2 mph impact with a fixed, flat barrier
perpendicular to the longitudinal centerline of the bus.
2) When using yard tug with a smooth, flat plate bumper 2 feet wide
contacting the horizontal centerline of the rear bumper, the bumper shall
provide protection at speeds up to 5 mph, over pavement discontinuities
up to 1 inch high and at accelerations up to 2 mph/sec.
3) The rear bumper shall protect the bus, when impacted anywhere along its
width by the striker defined in FMVSS #215 loaded to 4,000 pounds, at 4
mph parallel to the longitudinal centerline of the bus or into the corners up
to a 30o angle to the longitudinal centerline.
4) The rear bumper or bumper extensions shall be shaped to preclude
unauthorized riders standing on the bumper and shall wrap around the
bus to protect the engine compartment doors and radiator.
5) The bumper extensions shall not hinder service and shall be faired into
the bus body with no protrusion or sharp edges.
D. Bumper Material
1) Bumper material shall be corrosion-resistant. Visible surfaces shall be
black in color. These qualities shall be sustained throughout the service
life of the bus.
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68. WHEELS AND TIRES
A. Wheels must be tubeless, Alcoa Aluminum forged, hub-piloted, 10 type, with a
brushed finish, both sides. Wheel size is 22.5 x 8.25.
B. Wheels to be single front and dual rears and of the same offset for
interchangeability. Front wheels and tires shall be balanced.
C. All tire/wheel assemblies, including the spare, will be mounted, balanced and
counter weighted.
D. The tires are leased at Sun Metro and shall be radial type, with a load rating
approved by the manufacturer for this application and capable of sustained
operation at 65MPH. One (1) spare wheel (no tire) shall be furnished for each
bus.
69. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
A. General Requirements
1) The electrical system shall provide and distribute power to ensure
satisfactory performance of all electrical components.
2) The system shall supply a nominal 12 and 24 volts of direct current.
3) Electrical power provided for the fare collection device and the radio
compartment shall be 12 volts, D.C.
4) Precautions shall be taken to minimize hazards to service personnel.
5) The power generating system shall be rated sufficiently higher than the
total possible electrical load to maintain the charge on the batteries at all
operating conditions including the engine at idle. The manufacturer shall
provide to Sun Metro, both at time of bid and actual production, an
analysis of the estimated electrical load for each system.
6) All circuits, except for those involved in propulsion system start-up, shall
be protected by circuit breakers or fuses.
7) Fuses shall be used only where it can be demonstrated that circuit
breakers are not practicable, and they shall be easily accessible for
replacement.
8) Redundant grounds shall be used for all electrical equipment, except
where it can be demonstrated that redundant grounds are not feasible or
practicable.
9) One ground may be the body and framing.
10) Grounds shall not be carried through hinges, bolted joints (except those
specifically designed as electrical connectors) or power plant mountings.
11) Electrical equipment shall not be located in an environment that will
reduce the performance or shorten the life of the component or electrical
system (battery box for example).
12) Major wiring harnesses shall not be located under the floor, and underfloor wiring shall be eliminated to the extent practicable.
13) Wiring and electrical equipment necessarily located under the bus shall
be insulated from water, heat, corrosion, and mechanical damage.
B. Modular Design
1) Design of the electrical system shall be modular so that each major
component, apparatus panel, or wiring bundle is easily separable with
standard hand tools or by means of connectors.
2) Each module, except the main body wiring harness, shall be removable
and replaceable in less than 30 minutes by a mechanic.
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3) Power plant wiring shall be an independent wiring module.
4) Replacement of the engine compartment wiring module(s) shall not
require pulling wires through any bulkhead or removing any terminals
from the wires.
C. Wiring and Terminals
1) All wiring between major electrical components and terminations, except
battery wiring, shall have double electrical insulation, shall be waterproof
and shall meet specifications requirements of SAE Recommended
Practice J555 and J878-Type SXL, except where connection systems
specified by major sub-component vendors prohibit the use of such wire,
in which case GXL shall be used.
2) Except as interrupted by the master battery disconnect switch, battery
and starter wiring shall be continuous cables with connections secured by
bolted terminals and shall conform to specification requirements of SAE
Standard J1127-Type SGT or SGX and SAE Recommended Practice
J541, grouped, numbers and/or color-coded full length.
3) Installation shall permit ease of replacement.
4) Excluding the battery cables, all wiring harnesses over five feet long and
containing at least five wires shall include 10 percent (10%) excess wires
for spares that are the same size as the largest wire in the harness.
5) Wiring harnesses shall not contain wires of different voltages unless all
wires within the harness are sized to carry the current and insulated for
the highest voltage wire in the harness.
6) Double insulation shall be maintained as close to the terminals as
practicable. The requirement for double insulation shall be met by
wrapping harnesses with plastic electrical tape or by sheathing all wires
and harnesses with nonconductive, rigid or flexible conduit.
7) Grommets of elastomeric material shall be provided at points where
wiring penetrates a hard material structure.
8) Wiring supports shall be nonconductive.
9) Precautions shall be taken to avoid damage from heat, water, solvents or
chafing.
10) Wiring length shall allow replacement of end terminals twice without
pulling, stretching or replacing the wire.
11) Except for those on large wires such as battery cables, terminals shall be
crimped to the wiring and may be soldered only if the wire is not stiffened
above the terminal and no flux residue remains on the terminal.
12) Terminals shall be full ring type or interlocking and corrosion-resistant.
13) “T” Splices may be used when it is less than 25,000 circular mills of
copper in cross-section; a mechanical clamp is used in addition to solder
on the splice; the wire supports no mechanical load in the area of the
splice; and the wire is supported to prevent flexing.
14) All wiring shall be color-coded and numbered (every 2”) so as to be
identical from one bus to the next.
D. Junction Boxes
1) All relays, controller, flashers, automatic resetting circuit breakers and
other electrical components should be mounted in easily accessible
junction boxes. The boxes shall be sealed to prevent moisture from
normal sources, including engine compartment cleaning, from reaching
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the electrical components and shall prevent fire that may occur inside the
box from propagating outside the box.
2) The components and circuits in each box shall be identified and their
locations recorded on a schematic drawing permanently glued to or
printed on the inside of the box cover or door. The drawing shall be
protected from oil, grease, fuel, and abrasion.
3) The front junction box shall be completely serviceable from the driver‟s
seat or the vestibule. If the junction box is located along the left sidewall,
it shall be replaceable as a unit in less than 15 minutes by a mechanic.
4) A rear start and run control box shall be mounted in an accessible
location in the engine compartment.
E. Electrical Components
1) General Requirements
a) All electrical components, including switch, relays, flashers and
circuit breakers, shall be heavy-duty designs. To the extent
practicable, these components shall be designed to last the
service life of the bus.
b) All electrical components must be replaceable in less than 5
minutes by a mechanic.
c) Sockets of plug-in components shall be polarized where required
for proper function and the components shall be positively
retained.
d) Any manual reset circuit breakers critical to operation shall be
mounted in a location convenient to the driver with visible
indication of open circuits.
e) All electric motors, except cranking motors, shall be heavy-duty
type, with a constant duty rating of no less than 10,000 hours and
shall withstand three brush changes and one commutator lathe
turning.
f) Electric motors shall be located for easy replacement and except
for the cranking motor the brushes shall be replaceable in less
than 15 minutes by a mechanic without removing the motor.
F. Batteries
1) Batteries shall be mounted on corrosion proof stainless steel sliding
battery tray with the end-over terminals toward the rear of the bus.
2) Batteries shall be held in position by non-conductive tray separators and
retained to the tray by non-conductive hold down brackets. The battery
compartment or enclosure shall be vented and self-draining. All
components within the battery compartment, and the compartment itself,
shall be protected from damage or corrosion from the electrolyte and
gases emitted by the battery, and from environmental conditions outside
the vehicle.
3) Four (4) 1150-900 CCA maintenance free batteries shall be provided.
Prior to delivery to Sun Metro each battery will be load tested to assure
they are fully charged. Test results for each battery must accompany the
bus upon delivery. If documentation is missing or the batteries do not
load test successfully during make-ready at Sun Metro, Sun Metro will file
warranty claims on batteries.
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4) Battery harnesses and cables shall be properly fitted so as not to chafe or
pull loose when fully extending the battery tray. Battery cables shall be
4/0 extra flexible cables with neoprene jackets.
5) Red shrink wrap on the 24v cables and white shrink wrap on the 12v
cables is required.
6) A permanently mounted laminated diagram of the battery orientation,
wiring and detailed connections shall be located on the inboard side of
the battery compartment door.
G. Master Battery Switch
1) A 24volt/12volt master battery switch shall be provided near the batteries
for complete disconnecting from all electrical systems.
2) Upon opening the master battery switch, the engine shall shut down
within one second.
3) The location of the master battery switch shall be clearly identified on the
exterior access panel, and shall be accessible in less than 10 seconds for
actuation.
4) The master switch shall be capable of carrying and interrupting the total
circuit load.
5) The opening of the master control switch shall not interrupt any function
associated with the fire suppression and gas detection systems.
6) Opening the master switch with the power plant operating shall not
damage any component of the electrical system.
7) A flush-hinged access door for the batteries shall be provided to allow
access to the battery disconnect switch.
70. METHANE GAS DETECTION AND FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM
A. General
1) An electronic means of Fire Detection and Combustible Gas Detection
shall be furnished and installed for the protection of mobile vehicles.
2) The system known as “AMEREX Vehicle SafetyNet” or “SafetyNet” shall
be approved by Factory Mutual Research Corporation for operation at
temperatures ranging from –65 F (-54 C) to +185 F (+85 C). The
SafetyNet system shall bear the CE mark indicating European approval.
The SafetyNet system shall be tested by an outside agency to applicable
SAE standards. The SafetyNet system shall operate with a supply voltage
ranging from 10 VDC to 30 VDC.
3) The SafetyNet system shall consist of an Operator Display, Fire
Detection/Combustible Gas Detection/Agent Cylinder Releasing Modules,
and Fire Detection and Combustible Gas Detection Sensors. The
SafetyNet system shall be capable of operating using single or multiple
modules and of automatic recognition of module and sensor type without
operator intervention. The SafetyNet system shall be capable of both
Data Logging and Event Recording.
4) The SafetyNet system shall provide warning to the vehicle operator of a
Fire or high-level combustible gas condition. Automatic actuation of the
Fire Suppression system is performed without operator intervention.
Multiple Agent Cylinders using various types of fire suppressing agents
may be actuated by the Safety Net system.
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B.
C.
D.
E.
5) The SafetyNet system shall continuously monitor sensors for Alarm and
Trouble conditions. All Alarm, Trouble, and Network conditions are to be
Event Recorded. The SafetyNet system shall use AMEREX AMGaDS III
cables as a means of connection between network modules and sensors.
System Software:
1) The SafetyNet system shall be capable of operating without outside
intervention or programming. Additional information may be gathered or
system defaults may be adjusted via Microsoft Windows® PC based
software. Software adjustments include Maintenance Scheduling, unique
identification of Modules and Sensors, adjustment of Agent Cylinder
discharge delay, adjustment of Trouble, Gas and Fire relay transfer.
SafetyNet software shall allow for downloading of recorded Events and
continuous Data Logging.
Operator Display:
1) The SafetyNet Operator Display shall consist of an environmentally
sealed flush-mount enclosure. Vehicle operator information shall be
indicated via wide viewing angle LED‟s, Vacuum Fluorescent Text Display
and Audible Alarm. LED indications include Power, Trouble, Fire, Trace
Gas, Significant Gas, Relay engaged, and Audible Silence.
2) The Audible alarm shall have a volume of 90dB at 12 inches. The
SafetyNet Operator Display shall include switches to allow for Relay
Override, Push to Silence and Push to Test functions.
3) The SafetyNet Operator Display shall adjust automatically to ambient
vehicle light. Watertight circular connections to other SafetyNet modules
shall be provided. The SafetyNet Operator Display.
Driver Module:
1) The SafetyNet Driver Module shall consist of an environmentally sealed
low profile enclosure. Electrical connections include Power/Actuation, (2)
Class B Detection Zones, and Agent Cylinder pressure monitoring,
separate relay outputs for Fire, Gas, and Trouble conditions, SafetyNet
remote sensors, and Network connections.
2) A backup battery shall be provided for Fire Suppression capability and
shall operate for a minimum of 24-hours in a system power failure
condition.
3) The SafetyNet Driver module shall be capable of interfacing to multiple
types of remote sensors and automatic recognition of sensor type and
function. In the event of network connection failure, the SafetyNet Driver
will operate independently using default values.
Detection Module:
1) The SafetyNet Detection Module shall consist of an environmentally
sealed low profile enclosure. Electrical connections include Power/Relay
Output, connection for up to (4) SafetyNet remote sensors, and Network
connections.
2) The SafetyNet Detection module shall be capable of interfacing to
multiple types of remote sensors and automatic recognition of sensor type
and function. In the event of network connection failure, the SafetyNet
Detection Module will operate independently using default values. Use of
SafetyNet software allows for Zoning of sensor input.
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F. Releasing Module:
1) The SafetyNet Releasing Module shall consist of an environmentally
sealed low profile enclosure. Electrical connections include Power/Relay
Output, actuation output for up to (4) Agent Cylinders, and Pressure
Monitoring of individual Agent Cylinders and Network connections.
2) The SafetyNet Releasing module shall be capable of actuating multiple
Agent Cylinders of various agent types. Agent cylinder release may be
immediate, timed, zoned, or dependent on auxiliary input.
G. Detection – Release Module:
1) The SafetyNet Detection-Release Module shall consist of an
environmentally sealed low profile enclosure. Electrical connections
include Power/Relay Output, connections for up to (2) zones of Detection
input, Actuation output for up to (2) Agent Cylinders, Pressure Monitoring
of individual Agent Cylinders and Network connections.
2) The SafetyNet Detection-Release module shall be capable of interfacing
to multiple types of remote sensors and automatic recognition of sensor
type and function. In the event of network connection failure, the
SafetyNet Detection-Release module will operate independently using
default values. Use of SafetyNet software allows for Zoning of sensor
input.
H. Sensor Detection Inputs
1) The SafetyNet system shall be cable of operating using the following
types of detection input:
a) AMEREX SafeIR Optical Flame Sensors
b) AMEREX AMGaDS III Combustible Gas Sensors
c) N.O. Spot Heat Sensors
d) N.C. Spot Heat Sensors
e) N.O. Manual System Release
f) RTD Analog Heat Sensors
g) Gas Sensor Locations
h) One sensor at the highest ceiling point in the forward cab
i) One sensor at the highest ceiling point in the rear cab
j) One sensor in each fuel cylinder compartment
k) One sensor in the engine compartment near the fuel controls
l) One sensor in the engine compartment above the uppermost
engine access cover
I. Gas Sensor installation
1) All gas sensors shall be installed so a technician can replace them in less
than ten (10) minutes each.
2) All gas sensors must be accessible for ease of periodic testing.
3) The SafetyNet system shall be capable of automatic recognition of sensor
type and function. Sensors of different types may be intermixed on
individual SafetyNet system modules.
4) One (1) complete spare AMEREX Fire Suppression and Methane
Detection system for each ten (10) buses delivered is required. If the
number of buses delivered is below or above 10, the manufacturer shall
round the number up and provide the respective spares.
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71. VEHICLE COMMUNICATIONS CABLING
A. General
1) The Contractor installed on-board Communications, and Surveillance
systems shall include, but not limited to, the cabling specified and/or
supplied by the OEM (Trapeze or REI).
2) The harness shall include connections for the fare box via
communications protocol J1939.
3) The harness shall include connections to the Luminator destination signs
via communications protocol J1939.
4) All harness terminations shall reach the intended destinations then
supported & clamped to facilitate neatness and the terminations shall be
easily accessible.
72. ON-BOARD TRANSIT OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS (TOMAC)
SYSTEM
A. General
1) An on-board TOMAC system shall be furnished, installed, and tested in
each vehicle. The on-board TOMAC system shall be provided as a
complete integrated system including the mobile radio subsystem, mobile
data terminal (MDT), integrated vehicle logic unit (IVLU), automatic
passenger counters (APC), annunciation system, interior information
signs, destination signs, speakers, ambient noise microphone(s), local
control microphone that are required for an on-board Intelligent
Transportation System (ITS).
Sun Metro currently uses the Trapeze
System throughout the fleet.
2) The Contractor shall be responsible for providing all wiring, cabling,
conduits, connections, power circuits, structural mounting necessary for a
complete and fully operational TOMAC system.
The TOMAC
manufacturer shall certify the installation of all buses and provide written
compliance of installation and operation before the bus is shipped to Sun
Metro. Each bus shall have a quality assurance tag attached to the MDT
terminal certifying the installation and operation of the system.
3) The vehicle wiring and infrastructure that support ITS hardware and
software infrastructure shall comply with the National Transportation
Communication for ITS Protocol (NTCIP) COBRA and TCIP compatibility.
4) The communications between system components shall be via the bus
Vehicle Area Network (VAN) that shall be based on the latest SAE J1939
and J1708 protocols and other applicable standards for physical, data
and software interconnects.
5) The system components shall operate in the vehicle without degradation
due to shock and vibration encountered during normal service.
6) The system components shall operate reliably within an ambient
temperature range of -22 F to +128 F.
B. Mobile Radio Subsystem
1) The mobile radio subsystem shall be designed to function as an integral
system within the TOMAC system.
C. Integrated Vehicle Logic Unit (IVLU)
1) The IVLU in conjunction with the MDT shall be the core component of the
on-board TOMAC system that shall be designed based on an open
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architecture and design of industry-standard SAE interfaces integrated
within the unit.
2) The IVLU shall be ITS ready providing real-time over-the-air full fleet
management including advanced ADA annunciation, APC and fare
collection.
3) The embedded and integral functions of the IVLU shall include, but not
limited to, Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL) system, Transit Signal Priority
(TSP) system, Schedule and Route Performance Monitoring, Vehicle
Maintenance Monitoring, and built-in interfaces for peripheral devices
including destination sign, automatic passenger counters, and fare
collection units.
4) The IVLU shall also include a built-in Global Positioning Satellite (GPS)
receiver, wireless LAN (WLAN) interface, radio antenna, and Public
Address amplifiers.
5) All associated control and management software applications shall be
provided. Memory for the system shall be contained in a credit card sized,
non-volatile memory device in the PCMCIA format. The system shall not
require the use of batteries or other voltage sources for memory retention.
The system shall be capable of storing up to 60 megabytes of memory
data without hardware modification. On-vehicle reprogramming shall be
accomplished in a single step process by plugging a "master" memory
card into a slot allowing automatic transfer of data to the system.
6) The IVLU shall be Continental/Trapeze ITS Controller or approved equal.
D. On-board Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL) System
1) The navigational GPS system embedded within the IVLU shall be capable
to provide the precise vehicle position, time, and heading as part of the
AVL system of the IVLU. that shall be compatible with, and seamlessly
integrated with Sun Metro‟s‟ existing Trapeze TransitMaster CAD/AVL
system at Central Control Facility.
E. On-board Transit Signal Priority (TSP) System
1) The on-board TSP system emitter shall be wired and mounted on the roof
of the bus capable to automatically initiate requests for priority at
signalized intersections.
2) Manufacturer shall follow the emitter OEM instructions for wiring and
mounting.
F. On-board Annunciation System
1) The on-board annunciation system shall be an aural and visual transit
messaging system designed to comply with ADA requirements for the
communication of essential information to transit travelers.
2) The system shall be capable to use prerecorded route and stop
messages for automatic playback over the interior information signs and
bus speakers when vehicles reach specified stops or intersections.
3) The interior information sign shall also function as a “Stop Requested”
sign. This stop requested message is automatically mixed with other
active messages. The stop requested message shall clear when the
vehicle door opens.
4) The interior information sign shall also function as a “Please Exit Through
Rear Doors” sign. The stop requested message shall be displayed first,
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then the interior information sign shall scroll to "Please exit through rear
doors.” The "Exit" message shall clear when the vehicle doors open.
5) The interior speakers shall also announce “{CHIME} Stop Requested” the
first time a passenger activates the system, if programmed by Sun Metro.
6) The operator shall have the capability to repeat the last announcement
when desired.
7) The operator shall have the capability to select a message for immediate
announcement and/or display via pre-defined announcement buttons.
This function shall not interfere with the normal next stop functions.
8) The operator shall have the capability to display Public Relations
messages that are automatically mixed with normal messages.
9) Control of the signs and audio shall be integrated into the IVLU that shall
be easy to operate, maintain, and modify for future route expansion and
modification.
10) The handset and controls shall be provided and located in the driver‟s
compartment. Eight (8) surface mounted high quality speakers with mesh
grilles, shall be provided, staggered in the bus ceiling from the front to
rear. One (1) weatherproof, surface mounted speaker shall be located
outside the vehicle at all entrance and dual use doors. The outside
speaker shall be operated separately through a foot-operated control
switch mounted at a location approved by Sun Metro.
11) The interior information sign shall be Trapeze Next Stop Announcement
Sign or approved equal.
G. Electronic Destination Sign System
1) Refer to associated Article within this specifications section for the
provision of the Electronic Destination Sign System.
H. On-board Automatic Passenger Counters
1) Three vehicles shall be equipped with the on-board Automatic Passenger
Counters (APC) to improve operational efficiencies by providing highly
accurate passenger counts that shall support standard J1708 interface
with the IVLU. The remaining vehicles shall be wired to accommodate
future installation of APC.
2) The APC shall be TransitMaster APC or approved equal.
73. NOT USED
74. CLIMATE CONTROL
A. General
1) The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) climate control
system, utilizing R-407C refrigerant, shall be capable of maintaining the
interior of the bus at the temperature and humidity levels defined in the
following paragraphs. A detailed description on the design of the
proposed HVAC systems shall be furnished by the Contractor at the preconstruction meeting and shall require the approval of Sun Metro.
2) The HVAC system shall be the Thermo-King all electric RLF roof mount
system. If a rear mount unit is necessary due to the fuel storage tanks,
the unit shall be a rear mount Thermo-King all electric type.
3) All passenger area interior climate control system requirements shall be
attained automatically.
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4) The driver shall control only the drivers‟ area defroster and air conditioner.
5) Manually controlled shutoff valves in the refrigerant lines shall allow
isolation of the compressor and receiver and filter/dryer for service.
6) The system shall be designed to maintain an average passenger
compartment temperature between 65o F and 80o F in ambient
temperatures above 10o F.
7) The climate control system shall be highly reliable since most failures are
Class 2.
8) The condenser shall be located to efficiently transfer heat to the
atmosphere, and shall not ingest air warmed by the mechanical
equipment above the ambient temperature or discharge air into any other
system of the bus.
9) The location of the condenser shall preclude its obstruction by wheel
splash, road dirt or debris.
10) To the extent practicable, self-sealing couplings shall be used to break
and seal the refrigerant lines during removal of major components such
as the refrigerant compressor or condenser.
11) The air conditioning compressor shall be a Thermo King Hermetic Electric
Scroll type.
12) All condensers and evaporators should be constructed of refrigeration
grade copper that shall meet ASTM specifications. All solder joints shall
be silver soldered.
B. Cooling
1) The interior climate control system shall be designed to maintain an
interior temperature of no more than 80o F when operating in ambient
temperatures of 100o/76o F, dry bulb/wet bulb (which defines a 34%
relative humidity) utilizing a single air conditioning compressor.
2) Air conditioning vents shall be designed to meet the Houston Pull down
Test requirements.
3) The system shall remain functional when operating in ambient
temperatures as high as 115o F and shall be considered in compliance if
the system maintains an interior temperature differential of 20o F in
ambient temperatures of 100o F ± 5o F and relative humidity does not
exceed 34%. Such tests must be performed with a passenger load of
150% of seating capacity plus the driver latent heating.
C. Heating
1) While operating in the heating mode, reheat is required with a brushless
type EBM motor supplied by Thermo King, or approved equal.
2) Heater/defroster blower, condenser, and evaporator motors shall be
electronically commutated DC (ECDC) brushless motors manufactured by
EG&G Rotron, Inc., or approved equal.
3) The ECDC units shall have a permanent magnet rotor, a wound stator
and an electric circuit to switch current to the proper stator winding.
4) The ECDC units shall have a constant duty rating of 30,000 hours
between bearing changes and shall be located for easy replacement.
5) The Maintenance Manual shall specify the hourly-designated ECDC
motor life and the recommended maintenance procedures
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75. HORN
A. General
1) One heavy-duty, 12-volt FIAMM Technologies, AM-80S dual horn, or
approved equal, shall be installed and protected from wheel wash.
76. FAREBOX AND MAGNETIC TICKET PROCESSORS
A. General
1) The vehicle shall contain a fare box and magnetic ticket processor
collection system (FCS) comprised of a fare box installed at the driver‟s
door.
2) All FCS components shall comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) and relevant regulations at the federal, state and local level, as
amended through the date of this specification.
3) All controls necessary for passes or validation shall be located no higher
than 54 inches above ground and no less than 15 inches above the
ground. The activation of such controls shall be compliant with ADA
regulations.
4) The fare box shall be installed so that it shall not interfere with access to
the front heater/defroster compartment, the destination sign, or any other
unit on the bus, and shall permit complete unrestricted opening of all
maintenance lids, doors, and other access panels. The position of the
fare box when mounted in the bus shall allow for clear inspection by the
operator from a normal, upright driving position of the operator‟s display.
The installed position shall allow for complete, unrestricted opening of all
maintenance apertures and doors, and cashbox door(s) and access to
the cashbox.
5) The installation of the fare box shall not interfere with any aspect of the
operation of the bus, including the access of the operator to his seat or
access to or operation of the wheelchair lift.
6) The fare box shall be able to receive commands from an external
electronic data source, to facilitate a single log-on routine.
B. Fare box
1) The fare box shall include the following integrated features:
a) Validation and acceptance of coins (US 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢ and
$1).
b) Validation and acceptance of bills (US $1, $5, $10, and $20 dollar
bills).
c) Processes magnetic strip fare cards and passes.
d) Issues and encodes magnetic stripe passes.
e) Fare payment and processing in accordance with the Sun Metro
fare policy and structure.
f) Contain a keypad and display on a remote operator control unit.
2) The operator control unit display shall be positioned to allow the operator
to read the fare information and other transaction data as required by Sun
Metro. It shall also display transactional information, errors, prompts, and
other information to the operator.
3) The fare box shall be integrated with the IVLU, part of the TRAPEZE
system.
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C. Installation
1) The fare collection system components shall be installed in accordance
with Sun Metro requirements. The fare box will be installed at the front
door of the bus in a position that is visible to both the operator and the
passenger. All installations shall be approved by Sun Metro.
2) The fare box shall be able to be mounted to a pedestal on the floor at a
specified location and height. The fare box shall be positioned to provide
proper ergonomic standards for both passengers and operator
interaction.
3) The Contractor shall aid Sun Metro in identifying the optimum position for
the system components. The system components shall be positioned for:
a) Ease of passenger movement
b) Minimum injury hazard for passenger
c) Aesthetically pleasing configuration of yellow colored hand
hold/stanchions protecting fare box.
4) Two (2) hand hold/stanchion configurations are required for each bus.
One with the fare box mounted inside the bus and one without the fare
box mounted inside the bus.
a)
The one without the fare box mounted will be installed by the
manufacturer for delivery to Sun Metro.
b)
The extra configuration‟s parts (including the fare box and all
of its accessories) will be shipped with the bus in containers
to prevent damage to the GFI fare box and the colored
surfaces of the other stanchion configuration.
D. Operation
1) Compliance with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
77. VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
A. General Requirements
1) The video surveillance system shall be determined by Sun Metro.
2) There shall be Fourteen (14) color cameras, location determined by Sun
Metro. Five (5) of the cameras will be exterior mounted locations. There
shall be dual data storage units located in the radio compartment. The
complete system shall be supplied and installed by the successful bidder.
3) Sun Metro uses Radio Engineering Inc. (REI) Camera systems in their
buses. Potential contractors shall present video surveillance system
specifics for approval prior to bid submission.
4) Minimum requirements shall include:
a) Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
(1) Have two (2) 8 channel DRVs per bus to accommodate 12
cameras inputs
(2) DRV capable of recording up to 8 channels of audio/video
- 240 fps at D1 resolution
(3) Easy-to-use HD Series viewing software
(4) H.264 advanced video compression
(5) Dual streaming Wi-Fi and 3G/4G compatible
(6) GPS compatible
(7) Removable hard drive module with USB port
(8) USB auto download
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(9) Integral hard drive dampening
(10) Durable, extruded aluminum chassis
(11) Quiet, clean fanless design
(12) Lock b ox and security caps
b) SD Card
(1) Read Speed - 22Mb/s
(2) Write Speed - 9Mb/s
(3) Dimensions - .95” x 1.25” x .08” (24mm x 32mm x 2.1mm)
(4) Operation Temperature - -40°F to +185°F (-40°C to +
85°C)
(5) Card Temperature Rating - -13°F to +158°F
(6) MTBF Ratings - Over 2 million hours
c) Hard Drive
(1) Hard Drive Storage Capability - 1 Terabyte
d) Cameras
(1) Box, Dome, and Interior / Exterior wedge design
(Manufacturer to recommend type per location to Sun
Metro for approval)
(2) Integrated IR illuminators with automatic on/off
(3) Available with 2.8, 4, 6, 8, 12, and 16mm lenses
(Manufacturer to recommend lens size per location to
Sun Metro for approval)
(4) Vandal
resistant
die-cast
metal
housings
and
polycarbonate domes/windows
(5) IP68 rating on Exterior wedge designs
(6) Built in high quality microphone with level adjustment on all
cameras (excluding exterior)
(7) Single cable connection to DVR – video, audio, and power
on a single cable with locking connectors
(8) Pre-terminated cables available in 6 to 60 foot lengths
78. ELECTRONIC DESTINATION SIGN SYSTEM
A. General Requirements
1) A Luminator Horizon SMT LED system with LED illumination shall be
furnished and installed in the bus by the manufacturer. The sign system
shall have an operational temperature range of -30C to +80C. This 24vdc system shall consist of:
2) Amber Displays
a) The displays shall consist of amber colored Surface Mount
Technology (SMT) LEDs. The LEDs shall be rated by their
manufacturers for a minimum 100,000-hour life expectancy.
b) The characters formed by the LEDs shall meet the requirements
of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 Reference
49 CFR Section 38.39. Sun Metro shall furnish destination
readings.
c) A minimum of 3 dimming levels shall be provided to allow the sign
to be legible in various light conditions from bright sunlight to
darkness.
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B. Front Destination Sign
1) The destination message shall be readable by a person with 20/20 vision
from a distance of 250 feet.
2) The sign shall have equal readability of 65 degrees on either side of the
line perpendicular to the center of the mean plane of the display.
3) The sign shall have the ability to rotate horizontally to enable interior
access to the destination sign glass.
a) 16 Rows by 160 Columns Gen 4 Sign shall have no less than
2560 LEDs with a message display area of not less than 8.0
inches high by not less than 64.6 inches wide.
C. Side Destination Sign
1) There shall be two (2) side destination signs. Locations shall include:
a) Curb-side first window upper transom just behind the front
entrance door
b) Road-side first accessible window upper transom just behind the
operator‟s work station
2) The side destination signs must be easily read from the sidewalk level
and have equal readability of 65 degrees on either side of the line
perpendicular to the center of the mean plane of the display. The sign
shall be accessible to allow maintenance of the sign and to also allow
cleaning of the vehicle side window.
a) 8 Row by 96 Column Sign The side destination sign shall have no
less than 768 LEDs, 8 rows by 96 columns, with a message
display area of not less than 2.8 inches high by not less than 36.3
inches wide.
D. Rear Route Sign
1) 16 Row by 48 Column Sign The rear route sign display shall have no
less than 768 LEDs, 16 rows by 48 columns, with a message display area
of not less than 6.1 inches high by not less than 18.1 inches wide. If the
vehicle has a rear facing window, the rear destination sign shall be
mounted inside the vehicle.
E. System Control and Programming
1) All system control and drive PC boards shall be enclosed in either the
sign housings or the Operator Display Keypad (ODK). No external boxes
are required. The various destination signs can be programmed to display
either one common message or each sign can display independent
messages. Sign system shall be capable of sequentially displaying two
pre-selected destination messages and one public relations message.
The operator shall be able to quickly change between pre-selected
destination messages without re-entering a message code. Public
relations messages shall be capable of being displayed alternately with
the regular destination.
2) The message programming software shall provide a means of adjusting
the length of time the messages are displayed from one-tenth second to
twenty-five seconds duration. Each line or blanking time of each
message on each sign shall be capable of having a different retention
time.
3) The Master Coach Run Switch shall control power to the sign system.
The signs shall operate in all positions of this switch except off. The signs
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shall be internally protected against voltage transients and RFI
interference to ensure proper operation in the bus environment.
F. System Control Console - Operator Display and Keyboard (ODK)
1) The Operator Display and Keyboard (ODK) shall be used to view and
update display messages. The system control console shall utilize a
multiple function keyboard with tactile response, designed especially for
the harsh transit environment.
2) The system control console shall contain a 4.3” color LCD touchscreen
display. Programmable multifunction keys shall be used for basic
operation while the touchscreen can be used for more advanced
operations. The system control console shall provide audible feedback to
alert the operator to view the display for a message, or beeps indicating
that a key is depressed. The system control console shall continuously
display the complete message associated with the selected destination
code.
3) The ODK 4 shall be capable of interfacing to the Luminator Quantum
interior lighting. The operator shall be able to dim the light fixtures to
various levels through the ODK user interface. The ODK shall also be
capable of supporting Multi-Zone dimming which allows different fixtures
to dim at different levels and be programmable to respond to different
inputs.
4) The ODK 4 shall be capable of accepting single point logon information
by interfacing to other on board systems via RS232, J-1587/1708 or J1939 for automated destination code and public relations code selection.
5) The sign system shall be reprogrammable through the system control
console by either a standard USB Thumb Drive or a Memory Transfer
Unit (MTU). The system shall also be capable of wireless message listing
updates using „store and forward‟ through an on board computer.
G. Emergency Message Display
1) If required, a special emergency message can be activated by a switch.
This message shall be displayed on signs facing outside the vehicle,
while signs inside the vehicle, including the system control console,
remain unchanged. The emergency message shall be canceled by
entering a new destination code, or by removing the emergency signal.
H. Additional Display Inputs
1) The ODK 4 shall have the ability to accept a minimum of four discrete
inputs for programmable functions including, but not limited to, displaying
a wheelchair graphic on the signs when the wheelchair ramp is deployed,
or a „Yield to Bus‟ display on the rear sign when triggered by a switch
located on the dash panel while the vehicle is entering into the traffic flow.
I. System Level Diagnostics
1) The ODK shall provide a visual indication of system level health
information for the destination signs. This shall include detection of
communication failure, power supply failure on a particular sign, and
display board failure on a particular sign. The ODK shall be capable of
collecting this information and transferring to either a USB memory stick
or optionally the On Board Computer and relayed to the Sun Metro
maintenance system.
J. Programming
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1) A programming software package shall be furnished to generate
message lists for the destination sign system. A USB thumb drive having
a minimum of 512 Mbytes of memory shall be provided to facilitate bus
system programming.
2) The programming software shall use techniques that require minimal
operator training and that are intended for use by operators that are not
trained in complex computer operations. All operator screens shall utilize
pull down and pop-up menus.
79. SPARE PARTS
A. General
1) Spares and Replacement parts will not be included in the evaluation of
the proposals.
2) Sun Metro reserves the right to order spares and or replacement parts,
during the life of the contract, from the bus manufacturer at the prices
stated on the Bid Form, plus any applicable stated increases, or if not
stated on the Bid Form, at the manufacturer‟s cost plus delivery costs and
a markup not to exceed 15%.
3) The manufacturer shall invoice separately for the spares.
4) The bidder shall quote the cost of providing spare assemblies that are
exact duplicates of those provided on the buses delivered. The delivery
of the spare parts shall be made within thirty (30) days after the delivery
of the first production bus. The bidder shall not include labor to assemble
the following assemblies. Instead, the bidder shall quote the following
spare parts to Sun Metro in their original packaging and/or containers.
The following sub-section contains a brief description of the spare parts
for which bids are to provide.
B. Front Axle
1) The bidder shall quote the cost of supplying four (4) complete front axle
assemblies complete with steering column, steering wheel, steering
linkage, steering gear, all disc brake related parts including brake pads,
radius & lateral rods and shock absorbers.
2) All parts not normally received from the vendor assembled to the axle
shall be shipped loose such as air springs, shock absorbers, steering
rods, tie rod ends, etc.
C. Rear Axle
1) The bidder shall quote the cost of supplying four (4) rear axle assemblies
complete with differential carrier (third member) with the same ratio as the
buses delivered, hubs, all disc brake related parts including pads, air
springs, radius & lateral rods and shock absorbers.
2) All parts not normally received from the vendor assembled to the axle
shall be shipped loose such as air springs or shock absorbers,
radius/lateral rods, etc.
D. Transmission Assembly
1) The bidder shall quote the cost of supplying four (4) complete
transmission assemblies (ready for installation) including flex-plate any
external filtering devices, heat exchangers, coolant and hydraulic lines,
shift controls, harnesses (external), drive shafts, and electronics
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E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.
K.
Item
Latitude
(including ECM‟s programmed the same as the manufactured buses) &
internal harnesses.
2) All parts not normally received from the vendor assembled to the
transmission but related to the transmission shall be shipped loose such
as ECM‟s, harnesses, coolers etc.
Power Plant
1) The bidder shall quote the cost of supplying four (4) complete power plant
assemblies with, but not limited to, the natural gas engine equipped with
turbo charger, air compressor, ECM, etc. as received from the engine
manufacturer.
2) All parts not normally received from the vendor assembled to the engine
but related to the power plant shall be shipped loose such as, but not
limited to, radiator/air charge cooler assembly to include fans, motors,
controllers, wiring, hydraulic cooler (if separate), surge tank, complete
exhaust system to include the muffler/catalytic converter with monitoring
devices/harnesses, piping, flex joint, as well as all hydraulic, air filter,
piping and rubber elbows, and coolant hoses.
3) All parts not normally received from the engine manufacturer assembled
to the engine shall be shipped loose such as hoses, radiators, air filter,
brackets, air conditioner compressor, etc.
Air Conditioning
1) The bidder shall quote the cost of supplying four (4) complete HVAC
systems, air conditioner compressor with clutch & pulley and related
hoses to install the system along with the system electronics.
2) All parts not normally received from the vendor assembled to the air
conditioner such as the air conditioner compressors, harnesses, and
hoses shall be shipped loose.
Spare Wheel
1) The bidder shall quote the cost of supplying one (1) spare wheel (without
tire) per each bus delivered under the contract.
Spare Passenger Seat Inserts
1) The bidder shall quote the cost of supplying four (4) complete sets (entire
bus) of passenger seat inserts (uppers and lowers).
Spare Operator‟s Seat
1) The bidder shall quote the cost of supplying four (4) operator seat
assemblies and four (4) extra upper and lower seat cushions including all
mounting hardware.
Spare Window Glass Templates
1) The bidder shall quote the cost of supplying one (1) complete set of
pattern Lexan templates for the size and shape of all bus side windows
and destination sign glass. The templates shall be marked to identify the
type of glass used, year of bus, bus manufacturer, % of tint and what
position they represent.
Tools
1) The bidder shall quote the cost of supplying four (4) laptop computers
(the latest model available with the latest features as listed below):
Description
Abbreviation Dell#
Latitude E6420
E64
225-0367
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Item
E6420
Operating
Systems
Processor
Memory
Internal Keyboard
Graphics
Primary
Storage
LCDs
Description
Genuine
Window
7
Professional, No Media,
64-bit English
Intel Core TM i7-2640M
(2.80GHz, 4M cache) with
Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
4.0GB,
DDR3-1333MHz
SDRAM, 2 DIMMS
Internal
English
Dual
Pointing Keyboard
AC Adapter
Intel HD Graphics 3000
320GB 7200rpm Hard
Drive
14.0” HD(1366x768) AntiGlare LED-backlit
90W A/C Adapter (3-pin)
Primary
Optical
Device
8X DVD+/-RW w/Roxio
and Cyberlink Power DVD,
no media
Wireless
LAN
(802.11)
Systems
Management
Intel Centrino Advanced-N
6205 802.11a/b/g/n Half
Mini Card
Intel vPro Technology‟s
Advanced
Management
Features
6-cell (60WH) Primary
Lithium Ion Battery
Dell
Professional
14”
Business Case
5 Year ProSupport with 5
year NBD Limited Onsite
Service
After
Remote
Diagnosis
Energy Star 5.0 Enabled /
EPEAT Gold
Dell
Back-up
and
Recovery Manager for
Windows
7,
Multiple
Language
Intel Core I7 vPro Label
Primary Battery
Carry Cases
Support
Services
Energy Star
& EPEAT
System
Recovery
Abbreviation
20
W7P
N61
E
I726
40M
4G2
D3
ENG
UMA
320
G72
DH
90A
C39
DRN
IW6
205
Dell#
331-6322
421-8067
317-9248
317-6239
331-1200
331-1207
331-2169
320-1907
342-2380
320-1903
330-4016
331-1719
318-0330
318-0466
421-4370
421-4539
430-3961
VPR
O
331-1227
6C
312-1151
PRO14
318-1408
U5IP
934-7708
939-2510
956-5250
989-3449
331-1931
EST
AR
DBR
M71
331-3300
Processor
I7VN
331-1639
Branding
BR
If the features listed above have been superseded, the latest version is to be incorporated.
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2) The laptops shall be loaded with the latest software including Window 7
Professional, and include the hardware, cabling and any interface
equipment to perform maintenance, troubleshooting and programming
functions to the extent that Sun Metro won‟t require the OEM (Equipment
or Bus) to perform any of the work except initial programming for the
following systems:
a) Engine
b) Transmission
c) EMP Engine Cooling
d) HVAC
e) AMEREX – Fire Suppression & Methane Detection
f) Destination Signs - Eight (8) destination sign PCMICA cards shall
also be supplied.
g) REI Camera System
h) Trapeze AVL
i) ABS
NOTE: Any software requiring activation by suppliers shall NOT be activated until the procurement
property activates the software (themselves) to prevent any costs for unused time.
L. SPARE CAMERA SYSTEM
1) Four (4) complete camera systems shall be provided including cameras,
cabling, recording devices (DVR), twenty (40) additional hard-drives.
M. Spare Destination Signs
1) One (1) complete destination sign system including the front, four (4)
sides and rear sign along with harnesses, controller and mounting
hardware shall be provided.
N. Floor Repair Kit
1) One (1) FULL Altro floor repair kit shall be supplied consisting of one (1)
each of the following:
Floor Repair Kit Components
A-1 grooving handle
crescent knife
A-1 grooving blade set
toolbox
TL1G3 welding gun
Xacto handle
TL27.4 4mm speed welding tip
Xacto blades
TL403 pencil tip nozzle
HDB2 hook blades
TL 1000 trim plate
HDB3 concaved blades
TL748 pressure roller and
welding rod to match the floor
colors
2) If there have been supersessions to the products listed above, the latest
version shall be provided.
O. Fire Suppression
1) Two (2) complete Fire Suppression Systems shall be supplied.
2) One (1) fire detection and suppression diagnostic and repair kit shall be
supplied consisting of all components to test, repair, and certify all
aspects of the Fire Suppression system.
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P. Farebox Equipment and Tooling
1) Four (4) complete fare box assemblies shall be supplied consisting of four
(4) Odyssey Fareboxes including trim units, four (4) EPROM Magnetic
Card Processing (MCP).
Q. Trapeze AVL System
1) Three (3) Complete Trapeze Systems shall be supplied, consisting of the
following items:
Item
Count Item
Count
Mobil
Data
Terminal
1
Covert microphone
1
(MDT)
In-Vehicle
Logic
Unit
1
Covert switch
1
(IVLU)
Kenwood TK-960 data
1
Drivers speaker
1
radio
GPS antenna
1
Data radio Antenna
1
WLAN antenna
1
J1708 Distribution box
1
IRIS System Automatic
2
IRIS
System
Automatic
2
Passenger Counter (APS)
Passenger Counter (APS) Sensor - Transmitter
Receiver
Passenger
counter
1
Trapeze Next Stop passenger
1
module with cabling and
information sign with mounting
mounting hardware
hardware, operator headset
and a boom microphone
80. TRAINING
A. General
1)
The Maintenance training and instruction program should include a total
of 475 hours of bus manufacturer instruction (not free component OEM
instruction that Sun Metro would be entitled to as the end user) and
cover, but not be limited to, the following modules:
a) Orientation
b) Electrical/Electronics
c) Engine and Accessories
d) Engine drivability diagnostics
e) Transmission and Controls
f) Transmission drivability diagnostics
g) Air Conditioning
h) Doors
i) Brakes
j) Air System
k) Suspension, Steering, Axles
l) Head signs
m) Camera system
n) Body
o) Operator familiarization
p) Communications
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B. Media
1)
Use slides, view graphs, and other visuals in the training classes to allow
the trainees the opportunity to see the actual location of the components,
the size of the components and the physical appearance of the subject.
C. Facilities
1)
All training will be conducted at Sun Metro‟s‟ facility located in El Paso,
Texas
D. Instructors
1)
All training instructors shall be competent to teach the course area they
are instructing.
2)
All instructors shall speak English and have complete understanding of
the English language.
3)
If the instructor or vendor presenter lacks the skill or knowledge to provide
instruction, or cannot communicate with the students, Sun Metro reserves
the right to request that the instructor be replaced and the area of training
be repeated at no cost to Sun Metro.
E. Content
1) The orientation module will be limited to one, three to four hour session,
with one 15-minute break and will cover the following topics.
a) Orientation
b) History of contractor
c) Advantages and strong points of the bus
d) Visuals of production system of the bus
e) Compartment by compartment tour of the bus
f) Special components or features of the bus
g) Electrical/Electronics
(1) Location of all key electrical components found on the bus.
(2) Explanation of the wiring diagram and wiring codes.
(3) Explanation of the charging system, along with basic
trouble shooting of the system.
(4) Engine and Accessories
(5) The emphasis of any engine module should be basic
trouble
shooting and preventative maintenance
procedures.
(6) Explanation of the engine and the location of key
components.
(7) Explanation of the engine driven accessories.
(8) Explanation of fuel, air, and water systems.
(9) Explanation of engine tune-up procedures.
(10) Basic trouble-shooting procedures for the engine.
h) Transmission and Controls
(1) The transmission training should provide basic troubleshooting and preventative maintenance procedures.
(2) Explanation of the transmission.
(3) Explanation of the electrical control system.
(4) Basic trouble-shooting of the transmission.
i) Air Conditioning
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(1) Explanation of the air conditioning system and the location
of all key air-conditioning components (handouts
required).
(2) Explanation of the air conditioning electrical system, with
basic trouble shooting and preventative maintenance of
the air conditioning compressor.
(3) Basic trouble-shooting of the air conditioning system.
(4) Preventative maintenance of the air conditioning system.
j) Doors
(1) The door module must consist of four hours of classroom
instruction and four hours of hands-on post-delivery
troubleshooting.
(2) The door module is to be taught twice.
(3) Explanation of the door system and the location of all door
components.
(4) Explanation of the door electrical system.
(5) Proper door adjusting procedures.
(6) Basic trouble-shooting of the door system.
k) Brakes
(1) The brake module shall consist of four hours of classroom
instruction and four hours of post-delivery instruction
on the brake system on the bus.
(2) The brake module will be taught twice.
(3) Explanation of the brake system.
(4) Basic brake system repair, including adjustments of
brakes.
l) Air System
(1) Explanation of the air system to include the location of all
air system components.
(2) Basic trouble-shooting of the air system.
(3) Preventative maintenance of the air system.
m) Suspension, Steering, Axles
(1) Explanation of the suspension system.
(2) Basic repairs to the suspension system.
(3) Basic trouble-shooting of the suspension system.
(4) Explanation of the steering system.
(5) Basic trouble-shooting of the steering system.
n) Articulation system
o) Explanation of the axles.
p) Body
(1) Explanation of the body and the attachment method of
exterior panels.
(2) Basic repair of the exterior panels.
F. Driving Instruction
1) A driving instruction module shall consist of a minimum of eight hours of
instruction. This driving instruction module shall be conducted on-board
the bus, so that each trainee will have an opportunity to operate the bus
with the instructor on board.
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2) The driving instruction module will be taught three times, and shall
include:
a) Operator Compartment
b) Controls and switches
c) Warning indicators and gauges
d) Seat adjustment
e) Door control
f) Walk Around Inspection
g) Compartment by Compartment Explanation
h) Mirror adjustment
i) Climate control system
j) Driving Instruction
k) Turns
l) Braking
m) Transmission shifting patterns
n) Backing
o) Fire Suppression system
p) Explanation of the fire suppression system
q) Basic troubleshooting/repair of the fire suppression system
G. Transportation Training
1) Complete training and instruction for Sun Metro‟s designated Bus
Operator Instructors, Supervisors and Dispatchers shall be provided.
2) The program shall consist of the Driving Instruction Module.
H. Training Program Aids
1) Training and instruction material shall be provided for all participants in
the training program. A total of 472 hours of training will be provided by
the contractor.
2) This instruction material will be kept by the individuals to allow them to
retain and remember salient areas of training and instruction modules.
Sun Metro will aid in developing this instruction.
3) The instruction materials shall be written in clear, simple English, keeping
in mind that several of the individuals in the training course have
minimum literacy skills (sixth grade level).
81. MANUALS & DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT
A. General
1) The Contractor shall supply four (4) sets of diagnostic equipment with
each delivery order as required to properly diagnose vehicle systems,
such as, bus multi-plex system, engine, transmission, HVAC, fire/gas
detection system and in general any system for which typical shop
equipment would be inadequate. A set of diagnostic equipment shall
include, at a minimum, hardware, software, system interface and
instruction manuals.
2) For each series of vehicles produced, the Contractor shall provide the
required manuals and documentation for at least 15 years.
3) The Contractor shall keep maintenance manuals available for a period of
three years after the date of acceptance of the buses procured under this
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date for a period of 15 (fifteen) years. The supplied parts, maintenance,
and operator's manuals shall incorporate all equipment ordered on the
buses covered by this procurement.
4) The manuals shall be supplied as indicated in sets, such that a set
consists of a hardcopy and CDROM.
B. Maintenance Manual Package
1) The following manuals will be provided to Sun Metro prior to
delivery/acceptance of the first production vehicle. These manuals will
specifically reference the vehicles produced in relation to this
specification. Failure to comply shall result in delivery, acceptance and
payment delays.
2) Maintenance Manual Packages (4 sets) A set shall consist of the
following:
a) Service Manual to be used by maintenance mechanics as a repair
guide.
(1) This manual will describe the operation of all vehicle
systems, provide trouble shooting assistance, step by step
instructions for component removal, rebuilding and
replacement, pictorial illustrations of disassembled
components and schematics for the electrical, hydraulic
and air system.
(2) A supplement to this manual shall be provided to identify
required skill level and labor hours required to perform
routine maintenance activities, such as, inspection,
lubrication, brake reline, tune-up and R&R of replaceable
componentry.
b) Engine Overhaul Manual
c) Transmission Overhaul Manual
d) Differential Overhaul Manual
e) Preventive Maintenance
3) The vehicle manufacturer will supply Sun Metro with a detailed inclusive
routine preventive maintenance procedure. This procedure will contain
the following:
a) Change interval for all fluids and filters.
b) Lubrication points identified by location, interval and lubricant type
required.
c) Items requiring periodic inspection and adjustment.
d) Where gauge and instrument readings are required, the
dimensions and tolerance will be specified.
e) Fluid analysis contaminant and degradation criteria will be
specified for engine, transmission, differential, and coolant fluids.
This information may be used to determine fluid change intervals
and/or identify component defects.
4) Five sets of complete vehicle system and physical information,
represented by drawings and schematics shall be provided to Sun Metro ,
both in digital and hard formats.
5) Four sets of parts manuals shall be provided both in digital and hard
formats.
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a)
The parts Manual shall contain each part used during the
assembly of the vehicle on a production line ticket and also
each part will be referenced in a manual by specific vehicle
sub-system. The manual will be one produced specifically for
the vehicle referenced. The manual will contain the following:
(1) Components and component parts indexes by (1) part
nomenclature, and (2) bus manufacturer‟s part number
(2) Pictorial views as needed for illustration
(3) Components will be identified as an assembly and by
individual breakdowns
(4) Engine Overhaul Parts Manual
(5) Transmission Overhaul Parts Manual
(6) Differential Overhaul Parts Manual
(7) Parts Bulletins will be provided as changes or updates are
made to the original parts information for the service
life of the vehicle.
(8) Production Bill of Materials, including all purchased
components thoroughly described and listed by brand,
model, and component manufacturer‟s part number,
identifying the names of suppliers. A cross-reference,
with the Contractors part number cross-referenced to
the component‟s original equipment manufacturer‟s
name and part number may be substituted.
6) Operators Manuals (400) to be provided.
C. Bulletins
1) Shall be provided in both digital and hard formats.
2) Each and every time a change or modification is made to the vehicles
described within this specification, the manufacturer will announce and
initiate this action by issuing a bulletin. This bulletin service will start after
receipt of the first vehicle and remain active throughout the service life.
Each bulletin will contain at least the following information:
a) Description of actual change or modification
b) Date of implementation
c) Replacement pages for service and/or parts manuals as
applicable
82. PHYSICAL/PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
A.
The following charts identify features of the bus, which are descriptive and easily quantified.
Bidders are required to identify the features of their proposed buses by filling in the blank spaces in the
right most columns. The information supplied on these charts shall be an elements of bid evaluation;
therefore bidders should include the completed chart with their bid proposal.
1)
Low floor 40 foot and 35 foot CNG Powered Buses
Physical / Performance Item Description
Vehicle Feature
Feature Unit Proposed
Service Life Years
Service Life Miles
Length Feet / Meters
Width Inches / Meters
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Physical / Performance Item Description
Height Inches / Meters
Seated Capacity Passengers
Standing Capacity Passengers
Wheelchair Capacity Each
Curb Weight Pounds / Kilograms
Gross Weight Pounds / Kilograms
Front Axle GVWR Pounds / Kilograms
Rear Axle GVWR Pounds / Kilograms
Range at GVWR Miles / Kilometers
Floor Height w/o Kneeling Inches / Centimeters
Floor Height w/ Kneeling Inches / Centimeters
Aisle Width Inches / Centimeters
Door Opening Height Inches / Centimeters
Door Opening Width Inches / Centimeters
Interior Head Room Inches / Centimeters
Approach Angle Degrees
Break over Angle Degrees
Departure Angle Degrees
Ground Clearance Inches / Centimeters
Acceleration 0 to 10 MPH
Acceleration 0 to 20 MPH
Acceleration 0 to 50 MPH
Gradeability at 2.5 % Mile / Kilometer / Hour
Gradeability at 16 % Mile / Kilometer / Hour
Top Speed Mile / Kilometer / Hour
Turning Radius at Body Feet / Meters
Wheelbase Inches / Centimeters
Useable Fuel Cap. Gallons / Liters
Engine Manufacturer Name / Model
Engine Displacement Cubic Inches / Liters
Engine Power Horsepower / Kilowatt
Engine Torque Lb Ft / Newton Meter
Transmission Mfr. Name / Model
Transmission Speeds Quantity Forward
Retarder Capacity lb./ft.
Heater Capacity Btu per hour
Air Conditioner Btu per hour Capacity
Driver Air Conditioner BTU per hour Capacity
Refrigerant (main) Type
Refrigerant (driver) Type
Drive Axle Ratio Ratio
Tire Size, Type -Radial Width / Diameter
Vehicle Feature
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83. FLEET DEFECTS
A. Occurrence and Remedy
1) A fleet defect is defined as cumulative failures of any kind in the same
components in the same or similar application where such items covered
by the warranty and such failures occur in the warranty period in the
specified proportion of the buses delivered under this contract.
a) For deliveries of over 50 buses, the proportion shall be 20 (twenty)
percent. For deliveries of 4 (four) to 49 (forty-nine) buses the
proportion shall be 25 (twenty-five) percent.
2) The Contractor shall correct a fleet defect under the warranty provisions
defined in "Repair Procedures".
a)
After correcting the Defect, Sun Metro and the Contractor
shall mutually agree to and the Contractor shall promptly
undertake and complete a work program reasonably
designed to prevent the occurrence of the same Defect in all
other buses and spare parts purchased under this contract.
3) Where the specific Defect can be solely attributed to particular identifiable
part(s), the work program shall include redesign and/or replacement of
only the defectively designed and/or manufactured part(s).
4) In all other cases, the work program shall include inspection and/or
correction of all of the buses in the fleet via a mutually agreed to
arrangement.
B. Exceptions to fleet defect provisions
1) The fleet defect warranty provisions shall not apply to supplied items such
as fare boxes, radio and fare collection equipment and communication
systems.
2) Fleet defect warranty provisions shall not apply to components and major
sub-systems specified by Sun Metro and required by Sun Metro to be
installed on the bus by the Contractor, if the following conditions apply:
Sun Metro has rejected the Contractor's requests for approved equal and
the component or major sub-system supplier declines to participate in this
warranty; and the Contractor notifies Sun Metro in writing with, or before
submitting, Contractor's original Offer. The Contractor shall pass on to
Sun Metro any warranty, offered by a component supplier that is superior
to that required herein.
84. WARRANTIES
A. Warranty requirements
1) Contractor warranty
a) Warranties in this document are in addition to any statutory
remedies or warranties imposed on the Contractor. Consistent
with this requirement, the Contractor warrants and guarantees
each complete bus, and specific subsystems and components as
follows.
2)
Complete bus
a) The complete bus, propulsion system, components, major
subsystems, and body and chassis structure, are warranted to be
free from Defects and Related Defects for one year or 100,000
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miles, whichever comes first, beginning on the date of
acceptance, or conditional acceptance of each bus.
b) The warranty is based on regular operation of the bus under the
operating conditions prevailing in the locale.
3) Body and chassis structure
a) Body, body structure, and structural elements of the suspension
shall be warranted from corrosion failure and/or fatigue for the
intended buses service life.
b) Primary load carrying members of the bus structure, including
structural elements of the suspension, are warranted against
corrosion failure and/or fatigue failure for the service life of the
vehicle.
4) Propulsion system
a) Propulsion system components, specifically the engine,
transmission and drive and non-drive axles shall be warranted to
be free from Defects and Related Defects for five years or
300,000 miles, whichever comes first.
b) The local distributor will provide all necessary repairs on engines
during the warranty period.
5) Subsystems
a) Subsystems shall be warranted to be free from Defects and
Related Defects, for three years or 200,000 miles, whichever
comes first. Items included as Major Subsystems are listed below:
(1) Brake system
(2) Destination sign system
(3) Heating, Ventilating, and Air conditioning system
(4) Door systems
(5) Air compressor and dryer
(6) Wheelchair ramp system
(7) Starter and Alternator
B. Extension of warranty
1) If, during the warranty period, repairs or modifications on any bus, made
necessary by defective design, materials or workmanship are not
completed due to lack of material or inability to provide the proper repair
for 30 (thirty) calendar days, the applicable warranty period shall be
extended by the number of days equal to the delay period.
C. Voiding of warranty
1) The warranties shall not apply to the failure of any part or component of
the bus that directly results from misuse, negligence, accident, or repairs
not conducted in accordance with the Contractor provided maintenance
manuals and with workmanship performed by adequately trained
personnel in accordance with recognized standards of the industry.
D. Exceptions and additions to warranties
1) The warranties shall not apply to the following items; scheduled
maintenance items and normal wear-out items.
E. Detection of defects
1) If the Sun Metro detects a Defect within the warranty periods defined in
"Warranty Requirements" (Section 84. A.) it shall within 20 (twenty)
working days, notify the Contractor's representative.
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2) Within five working days after receipt of notification, the Contractor's
representative shall either agree that the Defect is in fact covered by
warranty, or reserve judgment until the subsystem or component is
inspected by the Contractor's representative or is removed and examined
at City of El Paso/Sun Metro or at the Contractor's plant. At that time, the
status of warranty coverage on the subsystem or component shall be
mutually resolved between Sun Metro and the Contractor.
3) Work shall commence to correct the Defect within 10 (ten) working days
after receipt of notification and shall be conducted in accordance with the
best practices available.
F. Scope of warranty repairs
1) When warranty repairs are required, the system and the Contractor‟s
representative shall agree within five working days after notification on the
most appropriate course for the repairs and the exact scope of the repairs
to be performed under the warranty.
2) If no agreement is obtained within the five-day period, the Sun Metro
reserves the right to commence the repairs in accordance with Repairs by
Sun Metro (Section 84. I.).
G. Warranty repair procedures
1) Repair Performance
a) The Contractor is responsible for all warranty-covered repair work.
To the extent practicable, the system will allow the Contractor or
its designated representative to perform such work. At its
discretion, the system may perform such work if it determines it
needs to do so based on transit service or other requirements.
The Contractor shall fully reimburse for such work.
H. Repairs by contractor
1) The Contractor or its designated representative shall begin work on
warranty-covered repairs, within five calendar days after receiving
notification of a Defect from the system. The system shall make the bus
available to complete repairs timely with the Contractor repair schedule.
2) The Contractor shall provide at its own expense all spare parts, tools, and
space required to complete repairs. At the system‟s option, the Contractor
may be required to remove the bus from the City of El Paso/Sun Metro
while repairs are being affected. If the bus is removed from the City of El
Paso/Sun Metro, a timely repair process must be diligently pursued by the
Contractor's representative.
I. Repairs by Sun Metro
1) Parts used
a) If Sun Metro performs the warranty-covered repairs, it shall correct
or repair the Defect and any Related Defects utilizing parts supplied
by the Contractor specifically for this repair. At its discretion, Sun
Metro may use Contractor-specified parts available from its own stock
if deemed to be in its best interest. Monthly, or at a period to be
mutually agreed upon, reports of all repairs covered by this warranty
shall be submitted by Sun Metro to the Contractor for reimbursement
or replacement of parts. The Contractor shall provide forms for these
reports.
J. Contractor supplied parts
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K.
L.
M.
N.
O.
1) Sun Metro may require that the Contractor supply new parts for warrantycovered repairs being performed by Sun Metro. These parts shall be
shipped prepaid to Sun Metro from any source selected by the Contractor
within 10 (ten) working days of receipt of the request for said parts. Parts
supplied by the Contractor shall be Original Equipment Supplier (OEM)
equivalent or superior to that used in the bus original manufacture.
Defective components return
1) The Contractor may request that parts covered by the warranty be
returned to the manufacturing plant. The total cost for this action shall be
paid by the Contractor. Materials should be returned in accordance with
Contractor's instructions.
2) The Contractor shall, upon specific request of Sun Metro, provide a failure
analysis of fleet defect-or safety-related parts, or major components,
removed from buses under the terms of the warranty that could affect
fleet operation. Such reports shall be delivered within 60 (sixty) days of
the receipt of failed parts.
Reimbursement for labor
1) Sun Metro shall be reimbursed by the Contractor for labor. The amount
shall be determined by multiplying the number of man-hours actually
required to correct the Defect by a per hour, mechanic, straight wage
rate, plus (25%) twenty five percent fringe benefits and (58%) fifty eight
percent overhead, plus the cost of towing in the bus if such action was
necessary and if the bus was in the normal service area. These wage and
fringe benefit rates shall not exceed the rates in effect in Sun Metro‟s
service garage at the time the Defect correction is made.
Reimbursement of parts
1) Sun Metro shall be reimbursed by the Contractor for defective parts and
for parts that must be replaced to correct the Defect. The reimbursement
shall be at the current price at the time of repair and shall include taxes
where applicable and 15% (fifteen) percent handling costs.
Reimbursement requirements
1) The Contractor shall reimburse Sun Metro for warranty labor and/or parts
within 60 (sixty) days of receipt of warranty claim.
Warranty after replacement/repairs
1) If any component, unit, or subsystem is repaired, rebuilt or replaced by
the Contractor, or by Sun Metro with the concurrence of the Contractor,
the component, unit, or subsystem shall have the unexpired warranty
period of the original. Repairs shall not be warranted if Contractorprovided or authorized parts are not used for the repair; unless the
Contractor has failed to respond within five days.
2) The warranty on items determined to be fleet defects shall be extended
for the time and/or miles of the original warranty remaining at the time the
fleet defect was identified. This extended warranty shall begin on the
repair/replacement date for corrected items on each bus.
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WARRANTIES
A.
The COMPLETE unit, without limitation, will be guaranteed against defects in material and
workmanship for a term not less than twelve (12) months, or the Manufacturer‟s standard warranty,
whichever is longer. All Texas statutes and case law with regard to implied warranty shall apply.
B.
The City‟s warranty is not an optional item, it is a mandatory item. In the event that a manufacturer of
the unit or of component parts of the unit only provides an extended or optional warranty (which meets
or exceeds the City‟s warranty) when the cost of this extended or optional warranty is in addition to
their standard warranty, then the Contractor shall include the cost of this extended or optional warranty
in the base price of the unit.
C.
Warranty details must be submitted with bid.
D.
All warranties shall run from the date of installation of the part in a unit.
E.
All warranties to cover all field repairs, labor, parts and transportation for return of goods, or to a repair
facility. Warranty re-work, shall be accomplished in the same time as the original required service
time set forth in SECTION A of the Contract.
1A.
PARTS: Manufacturer‟s standard warranty, copy to be submitted with offer.
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[time or other limits]
1B.
SERVICE LABOR: Dealers standard service warranty as offered to commercial customers, and, or
the component or sub-assembly, Manufacturer‟s Service Warranty. Copies of applicable warranties
must accompany your offer.
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[time or other limits]
EXCEPTION TO SPECIFICATIONS
Except as set forth below, the Offeror agrees it will perform the services under this Solicitation to the minimum
standards set forth in Paragraph 1 of these Specifications (Section B).
OFFEROR TAKES THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS TO THE SPECIFICATIONS SET FORTH ABOVE:
(Attach additional pages if needed)
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SIGNATURE OF COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE (ONLY NEEDED IF TAKING EXCEPTION)
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SECTION C
CONTRACT CLAUSES
1.
LIMITED TO ATTORNEY FEES AND COSTS) FOR
ANY DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF ANY PROPERTY,
OR ANY ILLNESS, INJURY, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL
IMPAIRMENT, LOSS OF SERVICES, OR DEATH TO
ANY PERSON ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO
THIS AGREEMENT.
Without modifying the
conditions of preserving, asserting or enforcing any
legal liability against the City as required by the City
Charter or any law, the City will promptly forward to
Contractor every demand, notice, summons or other
process received by the City in any claim or legal
proceeding contemplated herein. Contractor will 1)
investigate or cause the investigation of accidents
or occurrences involving such injuries or damages;
2) negotiate or cause to be negotiated the claim as
the Contractor may deem expedient; and 3) defend
or cause to be defended on behalf of the City all
suits for damages even if groundless, false or
fraudulent, brought because of such injuries or
damages. Contractor will pay all judgments finally
establishing liability of the City in actions defended
by Contractor pursuant to this section along with all
attorneys' fees and costs incurred by the City
including interest accruing to the date of payment
by Contractor, and premiums on any appeal bonds.
The City, at its election, will have the right to
participate in any such negotiations or legal
proceedings to the extent of its interest. The City
will not be responsible for any loss of or damage to
the Contractor's property from any cause.
TYPE AND TERM OF CONTRACT
This is a Requirements Best Value Contract under which the City
shall order all of its supplies and/or services described in Section A
from the successful bidder, hereinafter referred to as the Contractor,
for the duration of the contract.
In the event the City has not obtained another service contractor by
the expiration date of the term contract, the City, at its discretion,
may extend the contract on a month-to-month basis not to exceed
six (6) months until such time as a new contract is awarded.
The term of this agreement shall be for SIXTY (60) MONTHS
commencing on the date the Contractor receives a written NOTICE
OF AWARD. Delivery of the NOTICE OF AWARD shall be by
Certified Mail, and the date of receipt shall be established as the
date of Delivery shown on the US Postal Service Domestic Return
Receipt form or facsimile confirmation.
2.
INVOICES & PAYMENTS
A. The Contractor will submit invoices, in single copy, on each
contract after each delivery. Invoices covering more than one
purchase order will not be accepted.
B. Invoices will be itemized, including serial number of unit;
transportation charges, if any, will be listed separately.
C. Invoices will reflect the Contract Number and the Purchase
Order Number.
D. Do not include Federal Tax, State Tax, or City Tax. The City will
furnish a tax exemption certificate upon request.
E. Discounts will be taken from the date of receipt of goods or date
of invoice, whichever is later.
F. A copy of the bill of lading and the freight waybill when
applicable will be attached to the invoice.
G. Payment will not be due until the above instruments are
submitted after delivery and acceptance.
H. Mail invoices to the City Department indicated in the Invoice
Instructions set forth on the Purchase Order.
I. Contractor shall advise the Comptroller of any changes in its
remittance addresses.
3.
5.
The City may, by written notice to the Contractor, cancel this
contract without liability to Contractor if it is determined by the City
that gratuities, in the form of entertainment, gifts, or otherwise, were
offered or given by the Contractor, or any agent or representative of
the Contractor, to any officer or employee of the City of El Paso with
a view toward securing a contract or securing favorable treatment
with respect to the awarding or amending, or the making or any
determinations with respect to the performing of such a contract. In
the event this contract is canceled by the City pursuant to this
provision, the City shall be entitled, in addition to any other rights
and remedies, to recover or withhold the amount of the cost incurred
by the Contractor in providing such gratuities.
CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP
Nothing herein will be construed as creating the relationship of
employer and employee between the City and the Contractor or
between the City and the Contractor's employees. The City will not
be subject to any obligations or liabilities of the Contractor or his
employees incurred in the performance of the contract unless
otherwise herein authorized. The Contractor is an independent
Contractor and nothing contained herein will constitute or designate
the Contractor or any of his employees as employees of the City.
Neither the Contractor nor his employees will be entitled to any of
the benefits established for City employees, nor be covered by the
City's Workers' Compensation Program.
4. INDEMNIFICATION [Rev. 04-15-99] [Rev. 01-04-04]
Contractor or its insurer will INDEMNIFY, DEFEND
AND HOLD the City, its officers, agents and
employees, HARMLESS FOR AND AGAINST ANY
AND ALL CLAIMS, CAUSES OF ACTION, LIABILITY,
DAMAGES OR EXPENSE, (INCLUDING BUT NOT
GRATUITIES
6.
WARRANTY-PRICE
A. The price to be paid by the City will be that contained in the
Contractor's bid which the Contractor warrants to be no higher
than Seller's current prices on orders by others for products of
the kind and specification covered by this contract for similar
quantities under similar or like conditions and methods of
purchase. In the event Contractor breaches this warranty the
prices of the items will be reduced to the Contractor's current
prices on orders by others, or in the alternative, the City may
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cancel this contract without liability to Contractor for breach or
Contractor's actual expense.
B. The Contractor warrants that no person or selling agency has
been employed or retained to solicit or secure this contract upon
an agreement or understanding for commission, percentage,
brokerage, or contingent fee excepting bona fide employees of
bona fide established commercial or selling agencies maintained
by the Contractor for the purpose of securing business. For
breach or violation of this warranty the City will have the right in
addition to any other right or rights to cancel this contract without
liability and to deduct from the contract price, or otherwise
recover the full amount of such commission, percentage,
brokerage or contingent fee.
7.
RIGHT TO ASSURANCE
Whenever one party to this contract in good faith has reason to
question the other party's intent to perform, he may demand that the
other party give written assurance of his intent to perform. In the
event that a demand is made and no assurance is given within five
(5) calendar days, the demanding party may treat this failure as an
anticipatory repudiation of the contract.
8.
TERMINATION [Rev. 06/07/97]
A. Termination for Convenience
The City of El Paso may terminate this contract, in whole or in part,
at any time by written notice to the Contractor. The Contractor will
be paid its costs, including the contract close out costs, and profit on
work performed up to the time of termination. The Contractor will
promptly submit its termination claim to the City of El Paso to be
paid the Contractor. If the Contractor has any property in its
possession belonging to the City of El Paso, the Contractor will
account for the same, and dispose of it in the manner the City of El
Paso directs.
B. Termination for Default
If the Contractor fails to comply with any provision of the contract the
City of El Paso may terminate this contract for default. Termination
shall be effected by serving a notice of intent to terminate the
contract setting forth the manner in which the Contractor is in
default. The Contractor will be given an opportunity to correct the
problem within a reasonable time before termination notice is
rendered. The Contractor will only be paid the contract price for
supplies delivered and accepted, or services performed in
accordance with the manner of performance set forth in the contract.
The City shall have the right to immediately terminate the Contract
for default if the Contractor violates any local, state, or federal laws,
rule or regulations that relate to the performance of this Agreement.
9.
10. TERMINATION FOR DEFAULT BY CITY [Rev. 06/09/97]
If the City fails to perform any of its duties under this contract,
Contractor may deliver a written notice to the Purchasing Manager
describing the default, specifying the provisions of the contract
under which the Contractor considers the City to be in default and
setting forth a date of termination not sooner than 90 days following
receipt of the Notice. The Contractor at its sole option may extend
the proposed date of termination to a later date. If the City fails to
cure such default prior to the proposed date of termination,
Contractor may terminate its performance under this Contract as of
such date.
11. FORCE MAJEURE [Rev. 06/07/97]
If, by reason of Force Majeure, either party hereto will be rendered
unable wholly or in part to carry out its obligations under this
Contract then such party will give notice and full particulars of such
Force Majeure in writing to the other party within a reasonable time
after occurrence of the event or cause relied upon, and the
obligation of the party giving such notice, so far as it is affected by
such Force Majeure, will be suspended for only thirty (30) days
during the continuance of the inability then claimed, except as
hereinafter provided, but for no longer period, and such party will try
to remove or overcome such inability with all reasonable dispatch.
The term Force Majeure as employed herein, will mean acts of God,
strikes, lockouts, or other industrial disturbances, acts of public
enemies, orders of any kind of government of the United States or
the State of Texas or any civil or military authority, insurrections,
riots, epidemics, landslides, lightning, earthquake, fires, hurricanes,
storms, floods, washouts, droughts, arrests, restraint of government
and people, civil disturbances, explosions, breakage or accidents to
machinery, pipelines, or canals. It is understood and agreed that the
settlement of strikes and lockouts will be entirely within the
discretion of the party having the difficulty, and that the above
requirement that any Force Majeure will be remedied with all
reasonable dispatch will not require the settlement of strikes and
lockouts by acceding to the demands of the opposing party or
parties when such settlement is unfavorable in the judgment of the
party having the difficulty. If a party is unable to comply with the
provisions of this contract by reason of Force Majeure for a period
beyond thirty days after the event or cause relied upon, then upon
written notice after the thirty (30) days, the affected party shall be
excused from further performance under this contract.
12. ASSIGNMENT-DELEGATION
No right or interest in this contract will be assigned or delegation of
any obligation made by the Contractor without the written permission
of the City. Any attempted assignment or delegation by the
Contractor will be wholly void and totally ineffective for all purposes
unless made in conformity with this paragraph.
ADDITIONAL REMEDIES [New 12/96]
13. WAIVER
If the City terminates the contract because the Contractor fails to
deliver goods as required by the contract, the City shall have all of
the remedies available to a buyer pursuant to the UNIFORM
COMMERCIAL CODE including the right to purchase the goods
from another vendor in substitution for those due from the
Contractor. The cost to cover shall be the cost of substitute goods
determined by informal or formal procurement procedures as
required by the Local Government Code. The City may recover the
difference between the cost of cover and the contract cost by
deducting the same from amounts owed to Contractor for goods
delivered prior to termination or any other lawful means.
No claim or right arising out of a breach of this contract can be
discharged in whole or in part by a waiver or renunciation of the
claim or right unless the waiver or renunciation is supported by
consideration and is in writing signed by the aggrieved party.
14. INTERPRETATION-PAROL EVIDENCE
This writing is intended by the parties as a final expression of their
agreement and is intended also as a complete and exclusive
statement of the terms of their contract. No course of prior dealings
between the parties and no usage of the trade will be relevant to
supplement or explain any term used in this contract. Acceptance or
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acquiescence in a course of performance rendered under this
contract will not be relevant to determine the meaning of this
contract even though the accepting or acquiescing party has
knowledge of the performance and opportunity for objection.
Whenever a term defined by the Uniform Commercial Code is used
in this contract, the definition contained in the Code is to control.
15. APPLICABLE LAW
The law of the State of Texas will control this contract along with any
applicable provisions of Federal law or the City Charter or any
ordinance of the City of El Paso.
With respect to the above-required insurance, the City of El Paso
and its officers and employees shall be named as additional insured
as their interests may appear. The City shall be provided with sixty
(60) calendar days advance notice, in writing, of any cancellation or
material change. The City shall be provided with certificates of
insurance evidencing the above required insurance prior to the
commencement of this contract and thereafter with certificates
evidencing renewal or replacement of said policies of insurance at
least fifteen (15) calendar days prior to the expiration or cancellation
of any such policies.
Notices and Certificates required by this clause shall be provided to:
16. ADVERTISING
Contractor will not advertise or publish, without the City's prior
consent, the fact that the City has entered into this contract, except
to the extent necessary to comply with proper requests for
information from an authorized representative of the federal, state or
local government.
17. AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS
The awarding of this contract is dependent upon the availability of
funding. In the event that funds do not become available the
contract may be terminated or the scope may be amended. A 30day written notice will be given to the vendor and there will be no
penalty nor removal charges incurred by the City.
18. VENUE
Both parties agree that venue for any litigation arising from this
contract will lie in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas.
19. ADDITIONAL REMEDY FOR HEALTH OR SAFETY
VIOLATION
If the Manager of Purchasing determines that Contractor‟s default
constitutes an immediate threat to the health or safety of City
employees or members of the public he may give written notice to
Contractor of such determination giving Contractor a reasonable
opportunity to cure the default which shall be a period of time not
less than 24 hours. If the Contractor has not cured the violation
within the time stated in the notice, the City shall have the right to
terminate the contract immediately and obtain like services as
necessary to preserve or protect the public health or safety from
another vendor in substitution for those due from the Contractor at a
cost determined by reasonable informal procurement procedures.
The City may recover the difference between the cost of substitute
services and the contract price from Contractor as damages. The
City may deduct the damages from Contractor‟s account for services
rendered prior to the Notice of Violation or for services rendered by
Contractor pursuant to a different contract or pursue any other lawful
means of recovery. The failure of the City to obtain substitute
services and charge the Contractor under this clause is not a bar to
any other remedy available for default.
20. COMPREHENSIVE GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE
For the duration of this contract and any extension hereof,
Contractor shall carry in a solvent company authorized to do
business in Texas, comprehensive general liability insurance in the
following amounts:
$1,000,000.00 – Per Occurrence
$1,000,000.00 – General Aggregate
$1,000,000.00 – Products/Completed Operations-Occurrence &
Aggregate
City of El Paso
Financial Services Department/Purchasing Division
2 Civic Center Plaza, 7th Floor
El Paso, Texas 79901-1153
Attn: DEE DEE SIANEZ, PROCUREMENT ANALYST
Please refer to Bid Number/Contract Number and Title in all
correspondence.
Failure to submit insurance certification may result in contract
cancellation.
21. WORKERS‟ COMPENSATION
For the duration of this contract and any extension hereof,
Contractor shall carry Workers' Compensation and Employers'
Liability Insurance in the amount required by Texas law:
$500,000.00. Out-of-state Contractors that provide goods through
US mail, UPS, etc. are exempt from this requirement.
22. CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION
The point of contact for the administration of this Contract, on behalf
of the City of El Paso, is:
DEE DEE SIANEZ
PROCUREMENT ANALYST
Telephone: (915) 541-4320
Fax: (915) 541-4347
Email: SIANEZMD@elpasotexas.gov
Mail correspondence should be addressed to:
City of El Paso
Financial Services Department/Purchasing Division
2 Civic Center Plaza, 7th Floor
El Paso, TX 79901-1153
Attn: DEE DEE SIANEZ, PROCUREMENT ANALYST
Please refer to Bid Number/Contract Number and Title in all
correspondence.
23. COMPLIANCE WITH NON-DISCRIMINATION LAWS
The Contractor agrees that it, its employees, officers, agents, and
subcontractors, will comply with all applicable federal and state laws
and regulations and local ordinances of the City of El Paso in the
performance of this Contract, including, but not limited to, the
American with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Safety and Health
Act, or any environmental laws.
The Contractor further agrees that it, its employees, officers, agents,
and subcontractors will not engage in any employment practices that
have the effect of discriminating against employees or prospective
employees because of sex, race, religion, age, disability, ethnic
background or national origin, or political belief or affiliation of such
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person, or refuse, deny, or withhold from any person, for any reason
directly or indirectly, relating to the race, gender, gender identity,
sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic background or national
origin of such person, any of the accommodations, advantages,
facilities, or services offered to the general public by place of public
accommodation.
24. RIGHT TO AUDIT
The Contractor agrees that the City shall, until the expiration of three
(3) years after final payment under this Contract, have access to and
the right to examine and copy any directly pertinent books, computer
and digital files, documents, papers, and records of the Contractor
involving transactions relating to this Contract. Contractor agrees
that the City shall have access during normal working hours to all
necessary Contractor facilities, and shall be provided adequate and
appropriate workspace in order to conduct audits in compliance with
the provisions of this section. The City shall give Contractor
reasonable advance notice of intended audits. The City will pay
Contractor for reasonable costs of any copying the City performs on
the Contractor‟s equipment or requests the Contractor to provide.
The Contractor agrees to refund to the City any overpayments
disclosed by any such audit.
The Contractor agrees that it will include this requirement into any
subcontract entered into in connection with this Contract.
30. NO REPLACEMENT OF DEFECTIVE TENDER
Every tender or delivery of goods must fully comply with all
provisions of this contract as to time of delivery, quality and the like.
If a tender is made which does not fully conform, this will constitute a
breach and the Contractor will not have the right to substitute a
conforming tender, provided, where the time for performance has
not yet expired, the Contractor may reasonably notify the City of his
intention to cure and may then make a conforming tender within the
contract time but not afterward.
31. PLACE OF DELIVERY
The place of delivery will be that set forth in the solicitation. The
terms of this contract are "no arrival, no sale.”
32. WARRANTY-PRODUCT
The Contractor will not limit or exclude any implied warranties and
any attempt to do so will render this contract voidable at the option
of the City. Contractor warrants that the goods furnished will
conform to the specifications, drawings and descriptions listed in the
bid invitation, and to the sample(s) furnished by Contractor, if any.
In case of a conflict between the specifications, drawings and
descriptions, the drawings and descriptions will govern.
33. SAFETY WARRANTY
25. CONTRACTOR TO PACKAGE GOODS
The Contractor will package goods according to good commercial
practice. Each shipping container will be clearly and permanently
marked as follows: (a) Contractor's name and address; (b)
Consignee's name, address and purchase order; (c) Container
number and total number of containers, e.g., "box 1 of 4 boxes"; and
(d) the number of the container bearing the packing slip. The
Contractor will bear cost of packaging unless otherwise provided.
Goods will be suitably packed to secure lowest transportation costs
and to conform to requirements of common carriers and any
applicable specifications. The City's count or weight will be final and
conclusive on shipments not accompanied by packing lists.
26. SHIPMENT UNDER RESERVATION PROHIBITED
The Contractor is not authorized to ship the goods under reservation
and no tender of a bill of lading will operate as a tender of goods.
27. DELIVERY TERMS AND TRANSPORTATION CHARGES
F.O.B. Destination Freight Prepaid unless delivery terms are
specified otherwise in bid; the City agrees to reimburse the
Contractor for transportation costs in the amount specified in the
Contractor's bid, or actual costs, whichever is lower, if the quoted
delivery terms do not include transportation costs, provided the City
will have the right to designate what method of transportation will be
used to ship the goods.
Contractor warrants that the product sold to the City will conform to
the standards promulgated by the US Department of Labor under
the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. In the event the
product does not conform to OSHA standards, the City may return
the product for correction or replacement at the Contractor's
expense. In the event the Contractor fails to make the appropriate
correction within reasonable time, correction made by the City will
be at the Contractor's expense.
34. NO WARRANTY BY THE CITY AGAINST INFRINGEMENTS
As part of this contract for sale Contractor agrees to ascertain
whether goods manufactured according to the specifications
attached to this contract will cause the rightful claim of any third
person by way of infringement or the like. The City makes no
warranty that the production of goods according to the specification
will not give rise to such a claim and in no event will the City be
liable to the Contractor for indemnification if Contractor is sued on
the grounds of infringement or the like. If Contractor is of the
opinion that an infringement or the like will result, he will notify the
City to this effect in writing within two weeks after the signing of this
contract. If the City does not receive notice and is subsequently
held liable for the infringement or the like, the Contractor will save
the City harmless (if the Contractor in good faith ascertains that
production of goods according to the specifications will result in
infringement or the like, this contract will be null and void except that
the City will pay the Contractor the reasonable cost of his search as
to infringements).
28. TITLE & RISK OF LOSS
The title and risk of loss of the goods will not pass to the City until
the City actually receives and takes possession of the goods at the
point or points of delivery.
29. RIGHT OF INSPECTION
The City will have the right to inspect the goods at delivery before
accepting them.
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SECTION C: ADDENDUM I
FEDERAL CLAUSES
FEDERAL FUNDING REQUIREMENTS
The following provisions shall apply throughout the performance of this
Agreement because federal funds are involved.
A. ANTI-KICKBACK RULES
Salaries of contractors, architects, draftsmen, technical 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 or permitted by the applicable
regulations issued by the Secretary of Labor pursuant to the "AntiKickback Act" of June 13, 1934 (48 Stat. 948; 62 Stat. 740; 63 Stat.
108; Title 18 U.S.C., Sec. 874; and Title 40 U.S.C., Sec. 276c).
The Contractor shall comply with all applicable "Anti-Kickback"
regulations and shall insert appropriate provisions in all
subcontracts covering work under this Agreement to ensure
compliance by subcontractors with such regulations, and shall be
responsible for the submission of affidavits required of
subcontractors thereunder except as the Secretary of Labor may
specifically provide for variations of or exemptions from the
requirements thereof.
B. DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
The goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
participation for this project is 9.1 percent (9.10%).
(DBE)
1. Policy: It is the policy of the Department of Transportation
(DOT) that disadvantaged business enterprises as defined in 49
CFR Part 23, and as amended in Section 1061(c) of the Surface
Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987,
shall have the maximum opportunity to participate in the
performance of contracts financed in whole or part with federal
funds under this Agreement. Consequently, the DBE requirements
of 49 CFR Part 23 and Section 1061(c) of the Surface
Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987
apply to this Agreement.
2. DBE Obligation: The Contractor or its representative agrees to
ensure that disadvantaged business enterprises as defined in 49
CFR Part 23 and Section 1061(c) of the Surface Transportation
and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987 have the maximum
opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts and
subcontracts financed in whole or in part with federal funds
provided under this Agreement. In this regard, the Contractor or its
representative shall take all the necessary and reasonable steps in
accordance with 49 CFR Part 23 and Section 1061(c) of the
Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of
1987 to ensure that DBEs have the maximum opportunity to
compete for and perform contracts. The Contractor shall not
discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin,
age, disability, or sex in the award and performance of DOTassisted contracts.
Part 23 and Section 1061(c) of the Surface Transportation and
Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987 apply to this
Agreement.
C. TITLE VI COMPLIANCE
During the performance of this Agreement, the Contractor, for
itself, its assignees and successors in interest, hereinafter referred
to as the "Contractor", agrees as follows:
1. Compliance with Regulations: The Contractor shall comply with
the regulations relative to nondiscrimination in federally-assisted
programs of the Department of Transportation, Title 49, Code of
Federal Regulations, Part 21, as they may be amended from time to
time (hereinafter referred to as the "Regulations") which are herein
incorporated by reference and made a part of this Agreement.
2. Nondiscrimination: The Contractor, with regard to the work
performed by it during the Agreement, and in accordance with Title VI
of the Civil Rights Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. §2000d, Section 303 of
the Age Discrimination Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. §6102 Section of
the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §12132, and Federal
Transit Law at 49 U.S.C. §5332, shall not discriminate on the grounds
of race, religion, color, creed, sex, age, disability, or national origin in
the selection and retention of subcontractors, including procurements
of materials and leases of equipment. The Contractor shall not
participate either directly or indirectly in the discrimination prohibited by
Section 21.5 of the Regulations, including employment practices when
the contract covers a program set forth in Appendix B of the
Regulations.
3. Solicitations for Subcontracts, Including Procurements of
Materials and Equipment: In all solicitations either by competitive
bidding or negotiation made by the Contractor for work to be performed
under a subcontract, including procurements of materials or leases of
equipment, each potential subcontractor, or supplier, shall be notified
by the Contractor of the Contractor's obligations under this Agreement
and the Regulations relative to nondiscrimination on the grounds of
race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, or national origin.
4. Information and Reports: The Contractor shall provide all
information and reports required by the Regulations or directives
issued pursuant thereto, and shall permit access to its books, records,
accounts, other sources of information, and its facilities as may be
determined by the Owner or the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
to be pertinent to ascertain compliance with such Regulations, orders
and instructions. Where any information is required, or the Contractor
has knowledge of an employee who fails or refuses to furnish this
information, the Contractor shall so certify to the Owner or the FTA, as
appropriate, and shall set forth what efforts it has made to obtain the
information.
5. Sanctions for Noncompliance: In the event of the Contractor's
noncompliance with the nondiscrimination provisions of this
Agreement, the Owner shall impose such agreement sanctions as it or
the FTA may determine to be appropriate, including, but not limited to:
a) Withholding of payments to the Contractor under the Agreement
until the Contractor complies; and/or,
b) Cancellation, termination, or suspension of the Agreement, in
whole or in part.
6. Incorporation of Provisions: The Contractor shall include the
provisions of paragraphs I through 6 of this section in every
subcontract, including procurements of materials and leases of
equipment, unless exempt by the Regulations, or directives issued
pursuant thereto. The Contractor shall take such action with respect to
any subcontract or procurement as the Owner or the FTA may direct
as a means of enforcing such provisions including sanctions for
noncompliance. Provided, however, that in the event the Contractor
becomes involved in, or is threatened with, litigation with a
subcontractor or supplier as a result of such direction, the Contractor
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may request the Owner to enter into such litigation to protect the
interests of the Owner, and, in addition, the Contractor may request
the services of the Attorney General in such litigation to protect the
interest of the United States.
D. INTEREST OF MEMBERS OF, OR DELEGATES TO,
CONGRESS
In accordance with 18 U.S. C., Sec. 431, no member of, or
delegates to, the Congress of the United States shall be admitted
to a share of part of this Agreement or any benefit arising
therefrom.
E. LOBBYING
The Contractor certifies, to the best of his or her knowledge and
belief, that:
1. Federal Appropriated Funds: No Federal appropriated funds
have been paid or will be paid, by or on behalf of the undersigned,
to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or
employee of an 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. Other Funds: If any funds other than Federal appropriated
funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for making
lobbying contacts to 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, the undersigned
shall complete and submit Standard Form--LLL, "Disclosure Form
to Report Lobbying," in accordance with its instructions [as
amended by "Government wide Guidance for New Restrictions on
Lobbying," 61 Fed. Reg. 1413 (1/19/96). Note: Language in
paragraph (b) herein has been modified in accordance with Section
10 of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (P.L. 104-65, to be
codified at 2 U.S.C. 1601, et seq .)]
3. Required Language [Subawards]: The Contractor shall
require that the language of this certification be included in the
award documents for all subawards at all tiers (including
subcontracts, subgrants, and contracts under grants, loans, and
cooperative agreements) and that all subrecipients shall certify and
disclose accordingly.
This certification is a material representation of fact upon which
reliance was placed when this transaction was made or entered
into. Submission of this certification is a prerequisite for making or
entering into this transaction imposed by 31, U.S.C. § 1352 (as
amended by the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995). Any person
who fails to file the required certification shall be subject to a civil
penalty of not less than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 for
each such failure.
G. CONSERVATION
The Contractor shall recognize mandatory standards and policies
relating to energy efficiency which are contained in the State
energy conservation plan issued in compliance with the Energy
Policy and Conservation Act, 42 U.S.C., Sec.6321, et seq. The
Energy Conservation requirements are applicable to all contracts.
H. REPORTING, RECORD RETENTION AND ACCESS
1. Access to Records: The Contractor agrees to provide the
Owner, the FTA Administrator, the Comptroller General of the
United States or any of their authorized representatives access to
any books, documents, papers and records of the Contractor which
are directly pertinent to this contract for the purposes of making
audits, examinations, excerpts and transcriptions. Contractor also
agrees, pursuant to 49 C.F.R. 633.17 to provide the FTA
Administrator or his authorized representatives, including any PMO
Contractor, access to Contractor‟s records and construction sites
pertaining to a major capital project, defined at 49 U.S.C. 5302(a)1,
which is receiving federal financial assistance through the
programs described at 49 U.S.C. 5307, 5309, or 5311. The
Contractor agrees to permit any of the foregoing parties to
reproduce by any means whatsoever or to copy excerpts and
transcriptions as reasonably needed.
2. Maintenance of Records: The Contractor agrees to maintain
all books, records, accounts and reports required under this
contract for a period of not less than three years after the date of
termination or expiration of this contract, except in the event of
litigation or settlement of claims arising from the performance of
this contract, in which case Contractor agrees to maintain same
until the Owner, the FTA Administrator, the Comptroller General, or
any of their duly authorized representatives, have disposed of all
such litigation, appeals, claims or exceptions related thereto.
I. CLEAN WATER REQUIREMENTS
1. The Contractor agrees to comply with all applicable standards,
orders or regulations issued pursuant to the Federal Water
Pollution Control Act, as amended, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq. and
further agrees to report each violation of these requirements
resulting from any Project implementation activity of the Contractor
to the FTA and the appropriate EPA Regional Office.
2. The Contractor also agrees to include these requirements in all
of its subcontracts.
J. CLEAN AIR
1. The Contractor agrees to comply with all applicable standards,
orders or regulations issued pursuant to the Clean Air Act, as
amended, 42 U.S.C. §§ 7401 et seq. and further agrees to report
each violation of these requirements resulting from any Project
implementation activity of the Contractor to the FTA and the
appropriate EPA Regional Office.
2. The Contractor also agrees to include these requirements in
subcontract.
F. DAVIS-BACON WAGES
K. CONFLICT OF INTEREST
In preparation of his cost estimates and the Project budget,
described in Sec. VI, Part C., and Sec. VI, Part D., hereof, the
Contractor shall base such estimates and the project budget on the
premise that the regulations and requirements enumerated in 29
CFR Part 5, Subpart A (Davis-Bacon and Related Act) apply to the
project and must be followed and obeyed by the selected
contractor.
No employee, officer, or agent of the Owner shall participate in
selection, or in the award or administration of an agreement if a
conflict of interest, real or apparent, would be involved. Such a
conflict would arise when:
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1.
2.
3.
4.
The employee, officer or agent.
Any member of his immediate family,
His or her partner, or
An organization which employs, or is about to employ, has a
financial or other interest in the firm selected for award.
The Owner's officers, employees, or agents shall neither solicit nor
accept gratuities, favors or anything of monetary value from the
Contractor, potential contractors, or parties of subcontracts.
L. DEBARRED BIDDERS
The Contractor, including any of its officers or holders of a
controlling interest, is obligated to inform the Owner whether or not
it, or any or its subcontractors or agents, is or has been on any
debarred bidders' list maintained by the United States government.
Should the Contractor be included on such a list during the
performance of this Project, it shall so inform the Owner. The
Contractor hereby certifies that it and its subcontractors are not
presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared
ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from any of the covered
transactions by any Federal Department or agency.
M. TERMINATION OF GRANT
Should this Agreement be terminated as a result of cancellation of
federal funding covering this Project, the Owner will promptly notify
the Contractor of the cancellation by certified mail-return receipt
requested, whereupon the Contractor shall immediately, on receipt
of the letter, cease and desist from performing any other work or
services hereunder. In such an event, the Contractor will be paid
for professional services performed to said date upon furnishing
the Owner a progress report and an invoice to such date, and upon
acceptance of the work by the Owner.
1. The Contractor acknowledges that the provisions of the Program
Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986, as amended, 31 U.S.C. § §
3801 et seq . and U.S. DOT regulations, "Program
Fraud Civil Remedies," 49 C.F.R. Part 31, apply to its actions
pertaining to this Project. Upon execution of the underlying
contract, the Contractor certifies or affirms the truthfulness and
accuracy of any statement it has made, it makes, it may make, or
causes to be made, pertaining to the underlying contract or the
FTA assisted project for which this contract work is being
performed. In addition to other penalties that may be applicable,
the Contractor further acknowledges that if it makes, or causes to
be made, a false, fictitious, or fraudulent claim, statement,
submission, or certification, the Federal Government reserves the
right to impose the penalties of the Program Fraud Civil Remedies
Act of 1986 on the Contractor to the extent the Federal
Government deems appropriate.
2. The Contractor also acknowledges that if it makes, or causes to
be made, a false, fictitious, or fraudulent claim, statement,
submission, or certification to the Federal Government under a
contract connected with a project that is financed in whole or in part
with Federal assistance originally awarded by FTA under the
authority of 49 U.S.C. § 5307, the Government reserves the right to
impose the penalties of 18 U.S.C. § 1001 and 49 U.S.C. §
Government deems appropriate.
3. The Contractor agrees to include the above two clauses in each
subcontract financed in whole or in part with Federal assistance
provided by FTA. It is further agreed that the clauses shall not be
modified, except to identify the subcontractor who will be subject to
the provisions.
Q. INCORPORATION
OF
FEDERAL
ADMINISTRATION (FTA) TERMS
TRANSIT
N. FEDERAL CHANGES
Contractor shall at all times comply with all applicable FTA
regulations, policies, procedures and directives, including without
limitation those listed directly or by reference in the Agreement
(Form FTA MA (2) dated October, 1995) between Owner and FTA ,
as they may be amended or promulgated from time to time during
the term of this contract. Contractor's failure to so comply shall
constitute a material breach of this contract.
O. NO OBLIGATION BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
1. The Contractor acknowledges and agrees that, notwithstanding
any concurrence by the Federal Government in or approval of the
solicitation or award of the underlying contract, absent the express
written consent by the Federal Government, the Federal
Government is not a party to this contract and shall not be subject
to any obligations or liabilities to the Owner ,Contractor, or any
other party (whether or not a party to that contract) pertaining to
any matter resulting from the underlying contract.
2. The Contractor agrees to include the above clause in each
subcontract financed in whole or in part with Federal assistance
provided by FTA. It is further agreed that the clause shall not be
modified, except to identify the subcontractor who will be subject to
its provisions.
P. PROGRAM FRAUD AND FALSE OR FRAUDULENT
STATEMENTS OR RELATED ACTS
The preceding provisions include, in part, certain Standard Terms
and Conditions required by DOT, whether or not expressly set forth
in the preceding contract provisions. All contractual provisions
required by DOT, as set forth in FTA Circular 4220.1E, dated June
19, 2003, are hereby incorporated by reference. Anything to the
contrary herein notwithstanding, all FTA mandated terms shall be
deemed to control in the event of a conflict with other provisions
contained in this Agreement. The Contractor shall not perform any
act, fail to perform any act, or refuse to comply with any requests
from Owner which would cause Owner to be in violation of the FTA
terms and conditions.
R. PROTEST PROCEDURES
In the event that a bidder or Proposer desires to protest the
procurement (bid or proposal) or an award, the following
procedures must be followed:
1. General
Any protest must be submitted in writing. A fax is allowable as long
as a formal written document with original signatures is also
submitted. The outside of the transmittal envelope must be clearly
marked "PROTEST". All protests shall clearly state the name of
the protester, the solicitation, bid or contract title and number. The
protest must be fully supported by technical data or other pertinent
information that will delineate why the protest is being lodged.
Protests filed after the deadline shall be dismissed.
The City of El Paso‟s objective is to resolve all formal protests as
soon as practical. Nothing in this procedure should be construed as
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requiring a formal protest if a vendor wishes to clarify or discuss
standards or procedures relating to the procurement process.
1.1 Submission for Protest of Procurement
Any protest of the procurement must be submitted in writing to the
City Procurement Representative and received no later than five
(5) working days before the scheduled closing date for receipt of
proposals or bids. This includes protests based upon:
 Restrictive or exclusionary specifications,
 Challenges to the bid or proposal specifications,
 Evaluation procedures,
 Terms and conditions of the solicitation package.
The FTA regional office must receive an appeal within five (5)
working days of the receipt of the decision of the City by the
protester.
A protester must exhaust all administrative remedies with the City
before pursuing a protest with FTA.
Violations of Federal law or regulation will be handled by the
complaint process stated within that law or regulation. Violations of
State or local law or regulations will be under the jurisdiction of
State or local authorities.
S. BUY AMERICA REQUIREMENTS
1.2 Submission for Protest of Award
Any protest of the award must be submitted in writing to the City
Procurement Representative received by no later than five (5)
working days (exclusive of Saturday, Sunday, and federal and
other holidays observed by the City of El Paso) after receipt of
notice of the award.
1.3 Response
The City Procurement Representative shall respond to the protest
within five (5) working days (exclusive of Saturday, Sunday, and
federal and other holidays observed by the City of El Paso) from
the receipt date of the written protest.
1.4 FTA Notification – Upon receipt of a protest, the City
Procurement Representative shall notify FTA of the protest. All
protest activities will be logged in the Procurement Narrative.
Options – The City Procurement Representative has the option to:
 Extend the time provided for each step of the protest
procedure,
 Postpone the bid or proposal opening,
 Extend the date of notice of award, or
 Postpone the award of contract if deemed appropriate for
protest resolution.
The contractor agrees to comply with 49 U.S.C. 5323(j) and 49
C.F.R. Part 661, which provide that Federal funds may not be
obligated unless steel, iron, and manufactured products used in
FTA-funded projects are produced in the United States, unless a
waiver has been granted by FTA or the product is subject to a
general waiver. General waivers are listed in 49 C.F.R. 661.7, and
include microcomputer equipment and software. Separate
requirements for rolling stock are set out at 49 U.S.C. 5323(j)(2)(C)
and 49 C.F.R. 661.11. Rolling stock must be assembled in the
United States and have a 60 percent domestic content.
A bidder or offeror must submit to the FTA recipient the appropriate
Buy America certification with all bids or offers on FTA-funded
contracts, except those subject to a general waiver. Bids or offers
that are not accompanied by a completed Buy America certification
must be rejected as nonresponsive. This requirement does not
apply to lower tier subcontractors.
All active parties will be notified in writing if an option is elected.
2. Appeal of Determination
If the City Procurement Representative's response is not
satisfactory, the protester may appeal in writing to the City
Manager of El Paso within five (5) working days (exclusive of
Saturday, Sunday, and federal and other holidays observed by the
City of El Paso) from the date of receipt of the Procurement
Representative‟s response. The City Manager will respond in
writing within ten (10) working days (exclusive of Saturday,
Sunday, and federal and other holidays observed by the City of El
Paso) from the date of receipt of appeal.
The decision rendered by the City Manager shall be the final
decision of the City of El Paso.
3. FTA Review of Protest
Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) protest procedures are
found in FTA Circular 4220.1E. If federal funding is involved, FTA
will review protests from a third party only when:
 The City failed to have or follow its protest procedures, or
 The City failed to review a complaint or protest.
 Violations of federal law or regulations and the standards of
49 CFR Part 18.36(b)(12).
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SECTION D
FORMS
BUSINESS INFORMATION CERTIFICATION
Mark all that apply.
Manufacturer or Producer
Wholesaler
Retailer
Franchised Distributor
Factory Representative
Other____________________
Large Business
Small Business
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
Asian - Pacific American
Black American
Hispanic American
Native American
Woman Owned Business
Handicapped
Local Business Enterprise
HUB State Certified Historically Underutilized Business
(please furnish copy of Certification)
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN: Less than $1,000,000.00 in annual receipts or fewer than one hundred [100]
full time employees.
DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE: At least fifty-one percent [51%] owned by one or more socially
disadvantaged individuals, or a publicly held corporation with at least fifty-one percent [51%] of the stock
owned by one or more such individuals.
WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS: At least fifty-one percent [51%] owned by a woman, or women, who also
control and operate the business. "Control" in this context means making policy decisions. "Operate" in this
context means actively carrying on day to day management
HANDICAPPED: At least fifty-one percent [51%] owned by a person or persons with an orthopedic, otic
[hearing], optic [visual], or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of their major life activities.
LOCAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE: A legal entity, a least fifty-one percent [51%] of which is owned by a
resident, or residents of El Paso County, and which concern has been physically located within the legal
boundaries of El Paso county for at least twelve [12] months.
HUB [HISTORICALLY UNDERUTILIZED BUSINESS]: A Business Enterprise, which has been granted a
Certificate by the State of Texas, as a Historically Underutilized Business. The City of El Paso utilizes
information on Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB), from the State of Texas Comptroller of Public
Accounts (CPA), HUB Program, 1711 San Jacinto Ave, P.O. Box 13186, Austin, Texas 78711. The City
encourages you to contact the State if you feel you may qualify.
I certify that the foregoing information is a full, true and correct statement of the facts.
Signature of Person Authorized to Sign Application
Title
Date
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City Of El Paso
Financial Services Department – Purchasing Division
NON-COLLUSION AND BUSINESS DISCLOSURE AFFIDAVIT
THIS IS AN OFFICIAL PURCHASING DOCUMENT – RETAIN WITH PURCHASE ORDER FILE
Before me, the undersigned official, on this day, personally appeared ____________________________________, a
person known to me to be the person whose signature appears below; whom after being duly sworn upon his/her oath
deposed and said:
1. I am over the age of 18, have never been convicted of a crime and am competent to make this affidavit.
2. I am a duly authorized representative of the following company or firm (the “Bidder”) which is submitting a response to
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METRO):
_______________________________________________________________ (Name of Bidder).
3. BY SUBMITTING THIS BID, I CERTIFY THAT BIDDER AND ITS AGENTS, OFFICERS OR EMPLOYERS HAVE
NOT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ENTERED INTO ANY AGREEMENTS, PARTICIPATED IN ANY COLLUSION,
OR OTHERWISE TAKEN ANY ACTION IN RESTRAINT OF FREE COMPETITIVE BIDDING IN CONNECTION
WITH THIS PROPOSAL OR WITH ANY CITY OFFICIAL.
4. I have listed in Paragraph 10 below all the names the Bidder uses and has used in the past and certify that I have
disclosed all such names, including any assumed (DBA) names.
5. Certificate of Organization. In completing this Affidavit, I have attached a copy of the organization certificate issued
by the Secretary of State of the state in which the company was organized (i.e. Certificate of Formation, Certificate of
Good Standing, Statement of Operation or Registration and/or a copy of Assumed Name Certificate if the
bidder/proposer used a trade name in the Solicitation documents is other than the name under which company was
organized).
6. Material Change in Organization or Operation. Except as described in Paragraph 10 below, I certify that Bidder
is not currently engaged nor does it anticipate that it will engage in any negotiation or activity that will result in the
merger, transfer of organization, management reorganization or departure of key personnel within the next twelve (12)
months that may affect the Bidder‟s ability to carry out the contract with the City of El Paso.
7. Debarment/Suspension. Except as described in Paragraph 10 below, I certify that Bidder and its subcontractors,
officers or agents are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible or voluntarily
excluded from any covered transactions by any federal, state or local department or agency. If such an event has
occurred, state in Paragraph 10 below, the reason for or the circumstances surrounding the debarment or
suspension, including but, not limited to, the name of the governmental entity, the period of time for such debarment
or suspension and provide the name and current phone number of a governmental contact person familiar with the
debarment or suspension.
I understand the Bidder is obligated to immediately inform the City in the event that the Bidder is included in such a
debarment/suspension list during the performance of this Contract with the City of El Paso.
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8. Default/Termination of Contracts. Except as described in Paragraph 10 below, I certify that, within the last 24
months, there are no Contract(s) between the Bidder and a governmental entity that have been terminated, with or
without the Bidder‟s default. If such a contract has been terminated within the last 24 months, state in Paragraph 10
below the reason for or circumstances surrounding the termination.
9. Taxpayer Identification. In completing this Affidavit, I have also attached a copy of a completed Form W-9 that
shows the Bidder‟s taxpayer identification number (Employer Identification Number or Social Security Number). I
understand that failure to provide this information may require the City to withhold 20% of payments due under the
contract and pay that amount directly to the IRS.
10. Additional Information (state the number of paragraph above which corresponds to the information provided)
______________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________________
(Attach additional pages if needed)
Attached are the following:
Certificate of Organization (required by Paragraph 5)
Taxpayer Identification (required by Paragraph 9)
I understand that by providing false information on this Affidavit, I could be found guilty of a Class A
misdemeanor or state jail felony under the Texas Penal Code, Section 37l10. In addition, by providing false
information on this Affidavit, the Bidder it could be considered not responsible on this and future solicitations,
and such determination could result in the discontinuation of any/all business or contracts with the Bidder by the
City of El Paso.
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me on this
Signature
___________ day of ______________________, 20
Notary Public
Printed Name
Commission Expires
(Rev. Sept. 2009)
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City Of El Paso
Financial Services Department – Purchasing Division
INDEBTEDNESS AFFIDAVIT
THIS IS AN OFFICIAL PURCHASING DOCUMENT – RETAIN WITH PURCHASE ORDER FILE
Before me, the undersigned authority, on this day personally appeared ____________________________________
[FULL NAME] (hereafter “Affiant”), a person known to me to be the person whose signature appears below, whom after
being duly sworn upon his/her oath deposed stated as follows:
1. Affiant is authorized and competent to give this affidavit and has personal knowledge of the facts and matters herein
stated.
2. Affiant is an authorized representative of the following company or firm:____________________________________
[Contracting Entity’s Corporate or Legal Name] (hereafter, “Contracting Entity”).
3. Affiant is submitting this affidavit in response to the following bid: Solicitation No. 2012-253 SUN METRO
ARTICULATED VEHICLE PROCUREMENT - MASS TRANSIT DEPARTMENT (SUN METRO), which is expected to
be in an amount that exceeds $50,000.00.
4. Contracting Entity is organized as a business entity as noted below (check box as applicable):
For Profit Entity (select below):
 Sole Proprietorship
 Corporation
 Partnership
 Limited Partnership
 Joint Venture
 Limited Liability Company
 Other (Specify type in space provided below):
____________________________________
For Non-Profit Entity or Other (select below):
 Non-Profit Corporation
 Unincorporated Association
5. The information shown below is true and correct for the Contracting Entity. If Contracting Entity is a sole
proprietorship or partnership, list all owners of 5% or more of the Contracting Entity. Where the Contracting Entity is
an unincorporated association, the required information has been shown for each officer. [Note: In all cases, use
FULL name, business and residence addresses and telephone numbers.]
Contracting Entity:
Name
Business Address [No./Street]
City/State/Zip Code
Telephone Number
Resident Address (if applicable)
City/State/Zip Code
Telephone Number
Federal Tax ID Number
Texas Sales Tax Number
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5% Owner(s) or Officers of Unincorporated Association ** (If none, state “None”):
Name
Business Address [No./Street]
City/State/Zip Code
Telephone Number
Resident Address (if applicable)
City/State/Zip Code
Telephone Number
**Attach additional pages if necessary to supply the required names and addresses.
6. Affiant understands that in accordance with Ordinance No. 016529 of the City of El Paso (the “City”), the City may
refuse to award a contract to or enter into a transaction with Contracting Entity that is an apparent low bidder or
successful proposer that is indebted to the City.
7. Affiant understands that the term “Debt” shall mean any sum of money, which is owed to the City by a Contracting
Entity, Owner, or Vendor, that exceeds one hundred dollars ($100.00) and that has become Delinquent, as defined
hereinafter. Such Debt shall include but not be limited to: (i) property taxes; (ii) hotel/motel occupancy taxes; and (iii)
license and permit fees.
8. Affiant understands that the term “Delinquent” shall mean any unpaid Debt that is past due for sixty (60) days or
more and, which is not currently subject to challenge, protest, or appeal.
9. Affiant represents that to the best of its knowledge, the Contracting Entity is not indebted to the City in any amounts
as described in Item No. 7 above, as of the date of the submittal. If the Contracting Entity is indebted to the City, the
following represents the type and estimated amount of indebtedness:
10.
If the Contracting Entity is indebted to the City, describe any payment arrangements that have been entered into to
settle the Debt.
11. In the event that the City refuses to do business with a Contracting Entity due to any indebtedness listed above or as
determined by the City Financial Services Department, the Contracting Agency may appeal this determination in
accordance with the appeal regulations in Ordinance 016529.
Affiant certifies that he is duly authorized to submit the above information on behalf of the Contracting Entity,
that Affiant is associated with the Contracting Entity in the capacity noted above and has personal knowledge of
the accuracy of the information provided herein; and that the information provided herein is true and correct to
the best of Affiant‟s knowledge and belief. Affiant understands that providing false information on this form shall
be grounds for debarment and discontinuation of any/all business with the City of El Paso.
Signature
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me on this
___________ day of ______________________, 20
Notary Public
Printed Name
Commission Expires
(Rev. Sept. 2009)
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SECTION D: ADDENDUM II
FEDERAL FORMS
ADDITIONAL REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
INDEX:
NOTE:
I.
SCHEDULE OF DBE/WBE PARTICIPATION
II.
LETTER OF INTENT TO PERFORM AS A SUBCONTRACTOR
III.
BUY AMERICA CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR
PROCUREMENT OF STEEL, IRON OR MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS
IV.
BIDDER'S CERTIFICATION STATEMENT
V.
CERTIFICATION OF LOWER-TIER PARTICIPANTS REGARDING
DEBARMENT, SUSPENSION, AND OTHER INELIGIBILITY AND
VOLUNTARY EXCLUSION
VI.
CERTIFICATION OF PRIMARY PARTICIPANT REGARDING DEBARMENT,
SUSPENSION, AND OTHER RESPONSIBILITY MATTERS
VII.
CERTIFICATION OF RESTRICTION ON LOBBYING
FAILURE TO SIGN CERTIFICATIONS MAY BE CAUSE FOR REJECTION OF BID
BIDDER’S [ COMPANY ] NAME
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SCHEDULE OF DBE/WBE PARTICIPATION
_____________________________________
Name of Prime Contractor
Name of DBE/WBE
Contractor
Address
Type of
Work
Start/End
Dates
Agreed
Price
1._______________________________________________________________________________
2._______________________________________________________________________________
3._______________________________________________________________________________
4._______________________________________________________________________________
5._______________________________________________________________________________
6._______________________________________________________________________________
7._______________________________________________________________________________
8._______________________________________________________________________________
NOTE
The undersigned will enter into a formal agreement with Disadvantaged Contractors for work
listed in this schedule conditioned upon the execution of a contract with the City of El Paso.
____________________________________
Signature
Name of Prime Contractor
____________________________________
Date
**IF NOT APPLICABLE, PLEASE INDICATE N/A AND SIGN FORM.
BIDDER’S [ COMPANY ] NAME
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LETTER OF INTENT TO PERFORM
AS A SUBCONTRACTOR
To: __________________________________
Name of Contractor
The undersigned intends to perform work in connection with the above project as (check one):
_____ an individual
_____ a corporation
_____ a partnership
_____ a joint venture
The disadvantaged status of the undersigned is confirmed (a) in the City of El Paso's DBE/WBE
Directory dated ___________________
or (b) on the attached Disadvantaged/Women Business Enterprise Certification Form (Available
at Purchasing Department).
The undersigned is prepared to perform the following described work in connection with the
above project, ______________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
at the following price: $___________________.
__________ percent of the dollar value of the subcontract will be sublet and/or awarded to
non-disadvantaged contractors and/or non-disadvantaged suppliers. The undersigned will enter
into a formal agreement for the above work with you conditioned upon your execution of a
contract with the City of El Paso.
_____________________________
Disadvantaged Contractor
_____________________________
Signature
_____________________________
Date
Applies only to contracts for the purchase of motor vehicles.
**IF NOT APPLICABLE, PLEASE INDICATE N/A AND SIGN FORM.
BIDDER’S [ COMPANY ] NAME
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BUY AMERICA CERTIFICATE
PROCUREMENT OF STEEL, IRON OR MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS
Certificate of Compliance with 49 U.S.C. 5323(j)(1)
The Bidder hereby certifies that it will comply with the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5323(j)(1), and
the applicable regulations in 49 CFR part 661.5.
Date: _________________________________________________________________
Signature: _____________________________________________________________
Company Name: _______________________________________________________
Title: _________________________________________________________________
or
Certificate of Non-Compliance with 49 U.S.C. 5323 (j)(1)
The Bidder hereby certifies that it cannot comply with the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5323(j)(1)
and 49 C>F>R> 661.5, but it may qualify for an exception pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 5323(j)(2)(A),
5323(j)(2)(B) or 5323(j)(2)(D), and 49 CFR 661.7
Date: ________________________________________________________________
Signature: ____________________________________________________________
Company Name: _______________________________________________________
Title: _________________________________________________________________
**IF NOT APPLICABLE, PLEASE INDICATE N/A AND SIGN FORM.
BIDDER’S [ COMPANY ] NAME
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BIDDER'S CERTIFICATION STATEMENT
1.
Certification with regard to the performance of previous Contracts or Subcontracts subject to the Equal
Employment Opportunity Clause and the filing of required reports.
The bidder ____________________________________________, and/or proposed Subcontractor
_________________________________________, hereby certifies that they have __________, have not
__________ participated in a previous Contract or subcontract subject to the Equal Opportunity Clause, as
required by Executive Orders 10925, 1114, or 11246, and that they have __________, have not __________,
filed with the Joint Reporting Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, all reports due under the
applicable filing.
___________________________________________
Company Name
by:
___________________________________________
Signature
___________________________________________
Title
Dated:
_______________________
Note: The above certification is required by the Equal Employment Opportunity Regulation of the Secretary of
Labor (41 CFR 60-1.7) (b)(1), and must be submitted by bidders and proposed subcontractors only in
connection with Contracts and Subcontracts which are subject to the Equal Employment Opportunity Clause.
Contracts and Subcontracts which are exempt from the Equal Opportunity Clause are set forth in 41 CFR
60-1.5 (generally only Contracts or Subcontracts of $10,000 or under are exempt).
Currently, Standard Form 100 (EE0-1) is the only report required by the Executive Orders or their
implementing regulations. Proposed Prime Contractors and Subcontractors who have participated in a
previous Contract or Subcontract subject to Executive Orders and have not filed the required reports should
note that 41 CFR 60-1.7 (b) (1) prevents the award of Contracts and Subcontracts unless such Contractor
submits a report covering the delinquent period or such other period specified by the Federal Department of
Transportation or by the director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance, United States Department of Labor.
**IF NOT APPLICABLE, PLEASE INDICATE N/A AND SIGN FORM.
BIDDER’S [ COMPANY ] NAME
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2. Certification of Non-collusion. The bidder being sworn deposes and says, __________________________,
the Contractor, submitting this bid, and that its agents, officers or employers have not directly or indirectly
entered into any agreements, participated in any collusion, or otherwise taken any action in restraint of free
competitive bidding in connection with this proposal or with any City official.
___________________________________________
Company Name
by:
___________________________________________
Signature
___________________________________________
Title
Dated:
_______________________
3. Ineligible Contractor. The bidder hereby certifies that it is/is not (underscore one) included on the United
States Comptroller General's consolidated list of persons or firms currently debarred for violations of various
public contracts incorporating labor standard provisions.
___________________________________________
Company Name
by:
___________________________________________
Signature
___________________________________________
Title
Dated:
_______________________
**IF NOT APPLICABLE, PLEASE INDICATE N/A AND SIGN FORM.
BIDDER’S [ COMPANY ] NAME
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CERTIFICATION OF LOWER-TIER PARTICIPANTS REGARDING DEBARMENT,
SUSPENSION, AND OTHER INELIGIBILITY AND VOLUNTARY EXCLUSION
The Lower Tier Participant (potential sub-grantee or sub-recipient under an FTA project, potential third party
contractor, or potential subcontractor under a major third party contract), certifies, by submission of this
proposal, that neither it nor its principals are presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared
ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from participation in this transaction by any Federal department or agency.
(If the Lower Tier Participant (potential sub-grantee or sub-recipient under an FTA project, potential third party
contractor, or potential subcontractor under a major third party contract) is unable to certify to any of the
statements in this certification, such participant shall attach an explanation to this proposal).
THE LOWER-TIER PARTICIPANT (POTENTIAL SUB-GRANTEE OR SUB-RECIPIENT UNDER AN FTA
PROJECT, POTENTIAL THIRD PARTY CONTRACTOR, OR POTENTIAL SUBCONTRACTOR UNDER A
MAJOR THIRD PARTY CONTRACT)
, CERTIFIES OR AFFIRMS THE
TRUTHFULNESS AND ACCURACY OF THE CONTENTS OF THE STATEMENTS SUBMITTED ON OR
WITH THIS CERTIFICATION AND UNDERSTANDS THAT THE PROVISIONS OF 31 U.S.C. SECTIONS
3801 ET SEQ. ARE APPLICABLE THERETO.
________________________________________________________________________________
Signature and Title of Authorized Official
The undersigned Chief Legal Counsel for the
hereby certifies
that the ________________________________ has authority under State and Local law to comply with the
subject assurances and that the certification above has been legally made.
________________________________________________________________
Signature of Applicant's Attorney
_________________________
Date
**IF NOT APPLICABLE, PLEASE INDICATE N/A AND SIGN FORM.
BIDDER’S [ COMPANY ] NAME
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CERTIFICATION OF PRIMARY PARTICIPANT
REGARDING DEBARMENT, SUSPENSION, AND OTHER RESPONSIBILITY MATTERS
The Primary Participant (applicant for an FTA grant of cooperative agreement, or potential contractor for a
major third party contract),
certifies to the best of its knowledge and
belief, that it and its principals:
1.
Are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily
excluded from covered transactions by any Federal department or agency;
2.
Have not within a three-year period preceding this proposal been convicted of or had a civil judgment
rendered against them for commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining,
attempting to obtain, or performing a public (Federal, State or local) transaction or contract under a
public transaction; violation of Federal or State antitrust statutes or commission of embezzlement, theft,
forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, or receiving stolen
property;
3.
Are not presently indicted for or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a governmental entity
(Federal, State, or local) with commission of any of the offenses enumerated in paragraph (2) of this
certification; and
4.
Have not within a three-year period preceding this application/proposal had one or more public
transaction (Federal, State or local) terminated for cause or default.
(If the Primary Participant (applicant for an FTA grant, or cooperative agreement, or potential third party
contractor) is unable to certify to any of the statements in this certification, the participant shall attach an
explanation to this certification.)
THE PRIMARY PARTICIPANT (APPLICANT FOR AN FTA GRANT OR COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT, OR
POTENTIAL CONTRACTOR FOR A MAJOR THIRD PARTY CONTRACT), ___________________________
CERTIFIES OR AFFIRMS THE TRUTHFULNESS AND ACCURACY OF THE CONTENTS OF THE
STATEMENTS SUBMITTED ON OR WITH THIS CERTIFICATION AND UNDERSTANDS THAT THE
PROVISIONS OF 31 U.S.C. SECTIONS 3801 ET SEQ. ARE APPLICABLE THERETO.
_______________________________________________________________________________
Signature and Title of Authorized Official
The undersigned Chief Legal Counsel for the
hereby certifies
that the ___________________________ has authority under State and local law to comply with the subject
assurances and that the certification above has been legally made.
_________________________________________________
Signature of Applicant's Attorney
Date
**IF NOT APPLICABLE, PLEASE INDICATE N/A AND SIGN FORM.
BIDDER’S [ COMPANY ] NAME
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CERTIFICATION
OF
RESTRICTIONS ON LOBBYING
The undersigned certifies, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, that:
(1)
No Federal appropriated funds have been or will be paid, by or on behalf of the undersigned, 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 in connection with the awarding of
any Federal contract, the making of any Federal grant, the making of any Federal loan, the
entering into the 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 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, the undersigned
shall complete and submit Standard Form-LLL, "Disclosure Form to Report Lobbying", in
accordance with its instructions.
(3)
The undersigned shall require that the language of this certification be included in the award
documents for all subawards at all tiers (including subcontracts, subgrants, and contracts under
grants, loans, and cooperative agreements) and that all subrecipients shall certify and disclose
accordingly.
This certification is a material representation of the fact upon which reliance is place when this transaction was
made or entered into. Submission of this certification is a prerequisite for making or entering into this
transaction imposed by Section 1352, title 31, U.S. Code. Any person who fails to file the required certification
shall be subject to civil penalty of not less than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 for each such failure.
Executed this
day of
, 20
Company Name: ________________________________________________________
By: _______________________________________________________________
Signature of company official
_______________________________________________________________
Title of company official
**IF NOT APPLICABLE, PLEASE INDICATE N/A AND SIGN FORM.
BIDDER’S [ COMPANY ] NAME
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SECTION E
NOTICES AND INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS
1.
SIGNATURE OF OFFER BY PERSON AUTHORIZED TO
SIGN
All offers shall bear an original signature, in ink, of a responsible
officer or agent of the company. Failure to sign the OFFER
portion of the SOLICITATION, OFFER AND AWARD form, or to
include a substitute signed document binding the offeror, will be
the basis for declaring a bid non-responsive.
2.
THE CITY DOES NOT PROVIDE ENVELOPES FOR THE
PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING OFFERS.
4.
ADDRESSING INSTRUCTIONS
The envelope containing the offer must be addressed as follows:
CITY OF EL PASO
FINANCIAL SERVICES DEPT/PURCHASING DIVISION
2 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 7TH FLOOR
EL PASO, TEXAS 79901-1153
ATTN: PURCHASING MANAGER
Also, write the BID NUMBER, BID TITLE, and BID OPENING
DATE clearly on a visible section of the envelope.
5.
LABELING OF BIDS [Rev 6/15/05]
The Due Date and Solicitation Number must be written on the
outside of the package containing the offer.
The City
Purchasing Division may open any unlabeled submittal to identify
it properly. Offerors are required to identify their package to
protect the integrity of their sealed bids and to fully avail
themselves of the sealed bid process.
6.
8.
OFFERER DELIVERY RESPONSIBILITY
Bids received at the Purchasing Office after the specified date
and time will not be accepted. Package delivery services such as
FedEx, UPS, etc. deliver packages addressed to the Purchasing
Manager directly to the Purchasing Division. U.S. Postal Service
deliveries, including Express Mail, are only delivered to the Mail
Room at City Hall and may or may not be delivered by the Mail
Room to the Purchasing Division by the time and place bids are
opened. The offeror accepts all responsibility for delivering its
offer to address stated above within the specified time or the offer
will be considered non-responsive and will be mailed back
unopened. If the envelope does not reflect a return address, it will
be opened for the sole purpose of obtaining the return address.
OFFER DOCUMENTS,
AND RELATED DATA
9.
LITERATURE
ALTERNATE OFFERS
Alternate offers may be submitted if they meet the minimum
requirements of the specifications. For full consideration all
necessary technical data will be furnished with such alternate bids
so proper evaluations can be made.
10. SOLICITATION CHANGES OR CLARIFICATIONS
Requests for changes or clarifications to this solicitation are
welcomed by the Purchasing Division for its consideration,
provided the requests are made in writing and received at least
ten calendar days before the bid opening date. Requests
received after that time may not elicit a response. Refer to
REQUESTS FOR CLARIFICATION in Section B for more details.
11. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SOLICITATION
AMENDMENTS
All Amendments will be acknowledged on the Solicitation of
Offers form (first page of this bid). Failure to do so may cause the
bid to be rejected.
12. BID PREPARATION COSTS
This solicitation does not commit the City of El Paso to pay any
costs incurred in preparing and submitting the proposal or to
contract for the services specified.
13. DEFINITION OF COMPLETE
The word "complete" means that each proposed unit of
equipment will include all appurtenances, fasteners, parts,
accessories and services ordinarily catalogued.
14. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For further procedural information concerning this Invitation for
Bids contact the point of contact for contract administration (refer
to CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION in Section C for contact
details).
BIDDER’S [ COMPANY ] NAME
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SUPPORTING
Related data, where applicable, will be made part of the bid. All
documents, literature and related data submitted as an offer
become the property of the City of El Paso.
OFFER SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
OFFER MUST BE SEALED WHEN PRESENTED TO THE
PURCHASING DIVISION. Offers will be received by the City of
El Paso until 2:00 P.M., local time, on WEDNESDAY,
September 05, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and read;
proposals will be announced.
DESCRIPTIVE LITERATURE
Descriptive literature, where applicable, containing complete
specifications or other information sufficient for the City to
determine compliance with the specifications must accompany
each bid, in DUPLICATE. If an offeror wishes to furnish additional
information more sheets may be added.
REQUIRED NUMBER OF COPIES
Offer (bid or proposal) must be submitted in original form with one
additional copy, unless otherwise stated in Section B.
3.
7.
SECTION E, PAGE: 1
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15. ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION OF BIDS
The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to
waive all minor technicalities, and to accept the bid or bids
determined to be the most favorable to the City. Additionally, the
City may accept a bid subject to an exception if, in the sole
judgment of the City, the bid meets or exceeds the City‟s
specifications.
16. TIME AND PLACE OF OPENING
Offers will be opened and read in Council Chambers, Second
Floor, City Hall, shortly after 2:00 p.m. on opening day. However,
you are cautioned that offers must be received in the Purchasing
Division, before the time stated in item #3 above.
24. TIME
Time of delivery is of the essence.
25. DEBRIEFING REQUESTS
A written request for a debriefing should be directed to the Analyst
identified in CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION in Section C within
five (5) days after the date of award. Debriefing requests will be
scheduled with the appropriate evaluation committee and
Purchasing representative.
26. PROTEST/DISPUTE PROCEDURE
17. NOTICE TO NONRESIDENTS
Offers received from nonresidents (bidders whose principal place
of business is not in the State of Texas) must be lower than offers
from Texas bidders by the same amount that a Texas bidder
would be required to underbid a resident bidder, to obtain a
comparable contract, in the state in which a nonresident bidder's
business is located. This paragraph does not apply to contracts
involving federal funds.
18. ROUNDING
Except those commodities normally priced to four decimal places,
bids submitted beyond two decimals will be rounded off to the
nearest cent.
19. UNIT PRICES
In the event of a discrepancy between the unit price offered, and
the extension thereof, the unit price shall prevail.
20. TIE BIDS [REV. 06/10/97]
In case of a tie, the successful bid will be determined by lot unless
the principal place of business of one, but not more than one, of
the parties to the tie is located in the City of El Paso in which case
the award will be made to the local vendor.
21. BID RESULTS
Any questions concerning bid results should be directed to the
point of contact for contract administration.
Only a bidder who has actually submitted a bid response/proposal
may appeal an award decision.
Failure to follow the requirements of the Protest procedures
established by the City of El Paso, Texas, shall constitute a
waiver of all protest rights.
Protest must be made after the Council agenda has been posted
and by 5 p.m. the day before the Council meeting in which the
award will be made. The bidder must write a letter to the
Purchasing Manager using the phrase “Bid Protest” to the
address listed above. Protest must be sent by certified or
registered mail or delivered in person.
Note:
the
recommendation for award is posted on the City‟s website at least
72 hours before each Tuesdays Council meeting.
The written protest should include 1) the bid number and should
clearly state, with particularity, the relevant facts believed to
constitute an error in the award recommendation, or desired
remedy; 2) a specific identification of the statutory or regulatory
provision that the Protesting Bidder alleges has been violated and
the provisions entitling the Protesting Bidder to relief; 3) a specific
factual description, with particularity, of each action by the City
that the Protesting Bidder alleges to be a violation of the statutory
or regulatory provision that the Protesting Bidder has identified
pursuant to item (2) of this paragraph (mere disagreement with
the decisions of City employees does not constitute grounds for
protest). If there is no disputed issue of the material fact, the
Protest must indicate this as well.
Only the information provided within the protest period will be
considered in making a recommendation to Council.
22. BID TABULATIONS
The point of contact for contract administration will accept
requests for a copy of the completed tabulated report of bid
results after 2:00 P.M., Tuesday of the week following bid opening
(refer to CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION in Section C for contact
details). The bid tab results will also be made available on the
City web site at
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/financial_services/bid_tabs.asp
No results will be given over the phone.
23. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO SOLICITATIONS
Any offeror who fails to respond to three consecutive solicitations
will be purged from the mailing list. It is the offeror's responsibility
to remain on the mailing list under his requested commodity
classes.
BIDDER’S [ COMPANY ] NAME
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THE STATE OF TEXAS }
COUNTY OF EL PASO }
SURETY‟S NO.
BID BOND
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that ________________________________________,
(hereinafter called the Principal), as Principal, and ________________________________________
as Surety, are hereby held and firmly bound unto THE CITY OF EL PASO, as Owner/Obligee
(hereafter “Owner”), in the penal sum of ________________________________________________.
___________________________________for the payment of which, well and truly to be made, we
hereby jointly and severally bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, successors and
assigns.
SIGNED, this ____________ day of __________________, 20_____.
The conditions of the above obligation are such that whereas the Principal has submitted to the City of El Paso a
certain bid, attached hereto and hereby made a part hereof, to enter into a contract in writing for the Project Name,
Solicitation No. 20XX-XXX. NOW, THEREFORE,
a) If said bid shall be rejected, or in the alternate,
b) If said bid shall be accepted and within fourteen (14) consecutive calendar days after the Principal has
received notice of his acceptance, the Principal shall properly complete, execute, and deliver insurance
certificates and a contract in the form approved by the Owner and shall furnish a bond for his faithful
performance of said contract, and for the payment of all persons performing labor or furnishing materials in
connection therewith, and shall in all other respects perform the agreement created by the acceptance of said
Bid, then this obligation shall be void; otherwise the same shall remain in force and effect, it being expressly
understood and agree that the liability of the Surety for any and all claims hereunder shall, in no event,
exceed the penal amount of this obligation, as herein stated.
The Surety, for value received, hereby stipulates and agrees that the obligations of said Surety and its bond shall be in
no way impaired or affected by any extension of the time within which the OWNER MAY ACCEPT such bid, such
extension to be upon notice to the Surety by the Principal.
IN WITNESS, WHEREOF, the Principal and the Surety have hereunto set their hands and seals, and such of them as
are corporations have caused their corporate seals to be hereto affixed and these presents to be signed by their proper
officers, the day and year first set forth above.
_____________________________________
Principal  Company Name
________________________________ (Seal)
Signed by (Principal Agent)
____________________________________________
____________________________________________
Address
Principal Agent‟s Name (Printed or Typed)
____________________________________________
____________________
____________________
Telephone No.
Fax No.
City, State, Zip Code
_____________________________________
Surety  Company Name
________________________________ (Seal)
Signed by (Surety Agent)
__________________________________________
____________________________________________
Address
Surety Agent‟s Name (Printed or Typed)
__________________________________________
____________________
___________________
Telephone No.
Fax No.
City, State, Zip Code
Rev-May 2012
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USE BID BOND FORM ON
PAGE I-D-1
DO NOT SUBSTITUTE BID BOND FORM
NOTE:
THE BID BOND MUST BE SIGNED & SEALED
BY BOTH THE SURETY & THE PRINCIPAL
Rev-May 2012
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AGENT RESIDENT DESIGNATION
PROJECT NAME
SOLICITATION NO.
SURETY INFORMATION
, as Surety on the Bid Bond for this contract, hereby
appoints the following resident agent who resides within the County of El Paso and to whom any requisite
notices may be delivered and on whom service of process may be had in matters arising out of suretyship,
pursuant to Section 3503.003 of the Texas Insurance Code and Chapter 2253, Texas Government Code.
Assigned By:
_______________________________(Seal)
Surety Agent
_______________________________
Surety Agent‟s Signature
Date
AGENT INFORMATION
Agent Resident: _____________________________________________________________
Business Address:____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
Telephone & Fax Nos.
_______________________________________________________
Acknowledged By:
_______________________________
Agent Resident‟s Name (Printed or Typed)
_______________________________
Agent Resident‟s Signature
Rev-May 2012
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PERFORMANCE BOND
(Value of this Bond must be 100% of Contract amount)
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:
THAT ________________________________________________, hereinafter called the "Principal", as Principal and
______________________________________________, a Corporation organized and existing under the laws of the
State of _____________________________ with its principal office in the City of _______________________,
hereinafter called the "Surety", as Surety, are held and firmly bound unto THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS, hereinafter
called the "Obligee", in the amount of ___________ Dollars and___ Cents ($
), for the payment whereof, the
said Principal and Surety bind themselves and their heirs, administrators, executors, successors and assigns, jointly and
severally, firmly by these presents.
WHEREAS, the Principal has entered into a certain written Contract with the Obligee, dated the _____day of ___, 20___
to construct____________ . Contract No. ______, which Contract is hereby referred to and made a part hereof as fully
and to the same extent as if copied at length herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CONDITION OF THIS OBLIGATION IS SUCH that, if the said Principal shall faithfully
perform the work in accordance with the plans, specifications and contract documents, then this obligation shall be void;
otherwise, to remain in full force and effect.
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that this Bond is executed pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 2253, Texas Government
Code, as amended, and all liabilities on this Bond shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of said Chapter
to the same extent as if it were copied at length herein. The Surety hereby waives notice of any change, including
changes of time, to the construction contract, related subcontracts and purchase orders, which is made in accordance
with Section 252.048, Texas Local Government Code.
IN WITNESS, WHEREOF, the said Principal and Surety have signed and sealed this instrument this
__________ day of ___________________________, 20___.
WITNESS: __________________________________
ATTEST: ___________________________________
___________________________________________
Principal - Company Name
____________________________________ (Seal)
Signed By (Principal Agent)
____________________________________________
Address
__________________________________________
Principal Agent's Name (Printed or Typed)
____________________________________________
City, State, Zip Code
__________________________________________
____________________________________________
Telephone No.
__________________________________________
Fax No.
____________________________________________
Surety - Company Name
_____________________________________ (Seal)
Signed By (Surety Agent)
____________________________________________
Address
__________________________________________
Surety Agent's Name (Printed or Typed)
____________________________________________
City, State, Zip Code
____________________________________________
Telephone No.
__________________________________________
Fax No.
R 11/13/97
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INSERT
POWER OF ATTORNEY
AFTER
PERFORMANCE BOND
NOTE:
•
DO NOT SUBSTITUTE BOND FORM
•
BOND MUST BEAR FOUR (4) SIGNATURES: (1) WITNESS, (2) ATTEST,
(3) CONTRACTOR AND (4) ATTORNEY-IN-FACT
•
DATE ON POWER OF ATTORNEY MUST BE SAME AS DATE ON BOND
•
SEPARATE POWER OF ATTORNEY FORMS MUST BE PROVIDED FOR EACH BOND
(PERFORMANCE & PAYMENT BOND)
AGENT RESIDENT DESIGNATION MUST CONTAIN SURETY‟S SEAL, ASSIGNMENT BY SURETY
AGENT, AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SUCH ASSIGNMENT BY AGENT RESIDENT.
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PAYMENT BOND
(Value of this Bond must be 100% of Contract amount)
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:
THAT ____________________________________, hereinafter called the "Principal", as Principal and
___________________________________, a Corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State
of _________________________ with its principal office in the City of ____________________, hereinafter
called the "Surety", as Surety, are held and firmly bound unto THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS, hereinafter
called the "Obligee", in the amount of __________________________ Dollars and____ Cents ($
), for
the payment whereof, the said Principal and Surety bind themselves and their heirs, administrators, executors,
successors and assigns, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.
WHEREAS, the Principal has entered into a certain written Contract with the Obligee, dated the _____
day of ____, 20 , to construct __________________________________________________, Contract No.
_________, which Contract is hereby referred to and made a part hereof as fully and to the same extent as if
copied at length herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CONDITION OF THIS OBLIGATION IS SUCH that, if the said Principal
shall pay all claimants supplying labor and materials to him, or a subcontractor in the prosecution of the work
provided for in said Contract, then this obligation shall be void; otherwise, to remain in full force and effect.
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that this Bond is executed pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 2253, Texas
Government Code, as amended, and all liabilities on this Bond shall be determined in accordance with the
provisions of said Chapter to the same extent as if it were copied at length herein.
IN WITNESS, WHEREOF, the said Principal and Surety have signed and sealed this instrument this
day of ________, 20
.
WITNESS: _____________________________
ATTEST: ______________________________
____________________________________________ _____________________________________ (Seal)
Principal - Company Name
Signed By (Principal Agent)
____________________________________________ __________________________________________
Address
Principal Agent's Name (Printed or Typed)
____________________________________________ __________________________________________
City, State, Zip Code
____________________________________________ __________________________________________
Telephone No.
Fax No.
____________________________________________ _____________________________________ (Seal)
Surety - Company Name
Signed By (Surety Agent)
____________________________________________ __________________________________________
Address
Surety Agent's Name (Printed or Typed)
____________________________________________
City, State, Zip Code
____________________________________________ __________________________________________
Telephone No.
Fax No.
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INSERT
POWER OF ATTORNEY
AFTER
PAYMENT BOND
NOTE:
•
DO NOT SUBSTITUTE BOND FORM
•
BOND MUST BEAR FOUR (4) SIGNATURES: (1) WITNESS, (2) ATTEST,
(3) CONTRACTOR AND (4) ATTORNEY-IN-FACT
•
DATE ON POWER OF ATTORNEY MUST BE SAME AS DATE ON BOND
•
A SEPARATE POWER OF ATTORNEY FORM MUST BE PROVIDED FOR EACH BOND
(PERFORMANCE & PAYMENT BOND)
AGENT RESIDENT DESIGNATION MUST CONTAIN SURETY‟S SEAL, ASSIGNMENT BY SURETY AGENT,
AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SUCH ASSIGNMENT BY AGENT RESIDENT.
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