M20-17 2017 KANSAS COORDINATED TRANSIT

M20-17
2017
KANSAS COORDINATED TRANSIT DISTRICT COUNCIL
SPECIFICATIONS
FOR
SMALL TRANSIT METAL BUS
(20 Passenger)
(74” Headroom)
The following specifications shall apply to the purchase of Small Transit Bus vehicles by
the transit providers receiving State of Kansas and/or Federal Transit Administration
(FTA) funds. Purchases of such vehicles will be funded at 80% participation with federal
and/or state funds. This dual rear wheel vehicle will accommodate 20 ambulatory, or a
minimum of 12 ambulatory with 2 wheelchair positions, depending on the vehicle
configuration selected. The Kansas Coordinated Transit District Council (KCTDC)
reserves the right to waive minor technicalities under these specifications.
The Small Transit Bus must comply with all Federal (to include the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990) and applicable Kansas laws for passenger vehicles of this type.
Vehicles must be of the latest model year in standard production and, of which, parts are
stocked and warranty service is available at one or more points in Kansas or a border
city (defined for this purpose as within 1 hour of the Kansas border). Lack of such parts
and service may be cause for rejection of the bid. If the current year is not available,
then the next future model year shall be supplied at the same price.warranty
Vehicles must comply with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
(FMVSS) for this type of vehicle. A written certification that the vehicle to be
supplied through this proposal will be in compliance with FMVSS must
accompany this bid, as well as any additional pre-award bid certifications. Bidders
must comply with all certifications regarding remanufacture or two-stage manufacture of
vehicles under this bid. Each vehicle delivered will also need to have an “as built”
Buy America Certification provided with the vehicle at the time of delivery. This
needs to include the domestic part content and the final assembly location.
The bidder agrees, if their proposal is accepted by the KCTDC, to guarantee that the
design, materials and workmanship throughout the vehicle will conform to the highest
standards of the vehicle bid according to the standard factory warranty, a copy of which
must be furnished with the bid, and the bidder shall furnish a properly executed service
and warranty policy with each vehicle delivered. See WARRANTY section for additional
details and requirements. The bidder also agrees to provide upon request all
information required by FTA to implement the various programs.
Please review each item and initial on the line next to each item indicating that product
being supplied meets or exceeds the specification. If items do not meet the
specification, please list any exceptions on the lines provided below each item.
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ESTIMATED QUANTITY TO BE PURCHASED:
0-50
Unless otherwise specified, all items listed below as OEM parts or equipment
means that those items were made by the Chassis Manufacturer, not the
conversion company.
A requirement of this bid is that the bidder must be licensed to do business in the State
of Kansas. A copy of that license MUST be included with the bid.
GENERAL
_______ ACCESSORIES:
To be equipped with self-canceling turn indicators, flasher
lightswhich signal front (in parking lights) and rear (in dual tail lights), with odometer,
speedometer, oil filter, , dual electric two speed intermittent windshield wipers,
windshield washers, dual sun visors (driver side and passenger side-aftermarket
visor is acceptable for passenger side), coolant temperature indicator, horn, three
sets of keys for all locks, oil pressure indicator, volts indicator, and spare wheel and
inflated tire (to be inside at the rear of the unit). Vehicle shall be equipped with front
and rear bumpers, high output or super-capacity outside ventilating type hot water
heater, defroster, and all regularly furnished tools and equipment.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
________ AIR BAG: Driver’s side, Generation II.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
________ BRAKES: Shall be as follows:
Exceptions: ___________________________________
1. Shall be equipped with 4 wheel disc. Anti-lock brakes. The braking system shall be
heaviest duty available for the GVWR of the vehicle.
2. Brakes must be capable of stopping a fully loaded vehicle at a deceleration rate
equivalent to a 22 foot stop from a speed of 20 miles per hour. They must be
capable of this type of stop 3 times in a rapid succession from a speed of 20 miles
per hour without brake fade.
3. Braking system shall comply with FMVSS-121 or FMVSS-105 as applicable.
4. Parking brake shall be manually operated, must be located to the left of the driver,
and activate the rear wheel brakes. The parking brake shall be capable of holding a
fully loaded vehicle on a 15% incline. The system shall incorporate a warning light
on the instrument panel to indicate to the driver when the parking brake is on.
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Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ CRUISE CONTROL: OEM, to be furnished as standard.
Exceptions:___________________________________
_______ DIMENSIONS:
1. HEIGHT (OVERALL VEHICLE EXTERIOR): Minimum 110", interior floor to ceiling
height – minimum 74” at center aisle.
2. LENGTH (OVERALL VEHICLE EXTERIOR): (From outside edge of front bumper to
outside edge of rear bumper) Minimum 264", Maximum 285”, PASSENGER
COMPARTMENT LENGTH: (From driver's seat to emergency exit) Minimum 148".
3. WIDTH (OVERALL VEHICLE EXTERIOR): Maximum 96", interior width at floor.
WIDTH (OVERALL VEHICLE INTERIOR): Minimum 90”, interior width at seat level.
The bidding manufacturer or dealer shall supply, in writing, the overall length of the
vehicle, measured from the outside edge of the front bumper to the outside edge of the
rear bumper, to the Kansas ‘CTD’ Council along with its submitted courtesy bid.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ G.V.W.R.: Minimum of 14,500 pounds or higher if required to support the loaded
weight of the completed vehicle including any optional equipment selected. It is the
bidding manufacturer’s or dealer’s responsibility to calculate the actual loaded weight
and to provide a heavier tire, wheel, spring, and axle combination if required.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ LABELING: Shall be as follows:
1. International disabled-symbol vinyl decal 6" x 6" minimum placed on the outside
bottom of the wheelchair lift door (lift equipped vehicles).
2. International disabled-symbol vinyl decal(s) 4" x 4" minimum, placed on the interior
window(s), or on the wall above the window(s) to designate each wheelchair
securement location (lift equipped vehicles).
3. One set of seats shall be designated as priority seats for persons with disabilities (all
vehicles).
4. Characters on signs required by paragraphs 1, 2, and 3 above shall have a width-toheight ratio between 3:5 and 1:1 and a stroke width-to-height ratio between 1:5 and
1:10, with a minimum character height (using an upper case "X") of 5/8 inch, with
"wide" spacing (generally, the space between letters shall be 1/16 the height of upper
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case letters), and shall contrast with the background either light-on-dark or dark-onlight.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ TILT STEERING: OEM, standard.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ WHEELBASE: Minimum 158".
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ WIRING SCHEMATICS: Detailed schematic for vehicle as well as the bus body shall
be provided to each agency at the time of delivery. The wiring shall be as follows:
1. All general purpose wires shall be vinyl insulated, and shall be of OEM quality and
gauge or equivalent. All wiring shall meet SAE standards, and shall be color
coded and number coded at least every eighteen (18) inches and permanently
labeled to identify their function. Battery cables shall be 2/0 gauge with minimum
of 0.075" wall plastic insulation. All wiring shall be of sufficient size to carry the
required currents without excessive voltage drop. If possible, all wiring shall be
run inside the body in a protected area. If necessary, a small amount (no more
than 15%) may be run underneath the body in a protected location on the inside
of the chassis frame. This wiring shall be enclosed in weatherproof covering and
all exterior connections shall be weatherproof. All wiring shall be in a loom and
securely clipped for maximum protection. Clips shall be rubber or plastic-coated
to prevent them from cutting the wiring insulation. Any electrical connections
exposed to the elements must be of a waterproof design. Convoluted (black
plastic loom type) tubing may be used but must not be considered waterproof.
2. All fuses and relays (other than chassis OEM) shall be placed in a single circuit
box which is easily accessible. The circuit box shall be conveniently mounted and
have a secure cover. Inside the circuit box cover shall be a legend identifying
each circuit and wire by color, number, function, and location. This legend shall
be permanently mounted.
Additional wiring shall be installed in the ceiling of the front of the bus for future
installation purposes of a two way radio system. Circuits shall include a ground
plane, and shall consist of one fused 20 amp positive lead and one negative lead.
Positive circuit shall have power only when the OEM ignition key is in the ON or
ACCESSORY position. Wiring shall be covered in a manner to protect the wiring.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
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CHASSIS
________ ALTERNATOR: 225 OEM Amp. minimum (gas engine).
Exceptions: ___________________________________
________ BATTERY: Dual batteries of properly ventilated, enclosed, skirt mounted
compartment with a 1/4 turn thumb latch (or equivalent) access door. The ventilation
shall be designed in a manner to prevent debris from entering the battery
compartment Safety catch shall be provided to prevent battery tray from sliding
against battery door while bus is in motion. Batteries shall be accessible by a
stainless steel pull out battery tray with non-corrosive zinc coated bearing slides. A
door keeper to hold the door in place when battery tray door is open shall be
provided. Manufacturer shall provide adequate cable length to allow battery tray to
fully extend and allow easy access to both batteries.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ CHASSIS: Ford E-450 chassis or higher GVWR (or equivalent) to meet payload
requirements.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ DRIVESHAFT: Must be properly supported, balanced and guaranteed not to vibrate.
A metal driveshaft loop or loops must surround it to protect the vehicle in case of
universal joint or other driveshaft failure.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ FRONT AND REAR (LIMITED SLIP) AXLES: Capacity of front axles will be heavy
duty to be not less than 5,000 pounds and rear axle will be heavy duty to be not less
than 9,000 pounds. The rear axle is to be equipped with dual rear wheels. Rear axle
differential shall be limited slip (positraction) unit, standard. springs
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ FRONT SUSPENSION: Front end alignment will be required of the manufacturer
after the bus is completed and prior to delivery to the customer. It must be fully
adjustable for full range of possible necessary changes in camber, caster, and toe-in
at time of front end alignment. A report printed after the alignment has been
completed shall be provided with the delivered vehicle.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
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_______ SHOCK ABSORBERS: Shall be heavy-duty and load rated, capable of controlling the
ride when the vehicle is empty, as well as when loaded to the GVWR.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ SPRINGS: Front springs to be heavy duty with a capacity of not less than 5,000
pounds, rear springs to be heavy duty, minimum of 9,000 pounds. Springs must be
adequate enough to prevent leaning or sagging, especially on the wheelchair lift side
of the rear axle.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ STEERING: To be equipped with OEM power steering.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ TIRES: Seven (7) BSW all-season radials to meet the GVWR of the vehicle.
Spare tire to be mounted on rim and provided loose in vehicle. The weight
distribution of the vehicle with maximum load shall not load the tires beyond their
rated capacity. Tires shall be the best tires available from the OEM and shall
carry the full manufacturer’s warranty or a minimum warranty of 40,000 miles..
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ WHEELS: To be a minimum 16", seven to be furnished including dual wheels at the
rear axle, and a spare-tire wheel. Wheels are to be painted to match the
predominate color of the vehicle (both sides of the rim).
Exceptions: ___________________________________
BODY
________ AIR CONDITIONING: Cooling equipment shall conform to the following:
1. Dual under hood compressors (Minimum of 10 CI each) – shall be standard
equipment.
2. Dash Unit – OEM factory installed.
3. Auxiliary heavy-duty air conditioning: 68,000 BTU minimum (combined front & rear
cooling) (Such as the ACT 50HD, or equivalent) with 225 (minimum) amp alternator.
Air conditioning equipment installed shall be capable of providing adequate cooling
and dehumidifying capacity for passenger comfort. The delivery system shall provide
reasonably constant temperature throughout the vehicle. The system shall be
capable of maintaining a temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit and 50 percent
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humidity inside the vehicle at 90 degrees Fahrenheit outside temperatures and
extremely high humidity conditions.
4. The bidder shall provide complete details on the compressor, condenser, and
evaporator units and shall state exactly the amperage required to operate the
auxiliary condenser fans.
5. The air conditioning equipment shall be installed in a manner that will not affect the
seating capacity of the vehicle. All controls will be located to allow convenient access
from the operator's seat. All wiring, tubing and fittings shall be encased to provide
protection from the weather and secured in critical areas to provide maximum
protection against accidental damage. All tubing and fittings aft of the firewall shall
be secured every foot. A ‘winter cover’ for the outside skirt-mounted unit must be
provided along with instructions on how to install this cover.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ BODY: The body shall be a steel cage manufactured out of a minimum of 16 gauge
metal integrally mounted to the chassis and conform structurally to FMVSS. The
outside layer of the body shell shall be of a metal construction (not fiberglass). All
doors shall be fitted with tinted safety glass windows to provide maximum visibility to
the driver. The initial entry step at the passenger door shall not exceed 10 inches in
height from the ground. Less than 10" is preferable.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ BODY INSULATION: Shall consist of a polystyrene composite placed in the ceiling
and side walls with a minimum R Value of 5 and shall be nontoxic. A polyurethanefoam insulation material or 1” honeycomb resin is also acceptable if providing the
same R Value as stated above. Batt insulation is not acceptable.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ BUMPERS: Shall be provided at both front and rear of the vehicle. Rear bumper
shall wrap around the body sufficiently to give protection against impact at the body
corners. The finish may be anodized aluminum, steel chrome plated, or painted.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ COLOR: Solid white color with contrasting trim stripe/decals. Trim stripe/decal color
to be specified at order. A color chart of available colors must be provided prior
to bid award. Paint shall be applied in a clean and professional manner with no
blatant evidence of overspray or painting over of decals or vehicle emblems.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
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_______ DOORS: Shall be as follows:
1. All external doors, except for the front passenger entrance door, shall be
capable of being locked from the outside of the vehicle. The entrance door
must be: an electric two-piece school bus type split-leaf with curb vision
windows and overlapping rubber seals with a manual override. Shall include
an electric exterior key switch for entry door, such as a Kubota brand (or
equivalent). The entrance door opening shall be a 26” clear opening
measured between the handrails.
2. Wheelchair lift door shall be a double out-door design with windows. It shall
be capable of being locked from the outside. Lift shall be mounted on the
curbside of the vehicle, behind the rear wheel. Pneumatic cylinders for
opening and closing the doors shall be installed. These cylinders shall be
capable of holding the doors in the fully open position when the lift is in use.
The door latch shall control the upper and lower slam type or 3 point latching
system to insure a positive latching and sealing around the door’s periphery.
The doorframe shall be constructed of aluminum, steel or stainless steel with
sufficient weight and strength to support the wheelchair lift door and the
wheelchair lift. The wheelchair lift doors shall have outside latches or “T”
catches to keep the doors open in high winds.
Emergency Exit Doors (Standard for all vehicles). The vehicle shall have a single
emergency exit door in the rear with upper and lower tempered safety glass, which can
be opened from either the inside or outside. The door shall be plainly marked
"Emergency Exit" in contrasting letters at least 2" high on the inside. The door shall be
marked "Emergency Exit" in at least 2" high letters on the door exterior. The door shall
have a buzzer that will warn the driver if the door is ajar. There must also be a starter
interrupt installed that prevents the engine from starting if the emergency exit door is
locked. The inside-operating handle shall be clearly marked to indicate location and
operation, and this handle must be padded for occupant protection. The handle shall
“turn-up” to open to prevent someone from accidentally bumping the handle and the door
opening. Vehicles must comply with FMVSS 217 concerning provision of emergency
exits. Rear seat shall be modified to allow use of the emergency door by having a
minimum of a 14" aisle between the rear seat to allow exit through the door(s). The
emergency door height must be a minimum 47" from the top of the floor. A cushioned
door header pad shall be provided on the inside of the rear emergency door. This pad
shall be vinyl covered and compliment the interior color scheme.
There shall be a grab handle installed on the rear of the vehicle outside the
Emergency Exit Door. It shall be a minimum of 10 inches in length and a minimum
of 1 inch in diameter. It shall be accessible for entry and exiting of the vehicle.
Arrangement of seats shall be designed to provide maximum seating
capacity. The following dimensions shall be used:
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14" minimum aisle
17" minimum rump room
29" minimum center to center seat row spacing
A black plastic armrest must be provided at the aisle end of each passenger seat. All
material used in the upholstery of the seats shall meet FMVSS30L. All passenger
seats must be the same color as the driver’s seat. A detailed diagram of the
proposed seating plan to be used in the bid MUST be included with bid
package. The proposed seating plan is to be considered standard equipment and its
cost must be included in the base bid. Seating Plan for use with wheelchair lift and
restraint systems will be treated as an optional item and any additional cost must be
bid with the options. Each wheelchair location shall provide for forward facing of
wheelchair. All wheelchair locations will be in the rear of the vehicle. See
Padded Stanchions and Handrails for additional seat information. Rear seat shall be
modified to allow for use of the emergency exit as detailed in DOORS, Emergency
Exit Doors.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ DRIVER’S SHIELD: Standard. A clear plexiglass barrier shall be erected behind the
driver and extend from the stanchion crossbar behind the driver up to the ceiling.
This shield should start at the wall on the driver’s left side (close enough to prevent a
passenger from reaching through to the driver) and should extend 3 inches past the
right side of the driver’s seat., but shall not obstruct the view from the rear view
mirror. This barrier shall consist of clear plexiglass and shall be least ¼ inch thick.
A 1½ inch clearance between the stanchion and barrier should be provided to allow a
hand hold on the right side. This shield shall be installed with the appropriate
hardware to prevent the shield from becoming loose or cracking.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ DRIVER’S SIDE DOOR ENTRANCE STEP: At driver’s side door, an entrance step
shall be provided having an effective tread area of at least 10" by 15", measured
from the design line of the vehicle. This step shall be provided in addition to any
existing OEM step already on the vehicle. This step shall be of metal construction
and have a non-slip tread. It shall be securely attached to the vehicle and protected
from splashing by the wheels.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT: The vehicle shall be provided with the following:
______ One (1) UL-approved, five (5) lb. 1A10B:C rated dry chemical fire
extinguisher, with mounting bracket secured to metal (if not possible, please
contact the purchasing agency to discuss the location in which to mount it)
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______ E-Vac-Aid (or equivalent) type of heavy-duty drag blanket with built-in handles
to assist in the removal of mobility impaired passengers.
______ First-aid kit- The required first-aid kit shall be an all in one First Aid-CPRClean Up kit equivalent to the Honeywell First Aid kit 35-TP195,. This first
aid kit shall be contained in a metal or plastic box designed to seal out dirt
and moisture, and shall have a carrying handle and mounting bracket.
______ Webbing cutter and reflective fluorescent triangle set as specified by FMVSS
125.
______ Blood-borne pathogen kit - The required blood-borne pathogen kit shall be an
OSHA approved Blood-borne Pathogen Standard Safety kit.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ FLOOR: The seating area of the vehicle shall be covered with a single sheet (not 2
thinner sheets adhered together) of a minimum 3/4" thick marine AC grade plywood
or 3/4" exterior grade plywood with polyethylene underbelly covering which meets
FMVSS 302. The floor must be fire retardant and securely fastened to the vehicle
sub-floor. The entire body frame understructure of the vehicle shall be fully
undercoated with a nonflammable material, polyoleum or approved equivalent,
applied at the time of manufacture. Passenger compartment floor is to be covered
with a silicon carbide and pure vinyl slip resistant floor covering. Surface to be
minimum 2.2 mm thickness and provide 12 year warranty, such as the Altro
Transflor Chroma Cayman or the Tarabus Helios, or equivalent. The floor shall be a
light multi-color to match or complement the seats (black is not acceptable). Floor
covering shall be cemented to the floor to prevent bubbles and blisters which could
create a safety hazard. All seams are to be heat welded and a professional finish.
Coving material is to be installed to support floor when rolling floor covering up the
sidewall of the vehicle. No cross-joints in the flooring will be allowed. The exposed
edges of the plywood and vinyl at all entrances shall be trimmed with metal-edge
trim securely fastened. All step edges, thresholds and the bearing edge shall have a
band of color (Yellow), running the full width of the step or edge which contrasts from
the step tread and riser. Step tread and riser are to be a one continuous piece
construction eliminating the seam at the back of the step. Tread to be supported at
the upward bend at the back of the step and up the riser by coving material.
Floor area designated for wheel-chair occupancy will be free of obstacles (i.e. –
heater).
Exceptions: ___________________________________
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_______ FRAME: Shall be constructed of a material of sufficient weight and strength to
support the maximum GVWR specified by the manufacturer.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ HEATER/DEFROSTER: Heating equipment shall conform to the following:
Exceptions: ___________________________________
1. Dash Unit – OEM standard factory heater/defroster to be furnished.
2. Auxiliary Heater – The vehicle shall be equipped with a hot-water, forced air
re-circulating heater of 42,000 BTU rating (minimum) located in the rear half
of the passenger area. All heaters shall bear a name plate which shall
indicate the heater rating in accordance with the standard code for testing
and rating automotive bus hot water heating and ventilating equipment. Said
plate is to be affixed by the heater manufacturer which shall constitute
certification that the heater performance is as shown on the plate.
3. Heater hoses shall be adequately supported to guard against excessive
wear due to vibration. The hoses shall not dangle or rub against the chassis
or sharp edges and shall not interfere with or restrict the operation of any
engine function. A coolant shut-off valve and hoses that allow the hot
coolant flow to the rear heater coil to be shut off will be installed and may be
placed underneath and outside of the vehicle, but the shutoff valve must be
placed in an easily accessible position and the valve and hoses must be well
secured in a protected environment. If outside, a sticker indicating the
location of the shutoff valve shall be placed on the body of the vehicle
directly above its’ location and properly marked “coolant shutoff valve”. This
valve shall be a lever actuated ball valve. Heater hose shall conform to
standard SAE J20c. Heater lines inside the passenger compartment shall
be guarded to prevent accidental contact by driver or passengers.
4. Defrosting equipment, OEM or equivalent, shall keep the windshield and the
window to the left of the operator clear of fog, frost and snow. Defroster
ducts, if used, shall be designed to prevent the placing of objects which
might obstruct the flow of air. Portable heaters may not be used.
_______ INSTRUMENTS: The following instruments shall be located in the dash, in clear view
of the driver: amp. indicator, coolant temperature, oil pressure & fuel. The instrument
panel shall be properly illuminated for nighttime viewing.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ INTERIOR: Shall have full trim including full length one-piece or sectional headliner,
side and rear lower panels and window molding. Metal, ABS plastic, or fiberglass
wall panels and headliner will be acceptable; cloth or carpet covered wall panels and
headliner will not be acceptable. All interior panels shall be flame retardant, nontoxic,
and meet FMVSS 302.
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Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ LIGHTS: Shall be as follows:
1. All none OEM lighting shall be LED.
2. Adequate lighting shall be located inside the vehicle to provide for passenger
and driver convenience and safety. All lighting controls shall be located
within easy reach of the driver's seat. Exterior lighting shall conform to
federal and state statutes covering vehicle lighting.
3. Any step well or doorway immediately adjacent to the driver shall have,
when the door is open, at least 2 foot-candles of illumination measured on
the step tread.
4. Other step wells and doorways, including doorways in which lifts are
installed, shall have, at all times, at least 2 foot candles of illumination
measured on the step tread, or lift, when deployed at the vehicle floor level.
5. The vehicle doorways, including doorways in which lifts are installed
(excluding the rear emergency door), shall have outside light(s) which, when
the door is open, provide at least 1 foot-candle of illumination on the street
surface for a distance of 3 feet perpendicular to all points on the bottom step
tread outer edge. Such light(s) shall be located below window level and
shielded to protect the eyes of entering and existing passengers.
6. A rear center high mounted stop light (brake light) shall be provided as
standard equipment.
7. Armored mid-ship side turn/marker lights shall be provided on both sides of
the vehicle.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ MIRRORS: Shall be as follows:
1. Right and left outside rear-view dual flat and convex mirrors to be the Rosco Euro
style or the Velvac 2020XG (or equivalent) that is approximately 8” X13” overall with
a minimum of 90 square inches of combined surface for the flat and convex mirror.
These mirrors shall be a minimum of 12 volt and be heated/remote mirrors. Mirrors
must be securely mounted on the vehicle with the appropriate hardware to prevent
the mirrors from becoming loose. Price Bid must be for a set of 2 (right side and left
side) mirrors.
2. Van Guard Lens to be installed on the rear window of the vehicle to assist in visibility
of objects directly behind vehicle. Minimum size 8" x 10".
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3. Rear View Mirror attached to windshield.
4. One interior convex mirror shall be located above the windshield and shall be large
enough to provide the driver with a full view of the vehicle interior (passenger
compartment).
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ MUD FLAPS: Front and rear, securely mounted to a bracket that goes behind the flap
to secure them and minimize movement.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ OVERHEAD HAND RAILS: Each bus shall be equipped with overhead hand rails.
These must be of proper size and location to meet all ADA requirements.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ PADDED STANCHIONS (YELLOW), HANDRAILS AND MODESTY PANEL: All
stanchions and handrails shall be of 1 1/4 inches (minimum) diameter metal tubing
and covered with bright yellow colored (to assist the visually impaired), impactabsorbing material at least 3/8" thick. Handrails shall be installed at the locations
listed below.
1. Handrails shall have a cross-sectional diameter between 1 1/4 inches and 1 1/2
inches or shall provide an equivalent grasping surface, and have eased edges with
corner radii of not less than 1/8 inch. Handrails shall be placed to provide a minimum
1 1/2 inches knuckle clearance from the nearest adjacent surface.
2. Handrails and stanchions shall be sufficient to permit safe boarding, onboard
circulation, seating and standing assistance, and alighting by persons with
disabilities.
3. Interior handrails and stanchions shall permit sufficient turning and maneuvering
space for wheelchairs and other mobility aids to reach a securement location from the
lift or ramp.
4. Handrails and stanchions shall be provided in the entrance to the vehicle running
parallel to the steps in a configuration which allows persons with disabilities to grasp
such assists from outside the vehicle while starting to board, and to continue using
such assists throughout the boarding process. (Including handrails provided at the
right and left of the entrance door, handrail mounted on the modesty panel, handrail
at the top of the entrance steps on the right side and continuing throughout the
boarding process). If a manual door is installed on the vehicle, then the handrail
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needs to be located in a manner to provide sufficient assistance to the passenger
boarding. The location shall not interfere with the operation of the manual door.
5. Entrance handrails shall not be padded.
6. All stanchions and handrails extending from the vehicle walls to the stanchions must
be covered with impact absorbing material at least 3/8" thick.
7. A stanchion from the floor to roof shall be installed on the interior left side of the front
passenger door approximately 14 inches inside the vehicle. A horizontal handrail
shall be installed between the stanchion and the right wall approximately 30 inches
above the floor.
8. A stanchion shall be located in the rear of the driver's seat at the edge of the aisle
and a handrail shall extend from the stanchion to the side wall of the vehicle behind
the driver's seat. The stanchion shall not interfere with rearward travel of driver’s seat
adjustment.
9. A handrail shall be provided along the top of all passenger seats located on the
aisle, to assist passengers while walking down the aisle and for exiting the
passenger seating. Accompanying seat(s) must have the handrail along the top of
the seat.
10. A modesty panel shall be positioned at the rear edge of the step well. This will be
made up of a vertical stanchion at the inner rear corner of the step well with a rail
running from that stanchion to the wall at windowsill height, and the modesty panel
installed therein. Panel shall have no less than 1 1/2" between the bottom of the
panel and the floor to facilitate cleaning of the floor. Fastening of the panel shall be
by bolts or rivets; screws will not be acceptable.
11. All stanchions and handrails shall be securely attached to a structural support
member where possible, other wise to the vehicle floor, ceiling, and/or wall.
Attachment to the floor is to be with bolts, washers, and nuts treated or coated so as
to be rustproof. The use of screws to anchor the stanchions to the floor is not
acceptable. Additional stanchions and handrails may be added as deemed
necessary for safety and mobility purposes. The location of stanchions and handrails
shall be shown on the proposed seating plan.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ RADIO: Electronic AM/FM stereo with compact disc player and clock radio, OEM
installed or equivalent (must meet or exceed factory radio quality), mounted in dash, 4
speakers (2 front & 2 rear), within easy reach of the driver.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
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_______ ROOF: Shall be constructed of metal, with sufficient roof bows and longitudinal
stringers to support the roof and interior liner. Roof shall be of sufficient height to
provide at least 74" headroom for the full width of the vehicle body. The roof shall
meet or exceed static load tests for this type of vehicle. The vehicle must comply
with the FMVSS 220. All roof seams need to be properly sealed to prevent leakage.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ ROOF HATCH: The vehicle shall be equipped with one roof escape hatch. Hatch
shall be a full pop-up, such as the Specialty Manufacturing Co. ProLo Model 9245 (or
equivalent) with a height no more than one (1) inch above the bus roof. Roof hatch
shall be installed by OEM using manufacturer’s suggested installation procedures.
The hatch shall have a minimum opening of 23” by 23” and shall meet all FMVSS
217 requirements.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ SEATING: The driver's seat shall be a deluxe bucket, OEM high back 6-way power
seat with heavy-duty cloth covering. The upholstery covering color of the driver’s
seat shall be complimentary to the vehicle’s interior color and the other passenger
seats (i.e. blue seat with blue interior and blue passenger seats). The seat shall
include shoulder and lap restraining belt with retractor and the longest extra length
seat belt extender that has been safety tested for this application. The driver’s seat
must be fully adjustable its entire travel distance and not be stopped by the
stanchion at the rear of the driver’s seat or the passenger area floor behind the
driver’s seat. Passenger seats shall be track seating that are mid back seats with
external 3 point seat belt (shoulder and lap). Contoured seat and back cushion for
comfort and support which includes standard top mount grab rail, such as the
Freedman GOSEAT-ES, or equivalent. Seats must have been tested to meet
FMVSS 210. Fold-up seats shall be mid back seats with lap belt. Passenger seats
shall be covered with performance fabrics that have a water repellant surface,
waterproof barrier backcoating, and that are antimicrobial, such as the CMI nano
protected fabrics (or equivalent). Color options need to be available for agencies to
choose from.
Arrangement of seats shall be designed to provide maximum seating
capacity. The following dimensions shall be used:
14" minimum aisle
17" minimum rump room
29" minimum hip to back row spacing
A black plastic armrest must be provided at the aisle end of each passenger seat.
All material used in the upholstery of the seats shall meet FMVSS30L. All
passenger seats must be the same color as the driver’s seat. A detailed diagram
of the proposed seating plan to be used in the bid MUST be included with bid
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package. The proposed seating plan is to be considered standard equipment and
its cost must be included in the base bid. Seating Plan for use with wheelchair lift
and restraint systems will be treated as an optional item and any additional cost
must be bid with the options. Each wheelchair location shall provide for forward
facing of wheelchair. All wheelchair locations will be in the rear of the vehicle.
See Padded Stanchions and Handrails for additional seat information. Rear seat
shall be modified to allow for use of the emergency exit as detailed in DOORS,
Emergency Exit Doors.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ STEPS: The main passenger entrance step well shall be modified to have two or
more interior steps below the floor level. Each step shall be a minimum of 30" wide
and have a minimum tread depth of 9". Risers shall be equal with a maximum height
of 9" (less if possible) and covered with Altro flooring (or equivalent). The steps shall
be capable of supporting 500 lbs. of evenly distributed load in the center 10 sq.
inches of each step. The steps shall be constructed of steel, adequately braced to
prevent deflection and shall be an integral part of the basic vehicle structure. All step
edges shall have a band of yellow vinyl, such as the Altro yellow safety vinyl (or
equivalent), running the full width of the step or edge, which contrast, from the step
tread and riser. Edging is to be heat welded to the main floor and step tread to
provide for a long lasting seam. The exposed edges of the plywood and vinyl at all
entrances shall be trimmed with metal-edge trim securely fastened. Step tread and
riser are to be a one continuous piece construction eliminating the seam at the back
of the step. Tread to be supported at the upward bend at the back of the step and up
the riser by coving material. Flooring shall be installed using manufacturer’s
application and there shall be minimal lip or overhang, on the edge where the riser
meets the tread that would create a "toe-catching" condition. The first step into the
vehicle shall not be more than 10" (lower if possible) from the ground.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ STORAGE AREA: Shall be a minimum of 15" L x 12" H x 4" D and shall be placed in
a location that shall not interfere with the rearward movement of the driver’s seat.
The storage shall be enclosed and include a cover door with a latch.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
______ WINDOWS:
Passenger compartment windows provided the full length of the vehicle will be 24"
wide by 30" (minimum) smoked tempered safety glass. One egress window will
be provided per side equipped with emergency release latches to provide
emergency exits. Release instructions will be provided at or near the release
handles.
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1. The rear emergency door window will have smoke, tinted tempered safety
glass and will have a Van Guard Lens affixed.
2. Factory tinted windows must be used instead of after-market add-on film. The
total light transmission of all passenger compartment windows, including the
rear window, shall not be more than 35% when a sun screening device is used
in conjunction with safety glazing materials or other existing screening
devices. (This means that a minimum of 35% of the light shall be transmitted
through to the passenger compartment of the vehicle, with a maximum of 65%
of the light being reflected back to the exterior of the vehicle.)
3. All side windows shall be easily replaceable without disturbing adjacent
windows and will be mounted so that flexing or vibration from engine operation
or normal road noise is not apparent. All side and rear passenger windows
shall have black anodized aluminum frames.
4. There shall be a one or two-piece window placed at the front of the right hand
side entry door to allow for additional viewing of the right side curb and street.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ WINDSHIELD: Laminated, tinted and in conformity with Federal safety requirements.
The windshield will permit a driver's field of view as referenced in SAE recommended
practice J1050. The driver's side window shall open sufficiently to permit the seated
driver to easily adjust the left outside rear-view mirror.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
POWER GROUP
_______ BACK-UP WARNING DEVICE: The vehicle shall be equipped with an audible
warning device in compliance with SAEJ994b (with respect to acoustical performance
for Type B device) that is activated when the vehicle transmission is engaged in
reverse and continues as the vehicle is being backed up. This should be located
behind the rear axle of the vehicle and all wires must be enclosed and secured.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ ENGINE: Shall be minimum of 6.8L V10 (gasoline), and will include an oil filter, air
cleaner, and the heaviest duty cooling system capable of providing sufficient cooling
capacity for the operation of all the air conditioning equipment contained in these
specifications.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
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_______ ENGINE-BLOCK HEATER: A 750 watt (minimum) OEM equipment engine heater
shall be provided to assist cold weather starting. It shall be mounted in a manner that
the wiring will not contact hot engine parts. The exterior plug must have a cover to
prevent the entry of water. The plug-in must be accessible from outside the vehicle.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ EXHAUST SYSTEM: The exhaust system shall be as follows:
1. A heavy duty, corrosion resistant exhaust system which meets or exceeds FMVSS
and EPA noise level and exhaust emissions (smoke and noxious gas) requirements.
2. The tailpipe shall terminate behind the left rear wheel, exiting in the corner of the
vehicle, and shall be directed away from the curb. The exhaust pipe shall be
deflected down toward the street.
3. Exhaust shall be securely attached to the chassis frame. Where clamps are used,
they must be side faced, not facing down.
4. The exhaust system shall be properly insulated from the fuel tank and any
connections thereof. At any point 4" or less from the tank or connections, a shield
shall be provided on the exhaust system.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ FAST IDLE: A fast idle system shall be installed which will automatically increase the
engine speed to approximately 1200 RPMs. This fast speed idle shall engage when
the vehicle is in ‘Park’.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ FUEL TANK: 55 gallon (minimum) installed fuel tank, which meets EPA and CARB
standards.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM: An audible warning signal that alerts the operator to
the presence of an obstacle in the monitored zone. The audible signal is designed
to intuitively represent the location of an object in the monitored zones. Echovision
EBD0225 (or equivalent). Vendor shall submit description, warranty information and
literature information of the product with the bid.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
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_______ TRANSMISSION: The transmission shall be a heavy-duty automatic including
overdrive, compatible with the engine specified.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
DOCUMENTATION
_______ ALTOONA TEST REQUIREMENT: A requirement of the bid is that a copy of the
Altoona, Penn. Bus Testing and Research Center Report must be submitted for each
vehicle you bid on as well as the appropriate certification form.
_______ BUILD SPECIFICATION: A requirement of the bid is that a copy of the Technical
Build Specifications be submittted for each vehicle type you bid. This must be
included in your bid package submittal.
_______ DELIVERY: FIRST VEHICLE - The vehicle shall be delivered F.O.B. to the
destination designated by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) at the
time the orders are placed, and must be fully equipped in accordance with the
specifications and proposal. The delivery shall be made between the hours of 9:00
a.m. to 12:00 noon or 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for
holidays. The first unit of every type requires that prior notice of intent to deliver
the vehicle must be given, at least 10 business days in advance, to the proper
State employee (Kelly Broxterman) at 785-291-3030, and the purchasing
organization during normal business hours. Failure to follow prescribed delivery
procedures may result in at least a 2-week delay in payment from KDOT. The intent
is to have the first vehicle delivered to one of our maintenance facilities and have the
KCTDC do the inspection.
_______ SUBSEQUENT VEHICLES – All remaining ordered vehicles shall be delivered F.O.B.
the destination shown on the purchase order, fully equipped in accordance with the
specifications and proposal. All deliveries shall be made between the hours of 9:00
a.m. to 12:00 noon or 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for
holidays. These vehicles require that prior notice of intent to deliver vehicles
must be given, at least 5 days in advance, to the proper State employee (Kelly
Broxterman) at 785-291-3030, and the purchasing organization during normal
business hours. Failure to follow prescribed delivery procedures may result in at
least a 2-week delay in payment from the Kansas Department of Transportation.
The following applies to ALL delivered vehicles:
Certificates of Origin and invoices must be sent to the organization named on
the purchase order before delivery is made or must be delivered with the
vehicle; receipt of these after delivery is not acceptable. Certificate of Origin
must show “Secretary of Transportation of the State of Kansas, Public Trans.
Office, 700 SW Harrison, Topeka KS 66603” as the lien holder on the vehicle.
The vehicles are to be delivered having been properly serviced, including all lubricants
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(grease and oil) and fluids filled to the proper level. Properly serviced shall mean the
doors shall have been checked and properly adjusted, fittings are all accounted for,
and all other mechanical adjustments made, so that the vehicle is in the condition in
which the transit bus would be offered to any section of the trade.
Factory pre-delivery service, or any other delivery service, is acceptable only when
equivalent to that offered by the dealer to his regular retail customers. After the
vehicle has been serviced, the dealer may make delivery by driving or truck transport
delivery (see below). Delivery by any method other than detailed below is not
acceptable.
Vehicles may be driven up to 1,500 miles (not to exceed 1,500.0 miles on the new
vehicle’s odometer) from the factory or dealership to the final delivery point at the
purchasing agency’s location, provided that the original factory warranty and any
other applicable new vehicle warranties begin at the actual vehicle mileage at the
time of final delivery at the purchasing agency’s location.
Any deliveries exceeding 1,500.0 miles must be transported to the final delivery point
at the purchasing agency’s location by truck (not driven). Deliveries over 1,500.0
miles by any other method are not acceptable. When making truck transport delivery
the dealer or his authorized representative (which may be the truck transport delivery
driver) must be present and able to sign receipts, supervise unloading, and deliver
the vehicle (complete with warranty) to the address shown on the purchase order.
The truck transport delivery driver or other authorized representative present at the
time of delivery must be able to educate the purchasing agency on the vehicle’s
features and must be able to demonstrate the vehicle’s subsystems and equipment.
At time of delivery the gasoline tank must be at least one-fourth (1/4) full as indicated
on the fuel gauge. If dual gasoline tanks are used, the vehicle must have at least onefourth (1/4) tank in each tank or one-half (1/2) in one of the two tanks. All vehicles
shall be delivered with adequate radiator protection to at least –20F degrees below
zero.
Schedule requirement for deliveries:
ALL vehicles ordered by 06/30/17 MUST be delivered prior to 12/31/17.
ALL vehicles ordered between 07/01/17 - 09/30/17 MUST be delivered by 01/31/18.
All vehicles ordered between 10/01/17 - 12/31/17 MUST be delivered by 03/31/18.
_______ MISCELLANEOUS TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
There shall be no sharp corners on the unit. All corners shall be slightly rounded and
filed smooth.
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1. All welds shall have 100% penetration. All welds shall be free of slag inclusions and
undercut. Filled weld sizes shall be equal to the thickness of the least of the joined
plates.
2. All material installed shall be new and free of rust.
3. No wires shall be visible on the exterior or interior of the vehicle. All under-carriage
wiring shall be contained in adequate housing so as to prevent damage from the
elements, especially mud, snow and salt.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
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WARRANTY: A Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty shall apply to all vehicles and shall last
for three years or 36,000 miles after delivery, whichever occurs first. Vehicles
delivered by driving them (not to exceed 1,500.0 miles—see DELIVERY section) will
have the warranty begin at the actual vehicle mileage at the time of final delivery at
the purchasing agency’s location. A properly executed warranty MUST be delivered
with each vehicle. This bumper to bumper warranty is to cover all parts/components
of the vehicle for three years or 36,000 miles after delivery unless an item has a
different specific warranty called out in that section of the specification. If a
part/components is not covered by the OEM, then the vendor is responsible for all
repairs and expenses associated with them. POWER TRAIN SHALL HAVE THE
OEM MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY if it exceeds the three year/36,000 miles
warranty stated above. Disclaimers of Warranty coverage such as claims of driver
error, acts of god, debris, etc. will not be considered. The price of the vehicle bid
should include this warranty and must be provided to the agency with the new
vehicle(s). The vendor will be responsible for working with the agency to fill out ALL
of the vehicle and sub-componenet warranty information and the vendor will be
responsible for registering all of the products and provide proof of registration of
each item to the agency. This includes all items on the vehicle (tires, AC, Reverse
Sensing System, etc.). This warranty does not include schedule maintenance items
listed in the OEM owner’s manual.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
On-Site Repair Calls: After the final acceptance of the delivered vehicle (which
includes the thorough inspection and verification of equipment ordered and condition
of the vehicle), and during the 3 year/36,000 miles after delivery bumper-to-bumper
warranty period, the purchasing agency is allowed a maximum of two “on-site repair
calls” as follows: if warranty work is required that cannot be repaired through normal
efforts by a local dealer at the purchasing agency’s location, the purchasing agency
will call the vendor, and the vendor must either:
1) send a service agent to the purchasing agency’s location to repair the vehicle onsite, or
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2) pick up the vehicle on-site and take it to the vendor’s location, factory, or other
authorized repair location to be repaired and then return it to the purchasing
agency’s location.
The warranty work performed under these “on-site repair calls” shall be at no cost to
the purchasing agency and must be conducted so as to minimize the vehicle’s outof-transit service time.
All service called for in the warranty shall apply without exception. An owner’s care
book shall also be included with each vehicle. A copy of a detailed maintenance and
inspection schedule supplied by the respective manufacturers of the vehicle and its
subsystems (e.g. wheelchair lift, etc.) shall be included with each vehicle.
Vendor is responsible for coordinating all warranty work of ALL equipment on the
vehicle during the warranty period. All repairs need to minimize the number of days
the unit is out of service.
Costs of warranty service trips for vehicles in the first 18,000 miles of the warranty
period is at the expense of the vendor. This includes fuel and salary of agency’s
driver. Service is to be completed in a timely manner so as to not inconvenience the
agency and their clients. This does not include OEM warranty work performed at a
local OEM dealership.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ WEIGHT ANALYSIS: A weight analysis shall be completed for each vehicle ordered
from the successful bidder. The vendor shall review this analysis and the floor plan
with the transit agency and get their written approval PRIOR to starting production of
the vehicle. A signed copy of the approved weight analysis and floor plans must be
submitted by the vendor to KDOT prior to production starting.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ A 60-day Temporary Tag must be delivered with each vehicle.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ SUPPORT BID DOCUMENTATION: The following materials MUST accompany each
bid. The omission of any of these materials may result in rejection of the bid.
1. Seating plan - including the placement of stanchions and handrails.
a. Delineating maximum seating arrangements (to scale and labeled) and
placement of stanchions and handrails.
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b. Wheelchair placement and seating arrangements (to scale and labeled) and
placement of stanchions and handrails. Provide plan for two, and three
wheelchair placements.
2. Signed copies of all applicable pre-award certifications.
3. Listing of all exceptions (and reasons of exceptions) to bid specifications.
_______ ADDITIONAL SUPPORT BID DOCUMENTATION: The following materials MUST be
submitted prior to bid award. The omission of any of these materials may result in
rejection of the bid.
1. Warranty for vehicle and its subsystems. Registrations of ALL warranties to be
completed by vendor and supplied to purchasing agency within 30 days of vehicle
delivery.
2. Copy of license to do business in the State of Kansas
3. Color chart.
_______ SUPPORT DELIVERY DOCUMENTATION: The following materials MUST
accompany each delivered vehicle. The omission of any of these materials may
result in the vehicle not being accepted.
1. Warranty for vehicle and its subsystems.
2. Owner's Manual.
3. A copy of a detailed maintenance and inspection schedule for the vehicle and
subsystems.
4. List of warranty stations available.
5. A label placed on the inside of the glove compartment or driver storage area of the
vehicle giving a telephone number for the owner to call when they have any
questions regarding the vehicle (ideally, the number should be toll-free).
6. Details on the as-supplied specifications for the alternator, rear heater unit, rear air
conditioning unit, and both batteries (listed individually). Make sure to include the
make, model and BTUs for the rear heater and AC unit.
7. Written or video instructions on the use of the wheelchair restraint system.
8. Written instructions on how to engage wheelchair lift with the interlock system.
9. Written or video instructions on how to use the roof ventilator.
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10. "As built" electrical manual.
11. "As built" parts manual.
12. 60 day Temporary Tag.
13. Alignment Report.
SPECIFICATIONS
FOR
OPTIONAL ITEMS
ON THE
SMALL TRANSIT METAL BUS
(20 Passenger)
OPTIONAL ITEMS:
_______ 1. FOLD-UP SEATS: Forward facing fold-up seats that can be folded up against the
interior side walls of the vehicle. Each of these seats must provide seating
positions for 2 passengers. A black plastic armrest must be provided at the aisle
end of each seat. All material used in the upholstery of the seats shall be of fire
retardant material. Fold-up seats shall be covered with performance fabrics that
have a water repellant surface, waterproof barrier backcoating, and that are
antimicrobial, such as the CMI nano protected fabrics (or equivalent). Color
options need to be available for agencies to choose from. All passenger seats
must coordinate with the driver’s seat. A handrail will be provided along the top
of each seat. Price bid must be for each 2-person fold-up seat. Fold-up seats
shall be mid back seats with lap belt.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ 2. ENTRANCE DOOR (MANUAL): Manual two-piece school type split-leaf with curb
vision windows and overlapping rubber seals. The entrance door must be a
minimum of 29" by 76". Door must be capable of being locked.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______3. WHEELCHAIR LIFT AND LIFT DOOR: An electro-hydraulic or electro-mechanical
powered wheelchair lift shall be mounted on the curbside of the vehicle behind
the rear wheel and be accessible via access doors. The lift shall have a platform,
which can be raised and lowered, to a fully cantilevered position, and platform is
to be of sufficient strength to support a 1000-pound load. The floor of the
vehicle must be properly reinforced to support the weight in the lift area. The lift
shall be mounted on the vehicles in such a manner that cutting of structural
members is not required, and also the lift shall be constructed so as to clear the
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side of the vehicle without extensive, if any, structural body modifications. The lift
platform shall have a provision for mechanically (interior & exterior roll stop
barriers) holding the wheelchairs in place as they are raised or lowered. The lift
must meet all ADA requirements as delineated in the Federal Register, Part IV,
Department of Transportation, 49 CFR Parts 27, 37, and 38, Transportation for
Individuals with Disabilities; Final Rule, Friday, September 6, 1991, and the
FMVSS regulations as delineated in the Federal Register, Part IV, Department of
Transportation, 49 CFR Part 571, Federal Motor Safety Standards; Platform Lifts
Systems for Accessible Motor Vehicles, Platform Lift Installation on Motor
Vehicles; Final Rule, Friday, December 27, 2002. Platform shall have a usable
minimum width of 34 inches and a minimum depth of 48 inches. WARNING:
Failure of the lift to meet the ADA and FMVSS requirements will be cause for the
vehicle to be rejected. Power unit shall be 12-volt electro-hydraulic operated.
Power unit shall be capable of operation in temperatures to –20F degrees and
shall be readily accessible for maintenance. The lift shall be equipped with a
hand pump for powering lift up and down in the event of power failure.
Throughout the range of lift operation, all edges of the platform surface and the
visible edge of the vehicle floor or bridging device must be outlined in a minimum
of 1 inch wide outlines that contrast greatly with the background color (e.g., bright
yellow outlines on a black platform surface).
Installation of the wheelchair assembly shall not cause excessive unbalanced
loading of the vehicle. The installed lift shall be free from rattles and other
objectionable noises in the stowed position when the vehicle is operated over
rough roads. The design and installation shall minimize metal-to-metal contact
points. If necessary the bidder shall supply additional restraints or padding to
ensure the quiet riding of the lift in the stowed position.
The controls shall be interlocked with the vehicle brakes, transmission, or door,
or shall provide other appropriate mechanisms or systems to ensure that the
vehicle cannot be moved when the lift is not stowed and so the lift cannot be
deployed unless the interlocks or systems are engaged.
Wheelchair lift door shall be a double out-door design, capable of being locked
from the outside. The door handle shall be heavy duty and mounted with a stop
to prevent the locking mechanism from over rotating. Lift shall be mounted on
the curbside of the vehicle, behind the rear wheel. Pneumatic cylinders for
opening and closing the doors shall be installed. These cylinders shall be
capable of holding the doors in the fully open position when the lift is in use. The
door latch shall control the upper and lower slam type or 3 point latching system
to insure a positive latching and sealing around the door’s periphery. The
doorframe shall be constructed of aluminum, steel or stainless steel with
sufficient weight and strength to support the wheelchair lift door and the
wheelchair lift. The wheelchair lift doors shall have outside latches or “T”
catches to keep the doors fully open in high winds.
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Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ 4. RETRACTABLE WHEELCHAIR SECUREMENT SYSTEM: A four point, heavy
duty tie-down system that is permanently in place and retracts the belts to be out
of the way when not in use. Should be self-tensioning, fully automatic retractable
tie-down system, with J-hook attachments, and an auto-release. This tie-down
system must meet WC18 standards and is compatible with WC19 Wheelchairs
such as the Q’Straint QRT 360 retractable system or the Sure-Lok Titan 800
retractable system (or equivalent). Track Sections must be recessed below the
surface of the floor to minimize the tripping hazards. The edges shall be trimmed
with metal edge trim to provide a neat, clean appearance, and shall run the full
width of the vehicle and extend towards the front of the vehicle to the last row of
passenger seats in front of the securement location. A flanged L-track may be
used if it provides the same clean, neat appearance and has no sharp edges.
Belt/track equipment must meet FMVSS 208, 209, and 210.
Securement device shall remain in the locked (latched & secured) position
under all normal and crash conditions.
Each wheelchair location shall be equipped with retractable pelvic-high, lap-type
safety belt and retractable shoulder belt to secure the passenger in wheelchair.
The safety belts shall conform to FMVSS No. 210. Each wheelchair location
shall provide for forward facing of wheelchairs. All wheelchair locations
shall be in the rear of the vehicle. Vendor will supply written or video
instructions on the use of the restraint system.
Wheelchair positions and optional fold-up seats must be interchangeable with
maximum ease and safety to both ambulatory and non-ambulatory riders.
One set of storage bags shall be provided per set of tie downs. The storage
bags shall be mounted in a convenient location within the restraining area.
Price bid must be for each wheelchair position.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ 5. WALKER SECUREMENT: A Securement system to safely secure any walker to
the inside of a transit vehicle, such as the Q’Straint Walker Securement (or
equivalent).
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ 6. EXTRA LENGTH SEAT BELTS: Inboard positions to be equipped with seat belts
of a length to fit around large adults. Shall include extender-type (adapters) belts
so as to lengthen the standard type lap belts. Price bid must be for each seating
position.
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If you are providing the Freedman 3 pt seats, there is an 8 inch extra length
seatbelt extender available that has been safety tested. The part number is
73080 and these can be ordered from Freedman at the time the seats are
ordered. If you are providing a seat from another manufacturer, please contact
them to find out the availability and the product information.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ 7. LABELING: Vehicles to be labeled on both sides with minimum 5" high
contrasting upper-case vinyl letters, GENERAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
and include a 4” high contrasting ten digit telephone number with two dashes
(example: 785-296-0963). Labeling shall be centered on vehicle sides below the
windows if possible. Price bid must be for labeling on both sides of the vehicle.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ 8. CHILD RESTRAINT SEAT: C. E. White Integrated Child Restraint School Bus
Seat, 36" (or equivalent). Price bid will be for a double child restraint seat. A lap
belt must still be provided in all positions where an integrated child restraint seat
is placed. This will allow the use of the seat by another passenger (adult or
larger child) when the child restraint is not being used. This belt must be an
under the seat retractable type. A handrail will be provided along the top of each
seat.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ 9. DRIVER SIDE VINYL SEAT: The seat for the driver shall be covered with a
performance fabric that has a water repellant surface, waterproof barrier backcoating,
and that is antimicrobial, such as the CMI nano protected fabrics (or equivalent).
Color options need to be available for agencies to choose from and should
coordinate with the passenger seat colors.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______10. ENERGY ABSORBING BUMPER: The front and/or rear bumper shall be energy
absorbing type so as to protect the vehicle in the event of a low speed backing or
front end collision. Both bumpers must be Romeo Rim or equivalent. The rear
bumper shall have an OEM built-in step such as on the Romeo Rim (Part
#B00580201AXA).
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______11. FLAT FLOOR: Shall be equipped with the floor of passenger compartment
located above the wheel well. The riser to a flat floor vehicle must be designed in
such a way that there is not “foot catching” conditions that would cause a
boarding rider to trip and/or fall. Likewise, the floor shall be installed in such a
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manner that it does not have any additional steps or breaks in the flooring at the
entrance that would cause passengers to trip or to stub their toes. If needed, the
flat floor optional item shall include a 4-step entry that eliminates an additional
step as you turn to board the vehicle.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ 12. REAR SUSPENSION: Shall be equipped with a rubber shear spring suspension
system, such as the MOR/ryde “RL” suspension system (or equivalent), that will
offer improved ride quality and vehicle handling, and low maintenance.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ 13. PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM: Each bus shall be equipped with a transit P.A.
amplifier and hand-held microphone with two (2) interior speakers and one (1)
exterior speaker. This system shall be equipped with a volume control.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______14. PULL CORD SYSTEM AND STOP REQUEST SIGN: Each bus shall be
equipped with a buzzer mounted overhead of the driver in the ceiling. This
buzzer shall be activated by pull cord switches mounted on each side of the
bus that are accessible to all passenger and that meet all ADA regulations.
Touch tape switches must also be provided at each wheelchair position. These
may be vertical or horizontal but be at least 18 inches long and shall be
installed in a location easily accessible to passengers and must meet all ADA
regulations. The buzzer shall have a minimum decibel or 50 to allow drivers to
easily hear it. The cord shall be plastic coated, .125” diameter stranded wire
cable supported by chrome plated brass cable eyelets on 30” centers. Each
bus shall be equipped with a back lighted stop request sign mounted overhead
on the front ceiling closure. The sign shall be designed to remain illuminated
when activated by the passenger pull cord signal until it is extinguished by
opening the front door.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
______15.
ROUTE DESTINATION SIGNS: Each bus shall be equipped with two (2) LED
Electronic Destination Signs. One shall be mounted in the upper windshield
and one shall be mounted in the upper section of the side window behind the
entry door. The signs shall allow agencies to have route messages of at least
6” tall for the upper windshield sign and 3.3” for the side window. Route
Destination signs shall consists of amber colored LED lights and be rated for
100,000-hours such as the Hanover Amber Display Signs (or equivalent).
Software, manuals and instructions on the programming and use of the signs
must be included with the vehicle. Arrangement for placement of signs needs to
be work out with the agency ordering but must meet all ADA requirements. A
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full pixel test is required at the time of delivery. Vendor is responsible for
coordinating all repairs and any shipping and repair costs during the warranty
period. All repairs need to minimize the number of days the unit is out of
service. These signs are to come with a 10-year warranty.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
______16. FARE BOX: Each bus shall be equipped with a fare box with a secured
vault. The fare box shall be stainless steel and aluminum construction with
machined welded joints, such as the Diamond Manufacturing, Inc. XV model, or
equivalent. The fare box shall be pole mounted on a stainless steel passenger
assist stanchion with a key lock mount. The fare box shall be illuminated and in
easy reach of the driver. The windows on the box shall be made of a product
that is scratch and break resistant. All fare boxes shall have high quality locks
and shall only require one key that provides access to all boxes for that agency.
The lever mechanism shall function in a manner to allow all money, including
bills, to easily fall in the vault. Fare box location to be determined by purchasing
agency at time of order.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ 17. STANDEE LINE: Each bus must have a line marked across the bus aisle to
designate the forward area that passengers may not occupy when the bus is
moving. A sign must also be included that designates the area. Must meet all
ADA requirements.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______18. REAR FLASHING LIGHTS: Each bus shall be equipped with 7”
LED rear lights. These lights shall be activated with the OEM flasher lights are
activated. A switch to activate the rear lights and OEM flashers shall be
installed on the console for easy access to the driver and shall be an
illuminated switch.
Exceptions: ___________________________________
_______ 19. OXYGEN CYLINDER HOLDER: Designed with tightening and release knob
with visual lock indicator. Shall have two-anti-slip straps to contain cylinder.
Shall be made of high grade anodized aluminum and shall fit in track installed
in vehicle. Shall be compact in size for ease of transportation and storage, such
as the SURE-LOK GO2 (or equivalent). Shall be quick release for easy height
adjustment to accommodate a single O2 cylinder from size M2 to E (Americas).
Must meet all applicable safety standards and regulations.
_______ 20. TRANSIT BIKE RACK A bike rack made of stainless steel shall be properly
secured to the front of the vehicle without any drilling into the bumper. It should
be a quick-release rack that can easily be removed. The rack shall be a 2
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position model that can carry up to 250 pounds. This will allow transportation
of 2 bikes. The rack shall not extend past the width of the vehicle’s bumper on
either side and should be capable of transporting bikes that have wheel
diameters that range in size from a minimum of 16” to a maximum of 29”. The
rack shall be powder coated and shall not make contact with any part of a
bicycle except for the wheels. The rack and installation must meet all FMVSS
safety standards. The lifting weight to operate the rack must be less than 30
pounds to meets OSHA and NIOSH limits.
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Contract Proposal ____________
M20-17
Form of Bid
Small Transit Metal Bus
(20 Passenger)
(74” Headroom)
ESTIMATED
QUANTITY
_______
BASE
VEHICLE
Small Transit Bus (gas engine)
ESTIMATED
PER
UNIT COST
TOTAL
COST
$______/ea.
$______
Specify Overall Vehicle Length (outside of bumper to outside of bumper): _________
Specify Alternator Amps: _______________
OPTIONAL ITEMS
_______ 1.
Fold-Up Seats
$______/ea.
$______
_______ 2.
Entrance Door (Manual)
$______/ea.
$______
_______ 3.
Wheelchair Lift (34” x 48”) &
$______/ea.
Lift Door
(specify model of lift:___________)
$______
_______ 4.
Retractable Wheelchair
Securement System
(per WC position)
$______/ea. pos.
$______
_______ 5.
Walker Securement
$______/ea. pos.
$______
_______ 6.
Extra Length Seat Belts
$______/ea. pos.
$______
_______ 7.
Labeling
(General Public Transportation &
telephone number)
$______/vehicle
$______
_______8.
C. E. White Integrated Child
Restraint School Bus Seat, 36”
(double child restraint seat)
$______/ea.
$______
_______ 9.
Driver Vinyl Seat
$______/ea.
$______
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_______ 10.
Energy Absorbing Bumper
a. Front Bumper
b. Rear Bumper
$______/ea.
$______/ea.
$______
$______
_______ 11.
Flat Floor
$______/vehicle
$______
_______ 12.
Rear Suspension
(MOR-ryde or equivalent)
$______/vehicle
$______
_______ 13.
Public Address System
$______/vehicle
$______
_______ 14.
Pull Cord System/Stop Request
Sign
$______/vehicle
$______
_______ 15.
Route Destination Signs
$______/vehicle
$______
_______ 16.
Fare Box
$______/vehicle
$______
_______ 17.
Standee Line
$______/vehicle
$______
_______ 18.
Rear Flashing Lights
$______/vehicle
$______
_______ 19.
Oxygen Cylinder Holder
$______/vehicle
$______
_______ 20.
Transit Bike Rack
$______/vehicle
$______
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST
$______
NOTE: The vehicle(s) bid on this Contract Proposal must meet the attached
specifications titled ‘Small Transit Metal Bus’.
Specify Make and Model of Vehicle Offered:
Specify Approximate Delivery Date:
BID EXCEPTIONS:
Please list any and all bid exceptions next to each item in the specification.
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