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percent of the total amount bid, in the form of postal or express money order, or cashier's or certified check, or such other form of security as may be acceptable to the contracting officer, made payable to the Treasurer of the United States, must accompany the bid.

20 Property must be removed by the successful bidder within calendar days after notice of award, unless otherwise specified in the description or in any special condition, time to be computed from the date of mailing or otherwise furnishing said notice. BID

DATE OF BID In compliance with the above invitation, and subject to all the General Sale Terms and Conditions and any special conditions, the undersigned offers and agrees, if this bid be accepted within. calendar days (60 calendar days if no period be speciRod byt biddor) after date of the opening, to purcha any or all of the items described herein upon which prices are quoted, at the price set opposite each item. Bid deposit in the amount of $




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L INSPECTION -Bidders we invited and arted to impect the prop erty to be sold prior te submitting bida Property will be available for inspection at the places and times specified in the Invitation. The Gov. ernment will not be obliged to furnish any labor for such purpose. In no case w failure to inspect constitute groende for claim or for the wbarcel of .bid after opening.

2. CONDITION OF PROPERTY.-A property listed herein is offered fer les nd where he and the recere anainst the cor ernment. If it is provided herein that the Government shall load, then "where la" meas 1. coveyonce at the point specified in the Invitation The description is based the best available information, but the Government makes no guaranty, warranty, or representation, expressed or implied, as to quantity, kind. character. quality. weight, bine, or deecription of any of the property of its fitnes for any use or purpose, and no claim will be considered for allowance or adjustment or for rescission of the sale based upon failure of the property to correspond with the standard expected; this is not a sale by sample.

I. CONSIDERATION OF BIDS. -The Government reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any technical defects in bido. And. animos otherwise specified by the Government or by the bidder, to accept any one item or group of items in the bid, 6. may be in the best interest of the Government. Unless otherwise specified, bids must be suboritted on the basis of the unit specified for the item in the Invitation, and bids may be submitted on any or all items. In case of error in the extension of prices in the bid, the unit prices will govern.

4. BID GUARANTEE.-The bidder agrees that (1) the bid will not be withdrawn within the time apreined for acceptance after the opening of bide (60 calendar days of no period be specified by the bidder). and will during that time renala firm and irrevocable, and that (2) the bidder will pay to the Government the purchase price of the property in accordance with the bid if Accepted 1 bid deposit is required. the bid must be accompanied by said bid deposit. In the event of any default by the bidder or any failure by the bidder to comply with all terms and conditions of this contract, any deposit made by the bidder may be applied by the Government to any loss, cost, and expense Oceasoned to the Government thereby, including any loss cort, and expense incurred in selling the property and ineluding any difference between the amount

property. If the latter amount be less than the former. Deposita Noompanying bide which are not accepted will be returned. Deponits of Puccessful bidders may be applied GERint the contract price and upon completion of the contract, any excess of the deposit will be returned to the bidder.

5. PAYMENT.-Payment of the balance of the purchase price. If . deposit has been made, or otherwise of the full purchase price, shall be made by cash, or by certified check, cashier's check, bank draft, postal or express money order, payable to the Treasurer of the United Slater. Unless otherwise specifed by the Government, payment of the full purchase price, subject to any Adjustment for variation in quantity or weight purwent to Condition No. 8. must be made prior to the date specified for remoral and prior to delivery of any property. 1! any such adjustment lo necesary, then payment must be completed, unless other. wise specified by the Government, immediately subsequent to adjustment. If the auccessful bidder fails to make full and final payment as herein provided, the Government reserves the right, upon written notice to the Bucecutul Weder, to mellor otherwise dispose of any or all of such property in the Government'. Doesseioa and to charge the lows, if any. to the account of the defaulting bidder. The original Parchaser whi in to ww be released from full compliance with the terms and conditions of the sale by his resale of the property.

6. TITLE.-Title to the items of property sold her under shall vest In the purchaser and when full and final payment is made, unless otherwise specified by the Government, and except that if the contract provides that loading will be performed by the Government, title shall not vest until och losing and such payment are completed. On all metar rebicles and motor-propelled or motor dan equipment requiring licensing, #certi cate of release, Standard Form 97 (Or # State certi. cate of tite, il such a certificate of title has been issued to the Govern. ment), will be furnished for each ruch vehicle and blece of equipment,

1. DELIVERY AND REMOVAL OF PROPERTY.-T. Pweder shall be entitled to obtain the property upon vesting of title of the propery i wale oberwlue specified to the levitalice to BW Delivery shall be at the designated location. And the Purchaser shell remove the property at his expense. The Parehaset shall netiborne the Government for any damage to Governrent property caused by the reon! operations of the Parcheset. If the Purchaser fails to remove the property within the specified time, the Government shall bave the right to charge the Purchaser and collect upon demand Personable storage charge if the property is stored on premises owned or controlled by the Government, or store the property elsewbere for the Purchaser', account, and all costs incident to weh storing, including bandling and moving charges ahall be borne And Dald by the Purchaser: In addition to the foregoing right, the Government may, after the exploration of thirty (30) days after the date spureihed for removal, and upon ten (10) day he notice (calculated from the date of mailing) to the Por chaser (which len (10) days' written notice my, at the opt of the

contracting others, be included either partly or wholly in the thirty (2) days specified above or may be in addition thereto). rewell the proporte. applying the proceeds therefrom agninst the storage and any other costs incurred for Porchaser' sccount, Any details regarding remove of the property w may not be provided for berein, shall be arra with the contracting officer, which arrangement shall be reduced writing.

* ADJUSTMENT FOR VARIATION IN QUANTITY OR WEIGHT.-Any variation between the quantity or weight listed for any item and the quantity or weight of such item tendered or delivered to the purchaser will be adjusted on the basis of the unit price quond for puct item: but no adjustment for such variation will be made her an award is made on "price for the lot" basis.

9. WEIGHING.--Where welghing is necessary to determine price ber ander, the Purchaser, unless otherwise provided, shall arrange for, pay all expenses of weighing material, including all switching charges incurred. la care of rekorral by truck weigbing shall be endere rupervision of the Government and, at its option, on is) Govern scales. or (b) certified sales in the vicialty the location of the property, or (c) certified sales in the vicinity of the Purchaser's establishment, or (d) other series acceptable to both parties. When removal is by rail, weighing shall be on railroad track cales, o other means acceptable to the railroad for freight charge purposes Government-approved weighing shall govern payment.

10. RISK OF LOSS.-(1) After mailing mother of award, and prior to Dassage of title to the Purchaser, the Government will be responsible for the care and protection of the property and any loss, damage, or destruction occurring during ruch period will be adjusted by the contracting officer (2) Alter passage of title to the purchaser, and prior to the date epecified for removal, the Government's responsibility will be limited to the exercise of reasonable care for the protection of the property (3) After the date specified for removal of the property all risk of loss, damage, or destruction from any cause whatsoever had be borne by the Purchaser.

11. LIMITATION ON GOVERNMENT'S LIABILITY.-In any en wbere liability of the Government to the Purchaser has been established the extreme measure of the Government's liability shall not, in any event. exceed refund of the purchase price of such portion thereot' w tbe Government may have received.

12. VERRAL MODIFICATIONS.-Any oral statement by any repr sentative of the Government, modifying or changing any conditions of this contract, is an espression of opinion only and confere no right upon the Purchaser.

13. COVENANT AGAINST CONTINGENT FEES.-Purchaser war rants that no person or selling agency has been employed or retained to solicit or secure this contract upon an agreement or understanding for A commission, Detontage. brokerage, or conungent fee, excepting bone fide employees or bona fide established commercial or selling agencies maintained by the Purchased for the purpose of doing businest For breach of this warranty. the Government shall have the right to anal this contract without liability or at its option, to recover from the Pur. ebaser the amount of such commission, percentage, brokerage, or cotingent fee, in addition to the consideration herein set forth. 14. OFFICIALS NOT TO BENEFIT.

No Member of or Delerate Congress or Resident Commissioner shall be admitted to any share or part of this contract or to any benefit that may arise therefrom, unless it be made with corporation for its general benefit

16. DISPUTES.-Except, otherwise specifically provided in the contract. All questions of fact involved in disputes arining under this contract shall be decided by the contracting officer, whose decision upon taid facts shall be anal and conclusive upon the parties, subject to writta Appeal by the Purchases within thirty (30) days to the head of the department or hie duly authorized representative whose decision on mid fact shall be final and elusive upon the parties hereto. In the me time, the Purchaser shall diligently proceed with performance.

19. DEFINITIONS.-(n) The term "bead of the department and berein shall bean the head or any misistant bead the cecutive depart ment or Lodependent establishment involved, and the term "bis dat Authorized representative" shall mean any person or persons, other than the contracting officer, authorised to act for him, or any board met up la accordance with regulations.

(b) The term "contracting officer" as teed herein shall include bla dely appointed wiccoeeor and his duly authorized reprwentatine

INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS kevelopen containing bids must be waled and marked to the we left-hand corner with the name and address of the bidder, identification of the invitation, and the date and hour of opening.

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Inivitation No. 12-036-8-54-19 Date of opening : 23 October 1953



1. Two (2) copies of this Invitation are being forwarded to you. If you are interested, mail one (1) copy of your bid completely filled out to this office; retain one (1) copy for your information. Before mailing your bid, check both copies against each other so that you are certain you have an accurate record of your bid. Additional copies will be forwarded to successful bidders for execution in accordance with the original copy.

2. Particular attention is directed to the General Sale Terms and Conditions listed in paragraphs 1 through 16 on page 2, and Special Conditions lettered "A" through “O” on pages 3 and 4. All bids submitted under this invitation must conform in all respects to the terms and conditions specified therein, and any deviation therefrom will be cause for rejection of such bid,

3. Your bid must be made in ink, indelible pencil or typed, and each bid sheet on which a bid is inserted must be signed by the bidder in ink.

4. Initial all corrections or erasures appearing on the bid before mailing to this office.

5. Bid section of page one (1) must be completely filled out. If the bidder is a corporation or partnership, the full name of the firm, the signature of the person authorized to sign, and his full title must be shown. The signature of the person authorized to sign must be written in ink.

6. Submit your bid on the basis of the unit specified in the invitation. If the unit column lists the unit of each submit your bid by each, and if the unit is indicated as lot, bid accordingly.

7. Make certain that the required 20% deposit is inclosed in cash, certified check or postal money order. Make your check or money order payable to the “Treasurer of the United States". The amount of the deposit should appear in the Bid Section of page one.

8. Receipt of bids. Bids must be received in the Property Disposal Office prior to the time and date of opening as shown on page one of the Invitation to Bid. Allow ample time for mail transmittal. Bidders are urged to secure a postal cancellation stamp on envelopes containing their bids indicating the date and hour of mailing thereof. Mail scheduled through the Louisville, Kentucky Post Office is forwarded to Jeffersonville, Indiana twice daily.

9. All bidders will be informed of the results of their bids at the earliest possible date.

10. A sample of a properly prepared envelope for mailing your bid is shown on the reverse side of this instruction sheet. Invitations returned to the Property Disposal Officer marked “NO BID” should not be mailed in envelope prepared in accordance with this sample. All correspondence in connection with the Invitation to Bid and resultant sale should be addressed to “Property Disposal Officer, Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot, Jeffersonville, Indiana",

11. Bidders who do not respond to Invitation to Bid mailed to them within three (3) consecutive sales will have their name automatically withdrawn from the mailing list unless they specifically request that their names be retained.

12. Bidders are requested not to remove the sheets attached hereto on which bids are not made, as an Invitation to Bid wherein one or more of the bid sheets are removed will not constitute a complete responsive bid. Address of Bidder

Bidders are cautioned to insure that
sufficient postage has been affixed to
bids transmitted by mail. Since the
Government is without authority to pay
all or any part of the postage required
for transmissal of letters, any bids
offered for delivery by the Post Office
Department on a “postage due” basis

cannot be accepted.
Property Disposal Officer
U. S. Army
Jefferson Quartermaster Depot

Jeffersonville, Indiana
Bid for Sale of Government Material
Invitation No. 12–036-S-54-19
Opening Date:


A. Special Conditions. Special provisions made by the bidder will not be acceptable and will be cause for rejection of bid.

B. Shipping Arrangements. Full arrangements must be made by the successful bidder for all labor involved in the packing, handling, loading, and for transportation of all material awarded as a result of bids submitted on this Invitation. In cases where shipment of property is to be made via common carrier or is to be released to an agent other than the bidder, the bidder must furnish the Property Disposal Office written authorization to release the property to a common carrier or other agent.

C. Removal of Property. All work connected with the removal of the property awarded on this Invitation will be performed in an orderly manner. The bidder agrees that the Government will not be held liable for any injury to workmen or damage to bidder's equipment. No provisions will be made for the removal of property on Saturdays, Sundays, or Holidays. Material will be called for during the hours 8:00 A. M. to 2:00 P. M.

D. Packaging. All items which are baled, bundled, or in containers of any type are so indicated and are sold gross weight to include weight of baling and wrapping material or containers.

E. Eligibility of Bidders. The bidder certifies that he is not an official or employee of the Department of the Army, officer, enlisted man, civilian employee of the Army, or civilian employee of the Army Exchange Service, Army Exchanges, or the U. S. Army Motion Picture Service.

F. Withdrawal of Bids. Bids may be withdrawn (either by written notice or by telegraphic or telephonic notice later confirmed in writing) at any time prior to the time set for opening of bids. Bids MAY NOT be withdrawn subsequent to the time set for opening, but remain open for acceptance by the Government.

G. Telegraphic Bids. Telegraphic or telephonic bids will not be considered, but modification by telegram of bids already submitted will be considered if both the bid and the telegraphic modification thereto are received prior to the hour of the opening of bids.

H. Bidder Interest Warranty. The bidder warrants that he (it) has no interest, directly or indirectly, in any other bid submitted in response to this Invitation. If it should be determined that the bidder has such an interest, then his (its) bid, together with such other bid or bids, shall be rejected.

I. Misrepresentation. The United States Criminal Code (18 USC 1001) makes it a criminal offense to wilfully make false statements or misrepresentations to any department or agency of the United States as to any matter within its jurisdiction.

J. Inspection. Property described herein may be inspected during regularly scheduled hourly inspection tours from 9:00 A. M. thru 3:00 P. M., Mondays thru Fridays, 8 October thru 22 October 1953.

K. Variation in Quantity. Any item for which a price per unit is specified in the Invitation of property to be sold, the purchaser agrees to accept and pay at the quoted unit price for any number of units delivered or offered for delivery by the Government, up to and including twenty-five (25%) percent more or less than the estimated quantity stated in the Invitation.

L. Removal by Rail. In the event that any material offered for sale on this Invitation is removed by rail shipment by the successful bidder, the actual tare weight of the railroad car shall be used instead of the marked tare in determining the net weight. The actual tare weight shall be determined by weighing the empty car, cleaned of all foreign material, before loading. Expense incurred in determining tare and net weight will be borne by the successful bidder and weight certificates will be furnished the Contracting Officer prior to loading cars.

M. Bidder Representation. Certification appearing on page 1 of Invitation captioned "Bidder Represents” is deleted and the following is substituted therefor: The bidder ((or) contractor) represents: (a) That he has, has not, employed or retaine any company or person (other than a full-time bona fide employee working solely for the bidder ((or) contractor) to solicit or secure this contract; and (b) that he has, has not, paid or agreed to pay to any company or person (other than a full-time bona fide employee working solely for the bidder ((or) contractor) any fee, commission, percentage, or brokerage fee, contingent upon or resulting from the award of this contract, and agrees to furnish information relating thereto as requested by the Contracting Officer.

N. Storage Charges. Storage Charges for Non-Removal of Property. All property not removed within 20 calendar days after notice of award will be subject to a storage charge (See General Sale Terms and Conditions, Condition 7, Page 2 of Contract) and such charge will be paid prior to removal of property. Storage charge will be computed on the following basis: For each of the first five (5) days, or fraction thereof, including Sundays and Holidays (National, State, or Municipal), four (4) cents per hundred (100) pounds or fraction thereof. For the sixth and each succeeding day or fraction thereof, including Sundays and legal Holidays, seven (7) cents per hundred (100) pounds or fraction thereof. Minimum storage charge per shipment on freight held beyond free time: Five (5) days or part thereof, fifty-two (52) cents; six (6) days or more, one hundred (100) cents. (Extract from Central States Motor Freight Bureau, Inc. Supplement No. 52 to Motor Freight Tariff No. 224-B, Item 1700-D, page 4.)

0. Potential Danger. Purchaser is cautioned that articles or substances of an inflammable or explosive nature may remain in the property notwithstanding

the care exercised to remove same. Purchaser agrees to assume full responsibility for such property and does hereby discharge the Government from any and all liability directly or indirectly resulting therefrom. The Purchaser also agrees to indemnify and hold the Government harmless from any and all claims arising therefrom or incident thereto.

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