Town of Sabattus Police Cruisers RFP

The Town of Sabattus, Maine (hereinafter, the "Town") is accepting sealed Proposals for two (2) new police vehicles. We are seeking bids for both 2021 AND 2022 “police package” Ford Police Interceptor and Dodge Durango Pursuit (AWD ONLY). All Proposals are to be submitted in sealed envelopes marked "Police Cruiser" to the Town Office, 190 Middle Road, Sabattus, Maine 04280. Proposals must be received at the Town Office no later than 12:00p.m. (Noon) on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. All Proposals will be opened at 12:10pm September 21, 2021 and read aloud. Any Proposal received after 12:00pm, September 21, 2021, shall not be opened and will be returned, unopened, to the bidder. This includes any Proposals mailed and postmarked prior to 12:00pm (Noon), September 21, 2021. If a Proposal is not received in hand by office staff by 12:00pm September 21, 2021, it will not be considered.
All bids must be addressed to:
Amy Duquette, Interim Town Manager
Town of Sabattus
190 Middle Road
Sabattus, Maine 04280
Questions regarding this Request for Proposals should be directed to Interim Chief of Police, Daniel Davies via email only: ddavies@sabattus.org. All questions by prospective proposers pertaining to this Request for Proposals must be received at least three (3) days before the date set for the opening of the Proposals (no later than 12:00pm, September 17, 2021). Each bidder is required to state the following in the Proposal:
• Bidder's full name (name of company) and primary contact person
• Mailing and physical address and primary contact phone number
• FULL price of vehicle with list of all applicable fees, charges, any and all expenses whatsoever (total “walk–away” cost to the Town) in a detailed breakdown
• If bidder supplies more than one bid option, bidder shall list all options with exact costs and total “walk–away” price to the Town
• Time of delivery/pickup of the vehicle.
II. Vehicle Specifications
Request for Proposal is for:
(2) two 2021 and 2022 (2 x each year) Ford Police Interceptor Utilities (All Wheel Drive-Only)
TOWN of SABATTUS
190 Middle Road • Sabattus, Maine 04280 • Phone: (207) 375-4331 • Fax: (207) 375-4104
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The following items are required:
• Base Model not including light package
• Engine –3.0L EcoBoost
• Automatic transmission
• Exterior paint finishes factory-applied Agate black
• 6-way power driver seat with lumbar support
• ABS (anti-lock braking system)
• Ability to deactivate rear window and rear door locks; and
• Deactivated door lamp switches
The following are preferred, but not necessarily required. The Proposal that meets the most items and stays within budget (and is in the best interest of the Town) will be chosen.
• Manual fold-away heated power mirrors
• Black interior, cloth front bucket seats with vinyl rear seat
• Spare tire with spare tire relocation bracket.
AND/OR
(2) two 2021 and 2022 (2 x each year) Dodge Durango Pursuit (All Wheel Drive-Only)
The following items are required:
• Base model not including light package
• Engine 3.6 Pentastar V-6 24V VVT (AWD)
• Automatic transmission
• Exterior paint finishes factory-applied DB black
• 8-way power-adjustable driver seat with lumbar support
• Police-specific seats
• ABS (anti-lock braking system)
• Ability to deactivate rear window and rear door locks
• Deactivated door lap switches
The following are preferred, but not necessarily required. The Proposal that meets the most items and stays within budget (and is in the best interest of the Town) will be chosen.
• Manual fold-away heated power mirrors
• Black interior, cloth front bucket seats with vinyl rear seat
• Spare tire with spare tire relocation bracket.
III. GENERAL
TOWN of SABATTUS
190 Middle Road • Sabattus, Maine 04280 • Phone: (207) 375-4331 • Fax: (207) 375-4104
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New leftover 2020 models may be considered, provided it meets all of the basic requirements of a police-package vehicle and there is a significant price reduction compared to the 2021 and 2022 production year models.
Bidders that carry both manufactured brands may submit bids for both as well.
IV. ACCEPTANCE/REJECTION
The Town reserves the right to:
• waive any informality in any individual proposal; or
• reject any or all proposals for any reason whatsoever should it be deemed in the best interest of the Town to do so.
Date RFP Issued:
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Date/Time Proposal Due:
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, NO LATER THAN 12:00pm (Noon)





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