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FLORIDAKEYSCOLLEGECAMPUSFOUNDATION,INC
RequestforProposal
#2011‐01
AnnualFinancialAuditandTaxServices
DirectSupportOrganization



















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TABLEOFCONTENTS

SECTIONONE–INTRODUCTION

A. IntentandPurpose
B. ProjectDescription
C. FloridaKeysCollegeCampusFoundation,Inc.InformationalFacts

SECTIONTWO–GENERAL CONDITIONS,INSTRUCTIONSANDINFORMATIONFORPROPOSERS

A. Definitions
B. PointofContact
C. InterpretationofDocuments/WrittenAddenda
D. Delays
E. ProposalWithdrawn
F. AdditionalInformation
G. Award/Contract


H. Termination
I. ProposalPreparationCosts
J. AccuracyofProposalInformation
K. NewsReleases
L. PublicEntityCrimes
M. Acceptance/Rejection
N. RelationshipofParties
O. Personnel
P. Familiaritywith
Laws
Q. EqualOpportunityStatement
R. Drug/AlcoholFreeWorkplace
S. Taxes/Licenses/Permits
T. Audit
U. Protest
V. Disputes
W. Miscellaneous
X. Indemnification
Y. OralPresentation
Z. ErrorsandOmissions
AA. Firm’sResponsibility
BB. QualificationRejection
CC. PerformanceInquiry
DD. Severability
EE. SuccessorsandAssigns
FF. Termination

SECTIONTHREE–SPECIFICATIONS

A. Purpose/Requirements
B. ContractPeriod

SECTIONFOUR–SUBMITTALINSTRUCTIONS,DATESANDSELECTIONPROCESS

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A. InstructionsforSubmittalofResponses
B. RFPPertinentDates
C. Screening SelectionProcess/EvaluationCriteria

SECTIONONE‐INTRODUCTION

A. IntentandPurpose


TheFloridaKeysCollegeCampusFoundation,Inc.,thedirectsupportorganizationofFloridaKeysCommunityCollege,
collectivelyhereinafterreferredtoas‘College’,requestcompetitiveproposalsfromlicensedandqualifiedpubl ic
accountingfirmswhoseprincipalofficer(s)areindependentCertifiedPublicAccountant(s),toprovideannualfinancialaudit
andtaxservicesfortheDirectSupportOrganizationofFloridaKeysCommunityCollege,Thefinancialauditandtaxservices
willbeperformedforthefollowingDirectSupportOrganization:FloridaKeysCollegeCampusFoundation,Inc.
Itisanticipatedthefinancialauditandtaxserviceswillcommenceasfollows:
 FloridaKeysCollegeCampusFoundation,Inc.
• September1,2011withaudittobeginatFYESeptember30,2011.


Itisanticipatedthatthecontract(s)periodshallbefortwo(2)yearscommencingonoraboutSeptember1,2011.The
Collegehastheoptiontorenewfortwo(2)additionaltwo(2)yearperiodsfollowingsatisfactorydeliveryoftheservices
specifiedintheRFP,resultingcontract(s),otheridentifieddocuments(i.e.addenda,amendments)andshallbesubjectto
theannualreviewandrecommendationofeachofthedirectsupportorganization’sBoardofDirectors.
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InterestedproposersmustbelicensedintheStateofFloridaandmeetallotherrequirementsasmayberequiredbylaw.
ThepublicaccountingfirmmustdemonstraterelevantexperienceaslaterdescribedinthisRequestforProposal.The
directsupportorganizationwillconsidercontra ctingseparatelywithapublicaccountingfirm(s)toprovideannualfinancial
audit/taxservicesasdescribedherein.

Interestedproposersareadvisedtothoroughlyfamiliarizethemselveswithalldetailscontainedherein.TheCollege
reservestheright,atits’discretion,towaiveanyinformalityintheselectionprocessandtorejectanyorallStatementsof
Proposal.IntheeventtheCollegeandtoprankedfirmcannotnegotiateanacceptablecontract,theCollegereservesthe
righttoawardacontracttothenextmostqualifiedrankedfirm.TheCollegereservestherighttoawardtomorethanone
firm.TheCollegereservestherighttoaddservicesduringthecontractperiodunderthesametermsandconditionsofthis
agreement.



B. ProjectDescription


Project: FloridaKeysCommunityCo llege DirectSupport Organization:
FloridaKeysCollegeCampusFoundation,Inc.

Location: FloridaKeysCommunityCo llege
5901CollegeRd.
KeyWest,FL33040
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FloridaKeysCollegeCampusFoundation,Inc.intendtoestablishacontract(s)forthepurpos eofprovidingfinancialaudit
andtaxservicesforthefinancialrecordsasdescribedherein.

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C. FloridaKeysCollegeCampusFoundation,Inc.InformationalFacts


FloridaKeysCollegeCampusFoundation,Inc.wasincorporatedasanot‐for‐profitorganizationunderthelawsoftheState
ofFloridaon05/10/10.TheFinancingCorporationisadirectsupportorganizationandacomponentunitoftheCollegeas
definedbyStateofFloridaAuditorGeneralRule10.7 0 0andFloridaStatute1004.70,thussubjecttotheactionsofFlorida
KeysCommunityCollege’sDistrictBoardofTrustees.ItisgovernedbyitsownDistrictBoardofDirectorsandisorganized
to;a)ThepurposesforwhichtheCorporationisorganizedaretoreceive,investandadministerrealandpersonalproperty
including,butnotlimitedto,theconstructionofCollegeDormitoriesforuptoonehundred (100)beds;tomake
expenditurestoorfortheexclusivebenefitofFloridaKeysCollegeCampusFoundation,Inc.and/orofFloridaKeys
CommunityCollege(the“College”);andtoapplyallpropertyreceived,aswellastheincomeitproduces,exclusivelyfor
charitable,religious,scientific,literaryandeducationa lpurposes,eitherdirectlyorbycontributionstoorganizationsthat
qualifyasexemptorganizationsunderSection501©(3)oftheInternalRevenueCodeof1986,ofthecorresponding
provisionsofanysubsequentFederaltaxlaws.



SECTIONTWO‐GENERALCONDITIONS,INSTRUCTIONSANDINFORMATIONFORPROPOSERS

A. Definitions


CONTRACTOR/VENDOR:
AcompanyorpersonwhichisawardedtheRFP/Contract(s)

EVALUATIONTEAM:
ComprisedofCollegestaff;establishedtoreviewandscorethesubmittalsinaccordancewiththecriteriaandmake
recommendationforaward.

COLLEGE:
FloridaKeysCollegeCampusFoundation,Inc.,adirectsupportorganizationofFloridaKeysCommunityCollege;the
“College” 

PROPOSAL:
ProposalssubmittedinresponsetoanRFP

PROPOSER:
Anindividual,firm,partnership,corporation,associationorotherlegalentitypermittedbylawtoprovidefinancial
audit/taxservicesfordirectsupportorganizationsofeducationalentitieswhosubmitsaproposal

RFP:
RequestforProposal;aformalrequestsolicitingproposals

DSO:
DirectSupportOrganizationforthebenefitofFloridaKeysComm unityCollege

DSOBoardofDirectors:
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B. PointofContact


TheCollege’spointofcontactforallmattersrelatingtothisRFPisTamrahHill,PurchasingCoordinator.Ifthereareany
questionsconcerningtheRFP,directinwriting,
toTamrahHillVIAemailtamrah.hill@fkcc.edu.Neitherquestionsnor
answerswillbeprovidedviaphoneorinperson.Thelastdayforquestionswillbetheendofbusiness(4:30p.m.EST)on
Wednesday,06/15/11.Questionsreceivedafter06/15/11cannotberespondedto.

Proposerstothissolicitationorpersonsactingontheirbehalfmaynotcontact,betweenthereleaseofthesolicitationand
theendofthe72‐hourper iodfollowingtheagencypostingthenoticeofintendedaward,excludingSatur days,Sundays,
andstateholidays,anyemployee,officeroragentoftheCollegeconcerninganyaspectofthissolicitation,exceptinwriting
tothePurchasingCoordinatororasprovidedinthesolicitationdocuments.Violationsofthisprovisionmaybegrounds for
rejectingaresponse.

C. InterpretationofDocuments/WrittenAddenda


NointerpretationofthemeaningoftheRFPdocumentorcorrectionofanyapparentambiguity,inconsistencyorerror
thereinwillbemadetoanyrespondentverbally.Requestsforsuchinterpretationorcorrectionshouldbemadeinwriting
totheCollege’spointofcontact(SectionTwo,ParagraphB).Interpretationofthewordingofthisdocumentshallbethe
soleresponsibilityoftheCollegeandthatinterpretationshallbefinal.

AwrittenaddendummaybeissuedbytheProcurementOfficepriortotheRFPsubmittaldate,supplementing,modifying
orinterpretinganyportionofthisRFPandsamewillbepostedontheCollege’swebsite:http://www.fkcc.edu/faculty‐
admin/purchasing‐bids.da.Noverbalorwritteninformationfromothersourcesareauthorizedasrepresentingthe
College.

IncasetheCollegefindsitexpedienttosupplement,modifyorinterpretanyportionoftheRFPdocumentpriortothe
submittaldate,suchprocedurewillbeaccomplishedbytheissuanceofwrittenaddendatotheRFPandpostedatthe
followingwebsite:http://www.fkcc.edu/faculty‐admin/purchasing‐bids.da
.
Itisthesoleresponsibilityofallprospectiveproposerstovisitthewebsite,priortosubmittingtheirresponse,
http://www.fkcc.edu/faculty‐admin/purchasing‐bids.da
toviewthesolicitationanddownloadanyorallissuedaddenda.

D. Delays


TheCollege,atitssolediscretion,maydelaythescheduledduedatesindicatedifitistotheadvantageoftheCollegetodo
so.TheCollegewillpostdelaysorchangesandinformationoraddendumsontheCollege’swebsite
http://www.fkcc.edu/faculty‐admin/purchasing‐bids.da
;itisthesoleresponsibilityofinterestedfirmstoconsistently
monitorthissiteforchanges.Failuretonotechan gespostedonthewebsitewillbethefaultofthepotentialproposerand
nottheresponsibilityoftheCollege.

E. ProposalWithdrawn


ProposersmaywithdrawtheirproposalsbynotifyingtheCollegeinwritingatanytimepriortothetimesetforthe
proposaldeadline.Proposersmaywithdrawtheirproposalsinpersonorthroughanauthorizedrepresentative.Once
opened,proposalsbecometheproper tyoftheCollegeandwillnotbereturnedtotheproposers.

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F. AdditionalInformation


Noadditionalinformationmaybesubmitted,orfollow‐upperformedbyanyproposerafterthestatedduedateoutsideof
aformalpresentationtotheevaluationteam,ifapplicable,unlessspecificallyrequestedbytheCollege.

G. Award/Contract


TheCollegeintendstoselectthemostresponsibleandresponsiveProposer(s)thatcandemonstrateintheirwritten
responseandintheiroralpresentation(ifapplicable)quantitativeandqualitativeinformationbasedonthecriteria
containedherein.TheproposerunderstandsthatthisRFPdoesnotconstituteanagreementorcontractwiththeproposer.
Anofficialcontract(s)oragreeme nt(s)isnotbindinguntilproposalsarereviewedandacceptedbyappointedstaff,
approvedbytheappropriatelevelofauthoritywithintheCollegeandexecutedbytheparties.

ThewrittenresponsesareconsideredPhaseIofthescreeningselectionprocesswithoralpresentationsconsideredPhaseII
ofthescreeningselectionprocess.TheCollegereservestherighttoselectavendorbasedonthewrittenresponsesonly
andnotconductPhaseIIoralpresentations. Basedontheevaluationteamrecommendation,anadministrativereviewis
conductedtoincludeitemssuchas,butnotlimitedto,reviewoftheevaluationteam’swork,referencechecksandpossible
follow‐upinterviews.Administrationreservestherighttoensurereferencechecksconductedinternallyandexternally
confirmqualitativeexceptionalcustomerserviceandcontractsareawardedequitablyandeconomically.TheCollege
reservestherighttoselectproposalswhichintheopinionanddiscretionoftheCollegewillbeinthebestinterestofthe
Collegeand/orthemostadvantageoustotheCollege.FollowingapprovaloftheintendedawardbytheDSOsBoardof
DirectorsandFloridaKeysCommunityCollegeDistrictBoardofTrustees,negotiationswillcommencewiththemost
responsibleandresponsiveProposerforprofessionalservicesatcompensationwhichtheCollegedeterminesisfair,
competitiveandreasonable.ShouldtheCollegebeunabletonegotiateasatisfactorycontractwiththetopranked
Proposer,negotiationsmustbeformallyterminatedandtheCollegecanundertakenegotiationswiththesecondranked
firm,andsoon,untilasatisfactorycontractisnegotiated.

AllprovisionsofthisRequestforProposalandthesuccessfulresp ondent’sproposal,asmutuallyagreeduponby
subsequentnegotiation,providethespecificationsfor,andobligationofbothpartiestobee xecutedbyanydulyauthorized
representative(s).Thefollowingshallconstitutethecontractagreement:
• RequestforProposal#2011‐01
• AlladdendaissuedpursuanttotheRequestforProposal#2011‐01(ifapplicable)
• Proposer’sformalproposaltotheRequestforProposal#2011‐01
• Contract(s)toincludeallclarificationsandnegotiatedmodifications toProposer’sformalresponse
Itisanticipatedthatthecontract(s)periodshallbefortwo(2)yearscommencingonoraboutSeptember1,2011.The
Collegehastheoptiontorenewfortwo(2)additionaltwo(2)yearperiodsfollowingsatisfactorydeliveryoftheservices
specifiedintheRFP,resultingcontract(s),otheridentifieddocuments(i.e.addenda,amendments)andshallbesubjectto
theannualreviewandrecommendationofeachofthedirectsupportorganization’sBoardofDirectorsandFloridaKeys
CommunityCollege’sDistrictBoardofTrustees.

H. Termination


Iftheawardedcontract(s)istermi natedorcancelledwithinthefirstyearofthecontractperiod,theCollegemayelectto
negotiateandawardthecontract(s)tothenextrankedproposerortoissueanewRFP,whicheverisdeterminedtobein
thebestinterestoftheCollege.

I. ProposalPreparationCosts


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NeithertheCollegenoritsrepresentativesshallbeliableforanyexpensesincurredinconnectionwithpreparationofa
proposal.Proposersshouldpreparetheirproposalssimplyandeconomically,providingastraightforwardandconcise
descriptionoftheproposer’sabilitytomeettherequirementsoftheRFP.


J. AccuracyofProposalInformation


AnyproposerwhichsubmitsinitsproposaltotheCollegeanyinformationwhichisdeterminedtobesubstantially
inaccurate,misleading,exaggerated,orincorrect,shallbedisqualifiedfromconsideration.

K. NewsReleases


TheproposershallobtainthepriorapprovaloftheCollegeforanynewsreleasesorotherpublicitypertainingtothisRFPor
otherservice,studyorprojecttowhichitrelates.

L. PublicEntityCrimes


AwardwillnotbemadetoanypersonoraffiliateidentifiedontheDepartmentofManagementServices“ConvictedVendor
List”.Thislistisdefinedasconsistingofpersonsandaffiliateswhoaredisqualifiedfrompubliccontractingandthe
purchasingprocessbecausetheyhavebeenfoundguiltyofapublicentitycrime.Nopublicentityshallawardanycontract
to,ortransactanybusinessinexcessofthethresholdamountprovidedinSection287.017FloridaStatutesforCategory
Three(currently$65,000.00)withanypersonoraffiliateonthe“ConvictedVendorList”foraperiodofthirty‐six(36)
monthsfromthedatethatpersonoraffiliatewasplacedonthe“ConvictedVendorList”unlessthatpersonoraffiliatehas
beenremovedfromthelist.BysigningandsubmittingtheRFPproposalforms,proposeratteststhattheyhavenotbeen
placedonthe“ConvictedVendorList”.AnypersonsubmittingproposalsinresponsetothisRequestforProposalmust
executeandsubmitFormPUR.7068,SWORNSTATEMENTUNDERSECTION287.133(3)(A),FloridaStatutes.Theformcan 
befoundatthefollowingwebsite:http://www.fkcc.edu/faculty‐admin/purchasing‐bids.da
.

M. Acceptance/Rejection


TheCollegereservestherighttorejectallproposals,towaiveanyinformalitiesandtechnicalities,andtosolicitandre‐
advertisefornewproposals,ortoabandontheprojectinitsentirety.TheCollegereservestherighttomaketheawardto
thatproposerwho,intheopinionoftheCollege,willbeinthebestinterestofand/orthemostadvantageoustothe
College.TheCollegereservestherighttorejecttheproposalofanyvendorwhohaspreviouslyfailedintheproper
performanceofanawardortodeliverontimecontr acts,orwho,intheCollege’sopinion,isnotinapositiontoperform
properlyunderthisaward.TheCollegereservestherighttoinspectallfacilitiesofproposersinordertomakea
determinationastotheforegoing.

N. RelationshipofParties


TheVendorisanindependentcontractorandwillfurnishservicesuponitsowncreditratherthanasanemployee,agentor
representativeoftheCollege.Theconductandcon troloftheservicesperformedpursuanttotheagreementshallbesolely
withthevendor;however,suchservicesshallbeperformedinaccordancewithgenerallyacceptedproceduresand
methods.NoneofthebenefitsprovidedbytheCollegetoitsemployees,including,butnotlimitedto,compensation
insuranceandunemploymentinsurance,areavailablefromCollegetovendorortheemployees,agentsorpublicservants
ofthevendor.Vendorwillbesolelyandentirelyresponsibleforvendor’sactsandfortheactsofvendor’sagents,
employeesandpublicservantsduringtheperformanceoftheagreement.

O. Personnel

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Vendor,forthelifeofcontractandanysubsequentrenewals,shallcomplywithanyFloridaKeysCommunityCollegeBoard
ofTrusteesapprovedactionrequiringcollegeoperators,vendors,contractorsandassociatesonanyFloridaKeys
CommunityCollegecampustosubmittoafingerprint‐basedstateandfederalcriminalhistorycheckassetforthunder
FloridaStatute1012.467oranyotherfingerprintidentificationcheckasdeemednecessaryandrequestedbyTheFlorida
KeysCommunityCollegeBoardofTrustees.Vendorshall,whensorequestedbytheFloridaKeysCommunityCollege Board
ofTrustees,pursuanttoaFloridaStatute1012.467request,comp lybyfilingwiththeDepartmentofLawEnforcementa
completesetoffingerprintsandbyprovidinganyotherdocumentationdeemednecessarytocomplywithsuchstateand
federalcriminalhistorycheck,ofanyvendoremployeesoragentsworkingunderthiscontra ct.Fingerprintsshallbetaken
byanauthorizedlawenforcementagencyorotherentityaspermittedunderFloridaStatute1012.467.TotheextentThe
FloridaKeysCommunityCo llege BoardofTrusteesrequestsfingerprintidentificationforabackgroundorcriminalcheckfor
purposesotherthancompliancewith FloridaStatute1012.467,vendorshallcomplywithsuchotherrequestbysubmitting
therequesteddocumentationtotheDepartmentofPublicSafetywithintwenty‐fourhoursofthisrequest.Failureto
complywitheitherafingerprint‐basedstateandfederalcriminalhistoryrequestbasedonFlorida Statute1012.467or
otherfingerprint‐basedbackgroundorcriminalhistoryrequestwithintwenty‐fourhoursmayresultinactionsbeingtaken
againstvendorsuchasrequiringthatthenoncompliantemployeenotworkonthecampus,uptoandincluding,the
cancellationofcontract‘forcemajeure”fornon‐compliance.Vendorshallberesponsibleforallcostsassociatedwitheither
arequestforafingerprint‐basedstateandfederalcriminalhistorycheckunderFloridaStatute1012.467orotherrequest
forfingerprint‐basedbackgroundorcriminalcheck.

P. FamiliaritywithLaws


Allproposersarerequiredtocomplywithallfederal,state,andlocallaws,codes,rulesandregulationscontrollingthe
actionoroperationofthisRFP.Relevantlawsmayinclude,butarenotlimitedto:theFairLaborStandardsAct(FLSA),the
AmericanswithDisabilitiesActof1990,FloridaAdministrativeCode,Chapter6A‐14,FloridaStatute1013(K‐20Education
Code–EducationalFacilities),FloridaStatutes402.301‐402.319,OSHAregulations,andallCivilRightsl egislation.

Q. EqualOpportunityStatement


TheCollegebelievesinequalopportunitypracticeswhichconformtoboththespiritandletterofalllawsagainst
discriminationandiscommittedtonondiscriminationbecauseofrace,creed,color,sex,age,nationaloriginorreligion.
ThevendorshallhavesimilarpoliciesforemployeesassignedtotheCollege.

R. Drug/AlcoholFreeWorkplace


TheCollegebelievesinadrugfreeworkplaceandiscommittedthroughin‐housepoliciestothisobjective.

S. Taxes/Licenses/Permits


Vendorshallpayallapplicabletaxesandpurchaseanylicensesthatmayberequiredintheperformanceofthecontract.In
addition,thevendorshallberesponsibleforobtainin gallnecessaryvendorandemployeepermitsand/orregistrationcards
incompliancewithallapplicablefederal,stateandmunicipalstatutes.

T. Audit


Allofthevendor’scorrespondence,records,vouchersandbooksofaccount,insofarasworkdoneormoneyexpended
underthecontract(s)isconcerned,willbesubjecttoinspectionbytheCollege internalauditingand/orlegislativeauditors.
Theauditinspectionmayoccuratanytimeduringthetermofthecontractandforaperiodoftwo(2)yearsafterthe
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U. Protest


AnyNoticeofProtestinvolvingthespecifications/terms/conditionsoranyotheraspectoftheRequestforProposalmustbe
filedinwritingwithinseventy‐two(72)hoursafterthepostingofthesolicitation.Formalwrittenprotestmustbefiled
withinten(1 0)daysafterthedateoftheNoticeofProtestisfiled;notingreferencestothespecificstatutestheprotestis
basedupon.FailuretofileaNoticeofProtestorfailuretofileaformalwrittenprotestwithinthetimeprescribedshall
constituteawaiverofproceedingunderChapter120,FloridaStatutes.

FollowingPhaseOneandPhaseTwo(ifapplicable)oftheScreeningSelectionProcessandpriortotheintendedaward
beingpresentedtotheDSOBoardofDirectors(ifapplicable),itisthesoleresponsibilityofallprospectiveproposerstovisit
thewebsitehttp://www.fkcc.edu/faculty‐admin/purchasing‐bids.da
toviewtheintendedawardpublicposting.Failureto
fileawrittenprotesttothePurchasingCoordinatorwithinthetimeprescribed(72hours)insection120.57(3)(b),Florida
Statutes,shallconstituteawaiverofprotestproceedings.Alobbyingblackoutperiodshallcommenceuponissuanceofthe
solicitationuntiltheapprovedrecommendation foraward.

V. Disputes


Incaseofanydoubtordifferenceofopinionastothespecifi cations,equivalentproducts,oritemstobefurnished
hereunderthedecisionoftheCollegeshallbefinalandbindingonbothparties.

W. Miscellaneous


ThevendorshallnotusethenameoftheCollegeinanywayunle ssapprovedinwritingbytheCollege.
TheVendorshallnotassigntheagreementoranyoftherightsordutieshereunderwithoutthepriorwrittenconsentofthe
College.
TheagreementshallbegovernedbythelawsoftheStateofFlorida.

X. Indemnification


Tothefullestextentpermittedbylaw,thefirmshalldefend,indemnify,andholdharmlesstheCollege,itsofficials,agents
andemployeesfromandagainstanyandallclaims,suits,judgments,demands,liabilities,damages,costandexpenses
(includingattorney’sfees)ofanykindornaturewhatsoeverarisingdirectlyorindirectlyoutoforcausedinwholeorinpart
byanyactoromissionofthefirmoritssubcontractors(ifany),anyonedirectlyorindirectlyemployedbythem,oranyone
forwhoseactsanyofthemmaybeliable;exceptingthoseactsoromissionsarisingoutofthesolenegligenceofthe
College.

Y. OralPresentation


Afterproposalshavebeenopened,alimitednumberoffirmssubmittingproposalsinresponsetothe
RFPmayberequired,attherequestoftheCollege,tomakeanoralpresentationand/orprovidewrittenclarifications.Such
presentationsand/orclarificationswillprovideanopportunityforthefirmtoclarifythepro posal.Firmswillnotbeallowed
tochangetheirproposals.TheProcurementServicesOfficewillinitiateandscheduleatimeandlocationforany
presentations,whichmayberequired.TheCollegereservestherighttoselect avendorbasedonthewrittenresponses
onlyandnotconductPhaseIIoralpresentations.
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Z. ErrorsandOmissions

TheproposerisexpectedtocomplywiththetrueintentofthisRFPtakenasawholeandshallnotavailitselfofanyerrors
oromissionstothedetrimentoftheservices.Ifproposersuspectsanyerror,omission,ordiscrepancyinthespecifications 
orinstructions,theproposershallimmediatelynotifytheCollege,inwriting,andtheCollegeshallissueandpostawritten
addendum.Theproposerisresponsibleforthecontentsofitsproposalandforsatisfyingtherequirementssetforthinthe
RFP.

AA. Firm’sResponsibility

Itisunderstoodandtheproposerhereb yagreesthatitshallbesolelyresponsibleforallservicesthatitproposes,
notwithstandingthedetailpresentintheRFP.

BB. QualificationRejection

TheCollegeshallhavetherighttorejectanyorallproposalsandinparticulartorejectaproposalnotaccompaniedbydata
requiredbytheRFPoraqualification inanywayincompleteorirregular.Conditionalqualificationswillnotbeaccepted.

CC. PerformanceInquiry

Aspartoftheevaluation,theCollegemaymakeinquiriestodeterminetheabilityoftheproposertoperformthework.The
Collegereservestherighttorejectanyqualificationiftheproposerfailstosatis fytheCollegewithproperqualificationsto
carryouttheobligationsofthecontract.

DD. Severability

IfanyprovisionsoftheagreementresultingfromthisRFPiscontraryto,prohibitedby,ordeemedinvalidbyapplicable
lawsorregulationsofanyjurisdictioninwhichitissoughttobeenforced, thensaidprovisionsshallbedeemedinapplicable
andomittedandshallnotinvalidatetheremaini ngprovisionsoftheagreement.Intheeventanyprovisionofthis
agreementshallbeheldinvalidorunenforceablebyacourtofcompetentjurisdiction,orbyanadministrativehearing
officerinaccordancewithChapter120,FloridaStatutes,suchholdingshallnotinvalidateorrenderunenforceableany
otherprovisionhereof.

EE. SuccessorsandAssigns

TheCollegeandtheVendoreachbindsitselfanditspartners,successors,executors,administratorsandassignstothe
otherpartyofthiscontractandtothepartners,successors,executors,administratorsandassignsofsuchotherparty,in
respecttoallcovenantsofthiscontract.Exceptasabove,neithertheCollegenorthevendorshallassign,sublet,conveyor
transferitsinterestinthiscontractwithoutthewrittenconsentoftheother.Nothinghereinshallbeconstruedascreating
anypersonalliabilityonthepartofanyofficeroragentoftheCollegewhichmaybeapartyhereto,norshallitbe
construedasgivinganyrightsorbenefitshereundertoanyoneotherthantheCollegeandthevendor.

FF. Termination

A.TerminationforDefault:
TheCollegemay,bywrittennoticetotheVendor,terminate thiscontractfordefaultinwholeorinpartiftheVendorfails
to:

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