Project Title: Plumbing and Specialty Weatherization Measures
Project #: ITB-154-2019
Issued by: Multnomah County view agency website
Publish Date: 1/25/2019
Due Date: 3/12/2019

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Description

OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE Revised: An optional Prebid conference is scheduled for February 14, 2019 at 1:30 pm at the Five Oak Building, 209 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204 in the Willamette Conference Room, First Floor. BID DOCUMENTS All documents for this bid are available for view and download on the Buyer Attachments page of this Sourcing Event.  The Buyer Attachments page includes the following:  Procedural Instructions Sample Contract BID SUBMISSION Bids must be submitted electronically through this Sourcing Event.  SPECIFICATIONS AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS INVITATION FOR BID OVERVIEW Multnomah County Department of County Human Services (DCHS), Community Services Division, Weatherization Program, seeks to establish a list of contractors qualified to perform plumbing and related specialty measures for low-income single-family dwellings and mobile homes throughout Multnomah County. This ITB is funded by federal and local utility dollars.  Annual workload varies; anticipated annual funding is $100,000, shared between all awarded vendors receiving work orders, at non equal dollar values.  Prospective Bidders are invited to submit a sealed bid for a requirements contract with Multnomah County to perform the required plumbing and related specialty work as described in these bid documents.  Funding of the work described in this ITB is not guaranteed.  Fluctuations in funding year to year should be expected. The County cannot not assure that any particular level of work will be provided and the contract will permit the County to add or remove work as necessary depending on availability of funding. Bidders must bid on ALL bid items in order to be deemed responsive. Incomplete bids may be rejected. The effective date of the resulting contract(s) shall be approximately July 1st, 2019, or the date on which each party has signed the contract, whichever is later. Unless earlier terminated, the termination date shall be June 30, 2024. CONTRACT WORK ORDER ALLOCATION PROCESS The County Weatherization auditors will determine what work will be done at a residence, and when it will be assigned to a Contractor. Contractors for the individual jobs will be selected on the basis of the lowest bidder based on the items contained in the work order. Contractor must accept the work order within seven (7) days of notification or the work order will be awarded to the next lowest bidder also based on the work order. Contractors will be issued work for up to, but not to exceed their bond limit. Once Contractor has reached their maximum bond capacity to perform work, work orders will be awarded to the next appropriate bidder. This will continue until either all work orders have been assigned or until all qualified bidders have reached capacity. Multnomah County considers it “best practices” to assign the work to the contractor issued the work order to assess a plumbing problem. Work orders must be completed no later than thirty (30) days from the date the work order is emailed to Contractor. Contractor will not receive additional work orders if they have any previously issued work orders that are outstanding thirty (30) days or more, until outstanding job is complete. In the event that a work order requires measures that are not included in existing pricing, or requires measures that vary from standard bidding specifications, County may, at County’s sole discretion, request project specific pricing from all eligible Proposers. Such action will not result in a permanent change to the Provider’s bid, cost adjustments made for specific work orders will only apply to that one event. County may request Contractors meet with County project managers prior to starting a job order to review line items and answer any questions on requested work. BID PRICE UPDATES Line items bid pricing is to remain fixed for the first two (2) years of the resulting contracts, after which the County may, at its discretion and if it deems it appropriate, based on market changes or other influencing factors, request price updates from Contractors on an annual basis.  The Weatherization Program will use any updated prices when calculating work orders. The County will also consider providing all Contractors with an annual Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) increase based on our appropriate cost index, as of 2018 Portland is under the West Region. This COLA adjustment would begin after the second year of the Contract. Performance Bond The total dollar level of Contractor’s bonding shall limit the total value of work orders issued to Contractor at any one time.  Contractors receiving work from the County must have at least a $10,000 or $15,000 Construction Contractors Board (CCB) bond in place at all times during the duration of the resulting purchase orders.  Contractor shall not be awarded work orders exceeding $10,000 or $15,000 depending on the size of the CCB bond, at any one time unless Contractor provides the County a Performance Bond in excess of the $10,000 or $15,000.  The Performance Bond and the CCB bond shall be for the amount of work the Contractor shall be able to perform at any one time. The Bond shall remain in effect at a minimum of one year after the date of final payment on the final work order under this Contract, except  as otherwise provided by law. The Bond shall be in a form acceptable to the County and be executed by such Sureties as are licensed to conduct business in Oregon and are named in the current list of “Companies Holding Certificates of Authority as Acceptable Sureties on Federal Bonds and as Acceptable Reinsuring Companies” as published in Circular 570 (amended) by the Audit Staff Bureau of Accounts, U.S. Treasury Department.  A certified copy of the authority to act must accompany all Bonds signed by and agent. If the Surety on and Bond furnished by Contractor is declared bankrupt or becomes insolvent, or its right to do business is terminated in Oregon, or it ceases to meet the requirements, Contractor shall within five (5) days thereafter substitute another Bond and Surety, both of which shall be acceptable to County. BID REQUIREMENTS AT THE TIME OF BID SUBMISSION  The bid responses must be received by the Multnomah County Central Purchasing and Contracts Administration, and be time stamped no later than the date and time shown on the front cover of this ITB. AT THE TIME OF CONTRACTING Licensure: All Contractors providing bids to complete plumbing work must be registered with the Construction Contractor’s Board and not be disqualified from performing work on public projects, be legal entities registered to do business in the State of Oregon; and must have current business licenses with all municipalities in which the work will be performed that require a business license. In Multnomah County, Contractors may use a METRO business license as an acceptable business license for all cities located in Multnomah County except for the City of Portland. Contractors proposing to do Plumbing and Specialty work must have the following certifications: Hold a valid Construction Contractors Board license or a Specialty Contractors License from the State of Oregon Construction Contractors Board. Be registered with the Construction Contractors Board in accordance with the requirements of ORS Chapter 701 at all times during the term of the resulting purchase order  Be in compliance with all applicable State and local jurisdiction plumbing codes, licensing requirements, and any other requirements of the jurisdiction in which the project is located. Hold an Oregon Building Codes Division Plumbing Business (BCD PB) Plumbing contractor license.  This is a specialized license allowing a company to engage in the business of making plumbing installations.  Lead Safe Firm Certification in the form of Lead-Based Paint Renovation License. Contractors receiving work from the County must have at least a $10,000 or $15,000 Construction Contractors Board (CCB) bond in place at all times during the duration of the resulting purchase orders.   Copies of all required certifications and licenses must be provided at the time of contracting before contractor will receive work orders.   Contracts who are awarded a contract will be asked to provide the County with separate labor and materials pricing for each line item. Resulting price must be identical to submitted bid pricing. GENERAL INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS All plumbing items being repaired installed or materials items being installed must meet the Plumbing codes for the local jurisdiction in which the items are installed and/or repaired.  In addition, the National Plumbing Code and the State of Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code shall apply if no local jurisdiction plumbing codes exist. The contractor must pull Plumbing permits on all work required in the local jurisdiction in the materials are being installed.   SUSTAINABLE PURCHASING In 2010, Multnomah County initiated a new Sustainable Purchasing and Social Equity Policy PUR-8 that demonstrates support for our sustainability goals by integrating environmental stewardship and social equity, as well as fiscal responsibility, into the procurement process.  The County seeks to partner with suppliers who demonstrate a commitment to these considerations. Examples of such practices include but are not limited to: comprehensive energy conservation measures; renewable energy use; water conservation measures; waste management and reduction plans; alternative fuels and transportation plans; sustainable purchasing; supplier diversity; fair trade and labor policies; and community engagement and support for underserved populations. 1.    LOCAL PURCHASING PREFERENCE: The County desires to employ local businesses in the purchase or lease of any personal property, public improvements or services to support the local economy in the State of Oregon so that residents benefit from local employment opportunities that are generated. Therefore, the County shall prefer goods or services that have been manufactured or produced by an Oregon business if price, fitness, availability, and quality are otherwise identical.  2.    USE OF RECYCLED MATERIALS: When appropriate, Contractors shall use readily recyclable products and products containing recycled content to the maximum extent economically feasible in the performance of the contract work set forth in this document.  3.    HEALTHY PURCHASING INITIATIVE: In 2012, Multnomah County adopted the Healthy Purchasing Initiative to identify and purchase safer products for use in county and projects. Through its purchasing decisions, Multnomah County seeks to leverage the use of public funds to protect the health of citizens, employees, and the environment from exposure to toxic chemicals, and to strengthen demand for products and materials that are safe and designed according to green chemistry principles, and also to support innovative products and businesses.  HAZARDOUS MATERIALS All materials that include solvents, paints, cleaning agents, chemicals, reagents or other hazardous materials shall be labeled in accordance with Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 437-155-020 with the name(s) of the hazardous ingredient(s), the hazard(s) of the material(s) and the appropriate precautions. Those materials for which toxicological or hazard data are unavailable shall carry a label stating: "Toxicological and other hazards unknown. Handle as extremely hazardous.”  WEATHERIZATION TOXICS REDUCTION STRATEGY Multnomah County recognizes that weatherization and other energy efficiency upgrades can have negative impacts on occupant health and safety if not accompanied by appropriate indoor air quality (IAQ) protections. With an increase in weatherization and energy efficiency improvement activities, the County seeks to ensure that energy upgrades are accompanied by appropriate IAQ actions. Due to the enactment of air quality laws and green building certifications, major manufacturers now offer products that limit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions and prohibit the use of specific toxic chemicals. No-VOC and low-VOC products are readily available and becoming the industry standard and as a result, such products can be used at no additional cost. Contractors are expected to meet and exceed County toxics reduction requirements for IAQ on projects issued under this ITB to reduce negative health and safety impacts on vulnerable clients. Adhesives, Caulk and Sealants: must be low or no VOC whenever possible. Contractors may choose products certified as low or no VOC by an independent third party certification  such as Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) as Gold Indoor Advantage or GREENGUARD Gold certified for Indoor Air Quality (in lieu of third party certification, provide details of demonstrable equivalent). Prohibited Ingredients: Formaldehyde - products containing formaldehyde are prohibited from use in any work under the ITB. If a suitable alternative is not available, Contractors must submit a Substitution Request to the Weatherization Program.  CONTRACT STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT AWARD Awards will be made to the five (5) lowest bidders who are deemed responsive and responsible. The delivery or furnishing of any of the bid items cannot commence until a contract is properly executed.  TERM The contract term shall not exceed five (5) years. County may, at its discretion, cancel existing contracts, re-bid the work and/or establish new contracts before the end of the contract period.  STANDARDS The items purchased by the County shall conform to the specifications and standards referenced herein and attached hereto as a part of the Invitation to Bid. The bidder must include any required descriptive literature and warranty of the item(s) being bid. The apparent silence of the general provisions, specifications, and standards as to any detail or the apparent omission from it of a detailed description concerning any point shall be regarded as meaning that only best commercial practice is to prevail and that only material and workmanship of first quality are to be used. It is understood that if any manufacturers' names, trade names, make, model or catalog numbers are used in the Specifications, they are for the purpose of describing and establishing general quality levels. Such references are not intended to be restrictive. Bids for equivalent items will be considered provided that such items are identified as to manufacturers' name, trade name, make, model, and catalog number. Samples must be presented for inspection if requested by the County. Samples of items must be furnished free of expense to the County. If not destroyed or mutilated in testing, samples will, upon request, be returned at bidder's expense. Items shall be new, current models of standard production, unless otherwise called for in the specifications or noted in the bid as a deviation or alternative bid, and shall be completely prepared for customer delivery and use through service by a factory franchised agent or dealer prior to delivery. Item delivery shall include all pre-delivery inspection sheets, coupons, certificates, and warranty identification cards furnished to the trade in general and all shall be properly completed and signed in accordance with industry standards.  All plumbing items offered of an electrical nature shall indicate the current UL listing, if any. In addition, any good such as water heaters, heat pumps, etc.for which there is UL testing procedure shall also include the UL listing, if any. Any other certification such as Factory Mutual, etc., shall be noted in the offer.  WARRANTY POLICY The bidder shall furnish: Standard manufacturer's warranty and/or service policy and the work will be performed by any regular authorized manufacturer's dealer; OR Warranty and/or service policy shall be in agreement with and as called for in the specifications. In addition, the warranty and/or service policy indicated above shall include the following: There shall be no distance or time limitations, not applicable to the trade in general, on either standard or extended warranty and labor. All franchised or authorized dealers of the item in the state shall honor warranty. Warranty maintenance requirements, when performed by County, shall be acceptable to dealer when said work performance meets or exceeds the dealer certification requirements. County shall provide evidence of such work performance upon request, as required by the manufacturer. Any extended warranty period customarily granted shall be made available to County at no additional cost. County shall be advised of all product recall on all or any part of the item, at no additional cost. All product recall information, replacement parts and labor, shall be provided to the County as soon as available to dealer. Contractor shall assist homeowner in filing all required warranty documents and must provide warranty documents to the homeowner at the time of installation. WEATHERIZATION PROJECT MODELING, MASTER GRANT AGREEMENT, AND SAVINGS TO INVESTMENT RATIO (SIR)           All weatherization projects, with the exception of water-only work orders,  issued by Multnomah County are subject to rules and agreements between Multnomah County and the State of Oregon, as outlined in a Master Grant Agreement (MGA). This includes a listing of State and Federal funding guidelines and associated Health & Safety percentages; unit expenditure averages; and Savings to Investment Ratio (SIR) requirements.  Multnomah County must follow these policies and procedures when determining which project to go forward with and which weatherization measures may be completed within each project.  Multnomah County will provide a weatherization audit for each potential project prior to assigning a work order and determining a contractor. The information collected from the audit will be used along with utility usage, cost information, and funding availability to determine the measures that may be selected for this potential project. No weatherization project will be completed under this process that will violate funding rules or the MGA guidelines. REQUIRED CONTRACTOR WORKSHOP All awarded contractors are required to attend and complete a vendor workshop training prior to being eligible to receive any County issued work order(s).  This workshop will cover the following: County Weatherization Program Overview; Staff Contacts and Roles; Work Order Process and Change Orders; Inspections and Project Expectations; and Billing, Invoices and Payments. All successful contractors are required to have at least one (1) currently employed person on their staff to attend and complete this workshop.  Additionally, this training workshop is also recommended for those who handle work flow, invoices, payments, crew leaders and supervisors.  Contractors will attend at their own cost.  Contractors are required to notify the Community Services Division, Weatherization Program within thirty (30) calendar days when/if they no longer have an employee that has completed the vendor workshop training.  Additional information pertaining to the workshop will be emailed to all contractors upon contract award. FUNDING Funding of the work described in this solicitation is not guaranteed. Fluctuations in funding year-to-year should be expected, potentially large fluctuations may occur. The County cannot assure that any particular level of funding will be provided and the contract will permit the County to add or remove funds as necessary depending on availability of funding. Permits: The County will reimburse vendors for permits required for work to be performed under the resultant contract. Copies of permits must be submitted with invoices for reimbursement. Permits required for work will be reimbursed at cost. Please include the cost of any required permits in the cost of each line item. CUSTOMER SERVICE Customer service is a priority of the Multnomah County Weatherization Program. Contractors are expected to maintain positive customer relationships at all times and adhere to the following customer service standards. All Contractors must ensure that the Contractor’s employees, subcontractors, and subcontractor’s employees shall treat each customer with dignity and respect.  Recognizing that customers may not be knowledgeable about weatherization projects and the equipment being installed in their homes, the Contractor shall ensure customers are knowledgeable about the new systems that will be, or has been, installed in their home.  Contractors must communicate with customers regarding construction strategy, activities, and work schedule.  Contractors must maintain a work environment that minimizes inconvenience to the household.  Contractors must educate customers as to how the proper use and care of the products and materials installed can help them save energy and money, the ways in which customers can maintain and extend the life of any installed products, the use and care of any customer adjustable products.  Contractors must provide product warranties and documentation to the household and assist owner with processing warranty cards and/or online registration, review Owners Guide and provide a copy to the owner, and provide guidance on proper operation and maintenance and instruct the owner or the operator how to start, stop and adjust any settings. Any customer complaints received by the County will be maintained by the Weatherization Program and attached to the Contractor’s contract file. The County will review complaints and determine appropriate action including but not limited to withholding award of work orders. CONTRACTOR DEBARMENT AND CCB LICENSURE When/if a contractor becomes disqualified from performing public work projects the contractor is required to: Immediately stop all associated County work activity; and Notify the County Weatherization unit of disqualification / debarment, where the receipt of the notification from the contractor is received by the County Weatherization unit within one (1) business day. The US General Services Administration identifies contractors that are debarred, while the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) identifies contractor’s license status, such as Active, or Suspended.  CCB Licensing / Endorsements /Disqualification Oregon law requires anyone who works for compensation in any construction activity involving improvements to real property to be licensed with the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB). This includes roofing, siding, painting, carpentry, concrete, on-site appliance repair, heating and air conditioning, home inspections, tree service, plumbing, electrical, floor covering, manufactured dwelling installation, land development, and most other construction and repair services.  The CCB requires that all contractor license status be in “Active” status to submit bids and to start/complete work. A contractor becomes disqualified to perform work when their status becomes other than “Active.” Other status levels are: expired, suspended, not active/cross referenced, inactive sabbatical, voluntary terminated, revoked.  When a status becomes other than “Active” where that status is not a voluntary action by the contractor, the contractor will lose the ability to be awarded future work orders under this ITB for: The 1st offense during the length of the executed contact – thirty (30) days; The 2nd offense during the length of the executed contract - six (6) months; and/or through the life of any resulting contract The 3rd offense during the length of the executed contract - the life of any resulting contract Special Certifications/Licenses/Endorsements In addition to a CCB license, by law individuals or businesses performing specific work may be required to have special individual or business certifications, licenses, and /or endorsements.  The new licensing endorsement system distinguishes between residential contractors and commercial contractors. Some contractors may be required to have a dual endorsement.  See:https://www.oregon.gov/ccb/Pages/index.aspx Excluded Entities [Previously known as Excluded Parties List System (EPLS)] Multnomah County will incorporate the standards held by the US General Services Administration regarding contractor debarment. When a contractor becomes “Debarred”** the contractor will lose the ability to be awarded future work orders under this ITB throughout the life of the procurement and resulting contract. System for Award Management (SAM) The System for Award Management (SAM) is a Federal Government owned and operated free web site that consolidates the capabilities in CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS. electronic, web based system that identifies those parties excluded from receiving federal contracts, certain subcontracts, and certain types of federal financial and non-financial assistance and benefits. The EPLS keeps the user community aware of administrative and statutory exclusions across the entire government, suspected terrorists, and individuals barred from entering the United States. Users are able to search, view, and download both current and archived exclusions.  Exclusion Ineligible (Proceedings Pending) Ineligible (Proceedings Completed) Prohibition/Restriction Voluntary Exclusion Cause  Debarment by an agency pursuant to FAR 9.406-2, GPO Instructions 110.11A, or PS Publication 41, for one or more of the following causes (a) conviction of or civil judgment for fraud violation of antitrust laws, embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, false statements, or other offenses indicating a lack of business integrity; (b) violation of the terms of a Government contract, such as a willful failure to perform in accordance with its terms or a history of failure to perform; or (c) any other cause of a serious and compelling nature affecting responsibility. (See Code N-Debarment pursuant to FAR 9.406 2(b)(2) Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988.)  Contractors are excluded from receiving contracts, and agencies shall not solicit offers from, award contracts to renew or otherwise extend the duration of current contracts, or consent to subcontracts with these contractors, unless the acquiring agency's head or a designee determines that there is a compelling reason for such action. Government prime contractors, when required by the terms of their contract, shall not enter into any subcontract equal to or in excess of $25,000 with a contractor that is debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment, unless there is a compelling reason to do so. Debarments are for a specified term as determined by the debarring agency and as indicated in the listing.  See: https://www.sam.gov/SAM/ COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW Contractor shall comply with all federal, state, and local laws applicable to the work under this Contract, and all regulations and administrative rules established pursuant to those laws, including, without limitation, the following laws. Failure to comply with this paragraph shall be a breach of this Contract. 1.    Contractor shall make payment promptly, as due, to all persons supplying Contractor labor or material for work under this Contract; pay all contributions or amounts due the Industrial Accident Fund from Contractor or any subcontractor incurred in the performance of the Contract; not permit any lien or claim to be filed or prosecuted against the state, county, school district, municipality, municipal corporation or subdivision thereof, on account of any labor or material furnished; and pay to the Department of Revenue all sums withheld from employees pursuant to ORS 316.167. ORS 279.312 ORS 279B220 2.    If Contractor fails, neglects or refuses to make prompt payment of any claim for labor or services furnished to Contractor or a subcontractor by any person in connection with this Contract as such claim becomes due, County may pay such claim to the person furnishing the labor or services and charge the amount of the payment against funds due or to become due Contractor by reason of this Contract. The payment of a claim under this section shall not relieve Contractor or Contractor’s surety from any obligation with respect to any unpaid claims. ORS 279.314 ORS 279B220 3.    Contractor shall not employ any person for more than ten (10) hours in any one (1) day, or 40 hours in any one (1) week, except in cases of necessity, emergency, or where the public policy absolutely requires it, and in such cases, except in cases of Contracts for personal services as defined in ORS 279.051, the laborer shall be paid at least time and a half pay: 1.    For all overtime in excess of eight (8) hours a day or 40 hours in any one (1) week when the work week is five (5) consecutive days, Monday through Friday; and  2.    For all overtime in excess of ten (10) hours a day or 40 hours in any one (1) week when the work week is four (4) consecutive days, Monday through Friday; and 3.    For work performed on Saturday and on any legal holiday specified in any applicable collective bargaining agreement or in ORS 279.334 (1)(a)(C)(ii) to (vii).  4.    The requirement to pay at least time and a half for all overtime worked in excess of 40 hours in any one (1) week, shall not apply to individuals who are excluded under ORS 653.010 to 653.261 or under 29 U.S.C. section 201 to 209 from receiving overtime. ORS 279.316, ORS 279.334 (8). ORS 279B020, ORS279B.235. 5.    Contractor shall promptly, as due, make payment to any person, co-partnership, association or corporation furnishing medical, surgical and hospital care or other needed care and attention incident to sickness or injury to the employees of such Contractor, of all sums which the Contractor agrees to pay for such services and all moneys and sums which the Contractor collected or deducted from the wages of employees pursuant to any law, contract or agreement for the purpose of providing or paying for such service. All employers working under this Contract are subject employers that will comply with ORS 656.017. ORS 279.320 ORS 279B.230 Contractor shall maintain in effect all licenses, permits and certifications required for the performance of the work. Contractor shall notify County immediately if any license, permit, or certification required for performance of this Contract ceases to be in effect for any reason. CONTRACTOR'S RESPONSIBILITY It is understood that the specifications and other contract documents do not purport to control the manner of performing the work, but only the requirements as to the completed work or product standard(s). The contractor assumes the entire responsibility for the manner of performing the work. Suggestions as to the manner included in the contract documents shall be deemed advisory only and the feasibility of such methods or the lack thereof, shall not affect the contractor's liability, or status as an independent contractor under this contract. In the performance of work under this contract, trade-related contractors are to include the cost of all small incidental materials and supplies in their invoiced miscellaneous materials rate (see line item 1 in Event Items Tab). These incidental supplies and materials include such items as fasteners, adhesives, hardware and other small expense items which are difficult to track or bill through any other process. OREGON REVISED STATUTES INCORPORATED The provisions of Oregon Revised Statutes 279.310 through 279.430, Public Contracts, as applicable are incorporated herein by reference. Any bidder accepting a purchase order from County and/or executing a Contract with County for the delivery of materials and/or services agrees to comply with said provisions. INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATIVE PURCHASING Other public agencies may establish contracts or price agreements directly with the awarded Contractor under the terms, conditions and prices of the original contract as established from this ITB, pursuant to ORS 279A.215 and Multnomah County's Public Contracting Review Board procurement rules. Any such purchases shall be between the Contractor and the participating public agency and shall not impact the Contractor’s obligation to Multnomah County. Any estimated purchase volumes listed herein do not include other public agencies and Multnomah County makes no guarantee as to their participation. Any proposer, by written notification included with their solicitation response, may accept or decline to extend the prices and terms of this solicitation to other public agencies (see Buyer Attachment A).

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