Cullman County Public Library System

200 Clark Street NE, Cullman, AL 35055-2913

Bookmobile Specifications

NOTE: ALTERNATE PROPOSALS TO THE FOLLOWING WILL BE ALLOWED, INCLUDING LATE MODEL USED VEHICLES WITH LOW MILEAGE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION OR STOCK UNITS ALREADY AVAILABLE ON VENDORS LOT AT DISCOUNTED PRICING. IF THE VENDOR PROVIDES ALTERNATES, ALL COMPONENTS MUST MEET MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE REQUIREMENTS COMMONLY FOUND ON THE ALTERNATE VEHICLE OR BETTER. IT IS THE VENDOR'S RESPONSIBILITY TO DEMONSTRATE ADEQUACIES OF ANY ALTERNATES BEFORE ACCEPTANCE OF CONTRACT. ALTERNATE BIDS MUST CLEARLY DELINEATE DIFFERENCES FROM SPECIFIED COMPONENTS.

Basic Specifications

Headroom - 84” minimum

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Exterior Width - 96” minimum

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Interior Width - 90” minimum

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Overall Length - 26’ minimum

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Overall Height - Approx. 11’ including standard rooftop air conditioners

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Load Space Length - 17’ minimum

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G.V.W.R. - 14,050 lbs.

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Wheelbase - 176”

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Volume Capacity - 2,000 minimum (will be determined by final layout)

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General Specifications: Will meet all applicable parts of the National Bookmobile Guidelines, Federal Department of Transportation regulations, other governmental safety and operation guidelines and any requirements set by the State of Alabama.

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Chassis & Body Specifications - Diesel fuel - Commercial Chassis:

Alternator 130 amp

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Air conditioning Cab

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Air filter Paper element dry

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Axle, front - 4,600 lb. twin I-beam & gas shock

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Axle, rear - 9,450 lb. full floating; 4.10 rear axle ratio

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Battery - Dual 12-volt, 75 amp, 750 cold cranking amps each @ 0 degrees F. Separate battery for generator shall be provided. Jump switch shall be provided.

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Brakes Heavy duty power disc brakes; Anti-lock Braking System

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Chassis Make Ford, GMC, Freightliner, Navistar or equivalent

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Chassis Type Ford Commercial Super-Duty cutaway or similar

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Electrical & Cooling Heavy duty, increased capacity

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Engine - 7.3 L (444) V-8 Turbo powered diesel engine, 265 HP @ 4250 RPM, 410 Torque (lb. ft.) @ 2750 RPM or similar

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Exhaust System - Aluminized steel

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Fuel tank - 55 gallon capacity

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Gauges - Voltmeter, temperature, oil

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Glass - Tinted

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Headlamps - Single rectangular halogen

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Heater & Defroster - Cab

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Horn - Single note electric

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Lighter Cigarette

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Oil Filter - Disposable

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Parking Brake - Transmission mounted drum

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Radio - AM/FM/Stereo/Compact Disc

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Rustproofing - Ziebart or equivalent

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Shocks - Front and rear

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Springs - Front: 4,600 lbs., coil; Rear: 9,450 lbs., single stage multi-leaf Stabilizing Bar Front

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Tires - Six (6) LT225/75Rx16E all-season steel-belted radial tires, dual rear

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Transmission 4-speed electronic automatic with overdrive and auxiliary oil cooler

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Wheels - Six (6) 6.0K 8-hole steel wheels, dual rear

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Windshield - Tinted safety glass

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Wipers - 2-speed electric and coordinated, washer, intermittent

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Body Specifications:

Bumpers - Full width

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Door (Patron) - At least one curbside patron door, approximately 36” wide x 72” high with tinted windows in both upper and lower sections; vinyl laminate interior; stepwell shall be provided. Bargman paddle latch-type door hardware.

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Door (Service) - Appropriate rear doors for Ricon wheelchair lift (no substitution) to facilitate loading/unloading of unit and for taking mobile book carts into institutional facilities. Securements will be provided for book carts. Door shall include Kason deadbolt hardware with key lock/s.

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Floor - 1-1/8” laminated tongue and groove plywood flat floor.

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Front Full width Aerocap over extension, fiberglass, with aero-dynamic corners. Glued and riveted to body. Luan liner with automotive grade fabric. Full opening in bulkhead wall behind driver’s/passenger’s seats.

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Graphics and Lettering - Full-color graphics artwork will be provided by library. Allow $4,000 for graphics and lettering printing and installation.

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Insulation - All sidewalls and roof shall have a 2” foam insulation.

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Lights - FMVSS 108 compliance

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Mirrors - Bright Recreational or equivalent mirrors; convex mirror

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Mud Guards Front and rear

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Rear Frame - All aluminum welded frame

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Roof - .040 Aluminum roof, reinforced area for any roof-mounted components.

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Sides - Pre-painted white smooth .040 aluminum

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Understructure - Aluma-Frame all welded superstructure; welded rafters on 16” centers. Heavy duty 13-gauge steel floor frame on 16” centers.

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Upfitting Specifications:

Air conditioning - Two 13,500 BTU Coleman or equivalent air conditioners with 5,600 BTU heat strip shall be properly installed per manufacturer’s instructions.

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Audio/Visual Clock and back-up alarm.

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12 volt cellular outlet in driver’s area.

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CAT5 cabling shall be provided at staff desk and patron workstation.

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A 50-ft data line shall be provided to connect the bookmobile to the library computer.

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Bulletin Boards - Fabric-covered bulletin boards shall be provided above entrance door, and other locations to be determined.

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Ceiling & Walls - Marlite FRP laminated to luan or equal, seamless on ceiling. If seams are necessary on walls, they shall be sealed and finished.

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Desks - One 3/4” birch plywood desk with keyboard tray. Formica or equal tops, drawers and cabinets with marine latches. Final layout to be determined upon award of bid. One patron workstation shall be provided at a location to be determined. This may possibly be part of the regular service desk. If a second curbside entrance/exit is provided, an additional service desk will likely be needed.

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Electrical Service Power panel with breaker on each circuit.

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Wiring - corra-clad, isolated ground all wall outlets, GFCI. Wire nut connectors properly secured. No split bolt connectors. Wiring secured at 18” intervals. All wire 12 gauge or higher. Generator control switch. Two GFCI, 110-volt outlets at staff desk. Any exterior wiring must be sealed appropriately to eliminate damage from sunlight or elements.

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Computer Stations - At each of the 2 locations designated for installation of computers, vendor shall provide sufficient GFCI outlets, desk grommets, CAT-5 cabling as elsewhere described, keyboard trays, bulletin boards, and ample access to wiring.

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Electrical Shoreline - 25-foot 110-volt cable, one continuous length. Interior shoreline switch. Protected under vehicle by split loom underbody storage compartment. Must have electrical outlets to accommodate equipment at both desk areas.

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Battery charger/converter - Magnetek 45 amp or equal shall be provided. Automatic transfer switch shall be provided.

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Floor Covering Durable commercial grade vinyl tile in colors/pattern to be selected by customer.

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Generator - One Onan diesel generator of appropriate kilowattage to meet electrical needs of unit or equivalent. Consult with library on electrical needs. Must include critical silencer, residential silencer unacceptable. Generator compartment lowered to minimize intrusion but high enough to avoid road bumps – ground clearance of 12” required. Inside control panel with start/stop switch. Hold open for door, stainless steel. Lockable compartment door. Hour meter. Battery condition meter. 12-volt battery power, 625 CCA. Fuel from main tank. Generator must be delivered with appropriate supply of fluids contained. Generator MUST be contained on a pull-out tray for ease of service/maintenance.

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Handrails Stainless steel handrails shall be provided on interior (2) and exterior (1) of entrance door.

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Heat - One forced air heater shall be provided.

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Lighting - Four 12-volt dome lights. Two continuous rows of 110-volt fluorescent lights, double tube. Exterior 12-volt “Scene” lights to be provided on 3 sides of vehicle (left, right, rear). Scene lights to be controlled from service desk.

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Safety Equipment - Fire extinguisher, triangle reflector kit and first aid kit and battery-operated clock to be provided. Standard NOAA Weather Radio with exterior antenna shall be provided and installed at or near the service desk.

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Seating -

Driver’s and passenger’s seat should be high-backed and adjustable with shoulder belts. Seats should be covered in gray OEM fabric. NOTE: Seats do not swivel to desk. Armrests shall be provided on seats.

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Staff bench seat to be provided at service desk with appropriate safety belts. Bench seat or steno chair to be provided at patron workstation, necessary securements to be provided, covered in fabric of customer’s choice, minimum 16 ounce. Storage shall be provided under bench seats, with a lift-up top. Exact interior layout will be determined upon award of bid.

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Satellite System - One (1) MotoSat DataStorm or equivalent, two-way, broadband, Roof-mounted satellite data system shall be provided and installed. System shall include all control hardware and software required to integrate with the Library’s anticipated on-board computer system (to be installed by the library post-delivery). System shall also include complete system configuration for use with the library’s information system. System shall stow on the bookmobile roof and automatically search and lock on the associated satellite. System shall include a safety interlock feature to automatically stow the antenna upon putting the vehicle into gear or if the unit experiences unsafe wind loads. Vendor will have SPIN number and accommodate library E-rate/Universal Service and/or other guidelines.

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Shelving/Woodworking - Acore or equal aluminum shelving, exact layout to be determined. Must provide a minimum of six storage drawers. Brochure or pamphlet racks, customized to the needs of CCPLS staff, shall be provided, along with a 10-tier magazine rack. Will include four rolling wall-hugger type book-carts which shall affix into the regular system with securements.

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Steps (Patron) - Electric step mechanism shall be provided below entrance door, Kwikee or equivalent. Step shall be 30” wide tread area with positive non-skid surface.

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Storage (Interior) - Storage shall be determined upon award. A minimum of a coat storage area/closet with a fixed top shelf and solid brass hooks; overhead cabinets or undercounter cabinets or drawers where space allows. Small refrigerator or 12 volt drink cooler shall be provided in a concealed space and appropriately wired into electrical system.

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Warranty

Chassis - 5 years/100,000 miles on certain components w/$100 deductible after 3 years/36,000 miles; Body - 5 years limited warranty; Upfitting/Conversion – 5 years; Generator – 2 years; Rooftop Air Conditioner – 1 year; Other components as specified by manufacturer at least 1 year. Warranties will begin upon full acceptance delivery of bookmobile to library. Vendor must submit to manufacturer a Delay of Warranty Start Form.

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Inspection - Two inspections by library staff shall be included at the vendor's expense. Expenses to include mileage, room and meals. One inspection trip shall take place before production begins. The second trip will take place prior to delivery.

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Delivery To library - Training for staff, bumper to bumper minimum of ½ day. State delivery time/terms. Timing of delivery will affect decisions on the awarding of the bid.

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OPTIONS: Provide prices on the following items/services as options:

1. Awning - 14-16 foot retractable awning installed on the right side of the vehicle.

2. Side slide tinted Window w/screen and shades or blinds at or near service desk.

3. Backing camera and monitor, installed.

4. Chrome Wheel simulators

5. Chrome running boards

6. Microwave oven installed in closet

7. Musical horn

9. Trimark door hardware on patron door instead of Bargman paddle-type hardware.

10. Panic bar-type hardware on patron door instead of Bargman paddle-type hardware.

11. Computers - Two (2) computers with related peripherals mounted, and configured to work with the satellite Internet system as well as with the Library's automation system. Each computer/peripherals shall meet the following minimum specifications:

- Intel Celeron Processor, 2.0 GHz, 128K

- Cache

- 512 MB DDR Non-ECC SCRAM (1DIMM)

- PS/2 Entry Quiet Keyboard

- 15" Flat Panel Display

- 20 GB ATA/100 Hard Drive (7200 RPM)

- 1.44 MB 3.5" Floppy Drive

- Windows EX

- Logitech Optical 2 button mouse

- 40X Max CDRW

- Sound

- McAfee VirusScan 6.01

- Handheld Scanner (Alpha-22, Zebex Industries, Inc.)

- Printer (Model iDP3540 at staff station, standard laser jet at public station).