Public Notice of Request for Bids

Jul 18, 2022 | News

Thanks to recent CDBG-CV grant funding from the City of Lewiston, New Beginnings is seeking bids for a new vehicle to purchase for our Transitional Living Program in order to provide safe transportation for youth clients while maintaining social distancing when warranted by COVID-19 response protocols. Purchase must comply with City of Lewiston and Housing and Urban Development/Community Development Block Grant (HUD CDBG) procurement requirements.

The agency is seeking bids/quotes for an at minimum, 8-passenger minivan with AWD, such as a Chrysler Pacifica 4Dr Wagon Touring AWD or similar/comparable.

Bid submission: Please submit bids to Executive Director Chris Bicknell, 134 College Street, Lewiston, ME 04240 (or via FAX 207-795-4080 or email chris@newbeginmaine.org) by 9 AM on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. Bids will be opened and reviewed publicly at 1 PM August 10, 2022 during the agency’s Leadership Team meeting.

Criteria for bid selection: In addition to vehicle price (and Bidder’s ability to offer discounts), selection criteria will include vehicle specifications compared to project need; deliverability/proximity of vehicle to Lewiston Maine; age/mileage/condition of vehicle; warranty/service plan; and availability/timeframe to reciept (purchase must be completed during grant year).