Form No. SPEC-230A
City of Tacoma
Finance Department - Purchasing Division
Office and Ancillary Furniture
Specification No. CT09-0355F
QUESTIONS and ANSWERS
All interested parties had the opportunity to submit questions in writing to Marie Holm, 253-502-
8139, by 5:00 p.m., September 11, 2009. The answers to the questions received are provided
below and posted to the City’s website at www.TacomaPurchasing.org. This information IS
NOT considered an addendum. Respondents should consider this information when submitting
Question 1: Do you have an example of a typical for the furniture configuration or
specifications on workstation size and shape?
We don't have one typical configuration or standard size for cubicles. The size
and shape depends on the department and also the employees' needs, so there
is not an absolute standard that we adhere to. However a common configuration
and size we have used in the past is 120sf.
Question 2: Are you currently receiving administrative fees and if so what does that look
like? Is it a percent or a flat rate? What is it?
Yes, we currently receive 1% administrative fee paid by the Contractor for
dollars being spent by other public entities through an interlocal agreement with
the City of Tacoma.
Question 3: What are your current early payment terms?
We have three contracts and one of the contracts is 2%, Net 30, the others are
Question 4: What is your current discount off manufacture list pricing and what products are
you currently buying on that contract?
The discounts range from 49% to 72%. We have three contracts for Herman
Miller Ethospace and Prospects, Steel Case 9000 and Answer Series and
Question 5: What do you anticipate your initial order to be?
There is no specific date. This contract is a convenience contract.
Question 6: Will you provide finish requirements for the