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    Just a ????????? Seagrave makes trucks in the US and Canada. Is there any program guidance concerning using the grant award money for a tanker built in Canada? I've been reading and researching and my next step is to call the rep they appointed to our grant but it's a weekend and i know for a fact some of you fellas will have an answer for me before 4:00 PM today.
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    Also long as it meets NFPA standards, no problems with buying one made in Canada. Or anywhere else for that matter. Those are the only requirements of the program.

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    I was also told it doesn't matter where it comes from, but the grants management specialist also said they like to see several competitive bids. You don't have to go with the low bidder, if you feel there is good reason for choosing the higher priced supplier. If you think you have to have brand X, find something proprietary to that company, and put it in your spec, then noone else will be able to build it to spec.

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    I am not even sure that you have to have bid. Perhaps for apparatus you do, but I know for our grant last year for SCBA....we did not get three bids...
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    You have to solicit bids according to local protocols, or go for 3 which is the federal rule. Unless of course you belong to a purchasing co-op (like HGAC, https://www.hgacbuy.com) in which case all things are pre-bid so you just choose what you want.

    And remember it's solicit 3 bids, you don't have to get 3 back. Most often happens with trucks since most folks stick with one brand for ease of maintenance.

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    Thumbs up Should be okay

    We posted it in the paper soliciting bids and 6 requested the specs, so we should be okay....
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    Thanks...I learned something
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