The Apparatus Architects: How to Create an Effective Bid Review Process


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The Apparatus Architects look at 2009 as the year winds down and the apparatus industry stabilizes.

They review ideas for last minute biding to secure 2007 EPA engines for new vehicles and a variety of multiple unit contracts for large city departments. 

Mike and Tom talk in-depth about reviewing bids for proposed apparatus. The discuss the importance of checking the compliance with all requirements, including: bid and performance bonds, turning radius report, amp load analysis, and much more. Listen to see why the recoomend a spread sheet of major components and a very detailed review of exceptions and clarifications and their impact on unit performance and costing variances.

Please send any apparatus specing or design questions, along with feedback to: podcast@firehouse.com.

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