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05/2010 THRU 11/2014

For further information contact the Contract Management Team at (512) 463-3034 or e-mail at tpass_cmo@cpa.state.tx.us

Section 1 - Special Instructions and Conditions


      The contract is established by School Bus type as outlined in Texas Department
      of Public Safety (TXDPS) Specification 2009.  The TXDPS specification can be
      accessed at the link isted below:

      2013 Texas School Bus Specifications

      Customers are to issue their internal purchase orders form which must
      reference Contract No. 071-M1 to be eligible for Contract pricing.

      For State Agency Use - Purchase Category Code:  C

      The Contractor agrees not to ship any materials until issuance of a Purchase Order by the
      authorized ordering entity (State Agency, Higher Education, or Cooperative members).


     Longhorn Bus Sales Price List

     Rush Truck Center Price List

     Thomas Bus Gulf Coast Price List


      Payee ID No.:  17600297463
      Company Name  Longhorn Bus Sales
      Address  6921 Homestead Road
      Houston, Texas 77028
      Contact:  Robert Lofgen
      Phone:    713-631-9306
      Fax:      713-631-4634
      E-mail: rlofgren@lhb-tx.com

      Payee ID No.:  17427862648
      Company Name  Rush Bus Centers
      Address  P.O. Box 34630
      San Antonio, Texas 78265-4630
      Contact: Lee Banks
      Phone:   830-626-5995
      Fax:     830-626-5996
      E-mail: banksl@rushenterprises.com

      Payee ID No.:  17606303661
      Company Name  Thomas Bus Gulf Coast, G.P.
      Address  8806 Mississippi
      Houston, Texas 77029
      Contact: Kathy Counseller
      Phone:   713-580-8612
      Fax:     713-580-5699
      E-mail: kathy.counseller@strhouston.com

1.5   TERM OF CONTRACT:  May 18, 2010 thru November 30, 2010
      Renewal Term: December 1, 2010 - November 30, 2011
      Renewal Term:   December 1, 2011 - November 30, 2012
      Renewal Term:   December 1, 2012 - November 30, 2013
      Renewal Term:   December 1, 2013 - November 30, 2014

1.6   DELIVERY: Contact Contractor for Delivery time-frame.

1.7   SHIPPING INFORMATION:  All shipping shall be per mile cost for delivery (refer to contractor
      price sheet for specifics) to locations(s) specified on the purchase order.

1.8   WARRANTY:  Manufacturer's standard warranty apply (Refer to each contract for further details).

1.9   PRICING: All prices shall be firm with no increase for 90 days from the effective date of this contract.

1.10  SUBSTITUTIONS:  During the Contract term, the Contractor shall not substitute a product or brand
      unless the Contractor has obtained prior written approval from the CPA Contract Manager in
      coordination with the Customer.  The Contractor must have written confirmation from the CPA
      Contract Manager of the substitution before making delivery.

1.11  CPA CONTRACT MANAGEMENT:  Questions regarding contract management issues, price changes,
      amendments or other post-award concerns should be directed to:

      TPASS Contract Management Office (TCMO)
      Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA)
      Fax:   (512) 936-0040
      E-mail: tpass_cmo@cpa.state.tx.us

1.12  TPASS CONTACT: Questions concerning technical specifications should be directed to:

      Manuel Perez, CTPM
      Texas Procurement and Support Services
      Phone: (512)  463-2469
      E-mail: manuel.perez@cpa.state.tx.us

1.13  ADDING NEW PRODUCTS TO THE CONTRACT:  Following the contract award, additional products of
      the same general category that could have been encompassed in the award of this contract, and
      that are not already on the contract, may be added.   Customers are encouraged to request
      additional items by contacting the TPASS contract manager.


      The Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA) administers a vendor performance program
      for use by all ordering entities per Texas Government Code, Title 10, Subtitle D, Section
      2155.077. The Vendor Performance and Debarment Program relies on the ordering
      entity's participation in gathering information on vendor performance. Ordering Entities
      shall report vendor performance on purchases over $25,000 from contracts administered
      by the commission or any other purchase over $25,000 made through delegated authority
      granted by CPA (TAC 20.108). Agencies are additionally encouraged to report vendor
      performance on purchases under $25,000.

      Vendor Performance shall be reported through the CPA VENDOR PERFORMANCE TRACKING SYSTEM.
      The purpose of the Vendor Performance Tracking System is to:
      -Identify vendors that have exceptional performance.
      -Aid purchasers in making a best value determination based on vendor past performance.
      -Protect the state from vendors with unethical business practices.
      -Provide performance scores in four measurable categories for the CMBL vendors.
      -Track vendor performance for delegated and exempt purchases.

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