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Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and Related Equipment.

Tenders are invited for Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and Related Equipment

Bid Specifications/ Self Contained Breathing Apparatus:

General Requirements This bid specification establishes minimum requirements for open circuit self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The SCBA shall consist of the following major components: full facepiece assembly, a removable, facepiece-mounted positive pressure breathing regulator with air-saver switch, automatic dual path redundant pressure reducing regulator, end-of-service time indicators, harness and backframe assembly for supporting the equipment on the wearer, shoulder strap mounted and remote gauge indicating cylinder pressure, a rapid intervention crew universal air connection (RIC/UAC, and cylinder and valve assembly for storing breathing air under pressure. The successful bidder agrees to provide, at their own expense, a factory trained instructor for such time as the respirator user shall require instruction in the operation and maintenance of the respirator. Any exceptions to these specifications shall be detailed in a separate sheet titled Exceptions to Specifications . Failure to do so will disqualify the bidder. The successful bidder must be a sales distributor, authorized by the manufacturer, to sell the equipment specified herein. A signed document from the manufacturer confirming this must be included within the bid documents. The SCBA shall maintain all NIOSH standards with cylinders. The components of all the final SCBA and cylinder shall meet or exceed the 2013 Edition of NFPA 1981 and 1982 Standards.

Bid Components

The bidder shall provide separate pricing for the following items per specifications


a) Pricing per unit for forty (40) SCBA (5.5 psi SCOTT X3 or equivalent with

integrated PASS, pack tracker and EBSS); and, each unit must include one HT facepiece

and two (5.5) 45 minute cylinders.

b) Pricing per unit for additional SCBA cylinders only per specifications herein

c) Pricing per unit for additional facepieces only per specifications herein


a) Approvals

The SCBA shall be approved to NIOSH 42 CFR, Part 84 for chemical, biological,

radiological and nuclear protection (CBRN)

The SCBA shall be compliant to the NFPA 1981 2013 Standard, for SCBA

The SCBA shall be compliant to the NFPA 1982 2013 Standard, for PASS device

All electric components shall be approved for Intrinsic Safety under UL 913 Class

I, Groups C and D, Class II, Groups E, F and G

b) Facepiece

The facepiece shall have a large diameter inlet serving as the female half of a 1/4

turn coupling which mates with the positive pressure breathing regulator

The facepiece shall be approved for use with multiple respiratory applications to

enable the same uses to switch from one application to another without the use of tools

and without doffing the facepiece

The full facepiece assembly shall fit persons of varying facial shapes and sizes with


Major organization : TOWN OF NORTH PROVIDENCE

Address : 2000 Smith St.,

North Providence,

Rhode Island 02911

Country :United States

Notice type : Tender Notice

Open date : 2015-11-18

Tender documents : T30167371.pdf

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