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SCOPE: Contract for the purchase of Scuba Diving Instruction Services

Purchasing Services
21 N Park St, Ste 6101
Madison, WI 53715-1218
UW-Madison users contact:
Crescent Kringle
(608) 262-5321 FAX (608) 262-4467
  Non-UW-Madison users contact: Vendor Representative
CONTRACT TERM: March 1, 2015, through February 29, 2016, with automatic renewal extensions to February 29, 2018, unless amended, cancelled or rebid.

Diversions Scuba
5504 University Ave
Madison WI 53705
Sales Representative: PHONE # FAX #
Isaac Gomez 608-441-2545 608-441-2663
Ordering/Expediting: 608-441-2545 608-441-2663
Invoice Information: 608-441-2545 608-441-2663
Returns: 608-441-2545 608-441-2663
Supplier Diversity Reporting: 608-441-2545 608-441-2663
Commodity Code 952-90
Federal Employee ID # (FEIN) 39-1845156


Terms: N/30
Invoicing: Invoices shall reflect contract pricing.

Pricing available to: University of Wisconsin System campuses, State of Wisconsin Agencies, Wisconsin Municipalities, Other CIC member institutions or Non-Profit Organizations specifically linked by their mission to the University of Wisconsin Madison.


For locations beyond 60 miles of UW-Madison, travel charges will apply (mileage, lodging and meals as applicable) and minimum class size of 6 required.

Pricing Information: For pricing contact agent at (608) 262-5321 or email (



1         Instruction
Contractor agrees to provide all personnel necessary for safe and effective diving instruction in compliance with the standards and practices set forth by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) for the classes listed below.  Personnel includes:  instructors, assistant instructors, divemasters and shore support.  Contractor shall provide adequate staffing and equipment to accommodate class sizes of a minimum of 2 people, but not more that the limits below. 

** Contractor must be capable of instructing the following classes (others listed below but not here are considered desired):  Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Ice Diving, Drysuit Diver and Divemaster.


Maximum student count per course offering:

                    Open Water Certification**………………………….16

                    Advanced Open Water Certification** ……….……..8 

                    Rescue Diver Certification**……………………..…...8

                    CPR/First-Aid/Oxygen Provider Certification……...12

                    Divemaster Certification**………………………….. ..4

                    Specialty Classes*..……………………………………6


*Includes:  Ice Diving**, Deep Diver, Wreck Diving, night Diving, Equipment Specialist, Navigation, Emergency First Responder (or equivalent), Search & Recovery, Drysuit Diver** and Underwater Photography

Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver and Ice Diving are classes that are scheduled every year.  Other classes are scheduled based on demand from within the club.

2         Equipment
Contractor must be able to transport to dive location and provide all necessary dive gear including masks, fins, snorkels, booties, gloves, regulators, exposure protection, tanks and weights for classes of up to 16 students.  The Hoofer’s Scuba Club does not expect to provide any club owned gear for the purposes of these classes.

3         Pool & Classroom Locations
Hoofer’s Scuba Club will arrange appropriate classroom reservations and pool space via the University. The pool space will almost certainly be arranged to be at the UW Natatorium, and the classroom space will occur in the Memorial Union.   The Contractor must provide access to a suitable Open Water training site for the lake dives portion of the certifications.

4         Instructor Certification
All instructional staff including instructors, assistant instructors and divemasters must have appropriate PADI certification in good standing with teaching status prior to providing service.

5         Air Tank Fills
Contractor must have access to a compressor to fill air tanks or have sufficient supply of tanks to provide air for a full 16 person OW class.  Air quality must meet or exceed compressed gas association grade E standards.  Air quality testing is required at least every six months.  Please provide results of last two tests.

If air will not be provided directly by the Contractor, the Contractor will still be responsible to ensure that air quality standards are maintained. 

6         Open Water Site
Contractor must have access to a suitable location for open water instruction sessions. 

7         Classroom Materials
Contractor must be a source to purchase classroom learning materials in hardcopy and/or electronic (online class or downloadable documents) formats.  The Hoofers Scuba Club and its members may acquire these materials from other sources when it is in their best interests to do so. 

8         Issuing Certifications
           Contractor agrees to process all passing certifications within 5 business days of course completion.

9         Class Schedule        
Below is an a rough outline of when classes typically occur.  Class dates will be determined after the contract is awarded in collaboration between the awarded vendor and the club.  These time frames are for the regular class schedule, specialty course dates will be arranged as needed.  The number of sessions per class may be adjusted based on PADI certification requirements.   All dates for classes must work in conjunction with the UW—Madison academic calendar.  All times are to be determined based on classroom, pool and instructor availablility.  All bids should include a schedule for teaching Open Water, Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver for the Spring 2015, Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 sessions. 


SPRING – 2015 (Spring break March 28 – April 7th, Finals May 10th-16th)
Open Water

                    Class: Late March/Early April (Not to fall on March 28th – April 7th)

                    Pool: Early April

                    Checkout dive: Early/Middle of April (Saturday and Sunday) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Advanced open water

                    Class: Late April/Middle of May

                    Checkout dive: Middle May (Saturday and Sunday) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Rescue Diver

                    Class: Late April/Middle of May

                    Pool: Late April/Middle of May

                    Checkout dive: Middle of May (Saturday and Sunday) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
SUMMER – 2015
Open Water

                    Class:  Middle/Late July

                    Pool:  Late July

                    Checkout dive: Early August (Saturday and Sunday) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Advanced open water

                    Class: Middle of August

                    Checkout dive: Late August (Saturday and Sunday) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Rescue Diver

                    Class: Middle of August

                    Pool: Middle of August

                    Checkout dive: Late August (Saturday and Sunday) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

FALL - 2015
Open Water

                    Class: Middle/Late September

                    Pool: Middle/Late September

                    Checkout dive: Early October (Saturday and Sunday) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Advanced open water

                    Class: Mid October

                    Checkout dive: Mid October (Saturday and Sunday) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Rescue Diver

                    Class: Middle/Late October

                    Pool: Middle/Late October

                    Checkout dive: Late October (Saturday and Sunday) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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