The Shipping Contact is a critical position on the team, as this contact is responsible for handling robot transportation, Bag and Tag, and receiving any items shipped from FIRST to the team (e.g., a replacement part). The Main or Alternate Contact can be assigned to the role of Shipping Contact, or they may invite a separate Shipping Contact via the invitation process in TIMS.

 

Communications:

Receive and read FIRST email blasts, read the FRC Blog and the Team Updates.  Communicate with FIRST on any robot transportation related questions. 

Contact Information:

Provide the Main or Alternate Contact with current contact information for the TIMS, including a valid phone number to enable FIRST contact during vacation times or when the team is traveling.

FedEx Donation

Receive and safeguard any shipping paperwork the team is given because of travel to Championship or because you have been granted a Bag and Tag Exemption.  The FedEx donation can save your team hundreds of dollars on shipping your robot.  Carefully guard the shipping documents.  Use the shipping paperwork as specified in Administrative Manual Chapter 5 Robot Transportation.

NEITHER FIRST NOR FEDEX WILL REPLACE LOST SHIPPING DOCUMENTS.

Kit of Parts (KOP):

If your team opted to pay for your Kit of Parts shipment (i.e., elected the “Team Pays” choice in the TIMS), confer with Main/Alternate Contact to ensure that the shipping address in the TIMS is correct.

If your team wants to pick up the kit, make sure the Main Contact meets the deadline for this TIMS entry.

Designate an adult mentor to pick up the kit at a Kickoff.

If your team wants to designate another team to pick up the kit, make sure the appropriate Surrogate Kit Pickup paperwork is delivered to FIRST by the deadline as indicated on Calendar of Important Deadline Dates at http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/calendar

Robot Transportation

Read Chapter 5 - Robot Transportation in the FRC Team Competition Manual as well as review supplemental instructions as directed in that chapter.

Be familiar with and conform to the following:

*   Bag and Tag Events, requirements and procedures

*   Deadlines and requirements for shipping your robot crate, if you are traveling to Championship or have been granted an Exemption

*   Customs requirements if you travel over a border

*   Other requirements that pertain to your particular team situation

TIMS Team's FedEx, UPS or USPS  Account Number:

Provide the Main or Alternate Contact with a shipping account number for the TIMS.  This could directly impact the missing, defective, or broken parts replacement system for your team. 

Sponsor/school may let team use its shipping account, or obtain a number from the companies’ websites. 

 

3.2.3 Shipping Contact Responsibilities

The Shipping Contact is a critical position on the team, as this contact is responsible for handling robot transportation, Bag and Tag, and receiving any items shipped from FIRST to the team (e.g., a replacement part). The Main or Alternate Contact can be assigned to the role of Shipping Contact, or they may invite a separate Shipping Contact via the invitation process in TIMS.

 

Communications:

Receive and read FIRST email blasts, read the FRC Blog and the Team Updates.  Communicate with FIRST on any robot transportation related questions. 

Contact Information:

Provide the Main or Alternate Contact with current contact information for the TIMS, including a valid phone number to enable FIRST contact during vacation times or when the team is traveling.

FedEx Donation

Receive and safeguard any shipping paperwork the team is given because of travel to Championship or because you have been granted a Bag and Tag Exemption.  The FedEx donation can save your team hundreds of dollars on shipping your robot.  Carefully guard the shipping documents.  Use the shipping paperwork as specified in Administrative Manual Chapter 5 Robot Transportation.

NEITHER FIRST NOR FEDEX WILL REPLACE LOST SHIPPING DOCUMENTS.

Kit of Parts (KOP):

If your team opted to pay for your Kit of Parts shipment (i.e., elected the “Team Pays” choice in the TIMS), confer with Main/Alternate Contact to ensure that the shipping address in the TIMS is correct.

If your team wants to pick up the kit, make sure the Main Contact meets the deadline for this TIMS entry.

Designate an adult mentor to pick up the kit at a Kickoff.

If your team wants to designate another team to pick up the kit, make sure the appropriate Surrogate Kit Pickup paperwork is delivered to FIRST by the deadline as indicated on Calendar of Important Deadline Dates at http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/calendar

Robot Transportation

Read Chapter 5 - Robot Transportation in the FRC Team Competition Manual as well as review supplemental instructions as directed in that chapter.

Be familiar with and conform to the following:

*   Bag and Tag Events, requirements and procedures

*   Deadlines and requirements for shipping your robot crate, if you are traveling to Championship or have been granted an Exemption

*   Customs requirements if you travel over a border

*   Other requirements that pertain to your particular team situation

TIMS Team's FedEx, UPS or USPS  Account Number:

Provide the Main or Alternate Contact with a shipping account number for the TIMS.  This could directly impact the missing, defective, or broken parts replacement system for your team. 

Sponsor/school may let team use its shipping account, or obtain a number from the companies’ websites.