school Hutto ISD
IFCB Posted : Sep 10, 2020
Bid Deadline : Thursday, Oct 22, 2020

Questions Due By : Sunday, Sep 20, 2020
Applicant Address : Hutto, TX 78634
IFCB ID : 210000563

IFCB Requirements :

·         All Questions and Bids must be submitted using the on-line IFCB system. If the IFCB system is down before the deadline, please email your bid to info@crwconsulting.com or fax it to 918.445.0049. Bids or questions submitted in this fashion will be disqualified if the on-line system is active at the time of submission.

 

·         Bidder must agree to participate in USF Program (AKA “E-rate”) for the corresponding funding year.

 

·         Please include the correct Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN) on your bid.

 

·         By submitting a bid, bidder certifies that the bidder does have a valid (non-red light status) SPIN for the E-rate program at the time of submission. Should the Applicant discover that the bidder is on red light status, or if the FCC classifies the bidder as on red-light status before work is performed and invoices are paid, the contract will be null and void and the applicant will have no payment obligations to the bidder.

 

·         Bidder is expected to provide the lowest corresponding price per E-rate rules.  See http://www.usac.org/sl/service-providers/step02/lowest-corresponding-price.aspx for details.

 

·         Contracts must not prohibit SPIN changes.

 

·         Bidder must agree to provide the Applicant the choice of discount methods (SPI or BEAR).

 

·         Bidder will be automatically disqualified if the District determines that the bidding company has offered any employee of the District any individual gift of more than $20 or gifts totaling more than $50 within a 12 month period.

 

·         All contracts awarded will be contingent upon E-rate funding and final board approval.  The applicant may choose to do all or part of the project upon funding notification.

 

·         All contracts awarded under this IFCB bidding process may be voluntarily renewed by the applicant, upon written notice to the provider, for five consecutive one year terms. Please include this language in your final contract.

 

·         All applicable fees, surcharges, and taxes must be identified on the bid or your bid will be disqualified. E-rate rules require the applicants to evaluate the price of eligible goods and services that will be listed on the 471 application during the competitive bidding process. If the applicant discovers that fees, taxes or surcharges apply but are not listed on the bid (after the time of bid awards) those charges will be the responsibility of the bidding company.

 

·         E-rate rules require applicants to evaluate the cost of eligible goods and services and to cost-allocate out the amount for ineligible services from their funding request. If your company will be bidding internet access service, please identify the amount to be cost-allocated out for the ineligible services – email service, web hosting, content filtering, or other bundled ineligible services.

 

·         INTERNET ACCESS DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR: Any and all installation charges must be identified on your bid. If you submit a bid indicating that installation charges may apply without listing those charges, we will consider your bid incomplete and disqualify your bid.

·         LEASED LIT FIBER DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR: Any and all installation charges must be identified on your bid. If you submit a bid indicating that installation charges may apply without listing those charges, we will consider your bid incomplete and disqualify your bid.

·         LEASED LIT FIBER DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR: Vendors must bid all connections. If vendors submit a bid missing any connection, we will consider your bid incomplete and disqualify your bid.


Services and Equipment Requested :

UPDATE 10/07/20: The bid opening time and date have changed to 11/11/2020 at 2:15pm at Hutto ISD 200 College St. Hutto, TX 78634.

UPDATE 9/28/2020: The WAN request on this IFCB has been cancelled. A new 470 and IFCB 210000897 is now posted and active.


UPDATE 9/23/2020  WAN CONNECTIONS - THE HUB WAS PREVIOUSLY LISTED INCORRECTLY. IT SHOULD BE 305 E LIVE OAK, HUTTO. IT HAS BEEN CORRECTED BELOW.

Category One

 

Internet Access – Applicant currently has 2Gb and is requesting bids for 3Gb, 4Gb, and 5Gb bandwidths. School district is requesting a multi-year scalable contract that provides the option to increase bandwidth during the term of the contract.  The terminating address for this circuit is 101 FM 685, Hutto, TX 78634; (512)759.  E-rate rules require applicants to evaluate the cost of eligible goods and services, and to cost-allocate out the amount for ineligible services from their funding request.  If your company will be bidding internet access service, please identify the amount to be cost-allocated out for the ineligible services – email service, web hosting, content filtering, or other bundled ineligible services. 

NOTE: Per USAC’s current guidance about applying for Internet access this applicant is checking the Leased Lit Fiber, Internet Access: ISP Service only and Internet Access and Transport Bundled.

INTERNET ACCESS DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR: Any and all installation charges must be identified on your bid. If you submit a bid indicating that installation charges may apply without listing those charges, we will consider your bid incomplete and disqualify your bid.

Internet Access –2Gb bandwidth, applicant is requesting month-to-month pricing, instead of contract pricing. The terminating address for this circuit is 305 E. Live Oak, Hutto, TX 78634; (512)759.  E-rate rules require applicants to evaluate the cost of eligible goods and services, and to cost-allocate out the amount for ineligible services from their funding request.  If your company will be bidding internet access service, please identify the amount to be cost-allocated out for the ineligible services – email service, web hosting, content filtering, or other bundled ineligible services. 

NOTE: Per USAC’s current guidance about applying for Internet access this applicant is checking the Leased Lit Fiber, Internet Access: ISP Service only and Internet Access and Transport Bundled.

INTERNET ACCESS DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR: Any and all installation charges must be identified on your bid. If you submit a bid indicating that installation charges may apply without listing those charges, we will consider your bid incomplete and disqualify your bid.

Leased Lit Fiber- 7 x 10Gb connections running from the NOC located at 305 E Live Oak St, Hutto TX 78634 to the following locations;  Applicant is requesting month-to-month pricing instead of contract pricing.

 

·         800 Haybarn Lane., Hutto

·         4035 FM 1660, Hutto

·         225 Swindoll Lane, Hutto

·         1005 Exchange Blvd, Hutto

·         555 Limmer Loop, Round Rock

·         100 Mager Lane, Hutto

 

LEASED LIT FIBER DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR: Any and all installation charges must be identified on your bid. If you submit a bid indicating that installation charges may apply without listing those charges, we will consider your bid incomplete and disqualify your bid.

LEASED LIT FIBER DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR: Vendors must bid all connections. If vendors submit a bid missing any connection, we will consider your bid incomplete and disqualify your bid.

 

 

Questions Received with Applicant Answers   ( Ask Questions? )




Will Hutto ISD accept bids for 36 month (annual renewable) for the leased lit fiber (7 locations) or 305 Live Oak locations?

Answer:

The requested lit fiber connections are to provide us connectivity until our Leased Dark Fiber project is funded and installed. We’re hoping that will happen soon and we can start the construction process on the LDF in the next few months. Therefore, a month-to-month type contract is what we are needing (or a one year term with no early cancellation fees as the LDF connections come online).