school Blackwell Public Schools
IFCB Posted : Nov 2, 2020
Bid Deadline : Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020

Questions Due By : Friday, Nov 20, 2020
Applicant Address : Blackwell, OK 74631
IFCB ID : 210003102

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.  This does not apply to the recent FCC exemptions of the Gift Rule for the COVID pandemic.

·         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.

 

·         The winning vendor will be required to complete the USAC approved Item 21 template for the project within 7 working days after notification that the vendor has won the bid.

·         DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR INTERNAL CONNECTIONS: Vendors must complete and include the C2 Cover Page with their bid. Bids received without the cover page will be disqualified.

 

·         DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR INTERNAL CONNECTIONS: It will be the bidder’s responsibility to provide documentation about the compatibility requirements listed in this IFCB. Vendors that submit bids without documentation demonstrating the required compatibility listed in this IFCB will have their bids disqualified, unless that vendor has bid the preferred make/model number listed.

 

·         DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR INTERNAL CONNECTIONS: Vendors who wish to bid on Internal Connections must attend one of two mandatory site visits. Vendors who submit a bid but have not attended a meeting will be disqualified.

 

·         DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR INTERNAL CONNECTIONS:  Bids from companies that include equipment barred by the Federal Communications Commission due to national security risks (such as ZTE or Huawei) will be disqualified.

 

·         DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR INTERNAL CONNECTIONS: Service providers are required to bid an entire project/upgrade.  Bids for individual components of a project/upgrade will be disqualified.

·         DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR INTERNAL CONNECTIONS:  Applicant will not accept bids for refurbished equipment. Any bids containing refurbished equipment will be disqualified.

 

·         DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR INTERNAL CONNECTIONS: Bids that include equipment that was manufactured for use outside of the United States will be disqualified.

 

·         DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR BMIC: Vendors must complete and include the C2 Cover Page with their bid. Bids received without the cover page will be disqualified.

 

·         DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR BMIC: Service providers are required to bid the entire hardware project/upgrade.  Bids for individual components of the project/upgrade will be disqualified.

 

·         DISQUALIFICATION BMIC - Maintenance bids listing only an hourly rate and not a monthly or annual total will be disqualified.  Vendors quoting an hourly rate are required to also a) confirm that you have the ability/expertise to maintain all of the equipment listed and b) propose a number of hours at a particular rate monthly to properly maintain the entire list of equipment.  Bids that contain only hourly rates, without confirmation that the company can service the list of equipment, or without a monthly total will be disqualified.

 

·         DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR MIBS: Service providers are required to bid the entire hardware project/upgrade.  Bids for individual components of the project/upgrade will be disqualified.

 

·         DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR MIBS: Vendors must complete and include the C2 Cover Page with their bid. Bids received without the cover page will be disqualified.

 


Services and Equipment Requested :

CATEGORY TWO


MANDATORY SITE VISIT

Vendors wishing to bid on Category Two Internal Connections must attend one of two mandatory site visits on either November 12th or November 19th.  Vendors should report to the Central Office at 201 East Blackwell at 9:00AM and ask for Mr. Haskins.  All vendors must wear a mask in school buildings.  Bids from vendors who did not attend a mandatory site visit will be disqualified.

INTERNAL CONNECTIONS

Vendors should include service level, certifications, qualifications, any previous K-12 experience in their proposal.  Vendors should also include their proximity to the district and their response time in their proposal.  Please include installation and full configuration costs. 

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Antennas, Connectors and Related Components

20

Dell 10GB SR fiber modules or functional equivalent

Cabling

5

Cat6 network drops

Firewall Service and Components

1

Watchguard or functional equivalent

Switches

6

Dell 48 port POE or functional equivalent

UPS/Battery Backup

6

Tripplite, Liebert, or functional equivalent

Wireless Access Points

5

Extreme or functional equivalent

 

Compatibility Requirement – All equipment must be compatible with existing Dell switches.

DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR INTERNAL CONNECTIONS: It will be the bidder’s responsibility to provide documentation about the compatibility requirements listed in this IFCB. Vendors that submit bids without documentation demonstrating the required compatibility listed in this IFCB will have their bids disqualified, unless that vendor has bid the preferred make/model number listed.

DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR INTERNAL CONNECTIONS: Vendors who wish to bid on Internal Connections must attend one of two mandatory site visits. Vendors who submit a bid but have not attended a meeting will be disqualified.

DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR INTERNAL CONNECTIONS: Vendors must complete and include the C2 Cover Page with their bid. Bids received without the cover page will be disqualified.

DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR INTERNAL CONNECTIONS:  Bids from companies that include equipment barred by the Federal Communications Commission due to national security risks (such as ZTE or Huawei) will be disqualified.

DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR INTERNAL CONNECTIONS: Service providers are required to bid an entire project/upgrade.  Bids for individual components of a project/upgrade will be disqualified.

DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR INTERNAL CONNECTIONS:  Applicant will not accept bids for refurbished equipment. Any bids containing refurbished equipment will be disqualified.

DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR INTERNAL CONNECTIONS: Bids that include equipment that was manufactured for use outside of the United States will be disqualified.


BASIC MAINTENACE OF INTERNAL CONNECTIONS

Vendors should include service level, certifications, qualifications, any previous K-12 experience in their proposal.  Vendors should also include their proximity to the district and their response time in their proposal.  

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Existing equipment

Firewall Service & Components

1

SonicWall NSA4600

Switches

4

Dell N3048P

Switches

31

Dell N2048P

Wireless Access Points

95

Aerohive AP 250

Wireless Access Points

95

Aerohive Hive Manager

 

UPS/Battery Backup

12

Tripp Lite 1500

New equipment

Firewall Service and Components

1

Watchguard or functional equivalent

Switches

6

Dell 48 port POE or functional equivalent

UPS/Battery Backup

6

Tripplite, Liebert, or functional equivalent

Wireless Access Points

5

Extreme or functional equivalent

 

DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR BMIC: Vendors must complete and include the C2 Cover Page with their bid. Bids received without the cover page will be disqualified.

DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR BMIC: Service providers are required to bid the entire hardware project/upgrade.  Bids for individual components of the project/upgrade will be disqualified.

DISQUALIFICATION BMIC - Maintenance bids listing only an hourly rate and not a monthly or annual total will be disqualified.  Vendors quoting an hourly rate are required to also a) confirm that you have the ability/expertise to maintain all of the equipment listed and b) propose a number of hours at a particular rate monthly to properly maintain the entire list of equipment.  Bids that contain only hourly rates, without confirmation that the company can service the list of equipment, or without a monthly total will be disqualified.


MANAGED INTERNAL BROADBOAND SERVICES

Vendors should include service level, certifications, qualifications, any previous K-12 experience in their proposal.  Vendors should also include their proximity to the district and their response time in their proposal.  

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Existing equipment

Firewall Service & Components

1

SonicWall NSA4600

Switches

4

Dell N3048P

Switches

31

Dell N2048P

Wireless Access Points

95

Aerohive AP 250

Wireless Access Points

95

Aerohive Hivemanager

 

UPS/Battery Backup

12

Tripp Lite 1500

New equipment

Firewall Service and Components

1

Watchguard or functional equivalent

Switches

6

Dell 48 port POE or functional equivalent

UPS/Battery Backup

6

Tripplite, Liebert, or functional equivalent

Wireless Access Points

5

Extreme or functional equivalent

 

DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR MIBS: Service providers are required to bid the entire hardware project/upgrade.  Bids for individual components of the project/upgrade will be disqualified.

DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR MIBS: Vendors must complete and include the C2 Cover Page with their bid. Bids received without the cover page will be disqualified.


There is an additional document associated with this IFCB. Please click the buttons to download the document.

Blackwell_C2_COVER_PAGE.pdf
2021_C2_Bidding_Instructions89.pdf

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