school Lone Wolf ISD 2
IFCB Posted : Oct 26, 2020
Bid Deadline : Monday, Dec 7, 2020

Questions Due By : Thursday, Nov 5, 2020
Applicant Address : Lone Wolf, OK 73655
IFCB ID : 210002519

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: 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 were manufactured for use outside of the United States 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 the entire hardware project/upgrade.  Bids for individual components of a single project will be disqualified.


Services and Equipment Requested :

CATEGORY TWO

 

INTERNAL CONNECTIONS – No installation is requested.

 

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Switches

6

24 port POE switches

UPS/Battery Backup

3

Cyberpower CP1500 ABR UPS or functional equivalent

 

NOTE:  We are requesting switch licenses on this IFCB which sometimes may be categorized as BMIC by USAC (the BMIC box on the Form 470 has been checked to cover this scenario).


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: 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 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 the entire hardware project/upgrade.  Bids for individual components of a single project will be disqualified.


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

Lone_Wolf_C2_COVER_PAGE.pdf
2021_C2_Bidding_Instructions69.pdf

Questions Received with Applicant Answers   ( Ask Questions? )




Is there a prefered brand and model for the 6 - 24 port POE Switches?

Answer:

Cisco  switches preferred, bids for functional equivalents will be accepted

Do you prefer Cisco Catalyst or Cisco Meraki? Does this need to integrate with existing infrastructure? Do the switches need to be stackable? What make/model number is your existing firewall?

Answer:

Two switches are stacked the other 4 are mounted in racks.

Do you require Cisco Maraki?

Answer:

Cisco preferred, but we will accept bids for functional equivalents.