school Midland ISD
IFCB Posted : Oct 30, 2020
Bid Deadline : Thursday, Jan 7, 2021

Questions Due By : Monday, Nov 9, 2020
Applicant Address : Midland, TX 79701
IFCB ID : 210002844

IFCB Requirements :

·         All Questions and Bids must be submitted using the on-line IFCB system. If for some reason the system is down before the respective 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. 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. Fees and surcharges that apply but are not listed on the bid will be the responsibility of the bidding company, should their bid be awarded.

 

·         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 WIDE AREA NETWORK CIRCUIT 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.

·         LEASED WIDE AREA NETWORK CIRCUIT 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.

·         DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR C1 NETWORK EQUIPMENT: Vendors must complete and include the C1 Cover Page with their bid. Bids received without the cover page will be disqualified.

 


Services and Equipment Requested :

The bid deadline has been extended to noon central time on 1/7/2021. Bids received after 12:00 pm central time on 1/7/2021 will be disqualified. The bid opening date is now 1/7/2021 at 12:01 pm.


Update 11/9/20: The bid evaluation matrix that the school will use for all projects has been attached. 

Category 1

Internet Access – Applicant currently has 6 GB bandwidth. Applicant would also like bids for 8 – 20 GB in 2 GB increments with 1, 3 and 5 year contract options. Address for this circuit is 3500 Neely Ave, Midland, TX 79701. 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 – Applicant currently has 6 GB bandwidth. Applicant would also like bids for 8 – 20 GB in 2 GB increments with 1, 3 and 5 year contract options. Address for this circuit is 615 W. Missouri Avenue, Midland, TX 79701. 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 Wide Area Network Circuits2 connections any delivery/technology type. Leased dark fiber bidders should bid one pair of single mode fiber strands per connection. Lit leased fiber bidders should bid 10 Gbps.

1.       From 2207 E County Road 90, Midland, 79706 to 3500 Neely Ave, Midland, 79701

2.       From 2207 E County Road 90, Midland, 79706 to 615 W Missouri Ave, Midland 79701

LEASED WIDE AREA NETWORK CIRCUIT 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 WIDE AREA NETWORK CIRCUIT 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.

C1 Network Equipment

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Switches

1

9500-24Y4C or functional equivalent with dual power supplies

SFP

2

SFP-10G-LR-S=

SFP

2

SFP-10G-ER-S=

SFP

4

CVR-QSFP-SFP10G=

 

DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR C1 NETWORK EQUIPMENT: Vendors must complete and include the C1 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.

MIDLAND_C1_COVER_PAGE.pdf
Bid_Evaluation_Matrix1.xlsx

Questions Received with Applicant Answers   ( Ask Questions? )




For the Internet upgrade up to 20Gb, what is MISD handoff/interface preference? Would MISD accept two 10Gb handoffs with LAG configuration?

Answer:
Yes, 2x 10GB handoffs in a LAG configuration is acceptable.  

When Midland ISD gets to the point a campus needs more than 10GIG DIA, will they accept two 10GIG LAG handoffs or do they prefer something else?

Answer:

Yes, we will accept two 10Gig handoffs in a LAG configuration.