school Alto ISD
IFCB Posted : Sep 22, 2021
Bid Deadline : Saturday, Oct 30, 2021

Questions Due By : Saturday, Oct 2, 2021
Applicant Address : Alto, TX 75925
IFCB ID : 220000846

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 https://www.usac.org/e-rate/service-providers/step-2-responding-to-bids/lowest-corresponding-price/ 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.

 

·         If there is a request for Internal Connections (Category Two) equipment, or Category One equipment listed on this IFCB the applicant will accept bids for functionally equivalent equipment.

 

 

 

·         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: 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: 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 PROJECT B: 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: 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: Service providers are required to bid an entire Project A or Project B.  Bids for individual components of a single project will be disqualified.

 


Services and Equipment Requested :

Category Two:

INTERNAL CONNECTIONS

Project A – Racks

No installation.

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Racks

2

No preferred brand

 

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: 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: Service providers are required to bid an entire Project A or Project B.  Bids for individual components of a single project will be disqualified.

 

Project B – Switches

No installation.

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Switches

2

Aruba 486 POE

 

NOTE: We are requesting switch licenses on this IFCB, which sometimes may be categorized as BMIC or MIBS by USAC (the BMIC and MIBS boxes on the 470 have been checked to cover this scenario).

COMPATABILITY REQUIREMENT:

Equipment must be compatible with Aruba switches.

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: 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 PROJECT B: 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: 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: Service providers are required to bid an entire Project A or Project B.  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.

ALTO_AA_C2_COVER_PAGE.pdf
2022_C2_Bidding_Instructions6.pdf

Questions Received with Applicant Answers   ( Ask Questions? )




How many U's should the racks be? What depth? Should they be open frame or enclosed? Wall Mount or Free Standing? Are fan's required?

Answer:

42 u racks

Open Frame

Free Standing

Fans

Good morning, The Aruba 486 are transceivers. The POE Switches that are going with these transceivers are Aruba CX6300. Are you looking for switches or for transceivers ? MM or SM transceivers ? Do you prefer 24 port or 48 port switches ? Do you prefer 2 post or 4 post racks ? How many units should the racks be capable of ? Thank you very much Radu

Answer:

My IFCB should say Brocade not Aruba...ICX 645048P...We apologize for this mistake

48 port

4 post racks

 

8-10

Hi Chris, I am contacting you regarding Alto Independent school's Form 470# 220000846. I noticed you wanted some Aruba switches. Aruba does not have a 486 model in switches. Did you need layer 2 or layer 3? Thank you for clarifying this,

Answer:

I'm sorry I need Brocade switches. Please make sure you read the Q&As – the specs for the Brocade switches are listed there. Bids for functional equivalent equipment will be accepted.

Does the district want 24 or 48 port Aruba switches? Thank you!

Answer:

I'm sorry I need Brocade switches. Please make sure you read the Q&As – the specs for the Brocade switches are listed there. Bids for functional equivalent equipment will be accepted.

Does the district want 4 post or 2 post racks? Do they want cable management on the racks?

Answer:

4 post racks

Cable management 

The Brocade (Ruckus) ICX 6450 switch is end of life. https://support.ruckuswireless.com/product_families/23-eol-fastiron-icx-mobility-products The replacement switch would be the ICX7150-48FP-4X10GR - 48x 10/100/1000Mbps ports Single power supply, 740W PoE budget 4 X 1g/10g SFP+ Would the district want this model? Thank you.

Answer:

Yes with POE

I noticed you wanted some Aruba switches. Aruba does not have a 486 model in switches. Did you need layer 2 or layer 3?

Answer:

I'm sorry I need Brocade switches. Please make sure you read the Q&As – the specs for the Brocade switches are listed there. Bids for functional equivalent equipment will be accepted.