school Verdigris Indep School Dist 8
IFCB Posted : Sep 24, 2021
Bid Deadline : Friday, Nov 5, 2021

Questions Due By : Sunday, Oct 3, 2021
Applicant Address : Claremore, OK 74019
IFCB ID : 220000916

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 the applicant is requesting purchases of new equipment, or maintenance of that new equipment, bids for functionally equivalent equipment will be accepted.

 

 

·       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: Service providers are required to bid the entire hardware project.  Bids for individual components of the project 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: 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: Service providers are required to bid the entire maintenance project.  Bids for individual components of the project 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: 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.



Services and Equipment Requested :

Category Two:

INTERNAL CONNECTIONS

Narrative – Firewall throughout of 5 GBPS or better.  Capable of threat prevention. Installation and configuration needed.

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Firewall Service and Components

1

Palo Alto 3220

 

COMPATABILITY REQUIREMENT:

Prefer firewall with single pass architecture capable of accepting Palo Alto 3020 configuration file.

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: Service providers are required to bid the entire hardware project.  Bids for individual components of the project 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: 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 MAINTENANCE OF INTERNAL CONNECTIONS:

The District would like a manufacturer’s support contract for these items:

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Firewall Service and Components

1

Palo Alto 3220

 

DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR BMIC: Service providers are required to bid the entire maintenance project.  Bids for individual components of the project 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: 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.

 


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

2022_C2_Bidding_Instructions12.pdf
VERDIGRIS_C2_COVER_PAGE.pdf

Questions Received with Applicant Answers   ( Ask Questions? )




Hi Chris, I hope you had a good weekend. I was wondering about the device that you've asked for. Could you please provide me with the part number of the device. Thanks,

Answer:

If I "google" Palo Alto 3220 part number I get;

PAN-PA-3220

FIREWALL: Sizing 1. What is your bandwidth from your ISP? 2. What is your anticipated bandwidth over the lifespan of this appliance? 3. Are you going to inspect East/West traffic (internal)? If yes, what is your internal bandwidth? 4. How many staff and students do you have? 5. What is your anticipated growth in staff and students over the lifespan of this appliance? 6. How many devices are concurrently connected? What types of devices? Are your students 1:1? 7. What is your anticipated device growth over the lifespan of this appliance? Architecture 1. What is the current firewall make and model? 2. What security bundle do you currently have? Function 1. What security services do you need on the firewall? a. Content Filtering b. Application Intelligence and Control c. Intrusion Detection and Prevention d. Anti-Spyware e. Gateway Anti-Virus f. Botnet Filter g. Geo-IP Filter h. Advanced Threat Protection 2. Are you planning to implement DPI-SSL? 3. How many subscription years for security services bundle? 1YR, 3YR or 5YR

Answer:

1: 1gig

2: Possible 2 gig

3: Between some vlans - Internal ranges from 1 gig to 10 gig

4: 1440

5: 150 users growth

6: 3000 devices - wired and wireless, currently 1:1

7: 10% growth,

 A1:currently Palo Alto 3020

A2:Pan-DB URL Filtering and Threat Prevention

A3: Currently doing SSL Decryption

A4: Typically do 3 year bundles