school Lone Star School District 8
IFCB Posted : Oct 6, 2021
Bid Deadline : Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021

Questions Due By : Friday, Oct 15, 2021
Applicant Address : Sapulpa, OK 74066
IFCB ID : 220001345

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.

 

·         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.

·         INTERNET ACCESS DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR: Bidders who are not eligible to provide OUSF support will be disqualified. By placing a bid for these services, the bidder agrees to file the completed OUSF affidavit within 90 days of the start of service (applicant agrees to complete their portion in a timely fashion after the request for completion by the winning bidder).

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

·         DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR MIBS PROJECT A AND PROJECT B: Service providers are required to bid the entire project.  Bids for individual components of the project will be disqualified.


Services and Equipment Requested :

Category One

Internet Access – District currently has a 1 GB circuit. District would like bids for 2 GB and 2.5 GB bandwidths. District will accept bids up to 5 GB bandwidth. Terminating address for this circuit is 2945 S. Hickory St., Sapulpa, OK 74066. School district is requesting a multi-year scalable contract that provides the option to increase bandwidth during the term of the contract. The district would prefer the term of 5 years and a minimum of 10 public IP addresses. The applicant is also requesting onsite technical support services within 48 hours if needed, basic head-end firewall services, and on-site configuration and turn of the service. 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: Applicant will accept any technologies bid. It is our intention to meet all OUSF Fair and Open Competitive Bidding requirements. If you are a NECA/tariffed company, bids for your tariffed rates are allowed. If any of the specified bandwidth speeds are not a tariffed/NECA rate, please bid the closest rate you have available, within the limits of the bandwidth range specified on the 470.

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 DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR: Bidders who are not eligible to provide OUSF support will be disqualified. By placing a bid for these services, the bidder agrees to file the completed OUSF affidavit within 90 days of the start of service (applicant agrees to complete their portion in a timely fashion after the request for completion by the winning bidder).

 

Category Two

Internal Connections – Installation, configuration and licensing is needed. District’s network is currently Juniper EX switches. These will be replacement switches for Juniper EX EOL switches.

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Switches

4

Juniper EX series, POE, 48 + 4 port

Switches

1

Juniper EX series, POE, 24+2 port

 

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).

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: 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.

 

Managed Internal Broadband Services – Project A: For equipment requested above in Internal Connections.

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Switches

4

Juniper EX series, POE, 48 + 4 port

Switches

1

Juniper EX series, POE, 24+2 port

 

 

Managed Internal Broadband Services – Project B: For existing, district owned equipment.

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Cabling

350

Cat 5, 6 and Fiber

Firewall

1

Palo Alto PA-850

Switches

8

Juniper EX3400

Switches

5

Juniper EX2200

Switches

1

Juniper EX2200-C

Switches

1

HP Procurve

Switches

1

HP Procurve 2520G

Switches

2

Aruba 2930F

UPS

2

Tripp-Lite 1500-LCD

UPS

3

Tripp-Lite Smart Pro

UPS

1

APC Smart UPS C1500

UPS

1

APC Smart UPS 750

UPS

1

APC Smart UPS 1500

Wireless Access Points

3

Aruba AP 105

Wireless Access Points

38

Aruba AP 205

Wireless Access Points

25

Aruba AP 305

Wireless Access Points

4

Aruba AP 365

Wireless Controller

1

Aruba 7030

Wireless Controller

1

Aruba 7010

 

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

DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR MIBS PROJECT A AND PROJECT B: Service providers are required to bid the entire project.  Bids for individual components of the project will be disqualified.


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

LONE_STAR_C2_COVER_PAGE.pdf
2022_C2_Bidding_Instructions27.pdf

Questions Received with Applicant Answers   ( Ask Questions? )




Switches: --Are you replacing existing switches or adding to existing switch network? --Are these going into the same network closet/rack? --Do you need stacking? --Is there any need for copper or fiber SFP/SFP+ modules/transceivers? --If so, what type - Copper, Multi-mode Fiber or Single-mode Fiber? --If so, what speed - 1G or 10G?

Answer:

We are replacing existing switches. They will go into the same rack as the switch being replaced. They will be stacked. There is no need for SFP's. They must be PoE.