school Stonewall School District 30
IFCB Posted : Oct 8, 2021
Bid Deadline : Friday, Nov 19, 2021

Questions Due By : Sunday, Oct 17, 2021
Applicant Address : Stonewall, OK 74871
IFCB ID : 220001485

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 an entire Project A or Project B.  Bids for individual components of a single 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 :

UPDATE 10/15/21 - Form 470 #220001485 incorrectly states that the cabling requests are for drops. All cabling requests are for feet. 

Category Two:

INTERNAL CONNECTIONS

Narrative - The project for bidding is to accommodate the increase of technology demand in the school district. Installation of new equipment is for current network load and future expansion based on current student enrollment increase. Having the installation of the 5 switches will accommodate current direct connection to computers in classrooms, and expansion of AP’s, both the current WIFI load and future expansions as needed to meet the needs of Wireless capabilities.

 

Installation of the 5 switches will accommodate needs of Wi-Fi AP expansions and future drops installed in current classrooms. Installation of new switches must be configured to work with current UNIFI network controller and remote online network monitoring.

 

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Cabling

50

1’ Cat 6 Stranded Patch Cabling

Switches

5

UNIFI POE+48 s 48 port switches

 

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).

COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENT:

Switches must be compatible with existing UNIFI POE+48 S 48 port switches, non-POE 48 port switches, UNIFI AP Pro Wifi access points and UNIFI online remote software monitoring capabilities.

 

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:

Project A – New Switches

The district would like a block of 20 hours per month for the support of eligible equipment.

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Switches

5

UNIFI POE+ 48S 48 port switches

 

Project B – Existing Equipment

The district would like a block of 20 hours per month for the support of eligible equipment.

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Cabling

15,000

CAT 6 Cabling

Firewall Service and Components

1

Sonic Wall 4650

Switches

9

UNIFI POE 48 Port Switches

Switches

5

UNIFI POE 24 Port Switches

Switches

1

UNIFI POE 16 Port Switches

Switches

1

UNIFI POE 8 Port Switch

Switches

5

UNIFI NON-POE 48 Port Switch

 

DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR BMIC: Service providers are required to bid an entire Project A or Project B.  Bids for individual components of a single 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_Instructions32.pdf
STONEWALL_C2_COVER_PAGE.pdf

Questions Received with Applicant Answers   ( Ask Questions? )




I see that Stonewall is asking for Qty. 50 jumper cables. But it also looks like they are asking for network drops dues to the Qty. 15000 is see. Please clarify if this bid is to include network drops and how many.

Answer:
No network drops, this bid is only for jumper cables for the current patch panels and switches that are current and the POE Unifi's being bid out this year. Please make sure you’re reading the IFCB carefully. The quantity of 15,000 is listed under BMIC for existing equipment (they are looking for a block of hours to maintain different groups of existing equipment). The quanity of 15000 is feet, not drops.