school Stockton R-1 School District
IFCB Posted : Nov 25, 2020
Bid Deadline : Friday, Jan 15, 2021

Questions Due By : Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020
Applicant Address : Stockton, MO 65785
IFCB ID : 210005696

IFCB Requirements :

·         All Questions and Bids must be submitted using the on-line IFCB system. If the IFCB system is down before the 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 or your bid will be disqualified. 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. If the applicant discovers that fees, taxes or surcharges apply but are not listed on the bid (after the time of bid awards) those charges will be the responsibility of the bidding company.

 

·         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.

 

·         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.

 

·         INTERNET 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 INTERNAL CONNECTIONS BOTH PROJECTS: 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 BOTH PROJECTS:  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 BOTH PROJECTS: Service providers are required to bid an entire project/upgrade.  Bids for individual components of a project/upgrade will be disqualified.

·         DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR INTERNAL CONNECTIONS BOTH PROJECTS:  Applicant will not accept bids for refurbished equipment. Any bids containing refurbished equipment will be disqualified.

 

·         DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR INTERNAL CONNECTIONS BOTH PROJECTS: Bids that include equipment that was manufactured for use outside of the United States will be disqualified.

 

·         DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR MIBS: Service providers are required to bid the entire hardware project/upgrade.  Bids for individual components of the project/upgrade will be disqualified.

 

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


Services and Equipment Requested :

CATEGORY ONE

INTERNET ACCESS

Applicant currently has 3Mb/768K DSL bandwidth.  The terminating address for this circuit is 314 Englewood Drive, Stockton, MO 65785; (417) 276.  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 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.


CATEGORY TWO

VOLUNTARY SITE VISIT – INTERNAL CONNECTIONS

Vendors wishing to bid on Category Two Internal Connections may attend one of two voluntary site visits on either December 7th or December 14th at 9:00AM.  Vendors should report to 906 South Street, Stockton, MO and check in with Sara Young.  Vendors will be required to wear masks.

INTERNAL CONNECTIONS

IC PROJECT A – Switches

No installation is requested. 

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Switches

5

Aruba 48 Port Managed or functional equivalent

 

IC PROJECT B – Wireless

No installation is requested. 

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Wireless Access Points

72

Aruba Instant 1.7GB with HPE Care Pack Foundation or functional equivalent

 

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

Compatibility Requirement (Project B only) – All wireless access points must be compatible with Aruba Instant

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 BOTH PROJECTS: 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 BOTH PROJECTS:  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 BOTH PROJECTS: Service providers are required to bid an entire project/upgrade.  Bids for individual components of a project/upgrade will be disqualified.

DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR INTERNAL CONNECTIONS BOTH PROJECTS:  Applicant will not accept bids for refurbished equipment. Any bids containing refurbished equipment will be disqualified.

DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR INTERNAL CONNECTIONS BOTH PROJECTS: Bids that include equipment that was manufactured for use outside of the United States will be disqualified.


MANAGED INTERNAL BROADBOAND SERVICES (for existing equipment) 

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Make/Model

Firewall Service and Components

1

Fortinet/FortiGate 101E

Switches

2

HP 2920-48G POE

Switches

1

Aruba 2920-48G POE

Switches

4

Aruba 2920-24G POE

Switches

5

ProCurve 2810 48G

Switches

1

Cisco C2924C-XL-EN

Switches

1

HP 2910-24G

Switches

1

Aruba 2920 24G

Switches

5

HP 2920 24G

Switches

1

HP 2530 48G

Switches

1

HP 1410 24GR

Switches

1

HP 2910 24 POE

Switches

1

Cisco 2950

Switches

2

Aruba 2530 48G

Switches

1

Cisco C2960

Switches

1

Cisco 2950

Switches

1

Aruba 2530 48G

Switches

1

HP 4506

Switches

1

HP ProCurve 2920 24

Switches

1

HP ProCurve 2910 24

Switches

1

HP ProCurve 2810

Switches

1

HP ProCurve 2530 48G

Switches

1

HP 2910 48G

 

DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR MIBS: Service providers are required to bid the entire hardware project/upgrade.  Bids for individual components of the project/upgrade will be disqualified.

DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR MIBS: Vendors must complete and include the C2 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.

Stockton_C2_COVER_PAGE.pdf
2021_C2_Bidding_Instructions137.pdf

Questions Received with Applicant Answers   ( Ask Questions? )




What leased lit fiber Internet speeds are you wanting quoted to this Stockton Schools location ?

Answer:

We currently have a DSL line. We are requesting bids up to 5 Mbps.

Would you be able to provide clarification for the installation of AP's and switches - 470 says yes - but IFCB says no installation.

Answer:
We do not need installation for either project A or B. Sorry for any confusion. 

I am working on a quote for your 470 and I just wanted to double check if you would like to stick with the HP 2920 switches and the IAP 305s?

Answer:
Yes.  Those are both acceptable for this cycle.