school Center ISD
IFCB Posted : Dec 7, 2020
Bid Deadline : Monday, Jan 18, 2021

Questions Due By : Thursday, Dec 17, 2020
Applicant Address : Center, TX 75935
IFCB ID : 210007211

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 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. 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.

 

·         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.

 


Services and Equipment Requested :

Category 2

Internal Connections

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Model

Antennas, Connectors and Related Components

1

Ruckus ICX7400-4X10GF Module or functional equivalent

Antennas, Connectors and Related Components

10

Ruckus SFP+ transceiver module – 10 GigE (10G-SFPP-LR-SA) or functional equivalent

Racks

2

Tripp Lite 4SU 2-Post Open Frame Rack (SR2POST) or functional equivalent

Racks

1

Tripp Lite 12U Wall Mount Open Frame Rack (SRWO12UHD) or functional equivalent

Switches

2

Ruckus ICX7150-48P-4X10GR-RMT3 or functional equivalent

Switches

7

Ruckus ICX7150-48P-4X1G or functional equivalent

UPS/Battery Backup

2

APC SRT1500RMXLA-NC or functional equivalent

UPS/Battery Backup

1

APC SRT2200RMXLA-NC or functional equivalent

UPS/Battery Backup

1

APC SRT72RMBP or functional equivalent

Wireless Access Points

30

Ruckus 901-R610-US00 or functional equivalent

Wireless Access Points

2

Ruckus 901-T310-US61 or functional equivalent

NOTE: We are requesting WAP or 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

All WAP must be compatible with existing Ruckus Virtual Smart Zone. All switches must be compatible with existing Ruckus network devices. All UPS must be compatible with existing APC monitoring software.

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: 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.

 


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

CENTER_C2_COVER_PAGE.pdf
2021_C2_Bidding_Instructions148.pdf

Questions Received with Applicant Answers   ( Ask Questions? )




May I know if you have an existing Ruckus Wireless Controller? If none, would you prefer an on-premise or cloud based controller?

Answer:

We currently have a Ruckus Wireless Controller

Regarding this statement: "All WAP must be compatible with existing Ruckus Virtual Smart Zone. All switches must be compatible with existing Ruckus network devices. All UPS must be compatible with existing APC monitoring software." 1. What version of software is the current wireless controller running? 2. What version of APC monitoring software is currently being used? 3. Regarding installation of the access points; are the new APs being installed at current AP locations? Will a lift be needed to reach the ceiling for any of the APs to be mounted?

Answer:
1. WAP Controller Version 5.2.0.0.699

2. APC use PowerChute Business Edition v9.5

3. Access points will be installed alongside existing access points.  A lift is not required for installation.