school Independence School District
IFCB Posted : Nov 15, 2021
Bid Deadline : Monday, Dec 27, 2021

Questions Due By : Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021
Applicant Address : Independence, MO 64055
IFCB ID : 220004340

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: 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 INTERNAL CONNECTIONS: Service providers are required to bid an entire Project A or Project B.  Bids for individual components of a single project will be disqualified.

 


Services and Equipment Requested :

Category Two:

INTERNAL CONNECTIONS

Project A - Wireless Access Points

No installation needed.

 

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Wireless Access Points

47

Aruba 515 Instant Access Point

 

NOTE: We are requesting WAP 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:

Wireless Access Points must be compatible with existing Aruba wireless access points.

 

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.

Project B – Switches

No installation needed.

 

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Switches

13

HP/Aruba 2930 48 Port POE+

Switches

6

HP/Aruba 2530 48 Port

Switches

3

HP/Aruba 8 Port POE+

Switches

7

HP/Aruba 2530 24 Port

Switches

4

HP/Aruba 5406 ZL2

Switches

1

HP/Aruba 5412 ZL2

Switches

13

HP/Aruba 8 Port 10/100/1000

Switches

12

HP/Aruba 5400 ZL2 Power Supply 120v 1100 Watt

Modules, GBIC, Transceivers

27

HP/Aruba 5400 ZL2 48 Port POE+ Module

Modules, GBIC, Transceivers

5

HP/Aruba 5400 ZL2 20 Port POE+ / 4 10Gig SFP

Modules, GBIC, Transceivers

5

HP/Aruba 5400 ZL2 Management Module

 

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 HP Procurve/Aruba switches.

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: 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 INTERNAL CONNECTIONS: Service providers are required to bid an entire Project A or Project B.  Bids for individual components of a single project will be disqualified.

 

 


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

INDEPENDENCE_C2_COVER_PAGE.pdf
2022_C2_Bidding_Instructions95.pdf

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Questions Received with Applicant Answers   ( Ask Questions? )




Questions on 470 / IFCB: Access Points 47 x Aruba 515 Instant Access Points (Question: Do you require mounts for the Access Points? If so, t-bar mounts or solid surface mounts?) Switches Here are my questions for ISD 470 Bid: 13 x HP/Aruba 2930 48 Port POE+ (Questions: Which model 2930F or 2930M? 1G or 10/100 ports? what POE+ budget are you looking for 370 or 740 watt?, any stacking required?) 6 x HP/Aruba 2530 48 Port (Questions: Are you looking for a non POE switch or POE+ switch? 1G or 10/100 ports?) 3 x HP/Aruba 8 port POE+ (Questions: Which model, 2930F or 2530? Are you looking for a non POE switch or POE+ switch? 1G or 10/100 ports?) 7 x HP/Aruba 2530 24 Port (Questions: Are you looking for a non POE switch or POE+ switch? 1G or 10/100 ports?) 4 x HP/Aruba 5406 ZL2 (Questions: Would you accept a bundle with 1 x 24 port POE+ 10/100/1000 module and 1 x 20 port POE+ 10/100/1000 with 4 ports of 10G SFP?) 1 x HP/Aruba 5412 ZL2 (Questions: Would you accept a bundle with 3 x 24 port POE+ 10/100/1000 module and 1 x 20 port POE+ 10/100/1000 with 4 ports of 10G SFP?) 13 x HP/Aruba 8 Port 10/100/1000 (Question: Are you asking for the v3 Smart Rate 1G/2.5G/10G POE+ module or the v2 1G/10G non POE+ module or 8 port 10/100/1000 port switches? 27 x HP/Aruba 5400 ZL2 48 Port POE+ Module (Questions: Is the 48 port a miss type and it should read 24 Port? Are you looking for 10/100 or 1G POE+?, Would you accept less on the quantity if modules are bundled with switches above?) 5 x HP/Aruba 5400 ZL2 20 Port POE+ /4 10G SFP (Questions: Are you looking for 10/100 or 1G POE+? Would you accept none of these if they were all included in the bundle with switches above? Would you accept an alternate bid including HP/Aruba CX line of switches? If so, could you provide a port count base on the locations where you are asking for the 5400 ZL2 chassis?

Answer:

Questions on 470 / IFCB: Access Points 47 x Aruba 515 Instant Access Points

(Question: Do you require mounts for the Access Points? No, I did not list that I need any.

 

Switches

Here are my questions for ISD 470 Bid:

13 x HP/Aruba 2930 48 Port POE+  (Questions: Which model 2930F or 2930M? 1G or 10/100 ports? what POE+ budget are you looking for 370 or 740 watt?, any stacking required?) JL322A

6 x HP/Aruba 2530 48 Port (Questions: Are you looking for a non POE switch or POE+ switch? 1G or 10/100 ports?) J9772A

3 x HP/Aruba 8 port POE+ (Questions: Which model, 2930F or 2530? Are you looking for a non POE switch or POE+ switch? 1G or 10/100 ports?) J9774A

7 x HP/Aruba 2530 24 Port (Questions: Are you looking for a non POE switch or POE+ switch? 1G or 10/100 ports?) J9773A

4 x HP/Aruba 5406 ZL2 (Questions: Would you accept a bundle with 1 x 24 port POE+ 10/100/1000 module and 1 x 20 port POE+ 10/100/1000 with 4 ports of 10G SFP?) YES

1 x HP/Aruba 5412 ZL2 (Questions: Would you accept a bundle with 3 x 24 port POE+ 10/100/1000 module and 1 x 20 port POE+ 10/100/1000 with 4 ports of 10G SFP?) Yes

13 x HP/Aruba 8 Port 10/100/1000 (Question: Are you asking for the v3 Smart Rate 1G/2.5G/10G POE+ module or the v2 1G/10G non POE+ module or 8 port 10/100/1000 port switches? V3

27 x HP/Aruba 5400 ZL2 48 Port POE+ Module (Questions: Is the 48 port a miss type and it should read 24 Port? Are you looking for 10/100 or 1G POE+?, Would you accept less on the quantity if modules are bundled with switches above?) Yes, 24 Port Modules

5 x HP/Aruba 5400 ZL2 20 Port POE+ /4 10G SFP (Questions: Are you looking for 10/100 or 1G POE+? Would you accept none of these if they were all included in the bundle with switches above? Would you accept an alternate bid including HP/Aruba CX line of switches? If so, could you provide a port count base on the locations where you are asking for the 5400 ZL2 chassis?  All Ports should be 10/100/1000 POE+   I am not providing a port count per location.  I need 4 5406 ZL2 switches and 1 5412 ZL2 switch, and the modules requested.  eRate C2 budgets are no longer building specific so I will choose which switches I put the modules in.  If you choose the bundle, then subtract the modules off the total asked.

13 x HP/Aruba 2930 48 Port POE+ - JL322A (Question: This switch does not come with power supplies. Do you need 250W, 680W or 1050W? Do you need 1 or 2? Also, This switch doesn't have 10G, is that ok?)

Answer:
If the switch doesn't have Power Supplies, please include them.   We thought they were built into the switch.