school Sperry ISD
IFCB Posted : Nov 22, 2021
Bid Deadline : Monday, Jan 3, 2022

Questions Due By : Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021
Applicant Address : Sperry, OK 74073
IFCB ID : 220005151

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.


Services and Equipment Requested :

Category One:

Internet Access - District currently has 1 GB bandwidth and would like to increase to 2 GB. Bids should be for a five-year term and include a leased router. Terminating address is 400 W Main St., Sperry, OK 74073. 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:

 

VOLUNTARY SITE VISIT

Vendors wishing to bid on internal connections can schedule a voluntary site visit between November 29, 2021 and December 3, 2021, from at 10:00am to 2:00pm. Vendors will meet at 400 W Main St, Sperry, OK 74073. To schedule a site visit please contact Joseph Taylor at jtaylor@sperry.k12.ok.us or (918)288-7213 ext 151.

 

INTERNAL CONNECTIONS

 

District is upgrading their wireless access transitioning from Extreme AP3825 (with controller) to Extreme AP 305-C (cloud based).  Bids should include activation, configuration, and three-year Extreme Cloud IQ licensing.

 

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Wireless Access Points

42

Extreme AP 305-C

 

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).

 

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.


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

Sperry_C2_COVER_PAGE.pdf
2022_C2_Bidding_Instructions106.pdf

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Questions Received with Applicant Answers   ( Ask Questions? )




Is 470 #220005151 and the accompanying RFP requesting proposals for Wide Area Network Services?

Answer:

Please take the time to read the details of the RFP. It is the responsibility of the vendor to understand the services requested and the specifications/requirements listed in each IFCB.

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