school Marshfield School District R1
IFCB Posted : Oct 18, 2021
Bid Deadline : Monday, Nov 29, 2021

Questions Due By : Friday, Oct 29, 2021
Applicant Address : Marshfield, MO 65706
IFCB ID : 220002053

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 PROJECT C: 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, Project B or Project C.  Bids for individual components of a single project will be disqualified.


Services and Equipment Requested :

UPDATE 10/25/21: A Form 470 #220002488 has been filed for Firewall BMIC.


Category Two:

 

VOLUNTARY SITE VISIT

Vendors wishing to bid on internal connections can attend a voluntary site visit either October 21, 2021, October 26, 2021, or October 28, 2021, from 8:00am-12:00pm. Vendors will meet at Daniel Webster Elementary School 650 N Locust St, Marshfield, MO 65706. Vendors will check in with Dee O’Dell.

 

INTERNAL CONNECTIONS

 

Project A- Firewall

 

District is seeking the below firewall equipment including installation and configuration.

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Firewall Service and Components

1

Fortigate- 200F Hardware plus 3yr 24-7 Forticare

Modules, GBIC, Transceivers

1

Fortigate SFP+ Module optical network 1 x 10GB

 

 

Project B- Switches

 

District is seeking the below switch equipment including initial configuration.

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Switches

5

Aruba 2930M 24G POE+ 4SFP+

Switches

30

Aruba 2930M 48G POE+ 4SFP+


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).

 

 

Project C- Wireless Access Points

 

District is seeking the below wireless access point equipment including 5-year Extreme Cloud IQ licenses.

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Wireless Access Points

25

Extreme AP410C, including 5 year Cloud IQ licensing

 

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 PROJECT C:

Access points need to be Extreme Cloud IQ compatible.

 

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 PROJECT C: 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, Project B or Project C.  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.

2022_C2_Bidding_Instructions49.pdf
Marshfield_C2_COVER_PAGE.pdf

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Questions Received with Applicant Answers   ( Ask Questions? )




Project B Questions: 1) Do you want dual power supplies 2) How much PoE Wattage do you need per switch? 3) Do you need any stacking modules or stacking cables? 4) Do you need any gbics/transceivers? If so, what type of fiber is linking the closets?

Answer:

Do not need dual power supplies

340W per 24 port switch

780W per 48 port switch

Need 8 stacking cables

No gbics

Can you help us confirm if the school needs the 2930F Series or 2930M Series?

Answer:

2930M series.