school Midland ISD
IFCB Posted : Dec 5, 2022
Bid Deadline : Friday, Jan 13, 2023

Questions Due By : Friday, Dec 16, 2022
Applicant Address : Midland, TX 79701
IFCB ID : 230005701

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 there is a request for Internal Connections (Category Two) equipment, or Category One equipment listed on this IFCB the applicant will accept bids for functionally equivalent equipment.

 

·         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: The applicant will not accept bids from manufacturers of equipment deemed a national security threat by the Federal Communications Commission. The list of prohibited equipment is available here: https://www.fcc.gov/supplychain/coveredlist. Vendors that submit bids that include these manufacturers will have their bids 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 A AND PROJECT B: Vendors who wish to bid must attend one of two mandatory site visits. Vendors who submit a bid but have not attended a meeting 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: 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 12/16/22: Q and A from the site visits are now available to download.

Internal Connections

MANDATORY SITE VISIT

Vendors wishing to submit bids for Project A or Project B must attend one of two mandatory site visits. The site visits will be held on December 12 and December 15. Both will begin at 9am. Vendors will meet at South Elementary, 200 W Dakota Ave., Midland, TX. Please RSVP to Chris Guynn, chris.guynn@midlandisd.net. THIS EMAIL IS TO RSVP ONLY. ALL QUESTIONS AND BIDS MUST STILL BE SUBMITTED VIA THE IFCB. BIDS NOT SUBMITTED VIA THE IFCB WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. Bids from vendors who did not attend either of the site visits will be disqualified.

 

Project A – South Cable Plant

Network closets and equipment are being relocated, requiring cabling between new locations to our new standard. The district currently utilizes and prefers a Commscope cabling solution. Please indicate on your bid if your proposal is compliant/compatible with Commscope standards. Vendors should indicate if they are certified in Uniprise or Systimax as part of their bid solution. Please see additional documents available to download – Additional Specs, South Existing ClosetRack Locations and South Proposed ClosetRack Locations.

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Cabling

576

Erate eligible, see Additional Specs for details

Cabling

100

Ineligible for Erate, see Additional Specs for details

Racks

2

APC, see Additional Specs for details

Antennas, Connectors and Related Components

1

Fire-treated plywood backboard, see Additional Specs for details

Antennas, Connectors and Related Components

4

APC Rack PDU AP8841, see Additional Specs for details

Antennas, Connectors and Related Components

4

Ladder Tray/stabilizer, see Additional Specs for details

Antennas, Connectors and Related Components

4

Ceiling interface, see Additional Specs for details

Antennas, Connectors and Related Components

2

Grounding and bonding, see Additional Specs for details

Antennas, Connectors and Related Components

12

48-port modular patch panels, see Additional Specs for details

Antennas, Connectors and Related Components

12

Wire managers, see Additional Specs for details

Antennas, Connectors and Related Components

576

1-foot Cat6 patch cables, see Additional Specs for details

 

Project B - South Cabling Abatement and Removal

Removal of old cabling and pathways. Please see additional documents available to download – Additional Specs, South Existing ClosetRack Locations and South Proposed ClosetRack Locations.

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

Cabling

600

See Additional Specs for details

 

Project C – UPS

UPS refresh for multiple campuses. This request is for hardware only. No installation is needed. Please see additional document available to download – Additional Specs.

Type of Equipment

Quantity Vendor Should Bid

 

Preferred Make/Manufacturer

UPS

90

APC 2U 1500VA, See Additional Specs for details

UPS

78

APC 1U 1500VA, See Additional Specs for details

 

DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR INTERNAL CONNECTIONS: The applicant will not accept bids from manufacturers of equipment deemed a national security threat by the Federal Communications Commission. The list of prohibited equipment is available here: https://www.fcc.gov/supplychain/coveredlist. Vendors that submit bids that include these manufacturers will have their bids 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 A AND PROJECT B: Vendors who wish to bid must attend one of two mandatory site visits. Vendors who submit a bid but have not attended a meeting 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: 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.

 

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