· 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 email@example.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.
· LEASED WIDE AREA NETWORK CIRCUIT DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR: Bids submitted for services to an incorrect address will be disqualified.
· LEASED WIDE AREA NETWORK CIRCUIT DISQUALIFATION 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.
NOTE: THIS IFCB/470 REPLACES THE CATEGORY 1 SECTION ON IFCB/470 230002246.
Leased Wide Area Network Circuit –
Nine connections any delivery/technology type. Leased dark fiber bidders should bid 7 fiber strands. Lit leased fiber bidders should bid 10GB bandwidth. The applicant will accept bids for any type of topology that is cost effective and meets their connectivity needs. Please provide bids for 1-, 3- and 5-year terms. The applicant currently has a hub and spoke design form the hub at 777 Brice Street to:
1. 500 N Adams Ave, Lebanon, MO 65536
2. 301 Hoover Street, Lebanon, MO 65536
3. 901 Maple Lane, Lebanon, MO 65536
4. 695 Millcreek Road, Lebanon, MO 65536
5. 1200 Clark Ave, Lebanon, MO 65536
6. 757 Brice Street, Lebanon, MO 65536,
7. 2020 Evergreen Parkway, Lebanon, MO 65536
8. 2700 Buzz Pride Drive, Lebanon MO 65536
9. 224 W. Commercial Street, Lebanon MO 65536
LEASED WIDE AREA NETWORK CIRCUIT DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR: Bids submitted for services to an incorrect address will be disqualified.
LEASED WIDE AREA NETWORK CIRCUIT DISQUALIFATION 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.