IFCB Posted

22 December 2016

Burton ISD

District Address

PO Box 37

Burton, TX 77835

IFCB ID: 170056387


Bid Deadline:

19 January 2017

Questions Due By:

12 January 2017


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.
 
·         Bids must identify all fees and charges (including installation charges, if applicable) that will be assessed to the Applicant to procure the services or equipment included in your bid.
 
·         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 http://www.usac.org/sl/service-providers/step02/lowest-corresponding-price.aspx 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.
 
·         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.
 
·         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 local phone service, please identify the amount to be cost-allocated out for the ineligible services - DID lines, voice mail, caller ID, inside wire maintenance, 900 call blocking, or other bundled ineligible services.

·         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 C2: Service providers are required to bid the entire hardware project/upgrade.  Bids for individual components of the project/upgrade will be disqualified.
 
·         DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR C2: Vendors must complete and include the C2 Cover Page with their bid. Bids received without the cover page will be disqualified.
·         DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR: 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.

2017C2BiddingInstructions6640.pdf

BurtonC2attachment.xlsx

BurtonC2COVERPAGE.pdf



Services and Equipment Requested


Local Phone Service including 120 DID lines and one PRI circuit.  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 local phone service, please identify the amount to be cost-allocated out for the ineligible services - DID lines, voice mail, caller ID, inside wire maintenance, 900 call blocking, or other bundled ineligible services.

Long Distance – Approx. 23 lines
 
C2

District is upgrading the current wireless infrastructure rather than creating a new one from scratch.  There is another document associated with this IFCB available for download that details the equipment the applicant wishes to purchase.  Please provide separate pricing for any installation, activation, or initial configuration. The 6 Antennas, Connectors and Related Components will be for bridges for some of the outdoor areas.
 
CATEGORY TWO VOLUNTARY SITE VISIT:
Vendors wishing to bid on C2 can attend a voluntary site visit either January 2, 2017 or January 3, 2017. Vendors should RSVP to Johnathan Purvis at jpurvis@burtonisd.net to set up a time for a site visit on January 2, 2017 or January 3, 2017. 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.
 
DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR C2: Service providers are required to bid the entire hardware project/upgrade.  Bids for individual components of the project/upgrade will be disqualified.
 
DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR C2: Vendors must complete and include the C2 Cover Page with their bid. Bids received without the cover page will be disqualified.
 
DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR: Applicant will not accept bids for refurbished equipment. Any bids containing refurbished equipment will be disqualified. 


Bid deadline has been reached.



Questions Received with District Answers:





Question deadline has been reached.


Q:

The 470 has a list of Associated RFP's, but i cannot find them. Also, the 470 is requesting bidding on Antennas, Connectors, and Related Components for the WAP (6). Are the antennas, connectors and components for outside WAP's?

A:

 Yes, there are wireless access points located outside the buildings.

Q:

Can you provide the required specifications or reference model number for the WAPs? I noticed that it says above this will be added to an existing infrastructure but the attachment doesn't give any specifics on the existing equipment. What antennas, connectors and related components specifically is the district looking for?

A:

 The wiring is in place for the outside access points and wiring is not required to them the access points themselves just need to be replaced unless additional wiring or other wiring would be required based upon the AP they are bidding out.