IFCB Posted

05 January 2018

Bridge City ISD

District Address

1031 W. Roundbunch Rd.

Bridge City, TX 77611

IFCB ID: 180013001


Bid Deadline:

12 February 2018

Questions Due By:

15 January 2018


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 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 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.
·         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: 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/upgrade.  Bids for individual components of the project/upgrade 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: 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. 


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

2018C2BiddingInstructions297.docx

BridgeCityC2COVERPAGE57.pdf



Services and Equipment Requested


UPDATE:1/25/2018 1:13PM- The bid deadline has been extended until 2/12/2018. 

Internet Access – Minimum 1Gb bandwidth, maximum 2Gb bandwidth. Please also include bids for 1.5Gb.  Please also include bids for 3 and 5 year terms.  Bids should also include a managed router.  The terminating address for this circuit is 1031 W. Roundbunch Rd. Bridge City, TX 77611; (409)735.  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: Per USAC’s current guidance about applying for Internet access this applicant is checking the Leased Lit Fiber, Internet Access: ISP Service only and Internet Access and Transport Bundled.
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.
 
Leased Lit Fiber- 1Gb bandwidth from High School located at 2690 Texas Avenue Bridge City, TX, 77611, to the Middle School located at 300 Bower Bridge City, TX 77611.  District would also like to see pricing for 5Gb and 10Gb bandwidths.
 
 
INTERNAL CONNECTIONS
 
PROJECT NARRATIVE
 
District is upgrading network equipment. 
 
Type of Equipment
School Name
Specific Quantity
 
Possible Range of Quantities
Preferred Make/Manufacturer
Cabling
Middle School
2
25-50 yards each
Fiber runs from the IDF to MDF
Switches
Middle School
1
 
Cisco WS-C2960X-48LPD-L, Catalyst2960-X 48 GigE PoE 370W, 2 x 10G SFP+ LAN Base or functional equivalent
 
Type of Equipment
School Name
Specific Quantity
 
Preferred Make/Manufacturer
Switches
Intermediate School
4
Cisco WS-C2960X-48LPD-L Catalyst2960-X 48 GigE PoE 370W, 2 x 10G SFP+ LAN Base or functional equivalent
Switches
Intermediate School
2
Cisco WS-2960X-24PS-L Catalyst 2960-X 24 GigE PoE 370W, 4 x 1G SFP, LAN Base or functional equivalent
Switches
Intermediate School
6
Cisco C2960X-STACK= Catalyst 2960-X Flexstack Plus Stacking Module optional or functional equivalent
 
 
Type of Equipment
School Name
Specific Quantity
 
Preferred Make/Manufacturer
Switches
Elementary School
1
Cisco WS-C2960X-48LPD-L Catalyst2960-X 48 GigE PoE 370W, 2 x 10G SFP+ LAN Base or functional equivalent
Switches
Elementary School
1
Cisco WS-2960X-24PS-L Catalyst 2960-X 24 GigE PoE 370W, 4 x 1G SFP, LAN Base or functional equivalent
Switches
Elementary School
2
Cisco C2960X-STACK= Catalyst 2960-X Flexstack Plus Stacking Module optional or functional equivalent
 
 
COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENT

All switches must be compatible with existing Cisco switches. 
DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR INTERNAL CONNECTIONS: 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: 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/upgrade.  Bids for individual components of the project/upgrade will be disqualified.
DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR INTERNAL CONNECTIONS: 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:

Spectrum Enterprise Fiber Internet Access is typically delivered as a non-managed service. The Spectrum network interface device (NID) placed on the customer premise does not provide routing capability but functions as an interface for the client edge firewall/router. The NID is proactively monitored and polled every 5 minutes for availability. Does the district have their own edge routing/firewall equipment that would interface with our NID or will they require that Spectrum provide managed router between the Spectrum NID and client LAN. If a managed router is still required what functionality or features is the district requesting (DHCP etc..?)

A:

 Bridge City ISD does not have an edge router. We need a managed router. 

Q:

How many usable static IP's are needed for the internet access circuit?

A:

 14

Q:

How many concurrent sessions or users will the managed router for the Internet circuit scenario need to support at peak usage?

A:

 3500-4000 users 

Q:

Is there manufacturer preference on the fiber cable runs?

A:

 No preference