IFCB Posted

04 September 2018

New Bloomfield RIII

District Address

307 Redwood Dr.

New Bloomfield, MO 65063

IFCB ID: 190000581


Bid Deadline:

16 October 2018

Questions Due By:

18 September 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.
 
·         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: 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 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: Bids that include equipment that was manufactured for use outside of the United States will be disqualified.
·         DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR BMIC: Vendors must complete and include the C2 Cover Page with their bid. Bids received without the cover page will be disqualified.
·         DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR BMIC - Maintenance bids listing only an hourly rate and not a monthly or annual total will be disqualified. Vendors quoting an hourly rate are required to also a) confirm that you have the ability/expertise to maintain all of the equipment listed and b) propose a number of hours at a particular rate monthly to properly maintain the entire list of equipment. Bids that contain only hourly rates, without confirmation that the company can service the list of equipment, or without a monthly total will be disqualified.
·         DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR MIBS: Vendors must complete and include the C2 Cover Page with their bid. Bids received without the cover page will be disqualified.


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

2019C2BiddingInstructions61.docx

C2COVERPAGE7283.pdf



Services and Equipment Requested


Internal Connections

Mandatory Site Visit

Vendors wishing to submit bids for category two projects must attend one of two mandatory site visits. The site visits will be held on September 10th, and September 17th, beginning at 10am. Vendors will report to Central Office located at 307 Redwood Dr. New Bloomfield, MO 65063. Bids from vendors who did not attend either of the site visits will be disqualified. 
 
Type of Equipment
School Name
Amount Vendor Should Bid
 
Preferred Make/Manufacturer
Cabling
High School
2
Cat6 drops
Switches
High School
1
HP/Aruba-10Gbps or functional equivalent
Wireless Access Points
High School
2
HP/Aruba or functional equivalent
Switches
Elementary School
1
HP/Aruba-10Gbps or functional equivalent
 
Compatibility Requirement

All switches need to be compatible with HP.
 
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.
DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR INTERNAL CONNECTIONS: Bids that include equipment that was manufactured for use outside of the United States will be disqualified.
 
Please only bid one type of support service, (either BMIC or MIBS) for the equipment listed above. You should choose the E-rate category of service (either BMIC or MIBS) based upon USAC rules, which are available here: https://www.usac.org/sl/applicants/beforeyoubegin/eligible-services/default.aspx

DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR BMIC: Vendors must complete and include the C2 Cover Page with their bid. Bids received without the cover page will be disqualified.
DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR BMIC - Maintenance bids listing only an hourly rate and not a monthly or annual total will be disqualified. Vendors quoting an hourly rate are required to also a) confirm that you have the ability/expertise to maintain all of the equipment listed and b) propose a number of hours at a particular rate monthly to properly maintain the entire list of equipment. Bids that contain only hourly rates, without confirmation that the company can service the list of equipment, or without a monthly total will be disqualified.
DISQUALIFICATION FACTOR MIBS: Vendors must complete and include the C2 Cover Page with their bid. Bids received without the cover page will be disqualified. 


Bid deadline has been reached.



Questions Received with District Answers:





Question deadline has been reached.


Q:

Can you provide the equipment specifications for the HP/Aruba equipment as well as the existing equipment that this equipment will need to connect to?

A:

 The district has an HP 830 controller that controls HP MSM 430 and 525 Access points.  The district also has Aruba IAP-205 Access points

Q:

Do you want 48 port switches?

A:

 

Yes, both switches should be 48 port. 

Q:

Do you want POE+ power on all the ports as if they were fully populated? In other words, a full POE power budget for all ports.

A:

 

Yes, we request that ports be POE+.  

Q:

Do you want a standard lifetime hardware warranty that includes software/firmware upgrades? If not, how many years do you want to purchase support for?

A:

 

For the access points- lifetime and for the switches just the 3-year warranty will be enough.  

Q:

Do you want the switches to be manageable?

A:

 

yes

Q:

Will a lift be available/provided for use for installation?

A:

 

No, the school does not own a lift.  Ladders are available.  

Q:

Do you want the access points to be capable of the following? Please reply to each or yes or no to all. 1. 802.11a/b/g/n/ac modulations 2. Wave 2 dual-radio 3x3:3 Stream Multiple-In, Multiple-Out (MIMO) Radio streams 3. Both 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz Operating Frequency

A:

 

Yes to all