IFCB Posted

25 September 2018

Tomball ISD

District Address

310 S Cherry

Tomball, TX 77375

IFCB ID: 190001366


Bid Deadline:

06 November 2018

Questions Due By:

04 October 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.
 
·        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.



Services and Equipment Requested


Leased Lit Fiber/WAN Connections – Tomball ISD is looking for a resilient (not redundant) multipoint WAN connection that provides a network with no single point of failure.  If one school’s connection goes down, no other schools are affected due to the outage and can be re-routed through any other school.  Tomball ISD is looking for connection speeds and pricing in 2 Gbps increments up to 10 Gbps for 21 circuits.
 
From the hub at 1302 Keefer St. Suite B, Tomball, Texas 77375 (sometimes referred to as 133 Buvinghausen St) to the following addresses:
 
 
School Name Street City Zip Phone
 
1.       Lakewood Elementary, 15614 Gettysburg Drive, Tomball, 77377, 281-357-3260
2.       Canyon Pointe Elementary, 13002 Northpointe Blvd., Tomball, 77377, 281-357-3122
3.       Willow Creek Elementary, 18302 North Eldridge Parkway, Tomball, 77377, 281-357-3080
4.       Decker Prairie Elementary, 27427 Decker Prairie Rosehill Rd., Magnolia, 77355, 281-357-3134
5.       Creekside Forest Elementary, 5949 Creekside Forest, The Woodlands, 77389 281-357-4526
6.       Timber Creek Elementary, 8455 Creekside Green Dr., The Woodlands, 77389, 281-357-3060
7.       Rosehill Elementary, 17950 Waller Tomball Rd., Tomball, 77377, 281-357-3075
8.       Tomball Elementary, 1110 Inwood Street, Tomball, 77375, 281-357-3280
9.       Creekview Elementary, 8877 W New Harmony Trail, The Woodlands, 77375 (New facility)
10.   Wildwood Elementary, 13802 Northpointe Blvd, Tomball, 77377 (New facility)
11.   Oakcrest Intermediate, 18202 Shaw Road, Tomball, 77377 (New facility)
12.   Tomball Intermediate, 723 West Main, Tomball, 77375, 281-357-3150
13.   Tomball Junior High, 30403 Quinn Road, Tomball, 77375, 281-357-3000
14.   Willow Wood Junior High, 11770 Gregson Rd., Tomball, 77377, 281-357-3030
15.   Tomball High, 30330 Quinn Road, Tomball, 77375, 281-357-3220
16.   Tomball Memorial High, 19100 Northpointe Ridge Lane, Tomball, 77377, 281-357-3230
17.   Ancillary Services, 1110 Baker Drive, Tomball, 77375, 281-357-3170
18.   Aquatic Center Natatorium, 13850 Zion, Tomball, 77375, 281-357-3115
19.   Transportation, 1055 Baker Drive, Tomball, 77375, 281-357-3193
20.   Central Administration, 310 Cherry St., Tomball, 77375, 281-357-3100
21. Creekside Park Junior High located at 8711 Creekside Green Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77375.
 
Internet Access
Tomball ISD is looking for two Internet Site connections up to 5 Gbps per site.  One site will be located at 1302 Keefer St. Suite B in Tomball, Texas and the other site will be located at 19100 Northpointe Ridge LN in Tomball, Texas.  Each site will serve a section of the District.  Tomball ISD is looking for pricing in 1 Gbps increments up to 5 Gbps per site.
 
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. 


Bid deadline has been reached.



Questions Received with District Answers:





Question deadline has been reached.


Q:

We note from the District's latest Form 471 filing that the contract with the current provider does not expire until 6/30/2021. When would the District anticipate accepting new service, if awarded on this IFCB? Thanks,

A:

 

We are requesting a service start date of 7/1/2019.

Q:

1. Is an assured full line-rate and non-blocking architecture required, up to 10Gbps, at each of the 21 remote locations? 2. Does Tomball ISD have preference, requirement, and / or limitation regarding the interface(s) at the 1302 Keefer St hub location? i.e. how many 10G and / or 100G handoffs would be expected or accepted from the Service Provider at 1301 Keefer? 3. Will Tomball ISD require BGP routing for the Internet Access? 4. Does Tomball ISD require additional IP addresses, or will existing IPs be announced?

A:

 

Is an assured full line-rate and non-blocking architecture required, up to 10Gbps, at each of the 21 remote locations?

Yes. We expect a full-time 10Gbps connection to each site

Does Tomball ISD have preference, requirement, and / or limitation regarding the interface(s) at the 1302 Keefer St hub location? i.e. how many 10G and / or 100G handoffs would be expected or accepted from the Service Provider at 1301 Keefer?

We will be connecting the incoming circuits to Aruba 8320 switches.

They can interface with either 10Gbps or 40Gbps fiber connections.

Will Tomball ISD require BGP routing for the Internet Access?

Yes

Does Tomball ISD require additional IP addresses, or will existing IPs be announced?

 

We will require another public address space for the second datacenter, a /25 or possibly a /26