IFCB Posted

12 September 2018

La Crosse USD 395

District Address

616 Main / Box 778

La Crosse, KS 67548

IFCB ID: 190000780


Bid Deadline:

23 October 2018

Questions Due By:

21 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.
 
·         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.
 
·         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: 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.

2019C2BiddingInstructions17.docx

LaCrosseC2CoverPage.pdf



Services and Equipment Requested


UPDATE 9/18/2018. The address for the Internet was incorrect (previously listed as 16 Main St.). The correct address is 616 Main Street. 

CATEGORY ONE

Internet Access – Applicant currently has a DSL 25Mb down/15Mb up bandwidth. Applicant is specifically requesting bids for 10Mb, 25Mb, and 50Mb bandwidths. The terminating address for this circuit is 16 Main St., La Crosse, KS 67548; (785) 222. Please include pricing for a leased router.

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.

Internet Access – Applicant currently has a DSL 250Mb down/100Mb up bandwidth. Applicant is specifically requesting bids for 250Mb, 500Mb, and 1GB bandwidths. The terminating address for this circuit is 400 Washington St., La Crosse, KS 67548; (785) 222. Please include pricing for a leased router.

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.

CATEGORY TWO

Internal Connections (IC)
– see below.

La Crosse Elementary School
(2) Tripplite 24 port patch panels (appliance only) or functional equivalent
(2) Tripplite 12U network security enclosures (appliance only) or functional equivalent

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: 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:

Rack Questions: 1. Two post or four post racks? 2. If four post, does it need to have sides? 3. What is the desire Rack Height? 4. Is there cable management requested? 5. Is there an example part number(s) that could be given?

A:

 Please see the URL below for specifications. We will accept bids for functionally equivalent equipment, you are not required to bid the specific equipment listed in the web link – we’re just using that to provide specs.

                                                                                    

https://content.etilize.com/Manufacturer-Brochure/1024907650.pdf

Q:

• What kind of patch panel (Cat 5, Cat6, etc.) • Is the 12U rack a floor-standing or wall mounted? What is the minimum depth required?

A:

 Cat 6 patch panel. The images below are suggestions for the specs, bids for functionally equivalent equipmetn will be accepted. If the images do not display correctly, we will upload additional information ASAP.

Please see the URL below for specifications. We will accept bids for functionally equivalent equipment, you are not required to bid the specific equipment listed in the web link – we’re just using that to provide specs.

                                                                                    

https://content.etilize.com/Manufacturer-Brochure/1024907650.pdf



Q:

This IFCB shows 16 Main St., La Crosse, KS 67548 but is the service address actually 616 Main?

A:

 

You are correct, the address should be 616 Main. Thank you for catching that.

Q:

The address in the Services and Equipment Requested section shows 16 Main St., La Crosse, KS 67548. Is that correct or should it be 616 Main St., Lacrosse, KS 67548?

A:

 

You are correct, the address should be 616 Main. Thank you for catching that.