IFCB Posted

03 December 2018

Midland Fiber Consortium

District Address

615 W Missouri Ave

Midland, TX 79701

IFCB ID: 190007832


Bid Deadline:

03 February 2019

Questions Due By:

25 December 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.


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

MFCRFPSpecifications.zip

AwardCriteria38.docx



Services and Equipment Requested


UPDATE 12/18/18 – Award Criteria is now available to download. 


 Leased WAN connections: wireless or lit fiber, 4 x 40 GB, 43 x 20 Gb and 2 x 2 GB; dark fiber 100 pairs. There are documents available to download with additional information on this project. There are also maps available to download.
Vendors are required to complete the MFC RFP Pricing Sheet for the services they are proposing.
 
Self- Provisioned Fiber Connections – There are documents available to download with additional information on this project. There are also maps available to download.
Vendors are required to complete the MFC RFP Pricing Sheet for the services they are proposing.
Winning bidder will need to provide the following:
The route mapped in either a .kmz or .json file.
Aerial portion of fiber build:
1.      What is the average cost of the fiber material per foot? (E.g. cost of actual fiber cables.)
2.      What is the average cost of the Fiber placement per foot?
3.      What is the average cost of the structure material per foot? (e.g. cost of conduit, splicing, make ready pole attachment, etc.)
4.      What is the average cost of the structure placement per foot?
Buried with Conduit (underground)
1.      What is the average cost of the fiber material per foot? (E.g. cost of actual fiber cables.)
2.      What is the average cost of the Fiber placement per foot?
3.      What is the average cost of the structure material per foot? (e.g. cost of conduit, splicing, make ready pole attachment, etc.)
4.      What is the average cost of the structure placement per foot?
 
Operations and Maintenance Services – there are documents available to download with additional information on this project.
Vendors are required to complete the MFC RFP Pricing Sheet for the services they are proposing.

Network Equipment
– there are documents available to download with additional information on this project.
Vendors are required to complete the MFC RFP Pricing Sheet for the services they are proposing. 

There will be one voluntary site visit opportunity. It will be on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 9:00am. Vendors must RSVP by December 17, 2018 to Chris Guynn at chris.guynn@midlandisd.net. This email is for RSVP only. All questions and bids must still be submitted via the IFCB. Vendors who have RSVP’d should report to 615 W. Missouri at 9:00am for staff to meet.


Bid deadline has been reached.



Questions Received with District Answers:





Question deadline has been reached.


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