IFCB Posted

31 October 2018

Ashdown School District

District Address

511 N. Second

Ashdown, AR 71822

IFCB ID: 190003752


Bid Deadline:

12 November 2018

Questions Due By:

12 November 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: Applicant will not accept bids for refurbished equipment. Any bids containing refurbished equipment 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.
 


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

2019C2BiddingInstructions9670.docx

C2COVERPAGE9.pdf



Services and Equipment Requested


UPDATE - THIS IFCB HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND REPLACED BY IFCB # 190005202.

UPDATE 11/12/18: THE WALKTHROUGH FOR NOV 16TH IS CANCELLED. We are unsure if we are going to reschedule at this time. 

Internal Connections
 
Project Narrative
 
Installation, configuration, and activation will be needed on all Cat6 cabling, wireless access points, wireless controllers and switches. We may have up to 4 wireless controllers, depending on the solution proposed. We would rather have one controller that will separate access points by campus if possible.
 
Voluntary Site Visit
 
Vendors wishing to bid on internal connections can attend a voluntary site visit one day November 9th, or November 16th beginning at 9am. Vendors will meet at 960 S. Locust, Ashdown, AR 71822. Vendors should check in with David Billingsley.
 
Type of Equipment
School Name
Number of Devices Vendor Should Bid
 
Preferred Make/Manufacturer
Cabling
Ashdown High
55
Cat6E drops for wireless access points
Switches
Ashdown High
2
Aruba 2920 48-port or functional equivalent
Wireless Access Points
Ashdown High
55
Aruba 315/305 or functional equivalent.
Wireless Controller
Ashdown High
1
Cloud Based
Cabling
Ashdown Junior High
45
Cat6E drops for wireless access points
Switches
Ashdown Junior High
1
Aruba 2920 48-port or functional equivalent
Wireless Access Points
Ashdown Junior High
45
Aruba 315/305 or functional equivalent.
Wireless Controller
Ashdown Junior High
1
Cloud Based
Cabling
Henderson Intermediate
35
Cat6E drops for wireless access points
Switches
Henderson Intermediate
1
Aruba 2920 48-port or functional equivalent
Wireless Access Points
Henderson Intermediate
35
Aruba 315/305 or functional equivalent.
Wireless Controller
Henderson Intermediate
1
Cloud Based
Switches
Elementary
2
Aruba 2920 48-port or functional equivalent
Wireless Access Points
Elementary
65
Aruba 315/305 or functional equivalent.
Wireless Controller
Elementary
1
Cloud Based
 
 
Compatibility Requirement

All requested equipment must be compatible with existing Aruba equipment, and be 802.11ac compatible.
 
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.
 
Basic Maintenance – see above internal connections request.

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.
 


Bid deadline has been reached.



Questions Received with District Answers:





Question deadline has been reached.


Q:

Regarding the Aruba 2920 48 port switch, which of the three models are you needing us to quote? The non-PoE, the PoE+ or the PoE+ with 740 Watts? 48G (J9728A) 48G-PoE+ 370W (J9729A) 48G-PoE+ 740W (J9836A) Thank you!

A:

 

the PoE+  

Q:

Are the switches requested just for powering the ap's? Will all ap's cabling go back to one closet or are there other PoE switches in the network? Is the cabling already in place in the Elementary?

A:

 

Are the switches requested just for powering the ap's?  Basically for extra connections due to the added ap’s.

 

Will all ap's cabling go back to one closet or are there other PoE switches in the network? They will be spread out across the campus.  Too much distance to run from one closet.

 

Is the cabling already in place in the Elementary? Yes we cabled this building during a remodel this past summer. 

Q:

Are you requesting 1 or 10gb uplinks on the switches? If 1gb are you wanting the ability to upgrade to 10gb?

A:

 

1 gb uplinks are fine for now.  We would want the ability to upgrade to 10gb down the road.

Q:

Do you want 1, 3 or 5 year support? Thanks

A:

 

3 years