IFCB Posted

16 January 2019

Cole Co School District R1

District Address

13600 Rt C

Russellville, MO 65074

IFCB ID: 190016509


Bid Deadline:

20 February 2019

Questions Due By:

25 January 2019


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.



Services and Equipment Requested


 WAN Connections – Leased Lit Fiber please provide bids for 1 GB, 5 GB and 10 GB bandwidth. Leased Dark Fiber please provide bids for 2 strands.

From the HS at 13600 Route C, Russellville, MO 65074 to ES/MS at 13111 Park St, Russellville, MO 65074.

C1 Equipment – 2 x media converters


Bid deadline has been reached.



Questions Received with District Answers:





Question deadline has been reached.


Q:

when does the existing fiber contract expire?

A:

 

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

Q:

Is the current fiber service still under contract? When does the existing COMO Electric fiber contract expire?

A:

 

This RFP is a valid request for bids starting 7-1-19. Thank you.

Q:

If internet service is being quoted, is this (1) circuit going to (5) entities? If so, what are the (5) site addresses? If this is just (1) circuit, I will also need the site address. Thank You!

A:

 

We are not requesting Internet access. We are asking for a leased WAN circuit (either lit or dark) between the two addresses listed below.

 

From the HS at 13600 Route C, Russellville, MO 65074 to ES/MS at 13111 Park St, Russellville, MO 65074.