CUSD E-Rate Information for Year 22 (2019-20)

CUSD E-Rate Information for Year 22 (2019-20) iconCUSD E-Rate Information for Year 22 (2019-20)title

Category 1, Internet Service Provider (ISP) & Telecommunication
***Bidding Opens October 24, 2018***
Note: RFP question responses are listed below RFP 2019-107. Both forms must be included and signed in your proposals.
 
 
RFP SCHEDULE
 

        Proposal offered                     October 24, 2018

            RFP/BID question deadline     4:00 p.m., November 19, 2018

            RFP/BID question response    4:00 p.m., November 21, 2018

            Proposal closing                      3:00 p.m., December 6, 2018

            Proposal opening                     Date of Proposal closing

            Selection                                 Before 471 filing date (approximately March, 2019)

            Award of Proposal                  Contingent on E-RATE Award and District Funding

 
 
 
RFP SCHEDULE
 

            Proposal offered                     October 24, 2018

            RFP/BID question deadline     4:00 p.m., November 19, 2018

            RFP/BID question response    4:00 p.m., November 21, 2018

            Proposal closing                      3:00 p.m., December 6, 2018

            Proposal opening                     Date of Proposal closing

            Selection                                 Before 471 filing date (approximately March, 2019)

            Award of Proposal                  Contingent on E-RATE Award and District Funding

 
 
Category 2, Internal Connections
***Bidding Opens October 24, 2018***
 
 
 
RFP SCHEDULE
 

            Proposal offered                     October 24, 2018

            RFP/BID question deadline     4:00 p.m., November 19, 2018

            RFP/BID question response    4:00 p.m., November 21, 2018

            Proposal closing                      3:00 p.m., December 6, 2018

            Proposal opening                     Date of Proposal closing

            Selection                                 Before 471 filing date (approximately March, 2019)

            Award of Proposal                  Contingent on E-RATE Award and District Funding

 
 
RFP SCHEDULE
 

            Proposal offered                     October 24, 2018

            RFP/BID question deadline     4:00 p.m., November 19, 2018

            RFP/BID question response    4:00 p.m., November 21, 2018

            Proposal closing                      3:00 p.m., December 6, 2018

            Proposal opening                     Date of Proposal closing

            Selection                                 Before 471 filing date (approximately March, 2019)

            Award of Proposal                  Contingent on E-RATE Award and District Funding

 
 
Questions for all RFP's: General questions for all RFP's

18-19

******Note: Change email address for questions to: cusderate@chicousd.org   Disregard any references to erate@chicousd.org *******

Category 1, Internet Service Provider (ISP) & Telecommunication

***Bidding Opens December 27, 2017***

RFP SCHEDULE
    Proposal offered                     
            RFP/BID question deadline   
            :00 p.m., January 12, 2018
            :00 p.m., January 25, 2018
            Date of Proposal closing
            Selection                                 Before 471 filing date (approximately February, 2018)
            Award of Proposal                  Contingent on E-RATE Award and District Funding
RFP SCHEDULE
    Proposal offered                     
            RFP/BID question deadline   
            :00 p.m., January 12, 2018
            :00 p.m., January 25, 2018
            Date of Proposal closing
            Selection                                 Before 471 filing date (approximately February, 2018)
            Award of Proposal                  Contingent on E-RATE Award and District Funding
Addendum
Questions:
Question: Will the District consider a response for all schools vs. the current scope identified in RFP-100 Ethernet.
Answer: No. The scope as defined is for a specific project. The District has no need for a district wide proposal.

Category 2, Internal Connections

***Bidding Opens December 27, 2017***
RFP SCHEDULE
    Proposal offered                     
            RFP/BID question deadline   
            :00 p.m., January 12, 2018
            :00 p.m., January 25, 2018
            Date of Proposal closing
            Selection                                 Before 471 filing date (approximately February, 2018)
            Award of Proposal                  Contingent on E-RATE Award and District Funding
Addendum
Questions:
Question: We would like to request an extension to February 8th, or an additional week to offer the best pricing and product set.
Answer: Due to USAC deadlines and the need to get school board approval in time we cannot extend any of the deadlines in the RFP.
Question: Please provide the number of receptacles that are needed for PD2-002 (Liebert PD2-002 Power Distribution Unit) and PD2-102 (Liebert PD2-102 Power Distribution unit).
Answer: Please provide pricing for the quantities listed in the RFP. CUSD has already determined the specified quantities are sufficient for the scope of the project.
***THERE IS NO JOB WALK REQUIRED FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE RFP's***
Please send all questions and comments regarding these RFP's to Patrick Bossetti pbossett@chicousd.org

17-18

Information and RFP’s and RFP schedules for Year 20 and above can be found on the following page:

16-17

E-Rate Y19 Wireless - RFP# 2016-108 - PDF

RFP SCHEDULE

            Proposal offered                    
            RFP/BID question deadline  
            5:00 p.m., February 19, 2016
            2:00 p.m., March 8, 2016
            Date of Proposal closing
            Selection                                 Before 471 filing date (approximately April, 2016)
            Award of Proposal                  Contingent on E-RATE Award and District Funding

E-Rate Y19 Network Equipment - Shasta - RFP# 2016-107 - PDF

RFP SCHEDULE

            Solicit RFP/Bids                    
            RFP/BID question deadline  
            4:00 p.m., February 19, 2016
            RFP/Bid closing                     
            RFP/Bid opening                    Date of closing
            RFP/Bid Selection                  Before 471 filing date (approximately April 2016)
            Purchase Orders                      Contingent on E-RATE Award and School District Funding

E-Rate Y19 Network Equipment Racks - RFP# 2016-104 - PDF

RFP SCHEDULE

            Solicit RFP/Bids                           
            Mandatory Site Walk                  10:00 a.m. January 20, 2016
            RFP/BID question deadline      
            4:00 p.m., February 1, 2016
            RFP/Bid closing                          
            RFP/Bid opening                         Date of closing
            RFP/Bid Selection                       Before 471 filing date (approximately March 2016)
            Purchase Orders                        Contingent on E-RATE Award and School District Funding

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E-Rate Y19 Network Equipment - RFP# 2016-103 - PDF

 
RFP SCHEDULE

            Solicit RFP/Bids                       
            RFP/BID question deadline   
            4:00 p.m., January 27, 2016
            RFP/Bid closing                        
            RFP/Bid opening                       Date of closing
            RFP/Bid Selection                     Before 471 filing date (approximately March 2016)
            Purchase Orders                      Contingent on E-RATE Award and School District Funding
 
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***THERE IS NO JOB WALK REQUIRED FOR THE WIRELESS EQUIPMENT RFP***
Please Register for the mandatory Cabling Job Walk starting at Parkview Elementary (1770 E 8th St, Chico, Ca) ,at 8:10 am, on December 17th by emailing John Sclare at jsclare@chicousd.org with subject "Job Walk".  You can also reach me at 530-891-3000 x118.
It is recommended to register at least 24 hours prior to walk. Thank you!
There will be no other job walks scheduled for this RFP.
RFP SCHEDULE - Cabling Infrastructure
            Solicit RFP/Bids                          
            RFP Job Walk                               December 17, 2015  8am at Parkview Elementary, 1770 E 8th St, Chico
            RFP/BID question deadline           
            4:00 p.m., January 8, 2016
            RFP/Bid closing                           
            RFP/Bid opening                          
            RFP/Bid Selection                         Before 471 filing date (approximately 01/22/2016)
            Purchase Orders                           Contingent on E-RATE Award and District Funding

Cabling Infrastructure - Cabling Specification 3.2 Updated
  • Cabling Infrastructure Project I
    • Citrus, Chapman, and McManus Elementary Schools
  • Cabling Infrastructure Project II
    • Fair View High, Rosedale and Parkview Elementary Schools
  • Cabling Infrastructure Project III
    • Pleasant Valley and Chico High Schools
  • Cabling Infrastructure Project IV
    • Marigold Elementary
  • Cabling Infrastructure Project V
    • Inspire School of Arts and Science


  • E-rate Y19 - WIRELESS NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE

    ***THERE IS NO JOB WALK REQUIRED FOR THE WIRELESS EQUIPMENT RFP***
       

    E-Rate Y19 RFP for Wireless Equipment - PDF

    Contact:
    John Sclare
    Network Analyst
    jsclare@chicousd.org
     

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    15-16

    ***Bidding Opens January 7, 2015***

    RFP SCHEDULE
                Solicit RFP/Bids                          
                RFP/BID question deadline      
                4:00 p.m., January 23, 2015
                RFP/Bid closing                           
                RFP/Bid opening                           Date of closing
                RFP/Bid Selection                         Before 471 filing date (approximately 03/26/2015)
                Purchase Orders                           Contingent on E-RATE Award and District Funding
    *** There is no Walkthrough or pre-bid meeting required for  Network or Wireless Equipment RFP's.


    E-rate Y18 - WIRELESS AND NETWORK EQUIPMENT
      

    E-Rate Y18  Network Equipment

    E-Rate Y18 RFP for Network Equipment - PDF

    RFI Network Equipment:
    Question: How are each of these 4 campuses connected to the rest of the district?  Is an L3 router required at each campus demark or is that already provided and installed?
    Answer:   Our campuses are connected to the district via Comcast dark fiber provided and managed by our county office of education.Currently we have L3 switches provided by our county office of education. The new switches will be used as both L3 and L2 switches once installed.
    Question:  At each IDF, will L3 dynamic routing (OSPF) be required, or just static L3 routes?
     Answer:  Yes. We will be using OSPF with the new switches at the MDF only.
    Question: Is Brocade your current preferred standard?  Are you open to other vendors?
    Brocade is the current District standard.  We are open to receiving alternate quotes.
       
    E-Rate Y18 Wireless Equipment

    E-Rate Y18 RFP for Wireless Equipment - PDF

    RFI Wireless Equipment:
    Question: The RFP requests Ruckus HW and licensing. If we do not sell Ruckus wireless equipment, can our Dell Networking solution be considered an equivalent alternative?  
    Answer: CUSD will welcome bids for  (equivalent) alternative solutions.
    Question: Can we get floor plans in order to build wireless heat maps?   Or is the district just looking for quotes/BOMs?
    Answer: The District is just looking for quotes/BOMS.

    Contact:
    John Sclare
    Network Analyst
    jsclare@chicousd.org
     

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    14-15

    Priority 1, Internet Service Provider (ISP) & Telecommunication

    ***Bidding Opens January 21, 2014***

    E-Rate Y17 - Internet Service Provider (ISP)

    Addendum 1 (RFP 2014-131) February 6, 2014
    1. On page 8, item 2 d under specifications, does the 24 hour support have to be phone support or in-person support?  Is it possible to get lead time on support needed or is the request to be able to contact support at any time of day?
    The support requested is a contact person for resolving issues affecting service. This may include a contact that can respond to an outage or issue outside of regular business hours (including nights and weekends).

    2.On page 8, item 2 h under specifications, what are the specific ISP services that Chico USD would like granted control of?
    This may include Internet services such as web or web related services, email services, upgrades or replacement of equipment with customer-premises equipment or customer-provided equipment (CPE) for services or networking. CPE equipment would be maintained and managed by Chico USD and may be part of ISP’s services or may be customer provided outside of any ISP.

    3.On page 9, item 3 f under Additional Information Required, can you define what is meant by “Bid Security” and how that should be submitted?
    The bid security is intended to deter bidders from withdrawing their bids.  It gives the customer some assurance that the selected bidder will sign the contract or otherwise forfeit their bid security.
    A bid security guarantee is usually acceptable in one of the following formats: (i) unconditional bank guarantee, (ii) irrevocable letter of credit, (iii) certified check, (iv) bond or (v) School Transfer (if available). The bid security must be surrendered to the client if the bidder: (i) withdraws their bid before the end of the bid validity period, (ii) fails to sign the contract after the notification of award, or (iii) fails to provide a performance security, if required.

    4.On page 9, item 4 c under Pricing, can quarterly or yearly recurring cost be submitted instead of monthly?
    Annual pricing is acceptable.

    5.Can you confirm how Inspire Charter currently connects to the Internet?
    Inspire currently connects through Chico High School. Since this is a shared connection, the desired design is to give Inspire dedicated bandwidth to the Internet and not shared with Chico High School. 

    Addendum 2 (RFP 2014-131) February , 2014

    6.We are requesting that Chico USD would extend the due Date for RFP # 14-121 and RFP # 14-131 to Feb 28, 2014
    We cannot extend the deadline because we have to take the contracts to the board for approval before we can post to SLD. We only have a board meeting March 5th and 26th. If we wait until the board meeting on the night of March 26th (the deadline to post) we risk missing the deadline if there is any issues with the board approval. So we need to take this to the board meeting on March 5th. The deadline for the agenda and contracts for the board packets is February 26th.  Again, we need time for review and selection process and to prepare the board packet with summaries and sign contracts etc..

     

    E-Rate Y17 - Telecommunication- Fiber Optic Ethernet Services

     Addendum 1 (RFP 2014-131) February 11, 2014

    1. We are requesting that Chico USD would extend the due Date for RFP # 14-121 and RFP # 14-131 to Feb 28, 2014
    We cannot extend the deadline because we have to take the contracts to the board for approval before we can post to SLD. We only have a board meeting March 5th and 26th. If we wait until the board meeting on the night of March 26th (the deadline to post) we risk missing the deadline if there is any issues with the board approval. So we need to take this to the board meeting on March 5th. The deadline for the agenda and contracts for the board packets is February 26th.  Again, we need time for review and selection process and to prepare the board packet with summaries and sign contracts etc..


    Priority 2, Internal Connections for Chapman, Citrus, Fair View, Cal, and McManus

    ***Bidding Opens January 21, 2014***

    E-Rate Y17 - Cabling

    E-Rate Y17 RFP for Cabling

    Appendix B -  Scope of work and School diagrams
    There is no Walk-through required for the Cabling RFP bid.



    E-rate Y17 - ELECTRONICS

    Electronics - Switching

    E-Rate Y17 RFP for Network Electronics

    Network Electronics Excel Spreadsheet
    Addendum 1 (RFP 2013-104) February 2, 2014

    See Replacement Product numbers below:


     
    Addendum 2 (RFP 2013-104) - February 2, 2014
        
         Question:
          Answer:
         Question: 

         Answer:


    There is no Walkthrough required for the Network Electronics RFP bid.



    E-Rate Y17- Wireless LAN

    E-Rate Y17 RFP for Wireless
    Addendum 1 - February 2, 2014
    • There is no pre-bid meeing required for the Wireless LAN Project
    Addendum 2 - February 2, 2014
    Regarding ERATE RFP # 2014-107- Ruckus has informed me that the following parts are incorrect on this RFP and need to be changed as follows:

    Site: District Office

    901-5100-US10- change to 901-5100-UN10
    841-5500-3000- change to 841-5100-3000
    841-5500-3L00- change to 841-5050-3L00


    There is no Walkthrough required for the Wireless RFP bid.





    Contact:
    John Sclare
    Network Analyst
    jsclare@chicousd.org
    530-891-3000 x118

    13-14

    Priority 2, Internal Connections for Chapman, Citrus, AFC, Fair View, Cal, and McManus

    Bidding Opens February 1, 2013

    E-Rate Y16 - Cabling

    E-Rate Y16 RFP for Cabling


    Appendix B -  Scope of work and School diagrams

    CUSD DATA CABLING SPECIFICATIONS


    Addendum 1, February 4, 2013 Cabling Walkthrough Schedule


    Addendum 2, February 26, 2013 Cabling Scope update


    Cabling - Questions and Clarifications February 22, 2013



    E-rate Y16 - ELECTRONICS

    Electronics - Switching

    E-Rate Y16 RFP for Network Electronics

    Network Electronics Excel Spreadsheet
     

    RFP Question 1: (2/7/2013) Is there a Walkthrough required on February 8th for the Network Electronics RFP?

    RFP Answer 1:
    (2/7/2013) There is no Walkthrough required for the Network Electronics RFP bid.

    Network Electronics Addendum - Updated 2/12/2013 - Please Replace all of the part numbers (J8437A) with the new part number (J8438B) for all school sites.


    New replacement part number and description:

    Total of 8 Transceiver to substitute in Network Electronics RFP


    Electronics - Wireless

    E-Rate Y16 RFP for Wireless


    RFP Question 1: (2/7/2013) Is there a Walkthrough required on February 8th for the Wireless RFP?

    RFP Answer 1:
    (2/7/2013) There is no Walkthrough required for the Wireless RFP bid.

    RFP Question 2: (2/8/2013): How many access points per site are needed?

    RFP Answer 2: 
    (2/8/2013) A minimum of 14 Access Points are required at each site. Four of fourteen Access Points will need to support outdoor omni-directional antenna signal up to 100 yards. (please include antennas in the bid). Installation of the antenna cabling will not be required. Wireless Access point specifications must be equal or greater than  Hewlett Packard MSM460/MSM466 AP's.


    E-rate Y16 - Lync 2013/VoIP
    E-Rate Y16 RFP for Lync 2013/VoIP

    Questions and Answers - RFP for Lync

    RFP Question: 
    February 5th, 2013. I was curious if the district would consider the ShoreTel Unified Communications platform an acceptable substitute for the Microsoft Lync Server 2013 for this RFP?

    RFP Answer:    
    February 5th 2013. Yes, CUSD will consider an alternate solution (bid) for the Lync 2013/VOIP RFP.

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    Priority 1, District Telecommunications Services

     
    E-Rate Y16 - Telecommunications Services

    Bidding Opens February 1st, 2013

    E-Rate Y16 RFP for Cellular Services with Wireless Internet Access



    E-Rate Y16 - Telecommunications Services

    Bidding Opens January 16th, 2013
     
    E-Rate Y16 RFP for Local Telecommunications Services

    E-Rate Y16 RFP for Long Distance Telecommunications Services


    Contact:
    John Sclare
    Network Analyst
    jsclare@chicousd.org
    530-891-3000 x118