Iberia Parish School Board (IPSB) desires to install IP-based telephone systems in the existing Educational Center and Administrative Building. Telephone equipment shall provide rich, converged, unified communications with both digital and VoIP capability and be compatible with T1/PRI, analog, and/or SIP trunks supporting traditional analog and digital endpoints, IP endpoints, SIP phones, and/or softphones. For purposes of establishing a “basis of design” regarding the desired functions and features of the replacement telephone systems Responders are directed to the Vertical model MBX IP equipment and Vertical Edge 4000 24 button phones with compatible station selector switch banks and single line telephones. Equivalent telephone system equipment and accessories shall be considered by the Owner but shall be objectively scored for compliance with the requirements of this RFP. The two new telephone systems must be equipped and installed to provide four digit dialing access to all extensions connected to both systems and the MBX Systems service the Maintenance, Food Services, and Special Education Buildings utilizing the Owner’s existing voice pathway between the two buildings (leased fiber). The goals of this project are improved communications reliability and accessibility for the occupants of the two buildings and the School System as a whole.
Sealed proposals will be received by the Iberia Parish School Board until 10:00 a.m. CDT on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the IPSB Administrative Office, located at 1500 Jane Street, mailing address P. O. Box 200, New Iberia, Louisiana 70562-0200 for the purchase of RFP #1034 Educational Center and Administration Building Telephone System Replacement. Proposals may also be viewed and submitted online at www.centralbidding.com. All proposals will be opened and read at the scheduled staff meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015.