Network Infrastructure Upgrades RFP Attachment: SCPPS 2016 RFP for Network Infrastructure Upgrades.pdf 
St. Charles Parish Public Schools
RFP: 29212436
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St. Charles Parish Public Schools (SCPPS) is seeking written proposals from E-rate eligible vendors for network infrastructure upgrades to its LAN and WAN at the listed school sites in order to meet the districts needs today and in the future. All responses must propose E-rate eligible, cost-effective equipment and services, as specified in this request. These upgrades will enable the district to provide network connectivity to facilitate network/web-based instructional and administrative resources that support teaching and learning.

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Started: 04-Feb-2016 12:00:00 AM
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comnet on 10-Feb-2016 12:43:37 PM
There is no mention of site surveys/walkthroughs in the RFP. What are our options for visiting sites, and/or what actions do we need to take to schedule visits?
StCharlesITS on 11-Feb-2016 02:01:57 PM
There is no mention of site surveys/walkthroughs in the RFP. What are our options for visiting sites, and/or what actions do we need to take to schedule visits? Vendors should reference the SCPPS_Site_Maps document for information regarding school sites. If there are any specific questions regarding sites, please post your question(s) here. Site walkthroughs will only be conducted with the awarded vendor(s) upon selection.
aarelectron on 17-Feb-2016 04:57:49 PM
Is there any underground cabling trenching or boring in this project?
aarelectron on 18-Feb-2016 10:05:10 AM
Do you have measurements of each building we need to do your access points?
comnet on 19-Feb-2016 09:23:50 AM
1. What type of ceilings do the buildings have? E.g. Drop tile/Hard 2. Do you currently have enough racks to support the amount of equipment needed estimated by you in the RFP? If not, how many racks are needed? 3. Will conduit be required for Access Points? 4. Will fiber optic cabling have to be in conduit from Point A. to Point B.? 5. Does the cabling need to be plenum? 6. What is your existing network composed of (electrical equipment)? Please include vendors.
StCharlesITS on 19-Feb-2016 09:53:22 AM
Is there any underground cabling trenching or boring in this project? There may be some instances where boring is necessary, although much of the outdoor cabling work will be run along breezeways. Costs for boring must be noted in the Additional Costs section of the SCPPS 2.3 Cabling Cost Sheet. Be sure to identify units.
StCharlesITS on 19-Feb-2016 09:58:37 AM
Do you have measurements of each building we need to do your access points? No. Access points should be priced based on the estimates listed in section 2.1.1 of 2.1 Wireless. The estimates are based on one access point per classroom and one access point per each administrative area. Once a proposal is accepted, SCPPS will work with the vendor to finalize the number of access points needed to provide appropriate coverage.
StCharlesITS on 19-Feb-2016 10:09:53 AM
1. What type of ceilings do the buildings have? E.g. Drop tile/Hard - Almost all ceilings are drop tile ceilings. 2. Do you currently have enough racks to support the amount of equipment needed estimated by you in the RFP? If not, how many racks are needed? SCPPS will supply any racks that are needed above the racks that exist. 3. Will conduit be required for Access Points? Please reference 2.3.1.12. 4. Will fiber optic cabling have to be in conduit from Point A. to Point B.? Please reference items 2.3.1.11 and 2.3.1.12 listed in the cabling requirements. 5. Does the cabling need to be plenum? No, as listed in requirement 2.3.1.7. 6. What is your existing network composed of (electrical equipment)? Please include vendors. Please be more specific with this question.
Transformyx on 19-Feb-2016 04:56:59 PM
Wireless (Section 2.1) 1. Section 2.1.1 the RFP states, “Vendor must review the maps to propose a network design and access point model/quantities for indoor wireless coverage at each site.” Does SCPPS have a preferred coverage model? (Density or Coverage?) a. Does St. Charles Parish Public School District currently have any one-to-one initiatives? i. If so, at which sites? b. Is coverage in gyms, auditoriums and cafeterias desired? c. Is coverage needed in any outdoor areas? d. Does SCPPS require machine certificates or user based authentication for the Wireless network?
Transformyx on 19-Feb-2016 04:57:27 PM
2. (Section2.1.2.8) Would SCPPS consider a controller-less solution?
Transformyx on 19-Feb-2016 04:58:11 PM
5. If we would like to proposed two options for network switching, do we need to submit two separate RFPs, or can we create an “optional solution” section?
Transformyx on 19-Feb-2016 04:58:46 PM
6. Would SCPPS like to see options for 8 port switches, 24 port switches or power injectors for areas that do not require 48 POE ports?
Transformyx on 19-Feb-2016 05:01:02 PM
8. (Section 2.3.1.24) Does SCPPS have specific requirements for the vendor supplied racks?
Transformyx on 19-Feb-2016 05:01:29 PM
9. Are UPS required as part of the response?
Transformyx on 19-Feb-2016 05:11:05 PM
10. Is SCPPS asking for the manufactures’ software maintenance program in this section or would they like pricing on the vendor’s services or both? Does the district prefer this to be quoted monthly, yearly, or by device?
StCharlesITS on 22-Feb-2016 08:45:02 AM
Wireless (Section 2.1) 1. Section 2.1.1 the RFP states, â??Vendor must review the maps to propose a network design and access point model/quantities for indoor wireless coverage at each site.â?? Does SCPPS have a preferred coverage model? (Density or Coverage?) Density a. Does St. Charles Parish Public School District currently have any one-to-one initiatives? i. If so, at which sites? Yes, the Satellite Center is one-to-one. The other sites do not currently have one-to-one, but this initiative is a future possibility. b. Is coverage in gyms, auditoriums and cafeterias desired? Yes. c. Is coverage needed in any outdoor areas? No d. Does SCPPS require machine certificates or user based authentication for the Wireless network? Both options must be considered.
StCharlesITS on 22-Feb-2016 08:45:58 AM
2. (Section2.1.2.8) Would SCPPS consider a controller-less solution? Yes.
StCharlesITS on 22-Feb-2016 08:47:07 AM
5. If we would like to proposed two options for network switching, do we need to submit two separate RFPs, or can we create an â??optional solutionâ?? section? An optional solution is acceptable and will be evaluated separately.
StCharlesITS on 22-Feb-2016 08:48:02 AM
6. Would SCPPS like to see options for 8 port switches, 24 port switches or power injectors for areas that do not require 48 POE ports? No.
StCharlesITS on 22-Feb-2016 08:48:52 AM
8. (Section 2.3.1.24) Does SCPPS have specific requirements for the vendor supplied racks? Vendor will not supply racks. SCPPS will supply racks.
StCharlesITS on 22-Feb-2016 08:49:10 AM
9. Are UPS required as part of the response? No.
StCharlesITS on 22-Feb-2016 09:05:35 AM
10. Is SCPPS asking for the manufacturesâ?? software maintenance program in this section or would they like pricing on the vendorâ??s services or both? Vendor must state the manufacturer provided maintenance program. The vendor may also provide information on their services. Does the district prefer this to be quoted monthly, yearly, or by device? Vendor should propose the option most beneficial to SCPPS.
StCharlesITS on 22-Feb-2016 09:14:28 AM
-------------------- AS PER THE TIMELINE OF EVENTS IN THE NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES RFP, THE VENDOR QUESTION DEADLINE WAS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016. --------------------
UPDATE/ADDENDUM HISTORY
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cindynormand
For entire project DETEL 0.0000 07-Mar-2016 08:56:43 AM
 
Also, we acknowledge the addendum for CONTRACTOR CONTRACTUAL AND INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS.

Thank you,
Cindy Normand
Delivery: 0 Days
Transformyx
For entire project Transformyx, Inc 0.0000 07-Mar-2016 11:04:47 AM
 
To: St. Charles Parish Public Schools
13855 River Road
Luling, LA  70070

Response to: St. Charles Parish Public School Network Infrastructure Upgades (Erate funding year 2016-2017)

From: Transformyx, Inc. and Data-Tel of Louisiana
6867 Bluebonet Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA  70810
SPIN: 143026008
Fed Tax ID: 72-1428284
Delivery: 28 Days
ICT115
For entire project ICT, Inc. 0.0000 07-Mar-2016 11:51:00 AM
 
Delivery: 0 Days
cmack1722
For entire project First communications Co. 0.0000 07-Mar-2016 11:56:08 AM
 
Professional services from Alcatel Lucent to turn up switches will be $ 68,500.00
Delivery: 2017 Days
comnet
For entire project Com-Net Services, LLC 0.0000 07-Mar-2016 11:58:20 AM
 
Com-Net Services, L.L.C.

Response to St. Charles Parish Public Schools Network Infrastructure Upgrages RFP
Delivery: 0 Days
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