Evangeline Parish School District E-Rate RFP
RE: Evangeline Parish School Board E-Rate Request for Proposals for Leased Lit and Dark Fiber (Related Network Equipment, Maintenance, and operation cost) Internet Access for Secondary Data Center
Evangeline Parish School District is seeking proposals for leased lit fiber Wide Area Network connectivity. As an alternative, the DISTRICT is seeking bids for Leased Dark Fiber Network, Maintenance, and Modulating Electronics and all other equipment necessary to make the broadband service functional. Pricing will be compared for both options to determine the most cost-effective solution.
The current network is a leased fiber WAN network, and there are 14 locations with 10 GIG connections. The District desires a fiber ring network and is considering adding a second data center to improve the network’s resilience. The DISTRICT is applying for Internet Access for a new Secondary Data Center Only. The District is currently in a contract for the primary data center.
Sealed proposals must be sent certified mail, UPS, FedEx, or hand-delivered to Evangeline Parish School District, or proposals may be uploaded to http://centralauctionhouse.com
The DISTRICT is not responsible for delays in uploading, and proposals received after the deadline will be disqualified.
|Description||Date & Time||Place and/or Contact|
|Release RFP||August 27, 2021||EPS Portal, Advertisement, http://centralauctionhouse.com|
|Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting||September 22, 2021 |
2:00 PM CST
|Inquiry Opens||September 23, 2021||EBSBERATE@epsb.com|
|Inquiry Closes||November 13, 2021||EBSBERATE@epsb.com|
|Proposals Due||November 17, 2021 |
2:00 PM CST
|Evangeline Parish School Board |
|Public Bid Opening||November 17, 2021 |
2:05 PM CST
|Evangeline Parish School Board|