Government Contract | Illinois
CMS - E-rate Category 2 Internal Connections (RFP)

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000424610

Bid Title: CMS - E-rate Category 2 Internal Connections (RFP)

Agency Bid No. Title: 22037476

Received Date: 12/01/2015

Close Date: 01/04/2016

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point: Springfield, Illinois

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Bidder Preregistration


Specifications include, but are not limited to:CMS is seeking Vendors to enter into a long term contract to provide high speed internal connections to CMS Illinois school and library customers (CMS Customer). CMS may also place orders under the terms of the resulting contract for CMS or on behalf of State Agencies. CMS manages and operates the Illinois Century Network (ICN), a high speed broadband network serving over 6000 anchor institutions. CMS and its customers, including Illinois schools and libraries, will be eligible to place orders from the resulting contract(s). Internal connections are the high speed broadband wired and wireless connections within the property line of a school or library and are referred to within E-rate terminology as Category 2 connections. This Request for Proposal (RFP) is being issued in association with an E-rate Form 470 and responding Vendors are expected to respond to this RFP with equipment and services primarily eligible for funding under the E-rate program. Please see the current eligible services list for guidance at the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) website ( Pricing for CMS or CMS Customers that are eligible to place orders from the resulting contract will not exceed the pricing in the resulting contract(s). CMS makes no commitment to the Vendor regarding quantity of equipment or services to be purchased.Equipment and services being sought by CMS and CMS Customers, to enable the high speed internal connections, is divided into the following three Requirement Groups:Requirement Group 1 consists of equipment and associated professional servicesRequirement Group 2 consists of cable installation and verification servicesRequirement Group 3 consists of managed internal broadband services.

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Product Codes: 96218, 91551

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: State of Illinois - Central Management Services (CMS)

State: Illinois

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Norma Sutton Bureau of Strategic Sourcing, 401 South Spring Street, 801 Stratton Office Bulding, Springfield, Illinois, 62706

Phone: 312-814-3725




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