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Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000444825

Bid Title: Wide Area Network (WAN)

Agency Bid No. Title: 16-046

Received Date: 12/22/2015

Close Date: 01/27/2016

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated


Specifications include, but are not limited to:The Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) is accepting Request For Proposals (RFP) from qualifiedtelecommunication service providers to provide full duplex fiber optic ethernet wide area network services toapproximately 150 locations. Fort Worth ISD currently has fiber optic ethernet circuits (100Mbps & 1,000Mbps)connected to the District Network Operation Center located at 1850 I. M. Terrell, Fort Worth, TX 76102.The District is requesting pricing for fiber optic ethernet circuits to be terminated at the district facilities at theaddress and bandwidth as specified in the pricing tables A,B, & C. The proposed service must provide thebandwidth specified at each site (100Mbps, 1,000Mbps, 10,000Mbps) within the pricing tables A,B & C via adedicated full duplex point to point fiber optic ethernet circuit/bandwidth between each FWISD facilityand the District Network Operations Center. The Proposer may use MPLS/DWDM as an aggregationtechnology at the district network operations center due to the bandwidth requirements at this location. The totalbandwidth availability at the District Network Operations Center must exceed the total bandwidth of all installedservices for all FWISD facilities. The service provider shall be responsible for all cost to deliver, install, andterminate the fiber optic ethernet circuit at the main distribution frame at each facility as defined by Fort WorthISD. Fort Worth ISD and vendor mutually agree that sites may be added and deleted to the agreement during theterm of the agreement. The agreement shall also allow for an increase in bandwidth at each site during the term ofthe agreement.This RFP does not include any cabling or wiring modifications beyond the service providers point ofdemarcation. The FWISD requires this service to be installed and available for service on July 1, 2016.SPECIFICATIONS:1. The proposer must submit the service providers best pricing plans in Section VIII.2. Service provider must include any surcharges, fees, and any other costs inclusive of construction chargeson the pricing sheet.3. A portion of the payment for this contract will come from the School and Libraries Division (SLD)administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). FWISD is eligible for a certainpercentage discount, to be verified by the SLD. FWISD has historically utilized the Billed EntityApplicant Reimbursement (BEAR) Form (FORM 472) for reimbursement from the SLD. The contractedservice provider shall acknowledge acceptance of this process. The contracted service provider furtheragrees to provide FWISD with the signed and dated page 4 of the BEAR Form (or on-line certification)within 7 calendar days of submission to the designated individual and/or department responsible forsignature thereof (or successful submission of the on-line BEAR form). Contracted service providerfurther agrees to fully cooperate with the District in the event the District elects to convert to the serviceprovider invoice method during the term of the contract

Product Codes: 20664, 83829, 96218, 20464, 83833

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: Fort Worth Independent School District

State: Texas

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Skip Gerrard, Purchasing Department Purchasing Department, 100 N. University Drive, Suite NW 140-F, Fort Worth, Texas, 76107

Phone: 817-814-2200




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