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    E-Rate RFP Questions and Answers
    (Additional questions will be posted as needed)
     
     

    Equipment Purchase (21008773)

     

    • Question: Is the wireless network internal only, internal + guest hotspot, or guest hotspot only?
    • Answer: It has to be Internal + guest hotspot (4 SSIDs)

    • Question: Is the respondent expected to physically install all supplied equipment?
    • Answer: No, only the configuration of the equipment.

    • Question: Please confirm that the respondent is not expected to perform any cabling as past of this project.
    • Answer: Correct, no additional cabling will need to be performed for this bid.

    • Question: Also, if the LCP is arrived at without using GSA or other state contracts, please confirm that would be acceptable.
    • Answer: LCP requires that pricing offered be the lowest offered to similarly situated nonresidential customer, so GSA and State contracts that the Technology Center of DuPage is eligible for would apply.

     

     

    Basic Maintenance (210010348)

    The Technology Center of DuPage extends the bid due date for this FCC Form 470 to 2 pm CST on February 24, 2021
    Please submit your bids by then to: erate2122@tcdupage.org

    Serial numbers for the equipment that will be covered by any contract for basic maintenance can be obtained by written requested to erate2122@tcdupage.org

    • Question: Also, if the LCP is arrived at without using GSA or other state contracts, please confirm that would be acceptable.
    • Answer: LCP requires that pricing offered be the lowest offered to similarly situated nonresidential customer, so GSA and State contracts that the Technology Center of DuPage is eligible for would apply.

     

     

    Fiber Run Project

    • Question: Is there a diagram that I could look at to see route for fiber cable with wall penetration needed?  
    • Answer: Yes, attached below.
      fiber_run

     

    • Question: Does the cable need to be plenum-rated?
    • Answer: Yes, the cable needs to be plenum rated.

    • Question: How was the approximate 320' length determined? Electronically measured on existing cable? Measured with a wheel from MDF to IDF? Does it include up and down or just rack to rack?
    • Answer: The length was measured with a wheel, approximating straight line distances. Some overage was included in the 320'.

    • Question: Please confirm that we are to include the Panduit 1U enclosures as opposed to terminating in existing or owner-provided fiber termination enclosures.
    • Answer: Attached are two pictures which show room where the fiber can be terminated.
      MDF IDF
      MDF_rack IDF_rack


    • Question: Please confirm the work will be planned for after July1, 2021 upon e-rate funding.
    • Answer: If I am not mistaken, we can start around Jun 1, 2021, granted funding is allocated.

     

    Last Updated: 8/2/2021 1:16 AM