Response Due: Tuesday April 19, 2016, 2 p.m.
Purpose and Scope. The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals from vendors for the purchase of wireless access points, Power over Ethernet switch upgrades, uninterruptable power supplies, and controller upgrade for fifteen (15) sites and facilities in the Alameda Unified School District (the “District”), pursuant to Public Contract Code section 20118.2. General information about the District can be found at http://www.alameda.k12.ca.us.
The District is seeking to upgrade secure wireless coverage to all points within school district buildings. The acquisition will include AP’s and 10 Gig switches.
In addition, the District is requesting proposals for Uninterrupted Power Supplies (UPS) for all MDF and IDF cabinets and an upgrade to its existing wireless controller(s).
Alameda Unified School District is requesting proposals from qualified, professional technology vendors for Information Technology Support Services. The ideal vendor will provide technical support, assistance, hardware and software troubleshooting, system maintenance and training, and documentation of UCD’s hardware and software inventory.
Questions and Answers:
1. Vendor plans to bid, however they cannot agree to the Piggyback Clause in Section 1.29 and will have to red line that section (page 9). Will this present any issues?
A: The piggy back clause is part of the RFP
2. We would like to bid an equivalent networking solution to the HP that is listed on the RFP. Will you be considering other networking manufacturers? if so, do you need to approve it?
A: It is highly unlikely that we consider HP network equipment, but the RFP does state ‘Or equivalent’, so I cannot be certain until we’ve seen the bid
3. Do you plan to award the bid as a total project or will someone win the wireless, another vendor wins the networking, etc.? In other words, will there be separate awards?
A: The RFP does not state that we will NOT split the awards. Depending on the bids we may or may not contact the vendor and ask if they are willing to split their bid.