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RFO Questions and Answers

ESGVROP RFO Questions and Answers:

 

Question: Clarification – is this a single PRI with 13 calling paths? Or 13 full PRI’s? If multiple PRIs, are the PBX machines located in the same room?

Answer: -A single PRI with 13 calling paths.

Question: Is it a requirement that these phone lines be true analog POTS lines or can it be substituted with analog-compatible phone lines?

Answer: Analog-compatible phone lines can be substituted

Question:   Are these phone lines being used for voice or data (alarm, credit card machine, fax, etc)?

Answer: These lines are being used for alarm, credit card machine, and faxes.

Question:    Are the long distance minutes to be used for the phone lines listed in Service Description #1 and/or Service Description #2? Or are additional phone lines required?

Answer: They are being used in service description 2.

Question:   Are the long distance minutes to be used for the phone lines listed in Service Description #1 and/or Service Description #2? Or are additional phone lines required?

Answer: Additional phone lines are not required.

Question: Clarification – does the method of transport need to be dial-up internet access or can an alternate transport method be used (DSL, cable modem, Ethernet over Copper, T-1, etc.)?

Answer: Alternate transport methods can be used

Question: Do you require public static IP addresses? If so, how many?

Answer: No static IP address required for the dial-up.

Question:   Clarification – are you requesting standard dedicated internet access or a point-to-point private line connection?

Answer: Standard dedicated internet access.

Question: Do you require public static IP addresses? If so, how many?

Answer: We require a minimum of 10 static IP addresses.

Question: Are all of the requested services terminated in a single location (MPOE or demarcation point)?

Answer: Yes, all at a single demarcation point.

Question: “I wanted to see if you were looking for 1, 3 or 5 years of licensing?”

Answer: At least 3 years of licensing for the devices

Question: Doesn’t look like a C-7 is necessary since no services are being requested on this 470, correct?   Will you accept any other contract vehicles besides CMAS? NJPA?  CALSAVE?

Answer: C7 is not necessary as this is for equipment only. We are only accepting CMAS as posted in the original RFP.

Question: Based on the CMAS Requirements on page 1 of the RFO document, can a NON CMAS provider present a response with a service based solution, such as a MANAGED WI-FI Solution that includes all of the REQUIRED equipment, as listed on page 10 under BILL OF MATERIALS

Answer: The statement on Page 1 means unless the District makes a notation to the contrary, which East San Gabriel Valley ROP did not, we will only accept quotes from CMAS vendors.”

Question: “Would you consider Aruba?”

Answer: While we are looking to keep existing manufacturer Ruckus, we are willing to review bids which are equivalent

Question: “Why are you requesting a more expensive controller based solution?”

Answer: We want a controller based solution for report reasons, onsite maintenance, reducing month to month charges, and in-house radius authentication.