• Hamilton Heights School Corporation

    2020 E-Rate Category 2 bid

    Managed Firewall Service & Purchase of Wireless and UPS

  • Timeline

    ● Questions Due 01-28-2020 by 4 PM EST

    ● Bids Due 02-27-2020 by 4 PM EST

    ● Target date for review of proposals 03-04-2020

    ● Anticipated selection of vendor 03-13-2020

     

    Questions

    Email Asked Jan 17, 2020, 12:34 PM.  Answered Jan 21, 2020, 8:30 AM

    • What is your current or projected bandwidth throughput?
      • Our current and expected internet service is 500,000 kbps symmetrical since 2017.
      • Peak school day outbound throughput for past 6 months averages 451,165 kbps
      • 95th Percentile school day outbound throughput for past 6 months is 308,143 kbps
      • Average school day outbound throughput for the past 6 months is 157,979 kbps

    • Also, what is your student enrollment count?
      • Student enrollment is 2,371 as of 01-21-2020
     
    Email Asked Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 4:36 PM.  Answered Jan 21, 2020 9:15 AM
     
    • If we decide to only bid on the Firewall & UPS portions of the RFP only will that affect our scoring in your evaluation?
      • Bidders are allowed to respond to the whole RFP or specific scope portion(s) of the RFP.  
      • Each scope portion of the RFP will be evaluated separately.
      • No added or reduced value will be placed on whole or specific scope portion(s) RFP responses.

    • If we bid on the Firewall, Access Point and RFP portions of the RFP: Assuming our pricing on the Access Points is somewhat higher than other but our Firewall solution is best: How would that affect our scoring?
      • Cost is the heaviest weighted factor
      • The evaluation will also focus on the substance of the details provided in response to the requirements herein including but not limited to technical details, contract terms, experience, references, and adherence to the response format provided.
      • While price will be the most heavily weighted factor in our evaluation of the bids, the School Corporation reserves the right to award the proposal to the best-qualified vendor. 

    Email Asked Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 12:06 PM.  Answered Tues, Jan 28, 2020 at 12:14 PM

    • What is your primary and redundant speed package from your ISP?
      • Our current and expected internet service is 500,000 kbps symmetrical since 2017.
      • Peak school day outbound throughput for past 6 months averages 451,165 kbps
      • 95th Percentile school day outbound throughput for past 6 months is 308,143 kbps
      • Average school day outbound throughput for the past 6 months is 157,979 kbps
      • We do not have redundant internet service.