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Request for Proposals (RFPs)

2021 E-Rate Internet Services

Live Oak Public Libraries (LOPL) is soliciting proposals from qualified vendors for Asymmetrical (Asynchronous) and/or Symmetrical (Synchronous) Internet Access services for sixteen (16) sites.

Please click on the link below to review Live Oak Public Libraries' E-Rate Request for Proposals.

 

PROPOSED SCHEDULE

Issuance of RFP November 3, 2020
Deadline for Questions December 4, 2020
Proposal Due Date December 11, 2020
Award Contract by March 19, 2021
Service are Installed and Operational July 1, 2021

CONTACT INFORMATION

All questions regarding this RFP should be directed to kolbd@liveoakpl.org, with the subject of "E-RATE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL 2021-01 question" by December 4, 2020 at 4:00 PM . Please do not contact any libraries locations regarding this RFP.

Each proposer shall submit only one proposal. RFPs should be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to the following by mail, delivery service, or hand delivery no later than 1:00 PM EST, Friday, December 11, 2020. Proposals will be submitted to:
 
Derek Kolb, I.T. Director
Live Oak Public Libraries
2002 Bull Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401
Phone: 912-652-3694 | Fax: 912-652-3636
Email: kolbd@liveoakpl.org


2021 E-Rate Internet Services RFP Questions & Answers

Information will be posted in response to written questions submitted.

Question 1:
Does an RFP respondent need to submit a hardcopy of the RFP proposal, or is an electronic version allowed?

Answer:
Per the RFP, a hardcopy of the RFP proposal must be submitted per the instructions below:

Proposal Submission and Deadline
Each proposer shall submit only one proposal. RFPs should be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to the following by mail, delivery service, or hand delivery no later than 1:00 PM EST, Friday, December 11, 2020. Proposals will be submitted to:

Derek Kolb, I.T. Director
Live Oak Public Libraries
2002 Bull Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401
Phone: 912-652-3694 | Fax: 912-652-3636
Email: kolbd@liveoakpl.org


Question 2:
Exhibit B-Proposal Signature Page has a requirement for the vendor, if selected, to provide a Performance Bond.

  • Are you looking for a Bond to support the Performance of the Service?
    or
  • Are you looking for a Bond to support the integrity of the Proposal?

Following the answer to either of those questions, then can you advise what the Bond is to cover given the RFP outlines SLA requirements:

  • The totality of the contract value
    or
  • A percentage of the contract value

Answer:
The performance bond is required for the total value of the contract (as opposed to a portion of the value of the contract) to ensure the performance of the contract (as opposed to ensuring the value of the integrity of the proposal).


Question 3:
Can an electronic version of the RFP response be sent in addition to the required hardcopy RFP response?

Answer:
Yes, an electronic copy of the RFP response can be sent in addition to the required hardcopy RFP response. However, the hardcopy is the official response and must be submitted according to the RFP requirements.


Question 4:
On the "Evidence of Performance Bond", page 18, Exhibit-B lists "Bidder MUST provide Federal EIN and E-Rate SPIN" numbers. Is that section requiring the Performance Bond provider's or the RFP respondent's information?

Answer:
The term "bidder" is the RFP respondent.