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  • Request for Proposal for WAN/Internet/Firewall Access

    Request for Proposal for WAN/Internet/Firewall Acess
    Posted on 11/09/2020

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    RFP 21-07 for WAN/Internet/Firewall Access. The PAEC Evaluation Committee recommended vendor for this RFP is Information Transport Soluctions, Inc. A UNITI Company. This recommendation will be taken to the PAEC Board of Directors and the Washington County School Board for their consideration. If approved, PAEC will initiate negotiations of the final terms and conditions. 

    Questions and Answers:

    1. Attachment C only lists a single site for a Wide Area Network (WAN) Is there a list of additional WAN sites with addresses for each? No, not at this time.
    2. Will the 753 West Boulevard Chipley, FL 32428 site function as the aggregation site for all the WAN end points? Yes.
    3. Will the WAN end sites and aggregation site all be quoted at 1 Gbps, 5 Gbps, and 10 Gbps? Only the aggregation site at this time.
    4. Is there a network design that can be provided by PAEC showing the requested solution? No.
    5. In the RFP, PAEC requested Internet connectivity up to 2.5 Gbps but the 470 requested
      Internet connectivity up to 2 Gbps. What is the maximum Internet bandwidth you would like proposed? The max is what is shown on the 470.
    6. Would PAEC be open to accepting proposals that only included the Internet connectivity? Proposals that address the requests on the RFP will be the ones that are reviewed.
    7. The Form 470 has a minimum of 1 Gbps and maximum of 2 Gbps, however the RFP is requesting pricing for  Internet Access up to 2.5 Gbps. Please clarify. The max is what is shown on the 470.
    8. The Form 470 has a minimum of 1 Gbps and maximum of 2 Gbps, however the RFP is requesting pricing for  WAN services up to 10 Gbps. Please clarify. The max is what is show on the 470.
    9. The RFP is asking for WAN services but only one location is listed. Please provide all locations requiring WAN services with physical street addresses. At this time there are no other locations.
    10. The Form 470 does not include a request for a Category 2 Firewall. Will the Consortium be amending the current Form 470 or submitting a new one? The Consortium only qualifies for Category 1 services.
    11. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, will you accept responses submitted via email? Please refer to the RFP for submission options.
    12. We require physical site surveys to complete our price proposal. Please provide contact information for the person we can coordinate with to complete the site survey(s).  Sigfredo Rodriguez, sigi.rodriguez@paec.org.
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