E-Rate Year 19 (2016-2017) - RFP
Questions and answers for WAN RFP
Q: I am inquiring today to see if the due date can be extended. Could a request for an extended due date be granted?
A: PUSD is not extending the original due date and time presented in the RFP.
Q: You say you are awarding a 36 month contract effective 8/1/2016 but on page 2 of the RFP you state the majority of the sites are under contract until 2017 with 4 under contract until 2018. This would appear to violate the rules prohibiting duplicative services. Can you clarify?
A: The current WAN network service cannot provide the connectivity speed requested in this RFP.
Q: The RFP states a 100% performance bond will be required. This is a request for leased lit services so you would in effect be requiring the vendor to bond a service under their control, not the district. Further, as a California CLEC you would have protection from CPUC should we fail to perform. We respectively request the bonding requirement be removed as it is inappropriate.
A: The successful Bidder will no longer be required to furnish a Performance Bond. Please see Addendum 1 on the PUSD website. www.pittsburg.k12.ca.us/erate