CPA2017

Crown Preparatory Academy


Request For Proposals

for

Category 2 Services,

E-Rate Funding Year 2017-18


Corresponding to Form 470

#170070289


April 11, 2017

 
Questions and Answers
Questions and Answers related to this RFP will be posted here.  Please use the Submit a Question form at left to submit a question.

Q: I understand that job walk will be held, is there any details or a floor plan for the cabling scope of work?
A: No job walk will be held, and we do not have any details or floor plan for the cabling scope of work as we are anticipating moving to a new facility but do not have any details yet. Please prepare your proposal based solely on the information in the RFP.

Q: What are you currently using for your WLAN?
A: The school is currently a tenant and utilizes the current owner's WLAN. However, the school is planning to move to a new location.

Q: Is this a new project or an expansion?
A: This will be a new project.

Q: How many buildings are you looking to install WiFi in?
A: 1

Q: Any sort of initiatives? (guest access, 1:1, BYOD, online testing)
A: Guest access and BYOD are nice to have but not required; the school will be doing 1:1 and online testing.

Q: Driving factor?
A: Performance and cost effectiveness.

Q: Switching equipment: “include all necessary HW to connect to switches to one another” Are you referring to stacking capability (are they all going to be installed in same cabinet?) or fiber transceivers and fiber patch cords?
A: You can assume switches will be installed in the same cabinet.

Q: Which model of Meraki WAP’s do you currently use?
A: The school does not currently have Meraki WAPs; our other school currently has MR32.

Q: Cabling: in order to estimate cabling it is important we walk the site to see facilities and cable drop locations, would you be able to provide us with a walk?
A: No job walk will be held, and we do not have any details or floor plan for the cabling scope of work as we are anticipating moving to a new facility but do not have any details yet. Please prepare your proposal based solely on the information in the RFP.

Q: For the 60 additional drops are these being done in pairs of 2 or 4?
A: Pairs of 2.

Q: Could you elaborate more on your switch requirements? We want to make sure that we quote you a complete product.
A: Please consult our RFP for details on the equipment requirements. If you need further information, you are welcome to submit your specific question(s).

Q: We will be quoting 95 80ft runs. Is that the way that Crown wants the CPA.4 done?
A: Yes, that will work.

Q: Please clarify the Total of wireless controllers shown on Appendix C.
A: 35 indicates the number of APs to be managed.

Q: Are we to provide any wireless controllers with this bid?
A: Yes, see RFP Section III.A, Item CPA.3: "Wireless Access Point and Controller Solution."

Q: For the cabling, are we to quote riser or plenum rated?
A: Plenum.

Q: Are Patch cords required?
A: Yes, include any cables necessary to connect all the devices in your proposal.