Requests for Proposals (RFP)

RFP 20-105

Network Equipment – E-rate YR 2020 (YR23)

Deadline: 3 p.m. on January 22, 2020.

RFP 20-105 Questions and Answers

Q1. There are 12 MS390-48P-HW switches asked for and an additional (6) power supplies asked for. Would you please clarify the qtys are correct?

A1. 6 additional power supplies are correct.

Q2. Is the RFP walk through mandatory?

A1. The walk through is not mandatory, but highly recommended.


RFP 20-107

Wireless Equipment – E-rate YR 2020 (YR23)

Deadline: 3 p.m. on January 22, 2020.

RFP 20-107 Questions and Answers

Q1. The RFP equipment list asks for qty 130 MA-PWR-30W. This part number is a power adapter that plugs into a 120v AC outlet. Would you please expand on the reason for these adapters and why the POE+ ports on the switches won’t be used?

A1. 15 of the APs will be powered by the POE network switch ports. The rest of the APs will be used in mobile kits. A mobile kit includes a Cradlepoint and an Access Point (AP). The AP in the kit will require a MA-PWR-30W for power.

Q2. The Model of access point (the MR55) is a multigigabit access point. Is multigigabit a requirement? The model of switches in the switching RFP are not multigig capable.

A1. Multigigabit is not a requirement.

Q3. During the walkthrough it was clarified that only approximately (15) of the APs will be installed in the two main buildings at Visions Main Office, 5030 El Camino Ave. What is the plan for the additional AP’s? What type of installation services are required?

A1. The additional AP’s will be used in mobile kits. Vendor will work with Visions to configure access points, wireless network, vlans, security policies, guest portal, and etc.


RFP 20-108

UPS Equipment – E-rate YR 2020 (YR23)

Deadline: 3 p.m. on January 22, 2020.

RFP 20-108 Questions and Answers

Q1. Do you really need 2hr run time and if so, these UPS’s will take 8U space in the cabinet and it is questionable if cabinet will support the weight.

A1. Our current UPS provides about 2 hours of run time at the moment so yes we would like to keep the run time close to two hours.

Q2. Ultimately, we need to know the total power consumption for all the devices per IDF cabinet in order to spec these UPS’s as accurately as possible.

A1. The MDF current total power consumption is roughly 2400W.
A2. The IDF current total power consumption is unknown. Please assume the UPS will be powering two Cisco Meraki MS390-48P switch or equivalent with ten POE/POE+ devices connected.

Q3. We would also need to know electrical outlet type and its capacity per IDF cabinet.

A1. The MDF has two 30 AMP (see images below) and multiple 15 AMPs outlets. There is a 4-post rack with plenty of space and can hold the weight.
A2. The IDF has multiple 15 AMP outlets and includes a 2-post open frame network equipment rack with plenty of space. Note that this is not a 4-post rack.

Q4. Is the RFP walk through mandatory?

A1. The walk through is not mandatory, but highly recommended.

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