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For FY2020-21, the South Kitsap School District is requesting proposals for three E-rate projects.

Cabling Upgrades (Closed) Last updated: 3/16/2020

  • eRate 470 # 200023992
    • The 470 was posted 2/15/2020.  RFP responses are due by 4:30 p.m. on 3/16/2020.  Due to the Covid-19 issue the Due date for the Cabling Upgrade RFP has been extended to Fri. 3/20/2020 at 4:30 p.m.
    • Review the RFP document posted with the 470 for RFP response requirements.
    • Q1: For the 4” cores required from the 1st FL to the 2nd FL, do we need to x-ray the floor prior to doing the core?
      • A1: It is the vendor's responsibility for a successful cable install.  It seems prudent to do some type of xray or sound test to determine what is in the core path so you don't hit something and have a big repair bill. 
    • Q2: Do we need to provide any copper or fiber patch cables?
      • No - we don't need any copper or fiber patch cables.


Ruckus Smart Zone Upgrade (Closed)


UPS Upgrades (Closed) Last updated: 2/25/2020

  • eRate 470 # 200024151
    • The 470 was posted 2/15/2020.  RFP responses are due by 4:30 p.m. on 3/16/2020. 
    • Review the RFP document posted with the 470 for RFP response requirements. 
    • Q1:  The AP9641 NM3 NIC as a standalone item is ineligible for erate.  The SMX2000RMLV2UNC unit is similar to the unit on the RFP list and has an AP9631 NM2 NIC pre-installed that is eligible for erate.  Can we substitute the SMX2000RMLV2UNC for the SRT2200XLA?
      • A1: NO this not an acceptable substitution. 
        • The SRT technology is preferred over the SMX technology.
        • I only expect to rack mount about 5 to 6 devices so don't want to pay a price bump on every unit for rack rails that I will not use.
        • I specified the AP9641 NM3 NIC to get more log space, additional  security protocols and a longer product life. 
        • I have a large number of the AP9631 NM2 NICs in service that I will need to replace over the next three years because it will be End-of-Sale in Dec. 2020 and End-of-Life in Dec. 2022.

The RFP documents associated with each 470 contain specific eligibility and submission requirements, please review the RFP documents.