RFPs for Library Internet

RFPs 2020 – 

IMPORTANT NOTICE Due to present circumstances and the USAC extension for filing Form 471, Park County Public Library extends the Bid Evaluation process until April 14, 2020. At that time, vendors will be notified of the results and agreements signed.

Bailey Library

Fairplay

Guffey

Lake George


If you have a question regarding an RFP, please contact Pat Shepard, Park County Public Library Manager, at 719-836-4299 or pshepard@parkco.us. In the interest of efficiency and transparency, questions and answers will be posted below.

RFP Q&A

Park County Public Library-General Questions & Answers Re: Responding to Library RFPs 2020

Question 1: If submitted proposals identify each Library Branch location, is that sufficient for this process?
Answer 1: Park County Public Library’s RFPs correspond to USAC defined categories. Each of our RFPs is specific not only to Library Branch location but also to USAC category of funding request: Internet Services, IC, MIBS, and BMIC. So, for clarity, kindly identify in your proposals what belongs with which RFPs by category and location. Each RFP contains evaluation criteria such that proposals are scored through a USAC category-specific, decision-making matrix associated with the corresponding RFP.

Question and Answer 2 regarding Park County Public Library WAPs

Question 2: Will the Library provide the WAPs to be installed or is this RFP for purchase and installation, and is there a preferred Brand?
Answer: The RFP is for both equipment and installation. There is not a preferred brand; however, the WAP must meet the requirements outlined in the RFP.

Question and Answer 1 regarding Bailey Library WAPs

Question: On your RFPs and floor plans, I did not see markings to indicate potential locations for wireless access points. Can you identify locations for the wireless access points?
Answer: Download from an assessment done a couple of years ago for wireless access points in the four branches of Park County Public Library.

Question and Answer 1 regarding Fairplay Library WAPs

Question: On your RFPs and floor plans, I did not see markings to indicate potential locations for wireless access points. Can you identify locations for the wireless access points?
Answer: Download the general evaluation results from an assessment done a couple of years ago for wireless access points in the four branches of Park County Public Library.

Question and Answer 1 regarding Guffey Library WAP

Question: On your RFPs and floor plans, I did not see markings to indicate potential locations for wireless access points. Can you identify locations for the wireless access points?
Answer: Download the general evaluation results from an assessment done a couple of years ago for wireless access points in the four branches of Park County Public Library.

Question and Answer 1 regarding Lake George Library WAPs

Question: On your RFPs and floor plans, I did not see markings to indicate potential locations for wireless access points. Can you identify locations for the wireless access points?
Answer: Download the general evaluation results from an assessment done a couple of years ago for wireless access points in the four branches of Park County Public Library.

Questions RE: RFP Park County Libraries


1. Regarding 1G from appliance to desktop, please confirm if desktop PC’s have GB NIC’s? Yes. Dell Optiplex 5070 & 5040 desktops using Intel I219-V 1Gb Ethernet Adapters

2. At least one of these are two-story buildings, is there conduit access for running cable to second floor. Bailey: No conduit. Cable run above ceiling tiles on first floor, and through drilled penetrations through solid floor above basement ceiling tiles feeding second floor. Current penetrations insufficient for additional cable installations.
Fairplay: Conduit feeding first floor from second floor exists, however, is insufficient for additional cable. More conduit and in-wall data ports will be required for patron computers as well as copier in front room.
Guffey: Single Story Building
Lake George: Single Story Building

3. Do we need to take network server configuration or PC configurations of any kind into consideration? No. All data cable runs will be between data termination points at client system / peripheral locations and centralized patch panel located in proximity to the network access appliances. All Server / PC configurations will be managed by Park County IT Department.

4. Where will the equipment be housed? Room, rack, wall mount Intermediate Distribution Frame (IDF) Bailey: IDF in 1st Floor closet. New patch panel required.
Fairplay: Wall mounted equipment on 2nd Floor, or wall mounted data cabinet on 2nd Floor, to be installed by Park County IT Department at future date. New patch panel required.
Guffey: Wall or desk mounted equipment in librarian office area. New patch panel required.
Lake George: Wall mounted equipment, in or near existing patron computer area.

5. If no network racks or IDF racks exist, are these expected to be in the bid as line items? Patch Panels to be included as line items in bid. Any racks required will be purchased and installed by Park County IT Department.

6. Is the equipment expected to be rack-mountable? Bailey: No. Patch Panel to be attached to existing particle board in IDF
Fairplay: Yes. PCG will likely install a wall mounted rack/cabinet.
Guffey: No. Patch panel to be either wall or desk mounted.
Lake George: Yes. PCG will likely install a wall mounted rack/cabinet.

7. Does the wireless access management need to be managed by on-site authorized employees? If so, what requirements are needed to support the employees to manage or monitor wireless users and access? Wireless access management needs to be managed by Park County Government IT Department staff, whose primary offices are located in Fairplay, CO. Wireless access management needs to be managed through a platform that can be accessed and managed both locally and from the PCG IT offices in Fairplay. Based on consultation with Denver Public Libraries IT staff, the Cisco Meraki Wireless Management Platform and access points are well suited to address needs. PCG and its libraries currently utilize 100% Cisco appliances for all security, network access and distribution, and wireless AP systems.

8. Are only two virtual networks required (private office data and guest)? Two Networks at each location: PCG Network (library staff access) Public Access Network (library patrons) Networks will be configured and managed by Park County Government IT Department.

9. What type switches are currently in place? Bailey: Cisco Catalyst 2960 24-port
Fairplay: Cisco Catalyst 2960 24-port
Guffey: Cisco ASA5505
Lake George: Cisco ASA5505

10. Are any existing switches intended to be kept? If so, what are their make and model? Bailey: Existing switch to be kept for staff network. New Cisco Catalyst 2960 24-port will be required for Public Access (Patron) network.
Fairplay: Existing switch to be kept for staff network. New Cisco Catalyst 2960 24-port will be required for Public Access (Patron) network.
Guffey: Existing Cisco ASA to be kept for staff network. New Cisco Switch or Firewall will be required for Public Access (Patron) network.
Lake George: Existing Cisco ASA to be kept for staff network. New Cisco Switch or Firewall will be required for Public Access (Patron) network.

11. Are there any existing contracts, subscriptions, licenses or otherwise that the RFP’s require we consider in regard to network hardware? All existing Cisco hardware is currently covered by Cisco SmartNet contract. All Dell computer systems are covered by Dell Warranties. All new Cisco equipment would need to be capable of being added to existing SmartNet contract currently being managed by Internetwork Experts Corporation (IEC) in Centennial, CO.

3-10-2020 Additional question regarding RFPs for Park County Public Library Q: Would it be okay for me to stop by the four library locations to do a site survey at each?
A: You are always welcome at our four library locations during regular hours. Kindly reserve questions for Pat Shepard (pshepard@parkco.us), however, rather than for our librarians. The hours of operation are listed on each of those basic floor plans included with the RFPs. Thank you.

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