Request for Proposal INTERNET BANDWIDTH Proposals are due by: 2:00:00 PM (PST), Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The City of Ashland is requesting proposals from companies interested in providing Internet Bandwidth, monitoring the City’s internet bandwidth needs, and managing the network routing of the internet bandwidth.
The successful proposer will be required to have a thorough knowledge and understanding of internet bandwidth network protocol, expert network administration, and the capability to manage multiple BGP (border gateway protocol) peering sessions.
The successful proposer will be required to provide support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and to maintain and manage the required internet bandwidth in a consistent and reliable manner. Combined uptime must be 99.99%, or greater. Proposer will be required to provide timely outage notification and resolution protocol for City staff to utilize.
The City’s intent is to award a contract to the successful proposer for a period of two years with the option of three one-year extensions, for a maximum term of five years. A financial review of service rates and bandwidth consumption will be completed quarterly and prior to the contract being extended.
This Request for Proposal (RFP) is intended to provide interested proposers with sufficient information to prepare and submit a proposal for consideration by the City.
The REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL is available by clicking on REQUEST BID PACKET (beneath this public notice) and logging into the system. You will need to log in to the system each time you would like to download the solicitation documents and any subsequently issued addenda.
In accordance with AMC Section 2.50.080, Competitive sealed proposals may be available online, but applicants will NOT be able to submit their proposals and/or responses online. Proposals must be delivered in hard copy form to the City in accordance with the requirements outlined in the RFP. Individuals that obtain the solicitation materials electronically are responsible for regularly checking for instructions, addenda, and related materials.
Contract terms, conditions and specifications may be reviewed in the City of Ashland, Purchasing Office, located at 90 N. Mountain, Ashland, Oregon.
Deadline for submitting questions and requests for additional information: 5:00 PM (PST), Friday, August 31, 2018.
Sealed Proposals must be received by 2:00:00 PM (PST), Wednesday, September 12, 2018, by Kari Olson, Purchasing Representative in the City of Ashland, Purchasing Office located at 90 N. Mountain Avenue, Ashland OR 97520. The proposals will be opened at 2:00:00 PM (PST), Wednesday, September 12, 2018,and the City will record and make available the identities of the proposers. Proposals will not be available for inspection until after the evaluation process has been completed and the Notice of Intent to Award has been issued.