2016-2017 Category 1 (closed)

470 #170047237 Application Questions (the new application is in replacement of: #170047109 & #170047208)

Carmel Clay Schools' multi-hub WAN has three key sites. An internet circuit is needed at each of those locations which are noted below.

Please confirm the addresses where service is needed?

Educational Services Center (termination in the mdf)
5201 E Main Street
Carmel, IN 46033
Please note 5201 E Main Street was formally known as 5201 E 131st Street.

Carmel High School (termination in the phone room required)
520 E Main Street
Carmel, IN 46032

Creekside Middle School (termination in the mdf)
3525 W 126th Street
Carmel, IN 46032

Today’s service has a vendor provided Router.  Is the Vendor provided router a requirement? 
If the propsed solution requires routers, they should be included.

Is there a particular ending date requirement? 
No, multiyear proposals will be considered.

Carmel Clay’s preference on previous contract's was 36 months.   Is this still the preference?

Carmel Clay is willing to entertain multiyear contracts, but requests a contract end date in sync with the E-Rate funding year

Would the winning bid need site growth options in addition to the sites listed?

Providing growth options at the three sites specified in the bid, is the expectation.

Is this request for a spoke and hub network?
Yes, this is a multi-hub network with the three hub sites being described above and switching requirements are listed above.

In regards to options, there would be quite a few configurations between 1Gig and 10Gig capacities.  Would there be 3 or 4 tiers of most interest (1Gig, 2Gig, and 10Gig, for example). 
We would like pricing at all levels, for all circuits, so we can increase our capacity based on instructional demands.

Is the district WAN located at: CARMEL-CLAY SCHOOLS  5201 E MAIN ST, CARMEL, IN 46033? 
One of the three hubs of the WAN is located at the address above.  The other two hubs are noted in the first question on this page.