E-RATE Q & A

This page is provided to publicly post and answer questions posed by providers about our Form 470.

QUESTION:

To ensure our bid reflects your needs as accurately as possible, can you please answer the following?
USERS-DEVICES / BANDWIDTH – Can you please confirm the number of devices you expect to be used concurrently, and the speed / specs of the expected internet connection the firewall will serve when it is activated?
SANDBOXING / ENCRYPTED TRAFFIC – Do you want us to include a quote that will allow the inspection of a portion (or all) encrypted traffic into your network? (HTTPS traffic, TOR browsing outside the content filtering function, within your network, malware downloaded via an encrypted connection, etc.)? March 27,  2017

ANSWER:

The device should be the same or equivalent to the Routerboard CCR1072-1G-8S+. The core component required is eight independently controlled 10G SP+ ports for layer 3 switching. The device is not acting as a firewall but will connect 250 concurrent devices on a 100Mbps symmetrical connection. No sandboxing/ encrypted traffic quote is necessary. March 29, 2017

QUESTION:

I wanted to see if there was any specific requirements for the switches?  Do you know how many ports are needed?  March 29, 2017

ANSWER:

Detail about the switch is given in the RFP document attached to the Form 470. March 29, 2017

QUESTION:

You are calling out for 9 wireless access points along with 1 switch. Do you have a preferred reseller that you’d like to receive a quote through? March 24, 2017

ANSWER:

No, we do not have a preferred reseller, but a history of excellent customer service and pricing is a factor in our bid evaluation process. March 24, 2017
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QUESTION:

Are you open to alternatives to Dell and D-Link? Is the school adding onto an existing network of those manufacturers? How many devices connect to the network and are there specific features that the firewall and switches must have? March 30, 2016

ANSWER:

We are only interested in Dlink to incorporate into the existing architecture in order to maintain device compatibility, interoperability and stacking ability. We are open to alternatives to Dell products, but generally stay away from Acer and HP. About 200 devices are on the network. March 30, 2016
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Funding Year 2015 Question:

I am wondering if you can help me to determine which type of 100M WAN service you are looking for me to quote on the 2 470s. I am looking at for Valley and Painted Rock Academies. Are you looking for a layer 2 or layer 3 service?

ANSWER:

Layer 3
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