2022 E-Rate RFP

 Central Rappahannock Regional Library

Request for Telecommunications and Internet Services

This RFP is associated with E-Rate Form 470 #220016344

A copy of this RFP may also be found online at http://www.librarypoint.org/erate_rfp

All inquiries should be directed to:

Mr. Don McGowan

Network and Telecommunications Manager

Central Rappahannock Regional Library

125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 180

Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Phone: 540-372-1144 ext 7010

Fax: 540-834-0767

E-Mail: dmcgowan@crrl.org


These services are part of Central Rappahannock Regional Library's Universal Service Year 2022 E-Rate Application 

All proposals are to be kept within the guidelines of the Universal Service Program (E-Rate).

The start date for these services is July 1, 2022.

Internet Services Requested:

The Library is seeking dedicated internet access services to the following Library's facilities. 

Proposals must include availability and costing of internet service to BOTH branches.  

Pricing must include availability and pricing for Month-to-Month, 1 year, 2 year, and 3 year contracts.

The data rates listed below are minimum downstream rates.  Higher rates will be considered and upstream rates will be a factor in final selection. We are seeking  gig port connections at each location but can go as low as 200 MB port connection.

The locations will require at least 2 static IP addresses.

The provider must include all costs associated with the provision of bringing the data line into the data centers at each of the following locations. This includes but is not limited to provision of fiber, conduit, pull strings, handboxes, and trenching if necessary. All bids will be presumed to include these costs.

While price will be the primary factor in awarding a contract, several other factors will be considered including ability to increase bandwidth without hardware upgrades, and coverage of all locations will also be considered.

Email addresses, web hosting space, and other services are not required and will not be factored into final selection.

Branch data:

Porter Branch

2001 Parkway Boulevard

Stafford, VA 22554-3972

Phone: 540-372-1144 ext 7300

Minimum Required data rate: 200 Mb

Fried Center Branch

124 Old Potomac Church Road

Stafford, VA 22554

Phone: 540-372-1144 ext 7650

Minimum Required data rate: 200 Mb

Please post questions by Feb 15th.

Any vendor questions answered by the library will be posted here:

Vendor Questions and Answers (http://www.librarypoint.org/erate_rfp_qa)

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