2021 E-Rate RFP

 Central Rappahannock Regional Library

Request for Telecommunications and Internet Services

This RFP is associated with E-Rate Form 470 #210018819

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 2021 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, 2021.

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 ALL 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 would consider lower port speeds of 200 mbs

The Library Service Center requires at least 14 static public IP addresses. All other locations will require at least 2 static IP address.

The provider must have access rights on the properties listed and 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 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:

Fredericksburg Branch

1201 Caroline Street

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Phone: 540-372-1160

Minimum Required data rate: 200 Mb


Howell Branch

806 Lyons Blvd.

Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Phone: 540-899-1703

Minimum Required data rate: 200 Mb


Salem Church Branch

2607 Salem Church Road

Fredericksburg, VA 22407-6451

Phone: 540/785-9267

Minimum Required data rate:  200 Mb


Snow  Branch

8740 Courthouse Road

Spotsylvania, VA 22553

Phone: 540-507-7565

Minimum Required data rate:  200 Mb


Cooper Branch

20 Washington Avenue

Colonial Beach, VA 22443

Phone: 804-224-0921

Minimum Required data rate:  200 Mb


Montross Branch

56 Polk Street

Montross, VA 22520

Phone: 804-493-8194

Minimum Required data rate:  200 Mb


Newton Branch

22 Coles Point Road

Hague, VA 22469

Phone: 804-472-3820

Minimum Required data rate:  200 Mb


Library Service Center

125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 180

Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Phone: 540-834-0623

Minimum Required data rate:  200 Mb

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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