Josephine Community Library District invites qualified service providers to submit proposals for the district’s Internet Infrastructure Project, which seeks to supply specific network equipment and other project components at the four library branches in Grants Pass, Cave Junction, Williams, and Wolf Creek.
This request for proposal adheres to the informal, intermediate procurement process governed by Oregon Public Contracting Law as defined in Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 279B.070 and by JCLD Finance Policy 2-8, Contracts. Proposals must be submitted on or before 5 pm on January 7, 2019.
See information about another Internet procurement opportunity as part of this project.
The FCC administers the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries (commonly known as “E-rate”). Through E-rate, the library district is eligible for up to an 85 percent discount on specific Internet access equipment and components.
Proposing vendors must register as a service provider on the FCC Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) portal to access the FCC Form 470 Description of Services Requested and submit their proposals. This registration must be complete before submitting the proposal, and not after being awarded the contract. See the following for details about this procurement:
- FCC Form 470 #190006775, Description of Services Requested, available on the USAC portal
- Scope of Work and Instructions for the Internet Infrastructure Project — Internet Connections (pdf)
- Amendment 1: Responses to vendor questions (pdf)
The deadline for questions about the RFP was 5 pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, December 4. Answers were posted to this web page and the USAC portal on Friday, December 7.
Proposals must be submitted by email to Library Director Kate Lasky at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm Pacific Time on Monday, January 7. Proposal opening will take place at 9 am on Tuesday, January 8 in the Grants Pass Main Library, Ben Bones Room, 200 NW C Street, Grants Pass. The Internet Infrastructure Project is expected to start after July 2019.