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Bidding for FY 14 (2011-2012)
Orenda Education will be accepting bids for technology services for FY 14, 2011-2012, through January 17, 2011.


Orenda uses the following criteria for evaluation:

Evaluation Factor

Maximum Points

COST

25

SERVICE HISTORY

20

EXPERTISE OF COMPANY

20

UNDERSTANDING OF NEEDS/COMPLETENESS OF BIDS

20

LOCATION OF COMPANY

15

TOTAL POINTS

100



State Bidding Requirements:
http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/school.finance/audit/resguide12/purchase/


FY 14 - 2011-2012 RFP
Bid Information Form


E-Rate Contact:
Please send all vendor questions to lisa.thomas@orendaeducation.org.

Click here to see all answers to all vendor questions.

All vendors need to review this webpage regularly for Q&A's from vendor questions.


FY 14 Bid Deadline:
All bids must be received on or before Monday, January 17, 2010, to receive maximum points. Bids received after this date will be returned to sender unopened.







Vendors Questions and Answers


Q: 

On the Form 470 it has a minimum of a T1 (1.5Mb) or more as needed for Internet access.  Our service provided on a dedicated fiber circuit that can be provisioned from 3mb up to 100mb.  Would you provide a range with a minimum and maximum amount of bandwidth for which you would like to receive pricing? 


A:

Location 1:  New Horizons School
  • Currently have 1 full T-1 from this location running back to our Administration office (2951 Williams Drive | Georgetown, TX | 78628)
  • Would like to increase to 3.0Mbps
840 Hwy 574 West
Goldthwaite, TX 76844
P: 325.938.5513
F: 325.938.5512 
 
 Williams House School
  •  Currently have 1 full T-1 from this location running back to our Administration office (2951 Williams Drive | Georgetown, TX | 78628)
  • Would like to consider increasing to 3.0Mbps.
108 E. Main, 2nd Floor
Lometa, TX 76853
P: 512.752.3952
F: 512.752.3883
 
Location 3:  Canyon Lakes School
  • Currently have 1 full T-1 provided to this location by a local ISP.
  • Would like to consider increasing to 3.0Mbps.
2402 Canyon Lakes
Lubbock, TX 79415
P: 806.762.5782
F: 806.762.0838
 
Location 4:  Gateway College Preparatory School
  • Currently have 1 full T-1 provided to this location by a local ISP.
  • Would like to consider increasing to 6.0Mbps.
3320 County Road 111
Georgetown, TX 78626
P: 512-868-4947
F: 512-868-4946


Q: 

You also indicated on your Form 470 that you would be interested in signing a written multi-year contract or one with annual extensions.  Can you provide the contract term that you would agree to sign?


A:

We will consider multi-year contracts in 2 and 3 year increments.  We may consider different number of years at each location, so it would be helpful if proposals are submitted with terms for 1, 2, and 3 years for each location.