22059 Data Transport Services

Agency: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI COLUMBIA
State: Missouri
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 518210 - Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
  • 541512 - Computer Systems Design Services
Posted Date: Nov 11, 2021
Due Date: Jan 24, 2022
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22059 Data Transport Services

Description: Data Transport Services

Closing Date/Time: January 24, 2022 2:00 PM

Buyer:
Heather Reed
Reedhr@umsystem.edu
573-882-9778


Documents

22059 Data Transport Services.pdf

RFP 22059 Central Zone Pricing Pages.xlsx

RFP 22059 East Zone Pricing Pages.xlsx

RFP 22059 North Zone Pricing Pages.xlsx

RFP 22059 Southeast Zone Pricing Pages.xlsx

RFP 22059 Southwest Zone Pricing Pages.xlsx

RFP 22059 West Zone Pricing Pages.xlsx

Reviewed 2021-11-11

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
FOR
FURNISHING AND DELIVERY
OF
DATA TRANSPORT SERVICES
FOR
THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
ON BEHALF OF THE
MISSOURI RESEARCH AND EDUCATION NETWORK (MORENET)
RFP #22059
DUE DATE: JANUARY 24, 2022
TIME: 2:00 P.M. CDT
Date Issued: November 11, 2021
THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
Prepared by:
Heather Reed
Senior Business Services Consultant-IT
University of Missouri Procurement
2910 LeMone Industrial Blvd
Columbia, MO 65201
RFP #22059
DATA TRANSPORT SERVICES
INDEX
CONTENTS
Notice to Respondents
General Terms and Conditions & Instructions to Respondents
Detailed Specifications and Special Conditions
Appendix A Network Diagram
Appendix B MOREnet PoP Facilities
Appendix C Aggregation Circuit Pricing
Proposal Form
Attachment A Supplier Diversity Participation Form
Attachment B Supplier Registration Information
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NOTICE TO RESPONDENTS
The University of Missouri requests proposals for the Furnishing and Delivery of Data Transport Services,
RFP #22059 which will be received by the undersigned at the University of Missouri Procurement Office
until January 24, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. The University assumes no responsibility for any vendor’s on-time
receipt.
In the event a Respondent chooses to use the Word version of the RFP to aid in preparation of its response,
the Respondent should only complete the response information. Any modification by the Respondent of
the specifications provided will be ignored, and the original wording of the RFP shall be the prevailing
document.
If you have any questions regarding the RFP, please send them to:
Heather Reed
University of Missouri Procurement
2910 LeMone Industrial Blvd
Columbia, Missouri 65201
reedhr@umsystem.edu
All questions regarding the RFP must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on Monday, January 10,
2022.
The University reserves the right to waive any informality in Request for Proposals and to reject any or all
Request for Proposals.
THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
Prepared by:
Heather Reed
Senior Business Services Consultant
University of Missouri Procurement
2910 LeMone Industrial Blvd
Columbia, MO 65201
RFP#22059
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
&
INSTRUCTIONS TO RESPONDENTS
A. General Terms and Conditions
1. Purpose: The purpose of these specifications is to require the furnishing of the highest
quality equipment, supplies, material and/or service in accordance with the specifications.
These documents, and any subsequent addenda, constitute the complete set of specification
requirements and proposal response forms.
2. Governing Laws and Regulations: Any contract issued as a result of this RFP shall be
construed according to the laws of the State of Missouri. Additionally, the contractor shall
comply with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations related to the performance of
the contract to the extent that the same may be applicable.
3. Taxes: The contractor shall assume and pay all taxes and contributions including, but not
limited to, State, Federal and Municipal which are payable by virtue of the furnishing and
delivery of item(s) specified herein. Materials and services furnished the University are not
subject to either Federal Excise Taxes or Missouri Sales Tax.
4. Sovereign Immunity: The Curators of the University of Missouri, due to its status as a state
entity and its entitlement to sovereign immunity, is unable to accept contract provisions,
which require The Curators to indemnify another party (537.600, RSMo). Any indemnity
language in proposed terms and conditions will be modified to conform to language that The
Curators are able to accept.
5. Preference for Missouri Firms: In accordance with University policy, preference shall be
given to Missouri products, materials, services and firms when the goods or services to be
provided are equally or better suited for the intended purpose. As long as quality is equal,
preference by a differential not to exceed 5% shall be given. Firms are considered "Missouri
firms" if they maintain a regular place of business in the State of Missouri.
6. Appropriation: The Curators of the University of Missouri is a public corporation and, as
such, cannot create indebtedness in any one year (the fiscal year beginning July 1 to June 30)
above what they can pay out of the annual income of said year as set forth in 172.250, RSMo.
Therefore, if the University determines it has not received adequate appropriations, budget
allocations or income to enable it to meet the terms of this contract, the University reserves
the right to cancel this contract with 30 days’ notice.
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7. Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination: In connection with the furnishing of
equipment, supplies, and/or services under the contract, the contractor and all
subcontractors shall agree not to discriminate against any recipients of services, or
employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin,
sex, age, disability, or veteran status. The contractor shall comply with federal laws, rules
and regulations applicable to subcontractors of government contracts including those
relating to equal employment of minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and certain
veterans. Contract clauses required by the United Sates Government in such circumstances
are incorporated herein by reference.
8. Supplier Diversity Participation: The University of Missouri System is committed to and
supports supplier diversity as an essential part of the University’s mission and core values.
To qualify as a Diverse Supplier, the company must be at least 51% owned and controlled
by someone in one of the recognized groups (see below). These firms can be a sole
proprietorship, partnership, joint venture or corporation. Diverse suppliers should be
certified from a recognized certifying agency.
The University of Missouri recognizes the following groups:
o MBE (Minority Owned Business Enterprise)
African American
Asian American
Pacific Asian American
Subcontinent Asian American
Hispanic American
Native American
o WBE (Women Owned Business Enterprise)
o DVBE (Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Enterprise)
o VBE (Veteran Owned Business Enterprise)
o LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)
o DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise)
Tier 2 Diverse Supplier Spending and Reporting: The University strongly encourages Supplier
Diversity participation in all of its contracts for goods and services. Tier 2 spend is spend
reported by primary (non-diverse) suppliers of the University of Missouri who subcontract
work to, or make purchases from a diverse supplier. Depending upon the contract, primary
(non-diverse) suppliers may be asked to submit Tier 2 information with Women and Diverse
Owned Companies. Suppliers have two options in reporting Tier 2 dollars depending on the
terms on the contract: Direct and Indirect.
Direct dollars – dollars directly spent with Women and Diverse Owned suppliers in
the fulfillment of the contract.
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