Engineering Consulting for Indoor DAS

Agency: Iowa State University
State: Iowa
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 541330 - Engineering Services
Posted Date: Apr 18, 2024
Due Date: May 3, 2024
Solicitation No: RFQ-1000976
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Bid Information
Type Request for Proposal (Public)
Status Issued
Number RFQ-1000976 Addendum 1 (Engineering Consulting for Indoor DAS)
Issue Date & Time 3/22/2024 08:00:01 AM (CT)
Close Date & Time 5/3/2024 10:00:00 AM (CT)
Notes Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU) is soliciting information from qualified contractors to provide the goods and/or services described herein.

Contractors should read all materials carefully and note the due date.
Contractors must submit all questions in the "Questions" tab related to this bid opportunity.
Bid responses will ONLY be accepted online via ISUBid. Please allow adequate time to review and submit your response prior to the deadline.
Contact Information
Name Jake Miller
Address 1340 Administrative Services Building
2221 Wanda Daley Drive
Ames 50011-1004
Phone (515) 294-4701
Fax
Email millerja@iastate.edu

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RFQ-1000976 Addendum 1
Engineering Consulting for Indoor DAS
Issue Date: 3/22/2024
Questions Deadline: 4/26/2024 12:00 PM (CT)
Response Deadline: 5/3/2024 10:00 AM (CT)
Contact Information
Contact: Jake Miller
Address: Procurement Services
1340 Administrative Services Building
2221 Wanda Daley Drive
Ames 50011-1004
Phone: (515) 294-4701
Email: millerja@iastate.edu
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RFQ-1000976 Addendum 1
Event Information
Number:
RFQ-1000976 Addendum 1
Title:
Engineering Consulting for Indoor DAS
Type:
Request for Proposal (Public)
Issue Date:
3/22/2024
Question Deadline: 4/26/2024 12:00 PM (CT)
Response Deadline: 5/3/2024 10:00 AM (CT)
Notes:
Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU) is soliciting information from
qualified contractors to provide the goods and/or services described herein.
Contractors should read all materials carefully and note the due date.
Contractors must submit all questions in the "Questions" tab related to this bid
opportunity.
Bid responses will ONLY be accepted online via ISUBid. Please allow adequate
time to review and submit your response prior to the deadline.
Bid Activities
Pre-Bid Conference Call after Addendum
4/23/2024 10:00:00 AM (CT)
Iowa State will answer questions during the call from all suppliers present. Iowa State will begin the call with a brief
overview of campus using Google Maps.
Any answers provided on the call are non-binding. Official answers will be posted to the RFP.
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RFQ-1000976 Addendum 1
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Sample of Previous Work
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This submission should generally meet the requirements Iowa State is requiring for this RFP.
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A detailed quote must be provided.
Rate Card
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The rate card should indicate costs to provide answers and insights after the initial report is provided. Rates must be
held for 1 year.
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RFQ-1000976 Addendum 1
Bid Attributes
1 Overview
Iowa State University IT Services is seeking a DAS Engineering/Consulting supplier to conduct a site survey,
benchmark the campus, and recommend a master plan or set of campus standards. The standards/plans proposed
should include infrastructure, uniformity, scalability, and be strategic in its considerations. The typical carriers are
Verizon, US Cellular, T-Mobile/Sprint, and AT&T along with the MVNOs. This RFP will not result in design and
implementation of any systems in any buildings; that will occur in future RFPs. The campus standards documents
will shape the requirements for future bids. ISU may seek to update documentation supplier provides to Iowa State
University as technology changes.
ISU IT Services (ITS) ultimately wants the ability to develop an RFP for a building using a base set of standards, and
for the system design and installation to be completed quickly (under a year from identification), and the costs to be
agreeable to carriers so they join the system in the first year or two. We know that we want to cover Hilton
Colliseum, Bergstrom and West Bergstrom practice facilities, Stark Performance Center, Vet Med Small Animal Clinic
& the Patterson building, the auditorium in Troxel Hall, and the basement of Parks Library. Those are in order of
relative urgency/priority. However, the specific design and implementation of theses buildings (or any others) will be
done through separate or multiple separate RFP processes.
Based on our experience we are endeavoring to take more ownership to achieve the goals above. We have no
specific desire to own any particular part and will entertain any plans, standards, or proposals that help us
strategically achieve the goals above.
The master plan or set of campus standards should account for the various locations we may want to deploy indoor
DAS (see known coverage demands FAQ). ISU Facilities Planning and Management has websites detailing each
building (https://www.fpm.iastate.edu/maps/buildings/).
ISU has a fiber-rich campus designed with high count fiber in backbone rings connecting regional node rooms.
Typically 12, 24, or 48 strand fibers to buildings. High count fiber can easily be deployed to buildings by ISU as
needed to support DAS. All fiber referenced here is single mode, usually Corning but occasionally AFL or
Commscope. Vendors can install fiber (leasing conduit) or lease strands of fiber. ISU owns all raceway on campus.
Pathways should be available but can be added easily on campus if needed. ISU can lease conduits to vendors if
necessary.
2 Evaluation Criteria
The evaluation of this RFP may be based upon, but not limited to:
Total cost for Iowa State University
Ability to meet required specification
Quality of references and/or past experience
Exceptions taken to RFP Terms and conditions
Certifications with submitted vendors
Existing contracts & reputation with ISU or Iowa Board of Regents
Ability to meet preferred specifications
3 Questions asked before Addendum #1
Iowa State has answered the questions submitted it believes are relevant to the RFP after Addendum #1. You must
resubmit your question if you still require a response.
Read and Understood
(Required: Check all that apply)
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4 Do you provide services other than engineering and consultation services?
Describe additional services
(Required: Maximum 1000 characters allowed)
5 Ability to participate in future RFPs for DAS installation
Depending on the level of involvement in a specific building's (or location's) DAS system, the winning supplier of this
RFP may not be allowed to participate in future RFPs for its installation/implementation.
Read and Understood
(Required: Check all that apply)
6 Pre-bid virtual meeting for RFP Addendum #1
Iowa State University will host a virtual call on April 23rd at 10:00am, central time. Additonal details can be found
under the Activities tab. This call is to provide clarification, as needed, to new information posted in Addendum 1 to
this RFP.
Read and Understood
(Required: Check all that apply)
7 Attribute deleted as part of an Addendum
8 ---------- Requirements for Firm Guidlines----------
9 Timeline
Plan complete within 3 month of contract being awarded.
Read and Understood
(Required: Check all that apply)
1 Firm must be able to provide carrier agnostic/neutral recommendations and guidelines
0
Read and Understood
(Required: Check all that apply)
1 Iowa State University prefers Fiber-to-the-edge, or as close as possible
1
Read and Understood
(Required: Check all that apply)
1 Able to provide a schematic design of the cellular head-end (power, cooling, space)
2
Read and Understood
(Required: Check all that apply)
1 Must include campus site survey & benchmark
3
Read and Understood
(Required: Check all that apply)
1 Attribute deleted as part of an Addendum
4
1 Plan must be scalable and sustainable across buildings and time
5
Read and Understood
(Required: Check all that apply)
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RFQ-1000976 Addendum 1

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