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Q: In regards to Item 21 for Priority 2 Service. We are looking at bidding on the Priority 1 service (WAN, ISP and Dial Tone - Pri and Business Lines.) Will bid be accepted without Priority 2 equipment.
A: Yes.

Q: Are you accepting a response from a Wireless Carrier for the wireless, data and text plans mentioned on page 12?
A: Yes, we are accepting responses for services listed.

Q: We are trying to calculate how much it would cost to build the fiber needed to provide Internet service to St Charles Consortia. We've looked at the address provided and see that there are several buildings at the address. Can you specify which building that St Charles would like the Internet service delivered to?
A: Internet is currently terminated in the basement of building 5 on the 84th Street Campus. See the attached picture (www.mye-binder.com/rfpqa_files/98UQSE.pdf) and note building 5 is circled in red.

Q: Does your current LAN at all locations support POE, GIG and VLAN? Can you provide a breakdown of handsets/extensions per location.
A: Circuits: We are currently running an MPLS network where 84th ST is the hub and has a 6.0 Mbps connection. The Spokes are Hampton, Lauer Center, CATC(9501), Fond Du Lac, and TOSA. The all the spokes are 1.5 Mbps except for Hampton which has a 3.0 Mbps connection. CATC is located at 9501 Watertown and there is a program at 9201 that is very demanding on our connection at CATC. They are currently connected to 9501 via fiber. We have all sites sharing a 3.0 Mbps internet connection out of 84th ST. We are looking to increase speed in a few main areas. Internet needs to be dramatically increased or split up, 3.0 is far too slow for all of our locations. Bandwidth at CATC needs to be increased or 9201 needs to be given their own connection. 1.5Mbps is not enough to cover both 9501 and 9201 Watertown. Hampton could benefit from a faster connection, but it is less priority to the internet and CATC. Finally, 84th will need a faster connection to account for the increase to the other locations. We are not beholden to MPLS, if you have a better option please suggest it in your proposal. Local Network: 84th ST, Hampton, Lauer Center, and CATC (9501&9201) all have new PoE gigbit switches capable of vlan. Tosa and Fond Du Lac do not. Desk Extensions: Not all of the programmed extensions are being used, but have been used in the last 5 years. I have attached a print out of our phone system. 84th ST 100 Programmed extensions, 150 Capacity Hampton 75 Programmed extensions, 100 Capacity 9501 25 Programmed extensions, 30 capacity 9201 10 Programmed extensions, 15 Capacity Lauer Center 15 Programmed extensions, 25 Capacity Overhead Paging: There is currently overhead paging at Hampton but no other locations. Single line phones: All of our 24 hour care units have phones that our clients can access. We currently use phones with no faceplates so the clients cannot call out but receive phone calls that we forward to them. We have 3 at 84th ST and 4 at 9501. At the Tosa and Fond Du Lac locations we do not have a phone system but currently use single line phones. Our current AT&T BiB plan allowed us 6 lines at each location. We are using 6 at Fond Du Lac and 4 at Tosa. Faxes: We have a total of 20 Faxes. Attached is a list of the numbers. 84th ST 7 Hampton 5 9501 2 9201 1 Tosa 1 Fond Du Lac 2 Lauer 2 Hunt Groups: We currently have 4 hunt groups set up Lauer 2 Tosa 1 Fond Du Lac 1 Direct Dials: We have a total of 160 direct dials. 84th ST 45 Direct Dial numbers 76th ST 99 Direct Dial Numbers Lauer 6 Direct Dial Numbers Tosa 4 Fond Du Lac - 6 Voicemail: We currently have a voicemail server out of 84th that runs as an auto attendant. It handles our holiday greetings, night hours, and voicemail boxes for all of the extensions at 84th ST, Hampton, Lauer Center, 9501 and 9201. Master Fax List: www.mye-binder.com/rfpqa_files/FGI2XB.pdf Master Extension List: www.mye-binder.com/rfpqa_files/KMK0SO.pdf

Q: Can a WORD version of the RFP be uploaded and available? Looking for a way for my team to efficiently prepare/edit responses and answers
A: Please visit: http://www.adsadsi.com/rfp17/17scyfs.doc

Q: Can you provide a contact at the location so that a contractor can do a site visit and estimate the cost of building fiber into the building?
A: Currently the applicant is not hosting onsite meetings as they are incredibly hard to document and then keep all vendors equally informed. Thanks for your interest and please submit a bid with the information available. Questions shall be answered to the best of our ability.

Q: Could you provide a contact at the School so that a contractor can visit the site and generate an estimate of the cost to build fiber into the building?
A: Currently the applicant is not hosting onsite meetings as they are incredibly hard to document and then keep all vendors equally informed. Thanks for your interest and please submit a bid with the information available. Questions shall be answered to the best of our ability.

Q: Did you know that the State of Wisconsin provides schools with an Internet data circuit of up 100Mbs for $250 a month? Your client can use this data circuit to connect to one of a half dozen or so ISPs. WiscNet is one ISP that they can use. The folks who provide the $250 circuits can be contacted at http://teach.wisconsin.gov You can also contact me with any questions you may have.
A: No questions at this time, the applicant is seeking qualified responses.

Q: We bill by enrollment. Can you provide me with the number of students who will be served by the Internet Access portion of the RFP?
A: On 10/1/2013 there were 139 students enrolled.