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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
RFP #1TJT707

Request for Proposal: Data Networking Equipment

Award Info
Published Monday December 19, 2005
Awarded to:
Vendor:  SBC Global Services, Inc., Springfield, IL
Amount:  $502,244.42
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 3
This RFP award is a result of an RFP process involving proposal submission by the respondents and a comprehensive committe review, evaluation, and summary report.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday November 7, 2005
Sealed responses will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday November 22, 2005:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Purchasing Division
Suite 212, MC-364
616 E. Green St.
Champaign, IL 61820

for data networking equipment for the new Institute of Genomic Biology Building.

The building is wired with 2218 category 6 jacks. There are at total of 9 distribution Communication Equipment Rooms (CERs) from which that area's data jacks are a home run to offices and/or laboratory spaces. There is another (core) CER in the basement which is connected by 24 strands of singlemode fiber to each of the above mentioned 9 CERs. Additionally, the server room has 48 strands of Singlemode fiber home run to the basement (core) CER.

Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES) will provide two (one primary and one backup) 10 Gb connections to attach the IGB core to the campus network. These 10Gb connections are connection to the IGB building core equipment.

The IGB's Computer and Network Resource Group (CNRG) is responsible for the design, implementation, and support of the IGB's network infrastructure. We have developed two prototype designs (Design A and Design B), and all proposers should respond with solutions to both designs. Please consult the RFP document to see Figure 1 and Figure 2 for the prototype design of Design A and Design B respectively. These prototype designs call for one or more edge switches (ES) to be located in nine of the CERs to terminate 10/100/1000 client connections. The port density of respondent's edge switch platform will dictate the number of chassis required in each CER. The prototype design also calls for 10Gb fiber connections between the CERs/server room and the core CER in the basement. In addition, there are 1Gb fiber connections from the CERs and a redundant core. Due to distances, these optics need to do up to a 10km distance.

Please refer to the actual RFP document for additional details.

(Submitted by Kathe Shinham, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Tim Tufte
Phone: (217) 333-3589
FAX: (217) 244-7941

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