Florida LambdaRail (FLR), Florida’s independent Research and Education Network, is soliciting proposals from respondents for the delivery of cost-effective long-term data storage with low performance requirements for input and output. A copy of the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) for the procurement of backbone network equipment, optical transport, and related software and services
|Submittal Deadline:||June 14, 2021 2:00 pm (EDT)|
|Pre-Negotiation Conference:||May 17, 2021 10:00 AM (EDT)|
|Title:||ITN #FLRNETUP2021 – Procurement of Backbone Network Equipment, Optical Transport, and Related Software and Services|
|Scope:||Cost-effective network enhancements with documented performance metrics and a lifetime of at least five years.|
|Submission:||Electronic submission only|
|Notes:||FLR desires to obtain the best price and performance offer(s) for the network equipment and related software and services required to expand its current network bandwidth to 400Mbps and beyond.|
CORRESPONDENCE AND AMENDMENTS
Questions regarding this ITN solicitation may be submitted verbally at the pre-negotiation conference. All other questions prior to or subsequent to the pre-negotiation conference MUST be submitted via email to ITNQuestions@flrnet.org. Under no circumstances will responses be given to questions posed in any other manner.
Last day for Respondents to submit written questions to FLR is June 14, 2021 2:00 PM (EST)
Responses to all questions and all amendments to this ITN solicitation will be issued by the Requestor and posted on the Solicitations and Notices page. It is strongly recommended that Respondents visit this site regularly during the ITN process to make certain that all addenda (if required) and responses to questions have been received.