John Korzenko – Technology Coordinator
601-776-1280 (Ext. 1704)
Carrie Holloman – Administrative Assistant
601-776-3754/1280 (Ext. 1500)
Matthew Champion – Senior Technician
601-776-1280 (Ext. 1705)
Antwain Boykin – Technician
601-776-1280 (Ext. 1706)
2019-2020 Request for Proposals
RFP Questions and Answers
Question: “Does the vendor have to be a Mississippi based company? Do remote offices work?
Answer: No, a bidder does not have to be a Mississippi based company. However, Mississippi based companies are given a 10 percent weighted score over non-Mississippi based companies during proposal evaluations and the selection process as outlined in the RFP. Please see page 6.
Question: “Is there a pre-bid conference?”
Answer: No, there is no pre-bid conference. The District is only seeking hardware and is not requesting installation or configuration of any equipment related to this RFP.
Question: “I specialize in cloud networking, and I noticed on your 470 you posted you didn’t want to look at cloud. Is there a particular reason why that’s not an option for you?”
Answer: Because we are not doing a full upgrade of all our switches, I’m preferring not to mix and match switches from a management perspective. We are only upgrading a certain number of switches based on the amount of funding available from the eRate program. Having said that, it doesn’t make much sense to me to have two different panes of management.As mentioned in the RFP, any proposed switches will need to be compatible and stack with our existing Cisco 2960S switches.
Question: “Unfortunately GLC-LH-MMD is not a valid SFP SKU. Can you help me with this?”
Answer: The correct part number is Cisco GLC-LH-SMD= (or equivalent) instead of Cisco GLC-LH-MMD= (or Equivalent). This is a clerical error on the RFP. An Addendum will be issued above.