The purpose of this bid document is to provide interested parties with sufficient information to enable them to prepare and submit bids for consideration by the boards for internet bandwidth, subject to the conditions herein.
The Province of Ontario has an ongoing project that supports students and education, called "The Broadband Modernization Program" where participating school boards are directed to provision a minimum of 1 Mbps of Internet bandwidth per student and staff. This bandwidth is to be provisioned directly to the Internet from each school location.
The "Broadband Modernization Program" directs Boards to provision SD-WAN technology for this implementation. As such, reliable, scalable internet connections are important. Connections from school locations back to the Board offices will be accomplished by VPN connections. As such, robust internet peering between providers is important to the success of the project.
The boards are seeking Internet service that has capacity to handle the number of simultaneous users as specified in the number of students and staff per location.
The boards may entertain bids from multiple providers to acheive a site-specific bandwidth requirement.
The issuance of this bid document by the boards members does not mean that the award of service to all sites listed on Worksheet C will be made through this bid process. Each member organization of the boards will decide which sites will be included in the award.
The boards are seeking bids on Internet service that has no limits on the volume of data transfered and does not have application shaping or blocking. This sevice should be considered in use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The boards are seeking pricing that is per month, and includes all installation and construction costs within the monthly cost. The boards do not expect to see seperate entries for construction or installation.
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