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The Blue Springs R4 School District is seeking to purchase a new firewall appliance comparable or equal to Palo Alto Networks.  The solution must be hardware based, hosted on-site with hardened operating system that eliminates the security risks associated with general-purpose operating systems. The Firewall must support a minimum 9 Gbps throughput.  BID DEADLINE: APRIL 28, 2017


The Blue Springs R4 School District is seeking to purchase a new Ethernet Routing Switches comparable or equal to Avaya Switches as stated on the bid form.  The district is looking to replace existing 55XX series end of life Avaya Ethernet Routing Switches at all school facilities.  The District is requesting proposals on Ethernet Routing Switches that are comparable or equal to Avaya 72XX and 59XX series.  BID DEADLINE: APRIL 28, 2017

2017-2018 RFP Ethernet Routing Switch 

Q&A - Ethernet Routing Switch

Would 225 miles be an acceptable travel distance for one of the references?

          Yes, we will consider all references regardless of the distance from Blue Springs. 

I see the due date is April 28th either hand delivered or mailed.  I plan to hand deliver is there a specific time that day that the bid needs to be there by? Is there a bid opening?  Some schools do a bid opening to reveal the price of each quote submitted.

          The front door is open until 5:00.  You can bring it in and drop it at the front desk anytime between 7:30 and 5:00 that day.  There will not be a bid opening.

Confirm the location is the 1801 NW Vesper address.

          Yes, that is correct.  1801 NW Vesper St, Blue Springs, MO 64015

According to the 470 itself you are looking for installation and configuration, however in the RFP I see nowhere on the bid form for install/configuration.  Are you just looking for the hardware or both the hardware and install/configuration.

          We do not need installation and configuration.  However, if you would like to include this in your bid, please include it separately.   


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