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111 West B Street Suite C                                                                                           Commissioners
Shoshone, ID 83352                                                                                                  JoAnn Ruhtler, District 1   
Phone (208) 886-7641                                                                                              Rebecca Wood, District 2
Fax (208) 886-2798                                                                                                 Roy Hubert, District 3 

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Attn: Lincoln County Citizens

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Introduction
In Lincoln County, lack of access to adequate broadband internet is the largest roadblock to education, healthcare, and industry development. The COVID-19 health emergency has exacerbated this hardship. 3,000 of Lincoln County’s 5,208 citizens are severely underserved and do not have access to the minimum adequate broadband connection as measure by access to 25mbps/3Mbps broadband.
This RFP is created in an effort to begin a comprehensive two-phase broadband plan to bring fiber to the home, serving 90-95% of the households and businesses in Lincoln County. This first portion of the project will establish five judiciously designed and placed 120-240 ft. towers within Lincoln County, providing wireless broadband access for underserved homes and businesses, within the city limits of municipalities and in rural, unincorporated portions of Lincoln County. These towers will provide households with symmetrical speeds up to 1GB/1GB and no less than 25Mbps/25Mbps, surpassing the current FCC standards for broadband of 25Mbps/3Mbps.

Project Area

The map below indicates the areas where the towers would be most beneficial throughout Lincoln County. Provider will work with the county to finalize actual sites for tower construction. These locations will offer the most ideal coverage to underserved households and organizations.

Scope of Work

Based on the proposed tower locations, taking into account the topography of the area, communication towers between 120’ and 240’ will be erected to provide the best line of sight for connection points within the area. The scope of work to build each tower will include the following.

• Provide GeoTechnical soil reports
• Procure building permits from cities and county as necessary.
• Procure main power to tower site.
• Excavate and prepare site for tower base.
• Underground electrical work.
• Install engineered rebar cage and pour concrete foundation.
• Set tower base template in concrete foundation
o Concrete to pass pressure test (20-30 days after pour).
• Install 120’-240’ self-supporting tower.
• Install according to local building code and engineered plans.
• Install electrical needs according to electrical plans.
• Install Outdoor NEMA rated Network Cabinet
• Low-Voltage Cabling
o Cable and equipment include a backhaul 12-Strand CMX OM3 cable, Cat 6 CMX Network Cable to the sector arrays and a fiber distribution box.
• Install mounting gear/bracing for backhaul radios and sector arrays.
• Install 10 Gb Point to Point backhaul radios.
o Includes redundant 1 Gb backhaul radios.
• Install sector arrays with radios for 360-degree coverage around tower.
o Align and configure sector radio with min. 1Gb bandwidth per radio

Please indicate timeframes needed to accomplish these items.

Pricing

Please provide a price quote for the following equipment that is needed for the functionality of the communication towers. There are 1 x 120’ tower, 3 x 140’ towers, 1 x 240’ tower.

 

– Engineered Tower Plans
– 120’-240’ Tower kit
– Engineered Electrical Plans
– Geotech survey
– Permitting fees
– Equipment rental
– Electrical Materials
– Excavation and Concrete Foundation
– Aviation light
– Outdoor NEMA Network Cabinet w/ heating and A/C
– Tower Labor
– Electrical materials and labor
– 15Kw Generator w/fuel tank
– Housekeeping concrete pad – 13×10
– Network Hardware
o 2 x backhaul A dish
o 2 x backhaul B dish
o 360 degree sectors
o 3 x Edge (Outdoor rated switch) Control Point
o 3 x Power Module
o 1 x Network Switch
o 1 x 10Gb Network Switch
o UPS Controller with battery pack
o Labor for network installation
– Network Hardware installation materials
o OM3 CMX 12-strand Fiber
o OM3 CMX Fiber Patch Cables
o Fiber Enclosure
– 6’ perimeter security chainlink fencing w/gate – installed
– Travel/perdiem

 

 

Coverage Area

Provider should prepare a heat map indicating coverage area based upon the location of the communication towers.

Known Existing Infrastructure

Shoshone

a. Shoshone city/county owned tower. This location can provide a secondary option to reach subscribers within the city that would be otherwise obstructed by large trees from the proposed tower location within the city. The placement of a cabinet and power would need to be addressed with the owner of the tower.

Richfield

a. The water tower within the City of Richfield can provide a secondary location to reach subscribers within the city. Cabinet location and power availability would need to be addressed with the owner of the tower.

 

REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF

 QUALIFICATIONS AND PROPOSALS

 

REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF
QUALIFICATIONS AND PROPOSALS

PROJECT The County of _Lincoln___ is soliciting proposals from qualified firms for
DESCRIPTION assistance in the following:

DESIGN, BUILD AND OWN BROADBAND SYSTEM

SCOPE OF WORK The County of _Lincoln____ is seeking proposals from private for-profit internet service providers to provide all services, equipment, and construction to deploy, own and operate a fixed wireless or fiber broadband system to directly serve households, public safety and/or local government. The County of _Lincoln___ anticipates applying to the State of Idaho Broadband Grant program in partnership with the selected firm for a specific project.

Project requirements will include:

• System must deliver broadband speeds 100 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload.
• Project will serve underbuilt areas and does not overbuild existing broadband service. Underbuilt areas are defined as locations (census blocks) where less than fifty percent (50%) of households have access to broadband speeds of the FCC minimum of 25/3.
• Project completed by designated closing dates per the grant application.

The project would be funded through the State of Idaho Broadband Grant Program. As such the goal of the broadband project is to address key areas of public health and safety by improving opportunities to telework, facilitate distance learning, and improve public safety. Award announcement is anticipated approximately 45 days after submission of grant application.

The successful firm will be required to comply with all Idaho state building statutes, such as Idaho Public Works contractor licensing (Idaho Code Title 54, Chapter 19), purchasing by political subdivisions (Idaho Code Title 67, Chapter 28) and any county ordinances related to planning and building.

The firm must be sufficiently bonded and insured. The selected firm will be required to provide performance and payment bonds, each for 100% of the contract amount, issued by a surety company authorized to conduct business within the State of Idaho. The selected firm will also be required to supply evidence of insurance coverage (worker’s compensation, contractor’s public liability and property damage, and contractor’s vehicle liability) and to ensure that subcontractors do not commence work until the subcontractors’ insurance requirements have been met.

The County of _Lincoln__ is exempt from sales taxes; however, per Idaho statutes, the contractor is responsible for sales tax on materials used within the project.

PROPOSAL The proposal must be organized in sections containing the following
CONTENT information, and evaluated according to these criteria:
AND
EVALUTION Capability to Perform Project The firm’s history, areas of expertise, address of office that will manage project, length of time in business, firm’s legal structure, firm’s commitment to provide necessary resources to perform and complete project. (20 pts)

Relevant Project Experience Description of other projects executed by the firm that demonstrate relevant experience. List of all public sector clients for whom you have provided services or performed similar work in the past five years, which should include name, address, and phone number of a person who can be contacted regarding the firm’s performance on the project. (15 pts)

Qualifications of Project Team Resumes for the key people assigned to the project including sub-consultants. Key personnel roles and responsibilities on this project. Identify project manager who will be responsible for the day-to-day management of project tasks and will be primary point of contact. (20 pts)

Benefits of the Project to the Community Served: A description of how you will ensure that the customers, specifically households and public entities, benefitting from this project will be served over the lifespan of telecommunications investment. The responder shall provide a concrete, measurable response including a pricing model over a five-year period for all customers served by this project, given the project is 100% grant funded. (25 pts)

Project Approach and Schedule The tasks that must be accomplished to complete the project. How the firm proposes to execute the tasks. Unique aspects of the project and alternative approaches the owner might wish to consider. (20 points)

PROPOSAL Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 p.m.(MST)August 6th, 2021
DEADLINE by email to name, title, organization, email. Email file size delivery cannot exceed 10 MB. Proposals, including attachments should not exceed fifteen (15) pages in length. Proposal should be titled “Broadband Proposal: County of Lincoln.”

SELECTION Proposals will be evaluated on the criteria listed above.
CRITERIA
Selected references may be contacted. The County may conduct such other investigations as the County deems necessary to assist in the evaluation of any proposal and to establish the responsibility, qualifications, and financial ability of the design-build firm or team.

The County of _Lincoln_ will seek to negotiate a contract, a detailed scope of work, fee schedule, etc. with the preferred firm.

This solicitation is being offered in accordance with OMB Circular A-102 and the Idaho statutes governing procurement of professional services. The County of _Lincoln__ reserves the right to negotiate an agreement based on fair and reasonable compensation for the scope of work and services proposed, as well as the right to reject all responses deemed unqualified, unsatisfactory, or inappropriate.

 

 

               

DESIGN, BUILD AND OWN BROADBAND SYSTEM

    

SCOPE OF WORK          The County of _Lincoln____ is seeking proposals from private for-profit internet service providers to provide all services, equipment, and construction to deploy, own and operate a fixed wireless or fiber broadband system to directly serve households, public safety and/or local government.  The County of _Lincoln___ anticipates applying to the State of Idaho Broadband Grant program in partnership with the selected firm for a specific project.

 

Project requirements will include:

 

  • System must deliver broadband speeds 100 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload.
  • Project will serve underbuilt areas and does not overbuild existing broadband service. Underbuilt areas are defined as locations (census blocks) where less than fifty percent (50%) of households have access to broadband speeds of the FCC minimum of 25/3.
  • Project completed by designated closing dates per the grant application.

 

The project would be funded through the State of Idaho Broadband Grant Program.  As such the goal of the broadband project is to address key areas of public health and safety by improving opportunities to telework, facilitate distance learning, and improve public safety.   Award announcement is anticipated approximately 45 days after submission of grant application.

 

The successful firm will be required to comply with all Idaho state building statutes, such as Idaho Public Works contractor licensing (Idaho Code Title 54, Chapter 19), purchasing by political subdivisions (Idaho Code Title 67, Chapter 28) and any county ordinances related to planning and building. 

 

                                                The firm must be sufficiently bonded and insured. The selected firm will be required to provide performance and payment bonds, each for 100% of the contract amount, issued by a surety company authorized to conduct business within the State of Idaho.  The selected firm will also be required to supply evidence of insurance coverage (worker’s compensation, contractor’s public liability and property damage, and contractor’s vehicle liability) and to ensure that subcontractors do not commence work until the subcontractors’ insurance requirements have been met. 

 

                                                The County of _Lincoln__ is exempt from sales taxes; however, per Idaho statutes, the contractor is responsible for sales tax on materials used within the project.

 

                                               

PROPOSAL                          The proposal must be organized in sections containing the following

CONTENT                            information, and evaluated according to these criteria: 

AND

EVALUTION                       Capability to Perform Project   The firm’s history, areas of expertise, address of office that will manage project, length of time in business, firm’s legal structure, firm’s commitment to provide necessary resources to perform and complete project.  (20 pts) 

 

Relevant Project Experience Description of other projects executed by the firm that demonstrate relevant experience.  List of all public sector clients for whom you have provided services or performed similar work in the past five years, which should include name, address, and phone number of a person who can be contacted regarding the firm’s performance on the project. (15 pts)                                                                                                                     

 

Qualifications of Project Team Resumes for the key people assigned to the project including sub-consultants.  Key personnel roles and responsibilities on this project.  Identify project manager who will be responsible for the day-to-day management of project tasks and will be primary point of contact. (20 pts)                                                                                           

 

Benefits of the Project to the Community Served:  A description of how you will ensure that the customers, specifically households and public entities, benefitting from this project will be served over the lifespan of telecommunications investment.  The responder shall provide a concrete, measurable response including a pricing model over a five-year period for all customers served by this project, given the project is 100% grant funded. (25 pts)

 

Project Approach and Schedule The tasks that must be accomplished to complete the project.  How the firm proposes to execute the tasks.  Unique aspects of the project and alternative approaches the owner might wish to consider. (20 points)

 

                                 

PROPOSAL                          Proposals must be received no later than     5:00 p.m.(MST)August 6th, 2021

DEADLINE                            by email to name, title, organization, email.  Email file size delivery cannot exceed 10 MB.  Proposals, including attachments should not exceed fifteen (15) pages in length.  Proposal should be titled “Broadband Proposal: County of Lincoln.”

                                                               

 

SELECTION                          Proposals will be evaluated on the criteria listed above. 

CRITERIA                             

Selected references may be contacted.  The County may conduct such other investigations as the County deems necessary to assist in the evaluation of any proposal and to establish the responsibility, qualifications, and financial ability of the design-build firm or team.

 

The County of _Lincoln_ will seek to negotiate a contract, a detailed scope of work, fee schedule, etc. with the preferred firm. 

 

This solicitation is being offered in accordance with OMB Circular A-102 and the Idaho statutes governing procurement of professional services.  The County of _Lincoln__ reserves the right to negotiate an agreement based on fair and reasonable compensation for the scope of work and services proposed, as well as the right to reject all responses deemed unqualified, unsatisfactory, or inappropriate.