Idaho Public Television (iptv) rfq015000145 Unified Metadata Generator System



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Idaho Public Television (IPTV)

RFQ015000145

Unified Metadata Generator System

Purpose

The Division of Purchasing is requesting quotes on behalf of Idaho Public Television (IPTV) for the purchase of one (1) Unified Metadata Generator System, as further detailed below.

The contact for this RFQ is:

Carrie Champlin, Division of Purchasing

208.332.1602

208.327.7320

Carrie.champlin@adm.idaho.gov

Time lines


Quotes Due (by 5:00 p.m. MT) September 23, 2014
DELIVERY DUE DATE: October 15, 2014



The Contractor shall deliver the Unified Metadata Generator System, FOB Destination, Boise, Idaho on or before October 15, 2014 or as coordinated with the Agency contact.

IPTV’s contact for delivery is:

Michelle Koehler

1455 N Orchard St

Boise ID 83706

208.373.7319

208.373.7245

Michelle.koehler@idahoptv.org

Award Basis and Term


Award shall be made to the responsive responsible vendor with the lowest Total Cost, as provided on Exhibit B, Price Sheet for a term of one (1) year of service and support and must provide pricing for a minimum of five (5) additional optional years of service and support.

Response


Enter your Total Cost on Exhibit B, Price Sheet, Exhibit C, and fax, e-mail, mail, hand-deliver/courier or submit your quote via IPRO, (http://purchasing.idaho.gov) so that it is received at the Division of Purchasing, PO Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720-0075 prior to the deadline established above.
Quotes submitted by any means other than IPRO must be accompanied by a signed State of Idaho Signature Page.
If submitting via IPRO enter your Total Cost on Exhibit B AND in IPRO, and UPLOAD Exhibit B, and Exhibit C.

List of Attachments:

Exhibit A – Specifications

Exhibit B – Price Sheet

Exhibit C -Requirements

Exhibit D – Additional Solicitation Instructions

State of Idaho Signature Page

Exhibit A

RFQ015000145

Specifications for Unified Metadata Generator System

5 General:
5.1 System offered must natively generate; ATSC A/65 PSIP, Signaling, Announcement and Emergency Alert System (EAS) as defined by ATSC A/153.
5.2 Vendors submitting quotes shall offer equipment from manufacturers that have been actively engaged in the manufacture of similar equipment for at least the past ten (10) years.
5.3 The manufacturer of the offered equipment must maintain replacement parts and provide product support for a period of at least five (5) years after delivery of system.
5.4 The vendor shall include all warranty policies for all equipment items in their quote.
5.5 Vendor shall provide a deliverable, described in Exhibit C, which addresses compliance with each specification along with any supporting documentation.
6 Basic Requirements:
6.1 The system provided shall support ingest of existing Pro-Track Programming Schedule data via Programming Metadata Communication Protocol (PMCP) over Ethernet and, if utilized, for both ATSC and Mobile Broadcasts.
6.2 The system provided shall support a Linux Based Operating System.
6.3 The system provided shall generate an ATSC compliant PSIP Table that is compatible with any

ATSC multiplexer or ATSC encoder platform. (IPTV currently employs Ericson encoding and multiplexing solutions.)


6.4 The system provided shall support metadata generation for multiple broadcast transport streams with selectable time zones per transport stream and shall support transmission of multiple transport streams via DVB- ASI and Ethernet interfaces as follows:

- Dual ASI outputs and shall have a minimum of four (4) NIC cards:

- ASI Output #1 - Mountain Time Zone

- ASI Output #2 - Pacific Time Zone

- Ethernet NIC #1 - Management Port to Synchrony Mobile Network Adapter (MNA)

- Ethernet NIC #2 - Provide ESG & M-EAS messages to Synchrony MNA

- Ethernet NIC #3 - ProTrack Data via PMCP

- Ethernet NIC #4 - Digital Alert Systems EAS Interface

6.5 The system provided shall be accessible via Internet/Intranet and support Web-based, multi-user activity to update DTV Event Programming and overall Network Configuration.
6.6 The system provided shall interface with Digital Alert Systems for Mobile-Emergency Alert System (M-EAS) messages and must support Non-Real Time (NRT) features sending text and video alerts.

6.7 The system provided shall be capable of a software option to send Electronic Service Guide (ESG) metadata & M-EAS to a Harris Synchrony MNA via Ethernet and shall provide an error event notification via SNMP and SMTP Protocols by that same optional software. The system offered shall have the ability to perform this function, but Idaho Public Television will not be purchasing this option at this time.

6.8 Intuitive graphical user interface that shall eliminate the need for extensive ATSC PSIP training for IPTV staff.
6.9 Consistent PSIP data generation and error detection/prevention.
6.10 Flexible editing options for program discrepancies or last minute changes that allow changes and edits to PSIP data.
6.11 Ability to merge data from multiple sources with user specified prioritization and data conflict resolution, described in section 6.4.
6.12 Ability to provide redundancy for protection against system crashes and hardware errors.
6.13 Ability to maintain its clock synchronized to station time via the following mechanisms:

Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP)



Exhibit B

RFQ015000145

Unified Metadata Generator System

Price Sheet
This Price Sheet must be submitted with your quote, whether the submission is manual or electronic through the Idaho eProcurement System (IPRO).
Name of Vendor:
Provide your TOTAL COST for the Unified Metadata Generator System, meeting the specifications outlined in Exhibit A. Your TOTAL COST shall be fully burdened to include all costs associated with providing the Unified Metadata Generator System meeting the required specifications, including delivery FOB Destination IPTV location, Boise, Idaho and first year of service and support.
TOTAL COST for one (1) Unified Metadata Generator System: $
COST OF ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL ANNUAL RENEWALS OF $

SUPPORT AND SERVICE FOR A MINIMUM OF

FIVE ANNUAL RENEWALS:

Optional: If awarded the contract, will you meet the time line for delivery specified in Section 2 - Time Lines) of this RFQ?


YES *NO

*A ‘NO’ response may disqualify you from consideration for award. If a longer delivery time is required, please provide an explanation:


_________
_________

Provide your approximate delivery: days ARO

Company Name:
Contact Name/Phone:
Contact E-mail:


Exhibit C

RFQ015000145

Unified Metadata Generator System

Response to Section 6 & 7 Requirements

Section

Requirement

YES

NO

6.1

Unit provided must support ingest of existing Pro-Track Programming Schedule data via PMCP over Ethernet and, if utilized, for both ATSC and Mobile Broadcasts.







6.2

Unit provided must support a Linux Based Operating System.








6.3

Unit provided must generate an ATSC compliant PSIP Table that is compatible with any ATSC multiplexer or ATSC encoder platform. (IPTV currently employs Ericson encoding and multiplexing solutions.)








6.4

Unit provided must support metadata generation for multiple broadcast transport streams with selectable time zones per transport stream and must support transmission of multiple transport streams via DVB- ASI and Ethernet interfaces as follows:

- Dual ASI outputs and have a minimum of four (4) NIC cards:

- ASI Output #1 - Mountain Time Zone

- ASI Output #2 - Pacific Time Zone

- Ethernet NIC #1 - Management Port to Synchrony MNA

- Ethernet NIC #2 - Provide ESG & M-EAS messages to Synchrony MNA

- Ethernet NIC #3 - ProTrack Data via PMCP

- Ethernet NIC #4 - Digital Alert Systems EAS Interface










6.5

Unit provided must be accessible via Internet/Intranet and support Web-based, multi-user activity to update DTV Event Programming and overall Network Configuration.








6.6

Unit provided must interface with Digital Alert Systems for M-EAS messages and must support Non-Real Time (NRT) features sending text and video alerts.







6.7

Unit provided must be capable of a software option to send ESG metadata & M-EAS to a Harris Synchrony MNA via Ethernet and must provide error event notification via SNMP and SMTP Protocols by that same optional software. Equipment offered must have the ability to perform this function, but Idaho Public Television will not be purchasing this option at this time.








6.8

Intuitive graphical user interface that shall eliminate the need for extensive ATSC PSIP training for IPTV staff.







6.9

Consistent PSIP data generation and error detection/prevention.







6.10

Flexible editing options for program discrepancies or last minute changes that allow changes and edits to PSIP data.







6.11

Ability to merge data from multiple sources with user specified prioritization and data conflict resolution, described in section 6.4.







6.12

Ability to provide redundancy for protection against system crashes and hardware errors.







6.13

Ability to maintain its clock synchronized to station time via the following mechanisms: Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP)







Exhibit D

RFQ015000145

Unified Metadata Generator System

Additional Solicitation Instructions





STATE OF IDAHO ADDITIONAL SOLICITATION INSTRUCTIONS

Checked items are mandatory




X

Standard Terms and Conditions and Solicitation Instructions: The current versions of the State of Idaho Standard Contract Terms and Conditions and Solicitation Instructions to Vendors are incorporated by reference into this solicitation, and any resulting contract, as if set forth in their entirety. Both documents can be downloaded at http://purchasing.idaho.gov/terms_and_conditions.html; or copies obtained by contacting the Division of Purchasing at 208.327.7465 or purchasing@adm.idaho.gov. Failure by any submitting vendor to obtain a copy of these documents shall in no way constitute or be deemed a waiver by the State of any term, condition or requirement contained in the referenced documents; and no liability will be assumed by the Division of Purchasing for a submitting vendor's failure to consider the State of Idaho Standard Contract Terms and Conditions and Solicitation Instructions to Vendors in preparing its response to the solicitation.




 

X

Submission Instructions: Unless otherwise specified, you may respond to this informal solicitation electronically or manually by using one of the following methods: electronic submission via IPRO; e-mail; fax; U.S. Mail; or courier/hand delivery of your quote (including all required response documents), so that it is received at the Purchasing Activity or other designated location for receipt of quotes prior to the closing date and time. NOTE: The closing date and time is measured by the official time clock at the Purchasing Activity. See IDAPA 38.05.01.072.




 

X

IPRO Response: To submit via IPRO enter your cost as instructed by the solicitation documents AND upload any additional required documents.




 

X

Signature Page: Unless otherwise specified, your quote must include a State of Idaho Signature Page signed by an individual authorized to bind your company to its quote. Vendors submitting via IPRO are not required to include a Signature Page with their quote, unless the solicitation provides otherwise. By submitting electronically via IPRO, the individual submitting a response certifies that s/he is authorized to bind the vendor; that the response is submitted in accordance with all terms, conditions and other requirements of the solicitation; that s/he accepts the terms, conditions and requirements contained in the solicitation; that the response is in all respects fair and without collusion or fraud; and that the submitting vendor will sell to the State of Idaho the specified Property (goods/services) at the price indicated, under all of the terms, conditions and requirements contained in or incorporated by reference in the solicitation.




 

X

Validity of Quote: Your quote must be firm and binding for a minimum of 90 days, or such alternate time as designated in the solicitation document.




 

X

Alternate Quotes: Multiple or alternate quotes will not be accepted unless expressly allowed in the solicitation documents.




 

X

FOB Destination: Your quote must be fully burdened, FOB Destination to the specified delivery location, unless provided otherwise in the solicitation documents.


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