It is recommended that all detailed responses are located directly under the section heading and section verbiage to aid in evaluation. Enter your response(s) in the yellow shaded expandable text boxes at the end of each section. If no clear order is followed; the response may be disqualified.
Respondents that take an EXCEPTION to a particular requirement must provide an alternative to the required feature or function specified. The alternative must describe in detail how it meets the original requirement and must include any other pertinent information that may be necessary to properly consider the alternative being offered (i.e diagrams, enhanced capability, design efficiency, cost savings, etc.).
The Board recognizes that in some cases Respondents may be able to provide a service or function that is superior to the requirements listed. If the Respondent wishes to present such an alternative, an EXCEPTION should be used to clearly articulate the functionality that Respondents would like to propose as an alternative for evaluation.
Each proposal will be evaluated according to how well the requirements have been addressed.
Features and functions listed as DESIRABLE are not required. Desirable features and functions add value to a requirement. Respondents are encouraged to provide desirable features and functions where they have an opportunity to maximize the value to the Board while also satisfying the underlying requirement.
Desirable features, functions or elements are described in the RFS as SHOULD, MAY, COULD or DESIRED.
Indiana statute IC-36-8-16.7-27(b) requires that the IN911 Board seek competitive bids from qualified vendors to provide integrated network services for the operation of the IN911 Network currently serving the PSAPs of Indiana. Indiana is currently served by an IP-based network known as IN911.
The purpose of this procurement is to ensure that at a minimum, the current services provided by the existing IN911 Network are continued and improved upon as technology, standards, and societal demands evolve.
The IN911 Board invites qualified vendors with documented expertise and experience to submit proposals to provide wireless E9-1-1 call delivery, i3 ESInet Network Services, reporting, monitoring, service and support for the operation of the IN911 Network.