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Category 1 RFP Templates

Below are several RFP templates covering a variety of Category 1 projects. Keep in mind that it is impossible to build template language specific to every scenario that may exist so be sure to adapt these templates to fit your own needs. If you are unsure of which template to use then please contact us for guidance.

Internet Access

If you are seeking… Then use this template
a bundled Internet connection delivered over a fiber transport circuit Leased Lit Fiber Internet Access
a leased lit fiber transport circuit between a state network, ESC or county office, or colocation facility and Internet access bandwidth as separate services Unbundled Internet Access
Internet access bandwidth at a specific facility without the physical transport circuit. ISP Services Only

Wide Area Network (WAN)

If you are seeking… Then use this template
leased lit fiber Leased Lit Fiber
leased dark fiber Leased Dark Fiber

This template also includes requests for network equipment to place the leased dark fiber into service and the request for comparable leased lit fiber as required by USAC.

leased dark fiber with options for a traditional lease or long-term IRU. Leased Dark Fiber with IRU Option

This template also includes requests for network equipment to place the leased dark fiber into service and the request for comparable leased lit fiber as required by USAC.

self-provisioned fiber and only want to consider the minimum other options required by USAC. Self-Provisioned Fiber

This template also includes requests for network equipment to place the fiber into service, on-going maintenance services once the fiber is built, and the request for comparable services delivered over third-party networks as required by USAC.

all connectivity options: leased lit fiber, leased dark fiber (traditional lease and IRU), self-provisioning, and services provided over third-party networks. All Fiber Options

This template also includes requests for required components such as network equipment and fiber maintenance.

Combined

If you are seeking… Then use this template
Internet connectivity and leased lit fiber WAN in one RFP. Internet Access and Leased Lit Fiber WAN

Remember: these services must be bid and evaluated separately (ie, you cannot require a provider to bid both services or disqualify them for not doing so)