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Request for Proposals (RFP) #201210412: Multi-State Learning Technology Initiative

 

Notification of Conditional Contract Awards

RFP #201210412, Multi-State Learning Technology Initiative

 

MULTI-STATE LEARNING TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE

This notification is in regard to RFP #201210412, issued by the State of Maine Department of Education for the Multi-State Learning Technology Initiative. A Sourcing Team, made up of members from the State of Maine and other participating states, has evaluated the proposals received using the evaluation criteria identified in the RFP, and the Department is hereby announcing its conditional contract awards to the following bidders:

 

Bidder Student Device Teacher Device Tier 1 Annual Per Seat Price Tier 2 Annual Per Seat Price Tier 3 Annual Per Seat Price Network Annual Per Seat Price
Apple, Inc. (Primary Proposal) of Cupertino, CA iPad 32GB iPad Mini & MacBook Air $217 $361 - $49
Apple, Inc. (Alternate Proposal) of Cupertino, CA MacBook Air MacBook Air $273 $471 - $46
CTL of Portland, OR 2go Convertible Classmate PC NL4 2go Convertible Classmate PC or CTL W130 $294 $294 $294 $49
Hewlett-Packard Company (Primary Proposal) of Palo Alto, CA ProBook 4440 ProBook 4440 $254.86 $285.73 $307.10 $30.91
Hewlett-Packard Company (Alternate Proposal) of Palo Alto, CA ElitePad 900 ElitePad 900 $314.28 $345.15 $366.51 $30.91

 

The bidders listed above received the Sourcing Team’s highest rankings. The Department will be contacting the aforementioned bidders soon to negotiate contracts for these services. The Department reserves the right to revoke any conditional award as specified in Department of Administrative and Financial Services Rule Chapter 110.

 

This award decision is subject to the final approval of the State of Maine Procurement Review Committee and the successful negotiation of acceptable contracts. Any person aggrieved by the award decision may appeal the decision in the manner prescribed in the RFP and defined in 5 M.R.S.A. § 1825-E, and in the State of Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services Rule Chapter 120.

 

Thank you for your interest in doing business with the State of Maine and other participating states under this program.

 

Sincerely,
Jeff Mao
Learning Technology Policy Director
State of Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

 


MLTI RFP Proposals

 

Proposals: Below are links to each of the five awarded proposals including the Hewlett Packard Primary proposal, the State's preferred proposal. The final solutions may vary slightly from what is included in each awarded vendor's proposals as contracts are finalized. As new details and specifics are known, they will be included on this site.


 

Public Notice

The State of Maine Department of Education in coordination with the National Association of State Procurement Officials hereby releases Public Notice for RFP #201210412: Multi-State Learning Technology Initiative

 

MULTI-STATE LEARNING TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE

The State of Maine Department of Education’s Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) is leading a multi-state effort to undertake the procurement process described below. The multi-state effort is being carried out in coordination with all the participating National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) members, on an as-requested basis, at various locations throughout the geographic regions of all participating NASPO members. This multi-state group, led by the State of Maine, has a requirement for equipment and services to empower a wireless student-centered, digital learning environment. In accordance with State procurement practices, the State of Maine Department of Education is hereby announcing the publication of a Request for Proposals (RFP) #201210412 for the purchase of the aforementioned goods and services.

A copy of the RFP can be obtained by download below or by contacting the State of Maine Department of Education’s RFP Coordinator for this project: Jeff Mao, Learning Technology Policy Director. The RFP Coordinator can be reached at the following email address: jeff.mao@maine.gov or mailing address: State of Maine Department of Education, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. The Department encourages all interested vendors to obtain a copy of the RFP and submit a competitive proposal.

 

A Bidders’ Conference is anticipated for this procurement process. The Bidders’ Conference is scheduled for November 29, 2012 at 10:00am, and to be held in Daggett Lounge of Thorne Hall, on the campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Interested Bidders are strongly encouraged to attend.

 

Proposals must be submitted to the State of Maine Division of Purchases, located at the Burton M. Cross Office Building, 111 Sewall Street, 4th Floor, 9 State House Station, Augusta, Maine, 04333-0009. Proposals must be submitted by 2:00pm, local time, on January 11, 2013, when they will be opened at the Division of Purchases’ aforementioned address. Proposals not received at the Division of Purchases’ aforementioned address by the aforementioned deadline will not be considered for contract award.

 

RFP #201210412 - .doc | .pdf

 

Attachments referenced in the appendices:

 

Appendix E

  • Maine Documents
    • Broadband Infrastructure - .xlsx
    • Wireless Network Infrastructure - .xlsx
  • Hawaii: NASPO Intent to Participate - .pdf
  • Vermont: NASPO Intent to Participate - .pdf

Appendix F

  • Microsoft Letter of Support - .pdf
  • Microsoft Appendix A - .pdf

MLTI RFP Announcement List


Bidders may subscribe to the MLTI RFP email distribution list. The email distribution list is for announcements from the RFP Coordinator only. The list will be used to alerting Bidders when new information, such as a response to a written question, is posted to this site. Regardless, it is the Bidder's responsibility to monitor this site for updates and responses to written questions. Bidders should not rely on the list as a source for information or changes. Membership on this list is not a requirement. To subscribe, please visit the MLTI RFP email distribution list home.

 

 

RFP #201210412 Question & Answers

Please review RFP #201210412, Part III "Key RFP Events" regarding question submission requirements.

 

  • Amendment 1 - .doc | .pdf
    This document represents an amendment to RFP #201210412 and is therefore part of the RFP itself. This amendment contains the answers to the questions that were received from interested Bidders during or before the RFP’s Bidders’ Conference.

    Please note: the initial Amendment 1 download files had a typos in the email addresses for Gary Pegoraro and Laurence Holt in the response to Question 20. It has been corrected in the currently available downloads. The email addresses should have been ended "@einstruction.com" and "@wgen.net" respectively. We apologize for any confusion this may have created.

    Question 4 and Question 26 of the Amendment include URLs. Due to line breaks in the document, the URLs do not resolve correctly. Questions 4 and Question 26 are shown below with working URLs:

    Question 4: Where can we find copies of the responses to the 2006 Maine Learning Technology Wireless Classroom Solution, RFP #1205143? What was the result of that RFP?

    Answer 4: There were two bid proposals submitted against RFP #1205143. Copies of these proposals may be downloaded here:
    Apple Proposal: [http://www.maine.gov/mlti/rfp/docs/1205143/1205143_apple_proposal.pdf]

    CDWG Proposal: [http://www.maine.gov/mlti/rfp/docs/1205143/1205143_cdwg_proposal.zip]

    RFP #1205143 was awarded to Apple, Inc. (see press release here: [http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=MLTINews&id=151539&v=Details])


    Question 26: Where would we find state-specific National School Lunch data used to support E-Rate applications for schools?

    Answer 26: Each state maintains this data separately. For the Sourcing Team states, please see:
    Maine - https://portal.maine.gov/sfsr/sfsrdev.ed534.ed534_parameters
    Hawaii – http://arch.k12.hi.us/school/trends/trends.html# (On the left navigation pane, click the year, then the region requested to bring up all the available reports)
    Vermont – http://education.vermont.gov/documents/EDU-Child_Nutrition_2012_Eligibility_Report.pdf

  • Amendment 2 - .doc | .pdf
    This document represents an amendment to RFP #201210412 and is therefore part of the RFP itself. This amendment contains the answers to the questions that were received in writing from interested Bidders prior to the December 12, 2012 due date for submission written questions.

  • Amendment 3 - .doc | .pdf
    This document represents an amendment to RFP #201210412 and is therefore part of the RFP itself. This amendment is presented in the traditional question and answer format for readability purposes, but they are not responses to actual submitted questions.