20-247: Division Firewall Purchase

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P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA  24457

540-863-1809          540-863-1804 fax

 

 

DATE: March 17, 2020

 

ACTION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

Invitation for Bid: Enterprise Firewall Purchase

RATIONALE

In order to take advantage of additional Category II eRate funding ($38,883.26) that became available in December 2019, an Invitation for Bid was published on January 24, 2019.

 

The IFB request included specifications for:

One unit: Cisco Meraki MX450-HW (or equivalent)- Firewall

One unit: Meraki LIC-MX450-SEC-5YR (or equivalent)- Maintenance and Support

 

Erate’s Category II fund provides financial support for services related to internal system connections. A division firewall purchase is eligible for consideration.

 

Vendor bids are due on March 9, 2020. A contract proposal will be presented to the school board on March 17, 2020.

 

The current VPSA balance across three series (XVII, XVIII, and XIX) is $521,355.36.

 

 

ESTIMATED COSTS

 

BUDGET CATEGORY

VPSA; eRate

LEGAL REFERENCE

N/A

STAFF CONTACTS

Jeff Alleman

SUPERINTENDENT’S

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