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Request for Information (RFI) for Provider of Internet and Video Services Via Bulk Agreement with Leisure World of Maryland Corporation

Carol Brunner

Request for Information (RFI) for Provider of Internet and Video Services Via Bulk Agreement with Leisure World of Maryland Corporation

The Leisure World of Maryland Corporation (LWMC) issues this request for information (RFI) to solicit responses from prospective providers to offer internet, video, and other services via a bulk agreement to a private, gated community of approximately 8,000 residents. LWMC seeks one or more private sector providers to offer three categories of services:

 

  • Category A. Deliver basic video and internet service (with optional landline-type telephone) to 5,660 units in 576 buildings via a bulk agreement with LWMC, beginning no later than June 1, 2020.
  • Category B. Explore wireless-enabled possibilities for Internet of Things (IoT), fifth-generation cellular (5G), and discounted cellphone rates.
  • Category C. Develop long-term, campus-wide networking solutions to expand and improve LWMC Wi-Fi, closed-circuit television (CCTV), and telecasts of public meetings and events.

As a first step, all interested respondents are asked to submit a letter of intent (LOI) to respond and a signed nondisclosure agreement (NDA, included in Appendix A of this RFI) via email by 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) July 9, 2018, to Tom Snyder, Assistant General Manager for Facilities ([login to unmask email]).

 

LWMC will hold a mandatory pre-bid conference at 10:00 AM EDT on July 17, 2018. All vendors that intend to respond to the RFI must attend the pre-bid conference either in person or via telephone. Telephone attendees should call (202) 930-7923 and use access code 76131837.

The onsite conference will be held at:

Administration Building

Sullivan Room

3701 Rossmoor Blvd.

Silver Spring, MD 20906

Potential respondents to this RFI are expected to participate in a site visit to Leisure World of Maryland no later than July 24, 2018. All site visits should be coordinated through Tom Snyder at [login to unmask email] with a minimum 48-hour notice. Site visits can be scheduled in coordination with the mandatory pre-bid conference for vendors that plan to attend in person.

The following is the schedule for responding to this RFI. The schedule is subject to change.

  • June 29, 2018 – RFI released
  • July 9, 2018 – Deadline for submitting non-binding LOI to respond to RFI and NDA
  • July 11, 2018 – LWMC releases confidential maps, network information, and other details to respondents that have submitted an LOI and NDA
  • July 17, 2018 – Mandatory pre-bid conference (onsite or teleconference)
  • July 24, 2018 – Deadline for site visit
  • July 31, 2018 – Deadline for submitting questions to LWMC
  • August 7, 2018 – LWMC emails questions/answers to respondents that have submitted an LOI and NDA
  • September 11, 2018 – RFI responses due

All correspondence regarding this RFI should be directed to Tom Snyder at [login to unmask email]. LWMC cannot guarantee that any correspondence directed elsewhere will be received or considered.


 

Attachments

  • Leisure World - RFI for Bulk Services Provider - Rev 25 - 20180629.pdf (1009.6k)