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					WOODHAVEN-BROWNSTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT                                                 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
STORAGE AREA NETWORK
WOODHAVEN, MI




                                             Request for Proposal

                                     Storage Area Network (SAN)


Woodhaven-Brownstown School District (“the District/Owner”) is seeking bids until 2:00PM on April 28, 2010 for
the purchase of one (1) Storage Area Network Turn-Key Solution and possible purchase of one (1) disaster recovery
hot-site.

Sealed bids will be accepted at the District’s Central Administration Building until the time noted above.
Bids are to be delivered to:
                                  Sherry Weiser, Director of Information Technology
                                       Woodhaven-Brownstown School District
                                                     24821 Hall Rd
                                              Woodhaven, MI 48183-3756

Envelopes containing bids shall be sealed and clearly marked “STORAGE AREA NETWORK BID
– DO NOT OPEN” with the name and return address of the bidder on the envelope. All bids must be received no
later than 2:00PM on April 28, 2010.

Bidders shall submit three (3) signed copies of the bid proposal.

A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on April 7, 2010 at 1:00PM at the following location:

                                        Administrative Offices – Board Room
                                                   24821 Hall Rd
                                              Woodhaven, MI 48183

Any questions and correspondence regarding this Request for Proposal (“RFP”) should be directed to Justin Bray.
Please address any correspondence and questions to:

                                                   Attn: Justin Bray
                                                       RE: SAN
                                               Information Technology
                                                    24821 Hall Rd
                                                Woodhaven, MI 48183
                                                Phone: 734-789-2344
                                                  Fax: 734-783-3316
                                         brayj@woodhaven.k12.mi.us
ALL PARTIES WISHING TO RESPOND TO THIS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL SHALL TAKE NOTICE
                 OF INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS IN ATTACHMENT “A”




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                                          Attachment „A‟
                                      Instructions to Bidders

  1) Sealed bids will be accepted at the District’s Central Administration Building until the time noted
     on page 1.

  2) The District reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals, or any part of any
     proposal, without penalty. The District may award a contract to a single prime contractor for all
     elements for the entire project or may award any of the elements separately.

  3) Contractors must submit a single proposal for all of the elements described in this RFP. No
     proposal may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for the receipt of proposals for at
     least ninety (90) days.

  4) The formal proposals will be evaluated by several criteria including but not limited to cost,
     concurrence with technical specifications, and requirements.

  5) Receipt of proposal materials by the District or submission of a proposal to the District offers no
     rights against the District nor obligates the District in any manner.

  6) Any allowance for oversight, omission, error, or mistake by the bidder made after receipt of the
     proposal will be at the sole discretion of the owner.

  7) All bids should exclude state and federal taxes.

  8) All bids should include unit pricing, with guaranteed pricing for a period of one (1) year from bid
     due date.

  9) As required by Public Act 232 of 2004, all bids must be accompanied by a sworn and notarized
     statement disclosing any familial relationship that exists between the owner or any employee of
     the bidder and any member of the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District board, intermediate
     school board, or board of directors or the superintendent of the school district, or intermediate
     superintendent of the intermediate school district

  10) Acceptance of familial relationship statement after formal opening of the bids will be at the sole
      discretion of the District. No bid may be awarded without a sworn and notarized familial
      disclosure statement.

  11) Bidder must present to the District that it provides for its own employee withholding for state and
      federal taxes, its own unemployment and workers disability compensation, and all other tax and
      regulatory requirements, whether federal, state, or local, with respect to its business or employees.

  12) Bidder is responsible for obtaining all required permits and licenses.

  13) The laws of the state of Michigan shall govern the parties involved in this bid and any related
      agreements reached though this process.

  14) Upon successful award, the selected vendor agrees that, in the event that an employee of the
      vendor is, in the opinion of the owner, uncooperative, inept, incompetent, or otherwise
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      unacceptable, such persons will be removed from his or her responsibilities of the project. In the
      event of such a removal, the vendor shall, within fifteen (15) days, fill this respective vacancy as
      described above. Regardless of whom the vendor has designated as the representative, the vendor
      organization remains the ultimate responsible party for performing the task and responsibilities
      presented in this proposal.

  15) Bidder proposing any installation services shall purchase and maintain insurance for protection
      from the claims set forth below which may arise out of or result from the contractor's operations
      under the contract, whether such operations be by the contractor or subcontractor or by anyone
      directly employed by either, for an amount of no less than $1,000,000:
               a) Commercial general liability
               b) Workers’ compensation insurance
               c) Personal injury liability coverage
      The insurance certificates shall name the District as additional insured.

  16) By submission of this bid, the bidder certifies that the pricing structure offered has been
      determined independently (i.e., without consultation, communication, or agreement of such
      prices) for the purpose of restricting competition with other potential bidders or competitors.

  17) It is expressly agreed that the vendor is not an agent of owner but an independent contractor. The
      vendor shall not pledge or attempt to pledge the credit of owner or in any other way attempt to
      bind the owner.

  18) The bidder agrees to hold and save the participating school districts, its officers, agents, and
      employees harmless from liability of any kind, including cost and expenses, with respect to any
      claim, action, cost, or judgment for patent, copyright, or trademark infringement arising out of the
      purchase or use of equipment, materials, supplies, or services incurred by this contact.

  19) Failure to include any required information requested in this RFP may result in rejection of your
      proposal. When responding, the bidder should clearly mark compliance with each section.

  20) The District assumes no responsibility for any cost incurred prior to the signing of any request
      resulting from this RFP.

  21) The District reserves the right to request additional information which in the District's opinion is
      necessary to assure the bidder's competence, business organization, and financial resources are
      adequate to perform according to bid specifications.

  22) The bidder, at their discretion, may offer a voluntary alternate to the specifications in Attachment
      “D”.

  23) Products and services which are not specifically requested in the RFP but which are necessary to
      provide the functional capabilities proposed by the vendor shall be included in the proposal.

  24) Any purchase order resulting from this bid may be amended, modified, or terminated at any time
      by mutual agreement of both parties in writing

  25) Pricing must be provided on the Bill of Materials page.


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  26) Bidder shall provide available maintenance options on the included pricing sheet.

  27) Bidder must provide detailed description of the recommended SAN solution. At a minimum, the
      solution must include diagrams and documentation showing recommended connectivity, drive
      types, and physical layout (i.e., racking, etc.).

  28) The bidder will assume the district will provide one (1) 42 unit HP cabinet, one (1) 120V 15A
      NEMA L6-30 plug type, all Cisco network devices, and one (1) UPS (Uninterruptible Power
      Supply).

  29) The bidder will provide recommended Cisco-brand network equipment. The vendor may choose
      to include a price to purchase under “Voluntary Alternates” (attachment “D”).

  30) The bidder will provide recommended uninterruptible power supply specifications. The vendor
      may choose to include a price to purchase under “Voluntary Alternates” (attachment “D”).

  31) Installation and maintenance must be provided by the manufacturer or a manufacturer-certified
      local service provider.

  32) The bidder will designate a project manager to serve as a single line of contact.

  33) To facilitate the comparison of vendor bids, it is required that each bid be organized into the
      following sections:
      a. Company background and local branch organization support
      b. Bill of materials (with unit and total pricing)
      c. Detailed description of equipment and components
      d. Detailed network diagrams and drawings
      e. Responses to all requirements as specified in this RFP
      f. Specific statements concerning those areas where the bid differs from the specifications
      g. Completed forms from the APPENDIX section of this RFP
      h. A minimum of three (3) customer references and contacts (schools, if possible)
      i. Anticipated vendor contact and detailed schedule for installation of equipment
      j. Any additional information (may be provided at the vendor’s discretion)




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                                         Attachment “B”
                                            Base Bid
                                  Requirements and Specifications


Introduction

The Woodhaven-Brownstown School District is currently seeking proposals for a Storage Area Network
(SAN) Turn-Key Solution. As our organization continues to grow, it is critical that our servers are able to
expand to meet our needs. In addition, we are looking to implement a layered backup solution that will
ultimately play into our Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP). The District currently uses a server farm
comprised of 25+ data and application servers, together performing a wide range of tasks. Our setup
includes four Novell Netware servers that are critical to the day-to-day operations of the District. Among
other things, they serve as the District’s DNS/DHCP server and GroupWise Email servers. In addition to
the Novell servers are multiple Windows servers running applications such as application databases,
monitoring tools, and licensing server software. The District currently uses a ML StorageWorks Tape
Backup system that is in good condition. The District's network infrastructure is comprised of a Cisco
Catalyst 6500 Series router and of Cisco Catalyst 3500/3700 Series switches.

Furthermore, the District is requesting pricing for an additional SAN and necessary labor to create an off
site disaster recovery failover. Participating bidders are required to submit a solution that would
accomplish this. At their discretion, the bidder may optionally submit pricing for the base bid SAN
solution using SATA hard drives.

Scope of Work Overview

It is the District’s expectation that the awarded vendor will:
     1. Install and configure the proposed SAN solution
     2. Install and configure management servers
     3. Install and Configure VMware
     4. Create, convert, and/or migrate existing servers
          a) Five Windows Server 2003 installations
          b) Four Novell Netware 6.5 installations
          c) One Novell Netware 6.5 installation with GroupWise 7

Installation location will be:

        Woodhaven High School – MDF Room
        24787 Van Horn Rd.
        Brownstown, MI 48183
        734-789-3333




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Vendor Requirements

In an effort to implement the proposed solution seamlessly and completely, the vendor must supply
documentation of employment of or relationship with individuals possessing the following credentials:

    1.    Certified Novell Administrator (CNA) or above
    2.    VMware Certified Professional (VCP3) or above
    3.    Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
    4.    Certification(s) devised by the manufacturer of the proposed solution.

SAN Product Specifications: Visualization

In an effort to evaluate all available solutions, the District has established an independent set of minimum
specifications. Each bid MUST meet or exceed the specifications listed below in order to be considered.

    The solution:

    1.    Must be of new and unused equipment from a tier-1/tier-2 manufacturer
    2.    Must have minimum of 12TB of usable post-striped writable space
    3.    Must be scalable of up to at least 20TB of usable post-striped writable space
    4.    Must include built-in migration tools that allow for the automatic movement and transmission of
          data without interference of or requirement from the administrator(s)
    5.    May be either controller or host-based
    6.    Must include all required hardware
    7.    Must include built-In thin provisioning
    8.    Must be VMware certified
    9.    Must interface with Windows, VMware, Netware, Linux, and Solaris servers
    10.   Must have the ability to hot swap drives individually in the event of disk failure without the need
          of downtime or disruption of operation(s).
    11.   Must allow host/server connections via any industry acceptable method other than fiber channel.
    12.   Must allow snapshots to occur on all volumes without full volume cloning.
    13.   Must have the ability to replicate data both synchronously and asynchronously. Replication must
          be built into storage controller and not via third-party software or appliance.
    14.   Must include GRID (Building Block Environment) that does not require controller upgrades
          every time storage is added

Server Product Specifications

The proposed solution should contain all required management servers and required VMware software.
The solution should also contain a minimum of two (2) compliant servers/appliances, each containing a
minimum of:
   1. 32 GB Random Access Memory
   2. 4 GB Network Interface Cards




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VMware Software Requirements

The proposed solution must include the required VMware software and installation of the latest version of
the following software/features:

    1.   ESX
    2.   VMotion
    3.   DRS
    4.   HA
    5.   Thin provisioning
    6.   VMware Center Suite
    7.   VMware vSphere Enterprise Edition



Product Support Requirements

    The solution must include:

    1. Minimum five (5) years warranty and support
       A. Support must include
               1. 24 x 7 x 365 phone support
               2. “Next business day” on-site response time
    2. Pricing for years six (6) and seven (7) of warranty and support
    3. All professional services needed to install all hardware and software
    4. System administrator training for a minimum of five (5) staff members for two (2) 5-hour training
       sessions.


Project Timeline

         A.   Approximate bid award date - 5/17/2010
         B.   Submission of final design and timeline – 5/24/2010
         C.   First possible downtime - 6/14/2010
         D.   Project completion - 8/20/2010




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                                         Attachment “C”
                                       Required Alternates:
                                 Specifications and Requirements

In an effort to create a more complete disaster recovery solution we are requesting bidders
provide a price for the following equipment as an optional purchase in addition to the base bid.

   1. One identical SAN solution as proposed in the base bid to be located off site and used as
      a hot site
      a) Proposed hot site solution may use SATA drives if desired
   2. Proposal for Base Bid with SATA drives instead of SAS

The installation location of the hot site will be

Yake Elementary
16400 Carter Road
Woodhaven, 48183
734-692-2230




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                                       Attachment “D”
                                    Voluntary Alternates:
                               Specifications and Requirements

The District request that bidders provide a proposal and price for the following options:

   1. HP StorageWorks Tape Backup
      1. The District currently uses a HP MSL2024 1 Ultrium 448 Drive Library which may
          be reused or upgraded in the proposal.
   2. At their option, vendors may specify relevant voluntary alternates.




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                               Appendix A:
                        Vendor Questionnaire Form
                                (Attached)




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                              Appendix B:
                         Comply / Exception Form
                               (Attached)




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                                Appendix C:
                         Solution Evaluation Form
                                 (Attached)




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                              Appendix D:
                          Solution Pricing Form
                                (Attached)




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