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					                 SPRING BRANCH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
                         Duncan F. Klussmann, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools

                                  PURCHASING DEPARTMENT
                      1031 Witte Road, Building E, Houston, Texas 77055-6016
                            Phone 713/365-5223 Fax 713/365-5214


                                                          Date:    March 22, 2006


                  NOTICE TO PROPOSERS
The SPRING BRANCH IINDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, herein after referred to as SBISD, is
accepting sealed proposals as specified in this document. Sealed proposals will be received at the
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office of the Director of Purchasing, SBISD, 1031 Witte Road, Building E (2 Floor), Houston, Texas
77055-6016 until:

                                                  ANNUAL CONTRACT FOR INSTALLATION AND
                                                  REPAIR OF LAN, VIDEO, SECURITY, INTERCOM
APRIL 25, 2006 @10:30 AM                   for    AND TELEPHONE CABLING

Proposals will be publicly opened and read immediately following the deadline for receiving the
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proposals at 1031 Witte Road, Building E (2 Floor). Any questions pertaining to the proposal
procedure should be addressed to the Bid Specialist at 713/365-5223, extension 2326. Any
questions pertaining to the proposal specifications should be directed to the, Director of Purchasing,
at 713/365-5223, extension 2325.

      PROPOSAL ENVELOPES SHALL BE PLAINLY MARKED
        SEALED PROPOSAL FOR:                                         PROPOSAL NO. 8088P

        ANNUAL CONTRACT FOR INSTALLATION AND REPAIR OF
        LAN, VIDEO, SECURITY, INTERCOM AND TELEPHONE CABLING

        DO NOT OPEN UNTIL: APRIL 25, 2006 @ 10:30 AM


Any proposal received later than the specified time, whether delivered in person or mailed, shall be
disqualified.

The evaluation criteria specified herein will be used to determine which of the proposals provide the
best quality for SBISD at the most economical cost. SBISD reserves the right to request post-
proposal modifications, including best and final offers. SBISD reserves the right to accept or reject
any or all proposals, to waive all technicalities, and to accept the proposal(s) that is determined to be
the most favorable to SBISD. Recognizing that there are important considerations other than price,
SBISD may not necessarily award to the lowest Proposer.

Proposals must be effective for ninety days following deadline for the receipt of proposals.




Barbara A. Robillard
Director of Purchasing
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                                  S C O P E OF P R O P O S A L


It is the intention of the Spring Branch Independent School District to establish an Annual Contract for
Installation and Repair of LAN, Video, Security, Intercom and Telephone Cabling.

Estimated annual expenditures for this contract is approximately $150,000.00. This estimate,
however, should not be construed to be a guarantee of either minimum or maximum quantities as
purchases are dependent upon need and available funding.

The contract will be for a period of one (1) year, July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007, with the option
to renew annually for an additional two (2) years, if service is satisfactory and the renewal is agreed
to in writing by both parties.

The Technology and Communications Systems shall consist of the Data/Telecommunications System
and devices, the Intrusion Detection System and devices, the Access Control System and devices,
the Video Surveillance System and devices, the Cable Antenna Television System and the Intercom
System and devices.

A pre-proposal conference is scheduled on April 5, 2006 @ 10:30 a.m. in the Data
Communications Department, 10670 Hammerly Blvd., Houston, Texas 77043.

One original and two (2) copies of the proposal shall be submitted by the proposer to the Director of
Purchasing.




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1.0.0      GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PROPOSALS

1.1.0      APPLICABILITY – These conditions are applicable and form a part of the contract
           documents in each equipment and/or service contract and a part of the terms of each
           purchase order for items of equipment and/or service included in the specifications and
           proposal forms issued herewith.

1.2.0      WITHDRAWAL OF PROPOSALS will not be allowed for a period of 90 days following the
           proposal opening.

1.3.0      SPECIFICATIONS may be those developed by the Using Department or by the
           Manufacturer to represent items of regularly manufactured products.

           1.3.1    DISTRICT SPECIFICATIONS have been developed by the Using Department to
                    show minimal standards as to the usage, materials, and contents based on their
                    needs.

           1.3.2    MANUFACTURER’S SPECIFICATIONS (Design Guide), Whenever an article in
                    this proposal is defined by description as either a proprietary product or by using
                    the name of a manufacturer, the Proposer is encouraged to offer an item which is
                    equal in quality, durability and in full compliance with our Specifications. If the
                    term “equivalent, alternate or equal” is not inserted it shall be implied. The
                    specified article or material shall be understood as descriptive, not restrictive.

1.4.0      QUESTIONS concerning this proposal shall be addressed to the Director of Purchasing,
           SBISD.

1.5.0      PROPOSALS SHALL BE SUBMITTED ON THESE FORMS. Deviations to any
           Conditions and/or Specifications shall be conspicuously noted in writing by the Proposer
           and shall be included with the proposal.

1.6.0      SEALED PROPOSALS ONLY ARE ACCEPTABLE. FAXED PROPOSALS will not be
           accepted by SBISD since the fax process does not provide for the delivery of a sealed
           proposal.

1.7.0      REQUIRED ADDENDA will be issued by SBISD Purchasing Department to all those
           known to have received a complete set of proposal documents.

1.8.0      QUANTITIES REQUIRED are substantially correct. The District reserves the right to
           purchase additional quantities above that stated at the same unit price unless otherwise
           specified by the Proposer.

1.9.0      DELIVERIES required in this proposal shall be freight prepaid F.O.B. destination and
           proposal prices shall include all freight and delivery charges. For shipments designated
           on the purchase order to the SBISD Central Warehouse, delivery hours are 7:00 a.m. to
           3:00 p.m. NO DELIVERIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 3:00 P.M.

1.10.0     WARRANTY CONDITIONS for all supplies and/or equipment shall be considered
           manufacturer‟s minimum standard warranty unless otherwise agreed to in writing.
           Proposer shall be an authorized dealer, distributor or manufacturer for the product. All
           equipment proposal shall be new unless clearly stated in writing.




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1.0.0      GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PROPOSALS, continued

1.11.0     SAMPLES, when called for, shall be submitted with the proposal per instructions set forth
           in the Special Terms and Conditions.

           1.11.1    ADDITIONAL SAMPLES needed for a proposal to be evaluated properly shall
                     be delivered within (5) working days from the time the vendor is notified by the
                     Purchasing Department.

           1.11.2    SAMPLE ITEMS from the successful Proposer may be retained for the purpose
                     of determining that the quality and workmanship of the delivered items are
                     comparable to the sample.

1.12.0     THOSE WHO DO NOT PROPOSE are requested to notify the SBISD Purchasing
           Department in writing if they wish to receive future proposals. Failure to do so may result
           in their being deleted from our prospective Proposer list.

1.13.0     EVALUATION OF PROPOSALS takes into account the following considerations: price,
           quality, suitability for the intended use, probability of continuous availability, vendor‟s
           service, safety record, and date of proposed delivery and placement. It is not the policy of
           the SBISD to purchase on the basis of low proposals alone.

1.14.0     DISCLOSURES            By signing this proposal, a Proposer affirms that he/she has not
           given, offered to give, nor intends to give at any time hereafter any economic opportunity,
           future employment, gift, loan, gratuity, special discount, trip, favor or service to a public
           servant in connection with the proposal submitted.

           1.14.1    PROPOSER SHALL NOTE any and all relationships that might be a conflict of
                     interest and include such information with the proposal.

           1.14.2    By signing this proposal, a Proposer affirms that, to the best of his/her
                     knowledge, the proposal has been arrived at independently, and is submitted
                     without collusion with anyone to obtain information or gain any favoritism that
                     would in any way limit competition or give them an unfair advantage over other
                     Proposers in the award of this proposal.

1.15.0     FUNDING OUT CLAUSE. Any contract for the acquisition, including lease, of real or
           personal property is a commitment of the District‟s current revenue only:

           1.   The District retains the continuing right to terminate the contract at the
                expiration of each budget period during the term of the contract.

           2.   The contract is conditioned on a best efforts attempt by the District to obtain
                and appropriate funds for payment of the contract.”

1.16.0     ALL CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS between Merchants and SBISD shall strictly
           adhere to the statutes as set forth in the Uniform Commercial Code as last amended in
           2002 by the American Law Institute in the National Conference of Commissioners on
           Uniform State Laws. Reference: Uniform Commercial Code, 2001 Official Text, or latest.

1.17.0     CONTRACTS FOR PURCHASE will be put into effect by means of a purchase order(s)
           executed by the Director of Purchasing after proposals have been awarded.

           1.17.1    Any additional agreements/contracts to be signed by SBISD shall be included
                     with the proposal.


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1.0.0      GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PROPOSALS, continued

           1.17.2    Prices for all goods and/or services shall be negotiated to a firm amount for the
                     duration of this contract or as agreed to in terms of time frame.

           1.17.3    Tax Exemption: SBISD is exempt from payment of taxes under Chapter 20,
                     Title 122A, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, for the purchase of tangible
                     personal property.

1.18.0     ASSIGNMENTS AND SUBCONTRACTING: No part of this order may be assigned or
           subcontracted without the prior written approval of SBISD. Payment can only be made to
           the Supplier named in this order.

1.19.0     TERMINATION OF CONTRACT. It is understood that the District retains the option to
           terminate this Agreement for any reason at the end of each contract year without
           pecuniary risk or penalty or at any point during the contract term with evidence of just
           cause. The District agrees that it will provide written notice of termination no later than
           thirty (30) days prior to the end of the contract year or for just cause. The termination will
           become effective and this Agreement shall terminate thirty (30) days following written
           notification of intent.

1.20.0     CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION OR TRADE SECRETS (Government Code, Article
           252.049). If any of the information is considered to be confidential or a trade secret
           belonging to the Proposer and, if released would give advantage to a competitor or
           Proposer, that information should be filed with the proposal in a separate envelope
           marked “CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DUPLICATE WITHOUT PERMISSION”.

1.21.0     VENDOR NON-PERFORMANCE. If at any time, the vendor fails to fulfill or abide by the
           terms and conditions or specifications of the contract, SBISD reserves the right to:

           1)        purchase on the open market and charge the vendor the difference between
                     contract price and actual purchase price, or

           2)        deduct such charges from existing invoice totals currently due, or

           3)        Cancel within thirty (30) days written notification of intent and remove the vendor
                     from the active proposal file for a period of time not less than one (1) year.

           4)        Re-bid the service/product.

           5)        Award to next lower responsible Proposer, if accepted by same.

1.22.0     OTHER REQUIREMENTS. Any problems or discrepancies that are not covered by the
           above requirements should be directed to the Director of Purchasing for a determination or
           clarification prior to any action taken on said problem or discrepancy. If the Contractor
           fails to make such request, no excuse will thereafter be entertained for failure to carry out
           the work in a satisfactory manner.

1.23.0     PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS. Proposals shall be submitted by the Proposers in triplicate;
           one (1) original and two (2) copies, marked as such.




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2.0.0   SPECIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

2.1.0   LABOR AND MATERIAL
        CONTRACTOR shall furnish all supervision, labor, special tools and test equipment,
        including calibrated enhanced category 5, category 6, and fiber optic, transportation,
        insurance, material and supplies necessary to complete the project.

        2.1.1   Contractor shall use skilled trained personnel, supervised and directly
                employed by the contractor, no temporary, contract or day labor permitted.

        2.1.2   SHORT TERM WORKERS ASBESTOS NOTIFICATION
                PRIOR TO the commencement of any installation or repair all repairmen and
                installers shall examine and sign the AHERA management plan to insure that no
                asbestos contained building material that may be present is disturbed in compliance
                with Environmental Protection Agency - 40.CFR.763.84 (d).

2.2.0   PURCHASE ORDERS
        When SBISD desires the CONTRACTOR to perform SERVICES, SBISD will process a
        PURCHASE ORDER outlining the number, type, length, and location of desired installation.
        Each PURCHASE ORDER will reference this contract. The SERVICES specified in a
        particular PURCHASE ORDER are hereafter referred to as the “PROJECT”.

        All PROJECTS will be completed in accordance with the SBISD cabling specifications in
        7.0.0. Work will be started not less than two (2) weeks from date the PURCHASE ORDER is
        issued.

2.3.0   CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS TO THE PURCHASE ORDER
        Requests for changes to the PURCHASE ORDER will be submitted to SBISD Purchasing
        Department by the SBISD Manager of Data Communications.

2.4.0   COMPLIANCE
        All SERVICES will be rendered in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local
        statutes, laws regulation, rules, ordinances, directives, PURCHASE ORDER(s) and codes,
        including but not by way of limitation, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Occupational
        Safety and Health Act.

2.5.0   WORK HOURS
        Work hours normally are between 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work
        outside of these hours must be coordinated three (3) days in advance with SBISD Project
        Manager or his/her designee. Work outside of the normal hours will be at no extra charge to
        SBISD.

2.6.0   COST OF SERVICES
        Cost of SERVICES will be in compliance with the accepted proposal. Special circumstances
        such as mechanical obstructions, installations which may result in a City building code
        problem, and asbestos containing materials shall be brought to the attention of the project
        Manager by the Contractor before any work begins.

2.7.0   DRAWINGS
        Upon completion of the PROJECT, the CONTRACTOR shall provide SBISD with an
        electronic copy on CD‟s of the technical drawings in AutoCAD version 14 or newer, showing
        the “as built” layout on the PROJECT on SBISD‟s premises.




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2.0.0   SPECIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS, continued


2.8.0   Single Video Outlets (See item 7.7.0) shall not be interpreted as base band video for
        purposes of this specification. This cabling shall be CATV-RF Video rated. It shall be
        plenum rated RG 6 and the signal strength at the wall outlet shall be between +3 dbmv to +7
        dbmv.

2.9.0   WARRANTY
        The CONTRACTOR shall warrant installation for a complete PROJECT for a period of 365
        DAYS from the final project acceptance date, unless otherwise stated in the appendices.
        This warranty shall cover all workmanship and material provided. The CONTRACTOR‟S sole
        duty and SBISD‟s exclusive remedy for CONTRACTOR‟S breach of the warranty will be
        limited to the expeditious and timely correction of the unworkmanlike installation and/or the
        repair or replacement of any defective materials.

2.10.0 CUSTOMER SUPPORT
       The Vendor shall provide timely and accurate technical advice and sales support to SBISD.
       The Vendor shall respond to such requests within one (1) working day after receipt of the
       request.

        Upon request the CONTRACTOR shall meet with SBISD designated personnel weekly to
        discuss current projects. The CONTRACTOR shall supply weekly written status reports of
        current projects. The CONTRACTOR is required to make an on-site survey of every project
        for the purpose of providing a quote for each project. This will all be considered part of the
        service, and should come at no extra charge to SBISD.

        If the CONTRACTOR is not meeting expected installation and repair timelines, additional
        contractor personnel shall be assigned to projects.

2.11.0 PROGRAM SUPPORT
       The Vendor shall provide free training to SBISD staff regarding products and services
       supplied by the Vendor.

2.12.0 EVALUATION OF PROPOSALS
       A technical committee will review and evaluate all proposals and make a recommendation to
       the SBISD Board of Trustees for recommended award of contracts. The evaluation will be
       based on the following criteria:
          Quality of product line offered
          Quantity of line items available that are used by participating agencies
          Customer support
          Suppliers demonstrated ability to perform
          Pricing

2.13.0 ADDENDA TO RFP. SBISD reserves the right to revise and amend the specifications prior to
       the date set for the opening. Respondents are requested to clarify any ambiguity, conflict,
       discrepancy, omission or other error(s) in the RFP in writing and request modification or
       clarification desired. Revisions or amendments, if any, will be made by issuing an
       addendum. Every effort will be made to send addenda issued to the parties who have been
       furnished a copy of the RFP. All questions must be received in writing by the Director of
       Purchasing no later than noon on April 12, 2006. No addenda will be issued later than
       April 18, 2006, except an addendum withdrawing the proposal.




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2.0.0   SPECIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS, continued


2.14.0 ASSIGNMENTS AND SUBCONTRACTING may not be made without the prior written
       approval of SBISD. Payment can only be made to the awarded contractor.

2.15.0 PRICING
       The Vendor shall provide pricing to SBISD that is the lowest pricing available to similar
       customers and the pricing shall remain so throughout the duration of the contract. The
       Vendor shall promptly lower the cost of any product provided to SBISD following a reduction
       in the manufacturer's or publisher's direct cost to the vendor.

2.16.0 CERTIFICATES OF INSURANCE

        CERTIFICATES OF INSURANCE
        Minimum Coverage

        A) Worker's Compensation                                           Statutory Limits

        B) Employers' Liability                   Each Accident                               $100,000
                                                  Disease (Policy Limit)                      $500,000
                                                  Disease (Each Employee)                     $100,000

        C) Commercial General Liability: Include Independent Contractor‟s Liability; Contingent
        Liability; Contractual Liability;; Completed Operations and Products Liability, all on the
        occurrence basis, with broad form Property Damage without the XCU exclusions.

                1. A. Commercial General Liability General Aggregate                     $1,000,000
                      a. Products / Completed
                      b. Operations. Aggregate                                             $2,000,000

                2. Automobile Liability: Include non-ownership and hired car coverage as
                well as owned vehicles.
                      a. Combined Single Limit (CSL)                                          $500,000

        SBISD must be named as an Additional Named Insured and subrogation against the District
        must be waived. Awarded vendor(s) shall deliver certificates of insurance to SBISD
        Purchasing Department, Attn: Director of Purchasing & Contracts,
        1031 Witte Road, Building E, Houston, Texas 77055-6016, after receipt of notification of
        award.

           SBISD must have 30 days written notice of policy cancellation or change.

           The insurance carrier must be an “A+” rated carrier.

           The coverage afforded by the carrier will be primary over any other applicable insurance.




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2.0.0   SPECIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS, continued


2.17.0 EMPLOYEE SOLICITATIONS
       SBISD and vendor agree that during the term of this agreement that neither party will directly
       solicit, induce, or attempt to induce any of the other party‟s employees to leave the
       employment of the other party. This provision does not, however, restrict an employee of
       either party from exercising his/her individual rights to apply for any vacant position(s) with
       the other party.

2.18.0 SUBMITTALS REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED WITH THE PROPOSAL:

        2.18.1 Specifications for all products listed in your offering.

        2.18.2 Warranty Statement for all products offered with a description of the method of
               providing warranty service.

        2.18.3 Reference list of at least five (5) customers for similar projects/services completed
               within the last three (3) years. Please include contact person and telephone number
               for each reference.

        2.18.4 Certified financial statements for the past three (3) years.

        2.18.5 Methodology by which proposer intends to complete projects.

        2.18.6 One original and two (2) copies of the proposal shall be submitted by the proposer to
               the Administrator of Purchasing.

2.19.0 PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE
       A pre-proposal conference will be held on April 5, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. in the office of the
       Data Communications Department, 10670 Hammerly Blvd., Houston, Texas 77043.

2.20.0 COMMUNICATIONS GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

        (SEE APPENDIX A)

2.21.0 COMMUNICATIONS CABLING

        (SEE APPENDIX B)

2.22.0 COMMUNITY ANTENNA SYSTEM (CATV)

        (SEE APPENDIX C)

2.23.0 INTERCOM CALL SYSTEM

        (SEE APPENDIX D1 – ADDING TO EXISTING SYSTEM)
        (SEE APPENDIX D2 – REPLACING EXISTING SYSTEM)




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3.0.0   FELONY CONVICTION NOTICE


State of Texas Legislative Senate Bill No. 1, Section 44.034, Notification of Criminal History,
Subsection (a), states “a person or business entity that enters into a contract with a school district
must give advance notice to the district if the person or an owner or operator of the business entity
has been convicted of a felony. The notice must include a general description of the conduct
resulting in the conviction of a felony”.

Subsection (b) states “a school district may terminate a contract with a person or business entity if the
district determines that the person or business entity failed to give notice as required by Subsection
(a) or misrepresented the conduct resulting in the conviction. The district must compensate the
person or business entity for services performed before the termination of the contract”.

This Notice is Not Required of a Publicly-Held Corporation.


I, the undersigned agent for the firm named below, certify that the information concerning notification
of felony convictions has been reviewed by me and the following information furnished is true to the
best of my knowledge.

Vendor‟s Name:




Authorized Company Official‟s Name (Printed):




A.      My firm is a publicly-held corporation, therefore, this reporting requirement is not applicable.

        Signature of Company Official:




B.      My firm is not owned or operated by anyone who has been convicted of a felony.

        Signature of Company Official:




C.      My firm is owned or operated by the following individual(s) who has/have been convicted of a
        felony:

        Name of felon(s):

        Details of Conviction(s):



        Signature of Company Official:


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4.0.0    CERTIFICATE OF RESIDENCY


The State of Texas has passed a law concerning non-resident contractors. This law can be found in
Texas Education Code under Chapter 2252, Subchapter A. This law makes it necessary for the
Spring Branch Independent School District to determine the residency of its Proposers. In part, this
law reads as follows:

“Section: 2252.001
(3)     „Non-resident bidder‟ refers to a person who is not a resident.

(4)      „Resident bidder‟ refers to a person whose principal place of business is in this state,
         including a contractor whose ultimate parent company or majority owner has its principal
         place of business in this state.

Section: 2252.002
        A governmental entity may not award a governmental contract to a nonresident bidder unless
        the nonresident underbids the lowest bid submitted by a responsible resident bidder by an
        amount that is not less than the amount by which a resident bidder would be required to
        underbid the nonresident bidder to obtain a comparable contract in the state in which the
        nonresident‟s principal place of business is located.”



I certify that
                                         (Name of Company Bidding)

is, under Section: 2252.001 (3) and (4), a

                   Resident Bidder                                           Non-resident Bidder


My or Our principal place of business under Section: 2252.001 (3) and (4), is in the city of

                                          in the state of                                          .




                                 Signature of Authorized Company Representative


                                                  Print Name


                                 Title                                            Date




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5.0.0    DISCLOSURE: CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENT

        SPRING BRANCH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT – PURCHASING DEPARTMENT

Notice to Vendors:       Conflict of Interest Questionnaire Required by Chapter 176 of the Texas
                         Local Government Code

Effective January 1, 2006, any person or entity who contracts of seeks to contract with SBISD for the
sale or purchase of property, goods, or services (as well as agents of such persons) (hereafter
referred to as Vendors) are required to file a Conflict of Interest Questionnaire with the District. Each
covered person or entity who seeks to or who contracts with SBISD is responsible for complying with
any applicable disclosure requirements. SBISD will post the completed questionnaires on its website.

The Conflict of Interest Questionnaire must be filed:

         No later than the seventh business day after the date that the Vendor begins contract
         discussions or negotiations with the government entity, or submits to the entity an application,
         response to a request for proposal or bid, correspondence, or other writing related to a
         potential agreement with the entity.

         The Vendor also shall file an updated questionnaire not later than September 1 of each year
         in which a covered transaction is pending, and the seventh business day after the date of an
         event that would make a statement in the questionnaire incomplete or inaccurate.


The Conflict of Interest Questionnaire may be downloaded from the SBISD website at
http://www.springbranchisd.com/menu/dept/department.htm.

Click on Superintendent and choose Disclosure Forms.

Completed form should be sent to:

         Spring Branch Independent School District
         Attn: Purchasing Department
         1031 Witte Road, Building E
         Houston, Texas 77055-6016
         Phone: 713.365.5223




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          5.0.0         DISCLOSURE: CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENT, continued

   CONFLICT OF INT EREST QUESTIONNAIRE                                                                             FORM         CIQ
   For vendor or other person doing business with local governmental entity

   This questionnaire is being filed in accordance with chapter 176 o f the Local                             OFFICE USE ONLY
   Government Code by a person doing business with the governmental entity.                              Date Received

   By law this questionnaire must be filed with the records administrator of the
   local government not later than the 7th business day after the date the
   person becomes aware of facts that require the statement to be filed. See
   Section 176.006, Local Government Code.
   A person commits an offense if the person violates Section 176.006, Local
   Government Code. An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.
   Name of person doing business with local governmental entity.




             Check this box if you are filing an update to a previously filed questionnaire.

             (The law requires that you file an updated completed questionnaire with the appropriate filing authority not later than
             September 1 of the year for which an activity described in Section 176.006(a), Local Government Code, is pending and
             not later than the 7th business day after the date the originally filed questionnaire becomes incomplete or inaccurate.)




   Name each employee or contractor of the local governmental entity who makes recommendations to a local government
   officer of the governmental entity with respect to expenditures of money AND describe the affiliation or business relationship.

DUNCAN F. KLUSSMANN, Ed.D, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
KAREN WILSON, ACTING ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT, FINANCE
BARBARA A. ROBILLARD, DIRECTOR OF PURCHASING
JOHN W. KNOWLTON, MANAGER OF PURCHASING AND TEXTBOOKS
GENE HORROCKS, SENIOR PURCHASING SPECIALIST




   Name each local government officer who appoints or employs local government officers of the governmental entity for
   which this questionnaire is filed AND describe the affiliation or business relationship.

DUNCAN F. KLUSSMANN, Ed.D, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS




   Adopted 11/02/2005
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   5.0.0       DISCLOSURE: CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENT, continued

   CONFLICT OF INTEREST QUESTION NAIRE                                                                                   FORM          CIQ
   For vendor or other person doing business with local governmental entity                                                    Page 2


   Name of local government officer with whom filer has affiliation or business relationship. (Complete this section only if
   the answer to A, B, or C is YES.)

   This section, item 5 including subparts A, B, C & D, must be completed for each officer with whom the filer has affiliation or other
   relationship. Attach additional pages to this Form CIQ as necessary.



    A. Is the local government officer named in this section receiving or likely to receive taxable income from the filer of the
       questionnaire?

                          Yes                   No




    B. Is the filer of the questionnaire receiving or likely to receive taxable income from or at the direction of the local government
       officer named in this section AND the taxable income is not from the local governmental entity?

                          Yes                   No




    C. Is the filer of this questionnaire affiliated with a corporation or other business entity that the local government officer serves as
       an officer or director, or holds an ownership of 10 percent or more?

                          Yes                   No




    D. Describe each affiliation or business relationship.




     Signature of person doing business with the governmental entity                                             Date

   Adopted 11/02/2




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6.0.0   NO BID NOTIFICATION

                      SPRING BRANCH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
                                PURCHASING DEPARTMENT
                  1031 WITTE ROAD BUILDING E, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77055-6016

The Spring Branch Independent School District is interested in receiving competitive pricing on all
items it bids. We place significant value on quality vendors and we also desire to keep your firm as a
bidder and a supplier of materials, equipment and/or services. Therefore, it is important for us to
determine why you are not bidding on this contract item. We will analyze your response and attempt
to determine if future changes are necessary in our specification development and procedures.

I/WE DID NOT SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
(Please place an X by one or more of the reasons listed below.)

1.      Do not supply the requested product/service.

2.      Quantities offered or scope of job is TOO SMALL to be supplied by my company.

3.      Quantities offered or scope of job is TOO LARGE to be supplied by my company.

4.      Specifications are “too tight” or appear to be written around a proprietary product. (Please
        elaborate on this item.)

5.      Cannot bid against MANUFACTURER on this item.

6.      Cannot bid against JOBBER on this item.

7.      Time frame for bidding was too short. (Please elaborate on your primary reason for this
        judgment.)

8.      Other . . .



IF YOU DID NOT BID and wish to remain on the Spring Branch ISD bid list for this item, please
indicate:

                 I wish to remain on the bid list.

                 I do not wish to remain on the bid list.



                 VENDOR SIGNATURE                                                DATE


                 PRINTED NAME, TITLE                                     PROPOSAL NO.


                 COMPANY NAME                                            A/C - PHONE NO.


ADDRESS          CITY             STATE              ZIP                 A/C - FACSIMILE NO.

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7.0.0   SPECIFICATIONS

CABLING SPECIFICATIONS:

Main Distribution Facilities (MDF)

A room dedicated to the function of the Network Operation Center (NOC) has been established in
each school. This location will house the MDF (Main Distribution Facility) for all cabling systems and
network electronics and the location for equipment used for centralized network services such as
servers, routers, and modems. This room shall be in a central area of the school and if possible within
270 feet of all rooms in the school. It must have adequate HVAC, security and accessibility.

The MDF must be of adequate size to support two (2) full size 19” cabinets, wall space to support peg
boards for the termination of voice, and floor space for desk and wall racks for additional network
equipment. The MDF has been utilized to connect together all IDF‟s required to network an entire
school. The special case of this configuration is that all network locations are within 270 feet of a
single room, in this case the MDF becomes the IDF as well.

The demark for external or internal communication service providers (SBC, video,
intercom, etc.) may and usually is located in another part of the facility. It may be
necessary to establish cabling between the MDF and these other demark areas.
Cabling independent of the MDF has been run directly from these demark areas to sites
within the facility.

MDF to IDF Relationship
                                          MDF                   Copper to Classroom

                                                        Fiber


                                    IDF               IDF

                                                                  Copper


                            To Classrooms        To Classrooms

Each MDF will utilize fiber to connect to the IDFs.

A determination will need to be made for each school within the district as to where the MDF has
been located and how many IDFs are required.

MDF and IDF requirements are to be specifically designed for the needs of each school; however, all
of these facilities require a minimum defined space, electricity, security, accessibility and HVAC.

All data has been terminated to the MDF or an IDF. Voice has been terminated on peg boards
located on the wall of either the MDF or in an alternate location. Video has been terminated at the
headend on peg boards, or at the video distribution rack.




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Intermediate Distribution Facility (IDF)

Each school may require one or more Intermediate Distribution Facilities (IDF). An IDF will be
required when distances between classroom and MDF exceed 270 feet. IDF(s) shall be selected and
organized to be minimum in number while still reaching all locations to be wired. Therefore careful
selection and planning are required to minimize cost and configuration of IDF(s). If IDFs are required,
it is the responsibility of the district to define the specific locations. The use of only a single MDF
would be ideal; however, realistically because of size and design considerations, IDFs (Intermediate
Distribution Facilities) will generally be required

The IDFs minimum size and space will be a half-size 19” wall mounted cabinet. The exact size
depends on the school and the needed electronics of that facility.

MDF and IDF requirements are to be specifically designed for the needs of each school; however, all
of these facilities require a minimum defined space, electricity, security, accessibility and HVAC.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS


General Specifications

The cable system in each school must follow all of the district‟s guidelines for communications
infrastructure as described in this bid including all appendices. The technical specifications listed
below include information for cabling a SBISD facility for intercom systems, voice systems, video
systems and data systems. Not all projects will include all of these cabling requirements. Each
project will have a specific project plan for that cable installation.

Contractor is to implement a physical plant infrastructure in all SBISD facilities that will facilitate,
enhance and integrate the use of multiple technologies throughout the school for both administrative
and instructional purposes. Contractor will assure that all cabling installation will integrate into the
schools‟ overall cabling systems and that the project follows the districts‟ goals and objectives.

Contractor is required to understand the budget constraints which are facing the schools, and to
deliver the key components in the highest quality fashion within these projects and to provide
complete and thorough connectivity within the schools in the most cost effective manner. The cable
plant of a school shall be considered as a facility improvement and is a long-term asset; therefore,
careful consideration shall be made before compromising on the quality of the actual cable or cable
design.

Contractors are responsible for the functionality and implementation capabilities of installed systems.
Contractor is to ensure installed systems meet or exceed all IEEE specifications for 1000BaseT,
1000BaseF, and other applicable specs. The data cabling system must conform with the IEEE 802.3
1000BaseT design and technical specifications and must meet the TAI/EIA-568 (or SP-2840)
standards for Enhanced Category 5 wiring installation. All UTP shall be installed according to the
TIA/EIA-606 standard regarding color codes, labeling and documentation. All video cable shall be
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Contractor Equipment

The Contractor will each provide all of the required equipment associated with performing the cabling
functions of SBISD. The following equipment/tools/facilities shall be provided by Contractor in
conjunction with the cabling portion of this project.

       Network Protocol Analyzers
       Cable Diagnostic Tools including:
             Agilent Wirescope 350 or equivalent
             TDR/OTDR
             Volt/Ohm Meter
             RF Field Strength Meter
       All Tools for Technicians


MDF Staging

The MDF for SBISD has been identified and located within each school. Within this area the SBISD
has one (1) cabinet to house the new electronics equipment in the MDF. Each cabinet consists of a
19” eight (8) foot tall cabinet with a smoke glass front door and vented rear door. The cabinet is lockable
to secure access to cabling and electronics. The cabinet has been utilized to house the fiber optics
and copper patch panels from the IDF locations. Additionally, this cabinet will house any network
electronics for backbone network connections. If additional patch panels are required for future
installations the Contractor shall provide them.


IDF Specifications

The location of each Intermediate Distribution Facility (IDF) for each school is marked on floor plans
available at SBISD for contractor review. Each IDF has been configured identically in terms of setup,
labeling schema utilized and connection of electronics, this includes both existing and new IDFs. Existing
IDF will need to be re-configured to match new IDFs so that SBISD will have a uniform standard
throughout the building. Note that some IDF locations may also be the MDF for that particular school.
Power, air conditioning and other requirements for the IDF are included as part of the pre-installed
portions of this project. IDFs are to be configured as follows:

       A 1/2 or full cabinet shall be mounted in each IDF. All cabling shall be routed neatly and tie
        wrapped within the cabinet.

       A 10 foot service loop shall be utilized within the ceiling for all cabling routed to the IDFs.

       Access into each IDF will be via conduit or raceway if provided in the school. If not, cable paths
        into the IDF shall be by structured, documented pathways and secured by “J-Hooks” or ”tie-
        raps” as part of the installation portions of this project.

       A cabinet shall be provided in each IDF. The 19” free standing cabinet shall be secured with 3
        feet of space in both front and rear. The 19” wall mounted cabinet shall have 1 foot clearance on
        the latch side, 2 feet clearance on the hinged side, and 3 feet clearance in front. The cabinet
        may be wall mounted if required because of space limitations.

       Enhanced category 5 patch panels are required for cable termination and shall be mounted
        within the cabinet. Cable termination on the rear of patch panels shall conform to enhanced
        category 5 specifications.
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       Two different patch panels will be required for each IDF location. One patch panel has been
        dedicated to horizontal cable plant - the wiring coming back to the IDF location from the
        classrooms. It shall be mounted within the new cabinet and labeled appropriately. The second
        patch panel shall be dedicated to the vertical cable plant - cables utilized to interconnect IDFs
        and MDFs. It shall be mounted within the new cabinet and labeled appropriately. Patches to
        activate network drops have been made between the front of the two patch panels. Wiring
        management loops and runs shall be deployed to manage patches between the panels.

       Provide electronic documentation in AutoCAD version 14 or newer format of all patch panels and
        IDF cabling including:
        Location of all network cabling
        Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets of each drop and its label patch panel location.

       All patch cords for both the workstation to the network connection and the IDF/MDF cross
        connects shall be Enhanced Category 5 RJ45-to-RJ45 stranded patch cords.

       Contractor is responsible for performing routing of cabling and connections in a neat and orderly
        manner so as to allow the easy expansion of the system.


Data Cabling

New Enhanced Category 5 UTP copper cabling is to be installed from each identified Intermediate
Distribution Facilities (IDFs) to the appropriate identified administration office or classroom drop
location. Floor plans will identify each network drop location and has been marked with a black
triangle. Floor plans additionally will identify each IDF.

Data Copper Cabling Specifications

The Enhanced Category 5 cabling has been utilized and terminated as a 1000BaseT ethernet
connection and will use Enhanced Category 5 RJ-45 connectors. The contractor shall be responsible
for the following associated with the cabling to be installed within the facilities:


       All cable installed in new facilities has been installed in a cable tray or raceway system
        throughout the building.

       All data connections shall be within 2 feet of electrical outlets. No data cable shall be located
        within electrical conduit. No data cable shall be pulled with and tie wrapped to electrical
        cable. No data outlet is to be installed unless it is located beside an electrical outlet without
        prior approval of SBISD Telecommunications Department.

       All cable installed in existing facilities must be installed in a structured, orderly design with all
        cable pulls following accessible, defined pathways with “J-Hooks” or ”tie-raps”.

       No exposed cable will be allowed in the cable installation. Cable shall be installed in the
        walls, EMT tubing, EMT pipe, rigid pipe, panduit or cable trays.




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       The cable installed for both horizontal and vertical plant shall be 4-pair 100 ohm unshielded
        twisted pair enhanced category 5 cable.

       Termination of each end of the installed cabling
        Workstation: RJ-45 enhanced category 5 jack inserted into faceplate dummy
        IDF: 19” enhanced category 5 Patch Panel

       Label both ends of all drops sequentially within a faceplate, within the room and on the patch
        panel. For further clarification, please consult with SBISD contract manager.

       Provide hard copy and electronic documentation of all terminated drops including:
        Certification of network drop at 1000 Mbps
        Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets of each IDF‟s drops including their patch panel location to physical
        location mapping

       All four pairs of Enhanced Category 5 cables must be terminated to a single RJ45. Pairs
        must not be split.

       All drops shall meet enhanced category 5 specifications and be certified at 1000MBPS via a
        Agilent Wirescope 350 or equivalent.



Data Cable Installation Specifications

The total cumulative length for horizontal cable, or user‟s links, is 325 feet. This includes the work
area equipment patch cable (wa), the actual installed horizontal cable (hc) - a contractors link, and
the telecommunications closet (IDF) equipment cable jumper (tc).

         patch                                     patch
        cable           4-pair UTP cable cable

                 •                          ••••
        work area•     horizontal cable/           IDF
                 •     contractors link

Maximum horizontal cable length -          wa + hc + idf = 325 feet

The total cumulative length for vertical cable, or backbone links, is 325 feet. This includes the IDF
patch cables (idf), the vertical cable (vc) - a contractor link, and the MDF patch cables (mdf)

         patch                                             patch
        cable          4 - 4-pair UTP cable                cable
             ••••                                  ••••
         IDF            vertical cable/            ••••      MDF
                       contractors link

Maximum vertical cable length -            idf + vc + mdf = <325 feet




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Documentation of Data Copper Cabling

The Contractor shall be required to provide SBISD documentation of new copper cabling as installed
in each location. Documentation shall consist of the following:

       Microsoft Excel spreadsheets showing patch panel to outlet connections utilizing the
        Contractor supplied SBISD approved labeling schematics
       Documentation of Physical Network Configuration showing major cable runs
       Cable certification documentation for each drop (Agilent Wirescope 350 or equivalent at 1000
        MBPS)


Fiber Optic Cabling

New fiber optic cabling may be installed from each identified Intermediate Distribution Facility (IDF) to
the Main Distribution Facility (MDF). IDF and MDF locations are identified on floor plans available
from SBISD for review.

Fiber Optic Cable Specifications

New fiber segments from each IDF has been run back to the MDF and has been terminated in a cabinet
mounted enclosed fiber rated box for use in building the network backbone. Fiber Optic cable will
conform to the following specifications:

       12 Strand fiber optics cable has been provided between the IDFs and MDF

       All cable installed in new facilities shall be installed in a cable tray or raceway system
        throughout the building.

       Fiber Optic cable will utilize installed conduit to gain access to the IDFs when available. If no
        conduit is available, contractor will supply and install conduit or utilized armor clad sheathed fiber
        upon approval of SBISD contract manager.

       All Fiber Optic cable will gain access to the MDF cabinets where it will be terminated in a cabinet
        mounted enclosed fiber rated box.

       Cable shall be multimode, graded index with glass core and glass cladding.

       Cable will have a core diameter of 50 microns.

       Cable shall be designed for dual window operations at optical wavelengths of 850 nm and 1300
        nm.

       Minimum fiber bandwidth shall be 160 Mhz-km at 850 nm and 500 Mhz-km at 1300 nm.




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       Maximum fiber attenuation for any continuous run shall be 3.75 dB/km at 850 nm and 1.75
        dB/km at 1300 nm

       All Fiber strands shall be terminated using SC type connectors

       All fibers within the cable shall be terminated and connected in an enclosed fiber rated box within
        the IDF and MDF cabinets.

       Label all fibers and patch cords with the Contractor supplied SBISD approved labeling standards


Documentation of Fiber Cabling

The Contractor shall be required to provide SBISD documentation of the fiber cabling as installed in
each location. This documentation shall be compiled into a master document which shall be provided
to SBISD in electronic and hard copy form. Documentation shall consist of the following:

     AutoCAD diagrams showing the routing of all cabling
     Microsoft Excel spreadsheets showing Contractor supplied SBISD approved labeling
    schematics
     All labeling standards for all cables utilized or spare
     Documentation of Physical Network Configuration
     OTDR Fiber cable certification documentation for each strand showing dB loss


Voice Copper Cabling

New enhanced category 5 UTP copper cabling is to be installed from each identified Intermediate
Distribution Facilities (IDFs) to the appropriate identified administration office or classroom drop
location for voice purposes. Floor plans will identify each voice drop location and shall be marked
with a triangle. Floor plans additionally will identify each IDF.

Trunk cable shall be installed between the IDFs and the MDF for the telephone cable system. New
trunk cables shall be directly terminated to an enhanced category 5 patch panel that is mounted in the
network cabinet.

When replacing existing voice cable, termination points shall be in prior cable location. The voice
cable in the IDF and MDF shall be terminated on 66 blocks mounted on the wall.

Horizontal and vertical cable shall be terminated on separate blocks on different peg boards.

The MDF or IDF shall be equipped to support the telephone switch or PBX for the school. The
requirements for the telephone system are based on the districts‟ design for supporting telephone
services.




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Video Cabling

All schools shall have support for video distribution to the classroom. New coax RG-6, plenum rated,
aluminum shielded cabling shall be installed to the appropriate identified classroom drop location for
video purposes. Floor plans will identify drop location and will be marked with a square with TV
inside. Note that all drops identified must conform to Section 76.605 of the Cable Television & FCC
Technical Standards.

The video network shall support cable programming distribution and media retrieval systems to all
classrooms. Specific locations for 2-way video conferencing, amplifiers and associated equipment,
and distance learning shall be identified in the schools and the video network shall support these
services at the specified locations.

Intercom System

The intercom systems currently installed in most schools operates on plenum rated 4 conductor 22
gauge shielded twisted pair cable indoors, and plenum rated 4 conductor 20 gauge shielded twisted
pair cable outdoors. These intercom systems are generally independent, stand-alone systems with
speakers in the classrooms and a control system in the office. Each room should have an
independent cable that supports the speaker, as well as a call switch or intercom phone.

When replacing existing intercom cable termination points shall be in prior cable location. Replaced
cable should be completely removed.

All new cables should be tested for continuity prior to connection to intercom system.
Security and System Cabling

The security systems currently installed in most schools operates on 18 gauge 6 stranded conductor
cable which are foil shielded with a drain wire, the insulation is plenum rated type CL2P. The
individual conductors for this cable are color coded red, green, black, white, blue and brown. Other
cables are 18 gauge /2 stranded conductor with CL2P plenum rated insulation, and others are 22
gauge/4 solid conductors unshielded with CL2P plenum rated insulation. These security systems are
generally independent, stand-alone systems with detectors throughout the buildings and a control
system which is remotely monitored.

Raceway and Conduit

Where required by code or as deemed necessary by SBISD all cable shall be in run in conduit. The
conduit shall be at a minimum 1” with fill not to exceed 40% of interior diameter. The type of conduit
for application shall be EMT for interior runs, rigid for exposed exterior runs and PVC for underground
or high moisture areas. The conduit shall be mounted per City of Houston Code and National
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7.0.0   PROPOSAL FORM



7.1.0   QUAD DROP OUTLETS (2 data, 1 voice, 1 blank)
        (Includes installation, termination, testing, and necessary materials not included in 7.14.0 and
        7.15.0)

        Unit price for run ranging from 50 ft. to 270 ft.


        Repair of Existing Outlets

        Unit price for trouble shooting and repair                                         _______



7.2.0   DUAL DATA OUTLETS (2 data)
        (Includes installation, termination, testing, and necessary materials not included in 7.14.0 and
        7.15.0)

        Unit price for run ranging from 50 ft. to 270 ft.


        Repair of Existing Outlets

        Unit price for trouble shooting and repair                                         _______



7.3.0   DUAL OUTLETS (1 data, 1 voice)
        (Includes installation, termination, testing, and necessary materials not included in 7.14.0 and
        7.15.0)

        Unit price for run ranging from 50 ft. to 270 ft.


        Repair of Existing Outlets

        Unit price for trouble shooting and repair                                         _______



7.4.0   SINGLE DATA OUTLET (1 data)
        (Includes installation, termination, testing, and necessary materials not included in 7.14.0 and
        7.15.0)

        Unit price for run ranging from 50 ft. to 270 ft.


        Repair of Existing Outlets

        Unit price for trouble shooting and repair                                         _______



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7.5.0   QUAD DROP OUTLETS (2 data, 1 voice, 1 video)
        (Includes installation, termination, testing, and necessary materials not included in 7.14.0 and
        7.15.0)

        Unit price for run ranging from 50 ft. to 270 ft.


        Repair of Existing Outlets

        Unit price for trouble shooting and repair                                          _______



7.6.0   SINGLE OUTLET (1 voice)
        (Includes installation, termination, testing, and necessary materials not included in 7.14.0 and
        7.15.0)

        Unit price for run ranging from 50 ft. to 300 ft.


        Repair of Existing Outlets

        Unit price for trouble shooting and repair                                          _______



7.7.0   SINGLE VIDEO OUTLET (1 video)
        (Includes installation, termination, testing, and necessary materials not included in 7.14.0 and
        7.15.0)

        Unit price for run ranging from 50 ft. to 300 ft.


        Repair of Existing Outlets

        Unit price for trouble shooting and repair                                          _______


7.8.0   Fiber Optic Cable
        (Includes installation, termination, testing, and necessary materials not included in 7.14.0 and
        7.15.0)

        Unit price for run ranging from 50 ft. to 300 ft.


        Repair of Existing Outlets

        Unit price for trouble shooting and repair                                          _______




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7.9.0   Intercom Cable: 22 AWG 4 conductor shielded with insulated outer jacket.
        (Includes installation, termination, testing, and necessary materials not included in 7.14.0 and
        7.15.0)

        Unit price for run ranging from 50 ft. to 300 ft.


        Repair of Existing Outlets

        Unit price for trouble shooting and repair                                          _______



7.10.0 Intercom Cable: 18 AWG 4 conductor shielded with insulated outer jacket.
       (Includes installation, termination, testing, and necessary materials not included in 7.14.0 and
       7.15.0)

        Unit price for run ranging from 50 ft. to 300 ft.


        Repair of Existing Outlets

        Unit price for trouble shooting and repair                                          _______



7.11.0 Security 18/6 Stranded Shielded W/ Bleed Plenum Rated Cable
       (Includes installation, termination, testing, and necessary materials not included in 7.14.0 and
       7.15.0)

        Unit price for run ranging from 50 ft. to 300 ft.


        Repair of Existing Outlets

        Unit price for trouble shooting and repair                                          _______



7.12.0 Security 18/2 Solid Plenum Rated Cable
       (Includes installation, termination, testing, and necessary materials not included in 7.14.0 and
       7.15.0)

        Unit price for run ranging from 50 ft. to 300 ft.


        Repair of Existing Outlets

        Unit price for trouble shooting and repair                                          _______



7.13.0 Security 22/4 Stranded Plenum Rated Cable
       (Includes installation, termination, testing, and necessary materials not included in 7.14.0 and
       7.15.0)
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        Unit price for run ranging from 50 ft. to 300 ft.


        Repair of Existing Outlets

        Unit price for trouble shooting and repair                                       _______




7.14.0 Supply and Installation of conduit per foot of run

        1 inch EMT                                                 1,000 ft.     $       ______per ft.

        1.5 inch EMT                                               1,000 ft.     $       ______per ft.

        2 inch EMT                                                 1,000 ft.     $       ______per ft.

        3 inch EMT                                                 1,000 ft.     $       ______per ft.

        1 inch Rigid                                               1,000 ft.     $                 per ft.

        1.5 inch Rigid                                             1,000 ft.     $                 per ft.

        2 inch Rigid                                               1,000 ft.     $                 per ft.

        3 inch Rigid                                               1,000 ft.     $                 per ft.

        1 inch PVC                                                 1,000 ft.     $                 per ft.

        1.5 inch PVC                                               1,000 ft.     $                 per ft.

        2 inch PVC                                                 1,000 ft.     $                 per ft.

        3 inch PVC                                                 1,000 ft.     $                 per ft.


                                                                                      UNIT PRICE
7.15.0 Parts:

        7.15.1     Hubbell Enhanced Category 5 Insert

        7.15.2     Hubbell Blank Cover Insert

        7.15.3     Hubbell Quad Surface Mount Box

        7.15.4     Hubbell Quad Flush Mount Faceplate

        7.15.5     Chatsworth low profile fixed shelf #12610-719

        7.15.6     Chatsworth Cabinet #T2050-732

        7.15.7     Chatsworth Vertical Power Strip #12848-752


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        7.15.8    Chatsworth Fan Top Kit #12724-701

        7.15.9    Hubbell Patch Panel 48 Port

        7.15.10   Hubbell Patch Panel 24 Port

        7.15.11   Chatsworth Wall Mounted Cabinet #11685-719

        7.15.12   Chatsworth Rack Mount Cable Tray #10365-719

        7.15.13   Chatsworth Power Strip #11629-701

        7.15.14   Chatsworth Fan/Filter Kit #11755-003

        7.15.15   Enhanced category 5 Patch Cord, 6'

        7.15.16   Enhanced category 5 Patch Cord, 12'

        7.15.17   Weather Proof Junction Box 12" x 12" x 6"

        7.15.18   Video Drop Taps (20db)

        7.15.19   F-Type Splitters (4-way)

        7.15.20   F-Type Connectors (F-Type Crimp)

        7.15.21   Blonder-Tongue Bida ZCM-48-550 Amplifier

        7.15.22   F-81 Terminators

        7.15.23   F-81 Wall Plates

        7.15.24   Latch Duct (6 feet per unit)

        7.15.25   ST Type Fiber Connectors

        7.15.26   SC Type Fiber Connectors

        7.15.27   Hubbell R/M Fiber Box

        7.15.28   12 Conductor ST Type Fiber Insert

        7.15.29   12 Conductor SC Type Fiber Insert

        7.15.30   Bogen Ceiling Speaker #S86T725

        7.15.31   Bogen Wall Speaker # WBS8T725

        7.15.32   Bogen Horn Speaker # SPT15A

        7.15.33   Bogen Call Switch #CA-10

        7.15.34   Bogen Call Switch #CA-15A




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7.0.0   PROPOSAL FORM, continued

Having carefully examined the Proposal Notice, Terms, Conditions, Specifications and Proposal
Form, the undersigned hereby proposes and agrees to furnish goods and/or services in strict
compliance with the specifications and conditions at the prices quoted unless noted in writing.

The undersigned affirms that they are duly authorized to execute this proposal and that this company,
corporation, firm, partnership or individual has not prepared this proposal in collusion with any other
Proposer.

ADDENDA: Issued in accordance with the Vendor Instructions, the undersigned acknowledges

receipt of Addenda Nos.                                           dated

                                                 .

        TEXAS BUILDING AND PROCUREMENT COMMISSION CATALOG INFORMATION
        SERVICES VENDOR

        Proposer is a Catalog Information Services Vendor (CISV) under the Texas Building and
        Procurement Commission Purchasing Program.

                          Yes                            No

        Describe the method of providing warranty service:




The undersigned agrees to deliver all goods and/or services within __________ calendar days after
receipt of order.


FIRM NAME

ADDRESS

CITY/STATE/ZIP

TELEPHONE NO.

FACSIMILE NO.

E-MAIL ADDRESS.

E-Rate SPIN Number

AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE

TYPED/PRINTED NAME

POSITION WITH COMPANY

REPRESENTATIVE‟S NAME
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APPENDIX A - COMMUNICATIONS GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

PART 1 - GENERAL

1.00     CONTENTS:

         1.01     RELATED DOCUMENTS
         1.02     CODES AND STANDARDS
         1.03     SUMMARY
         1.04     ABBREVIATIONS AND DEFINITIONS
         1.05     BID RESPONSE
         1.06     QUALITY ASSURANCE
         1.07     SUBMITTALS
         1.08     SYSTEM PROGRAMMING
         1.09     CHANGES
         1.10     SUPERVISION OF WORK
         1.11     PROJECT MEETINGS
         1.12     EXAMINATION OF SITE
         1.13     DATA ACCURACY
         1.14     PARKING
         1.15     SECURITY
         1.16     UTILITIES
         1.17     PERMITS
         1.18     NORMAL WORKING HOURS
         1.19     NOTIFICATION
         1.20     INTERFERENCES WITH THE OWNER
         1.21     PROJECT RECORD DRAWINGS
         1.22     WARRANTY
         1.23     TRAINING
         1.24     EXTRA MATERIALS
         2.01     WORK INCLUDED
         2.02     MATERIALS
         3.01     INSTALLATION
         3.02     WORKMANSHIP
         3.03     COORDINATION WITH OWNER
         3.04     CUTTING, PAINTING AND PATCHING
         3.05     WIRE AND CABLE
         3.06     IDENTIFICATION AND TAGGING
         3.07     SITE MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
         3.08     START-UP RESPONSIBILITY
         3.09     PREPARATION FOR ACCEPTANCE (Prior to Final Inspection)
         3.10     SYSTEM ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS
         3.11     NOTICE OF COMPLETION

       1.01     RELATED DOCUMENTS:

         The general provisions of the Contract and the requirements of the following Sections apply
         to the Work specified in this Section.

         APPENDIX B - COMMUNICATION CABLING
         APPENDIX C - COMMUNITY ANTENNA SYSTEM (CATV)
         APPENDIX D – EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEMS



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    1.02    CODES AND STANDARDS:

       All equipment and work performed shall comply with all of the current and applicable
       Codes, Rules, Ordinances, Regulations and Standards (including those not specifically listed
       in this Specification) as interpreted and enforced by the authorities having jurisdiction
       including:

       A.      Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
       B.      Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) - Local
       C.      American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
       D.      American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Communications Cables - B694,
               B736, D4565, D4566, D4730, D4731, D4732
       E.      Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI)
       F.      Code of Federal Regulations - Title 47
       G.      Electronics Industries Association (EIA) Standard Test Procedures for Fiber Optic
               Fibers, Cables, Transducers, Connecting and Terminating Devices - EIA-455 Series
       H.      Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - Communications Act and FCC Rules
       I.      Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Federal Building Standard for
               Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces - FIPS PUB 175, FIPS PUB 176
       J.      The Insulated Cable Engineers Association (ICEA) Communications Cable Stands -
               P-47-434, S-56-434, S-80-576, S84-608, S-85-625, S-86-634, S-87-640, S-89-648,
               S-90-661, S-98-688, S-99-689, S-100-685
       K.      International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
       L.      Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Local Area
               Networks/Metropolitan Networks Standards Collection - LAN/MAN 802 Series
       M.      International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
               (ISO/IEC) Premise Wiring Core and LAN/MAN Core Equivalents-11801, 8802,
               14763-1
       N.      International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) Telecommunications Standardization
       O.      National Electrical Code (NEC) National Electrical Code - NFPA 70
       P.      National Electrical Contractor's Association (NECA) Standards of Installation
       Q.      National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Performance Standard for
               Twisted Pair Premise Voice and Data Communications Cable-WC 63.1, WC 63.2,
               WC 66
       R.      National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)
       S.      National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) - National Fire Alarm Code NFPA 72,
               Life Safety Code NFPA 101
       T.      Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)
       U.      Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS)
       V.      Telecommunications Industries Association (TIA)
               (ANSI/TIA/EIA) Wiring and Cabling Standards - 526, 568, 569, 570, 571, 598, 606,
               607, 758, TSB 31-B, 63, 67, 72, 75 and 95
       W.      Uniform Building Code (UBC)
       X.      Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (U.L.) - 497A, 910, 1077, 1863, 1283, 1459, 1604,
               1651, 1681, 1690, 1778, 1977

    1.03    SUMMARY:

       A.      Provide complete and working Technology and Communications Systems including
               equipment, conduit, wiring, material, labor and training as described in this
               Specification and the Drawings provided with this Bid Package. The "Technology
               Systems" Drawings and Specifications are the sole property of the Owner and
               are not to be duplicated, scanned, loaned or in any way made available to
               persons not designated as authorized bidders. All "Technology Systems"
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               plans and specifications are to be returned to the Owner following completion
               of bid.

       B.      Scope: The Technology and Communications Systems shall consist of the
               Data/Telecommunications System and devices, the Intrusion Detection System and
               devices, the Access Control System and devices, the Video Surveillance System and
               devices, and the Cable Antenna Television System.

    1.04    ABBREVIATIONS AND DEFINITIONS:

       Abbreviations:

               A/V -           Audio/Visual

               AWG -           American Wire Gauge

               CATV -          Cable Antenna Television

               CCTV -          Closed Circuit Television

               CMP -           Communications Media Plenum

               CMR -           Communications Media Riser

               dB -            Decibel

               EMI -           Electromagnetic Interference

               ER -            Equipment Room

               FACP -          Fire Alarm Control Panel

               Hz -            Hertz

               IC -            Intermediate Cross-connect

               IDF -           Intermediate Distribution Frame

               IM -            Information Management

               IS -            Information Systems or Information Services (also see MIS)

               IT -            Information Technology

               Km -            Kilometer

               LCD -           Liquid Crystal Display

               LED -           Light Emitting Diode

               M-              Micron

               MATV - Master Antenna Television (A.K.A. Main Antenna Television)

               Mbps -          Million Bits Per Second
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               MC -            Main Cross-connect

               MDF -           Main Distribution Frame

               MHz -           Megahertz

               MIS -           Management Information Systems or Services

               NEXT -          Near-End Cross Talk

               nm -            Nano-meter

               OFN -           Optical Fiber Non-conductive

               OFNP -          Optical Fiber Non-conductive Plenum

               OFNR -          Optical Fiber Non-conductive Riser

               OTDR -          Optical Time Domain Reflectometer

               PBX -           Private Branch Exchange

               POS -           Point of Sale

               PSELFEXT -      Power Sum Equal Level Far-End Cross Talk

               PSNEXT -        Power Sum Near-End Cross Talk

               SMATV -         Satellite Main Antenna Television

               TC -            Telecommunications Closet (Now referred to as TR)

               TR -            Telecommunications Room (A.K.A. TC - Telecommunication Closet)
               UTP -           Unshielded Twisted Pair Wire

       Definitions:

               Administration Subsystem - Cable, connectors, cross-connect and inter-connect
               hardware, patch cords, and other equipment that allows easy reconfiguration of the
               telecommunications system to accommodate personnel and floor plans changes.

               Campus Backbone Subsystem - Connects telecommunications processing
               equipment in different buildings on the same campus.

               Category 5E Wiring - A 100-ohm, UTP cable that can be used for data transmission
               at frequencies up to 125 MHz. Meets or exceeds specifications in ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-
               A-5. The near-end crosstalk (NEXT) loss and return loss requirements are more
               severe than those of Category 5.

               Category 6 Wiring A 100-ohm, UTP cable that can be used for data transmission at
               frequencies up to 250 MHz. Meets or exceeds specifications in ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-
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               Communications Cabling - Any fiber optic, copper, coaxial or other transmission
               media used for transmitting or receiving technology systems data.

               Communications System - Technology Systems and associated wired or wireless
               interconnection.

               Communications Drawings - All floor plans, elevations, details, schematics, block
               diagrams, legends, tables, notes or attachments associated with any or all of the
               Technology Systems.

               Distribution Cable - The telecommunications UTP and fiber wiring between the
               telecommunications room and the outlet connectors.

               Equipment Subsystem - Telecommunications cable, connectors, support hardware,
               blocks, and protective devices that serve to connect the network interface and the
               backbone subsystem through the administrative subsystem.

               Horizontal Subsystem - Telecommunications cable, outlets and distribution cords that
               extend the riser backbone from the administrative points in the TRs to work stations.

               Information Systems - Software systems including operating systems, programs, data
               manipulation and management systems, control software and various forms of
               proprietary and off-the-shelf software.

               Information Technology - The practical application of knowledge associated with
               designing, installing and maintaining the equipment, hardware and infrastructure
               utilized for control, distribution, or display of telecommunications, audio, video and
               data signals. Because computers are central to information management, computer
               departments within companies and universities are often called (IT Departments) and
               are responsible for MIS or IS personnel and services.

               Low Voltage Wire - Wire or cable used for one or more systems that operate on 24
               volts or less. Low Voltage Wire is used to install and interconnect one or more of the
               Technology Systems. Low Voltage Wire includes patch cords, jumpers and all
               portions of cable or wire used to make the Technology Systems operational or for
               system communications.

               Management Information Systems - A class of software that provides managers with
               tools for organizing and evaluating their department. Typically, MIS systems are
               written in COBOL and run on mainframes or minicomputers. Within companies and
               large organizations, the department responsible for computer systems is sometime
               called the MIS department. Another name for MIS is Information Services (IS).

               Multiplexer - A communications device that multiplexes (combines) several signals
               for transmission over a single medium. A multiplexer is sometimes called a "mux". A
               demultiplexer is required to complete the process by separating multiplexed signals
               from a transmission line. Frequently a multiplexer and demultiplexer are combined
               into a single device capable of processing both outgoing and incoming signals.

               Riser Backbone Subsystem - Telecommunications cable, splice enclosures, and
               associated hardware that provide the main cable routes in a building. It interconnects
               building floors and larger areas of a single floor. It also interconnects administrative
               points in satellite TRs to the administrative points in the building main equipment
               room.


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               Station Cable - The wiring between the outlet connections and the work area
               equipment.

               Technology Systems - One or more of the following and associated equipment:
               Data/Networking Systems, Telecommunications Systems, Fire Detection/Alarm
               Systems, Intrusion Detection/Alarm Systems, Access Control Systems, Video
               Surveillance Systems, Paging/Intercom Systems, Clock/Control Systems, Master
               Antenna Television Systems, Cable Antenna Television Systems, Broadcast Video
               Systems, Audio/Visual Presentations Systems, Microwave/Wireless Systems.

               Telecommunications - The transmission, emission or reception of signs, signals,
               images, sound or intelligence of any nature by wire, radio, optical or other technical
               transmission system.

               Work Area - Location of an employee or student and their data/telecommunications
               equipment or devices.

               Work Area Subsystem - Station mounting cords, extension cords, connectors,
               adapters, and interface units that provide physical and electrical connectivity between
               workstation equipment and the horizontal subsystem.

    1.05    BID RESPONSE:

       A.      Bidder's Responsibility:

               1.      It shall be the Contractor's responsibility to verify actual conditions by walking
                       the site, reviewing the Specifications and Drawings, and to advise the
                       System Designer, in writing, of any conditions that may adversely affect the
                       work. The drawings are accurate as of the date of production, however, due
                       to dynamic site conditions the Contractor must identify any changes that may
                       affect the Bid Response. If any necessary changes are discovered, the
                       Contractor shall immediately notify the System Designer for resolution prior
                       to any change in the design or scope or any resultant claim for additional
                       compensation.

               2.      The Bid Response shall fulfill the intent of the Specifications and Drawings to
                       the satisfaction of the Owner and the System Designer to qualify as an
                       acceptable bid.

       B.      Bid Response Form:

               1.      The Contractor shall list unit prices for all of the equipment installed in the
                       format shown in section 7.0.0. The Contractor shall submit these forms with
                       the Bid Response. The Unit Pricing shall be the basis for the costing of any
                       changes to the system.


       C.      Prior Approvals:

               1.      Any substitution proposed by the Contractor for catalog numbers,
                       manufacturers, model numbers, and items followed by the designation "or
                       approved equal", shall be approved subject to the following provisions.

                       a.         All substitutions must be approved by the System Designer in
                                  writing. For this purpose, the Contractor shall submit a type written
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                                list containing a description of each proposed item to be substituted
                                no later than twenty-one (21) calendar days prior to the bid opening
                                date. Provide sufficient data, drawings, samples, literature, or other
                                detailed information that shall demonstrate to the System Designer
                                that the proposed substitute is equal in function, quality and
                                appearance to the specified equipment, devices, or material.

                       b.       At least fourteen (14) days prior to the bid opening date, an
                                addendum shall be issued listing the manufacturer's products which
                                have been approved for substitution. Any products or manufacturers
                                not listed in the Specification or the Addendum will not be allowed.
                                Such approval does not relieve the Contractor from the requirement
                                to comply with the Specifications and Drawings. The Contractor
                                shall be responsible, at the Contractor's sole expense, for any
                                changes resulting from the Contractor's approved substitutions which
                                affect other part of the Contractor's own work or the work of others.

               2.      Failure of the Contractor to submit proposed substitutions for approval in the
                       manner described above and within the time prescribed shall be sufficient
                       cause for disapproval by the Owner of any substitutions otherwise proposed.


    1.06    QUALITY ASSURANCE:

       A.      Equipment Standards:

               1.      System and all components shall be brand new stock from manufacturer.

               2.      All electronics shall be 100% solid state.

               3.      System and all components shall bear a U.L. Label.

       B.      Bidder Qualifications:

               At the time of bid, the bidder shall:

               1.      Have manufactured, supplied or installed at least three (3) other systems of
                       similar size, complexity, and general operation as the systems described in
                       these specifications. The bidder shall furnish in writing to Spring Branch
                       Independent School District proof of compliance with this paragraph at the
                       time of bid.

               2.      Hold all legally required Texas State Contractor's licenses necessary to
                       accomplish the installation and activation of the described system at the
                       facilities indicated. The Contractor shall submit copies of licenses to the
                       Project Manager prior to the start of work

               3.      Hold all legally required state registrations to meet local requirements for
                       submittal drawings.


               4.      Have a local office within fifty (50) miles of the project site staffed with factory
                       trained technicians who have experience on systems of similar complexity
                       and function as the systems described in these specifications. These
                       technicians shall be fully capable of system engineering support, installation
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                       supervising, system start-up, and providing the Owner with training and
                       service on both hardware and software for the systems specified.

               5.      Certify complete and total compliance with the provisions of these
                       specifications by letter or submittal of the bid response forms, signed by an
                       officer of the corporation, or a principal if other ownership is currently
                       existing. In addition, the letter or forms shall include a complete listing of
                       exceptions, if any.

    1.07    SUBMITTALS:

       A.      Requirements - At Bid Submission:

               1.      Initial submission - four (4) copies of the following:

                       a.      Submit paragraph-by-paragraph specification review.

                       b.      Submit proof that all system components and cables are U.L. Listed.

                       c.      An equipment list with names of manufacturers, model numbers, and
                               technical information on all equipment proposed. Clearly mark exact
                               model number proposed to be installed. Each item shall also be
                               keyed to block diagram.

                       d.      Product technical information sheets for each principal components
                               in the proposed system, including cable, wire, terminal marking, and
                               wire marking material.

                       e.      Certification from the manufacturer stating that the system
                               Contractor is an authorized distributor or installer of the proposed
                               system.

                       f.      A statement listing every technical and operational parameter
                               wherein the submitted equipment varies from that which was
                               originally specified. If the submitter fails to list a particular variance
                               and his submittal is accepted, but is subsequently deemed to be
                               unsatisfactory because of the unlisted variance, the submitter must
                               replace or modify such equipment at once and without cost to the
                               Owner.

               2.      At initial submission, submit a separate Unit Price List for each Specification
                       Section.

       B.      Requirements - After Acceptance of Bid:

               1.      Prior to beginning the Work, submit four (4) copies of the following for
                       approval:

                       a.      Markings: Provide sample wire marking, panel label, zone label,
                               terminal strip numbering and terminal strip identification styles and
                               typical test as outlined in the IDENTIFICATION AND TAGGING
                               Section of this Specification.

                       b.      Point-to-Point Detail Drawings and Equipment Schedules: The
                               Contractor will furnish Point-to-Point Detail Drawings and Equipment
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                               Schedules to the Owner. The Contractor shall submit any proposed
                               revisions to the Point-to-Point Detail Drawings or Equipment
                               Schedules with clear, legible, specific, and reproducible markings of
                               the changes on two (2) copies of the affected Detail Drawings or
                               Schedules to the System Designer for approval. These proposed
                               revisions shall be without cost to the Owner. Drawings that will be
                               installed without revisions do not need to be submitted at this time.

                       c.      Plan of Operations and Project Schedule: Provide a complete plan
                               and schedule of proposed operations. The schedules of all Sub-
                               Contractors, transportation, storage, and all other matters affecting
                               the Work shall be accounted for on the project schedule. Contractor
                               shall revise this schedule on a weekly basis and present the updated
                               version to the Project Manger weekly.

               2.      No later than thirty (30) days after award of contract, submit for approval
                       each of the following:

                       a.      Operations Manual: Provide one complete operations manual in PDF
                               format on CD for each of the System products being supplied. All
                               exceptions to this manual that shall be provided as a result of special
                               requirements of this Specification shall be identified on an
                               attachment document.

                       b.      The COMMUNICATIONS TESTING SECTION of this Specification
                               provides a framework for testing all aspects of the installed systems.
                               The forms that are included in the Testing specification are
                               appropriate and complete for field points and panels. The forms are
                               designed to be augmented by a software and hardware system test
                               that is specific to the particular system(s) being installed. The
                               submittal below addresses the system hardware and software and
                               not field points or panels.

                       c.      Submit two copies of a written document detailing the test
                               procedures to be followed by the Contractor in evaluating and
                               providing the installed System(s). Include the test forms to be used
                               for each system and for each components of each system. Include
                               all tests required by the equipment Manufacturer and by this
                               Specification. Comply with the requirements stated in the SYSTEM
                               ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS portion of this Section. The
                               Owner's Representative's decision as to testing adequacy shall be
                               final on all items. The test procedure shall become a part of the
                               Contract Documents.

    1.08    SYSTEM PROGRAMMING:

       A.      Program the system per the Owners written instructions.

       B.      Installer shall furnish programmer (if required for programming).

       C.      Coordinate programming with the Owner's contact.




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    1.09    CHANGES:

       Before proceeding with changes or claims for extras, Contractor shall provide written notice,
       secure prior written approval from Spring Branch Independent School District, and
       substantiate actual cost of each change or claim. The cost or each change shall be based
       upon the item cost as shown in the Unit Price List and the cost breakdowns provided with the
       bid response.




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    1.10    SUPERVISION OF WORK:

       A.      The Contractor shall personally, or through an on-site authorized and competent
               representative, constantly supervise the work from beginning to completion and shall,
               within reason, keep the same workmen and foreman on site throughout the duration
               of the project.

       B.      Site Project Manager:

               1.      The Contractor shall provide a Site Project Manager to interface with all
                       appropriate Sub-Contractors during the installation of the system.

               2.      The Site Project Manager shall maintain continuing coordination with the
                       Owner Project Coordinator, keeping him abreast of progress and informed on
                       any problems that may develop. This is absolutely essential so that
                       interference with daily facility operations is held to the minimum.

       C.      Plan of Operations and Project Schedule:

               Before beginning work, the Contractor shall submit a complete plan and schedule of
               proposed operations for approval. The schedules of all Sub-Contractors,
               transportation, storage and all other matters affecting the work shall be accounted for
               on the project schedule. The Contractor shall revise this schedule on a monthly
               basis and present the updated version to the Project Manager.

    1.11    PROJECT MEETINGS:

       A.      Pre-Construction Meeting:

               The Contractor shall attend a pre-construction conference to be scheduled after
               execution of the contract and prior to the start of construction, and shall be prepared
               to submit and review the Project Schedule, and discuss various aspects of the work
               and procedures for smooth job progress. The Owner shall identify a Project
               Coordinator at this time to work with the Contractor.

       B.      Progress Meetings:

               Periodic job site meetings shall be held to review progress of the work and resolve
               installation problems. Representatives of the Owner, System Designer, and
               Contractor shall attend. The initial meeting shall include review of all required
               permits, and shall establish the frequency of meetings at the Owner's option.
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    1.12    EXAMINATION OF SITE:

       A.      The Contractor shall have visited the site and familiarized himself with all existing
               conditions prior to submitting his bid and shall be prepared to carry out the work
               within the existing limitations. Failure or neglect to do so shall not relieve the
               Contractor of his responsibilities not entitle him to additional compensation for work
               overlooked and not included in his bid.

       B.      The Contractor shall confirm the availability of the proper power source for each
               piece of specified equipment, through site visits and Drawings as necessary. Where
               proper power does not exist, the Contractor shall identify this situation to the Project
               Manager for guidance. Should the Project Manager direct the Contractor to provide
               the necessary power, it should be provided using equipment and methods authorized
               by the Owner.

    1.13    DATA ACCURACY:

       Absolute accuracy of information regarding existing conditions cannot be guaranteed. The
       Drawings and Specifications are for the assistance and guidance of the Contractor and exact
       locations, distances, elevations, etc., will be governed by actual field conditions. Where
       variations from the bid documents are required, such variations shall be approved by the
       Project Manager.

    1.14    PARKING:

       The Contractor shall use normal facility parking. There will be no parking in unauthorized or
       landscaped areas. Special arrangements shall be made with the Owner or Project Manager
       if delivery to specific outside doorways or loading docks is required.

    1.15    SECURITY:

       A.      The Contractor is responsible for complying with all of the Owner's and facility
               security's requirements to prevent theft or damage to equipment, tools and materials.
               If any deviation from facility security requirements is necessary, approval for such
               deviation shall be coordinated with the Owner.

       B.      The Contractor shall not disclose any confidential information of the Owner. The
               Contractor acknowledges that such action is highly injurious and can do damage to
               the Owner. The Contractor will agree to and comply with the standard policies and
               provisions of the Owner regarding outside Contractors and Consultants.

    1.16    UTILITIES:

       The Owner will supply facilities at the closest convenient location for Contractor's use. It shall
       be the responsibility of the Contractor to provide all temporary connection and cables,
       lighting, light stands and hoses. The facilities shall be used in accordance with all applicable
       regulations regarding operations, safety and fire hazards of the governmental Authorities
       Having Jurisdiction, provided they are not used in a wasteful manner.

    1.17    PERMITS:

       All permits required for the specified performance and completion of the work shall be
       secured by the Contractor. These permits shall be presented and reviewed at the initial
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    1.18    NORMAL WORKING HOURS:

       Normal work hours at the facility shall not commence earlier than 7:00 a.m. and shall stop no
       later than 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, unless otherwise approved by the Owner.

    1.19    NOTIFICATION:

       The Contractor shall not shut off any existing systems. The Contractor shall give the Owner
       at least seven (7) calendar days notice of any requirements to shut off or interference with
       existing alarm, regulating, computer or other service systems. The Owner will arrange and
       execute any shutdown. All work such as splicing, connections, etc., necessary to establish or
       re-establish any system shall be completed by the Contractor in close coordination with the
       Owner.

    1.20    INTERFERENCES WITH THE OWNER:

       Transportation and storage of materials at the facility, work involving the facility, and all other
       matters affecting the habitual use by the Owner of its buildings, shall be conducted so as to
       cause the least possible interference, and at times and in a manner acceptable to the Owner.
       The Contractor shall make every effort to delivery equipment per the schedule required by
       the project.

    1.21    PROJECT RECORD DRAWINGS;

       A.      Project Record Drawings include all bid drawings and all SUBMITTALS. Any of the
               Owner backgrounds required shall be obtained at the Contractor's sole expense.

       B.      The Contractor shall obtain, pay for, keep-up-to-date, and make available to the
               Owner or its representative, complete blue line prints of the project clearly annotated
               with "As-Built" data as the work is performed. This data shall include the following:

               1.       Sleeve locations, individual cable designations, routing of conduit and signal
                        cables.

               2.       Accurate location of all equipment installed under the specifications.

               3.       A complete equipment list for each functional area.

               4.       Complete schedules for all equipment, indicating addresses.

               5.       Complete Point-to-Point wiring diagrams, including complete terminal strip
                        layout and identification, and wire termination and tagging for all conductors.

               6.       Provide Detail Drawings for all separately mounted devices.

       C.      These drawings shall become part of the requirements for progress payments.

       D.      Upon completion of this project, the Contractor shall transfer all information shown on
               these drawings to the final set of As-Builts.

       E.      The Contractor shall submit to the Owner for review the following:

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               2.      The As-Builts shall consist of two copies of the schematic drawings plus
                       Contractor developed Point-to-Point drawings submitted with clear, legible,
                       and reproducible wire markings for each specific location and situation.

               3.      The As-Builts shall consist of two copies of the Equipment Schedules
                       submitted with clear, legible, and reproducible markings for each specific
                       piece of equipment.

       F.      After receiving the Owner's comments on the documents submitted in E. (above), the
               Contractor shall revise field conditions and drawings to reflect these comments and
               submit the following:

               1.      One full-size, reproducible set of velum prints at no additional cost to the
                       Owner.

               2.      Two sets of the As-Builts, Point-to-Point, Detail Drawings, and Equipment
                       Schedules.

       G.      The final As-Built drawings shall be submitted in accordance with the SYSTEM
               ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS in this Section.

    1.22    WARRANTY:

       All equipment shall be covered for the full manufacturers warranty period and systems shall
       be warranted by the Contractor for a period of one year commencing with the filing date of
       the Notice of Completion. The Warranty shall cover all costs for warranty service, including
       parts, labor, prompt field service, pick-up, transportation, delivery, reinstallation, and
       retesting. A contract for service shall cover the period starting with the first expected
       activation of each system and shall continue without interruption to cover the period to the
       end of the one year warranty as defined above. The end of the warranty period shall be
       handled such that a smooth transition to a maintenance agreement with the Owner can be
       achieved with no lapse in coverage.

    1.23    TRAINING:

       Provide four hours of instruction for up to eight persons of Owner's designated staff on
       operation and maintenance (O&M) of system. Review the typed operating instructions.
       Provide one copy of O&M manual to each trainee; these copies do not count towards Project
       O&M manuals. Supplement with training material as required. Demonstrate auto dial-out of
       alarms. Demonstrate that fire alarm is properly linked and identified. Demonstrate typical
       alarm from each type of device. Show how to respond and reset panel. Discuss system
       programming. Show how to change time settings.

    1.24    EXTRA MATERIALS:

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PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01   WORK INCLUDED:

       All materials listed in PART 2 - PRODUCTS of this Section and on the Drawings shall be
       provided by the Contractor unless specifically excluded or modified in other portions of this
       Specification or Addendums.

2.02   MATERIALS:

       The following items shall be utilized to complete equipment, wire and cable installations
       directed by the other Specification Sections. Utilize the make, model or equivalent shown,
       unless precise directions to the contrary are contained in these Specifications or the
       Technology Systems Drawings.

       A.      Terminal Blocks and Patch Panels shall be Hubbell.

       B.      Connectors, Jacks, and Face-plates shall be Hubbell.

       C.      Racks, Cable Trays or Wire Ducts shall be Chatsworth (or approved equal).

       D.      Cable management shall be Chatsworth (or approved equal).

       E.      All Wire, Coaxial and Fiber Optic Cables shall be CommScope (or approved equal).

       F.      Wire Markings shall be Brady polyolefin (or approved equal).

       G.      Testers shall be capable of testing to Category 6 and/or Level 7 parameters.

PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01   INSTALLATION:

       A.      This project has a critical path, which must be closely followed in order to meet the
               completion date. The Contractor shall review the proposed schedule at the Award of
               Contract meeting and be prepared to staff his work force according to the schedule
               constraints presented at that time.

       B.      Aesthetics are an important consideration in this installation. All components shall be
               installed so as to have aesthetically pleasing results per the Owner. Actual locations
               of all visible components shall be coordinated in advance with the Owner's Architect.

       C.      Install, make fully operational and test the system as indicated on the Drawings and
               in the Specifications. Where information is not available (for bidding purposes only)
               the worst case condition must be assumed to ensure a complete, functional system.

       D.      Any interfacing with other systems shall be the Contractor's responsibility under this
               contract, and the details, both logical and physical, of such interfaces shall be
               reflected in the Submittals and As-Built drawings.

       E.      If appropriate, interfaces with the Owner's Data Network or Telecommunications
               System shall be coordinated with the Project Manager.

       F.      All necessary back-boxes, pull-boxes, connectors, supports, conduit, cable and wire
               shall be furnished and installed to provide a complete and reliable system. Exact
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               location of all boxes, conduit and wiring runs shall be presented to the Owner for
               approval in advance of any installation.

       G.      Where required and requested by the Owner, provide 120-VAC, 60 Hz power from
               nearest electrical panel through a junction box, to the system device.

       H.      Where required, install conduit, cable and wire parallel and square with building lines,
               including raised floor areas. Conduit fills shall not exceed 40%.

       I.      All equipment shall be mounted with sufficient clearance to minimize EMI as well as
               meet all applicable codes and facilitate observation and testing. Securely hand
               and/or fasten with appropriate fittings to ensure positive grounding, free of ground
               loops, throughout the entire system. Units shall be installed parallel and square to
               building lines.

       J.      Quiet and vibration-free operation of all equipment is a requirement of this
               installation. Properly adjust, repair, balance or replace any equipment producing
               objectionable (in the judgment of the Owner) noise or vibration in any of the occupied
               areas of any building and provide additional brackets and bracing if necessary. Any
               such additions or changes shall be at no additional cost to the Owner.

       K.      Installation shall comply with the CODES AND STANDARDS portion of this Section.
               Where more than one code or regulation if applicable, the more stringent shall apply.

       L.      Where new equipment or cabling is replacing old equipment or cabling, the
               Contractor is responsible for removing the old equipment and cabling and doing
               whatever repair work is necessary to meet standards determined by the Owner.
               Removal of cabling includes removing the faceplate in the room, patching the hole
               where the face plate has been removed, removing the cabling completely from the
               building, removing the cable from the patch panel and removing the appropriate label
               from the patch panel.

       M.      Install firestopping, in accordance with local and state fire codes for all penetrations in
               slabs and fire walls to meet code at the completion of work and prior to final testing
               demonstration to the Owner.

3.02   WORKMANSHIP:

       A.      The installation shall be performed in a professional manner.

       B.      On a daily basis, clean up and deposit in appropriate containers all debris from work
               performed under the appropriate specification sections. Stack and organize all parts,
               tools and equipment when not being used.

       C.      Preparation, handling and installation shall be in accordance with the Manufacturer's
               written instructions and technical data appropriate to the product specified.

       D.      All work shall conform to the National Electrical Contractor's Association "Standard of
               Installation" for general installation practice.

       E.      At the conclusion of the installation, all work areas, including all panel boxes, shall be
               vacuumed and cleaned to remove all debris and grease.

       F.      All necessary back-boxes, connectors, supports, conduit, cable and wire shall be
               furnished and installed to provide a complete and reliable system. Exact location of
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                all boxes, conduit and wiring runs shall be presented to the Owner for approval in
                advance of any installation.

        G.      Where required and requested by the Owner, provide 120-VAC, 60 Hz power from
                nearest electrical panel through a junction box, to the system device.

        H.      Where required, install conduit, cable and wire parallel and square with building lines,
                including raised floor areas. Conduit fill shall not exceed 40%.

        I.      All equipment shall be mounted with sufficient clearance to minimize EMI as well as
                meet all applicable codes and facilitate observation and testing. Securely hang
                and/or fasten with appropriate fittings to ensure positive grounding, free of ground
                loops, throughout the entire system. Units shall be installed parallel and square to
                building lines.

        J.      Quiet and vibration-free operation of all equipment is a requirement of this
                installation. Properly adjust, repair, balance or replace any equipment producing
                objectionable (in the judgment of the Owner) noise or vibration in any of the occupied
                areas of any building and provide additional brackets and bracing if necessary. Any
                such additions or changes shall be at no additional cost to the Owner.

        K.      Installation shall comply with the CODES AND STANDARDS portion of this Section.
                Where more than one code or regulation if applicable, the more stringent shall apply.

        N.      Where new equipment or cabling is replacing old equipment or cabling, the
                Contractor is responsible for removing the old equipment and cabling and doing
                whatever repair work is necessary to meet standards determined by the Owner.
                Removal of cabling includes removing the faceplate in the room, patching the hole
                where the face plate has been removed, removing the cabling completely from the
                building, removing the cable from the patch panel and removing the appropriate label
                from the patch panel.

        L.      Install firestopping, in accordance with local and state fire codes for all penetrations in
                slabs and fire walls to meet code at the completion of work and prior to final testing
                demonstration to the Owner.

3.03    COORDINATION WITH OWNER

       Close coordination with the Owner is vital to achieve a complete, aesthetically pleasing job.
The Contractor shall ensure that the Owner is kept fully apprized of job progress.


3.04    CUTTING, PAINTING, AND PATCHING:

        A.      Structural members shall not be drilled, bored or notched in such a manner that shall
                impair their structural value. Cutting of holes in structural members, if required, shall
                be done with core drills and only with the specific approval of the Owner for each
                instance.

        B.      All walls that require cutting or repair during the installation process shall be returned
                to their original condition, including the matching of colors and finishes to the
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3.05   WIRE AND CABLE:

       A.      All wires in exposed areas shall run through thin wall EMT conduit or heavier, or in
               other approved raceway, unless otherwise noted or accepted. Where a wire run is
               above a suspended ceiling, its conduit or raceway shall be tied up or clamped (at the
               Owner‟s option) to the building supports and not left to sit on top of the ceiling panels.

       B.      Any conduit or raceway that is not hidden must have its location and appearance
               specifically approved by the Owner. If approved, exposed conduit or raceway shall
               be run in such a fashion as to make it as inconspicuous as possible. Runs should
               follow existing building lines and should be square wherever possible.

       C.      After installation, and before termination, all wiring shall be checked and tested to
               insure there are no grounds, opens, or shorts on any conductors. In addition, all
               wires between buildings or underground and all coax cables shall have insulation
               tested with a megohmeter (megger) and a reading of greater than 20 megohms shall
               be required to successfully complete the test.

       D.      Where it is cost effective, and, with the written permission of SBISD‟s
               Telecommunications Department, conduits raceways, and junction boxes from more
               than one detail point may be grouped together only if the physical space allows, the
               appropriately sized junction boxes are used, and conduits do not exceed the
               maximum 40% fill. All telecommunications conduits, raceways, and junction boxes
               shall not be shared by other cabling, even if dividers are used.

       E.      Run wires continuously from termination to termination without splices. Splices at
               certain junction box locations are at the discretion of the Owner and the System
               Designer. Recommendations for splices at these points shall be established with the
               Owner‟s representative.

       F.      If splices are required, the wire shall be joined with solder, not wire nuts, then taped
               in an approved manner so as to provide mechanical and electrical integrity. All
               connections shall be made at terminal boards with full tagging, labeling and
               documentation. All data cabling shall be installed as a single piece without splices.

       G.      Wire and cable shall be supported in each equipment and terminal cabinet and in
               each terminal and pull box in vertical risers and horizontal runs with wire duct and
               strap-type supports. At any point where wire duct is required for good wire
               management, whether shown on elevations or not, install appropriate duct. Where
               terminal boards are used, wire ducts shall be supplied on both sides and at no time
               shall wires cross over terminal boards. Arrange cables neatly to allow inspection,
               removal and replacement. Lace cables as required. Spot tie wire bundles with
               plastic cable ties and securely affix to panels. If screw type terminals are specified,
               terminal strip connections shall be locking, tongue style, pressure crimp, and
               solderless spade lug.

       H.      Visually inspect wire and cable for faulty insulation prior to installation. Protect cable
               ends at all times with acceptable end caps except during actual termination. At no
               time shall any coaxial cable be subjected to a bend less than a 6-inch radius. Protect
               wire and cable from kinks. One pull rope per conduit shall be installed and secured
               at both ends and left in conduit for future use.

       I.      Provide grommets and strain relief material at all conduit exit points and where
               necessary, to avoid abrasion of wire and excess tension on wire and cable.
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       J.      Cables above accessible ceilings shall not rest on ceiling tiles. Use Velcro tie wraps
               to hold cables. Provide independent support for all communications cables. Support
               is to be from building structure (do not support from pipes). Communications cables
               shall not tie off on HVAC supports, all-thread, ceiling grid hanger wire or mechanical
               piping system.

       K.      Ground and bond equipment and circuits.

3.06   IDENTIFICATION AND TAGGING:

       A.      All cables, wires, wiring forms, terminal blocks and terminals shall be identified by
               labels, tags to other permanent markings in accordance with TIA/EIA-606. The
               markings shall clearly indicate the function, source, or destination of all cabling,
               wiring and terminals. All cables and wires shall be identified, utilizing heat-shrink,
               machine printed, polyolefin wire markers (Brady Type B-32 or equal). Hand written
               tags are not acceptable.

       B.      Should a situation arise where the wire tagging format as shown on the drawings
               cannot be used, a substitute format shall be submitted which complies with the intent
               to provide documentation that will permit end-to-end tracing of all Technology
               Systems wiring.

       C.      All panels shall be provided with permanently attached engraved lamacoid labels with
               identifying names and functions. All terminal points shall be appropriately labeled.
               Labels shall be consistent in form, color, and typeface throughout the system and all
               must contain the name of the system or subsystem as part of the label textual
               information. Design, color, font and layout shall be coordinated with, and approved
               by the Owner.

       D.      No labeling shall be a duplicate of existing labeling, unless otherwise approved by
               the Owner.

3.07   SITE MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:

       The Contractor shall provide an on-site Project Manager as defined in SUPERVISION OF
       WORK portion of this Section.

3.08   START-UP RESPONSIBILITY:

       A.      The Contractor shall initiate System operation. The Contractor shall provide
               competent Start-Up personnel on each consecutive working day until all Technology
               Systems are functional and ready to start the acceptance test phase. If the
               Contractor, in the Owner‟s judgment, is not demonstrating progress in solving any
               technical problems, the Contractor shall supply Manufacturer‟s factory technical
               representation and diagnostic equipment at no cost to the Owner, until resolution of
               those defined problems. Where appropriate, the Contractor will bring the Systems
               on-line in their basic state (i.e., alarm reporting, facility code access control, etc.) It is
               the responsibility of the Owner to provide the specific database information that will
               utilized for initial system programming.

       B.      Properly ground each piece of electronic equipment prior to applying power. Properly
               ground all shielded wire shields to the appropriate earth ground at the hub end only,
               not at the remote or device end.


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       C.         Use a start-up sequence that incrementally brings each portion of the system on-line
                  in a logical order that incorporates checking individual elements before proceeding to
                  subsequent elements until the entire system is operational. The basic steps should
                  include:

                  1.      Establish ground planes at the security ERs and hub end of the system.

                  2.      Disconnect power, connect the first device, reconnect power, and verify
                          operational correctness. Repeat until the entire system is verified and
                          operational.

3.09   PREPARATION FOR ACCEPTANCE (PRIOR TO FINAL INSPECTION):

       A.         All systems, equipment, and devices shall be in full and proper adjustment and
                  operation, and properly labeled and identified.

       B.         All materials shall be neat, clean and unmarred, and parts securely attached.

       C.         Anything broken during installation work, including glass, raised flooring and
                  supports, ceiling tiles and supports, walls doors, etc., shall be replaced and properly
                  repaired, and debris cleaned up and appropriately discarded.

       D.         All extra material as specified shall be delivered and stored at the premises as
                  directed.

       E.         Test reports of each system and each system‟s components and As-Built Project
                  Drawings shall be complete and available for inspection and delivery as directed by
                  the Owner.

3.10   SYSTEM ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

       A.         Before final acceptance or work, the Contractor shall perform and/or deliver each of
                  the following in the order stated.

       B.         The Contractor shall deliver three (3) composite “System Operations and
                  Maintenance” manuals in three-ring binders, sized to hold the material below, plus
                  50% excess. Each manual shall contain in appropriately tabbed sections:

                  1.      A statement of Guarantee including date of termination and the name and
                          phone number of the persons to be called in the event of equipment failure.

                  2.      A set of Operating procedures for the overall System that includes all
                          required Owner activities, and that allows for the Owner operation of all
                          attributes and facilities of the System.

                  3.      A section for each specific type of equipment containing the vendor manuals,
                          instruction sheets, and any related literature that cam in the original shipping
                          container for that piece of equipment. Include all warranty cards.

C.     Testing:

       1.         The Contractor shall activate all devices for proper system operation, including
                  supervisory and trouble circuit tests. Similarly, audible alarms will not be activated
                  except on a one-time, coordinated basis, to check the actual sounding devices.


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       2.      A test report for each piece of equipment shall be prepared by the Contractor and
               submitted to the Owner. This report shall include a complete listing of every device,
               the date it was tested, by whom and the results. The final test reports shall indicate
               that every device tested successfully. Failure to completely test and document the
               tests will result in a delay of final testing and acceptance.

D.     As-Built Drawings:

       1.      After completion of all the tests listed above, and prior to the final acceptance test,
               The Contractor shall submit the complete As-Built drawings as identified in PART 1 –
               PROJECT RECORD DRAWINGS.

       2.      The final As-Built Drawings shall consist on one set of velum prints, two (2) sets of
               Point-to-Point Detail Drawings, Equipment Schedules, and the complete detailed
               technical data that was shipped by the manufacturer with all installed equipment.

E.     Final Acceptance Test:

       The Final Acceptance Test shall demonstrate the installed and activated System‟s
       performance and compliance with System Specifications. However, before this testing can
       begin the following must have received and reviewed by the Owner.

       1.      System Operations and Maintenance Manuals

       2.      System Test Reports

       3.      As-Built Drawings

3.11   NOTICE OF COMPLETION

       A.      When the Final System Acceptance Requirements described above including the
               Final Acceptance Test described above have been satisfactorily completed. The
               Owner shall issue a Letter of Completion to the Contractor indicating the date of such
               completion. The Notice of Completion shall be recorded by the Contractor upon
               receipt of the Owner completion letter. This date of record shall be the start of the
               warranty period.

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APPENDIX B - COMMUNICATIONS CABLING

PART 1 - GENERAL

1.00     CONTENTS:
         1.01 RELATED DOCUMENTS
         1.02 SUMMARY
         1.03 QUALITY ASSURANCE
         1.04 SUBMITTALS
         1.05 WARRANTY
         2.01 WORK INCLUDED
         2.02 MATERIALS
         3.01 EXAMINATION
         3.02 INSTALLATION OF COMMUNICATIONS CABLING PATHWAYS
         3.03 SERVICE CONDUIT
         3.04 LABELING
         3.05 DISTRIBUTION RACEWAY
         3.06 TERMINAL BOARDS
         3.07 SLEEVES
         3.08 STATION CONNECTIONS AND INSTALLATION
         3.09 LIGHTING PROTECTION AND GROUNDING
         3.10 TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE ADMINISTRATION
         3.11 ADJUSTING AND CLEANING
         3.12 TESTING

1.01     RELATED DOCUMENTS:

         The general provisions of the Contract and the requirements of the following sections
         apply to the work specified in this section.

         Appendix A - COMMUNICATIONS GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

1.02     SUMMARY:

         Provide all methods, materials and labor, for communications pathways in accordance
         with the requirements of this section, the telephone company or communications cabling
         system installer. All work that relates to the installation of the communications system
         pathways shall be subject to the inspection and approval of the cabling system installers.
         Work of this section includes, but is not limited to, the following:

         A.       The distribution system shall include fully terminated multi-mode fiber optic cable,
                  unshielded twisted pair cables, UTP termination devices, data communications
                  outlets, patch panels, patch cables, cabinets and other incidental and
                  miscellaneous premises wiring system hardware as required for a complete and
                  usable system. In facilities where IDF(s) are noted, each IDF will connect to the
                  MDF with a 12-strand multi-mode fiber optic cable, and each IDF and MDF will
                  connect to the phone system with a 50 pair telephone cable if these do not
                  already exist.

         B.       Work By Others:

                  1.        Conduit, back boxes, junction and 120 VAC, emergency or back-up
                            power are to be provided and installed by others. Refer to the electrical
                            specifications and drawings for details. Any additional raceway, conduit,
                            junction boxes, 120 VAC power not provided by others, yet required to
                            make the systems operational, shall be provided by Contractor.


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                  2.        Network electronics equipment will be furnished by others. The
                            contractor shall coordinate with other system vendors where appropriate
                            to facilitate equipment installation, scheduling, protection of equipment
                            and access to the project site in order to provide the owner a
                            substantially complete project in a timely manner.

                  3.        Telephone switch, telephones and telephone equipment will be furnished
                            by others. The contractor shall coordinate with other system vendors
                            where appropriate to facilitate equipment installation, scheduling,
                            protection of equipment and access to the project site in order to provide
                            the owner a substantially complete project in a timely manner.

1.03    QUALITY ASSURANCE:

         A.       Regulatory Requirements:

                  Provide all systems, materials and installation practices in accordance with all of
                  the current and applicable Codes, Rules, Ordinances, Regulations and
                  Standards including the following listed standards as well as those not
                  specifically listed in this specification.

                  1.        NEC: National Electrical Code - 1999, including Article 800
                            Communications Circuits.

                  2.        Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): The system shall comply with
                            ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) issued under ADA-Public Law
                            101-336, 1990.

                  3.        Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS): The telecommunications system
                            shall comply with Article 9102, Texas Civil Statutes, The Elimination of
                            Architectural Barriers Act. The system shall comply with TAS issued by
                            the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to administer Article
                            9102.

                  4.        Uniform Building Code (UBC) - 1997, with City of Houston Amendments.

                  5.        TIA/EIA:

                            a.       ANSI/TIA/EIA-455-A-1991 (FOTPs) including sub-sections and
                                     addendums thru 2000: Electronics Industries Association and
                                     Telecommunications Industries Association Standards 455,
                                     “Standard Test Procedure for Fiber Optic Fibers, Cables,
                                     Transducers, Sensors, Connecting and Terminating Devices and
                                     Other Fiber Optic Components.” Including

                            b.       ANSI/TIA/EIA-526-92 including sub-sections and addendums
                                     thru 2000: Electronics Industries Association and
                                     Telecommunications Industries Association Standards 526, “Test
                                     Procedures for Fiber Optic Systems.” Including

                            c.       ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-A-1995 and addendums thru 2000:
                                     Electronics Industries Association and Telecommunications
                                     Industries Association Standard 568, “Commercial Building
                                     Telecommunications Standards”. Including 568-A-1, 568-A-2,
                                     568-A-3, 568-A-4 and 568-A-5.


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                                     ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.2- including all addendums thru 2003:
                                     Electronics Industries Association and Telecommunications
                                     Industries Association Standard 568, “Transmission
                                     Performance Specifications for 4-Pair 100 Ohm Category 6
                                     Cabling”.

                            d.       ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.3-2000: Electronics Industries Association
                                     and Telecommunications Industries Association Standards
                                     568B, “Optical Fiber Cabling Components Standard.”

                            e.       ANSI/TIA/EIA-569-A-1998 and addendums thru 2002:
                                     Electronics Industries Association and Telecommunications
                                     Industries Association Standards 569, “Commercial Building
                                     Standard for Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces.”
                                     Including all addendums thru 2002.

                            f.       ANSI/TIA/EIA-570-1991: Electronics Industries Association and
                                     Telecommunications Industries Association Standards 570,
                                     “Residential and Light Commercial Telecommunications Wiring
                                     Standard.”

                            g.       ANSI/TIA/EIA-606-1993: Electronics Industries Association and
                                     Telecommunications Industries Association Standard 606,
                                     “Administration Standard for the Telecommunications
                                     Infrastructure of Commercial Buildings.”

                            h.       ANSI/TIA/EIA-607-1994: Electronics Industries Association and
                                     Telecommunications Industries Association Standard 606,
                                     “Commercial Building Grounding and Bonding Requirements for
                                     Telecommunications.”

                            i.       TSB67-1995: Transmission Performance Specifications for Field
                                     Testing of Twisted-Pair Cabling Systems”.

                            j.       TSB72-1995: “Centralized Optical Fiber Cabling Guidelines”.

                            k.       TSB-1996: “Additional Horizontal Cabling Practices for Open
                                     Offices”.

                  6.        International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC): ISO/IEC “Premise
                            Wiring Core and LAN/MAN Core Equivalents”. Including 11801, 8802,
                            14763-1

                  7.        National Electrical Manufacturer‟s Association (NEMA): WC 66-1999
                            Performance Standard for Category 6 and Category 7, 100 Ohm
                            Shielded and Unshielded Twisted Pair Cables.

                  8.        Federal Communication Commission: FCC Part 68 as modified by Wiring
                            Docket 88-57.

         B.       All communications work shall be performed by a (BICSI) Certified - Registered
                  Telecommunications Technician or under the direct supervision of a (BICSI)
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         C.       A letter of certification written by the installer that states that the system achieves
                  the appropriate Category performance and is properly installed as recommended
                  by the manufacturer and as described in Project Specifications shall be
                  submitted to Spring Branch Independent School District.

         D.       If the requirements of these specifications or the Project Drawings exceed those
                  of the governing codes and regulations, the requirement of these specifications
                  and the Drawings shall govern. However, nothing in the Drawings or
                  Specifications shall be constructed to permit work not conforming to all governing
                  codes and regulations.

         E.       The Contractor shall obtain all required permits and provide copies to the
                  Owner/Architect/Engineer.

         F.       Bidder Qualifications:

                  1.      At the time of bid, the bidder shall have three (3) years experience in the
                          installation of fiber optic cables, including splicing, terminating and testing.
                          Testing on fiber optic cable shall include single and multi-mode and three
                          (3) years experience in the installation of Category 5E and Category 6
                          UTP copper cables for voice and data distribution systems, including
                          terminating and testing.

                  2.      The installer must be a certified installer of the Hubbell Premise Wiring
                          MISSION CRITICAL Warranty Program, and must provide a copy of
                          certification with bid proposal. The installer shall be licensed, bonded and
                          shall meet all applicable regulations of the State of Texas and Department
                          of Labor insofar as they apply to this type of system. The proposer shall
                          be a firm normally employed in the low voltage and communications
                          cabling industry and shall provide a reference list of ten (10) large scale
                          projects and contact names confirming successful Category 5E premises
                          wiring system installations. Large scale projects are defined as projects
                          involving five or more buildings with a minimum of 250 Category 5E
                          runs/building.

                  3. Pre-construction Meeting: The successful Contractor shall attend a
                     mandatory pre-construction meeting with individuals deemed necessary by
                     the owner‟s representative prior to the start of the work, to resolve issues
                     such as:
                         a. Cable color
                         b. Cabinet configuration for each network closet
                         c. Cabinet layout
                         d. Points of contact
                         e. Scope of work
                         f. Cable configuration per network closet
                         g. Submittal of parts to be used
                         h. Testing procedures

                  4.      Acceptance: The owner‟s representative reserves the right to reject all or
                          a portion of the work performed, either on technical or aesthetic grounds.




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1.04     SUBMITTALS

         A. Drawings

                  1.      As-built drawings will include cable pathways, data outlet locations with
                          correct labeling and MDF/IDF locations. The as-built drawings will be
                          prepared using AutoCAD V.14 or later. Provide the owner with one mylar
                          plot of each drawing and two blue line prints of each drawing. Provide the
                          owner with electronic versions of the as-builts on CD‟s.

                  2.      Provide the Owner with complete test results stating the signal loss for
                          each fiber in the cable.

                  3.      Provide the Owner with photocopies of all charts from the cable tests.

                  4.      Provide the Owner with a schedule of the cross connections of the final
                          circuit configuration.

                  5.      Provide the Owner with circuit layout diagrams that show the as-built
                          arrangement of strands within each termination cabinet.

         B.       Product Data:

                  1.      Proof of U.L. listing for each cable as Communications Cable, plenum-
                          rated and U.L. - Classified for category performance.

                  2.      Proposed Enhanced Category 5 test set. Submit proof of TSB-67 Level II
                          rating. Submit test set manufacturer‟s information on how to interpret
                          data. Identify test procedures for both Channel and Basic Link. Submit
                          proposed method of testing installation to certify Category 5E compliance.

                  3.      Catalog pages for label maker. Submit actual samples of cover plate
                          label, cable label, and punch block/cabinet labels.

                  4.      Product Literature:

                          Detailed manufacturer‟s product literature for all cable, patch panels,
                          cross-connect blocks, telephone connecting modules, cable supports,
                          cable labels, outlet devices, and other products to be used in the
                          installation. Include samples (when requested by the Owner/Designer) of
                          substitutions for recommended products and the manufacturer‟s
                          supporting documentation demonstrating compatibility with other related
                          products.

1.05     WARRANTY

         A.       Provide an end-to-end performance warranty of not less than twenty-five (25)
                  years. The proposer shall provide the Owner with certification documentation.
                  The performance warranty shall be issued by the manufacturer and shall warrant
                  that ALL Category 5E channel links, including cable, connectors, and connecting
                  hardware, have been tested bi-directionally (end-to-end) using a Level 3 tester,
                  per TSB-67, and that all test results meet and/or exceeds the link and channel
                  performance requirements as specified in the most current TIA/EIA-568-B.2-5
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         B.       The warranty will also cover multi-mode fiber optic cabling. Performance testing
                  shall be conducted in accordance with ANSI/EIA/TIA-526-92.

         C.       The warranty will stipulate that all products used in this installation meet the
                  prescribed mechanical and transmission specifications for such products as
                  described in ISO/IEC 11801 and ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.2-5. Quality and
                  workmanship evaluation shall be solely by the Owner/Designer and designated
                  representatives.

         D.       Provide 25 year Hubbell warranty that the cable, connectors, and connecting
                  hardware products are free from defects in material.

         E.       The Contractor shall bear the burden to replace or repair any such defective
                  products during the 25 year period at his cost including labor and materials.

PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01     WORK INCLUDED:

         A.       The Contractor will provide, install and test for complete and properly operating
                  systems from the MDF out to individual Stations throughout the building. All
                  equipment shall be properly mounted and completely wired.

         B.       The Contractor will provide and install all the work area outlets and cover-plates.

         C.       The Contractor will provide and install all specified Category 5E and Category 6
                  cabling to station outlets.

         D.       The Contractor will provided and install J-hooks and Ladder Tray to distribute the
                  horizontal cabling from the closet to the outlet.

         E.       The Contractor will provide and install a relay cabinet in each IDF for termination
                  of the fiber optic cable, Category 5E, and Category 6 data wiring.

         F.       The Contractor will provide and install fiber, Category 5E, and Category 6 patch
                  panels in the relay cabinets.

         G.       The Contractor will provide and install the vertical riser cable tray.

         H.       The Contractor will provide and install the Riser Cables including Category 3
                  Multi-Pair and Multi-Mode Optical fiber cables.

         I.       Ratings:

                  All products shall be new and brought to the job site in the original manufacturer's
                  packaging. Electrical components (including innerduct) shall bear the
                  Underwriter's Laboratories label. All communications cable shall bear
                  flammability testing ratings as follows:

         J.       Communications Cabling

                  CM        Communications Cable
                  CMP       Plenum Rated Communications Cable
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         K.       The Contractor will terminate and test all cables, new, relocated, and
                  reterminated.
         L.       The Contractor will label all equipment, cables and fibers.
         M.       The Contractor will provide a cable management software program and input all
                  as-built and test cabling data into the program.
         N.       The Contractor will certify and provide a 25 year Manufactures “Link System”
                  Warranty through Hubbell with a partner from Commscope for copper and fiber
                  cabling.

2.02     MATERIALS:

         A.       Copper Communications Cable:

                  1.        Provide Commscope Ultra Media Plenum Rated Category 5E or
                            Category 6 (as specified by owner) four-pair unshielded twisted pair
                            (UTP), 24 gauge, copper cable, and cable connectors, in sizes and types
                            indicated.

                            a.       Each cable shall be installed as a single piece without splices.

                            b.       All telecommunications wiring shall be color coded. Maintain
                                     color coding consistently through entire facility. Color specified
                                     by owner.

                            c.       Mate and match connector materials to factor equipment
                                     connectors.

                  2.        Voice Riser Cable:

                            Backbone UTP Category 3 Multi-Pair-Backbone refers to cables greater
                            than 4 pairs used in backbone distribution. Install 50 Pair Riser from
                            each new IDF to PBX wall in telecom closet or as specified by Owner.
                            Terminate IDF end of 50 Pair Riser on new 48 port patch panel located
                            on the same cabinet as patch panel where new cables are terminated.
                            Terminate phone switch end of 50 Pair Riser on a new 66M150 block in
                            telecom closet or as specified by Owner. Install 50 Pair Riser in existing
                            IDF and MDF where new cabling is installed. Terminate one end of 50
                            Pair Riser to new 66M150 block in telecom closet or as specified by
                            Owner. Terminate other end of 50 Pair Riser to new 48 port patch panel
                            located on the same cabinet as patch panel where new cables are
                            terminated.

                            a.       Color code shall follow the industry standard composed of 10
                                     distinctive colors to identify 25 pairs (refer to ANSI/ICEA
                                     Standards 80-576).

                            b.       When cable sizes larger than 25 pairs are required, the core
                                     shall be assembled in units of up to 25 pairs. Each unit shall be
                                     identified by a color coded binder. Binder color code integrity
                                     shall be maintained whenever cables are spliced.

                            c.       Wrap the core with one or more layers of dielectric material to
                                     ensure compliance with the dielectric strength requirements.

                            d.       A uniform, continuous thermoplastic jacket shall enclose the
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                            e.       The insulation between each conductor and the core shield shall
                                     be capable of withstanding a minimum of DC potential of 5KV for
                                     3 seconds.

                            f.       Cable shall be plenum rated, in inner-duct or in conduit.

                            g.       Terminate all voice riser cables on new 48 port patch panel
                                     located on the same cabinet as patch panel where new cables
                                     are terminated or as specified by the Owner.

                            h.       Terminate all voice 50 pair riser cables from IDF‟s to a new
                                     66M150 block on the PBX wall in the telecom closet or as
                                     specified by the Owner.

                            i.       Extend a 50 pair plenum (Category 3) line from Demarc into
                                     communications riser room or as specified by the Owner.

                  3.        Commscope Ultra Media Cat. 6 UTP Cable:

                            a.       Check specs for Commscope Ultra Media Cat. 6.

                            b.       24 AWG thermoplastic insulated solid conductors formed into
                                     individually twisted pairs and enclosed by a thermoplastic jacket.

                            c.       0.048" maximum diameter for insulated conductor and 0.25
                                     maximum for complete cable.

                            d.       Breaking strength of 50-lbf minimums.

                            e.       Bending radius shall be a minimum of 2 inches at -20 degrees
                                     Celsius without jacket or insulation cracking.

                            f.       DC resistance shall be a maximum of 9.38 ohms at 328 feet and
                                     20 degrees Celsius.

                            g.       The DC resistance unbalance between the two conductors of
                                     any pair shall not exceed 5% when measured at a temperature
                                     of 20 degrees Celsius.

                            h.       The capacitance unbalance to ground at 1 KHz of any pair shall
                                     not exceed 330 pF per 328 feet at 20 degrees Celsius.

                            i.       Length of UTP cabling shall not exceed 270 feet between both
                                     termination points.

                  4.        Horizontal UTP Category 5E Cable shall be Commscope

                            a.       Category 5E cable shall consist of 4 pairs, individually twisted.

                            b.       Bending radius shall be a minimum of 2 inches at -20 degrees
                                     Celsius without jacket or insulation cracking..

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                            d.         Cables passing through plenum ceiling spaces will be plenum
                                       rated unless routed in plenum rated inner-duct or conduit.

                            e.         Length of UTP cabling shall not exceed 270 feet between both
                                       termination points.

                            f.         Color code shall be as shown in the table below:

                                 Conductor Identification           Color Code                 Abbreviation
                                                                White-Blue (Note 1)              (W-BL)
                                          Pair 1
                                                                   Blue (Note 2)                   (BL)
                                                               White-Orange (Note 1)              (W-0)
                                          Pair 2
                                                                 Orange (Note 2)                    (0)
                                                               White-Green (Note 1)               (W-G)
                                          Pair 3
                                                                  Green (Note 2)                    (G)
                                                               White-Brown (Note 1)              (W-BR)
                                          Pair 4
                                                                  Brown (Note 2)                   (BR)

                            Note: The wire insulation is white, and a colored marking is added for
                            identification. For cables with tightly twisted pairs (less than 1.5 inch per
                            twist) the mate conductor may serve as the marking for the white
                            conductor. A white marking is optional.


                  5.        100 Ohm UTP Patch Cable:

                            a.         Cables used for patch cords and cross-connect jumpers shall
                                       have stranded conductors.

                            b.         The insulated conductor diameter should be in the range of .032
                                       inches to .039 inches and shall not exceed .047 inches.

                            c.         The color code shall match that used for 100-OHM UTP cable.

                            d.         The transmission shall be as shown in the table for 100 Ohm
                                       UTP cable except for attenuation. The attenuation for stranded
                                       conductors shall be a maximum of 20% greater than the
                                       attenuation for copper cables as notes above.

                            e.         The insulation shall be comprised of fluorinated ethylene
                                       propylene (FEP).

                            f.         Patch cables and cross-connect jumpers shall be 10'0-0" long for
                                       work area outlets. The cable shall have RJ-45 jack terminated
                                       on each end. The jack shall match the rating of the cable and
                                       work area outlet.

                            g.         Patch cables and cross-connect jumpers shall be 5'-0" long for
                                       closets and equipment rooms. The cable shall have RJ-45 jacks
                                       terminated on each end. The jack shall match the cable rating.

                            h.         Label all patch cables on each end with cable identification and
                                       category rating.

                  6.        Voice Riser Patch Cord:


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                            Supply three (3) foot and five (5) foot RJ11 to RJ11 patch cords as
                            needed for voice riser connectivity.

         B.       Fiber Optic Cable:

                  Install Commscope 12 strand Multi-Mode to each IDF from the building MDF. All
                  fiber will terminate into a cabinet mounted fiber optic enclosure in the MDF and
                  IDFs. Fiber will service data connectivity, Internet connectivity and future Video
                  needs.

                  1.        Multi-mode Optical Fibers

                            a.       Multi-mode with a graded index profile capable of operation at
                                     850 NM and 1300 NM.

                            b.       Core: 50 micrometers.

                            c.       Cladding 125 micrometers.

                            d.       Buffered fiber minimum bend radius is 0.75 inches.

                            e.       Numeric Aperture = 0.275±0.015.

                            f.       Attenuation Uniformity: No point of discontinuity greater than 0.2
                                     dB/Km.

                            g.       Tight buffer cables, meet or exceed:

                                     (1)      900m coating diameter.
                                     (2)      All dielectric cable materials.

                            h.       Loose tubes cables, meet or exceed:
                                     (1)     250m coating diameter.
                                     (2)     All dielectric cable materials.
                                     (3)     Each buffer tube filled with non-hygroscopic gel.
                                     (4)     Cable core interstices filled with water-blocking
                                             compound.
                                     (5)     Buffer tubes containing fibers shall be color coded.
                                     (6)     Each fiber distinguishable by color coding.

                            i.       The fiber shall comply with:

                                     (1)      ANSI/EIA/TIA-492AAAA.
                                     (2)      U.L. 1666 riser rated with the marking "Type OFNR-
                                              (U.L.)" for horizontal and riser environments.
                                     (3)      U.L. 910 plenum rated with the marking "Type OFNP-
                                              (U.L.)" for plenum environments.

                  2.        All fusion splices shall utilize standard fiber splice cases, organizer trays,
                            splice trays, etc., as recommended by the fiber cable manufacturer.

                  3.        Optical Fiber Patch Cable

                            a.       The optical fiber patch cord shall consist of 2 fibers of the same
                                     type as the fiber cabling and shall meet the optical fiber cabling
                                     requirements for attenuation and transmission capacity.


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                            b.       Cable shall be tight buffered type.

                            c.       Supply one (1) Two Meter Patch Cord per IDF.

                            d.       Optical Fiber Patch Cord Connectors shall be SC type. The
                                     connectors shall have a pull strength of 7.5 lbf and a maximum
                                     attenuation of 1.0 dB.

                            e.       Fusion and mechanical splices shall not exceed a maximum
                                     optical attenuation of 0.3 dB.

         C.       Fiber Optic Enclosures:

                  Furnish and install in the Communications Equipment areas fiber optic connector
                  and splice enclosures per Section 17160 - CABINETS AND ENCLOSURES,
                  Specification Section and the Technology Systems Drawings.

         D.       Connecting Devices:

                  1.        General:

                            The connecting devices covered in this section include
                            telecommunications outlets, connectors, transition connectors and cross-
                            connect blocks.

                            a.       Provide connecting devices with a minimum rating equivalent to
                                     the wire terminating on the device.

                            b.       All testing for plug and socket type devices shall be tested in a
                                     mated state.

                  2.        Cover-plates shall be Hubbell

                            a.      Provide one piece cover-plates for all group mounted devices
                                    unless otherwise noted on the drawings.

                            b.      All cover-plates shall be Hubbell, and inserts shall be Hubbell.

                            c.      All work area wall plates shall be 4-port, single-gang cover-plates.

                            d.      Provide blank insert covers for all unused workstation ports.

                            e.      For devices mounted in wireway or system furniture, provide
                                    device flush in wireway when possible to maintain cable bend
                                    radius. Install device and cover-plate raised on wireway when
                                    bend radius cannot otherwise be maintained. Coordinate with
                                    equipment manufacturer for installation instructions.

                  3.        Fiber Optic Connectors shall be Hubbell

                            a.       Allow 24 hours after pulling the cable before installing
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                            b.       Furnish and install SC compatible ceramic, heat-cured
                                     connectors with 1.0 dB maximum coupling losses per connection
                                     pair.

                  4.        100 Ohm UTP Connectors shall be Hubbell

                            a.       The connecting hardware shall be of the insulation displacement
                                     contact (IDC) type.

                            b.       Data: Terminate the 4-pair copper data cable into the 8 position,
                                     non-keyed, modular RJ45 jack with the pin/pair assignments
                                     wired per T568B. The data RJ45 jack shall be Category 5E or
                                     Category 6 rated as specified by Owner.

                            c.       Telephone: Terminate all pairs of the data cable into an 8
                                     position, non-keyed, modular RJ45.

         E.       Patch Panels:

                  1.        General:

                            a.       The patch panel shall be mounted in either a wall cabinet or a
                                     floor cabinet at the location shown on the drawings.

                            b.       Provide panel with quantity of ports as shown on the drawings.
                                     All ports shall be provided with connectors.

                            c.       Label all panels.

                  2.        UTP Patch Panels shall be Hubbell

         Provide 19 inch rack mountable patch panel with RJ-45 connectors on the front panel
         and 110 style punch down terminations on the rear of the panel. The RJ-45 connectors
         shall be of the same rating as the terminating cable. Patch panels shall consist of
         faceplates pre-assembled with communication port housings and the data station cable
         shall be terminated on the patch panels. Each patch panel should be installed with
         Chatsworth Wire Manager .

                  3.        Fiber Optic Patch Panels shall be Hubbell

                            a.       19" Rack-mountable patch panel with the capacity to terminate
                                     110% of the fiber count for the inside and outside fiber optic
                                     cables.

                            b.       Provide fiber patch panels complete with all fiber connectors and
                                     couplings on the front and on the rear of the panel.

                            c.       Provide covers for all spare fiber couplings.

         F.       Relay Cabinets shall be Chatsworth.

                  1.        Cabinet Configurations.
                            a. Stand Alone Cabinet Configuration. Provide cabinet 24 inches wide,
                               84.9 inches tall, and 39.4 inches deep and is floor mountable.
                               Chatsworth part number T2050-732.
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                                 following parts should be included, addition to the parts that come
                                 with with the T2050-732:
                                 1)        Vertical power strip. Chatsworth part number 12848-752
                                 2)        Fan top kit. Chatsworth part number 12724-701
                                 3)        Low profile fixed shelf. Chatsworth part number 12610-719
                                 4)        Rack mount horizontal cable trays. Chatsworth part number
                                           10365-719
                                        a.     One mounted above each patch panel installed in the
                                               cabinet.
                                        b.     One mounted below the bottom patch panel.
                                        c.     One spare tray per 48 port patch panel mounted at
                                               bottom of cabinet.

                            b. Multiple Cabinet Configuration. A multiple cabinet configuration shall
                               be determined by the 75% capacity of each cabinet. Meaning each
                               cabinet shall not exceed more than 75% of its height capacity with
                               the combination of patch panels and cable trays. Each cabinet is 24
                               inches wide, 84.9 inches tall, and 39.4 inches deep and is floor
                               mountable. Chatsworth part number T2050-732.
                               http://www.chatsworth.com/catalog/section2/pg17.asp#a.htm. The
                               following parts should be included with each cabinet, in addition to
                               the parts that come with with each T2050-732:
                               1)       Vertical power strip. Chatsworth part number 12848-752
                               2)       Fan top kit. Chatsworth part number 12724-701
                               3)       Low profile fixed shelf. Chatsworth part number 12610-719.
                               4)       Rack mount horizontal cable trays. Chatsworth part number
                                        10365-719.
                                        a. One mounted above each patch panel installed in each
                                            cabinet.
                                        b. One mounted below the bottom patch panel
                                        c. One spare tray per 48 port patch panel mounted at
                                            bottom of each cabinet.

                            c.   Wall Mounted Cabinet Configuration. Wall mounted cabinets should
                                 be used when there are 2 or less 48 port patch panels to be
                                 installed. Each cabinet 24.3 inches wide, 41 inches tall, and 24
                                 inches deep. Chatsworth part number 11685-719.
                                 http://www.chatsworth.com/catalog/section2/pg50.asp The following
                                 parts should be included, in addition to the parts that come with with
                                 the 11685-719:
                                      1) Power strip. Chatsworth part number 11629-701.
                                      2) Fan/filter kit. Chatsworth part number 11755-003.
                                      3) Rack mount horizontal cable trays. Chatsworth part number
                                          10365-719
                                                a. One mounted above each patch panel installed in
                                                     cabinet.
                                                b. One mounted below the bottom patch panel
                                                c. One spare tray per 48 port patch panel mounted at
                                                     bottom of cabinet.


                  2.        Cabinet shall be grounded using stranded #6 AWG insulated copper
                            conductor. Provide all required bonding materials and hardware and
                            bond to building grounding electrode subsystem at building electrical
                            service entrance. Ground with Chatsworth products.



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                  3.        Cabinet shall conform to EIA-310 and be U.L. listed.


         G.       Cable Routing Pathway:

                  Cable Tray & Ladder Racks shall be Chatsworth

                  1.        Provided and installed metal cable tray shall be affixed to the top of all
                            floor mount cabinets. Cable tray shall be used to brace cabinets to walls
                            and to route cable from walls to cabinets.

                  2.        Innerduct shall be Endot, Pyramid, Carlon, Arnco (or approved equal).

                            a.       Innerduct shall be a bright orange and shall be installed for fiber
                                     optic cables from fiber panels to conduit or plenum entrances.
                                     Innerduct installed in plenum rated ceilings shall be plenum
                                     rated.

                            b.       Hooks shall be Caddy (or approved equal).

                            c.       Must have pre-punched cable tie closure holes.

                  3.        Hooks shall be Caddy (or approved equal).

                            a.       Provide and install Category 5E or Category 6 rated cable
                                     saddles, bridal rings or J-Hooks shall be used to route and
                                     support all exposed horizontal cables (cable not in conduit or
                                     cable tray) run above the ceiling or upon leaving the cable tray to
                                     the outlet location, in open access environments as well as in
                                     TRs.

                            b.       Hooks shall be Caddy (or approved equal).

                            c.       Must have pre-punched cable tie closure holes.


         H.       Terminal Boards:

                  1.        Material: ¾” Grade AC plywood.

                  2.        Dimension: 4‟ x 8‟ unless indicated otherwise on the drawings.

                  3.        Finish: Paint all exposed sides and edges of plywood with white or light
                            gray fire-retardant paint finish.

                  4.        Punch-down Blocks: 66M150 blocks, no exceptions.



         I.       Raceway:

                  1.        Provide insulating bushings on ends of all raceway. Install pull cords in
                            all raceway runs.




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                  2.        Drill to accommodate NEMA Pattern D 2-hole compression lugs for
                            ground wires to be installed. Leave remainder of bar for future drilling by
                            owner.

                  3.        Copper compression lugs to connect conductors to the bar. Lugs shall
                            be 2-hole type for double bolting to ground bar.

                  4.        Install all bolts for compression lugs with top and bottom steel washers
                            plus a Belleville spring washer between top washer and bolt head.

                  5.        Mounting: Free air, no enclosure required. Install Harger WBKT-1
                            brackets to mount bar to wall. Isolate copper bar from mounting brackets
                            with Harger 4200-Series two-inch insulators.

                  6.        Fasten clear plexiglass cover on standoff bolts over ground bar.
                            Engrave cover “GROUND BUS”. Cover by Harger Lighting Protection,
                            Inc. or approved equal.

                  7.        Ground bar assembly shall be Harger Lighting Protection, Inc. GBI
                            Series (800-842-7437, www.harger.com), Advanced Lighting
                            Technology, Inc. (800-950-733 www.advancedlightining.com), Erico, Inc.
                            (800-248-9353), or approved equal.

                  8.        Telecommunications Main Grounding Busbar (TMGB) shall be ¼” x 4” x
                            30” long electrotin-plated copper buss bar.

                  9.        Telecommunications Grounding Busbars (TGB) shall be ¼” x 2” x 24”
                            long electrotin-plated copper buss bar.

                  10.       Telecommunications Bonding Backbone (TBB) shall utilize AWG #10
                            insulated copper conductor.

         J.       Raceway Tape:

                  1.        Tape color shall be orange for telecommunication conduit.

                  2.        Tape width shall be 6” wide.

                  3.        Minimum 4 mil thick.

                  4.        High tensile strength, high stretch type.

                  5.        Detectable metal foil core not required.

                  6.        Tape shall be Carlos high-stretch Marking Tape, TerraTape by Reef
                            Industries, Warning Tape by Vikimatic Sales, Inc. or approved equal.

PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01     EXAMINATION:

         Examine areas and conditions under which communications systems are to be installed.
         Notify the Spring Branch Independent School District in writing of conditions detrimental
         to proper completion of the work. Do not proceed with work until unsatisfactory
         conditions have been corrected in a manner acceptable to Installer.



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3.02     INSTALLATION OF COMMUNICATIONS CABLING PATHWAYS:

         A.       Provide all labor necessary for complete and properly operating communications
                  systems. All equipment shall be properly mounted and completely wired.

         B.       Install communications systems as indicated, in accordance with manufacture‟s
                  written instructions and with recognized industry practices; ensure systems
                  comply with installation and operational requirements of EIA/TIA, NEC and the
                  Federal Communications Commission. Tighten electrical connectors and
                  terminals, including screws bolts, in accordance with equipment manufacturer‟s
                  published torque tightening values for equipment connectors.

         C.       The Contractor shall replace or rework cables showing evidence of improper
                  handling including stretches, kinks, short radius bends, over-tightened bindings,
                  loosely twisted and over-twisted pairs at terminals and cable sheath removed too
                  far (over 3/4 inches).

         D.       Contractor will coordinate with the Owner‟s telephone system installing company
                  to, furnish and install telephone service entrance and the telephone switch.
                  Contractor provides the empty conduit pathway out to property line from the main
                  telephone board.

         E.       Contractor provides complete system of telephone cabling pathways past the
                  demarcation point. Contractor shall make any requests for Owner information in
                  writing and with at least ten working days for Owner response time included in
                  Contractor‟s request schedule.

         F.       Millwork Coordination: Carefully review Architectural Drawings for millwork and
                  casework at outlet locations. Provide coordination drawing for proposed typical
                  outlet mounting to Architect. Obtain Architect‟s approval for mounting height,
                  horizontal/vertical cover-plate, and field cuts in finish materials prior to outlet
                  rough-in.

         G.       Rough-In:

                  1.        Equipment cabinets shall be assembled and mounted in locations shown
                            on the Drawings and as detailed. Each cabinet shall be securely
                            mounted to a bare concrete floor and braced to the wall with cable tray in
                            accordance with the manufacturer‟s instructions and recommendation.
                            Cabinets shall be mounted such that the side rails are plumb. Cabinets
                            shall be grounded in accordance with NEC requirements.

                  2.        Wall mount cabinets will be securely mounted to vertical surfaces in
                            accordance with the manufacturer‟s instructions and recommendation.
                            Cabinets shall be mounted such that the cabinet sides are plumb. The
                            cabinet top will be mounted 7 feet from the finished floor. Cabinets shall
                            be grounded in accordance with NEC requirements.

                  3.        Horizontal cable management panels shall be installed directly above
                            each patch panel and below the bottom patch panel. Vertical cable
                            management panels shall be installed on each side of the cabinet. In
                            instances where more than one cabinet is installed in a single location,
                            gangable cabinets will be used as per section 2.02.

                  4.        Cable installation in the Wiring Closet must conform to the Project
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                            other service or system, operation, or maintenance location. Avoid
                            crossing areas horizontally just above or below any riser conduit. Lay
                            and dress cables to allow other cables to enter the conduit/riser without
                            difficulty at a later time by maintaining a working distance from these
                            openings.

                  5.        Cable shall be routed as close as possible to the ceiling, floor or corners
                            to ensure that adequate wall or backboard space is available for current
                            and future equipment. All cable runs within the Wiring Closet shall be
                            horizontal or vertical within the constraints of minimum cable bending
                            radii. Minimum bend radius shall be observed. Cables shall not be tie-
                            wrapped to electrical conduit or other equipment

                  6.        Raceway for telecommunications wiring shall not be shared by any other
                            power or other electrical wiring that is not part of the low-voltage,
                            telephone or communications systems.

                  7.        Outlets shall not be installed back-to-back in the same stud space in a
                            common wall. Provide at least one stud or twelve lateral inches of
                            separation.

                  8.        Telecommunications wiring shall be installed with at least (12) inches of
                            separation from line voltage power wiring on parallel runs. Wiring
                            crossing power circuits shall be at right angles. For metal-enclosed
                            electric light or power or Class 1 circuits, separation may be reduced as
                            described in 1996 NEC 800 (a) (1) (c).

                  9.        Wiring shall be installed away from any surface that may become hot,
                            including and not limited to, hot water piping and heating ducts.

                  10.       Run cables in bundles parallel to building column lines and following
                            corridors as much as possible.

                  11.       Suspend cables at least eight inches above finished ceilings to allow
                            future installation or relocation of light fixtures.

                  12.       Cabling that is staged and waiting to be completed shall be supported at
                            the cable bundle until the cable run is completed and terminated.
                            Cabling that is staged and hanging by the weight of the cable bundle
                            shall be removed and replaced with new cabling.

                  13.       Run cables at least four feet away from any electric motors.

                  14.       Route cable to center of each room before routing down to outlets.
                            Include sufficient cable length in each room to allow outlet to be
                            relocated to any other wall of the room.

                  15.       Include an additional 5 foot service loop at both ends.

                  16.       All telecommunications outlets shall be wired as individual home-runs.
                            Each outlet shall have a separate home-run to the demarcation point
                            between customer wiring and telephone company wiring. Series or daisy
                            chain wiring shall not be used for telephone or data wiring. Each cable
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                  17.       Provide junction boxes with cover in accessible locations for all
                            telecommunications system wiring, fan-outs, junctions and other
                            terminations.

                  18.       Bend raceway with minimum inside radius of 6 times the internal
                            diameter. Increase bend radius to 10 times for raceway larger than 2
                            inch size. Provide 10 times bending radius for all fiber optic cable
                            raceway. Provide proper bend for all changes of direction. Pull and
                            splice boxes shall not be used in lieu of a bend.

                  19.       Provide screw terminal blocks properly mounted in NEMA-1 enclosures
                            for all wiring joints and terminations not landing on specific telephone or
                            communications hardware. Provide wring lengths as required so that all
                            such points are in accessible locations.


         H.       Fiber Optic Cabling:

                  Furnish and install the fiber optic termination enclosures in each Communications
                  Equipment Area in the conduit enclosures indicated on the plans.

                  1.        Fiber Optic Cable shall be installed in innderduct from fiber patch panels
                            to plenum entrances. Innerduct shall not be installed in plenum ceilings
                            unless it is UL approved plenum rated. Plenum rated Fiber Optic Cable
                            shall be installed in conduit or UL approved plenum rated innerduct in all
                            plenum ceilings.

                  2.        Terminations shall be performed by manufacturer-trained and certified
                            technicians. Terminations shall be made in a controlled environment.
                            The contractor may choose to have the cables assembled off-site,
                            although testing must be completed with the cable in it final installed
                            condition.

                  3.        At each location where fiber cable is exposed to human intrusion, it shall
                            be marked with warning tags. These tags shall be yellow or orange in
                            color, and shall contain the warning: "CAUTION FIBER OPTIC CABLE".
                            The text shall be permanent, black, block characters, and at least 3/16"
                            high. A warning tag shall be permanently affixed to each exposed cable
                            or bundle of cables, at intervals of not less than five (5) feet. Any section
                            of exposed cable that is less than five (5) feet in length shall have at
                            least on warning tag affixed to it.

                  4.        Where a cable leaves its conduit, create a loop that is in excess of a 24:1
                            ration of coil-to-cable diameter. Remove the outer jacket where the
                            cable enters the termination enclosure. Route the individual cores to
                            their appropriate area and remove the core grouping material. In all
                            cases, provide non-stress loop length in the routing and do not exceed
                            the following bend radii:

                            Loose Tube:               10" Minimum bend radius
                            Tight Buffered (2-24):    6" Minimum bend radius
                            Tight Buffered (26-72): 12" Minimum bend radius

                  5.        During all phases of construction, coil and hang the fiber well clear of the
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                  6.        Utilizes non-stress hanging methods to support the fiber optic cable. Tie-
                            wrap, or other tensioning methods, are not acceptable.

3.03     SERVICE CONDUIT:

         A.       General: Provide an underground telephone service entrance conduit system.
                  Conduit shall be installed direct buried without concrete encasement from the
                  property line to the main telephone terminal board.

         B.       Raceway:

                  1.        Provide rigid Schedule 40 PVC conduit except all stub-ups, elbows and
                            changes of direction shall be galvanized rigid steel.

                  2.        All bends shall be formed with large sweeping radius.

                  3.        Provide nylon pull cord in each raceway.

                  4.        Provide insulating bushing at all ends.

                  5.        Leave at least 12" of free pull cord and cap all ends.

                  6.        Provide a pull box at least every two 90° bends and more as may be
                            required by the cable installers. Distance between two pull boxes shall
                            not exceed 150 feet. Pull boxes shall be dedicated to communications
                            cables, and shall not be shared with any other cables, even if separated
                            by dividers.

                  7.        Change of direction shall not exceed 90° per bend.

                  8.        Provide suitable raceway mounting anchors or bracing to withstand cable
                            pulling force.

                  9.        Terminate and identify service conduit at the property line as directed by
                            the cable installer.

                  10.       For penetration of foundation walls below grade, provide a galvanized
                            rigid conduit sleeve that extends at least 24" outside wall, or longer to
                            reach undisturbed soil, to prevent service conduit shearing by building
                            settlement.

                  11.       Telephone service conduit shall be buried with at least 24" of cover.

                  12.       When concrete encasement is not provided, bury a continuous orange
                            plastic warning tape above the service conduit, "CAUTION-TELEPHONE
                            LINE BURIED BELOW", or similar approved wording.

                  13.       Telephone and data service conduits shall be separated from power
                            conduits by not less than:

                            a.       3" of concrete or

                            b.       12" of earth, well-tamped.




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3.04     LABELING:

         A.       Provide unique labeling for each jack and for each end of all communications
                  cables. Labels on patch panels should be in consecutive order numerically,
                  alphabetically, or a combination of both, depending on SBISD personnel‟s
                  preference per project. Drops in the rooms should be labeled consecutively, as
                  well, depending on SBISD personnel‟s preference per project.

         B.       Provide thermal transfer adhesive label on the face of each telephone and data
                  jack shall be at least 1/8" block font, black on clear backing. All labels shall
                  correspond to As-builts and to final test reports.

                  1.        A floor plan clearly labeled with all outlet jack numbers shall be included
                            in the as-built plans.

         C.       Provide plastic tag at each end of each cable run. 10 point font, black on white
                  field. Nomenclature on patch panels shall match that for the associated outlet.

         D.       Nomenclature for tags and labels for telephone outlets shall be as follows: T-
                  (room number)-(unique two-digit sequential number for each telephone jack
                  within that room, starting with number 01).

         E.       66 Punch Down Blocks: Label every cable termination at the punch down blocks
                  with cable numbers.

         F.       All RJ45 inserts should be orange.

         G.       All floor plates will be brass and engraved on the inside of the covers with
                  drop numbers.


3.05     DISTRIBUTION RACEWAY:

         A.       Provide raceway with pull cords for all communications wiring, except no
                  raceway shall be required in the following areas:

                  1.        Accessible, air handling ceiling cavities, as described in NEC 300-22 (c),
                            where cable is used that is U.L. listed as having adequate fire-resistant
                            and low-smoke producing characteristics, per U.L. Subject 910.

                  2.        Communications Cable: Identification Marking on cable shall include U.L.
                            symbol and Type Code, "CMP", Communications Plenum Cable. The
                            cable shall be listed by U.L. in Electrical Construction Materials Directory
                            under Category DUZX, "Communications Cable".

         B.       Provide raceway in walls even when it is not required in ceiling cavities as
                  outlined above.

         C.       Provide raceway when accessible ceiling is higher than 11'-0" above finished
                  floor.

         D.       Telephone trunk vertical riser cables, when the cable is U.L. listed and marked
                  "CMR" (communications riser cable) and floor penetration sleeves are fire-safed.




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         E.       Where wiring or pull cord is installed without raceway through metal studs or
                  metal structural members, provide plastic bushing or metal grommets to comply
                  with NEC 300-4(b)(1). Grommet shall be Erico CADDY Catalog No. MSGI, or
                  approved equal.

         F.       Where wiring is installed without raceway, provide Erico CADDY Fasteners
                  CableCAT Brand cable clips, or approval equal. Cable clips shall meet
                  requirements for proper support of Category 5E or Category 6 Unshielded
                  Twisted Pair (UTP) and fiber optic cables. Flat bearing surface shall have
                  rounded edge to eliminate "snag" potential. Bridal rings with clips or clamps,
                  Caddy WMX3/6 Series J-hanger with attachment clip or similar devices SHALL
                  NOT be used for telecommunications wire. Scrap wire or tape is not acceptable.

         G.       Cables shall be supported from building structure (1996 NEC 800-6 and 800-
                  52(e)). Cable shall be supported from bar joist, unistrut trapeze hangers, drop
                  rods, all-thread rods, or other hangers installed and approved for this purpose.
                  Hangers and supports shall be spaced as required, but in no case shall spacing
                  exceed 4' on center.

         H.       Raceways shall not be used as means of support for cables (NEC 300-11(b)).

         I.       Protect cables against physical damage as required by NEC 300-4 (d).

         J.       Lubricants shall be American Polywater or Dyna-Blue for twisted-pair cable and
                  Ideal or Optic-Lube for fiber optic cable.

                  1.        Lubricants specifically designed for installing communications cable
                            should be used to reduce pulling tension as necessary when pulling
                            cable into conduit.

         K.       Telecommunications raceway shall be 3/4" minimum. Provide larger size as
                  indicated on the Drawings or as required by the cable installers. No more than
                  three individual inside wiring radial ("star") cable home-runs to local patch panel
                  may be combined into a single larger raceway of appropriate size (per EIA/TIA
                  569 sec. 4.4.2.4).

         L.       Provide pull box(es) in all conduit runs that:

                  1.        Exceed 150 feet in length, or

                  2.        Require more than two 90 degree bends, or

                  3.        Require a reverse bend.

3.06     TERMINAL BOARDS:

         A.       Material: 3/4" Grade AC plywood.

         B.       Dimensions: 4' x 8' unless otherwise specified or indicated on the drawings.

         C.       Finish: Paint all exposed sides and edges of plywood with two coats of white or
                  light gray fire-retardant paint.

         D.       Bonding: Bond each terminal board with the telecommunications bonding
                  backbone (TBB) to the ground bar at each terminal board. Locate ground bar
                  where directed by telephone installers.


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         E.       COTC Backboard: Provide a Signal Reference Plan (SRP) for the backboard
                  used to terminate the Central Office Trunk Cable (COTC). SRP is defined per
                  Fig. 9-7 of IEEE Standard 1100-1992 (Emerald Book). Fabricate SRP by
                  covering plywood with #22 Gage galvanized steel sheet metal. SRP shall be at
                  least 4' x 8' and large enough for all COTC wiring terminal blocks, secondary
                  surge protectors, and TVSS devices installed with the cable entrance per
                  National Electrical Code 800-30 by the cable installer. If fabricated from more
                  than one piece of sheet metal, overlap seams at least one inch and fasten
                  securely with steel flat head screws six inches on center.

         F.       Terminal boards shall be installed secure to wall with bottom of board at 6" above
                  floor. Mount fourplex isolated ground receptacle below board. Provide 3-AWG
                  #10 conductors in 3/4" raceway for dedicated home-ruin to 120 volt existing
                  emergency power panel noted on Drawings. Provide a handle lock-on clip on the
                  circuit breaker. Ground each terminal board by extending 1-AWG #6 green
                  insulated copper conductor in 3/4" EMT raceway from a junction box at terminal
                  board to the nearest accessible building grounding electrode system as defined
                  in NEC Article 80-40(b). Install grounding bushing at both ends of raceway and
                  bond EMT to wire conductor. Locate junction box where directed by Owner. Coil
                  a minimum 24" length of conductor pigtail and leave at junction box.

3.07     SLEEVES:

         A.       General: Connect vertically aligned telephone boards with properly aligned
                  sleeves between floors. Provide installation, quantity and exact placement of the
                  sleeves in strict accordance with the requirements of the Telephone System
                  installers.

         B.       Features:

                  1.        Steel raceway with bushings on both ends.

                  2.        Stubbed out of floor, 2" minimum and 3" maximum.

                  3.        Locate adjacent to wall, on left side of terminal board.

                  4.        Size 4" inside diameter or other size indicated on Drawings.

3.08     STATION CONNECTIONS AND INSTALLATION:

         A.       General: Provide outlets where indicated on the drawings. In all cases, access
                  shall be provided between outlets and terminated patch panels. Raceway shall
                  be provided where cables will be installed through inaccessible areas.

         B.       Cabling between wiring closet and workstation locations shall be made as
                  individual home runs. No intermediate punch down blocks or splices may be
                  installed or utilized between the wiring closet and the communications outlet at
                  the workstation location. All cable must be handled with care during installation
                  so as not to change performance specifications. Factory twists of each individual
                  pair must be maintained up to connection points at both ends of the cable. There
                  shall never be more than 3/4 inches of unsheathed Enhanced Category 5 or
                  Category 6 UTP cable at either the wiring closet or the workstation termination
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         C.       All cabling shall be installed inside walls or ceiling spaces whenever possible.
                  Exposed station cable will only be run where indicated on the Drawings.
                  Additional exposed cable runs will require Owner approval, and will only be
                  allowed when no other options exist.

         D.       All cabling and associated hardware shall be placed so as to make efficient use
                  of available space. All cabling and associated hardware shall be placed so as
                  not to impair the Owner's efficient use of their full capacity. All cabling placed in
                  ceiling areas must be in conduit, cable tray or J-Hooks. Cable supports shall be
                  permanently anchored to building structure or substrates. Provide attachment
                  hardware and anchors designed for the structure to which attached and that are
                  suitably sized to carry the weight of the cables to be supported. Attaching cable
                  to pipes or other mechanical items is not permitted. Use J-Hooks for up to 15
                  cables (Caddy CAT 21 or CAT 32 hooks with appropriate brackets). All runs of
                  sixteen (16) or more cables, provide cable rings on 36-inch maximum centers to
                  hang cable. Communications cable shall be rerouted so as to provide a
                  minimum of 18 inches spacing from light fixtures, sources of heat, power feeder
                  conduits and EMI sources. Cabling shall not be attached to ceiling grid support
                  wires. Cable runs shall be parallel or perpendicular to building structure.
                  Multiple cables to be bundled together every 6 feet.

         E.       Jacks and Faceplates:

                  1.        Flush mount jacks shall be mounted in a faceplate with backbox.

                  2.        Where possible, the communications outlet shall be located so that its
                            centerline is 18 inches above floor level or 12 inches above permanent
                            bench surfaces. Outlets shall not be mounted on temporary, movable, or
                            removable surfaces, doors, or access hatches.

                  3.        Pin connections for data station cable outlets and patch panels shall
                            match EIA/TIA 568 modular jack wiring recommendation T568B. Pin
                            connections at data jack panels shall match pin connections at outlets
                            (straight through wiring).

                  4.        Floor mounted faceplates shall be brass.

         F.       Wall Outlets:

                  1.        Outlet Box: 4" wide x 4" high.

                  2.        Wall Plate: Provide a wall plate with RJ45 jacks and labels installed.

                  3.        Where cable is used in ceiling cavities, outlet box with 3/4" conduit to the
                            nearest accessible ceiling cavity.

                  4.        Where Raceway is used in Ceiling Cavities: Outlet box with a 3/4"
                            conduit to the nearest patch panel termination point.

                  5.        Surface Mount Jacks: Any jacks that are required to be surface mounted
                            shall be of the same type as flush mounted jacks. A low clearance, (not
                            to exceed 1" in depth) and properly flashed mounting box will be
                            fastened to the wall with required fasteners e.g. Anchors and screws for
                            drywall, drive pins or equal for concrete walls. All latch duct shall be
                            mounted on wall with required fasteners e.g. Anchors and screws for
                            drywall, drive pins or equal for concrete walls.


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                  6.        Flush Mount Jacks: Wall jacks will be flush mounted whenever possible.
                            The jacks will be mounted according to the room schematics and at the
                            same height as the data jacks. Standard electrical switch box with
                            permanent fasteners shall be used.

         G.       Common Wall: Provide at least 12 inches on-center spacing, or a wall stud,
                  between outlets on both sides of a common wall.

         H.       Wall Stub Elbow: Where raceway is used only for a wall stub-up to accessible
                  ceiling cavity, terminate stub in cavity with an "ell" to facilitate cable entry into
                  wall stub.

3.09     LIGHTING PROTECTION AND GROUNDING:

         A.       Provide equipment grounding connection and lighting arresters for
                  communications systems as recommended by equipment manufacturer and in
                  accordance with NEC Article 800.

         B.       All backbone cabling with metallic sheath shall be bonded at each sheath
                  opening.

         C.       Grounding and bonding conductor shall be #6 AWG. They shall be routed with a
                  minimum number of bends. The bends shall be sweeping.

         D.       Make all bonding connection with listed bolts, crimp pressure connector, clamps,
                  or lugs. Exothermic welding may be used.

         E.       Telecommunications Ground Bars:

                  1.        Telecommunications Main Ground Bar: Install one TMGB at the local
                            telephone company service entrance room. Bond to any local ac voltage
                            panel boards equipped with grounding buss. Bond to all metallic
                            raceway for telecommunications wiring in the same room as the TMGB.

                  2.        Building Supplementary Ground Riser: Refer to SECTION 17450 for
                            separate ground riser. Telecom cable risers and all power risers are all
                            installed into a single electrical room on each typical floor. Provide
                            ground bar in each electrical room per 17450. Provide bonding from
                            each telecom board to the ground bar in the same room.

                  3.        Structural Building Steel: Bond each ground bar with AWG #6 insulated
                            copper wire to vertical structural steel of building frame if available within
                            the room or readily accessible in a shaft or other enclosure adjacent to
                            electrical room.

                  4.        Telecommunications Bonding Backbone (TBB):

         F.       Telecommunications Bonding Backbone (TBB):

                  1.        General: Install TBB to link telecommunications main ground bar to main
                            equipment ground bar. All TBB originate at the TMGB. Install TBB
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                   2.       Raceway: When the TBB must be routed through a return air plenum,
                            install TBB in aluminum raceway. In no case shall ferrous metallic
                            conduit be used.

3.10     TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE ADMINISTRATION:

         A.        General: Provide identifiers, labeling and records as required by EIA/TIA 606
                   standard for telecommunications infrastructure administration.

         B.        Grounding: Label all components of the grounding and bonding infrastructure.

                   1.       Telecommunications Main Grounding Busbar (TMGB).

                   2.       Telecommunications Grounding Busbar(s) (TGB prefix).

                   3.       Telecommunications Backbone Grounding Conductor.

                   4.       Telecommunications bonding conductors extended to equipment from
                            busbars.

3.11     ADJUSTING AND CLEANING:

         A.        Clean communications equipment and components of dirt and construction
                   debris upon completion of installation. Touch-up scratched or marred enclosure
                   surfaces to match original finishes. Protect installed equipment and components
                   from damage during remainder of construction period.

         B.        The Contractor shall replace any damaged ceiling tiles that are broken during
                   cable installation.

3.12     Testing

         A.        CABLE TESTING – BY COMMSCOPE AND HUBBELL SPECIFICATIONS

                   1.       The Owner/Designer shall be notified one week prior to any testing so
                            that the testing may be witnessed.

                   2.       Before requesting a final inspection, the Contractor shall perform a series
                            of end-to-end installation performance tests. The Contractor shall submit
                            for approval a proposal describing the test procedures, test results forms
                            and timetable for all copper and fiber optic cabling.

                   3.       Testing personnel shall be trained and certified by the Hubbell Premise
                            Wiring MISSION CRITICAL Warranty Program. Acceptance of the test
                            procedures discussed below is predicated on the Contractor's use of the
                            recommended products and adherence to the inspection requirements
                            and practices set forth. Acceptance of the completed installation will be
                            evaluated in the context of each of these factors.

                   4.       When errors are found, the source of each error shall be determined,
                            corrected and the cable retested. All defective components shall be
                            replaced and retested. Re-test results must be provided on Owner
                            approved forms and witnessed by Owner.

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                            a.       At a minimum, the Contractor shall test all station drop cable
                                     pairs from Data Closet termination patch panels to outlet device
                                     RJ45 jacks. Enhanced Category 5 and Category 6 products
                                     shall be tested for compliance to ANSI/TIA/EIA 568A and
                                     ISO/IEC 11801 for Enhanced Category 5 and Category 6 rated
                                     installation. Test equipment used shall meet TIA/EIA TSB-67,
                                     Level II accuracy. Further, the contractor shall have a copy of
                                     TSB-67 in their possession and be familiar with its contents.

                            b.       Each wire/pair shall be tested at both ends for the following:

                                     (1)      Wire map (pin to pin connectivity)
                                     (2)      Length (in feet)
                                     (3)      Attenuation
                                     (4)      Near end cross talk (NEXT)
                                     (5)      Power sum
                                     (6)      Return Loss
                                     (7)      Propagation Delay and Skew
                                     (8)      Equal Level Far End Cross Talk (ELFEXT)
                                     (9)      Attenuation-to-Cross Talk Radio (ACR)
                                     (10)     Resistance
                                     (11)     Ambient Noise

                            c.       Test equipment shall provide an electronic and printed record of
                                     these tests.

                            d.       Test results for each Enhanced Category 5 and Category 6 four-
                                     pair UTP cable must be submitted with identification to match
                                     labels on all patch panel ports and RJ45 jacks and must match
                                     as-builts associated with that cable.

                  6.        Fiber Optic Cable Testing

                            a.       Testing device for fiber optic cables shall be a high quality OTDR
                                     (Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer) equipped with a printer.
                                     The printed data shall show, in addition to any summary
                                     information, the complete test trace and all relevant scale setting.
                                     The OTDR must have the capability to take measurements from
                                     bare fiber strands as well as ST and SC connector terminations.

                            b.       All fiber optic cable shall be tested on the reel before installation
                                     to insure that it meets the specifications outlined herein.

                            c.       After installation the Contractor shall test each fiber strand in
                                     accordance the EIA 455-171 Method D procedures (bi-
                                     directional testing) at both 850 and 1300 nm. A form shall be
                                     completed for each cable showing data recorded for each strand
                                     including length, total segment (end-to-end) loss (dB) and
                                     connector losses (dB) at each end. In addition, the printed data
                                     strip for each strand shall be attached to the form. Patch cables
                                     shall also be tested.

                            d.       Acceptable fiber optic cable and connector loss shall not exceed
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                                     loss in fiber connections and polishing per manufacturer
                                     specifications.

                  7.        Inspection

                            Conformance to the installation practices covered above area to be
                            verified when completed. In some cases, the Owner/Designer may
                            inspect before acceptance.

                            a.       Written Test Report:

                                     (1)      Complete test results, including actual values associated
                                              with tests.
                                     (2)      Show all certifications for telecommunications wiring
                                              system.
                                     (3)      Include cable maps showing each cable route and keyed
                                              to cable labels. Draw on AutoCAD floor plans.
                                     (4)      Documentation of outlet, cable and cabinet labeling
                                              system.

                  8.        After performing all tests, tabulate results and bind together in format
                            acceptable to Owner's telecommunication system installer. Installer shall
                            provide written certification in the test report that telecommunications
                            cable is properly installed and test results certify system to all specified
                            standards.




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APPENDIX C - COMMUNITY ANTENNA SYSTEM

PART 1 - GENERAL

1.00     CONTENTS:

         1.01     RELATED DOCUMENTS
         1.02     SUMMARY
         1.03     QUALITY ASSURANCE
         1.04     SUBMITTALS
         1.05     WARRANTY
         2.01     WORK INCLUDED
         2.02     MATERIALS
         3.01     CABLING PATHWAYS
         3.02     TESTING

1.01     RELATED DOCUMENTS:

         The general provisions of the Contract and the requirements of the following Sections apply to the
         Work specified in this Section.

         APPENDIX A - COMMUNICATIONS GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

1.02     SUMMARY:

         A.       Provide a complete, tested and documented analog video distribution network (AVDN)
                  including all amplifiers, switches, distribution panels, cable, connectors, taps, splitters, wall
                  plates. The Contractor shall coordinate with other system vendors to insure an installation in
                  a timely manner. This system will be designed utilizing standard off the shelf CATV
                  components as listed in recommended products attachments.

1.03     QUALITY ASSURANCE:

         A.       Regulatory Requirements:

                  Provide all systems, material and installation practices in accordance with all of the current
                  and applicable Codes, Rules, Ordinances, Regulations and Standards including the following
                  listed standards as well as those not specifically listed in this specification.

                  4.        NEC: National Electrical Code – 1999, including Article 800 Communications Circuits

                  5.        Uniform Building Code (UBC) – 1997, with City of Houston Amendments


                  6.        Local Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)


         B.       Installer Qualifications:

                  The AVDN Installer shall be licensed, bonded and shall meet all applicable regulations of the
                  State of Texas and Department of Labor insofar as they apply to this type of system. The
                  proposer shall be a firm normally employed to install CATV cable networks and have a
                  minimum of five (5) references to include name, contact, Phone and size of project (# of
                  drops).

1.04     SUBMITTALS:

         A.       Provide submittals according to Section 17700.

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         B.       During the Course of this Project, the Contractor shall maintain an adequate inspection
                  system to insure that the materials supplied and the work performed conform to Contract
                  Requirements. The Contractor shall also provide documentation that indicates all cable
                  termination and testing was completed and that all irregularities were corrected before the
                  completion of the project.

         C.       Contractor shall supply operations and maintenance documentation on the AVDN. 4 copies,
                  as required, before substantial completion.

         D.       Product Data:

                  1.        Provide written paragraph-by-paragraph specification review.

                  2.        Submit manufacturer's specification literature explicitly covering all proposed
                            equipment.

         E.       Shop Drawings

                  1.        Submit the following items within twenty-eight (28) days of Notice to Proceed

                            a.       Where cable routing is to be exactly as shown on contract documents,
                                     provide a letter stating that the Contract Documents will be followed exactly

                            b.       Where changes in cable routing are required, provide a complete floor plan
                                     indicating such changes and detailed reasoning for the proposed change.

                  2.        Submit riser, one-line, and as-built drawings showing interconnection and locations of
                            system equipment and hardware. Provide complete data on equipment and
                            materials being provided. Include written certification from the Cable TV Company
                            that all cable and other materials are compatible with the system they intend to install
                            and comply with all applicable codes. Provide printed test results indicating the
                            distortion, signal uniformity, signal to noise ratio, signal ingress, and gum modulation
                            are within the manufacturer's acceptable range.

                  3.        For all items that are being provided as listed, provide a list of the equipment
                            complete with model # and the purpose it is being used. For items being used that
                            are not specified, provide a letter stating the reasoning for the change.

1.05     WARRANTY:

         The Contractor will provide 5 year warranty that the equipment, cable, connectors, and connecting
         hardware products are free from defects in material based on a quality and workmanship evaluation
         performed by the Owner/Designer and designated representatives.

         A.       The Contractor shall bear the burden to replace or repair any such defective products during
                  the 5 year period at his cost including labor and materials.

PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.01     WORK INCLUDED:

         A.       Provide a complete, tested and documented analog video distribution network (AVDN). The
                  AVDN will be installed with the associated components to support a minimum of 48 standard
                  television channels to each wall plate. The AVDN is to be designed to support the use of
                  RG11 plenum coax backbone cable configured to support the fully terminated RG6 coax
                  cable drops. Each of the RG6 drops with associated connectors and wall plates are to be
                  home run to nearest designated MDF or IDF. The AVDN drops shall be installed without
                  splices splitters or any other components between the wall plate and the attachment to the
                  Main backbone cable.
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         B.       The Contractor shall provide and install all amplifiers, switches, distribution panels, cable,
                  connectors, taps, splitters, wall plates. The Contractor shall coordinate with other system
                  vendors to insure an installation in a timely manner. This system will be designed utilizing
                  standard off the shelf CATV components as listed in recommended products attachments.
                  All outlets, wiring, and other materials shall be approved by the local Cable TV Company.

2.02     MATERIALS:

         Materials shall be as listed or shall be approved equivalent products of other manufacturers meeting
         the intent and quality level of the specified product. All approved products will be published by
         addendum prior to the proposal. Substitutions shall be submitted 10 days prior to proposal opening.

         All products shall be new and brought to the job site in the original manufacturers packaging.
         Electrical components shall bear the U.L. Underwriters Laboratories Label.

         A.       Cabling General:

                  The cabling shall be installed per requirements of the manufacturer and the Project
                  Documentation unitizing materials meeting applicable industry standards. The Contractor is
                  responsible for providing all incidental hardware and/or miscellaneous hardware not explicitly
                  specified below as required for a complete and operational system. All cable shall bear
                  flammability testing Plenum ratings.

         B.       RG6 Coaxial Cable shall be Commscope (or approved equal)

                  1.        Provide standard plenum RG6 cable for each of the designated CATV drops.

                  2.        The RG-6 Plenum cable shall have the following minimum specifications:

                            a.    NEC Type                           CATV CL2P
                            b.    AWG                                18 (solid)
                            c.    Shield                             Foil + 60% Aluminum Braid
                            d.    Nominal OD                         .251 FEP or Kynar
                            e.    Nominal Imp.                       75 Ohms
                            f.    Nom Cap.                           15.8

         C.       RG-11 Plenum Coax Cable shall be CommScope Cable.

                  Provide an RG-11 Plenum CATV backbone cable to serve as the backbone for the Analog
                  Video Distribution Network (AVDN). This cable will be installed along the same patch as the
                  backbone DATA cabling originating at the MDF and intermediate stops at each IDF specified.

                  1.        The RG-11 cable shall have the following minimum specifications:
                            a. NEC Type                    CATV CL2P
                            b. AWG                         14 (solid)
                            c. Shield                      Foil + 60% Aluminum Braid
                            d. Nominal OD                  PVC .405
                            e. Nominal Imp.                75 Ohms
                            f.  Nom Cap.                   16.2pf/ft.


                  2.        The cable shall have the following minimum specifications:

                            a.       Nominal Center Conductor Dia. .109 in
                            b.       Nominal Dia over Dielectric                  .450 in
                            c.       Nominal Dia over Outer Conductor             .500 in
                            d.       Nominal Outer Conductor Thickness            .025 in
                            e.       Min Bending Radius                           8.0 in
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                            f.       Max Pulling tension                200 lbs.
                            g.       Capacitance                        15.3 ±
                            h.       Impedance                          75 Ohms
                            i.       Velocity of Propagation     87%
                            j.       Max DC Resistance @ 68 Deg F.
                            k.       Inner conductor             1.35 Ohms / 1000 ft.
                            l.       Outer conductor             .37 Ohms / 1000 ft.

         D.       RG-11 Coax Cable Taps

                  1.        Following are the specifications for the 2/4/8 way multi-taps that are required.

                            a.       Tap Loss db                             4 to 32 db based on # of ports used
                            b.       Insertion Loss db                       .4 to 3.6 db based on # of ports used
                            c.       Isolation Tap to Out                    20 to 40 db
                            d.       Isolation Tap to Tap                    20 to 25 db
                            e.       Return Loss In/Out                      15 to 18 db
                            f.       Return Loss Tap                         15 to 18 db
                            g.       Hum Modulation                          -60 to -70 db
                            h.       EMI                                     -100 db

                  2.        Example Products:
                            AIM                        11-4340-xx (xx = Drop Tap Value) 4 port

         E.       F - Type Splitters (5 MHz to 1 GHz)

                  In each of the MATV distribution rooms it will be necessary to build drop cable assemblies to
                  support each of the drop cables specified.

                  1.        The following are the minimum specifications for the 4 way and 8 way splitters
                            required.

                            a.       Bandwidth                               4 to 32 db based on # of ports used
                            b.       Gain (db)                               32
                            c.       Flatness                                ± 0.75 db
                            d.       Gain Control (db)                       8
                            e.       Slope Control (db)                      9
                            f.       Input return Loss                       12 db
                            g.       Output Return Loss                      12 db
                            h.       Noise                                   8.0 db
                            i.       Output Level (db)                       +44 db
                            j.       Comp Triple beat                        -58 db
                            k.       Cross-modulation                        -61 db
                                      nd
                            l.       2 Order Inter-mod                       -70 db
                            m.       Hum Modulation                          -65 db
                            n.       Power                                   117VAC 60Hz
                            o.       Size                                    5 5/8" x 7 ½" x 2"

                  2.    Example Products:
                          AIM                                 11-4140, 11-4180
                          Antronix                            HS4A, HS8A
                          TVC                                 GHS 4, GHS 8


         F.       Amplifiers
                  1. The amplifiers shall be Blonder Tongue ZCM-48-550 or equal
                     a. Frequency Range                      54 – 550 MHz
                     b. Gain (db)                            50
                     c. Flatness                             +- 1.00 db
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                       d.   Gain Control (db)                        10
                       e.   Slope Control (db)                       10
                       f.   Input Return Loss                        14 db
                       g.   Output Return Loss                       16 db
                       h.   Noise                                    5.5 db
                       i.   Output Level                             +36/+44 dBmV
                       j.   Comp Triple beat-CTB(b)                  -66 db
                       k.   Cross-modulation-XMOD(b)                 -66 db
                             nd
                       l.   2 Order Inter-mod                        -59 db
                       m.   Hum Modulation                           -65 db
                       n.   Power                                    117VAC 60Hz
                       o.   Size                                     5 5/8” x 7 ½” x 2”


         G.       Station Terminations shall be TVC WPI 81, CableCom I 8A (or approved equal)

                  At each specified location a flush or wall mount wall plate and mounting box will be installed.
                  This Station Termination will consist of a standard CATV wall outlet with a bulkhead adapter
                  installed for the attachment of the Drop cable. The drop cable will have an F type connector
                  on the end which will screw attach to the wall mounting plate. Below are the specifications
                  for the plates.

                  1.        Jacks & Face Plates shall be Standard Ivory with bulkhead Adapter (5-1000Mhz).

PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.01     CABLING PATHWAYS:

         A.       General: Coaxial cables shall be run in continuous lengths except for terminations and no
                  splices shall be permitted in any conduit run. Cables shall be installed in accordance with the
                  cable manufacturer's recommended bend radius.

         B.       Raceway: Conduit is not required for cable; however, all cable shall be run concealed in
                  finished areas.

         C.       Termination: Terminate cable at the riser location by labeling the end in reference to Suite
                  Number and Room, and leave 25 foot pigtails at a common location in the room.

         D.       Firewall Penetrations: The contractor shall avoid penetration of fire-rated walls and floors
                  whenever possible. Where penetrations are necessary, they shall be sleeved with metallic
                  conduit and resealed with an U.L. approved sealant. Contractor shall also seal all floors,
                  ceilings and wall penetrations in fire or smoke barriers in the wiring closets.

         E.       Cable Placements are to follow the same procedures used for the placement of the Data
                  Category 5e wiring design.

         F.       AVDN cable routing should be placed in the same area as the data cabling. The system has
                  been designed to be cabled similar to that of the MDF, IDF and drop cables of the data
                  system. Drop leads should be installed inside classroom walls whenever possible. As
                  required, a drop cable may be surface mounted and covered with the approved cable
                  covering.

         G.       Documentation: All drop cables will be labeled 1 through x for each school and the
                  schematics will be updated to show which cable # is connected to which classroom. It is
                  required that the cable # be present on each end of the drop cable.

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                  1.        Surface Mount Jacks: Any jacks that are required to be surface mounted shall be of
                            the same type as flush mounted jacks. A low clearance, (not to exceed 1" in depth)
                            and properly flashed mounting box will be fastened to the wall with required fasteners
                            e.g. Anchors and screws for drywall, drive pins or equal for concrete walls. All latch
                            duct shall be mounted on wall with required fasteners e.g. Anchors and screws for
                            drywall, drive pins or equal for concrete walls.

                  2.        Flush Mount Jacks: Wall jacks will be flush mounted whenever possible. The jacks
                            will be mounted according to the room schematics and at the same height as the
                            data jacks. Standard electrical switch box with permanent fasteners shall be used.

                  3.        Placement: The placement of the jacks will be as indicated on the room schematics
                            and at the same height as the data wall plates, with the exception of ceiling mounted
                            TVs. The placement of these jacks shall be 84 inches high.

                  4.        Connectors: Standard RG-6 Plenum crimp on CATV coax connectors shall be used
                            on all drop lead connections.

3.02     TESTING:

         A.       Cabling

                  Once installed the cabling will be tested for Continuity, Shorts and Grounds.

                  1.        The Owner/Designer shall be notified one week prior to any testing so that the testing
                            may be witnessed.

                  2.        Continuity - 100% continuity testing is required and will be tested from the input of the
                            RG-11 Coax backbone to each classroom drop. A checklist of each cable# and test
                            performed will be submitted once the testing has been completed.

                  3.        Shorts - No cable shorts will be permitted on the system. If a short is detected, the
                            connector or cable will be repaired or replaced.

                  4.        Grounds - No direct grounds on the center conductor of the AVDN network are
                            permitted.

         B.       System

                  1.        Continuity - As tested in the Above Testing Requirements

                  2.        Power Readings - A power reading will be required at each drop of each of the
                            cabling systems. A +3 db to a +7db is required at each drop with a common feed
                            signal of +15 db.

                  3.        Ensure the Relay Rack that houses the head-end equipment is securely fastened to
                            floor. The rack and shelves should have a clearance of 24 inches away from wall for
                            routine maintenance.

                  4.        The contractor will provide all necessary tools and equipment associated with
                            performing the cabling installation. It will be necessary to use a field strength meter,
                            or “RF” meter for channel measurement. The RF meter used should be calibrated
                            annually from the manufacturer, to provide accurate measurement of the +3 to +7db
                            requirement at each drop.

                  5.        All MATV signals are to be routed to the head-end, with a minimum signal of 20dbmv.



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                  6.        The visual signal level between any two adjacent channels should not be greater
                            than 3dbmv. Excessive differences can cause one channel to interfere with the
                            other.

                  7.        Visual signal level, as a minimum, must be +3 db to +7 db at the wall plate
                            (subscriber terminal) and have at least 20 dbmv of signal before being tapped at any
                            point within the distribution system.

                  8.        Any unused ports shall be terminated with a F-81 terminating resister.

                  9.        All TV distribution cabling shall be installed above the ceiling and fastened so that the
                            cabling is not lying on the ceiling plates. It shall not be attached to duct work or to
                            the ceiling grid support wire.

                  10.       The contractor will submit a printout from the field strength meter as a Proof of
                            Performance test for the frequency spectrum of 50-400Mhz, and the visual signal
                            level must be measured on each channel.

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Appendix D-1 - INTERCOM CALL SYSTEM – ADDING TO EXISTING SYSTEM

PART 1 - GENERAL

         A. Submittals: Shop Drawings: Indicate electrical characteristics and connection requirements; cable
              routing; connection diagrams; and equipment arrangement. Include the following:
               1. Speaker location and orientation drawings.
               2. Console layout diagrams and overall dimension.
               3. Console schematic diagrams.
               4. Rack layout and location diagrams with overall dimensions.
               5. Rack schematic diagrams.

PART 2 - PRODUCTS
2.1     MANUFACTURERS

       A.    System Description: Each existing facility has an intercom system installed. Classrooms have call
             buttons to signal the main office and communicate via ceiling speakers. Extend this system to the
             new construction.     Expand the existing main equipment as necessary to accomplish this
             requirement.
2.2     MATERIAL

       A.    Peripheral Equipment:

             1.   Classroom and hall speakers shall be 8 inch diameter, 8 watt rating, 5 ounce magnet, 25/70
                  volt transformer with 1/2, 1, 2 and 4 watt taps, 30-15,000 Hz frequency response, and have two
                  way voice communication capability. Each speaker should be equipped with backbox, ceiling
                  grid supports and round white steel ceiling grille. Speakers should interface with existing
                  system.
             2.   Speakers outside shall be horn speaker Bogen Model SPT15A.
             3.   Call buttons shall be momentary contact type with spring return, mounted on a stainless steel
                  plate. Call buttons should interface with existing system.
             4.   Switchbanks should interface with each individual existing system.
             5.   Amplifiers should interface with each individual existing system. Combined speaker wattages
                  should not exceed 70% of amplifier‟s output wattage.

       B.    Wiring:

             1.   Speaker Wire shall be 22 gauge, five conductor (two pair shielded), plenum rated category 3
                  cable. All wiring shall be installed in conduit. Wiring above accessible ceilings may be low
                  smoke type installed without conduit if neatly bundled, tied high at structure and protected
                  against physical damage.
             2.   Each signal device shall be terminated at a 66 M1-50 punch block located on the wall next to
                  the intercom system cabinet, in a manner that allows each individual station from the
                  distribution panel to be isolated with a bridging clip. Wiring from the 66 M1-50 punch block to
                  each room should terminate at call switch. Wiring for speakers should terminate at call switch.

       C. Additional Operational Requirements:

             1.   Each room with a speaker and/or call button shall be on an individual circuit.
             2.   Miscellaneous speakers shall be grouped together on circuits as follows:
                  a. AlI hall speakers tap at 1 watt each, and should be limited to 4 speakers per circuit.
                  b. AlI outdoor speakers should be tapped at a minimum of 7.5 watts each, and should be
                      limited to 2 speakers per circuit.


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2.3     MASTER CLOCK SYSTEM

       A.    Master Clock Program Module: Bogen Model No. CLK-6 or Lathem Model No- LTA-6;
             Microprocessor controlled for control of secondary clocks and Programmed events for any
             combination up to Six control circuits. Three operation schedules may be programmed for the six
             circuits. Held in static RAM, each schedule can retain up to 128 entries (total of 384) specifying the
             time, AM/PM, day or days of the week and circuits selected for each entry. Change from tone
             schedule to another accomplished via keypad pushbuttons. Circuits can be manually enabled or
             disabled, each independently for signaling at unscheduled times and for advancing secondary
             clocks. Circuit sensor contacts may be used for a tone-signaling device. Signal durations are in
             Programmable from I to 99 seconds for each circuit.

       B.    Clocks shall be 12 inches round; surface mounted synchronous wired secondary clocks by Lathem
             Time Corporation. 15-inch clocks shall be used in Cafetorium and Health Fitness and provided with
             wire guards. Additional sizes as indicated on drawings.

PART 3 - EXECUTION
3.1     INSTALLATION:

       A.    All components of the intercom system shall be installed and wired in accordance with
             manufacturer's requirement and certified installation drawings. All wiring shall be in conduit, unless
             alternate approved by Owner. Final routing of wiring shall be as required by the equipment
             manufacturer. All equipment back boxes shall be as required by the equipment manufacturer.
             Number or color-code all conductors appropriately for future servicing of equipment. Permanently
             label room numbers and designations as required.

       B.    System start-up shall be conducted by a factory trained service technician who shall fully test the
             system and certify that it is fully operational prior to instruction of Owner personnel on system
             operation.   All hook-up and final connections to be performed by manufacturer's trained
             representatives in the presence of Owner‟s representative.

       C. General

             1.   Install in accordance with manufacturer‟s instructions
             2.   Install all equipment and enclosures plumb and square. Permanently attach all equipment,
                  except portable equipment, to the structure and make sure it is held firmly in place.
             3.   Take such precautions as are necessary to prevent and guard against electromagnetic and
                  electrostatic hum.
             4.   Make all joints and connections with resin-core solder.

       D. Racks: Provide the following unless in conflict with equipment manufacturer‟s recommendations

             1.   Install all wiring in strict adherence to standard broadcast practices.
             2.   Install 3-conductor individually wired ground 120 VAC stripline in each rack.
             3.   Spacing between adjacent outlets to be such that a minimum of two spares are provided in
                  each rack.
             4.   Rack power should be distributed within the racks by contractor.
             5.   Install a #4 copper ground buss top to bottom in each rack insulated from the rack
             6.   Ground all equipment chassis to these busses using sheet metal screws and #12 wire and
                  connect to other rack busses
             7.   Connect the rack busses to a distribution panel ground with #2 copper wire at only one position.
             8.   Connect all external wiring where shown on schematic entering racks and speaker junction
                  boxes to terminal blocks equal to Cinch 140-142 located inside the racks and boxes providing
                  10% spares at each location and label with wiring interconnect number.

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       E.    Wiring:

             1.   Provide power and low voltage audio/communication wiring as indicated on drawings
             2.   Plenum rated cable may be run, without conduit, in concealed, dry areas.
             3.   All wiring shall be in conduit in mechanical rooms, where it is run exposed, or subject to
                  physical damage.
             4.   Isolate cables carrying signals at different levels and separate to restrict channel bleed-through
                  the feedback oscillation in any amplifier section. Final conduit routing, conduit size, and wiring
                  shall be as required by the equipment manufacturer. Number or color code all conductors
                  appropriately for future servicing.
             5.   Coordinate final connection of power and ground wiring to equipment racks. Terminate power
                  and ground wiring inside equipment racks, and hardwire directly to ground busses to ensure
                  uninterrupted operation.
             6.   All wiring should be tested for continuity prior to connection to intercom system.

       F.    Speakers

             1.   Splice cable only in accessible junction boxes or at terminal block units.
             2.   Make cable shields continuous at splices and connect speaker circuit shield to equipment
                  ground only at amplifier.
             3.   Leave 18 inches excess cable at each termination at speaker.
             4.   Provide protection for exposed cables where subject to damage.
             5.   Support cables above accessible ceilings to keep them from resting on ceiling tiles. Use spring
                  metal clips or plastic cable ties to support cables from structure. Include bridle rings or drive
                  rings.
             6.   Use suitable cable fittings and connectors.

       G. AM/FM tuner shall be connected to the Owner provided school antenna system. Request direction
             from the Owner for routing connection to point of attachment to antenna system.


       H. Programming (Minimum Requirements)

             1.   Program intercom system to exclude outside horns during routine announcements and class
                  change signals.
             2.   Program a minimum of two paging zones for Owner. The Owner will provide classroom zone
                  assignments to architect/engineer for input by contractor.
3.2     MANUFACTURER‟S FIELD SERVICES

       A.    Include making final wiring connections, proper labeling and identification for wiring and terminals,
             inspection and adjusting of completed installation, and system demonstration.

       B.    Test and initiate each circuit. Tests include origination and receipt of messages at each station at
             proper levels without crosstalk or noise from other non-designated units, and aiming and phasing of
             speakers for optimum sound coverage pattern. Tests shall include voice and programmed events.

       C. Certify that installation is complete and performs according to specified requirements.
3.3     Demonstration

       A.    Provide systems demonstration

       B.    Conduct walking tour of project. Briefly describe function, operation, and maintenance of each
             component

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Appendix D2 - INTERCOM CALL SYSTEMS - REPLACING EXISTING SYSTEM


PART 1         GENERAL

1.1      SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

         A.       Provide a microprocessor based, central control unit centralized, school sound and
                  intercommunications system. System includes microprocessor control unit, administrative
                  control consoles, amplifiers, preamplifiers signal distribution network, AM/FM turner and auto-
                  reverse cassette tape deck, master program clock, speakers, call in switches, emergency
                  power supply, and associated interconnective wiring and raceway.

         B.       Provide modular in nature equipment, pluggable and suitable for relocation by reconnection
                  at applicable junction boxes or control unit.

         C.       Provide suitable weatherproofed enclosures for exterior units and components.

1.2      REFERENCES

         A.       NFPA 70 - National Electrical Code.

         B.       NFPA 72 - Local Fire Alarm Systems.

1.3      SUBMITTALS

         A.       Submit under provisions of Appendix A.

         B.       Shop Drawings: Indicate electrical characteristics and connection requirements; cable
                  routing; connection diagrams; and equipment arrangement. Include the following:
                  1.     Speaker location and orientation drawings.
                  2.     Console layout diagrams and overall dimension.
                  3.     Console schematic diagrams.
                  4.     Rack layout and location diagrams with overall dimensions.
                  5.     Rack schematic diagrams.

         C.       Product Data: Provide showing electrical characteristics and connection requirements for
                  each piece of equipment.

         D.       Manufacturer's Installation Instructions: Indicate application conditions and limitations of use
                  stipulated by product testing agency. Include instructions for storage, handling, protection,
                  examination, preparation, installation, and starting of product.




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1.4      OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE DATA

         A.       Submit under provisions of Appendix A.

         B.       Operation Data: Include instructions for programming, adjusting, operating, and extending the
                  system.

         C.       Maintenance Data: Include repair procedures and spare parts documentation. Include
                  program file on disk compatible with Owner's equipment.

1.5      REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS

         A.       Conform to requirements of NFPA 70.

         B.       Furnish Products listed and classified by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. as suitable for
                  purpose specified and indicated.

         C.       Conform to requirements of Federal Communications Commission.

         D.       Applicable State, local or municipal code having jurisdiction.

PART 2         PRODUCTS

2.1      APPROVED MANUFACTURER

         A.       Bogen Communications, Inc., Model No. "Multicom 2000," Ramsey, NJ 07446 (201) 934-
                  8500.

2.2      CENTRAL CONTROL UNIT

         A.       Provide necessary logic circuitry and bussing network together with the software and data
                  base to provide the following functions:
                  1.     Direct dialing two way voice communications between all locations equipped with
                         administrative control consoles and any location equipped with a speaker.
                  2.     Automatic gain control on the intercom speech to assure constant speech level.
                  3.     Facilities for automatically sounding a warning tone over any loudspeaker selected for
                         two way communications to alert the classroom teacher to the call and prevent
                         unauthorized monitoring. The tone shall sound whenever the classroom is being
                         monitored and shall repeat at regular intervals.
                  4.     Facilities for the distribution of emergency announcements from the control console
                         to all locations equipped with control consoles of loudspeakers. Emergency
                         announcements shall have the highest priority over all other system functions.
                  5.     Facilities for the distribution of paging announcements for the distribution of paging
                         announcements from any administrative control console to speaker and console
                         locations on all call basis a preselected zone basis or a multiple zone basis to any of
                         eight preprogrammed, software selected zones. Speaker assignments to any of the
                         eight zones shall be user programmable from the administrative control console and
                         shall require no jumpers, pins, plugs, switches, or prom burns.
                  6.     Capability for the distribution of auto program sources from the control console.
                         Inputs shall be provided for low impedance microphones, tuner, tape player and
                         auxiliary source. Program distribution shall be on all rooms or selected rooms basis
                         from the control console.
                  7.     Capabilities for the user software assignment of architectural room numbers for
                         communications to classrooms, utilizing the control console.
                  8.     Digital readout of the incoming calls by room numbers by priority and tone signal
                         shall be provided at the control console.


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                  9.      Availability of up to three calls in priority levels. Each classroom shall be capable of
                          being assigned to any one or more priority levels from the control console, allowing for
                          emergency call in from the classroom.
                  10.     Facility for the review of all incoming calls stored in memory with sequential review of
                          all call waiting.
                  11.     Facility for the selection of the display for the console clock to be in 12 or 24 hour
                          format.
                  12.     Facility for displaying incoming calls on priority basis. Incoming calls will be
                          sequentially displayed in order of priority. It shall be possible to review all calls stored
                          in memory in the order received.
                  13.     Facility to place an incoming call on hole in order to carry out other console functions
                          and to recall them at a later time.
                  14.     Facilities to clear all registered calls in the system from the control console.
                  15.     Facilities to prevent monitoring of the classrooms whose call switch has been set to
                          the privacy position.
                  16.     The programming shall allow the assignment of incoming calls from a classroom to a
                          particular console for answering. The selectively shall allow the incoming calls to be
                          routed to specific administrative consoles or to multiple consoles.
                  17.     Facilities for the distribution of alarm tones selectively by the activation of a remote
                          contact.
                  18.     Capability of origination of normal calls or emergency calls from the same call switch.
                          Emergency calls shall be originated by depressing the call switch three times.
                          Classrooms shall be provided with two emergency call switches. Either switch shall
                          originate call from classroom.
                  19.     The system shall be capable of interfacing with the local cafetorium sound system
                          overriding the local source for emergency announcements.

2.3      MASTER CONTROL PANEL

         A.       Provide the master control panel with the following components:
                  1.     Central Control Unit:
                         a)     Capacity for the expansion of the system to 1920 stations with unlimited
                                control consoles.
                         b)     AM/FM tuner and cassette player; Bogen Model CR-100.
                         c)     Upright metal cabinet with louvers and locking rear door. The cabinet shall be
                                equipped with internal equipment mounting rails and power strips.
                         d)     Provide power amplifiers for each of the program channels if required.
                                Amplifiers to have a peak power output exceeding 125 watts each with
                                distortion not exceeding 1%; Bogen Model HTA-125A.
                         e)     Eight programmable tone signals (frequency, burst length, number of bursts,
                                and tone level) for alert, emergency time, and other functions as required for
                                system operation.
                  2.     Administrative Control Consoles:
                         a)     Provide Bogen Model MCS52 display, microcomputer based desktop console
                                occupying no more than 72 square inches of desk space equipped with a
                                handset with Electret microphone for use in paging, announcing and intercom
                                functions.
                         b)     Provide coded function keys for the following:
                                1.      Room select.
                                2.      Push to talk.
                                3.      Hold.
                                4.      Page.
                                5.      Cancel.
                                6.      All call selected.
                                7.      Microphone.
                                8.      Tuner.
                                9.      Tape.
                                10.     Aux.
                                11.     Display calls.
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                                   12.   Time function.
                                   13.   Program functions.
                          c)       LCD display for the annunciation of incoming calls and program functions.

2.4      ACCESSORIES

         A.       System Speakers:
                  1.    Flush Ceiling Cone Type:
                        a)     Speaker: 8 inch cones with 5 oz ceramic permanent magnet.
                        b)     Wattage Rating: 8 watts.
                        c)     Sound Power Level: 96 db at 4 feet, 1 watt power.
                        d)     Frequency Response: 30 hz to 15 khz.
                        e)     Classroom Speakers: Bogen Model No. C86T725K.
                  2.    Exterior Speakers: Soundolier Model No. AP15T watt driver with matching
                        transformer.

         B.       Software and Connection Devices: Provide software, cabling, and connection devices
                  required to program system from Owner's lap top computer.

         C.       Call-In Switches:
                  1.      Type: Momentary contact type with spring return.
                  2.      Finish Plate:   Stainless steel mounting for flush mounting on a single gang
                          electrical box.

         D.       Emergency Power. Provide in accordance with NFPA 72 for the system use as an
                  emergency evacuation initiation system with the following features:
                  1.    24-hour system standby capability with no exterior power applied with the system in a
                        quiescent mode. During this period the system shall have the ability to receive
                        emergency calls initiated from the remote stations and perform the required two way
                        communication functions.
                  2.    Upon restoration of the primary power, the system shall recharge the battery supply to
                        the fully charged state within forty-eight hours.

2.5      MASTER CLOCK SYSTEM

         A.       Master Clock Program Module: Bogen Model No. CLK-6 or Lathem Model No. LTR-6;
                  microprocessor controlled for control of secondary clocks and programmed events for any
                  combination up to six control circuits. Three operation schedules may be programmed for the
                  six circuits. Held in static RAM, each schedule can retain up to 128 entries (total of 384)
                  specifying the time, AM/PM, day or days of the week and circuits selected for each entry.
                  Change from tone schedule to another accomplished via keypad pushbuttons. Circuits can
                  be manually enabled or disabled, each independently for signaling at unscheduled times and
                  for advancing secondary clocks. Circuit sensor contacts may be used for a tone signaling
                  device. Signal durations are programmable from 1 to 99 seconds for each circuit.

         B.       Clocks shall be 12 inches round; surface mounted synchronous wired secondary clocks by
                  Lathem Time Corporation. 15 inch clocks shall be used in Cafetorium and Health Fitness and
                  provided with wire guards.

PART 3         EXECUTION

3.1      INSTALLATION

         A.       General:
                  1.    Install in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
                  2.    Install all equipment and enclosures plumb and square. Permanently attach all
                        equipment, except portable equipment, to the structure and held firmly in place.
                        Supports shall be adequate to support their loads with a safety factor of at least three.

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                  3.      Take such precautions as are necessary to prevent                and   guard against
                          electromagnetic and electrostatic hum.
                  4.      Make all joints and connections with resin-core solder.

         B.       Racks: Provide the following unless in conflict with equipment manufacturer's
                  recommendations.
                  1.    Prewire racks before delivery to job site. Install all wiring in strict adherence to
                        "standard broadcast practices".
                  2.    Install 3-conductor individually wired ground 120 VAC stripline in each rack.
                  3.    Spacing between adjacent outlets to be such that a minimum of two spares are
                        provided in each rack.
                  4.    Rack power distributed within the racks by this contractor.
                  5.    Install a #4 copper ground buss top to bottom in each rack insulated from the rack.
                  6.    Ground all equipment chassis to these busses using sheet metal screws and #12 wire
                        and connect to other rack busses.
                  7.    Connect the rack busses to a distribution panel ground with #2 copper wire at only one
                        position.
                  8.    Connect all external wiring where shown on schematic entering racks and speaker
                        junction boxes to terminal blocks equal to Cinch 140-142 located inside the racks and
                        boxes providing 10% spares at each location and label with wiring interconnect
                        number.

         C.       Wiring:
                  1.      Provide power and low voltage audio/communication wiring as indicated on Drawings.
                  2.      Plenum rated cable may be run, without conduit, in concealed, dry areas.
                  3.      All wiring shall be in conduit in mechanical rooms, where run exposed or subject to
                          physical damage.
                  4.      Isolate cables carrying signals at different levels and separate to restrict channel
                          bleed-through the feedback oscillation in any amplifier section. Final conduit routing,
                          conduit size, and wiring shall be as required by the equipment manufacturer. Number
                          or color code all conductors appropriately for future servicing.
                  5.      Coordinate final connection of power and ground wiring to equipment racks. Terminate
                          power and ground wiring inside equipment racks, and hardwire directly to ground
                          busses to ensure uninterrupted operation.

         D.       Speakers:
                  1.    Splice cable only in accessible junction boxes or at terminal block units.
                  2.    Make cable shields continuous at splices and connect speaker circuit shield to
                        equipment ground only at amplifier.
                  3.    Leave 18 inches excess cable at each termination at speaker.
                  4.    Provide protection for exposed cables where subject to damage.
                  5.    Support cables above accessible ceilings to keep them from resting on ceiling tiles.
                        Use spring metal clips or plastic cable ties to support cables from structure or ceiling
                        suspension system. Include bridle rings or drive rings.
                  6.    Use suitable cable fittings and connectors.

         E.       Connect AM/FM tuner shall be connected to the Owner provided school antenna system.
                  Request direction from the Owner for routing connection to point of attachment to antenna
                  system.

         F.       Programming (Minimum Requirements):
                  1.    Program intercom system to exclude outside horns during routine announcements and
                        class change signals.
                  2.    Program a minimum of two paging zones for Owner. The Owner will provide
                        classroom zone assignments to architect/engineer for input by contractor.




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3.2      MANUFACTURER'S FIELD SERVICES

         A.       Include making final wiring connections, proper labeling and identification for wiring and
                  terminals, inspection and adjusting of completed installation, and systems demonstration.

         B.       Test and initiate each circuit. Tests include origination and receipt of messages at each
                  station at proper levels without crosstalk or noise from other non-designated units, and
                  aiming and phasing of speakers for optimum sound coverage pattern. Tests shall include
                  voice and programmed events.

         C.       Certify that installation is complete and performs according to specified requirements.

3.3      DEMONSTRATION

         A.       Provide systems demonstration.

         B.       Conduct walking tour of Project. Briefly describe function, operation, and maintenance of
                  each component.

         C.       Provide sixteen hours of instruction to Owner designated personnel on the use and operation
                  of this system. Instructing personnel shall be a competent engineer or technician familiar with
                  the installed system. Designated instruction times shall be arranged by the Owner.

         D.       Use submitted operation and maintenance manual as reference during demonstration.




                                               END OF APPENDIX D




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