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					                     COLLEGE STATION I.S.D.
                                    1812 Welsh Ave.
                              College Station, Texas 77840

                                      January 22, 2010


                           RFB #10-004 Cabling Bid
                    Bid Opening Date: February 9, 2010 @ 2:00 p.m.

Director of Purchasing: Mark Pantel, C.P.M., CTSBS Phone: 979-764-5408

College Station Independent School District (CSISD) is soliciting bids for cabling for the
period March 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010. Copies of RFB #10-004 may be
obtained from the Purchasing Office at College Station Independent School District, 1812
Welsh Ave. College Station, Texas 77840 or the CSISD website: www.csisd.org

The estimated value of the contract is $40,000 per year.

A pre-bid conference will be held Friday January 29, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the CSISD
Administration Building, Administrative Conference Room, 1812 Welsh Ave. College
Station, Texas 77840 with representatives of the Owner available to address bid
documents with potential bidders. All potential bidders are highly encouraged to attend this
conference.




THIS IS NOT AN EXCLUSIVE CONTRACT.

Bidders must submit sealed bids in the form of the executed Bid List together with any
material required by any addendum to this RFB by the time and date specified. All bids
must remain open for 60 days from the Bid Date pending acceptance by CSISD.




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                            RFB #10-004 CABLING BID
                              TABLE OF CONTENTS
Items checked below represent the components, which comprise this bid packet. If the
item is not checked, it is not applicable to this bid. Bidders are asked to review the
package to be sure all applicable parts are included. If any portion of this packet is
missing, notify the CSISD Purchasing Department immediately.
It is the Bidder’s responsibility to be thoroughly familiar with all information contained in
this packet prior to submission of bid.

          1. Cover Sheet

          2. Table of Contents

          3. Instructions to Bidders

          4. Specifications

          5. Bid Forms – This form must be completed and returned as part of RFP. This form
             must be typed or written in ink.

          6. Authorization Sheet with Statement of Non-Collusion / Non-Discrimination

          7. Felony Conviction Notification

          8. Debarment Certification

          9. Conflict of Interest Questionnaire (Form CIQ)

          10. Residence Certification

          11. References

          12. Payment Bond Requirements – Applies only to certain bids over $25,000

          13. Insurance Requirements- Applies only to certain bids.

          14. Prevailing Wage Requirements-Applies only to certain bids

          15. Terms and Conditions

          16. Attachments




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                              INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS


GENERAL

The following instructions by College Station Independent School District are intended to
afford bidders an equal opportunity to participate in this bid.

Any explanation desired by a bidder regarding the meaning or interpretation of these
instructions or any other bid documents must be requested in writing to CSISD with
sufficient time allowed for a reply to reach bidders before the submission of their bids. Oral
explanations or instructions will not be binding. Any information given to a prospective
bidder concerning an invitation will be furnished to all prospective bidders as an
amendment to the invitation if such information is necessary to bidders in submitting bids
on the invitation or if the lack of such information would be prejudicial to uninformed
bidders.


SPECIFICATIONS

Bidders are expected to examine the specifications, standard provisions and all
instructions. Failure to do so will be at the bidder's risk. Bids submitted on other than
authorized forms or with different terms or provisions may not be considered as responsive
bids.

INFORMATION REQUIRED

Each bidder shall furnish the information required by the bid documents. The bidder shall
sign the Bid Sheet and, when appropriate, the specifications, which documents shall
collectively constitute the bidder's offer. The person signing the documents must initial
erasures or other changes. Bids signed by an agent are to be accompanied by evidence of
his authority unless such evidence has been previously furnished to CSISD.

       (a)    The bidder should quote its lowest and best price, F.O.B. destination, on
              each item. If delivery and shipping quantities affect a unit bid price, multiple
              bids may be made so as to indicate "price break" quantities in order for
              CSISD to determine maximum economic benefits. Pricing should include
              packaging and transportation unless otherwise specified. All prices shall be
              entered on the Bid List in ink or typewritten. Totals shall be entered in the
              "Extended Price" column of the Bid List, and in case of discrepancy between
              the unit price and the extended total price, the unit price will be presumed to
              be correct.




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      (b)    Bids must be firm. If the bidder, however, believes it necessary to include in
             its price a price adjustment, such a bid may be considered, but only as an
             alternate bid.

      (c)    CSISD is exempt from federal excise taxes, state and local sales and use
             taxes.

      (d)    Time of delivery is part of the bid and very important. The required delivery
             date indicated is at point of destination. If the indicated date cannot be met
             or a date is not indicated in the specifications, the bidder shall state its best
             delivery time.


SUBMISSION OF BIDS

Sealed Bids shall be returned in an envelope marked on the outside with the bidder's
name and address and bid number addressed to:

             College Station Independent School District
             c/o Mr. Mark Pantel, C.P.M.
             Director of Purchasing
             1812 Welsh Avenue
             College Station, Texas 77840

             RFB #10-004 Cabling
             Bid Due Date: Tuesday February 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.

Faxed bids will be accepted. Bids must be returned in sufficient time to be received and
time-stamped at the above location on or before the published bid date and time shown on
the RFB. Bids received after the published time and date cannot be considered.


MODIFICATION OR WITHDRAWAL OF BIDS

Bids may be modified or withdrawn by written or telegraphic notice received by CSISD prior
to the exact hour and date specified for receipt of bids. A bid may also be withdrawn in
person by a bidder or his authorized representative prior to the bid deadline; provided the
bidder's identity is made known and he or she signs a receipt for the bid.




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OPENING BIDS

All bids shall be opened as soon after the bid deadline as is reasonably practicable. Trade
secrets and confidential information contained in bids shall not be open for public
inspection.


EVALUATION FACTORS

CSISD will award contracts based upon the lowest responsible bid, price and other factors
considered. Contracts may be awarded on a lump sum basis or on a unit price basis,
provided that in the event a contract specifies a unit price basis, the compensation paid by
CSISD shall be based upon the actual quantities supplied.
In determining the "lowest responsible" bid, CSISD shall consider, in addition to price, other
factors such as:

       (1)    The purchase price,

        (2)   The reputation of the vendor and of the vendor’s goods or services;

        (3)   The quality of the vendor’s goods or services;

        (4)   The extent to which the goods or services meet the district’s needs;

        (5)   The vendor’s past relationship with the district;

        (6)   The impact on the ability of the district to comply with laws and rules
              relating to historically underutilized businesses;

        (7)   The total long-term cost to the district to acquire the vendor’s goods
              or services; and

        (8)   Any other relevant factor specifically listed in the request for bids



In the event identical bids are submitted which are determined by CSISD to be the lowest
responsible bids, the successful bidder may be selected by the casting of lots.




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RESERVATION OF RIGHTS

CSISD expressly reserves the right to:

      (a)    Reject or cancel any or all bids; award by individual items and make awards
             based on line item groupings.

      (b)    Waive any defect, irregularity or informality in any bid or bidding procedure;

      (c)    Waive informalities, minor deviations from specifications at a lower price than
             other bids meeting all aspects of the specifications if it is determined that total
             cost is lower and the overall function is improved or not impaired;

      (d)    Extend the bid opening time and date;

      (e)    Reissue a bid invitation;

      (f)    Consider and accept an alternate bid as provided herein when most
             advantageous to CSISD;

      (g)    Cancel the contract with a thirty (30) day written notice; and

      (h)    Procure any item or services by other means.

      (i)    Reject damaged or substandard items. CSISD will not be held responsible
             (cost, storage, or return shipping) for damaged or substandard items.



ACCEPTANCE

Acceptance of a bidder's offer will be by purchase order issued by CSISD. Subsequent
purchase orders and release orders may be issued as appropriate. Unless the bidder
specifies otherwise in his bid, CSISD may award the contract for any item or group of items
shown on the bid invitation.

Bidder and CSISD agree as follows, (if applicable):


BIDDER TO PACKAGE GOODS

Bidder will package goods in accordance with good commercial practice. Each shipping
container shall be clearly and permanently marked as follows:




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   a)      Bidder's name and address;
   b)      CSISD's name, address and purchase order and purchase release number;
   c)      Container number and total number of containers, e.g. box 1 of 4 boxes;
   d)      The number of the container bearing the packing slip.

Bidder shall bear the cost of packaging unless otherwise provided. Goods shall be suitably
packed to secure lowest transportation costs and to conform to requirements of common
carriers and any applicable specifications. CSISD's count or weight shall be final and
conclusive on shipments not accompanied by packing lists.


SHIPMENT UNDER RESERVATION PROHIBITED

Bidder is not authorized to ship the goods under reservation, and no tender of a bill of
lading will operate as a tender of goods.


TITLE AND RISK OF LOSS

The title and risk of loss of the goods shall not pass to CSISD until it actually receives and
takes possession of the goods at the point (s) of delivery. The terms of this RFB are "no
arrival, no sale."


NO REPLACEMENT OF DEFECTIVE TENDER

Every tender or delivery of goods must fully comply with all provisions of this contract as to
time of delivery, quality, fitness or use and the like. If a tender is made which does not fully
conform, such failure shall constitute a breach of the contract. The Bidder shall not have
the right to substitute a conforming tender; provided, however, that if the time for
performance is not yet expired, the Bidder may seasonably notify CSISD of its intention to
cure and may then make a conforming tender within the contract time.



INVOICES AND PAYMENTS

Bidder shall submit separate invoices, in duplicate, on each purchase order after each
delivery. Invoices shall indicate the purchase order number and the RFB number. Invoices
shall be itemized. A copy of the bill of lading should be attached to the invoice and mailed
to CSISD at the address specified on the purchase order. Payment shall not be due until
the above instruments are submitted after delivery. All prices quoted shall be F.O.B.
destination, full freight allowed.

WARRANTY-PRICE



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The price to be paid shall be that contained in Bidder's bid, which Bidder warrants to be no
higher than Bidder’s current prices on orders, by others for products of the kind and
specification covered by this RFB for similar quantities under similar or like conditions and
methods of purchase. In the event Bidder breaches this warranty, others shall reduce the
prices of the items to the Bidder’s current prices on orders, or in the alternative, CSISD may
cancel this RFB without liability to Bidder for breach for Bidder's actual expenses.


WARRANTY-PRODUCT

Bidder shall not limit or exclude any implied warranties, and any attempt to do so shall
render this RFB void at the option of CSISD. Bidder warrants that the goods furnished will
conform to the specifications, drawings, and descriptions listed in the Bid documents, and
to the sample(s) furnished by Bidder, if any. In the event of a conflict between the
specifications, drawings, and descriptions, the specifications shall govern.
WARRANTY-SAFETY

Bidder warrants that the product sold to CSISD shall conform to the standards promulgated
by the U.S. Department of Labor under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). In
the event the product does not conform to OSHA standards, CSISD may return the product
for correction or replacements at the Bidder's expense. In the event Bidder fails to make
the appropriate correction within a reasonable time, correction may be made by CSISD at
Bidder's expense.


WARRANTY-INFRINGEMENTS

Bidder agrees to ascertain whether goods manufactured in accordance with the
specifications will give rise to the rightful claim of any third person by way of infringement or
the like. If Bidder is of the opinion that an infringement or the like will result, he will notify
CSISD to this effect in writing within two weeks after the signing of this RFB. If CSISD does
not receive notice and is subsequently held liable for the infringement or the like, Bidder will
indemnify CSISD for any damages due to such claim. If Bidder in good faith ascertains that
production of the goods in accordance with the specifications will result in infringement or
the like, this RFB shall be null and void except that CSISD will pay Bidder for the
reasonable cost of his search as to infringements.



TERMINATION

CSISD shall have the right to terminate for default all or any part of its RFB if Bidder
breaches any of the terms hereof or if the Bidder becomes insolvent or files any petition in
bankruptcy. Such right of termination is in addition to and not in lieu of any other remedies,
which CSISD may have in law or equity, specifically including, but not limited to, the right to



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sue for damages or demand specific performance. CSISD additionally has the right to
terminate this RFB without cause by delivery to the Bidder of a "Notice of Termination"
specifying the extent to which performance hereunder is terminated and the date upon
which such termination becomes effective.


Any contract resulting from this solicitation is contingent on the continued availability of
appropriations and is subject to cancellation, without penalty, either in whole or in part, if
funds are not appropriated by the CSISD Board of Trustees or otherwise not made
available to the District.

ASSIGNMENT-DELEGATION

No right or interest in this RFB shall be assigned or any obligation delegated by Bidder
without the written permission of CSISD.


INTERPRETATION

This writing is intended by the parties as a final expression of their agreement and is
intended also as a complete and exclusive statement of the terms thereof. No course of
prior dealings between the parties and no usage of the trade shall be relevant to
supplement or explain any term used herein, and acceptance of a course of performance
rendered under this RFB shall not be relevant to determine the meaning of this RFB even
though the accepting party has knowledge of the performance and opportunity for
objection.


APPLICABLE LAW

The Uniform Commercial Code, as adopted in the State of Texas and in force, shall govern
this RFB on the date of this RFB.


CERTIFICATION REGARDING DEBARMENT, SUSPENSION, INELIGIBILITY AND
VOLUNTARY EXCLUSION – LOWER TIER COVERED TRANSACTIONS.

The enclosed certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary
Exclusion is required by the regulations, implementing Executive Order 12549, Debarment
and Suspension, 7CFR Part 3017, Section 3017.510, Participants responsibilities. By
signing the attached certification statement, the bidder certifies that neither it nor any of its
principals (e.g. Key employees) has been proposed for debarment, debarred or suspended
by a Federal agency on the date signed.




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NON-DISCRIMINATION CLAUSE

The College Station Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race,
religion, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in providing education services. Glynn
Walker, Director of Personnel, 1812 Welsh, College Station, TX 77840 (979-764-5411) has
been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Title
IX. Catherine George, Director of Special Services, 1812 Welsh, College Station, TX 77840
(979-764-5433) has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination
requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

El Distrito Escolar de College Station no discrimina en base a la raza, color, religión, sexo,
origen nacional, edad, discapacidad, rango militar o cualquier otra causa prohibida por la
ley para proveer servicios educativos. Glynn Walker, Director del Departamento de
Personal, 1812 Welsh College Station, TX 77840 (979-764-5411) ha sido asignado para
coordinar los asuntos de no discriminación en conformidad con los requisitos del Titulo IX.
Catherine George,Directora de Servicios Especiales, 1812 Welsh, Suite 120, College
Station, TX (979-764-5433) ha sido asignada para coordinar los asuntos de no
discriminación en conformidad con los requisitos de la Sección 504 de la Ley de
Rehabilitación.


REQUEST FOR BID STANDARD PROVISIONS

Bidder and CSISD agree as follows:

           1. Term. The term of this contract shall be from date of award through
              December 31, 2010. This contract may be renewed two (2) additional one
              (1) year periods if agreed upon by both parties sixty (60) days prior to
              expiration.

           2. Description – Sale of Goods. Bidder shall transfer and deliver to CSISD and
              shall Pay for and accept all of CSISD’S requirements during the referenced
              term of the Contract for all of the items listed and described on the Bid.

           3. Release Order, if applicable. CSISD shall exercise its right to specify time,
              place and quantity to be delivered. The release order will refer to this RFB
              and will specify the item, quantity, delivery date, and receiving address.

           4. Default In One Installment to Constitute Total Breach. Each installment or
              lot of this contract is dependent on every other installment or lot, and delivery
              of non-conforming goods or a default or any nature under on installment or
              lot will impair the value of the whole contract and constitutes a total breach of
              the contract as a whole.
           5. Default In One Installment to Constitute Total Breach. Each installment or




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   lot of this contract is dependent on every other installment or lot, and a
   delivery of non-conforming goods or a default or any nature under one
   installment or lot will impair the value of the whole contract and constitutes a
   total breach of the contract as a whole.

6. Replacement of Merchandise. Any merchandise rejected must be corrected
   or replaced by suitable merchandise within two (2) weeks, at no charge to
   CSISD, or a replacement will be bought in the open market and any costs
   incurred I including additional costs over and above the bid price will be the
   responsibility of the Bidder.

7. Price Adjustment. All goods to be delivered pursuant to the terms of this
   RFB, including any extensions thereof, shall be purchased at the prices set
   forth on Bidder's Bid Sheet.

8. Bid Quantities. Bid quantities provided by purchaser are estimated
   quantities based anticipated requirements. It does not constitute an
   obligation to buy on the part of the purchaser. Purchaser reserves the right
   to increase bid quantities in the order increments listed in this bid document.


9. Lead Time. Vendor shall include delivery lead-time in their bid.




                                                  




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                                   SPECIAL CONDITIONS


1. Upon award of the contract the contractor shall provide the name of all
   company employees who might be assigned to work under this contract. This
   list shall be kept current throughout the duration of this contract. All employees
   assigned to work on CSISD property shall be required to possess and carry a
   photo i.d. A valid Texas Driver’s License can serve as a photo i.d.


2. The contractor will be required to procure and maintain at their expense during
   the term of this agreement, and any extensions thereof, insurance according to
   Appendix A attached.

3. The contractor will be required to pay not less than the wage scale of the
   various classes of labor as shown on the “Prevailing Wages’ attached.

4. CSISD cannot guarantee any number of hours, nor will CSISD be obligated to
   fulfill any minimums unless specified in the bid and accepted by CSISD.

5. Employees with a past criminal record shall not be assigned to work on the
   campuses of CSISD as part of this contract.

6. Personnel requested will be expected to report to work in a fit and safe
   condition and must follow CSISD regulations concerning dress code for the
   position.

7. CSISD reserves the right to issue multiple awards to ensure sufficient
   availability of qualified cabling within the time frames requested. The vendor
   deemed by CSISD to be the most responsible bidder will be the primary source
   of supply and will be contacted first. The next most responsible bidder(s) may
   be awarded the contract as secondary or third sources of supply to be used if
   the primary source is unable to furnish the necessary carpentry labor in the time
   frame requested.




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                                      SCOPE OF WORK

                   Cabling Bid for College Station ISD
                     Central Administration Office

I.         General Information

      A.      The following information, as well as the documents attached, will be the
              basis for the cabling work necessary for College Station ISD. College
              Station ISD may also be referred to as “the district.”

      B.      The contractor will furnish all materials for the job, unless otherwise
              arranged with the district.

      C.      The district will not be responsible for the security of any tools or
              materials left at the job site by the contractor.

      D.      Upon award of the contract, the contractor shall provide the name of all
              company personnel that may be assigned to work under this contract.
              This list shall be current for the duration of the contract. All contract
              personnel assigned to work on district property shall be required to
              possess and carry a photo ID. A valid Texas Driver’s License can serve
              as a photo ID.

      E.      If the contract calls for working in a school, all contract personnel
              assigned to the job must check in with the school’s office each day. All
              site workers will be subject to a background check by the district prior to
              beginning work in any College Station ISD facility.

      F.      College Station ISD reserves the right to terminate this contract at any
              point in its duration should non-compliance with the terms and conditions
              become a factor. Should the district become dissatisfied wit the services
              supplied under this contract, the contractor will be informed and will be
              given ten (10) working days in which to make any necessary corrections
              in order to comply with the quality standards of the district. College
              Station ISD reserves the right to terminate this contract if dissatisfied with
              the contractor’s efforts to comply with the prescribed quality standards
              and / or terms and conditions.


II.        General Scope of Work for the Overall Bid

      A.      Rewire major portions of the District’s Central Administration office. This
              will include running approximately 79 new Category 6 cables for data runs
              and 107 new Category 6 cables for replacement phone lines.




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               Approximately 125 existing telephone lines will remain that are originating
               from other buildings. These lines are terminated in several 66 blocks.
               Existing tie cabling will run from these 66 blocks to new RJ-45 patch
               panels. The District retains the right to change the quantity by as much
               as 25%, if additional runs are required or as other issues come to light
               throughout the project. Any deviation from the original bid will be billed as
               additional time and materials. Vendor’s bid should include the cost of
               additional hours as a separate line item. Material charges will not exceed
               what the district could purchase them for directly from our own contacts.
               The district retains the right to purchase our own materials if the vendor
               cannot provide competitive pricing.

       B.      Install wiring in various district locations for the future installation of
               wireless access points. There will be four elementary, 2 intermediate, 2
               middle and the high school campuses, as well as possibly our alternative
               high school site, central administration, operations, two field houses, and
               the Barbara Bush Parent Center. At this time, our best estimate is that
               there will be at least 10 cable runs for wireless access points per
               elementary, intermediate and middle school locations. The actual number
               required will probably be higher. The number required for the high school
               will be significantly higher. The number for the other miscellaneous
               locations will vary, but be lower. The District will utilize the Cable Run Bid
               as the determining factor for the award of this portion of the overall RFP.
               As the actual number of runs is determined for each location, the vendor
               selected will provide the District with current pricing for those specific
               jobs. When possible, the District will provide the vendor with as much
               advance information as possible, to decrease the possible overall cost of
               the material portion of the project. Material charges will not exceed what
               the district could purchase them for directly from our own contacts. The
               district retains the right to purchase our own materials if the vendor
               cannot provide competitive pricing.

       B.      The cable run portion of the bid is designed to allow the District to look at
               a point in time snapshot of what cost vendors are willing to charge for
               general cabling. It is not meant to take into consideration abnormal
               cabling circumstances or anything else out of the ordinary. It is only
               designed for comparison. As the District has small cabling jobs, we will
               look to the vendor or possibly vendors that have met our criteria. We will
               work with them to look at the specific job we are requesting and allow the
               vendor to quote a current rate for the job.


III.        Guidelines for Central Administrative Office Cable Run Bid

       A.      Provide Panduit Category 6 cabling for each cable run.




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      B.      Cabling will run from the designated endpoint to the MDF.

      C.      Ten (10) feet of slack will be neatly coiled up above each endpoint in the
              ceiling. All excess cable will be neatly bound with Velcro to maintain the
              coil.
      D.      At least ten (10) feet of slack will be present at the MDF end of each
              cable run. All excess cable will be neatly coiled and bound with Velcro to
              maintain the coil.

      E.      All cable pathways will be in compliance with district cabling standards.

      F.      Cabling terminating in the MDF will be terminated in a Panduit Category 6
              patch panel. The patch panel will be mounted in the designated rack
              located within that space.

      G.      Cabling will be terminated with Panduit Mini-Com Category 6 blue jacks
              for data cables and white Panduit Mini-Com Category 6 jacks for voice
              cables, both at the endpoint and in the MDF.

      H.      Panduit white faceplates will be used at all endpoints. The faceplates
              should be sized to accommodate any existing jacks as well as new jacks.
               Any remaining holes in the new faceplate will require a blank insert.

      I.      If any existing RJ-45 wall jacks do not properly fit into the new faceplates,
              the contractor will be required to change out the existing wall jacks with
              new jacks that will fit. The new jacks must also be of the correct color for
              the type of connection (blue for data, white for voice).

      J.      District labeling standards apply to all cables run.


IV.        Guidelines for Wireless Cable Runs Bid

      A.      Provide Category 6 cabling for each district location in order to enable
              wireless access points to be installed by district personnel.

      B.      Cabling will run from the designated endpoint at each location to the
              closest MDF / IDF.

      C.      Thirty (30) to forty (40) feet of slack will be neatly coiled up at each point
              of termination within the building. All excess cable will be neatly coiled
              and bound with Velcro to maintain the coil.

      D.      At least ten (10) feet of slack will be present at the MDF / IDF end of each
              cable run. All excess cable will be neatly coiled and bound with Velcro to
              maintain the coil.




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     E.      All cable pathways will be in compliance with district cabling standards.

     F.      Cabling terminating in the MDF / IDF will be terminated in a Category 6
             patch panel. The patch panel will be mounted in the rack located within
             that space.

     G.      Cabling terminating within the hallways / classrooms will be terminated in
             a Category 6 RJ-45 connection.

     H.      District labeling standards apply to all cables run.


V.        Guidelines for Cable Run Bid

     A.      All runs will follow district cabling standards.

     B.      Patch panel and faceplate labeling will follow district guidelines.

     C.      The district has standardized on Panduit Mini-Com jacks and faceplates.

     D.      Panduit Category 6 will be used for all cable runs unless otherwise
             specified by the district. For the purpose of this bid, quote Panduit
             Category 6.

     E.      For this bid, assume that Panduit Category 6 Mini-Com modular patch
             panel is present. For one run, this means that the bid should include a
             modular jack on either end, the cabling, faceplate and labels. Also take
             into account any additional materials that may be required such as J-
             hooks, Velcro, etc.

     F.      Provide a bid based on the following:

                    1.     1 run - 200’ to a single location
                    2.     4 runs - 200’ to a single location
                    3.     10 runs - 200’ to multiple locations
                    4.     10 runs - 200’ – 4 to one location, 6 to multiple locations
                    5.     50 runs - 200’ to multiple locations
                    6.     50 runs - 200’ – 4 to one location (x10), 10 to multiple
                           locations
                    7.     100 runs - 200’ to multiple locations
                    8.     100 runs - 200’ – 4 to one location (x20), 20 to multiple
                           locations




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G.   The district understands that, due to market conditions, the price of
     copper (and thus cabling), can vary greatly over time. The purpose of this
     portion of the bid is to give the district some form of measurement of
     potential vendors against one another.

H.   Vendors will be evaluated per district standards in addition to the following
     criteria: cost as measured at the time of bid, past performance, if any,
     with the district, reference checks, general qualifications of the company
     and personnel, cabling certifications.

I.   There will be a pre-bid meeting to communicate any changes and clarify
     any issues / questions. Attendance is strongly recommended.

J.   The purpose of this bid is to award cabling work. The vendors may be
     ranked by the district. As a result of this possible ranking, the district may
     decide to have a primary and secondary vendor for future cabling
     projects. As new projects arise, vendors will be asked to submit current
     pricing for the work required. The district may use the different vendors
     for different job sizes / requirements. Every vendor may not be contacted
     for every job.

K.   This bid and ultimately, any multi-vendor contract which may arise from
     the bid, will be in force from the date of award until December 31, 2010.
     The district retains the right to either renew the award as it stands or rebid
     it on the completion date.




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                                     SPECIFICATIONS



SECTION 271500
COMMUNICATIONS HORIZONTAL CABLING


GENERAL
Related documents
          Related Documents: General and Supplementary Conditions of the
          Contract, Division 1 General Requirements, and Drawings are applicable to
          this Section.
Supported systems
         The proposed structured cabling system (SCS) must support all current and
        future standards compliant voice and data technologies.
Summary of work
          Furnish and install a warranted and certifiably functioning
          telecommunications distribution system, complete with all accessories, for
          the new transportation facility construction at COLLEGE STATION ISD.
          Wiring utilized for data and voice communications will originate at Owner
          provided telecommunications equipment either wall mounted, in vertical free
          standing equipment racks, and/or enclosed wall mounted vertical equipment
          racks located at the MDF/IDF locations. Wiring, terminations and patch bays
          between these designated demarcation points and outlet locations
          designated on the plans will be considered part of the contract. Work Area
          Outlets will be furnished, wired and installed by the system Contractor.
          The system will utilize a network of unshielded twisted pair station cables
          and fiber optic backbone. Cables and terminations will be provided by the
          Contractor and located as shown and in the quantities indicated on the
          drawings.
          All cables and terminations will be identified at all locations.
          All cables will terminate in a District approved scheme at all termination
          locations.
          Station cables will terminate on one, two, three or four gang wall plates
          equipped as shown on the drawings.
          Furnish, install, and terminate inside plant fiber optic cable. If outside
          plant fiber optic cable is not being installed by the City of College Station
          or their designee, coordinate with the school district for installation
          instructions.




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Related sections
          Division 0 ─ Procuring and Contracting Requirements
          Division 16 or 26 for Raceways, Exposed System Wiring, and Related
         Documents
References
          ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-B.1 - Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling
          Standard – Part 1: General requirements, April 1, 2001
          ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-B.1-1 - Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling
          Standard - Part 1: General Requirements - Addendum 1 - Minimum 4-Pair
          UTP and 4-Pair ScTP Patch Cable Bend Radius, July 1, 2001
          ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-B.2 - Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling
          Standard - Part 2: Balanced Twisted Pair Cabling Components, April 1, 2001
          ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-B.2-1 - Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling
          Standard - Part 2: Balanced Twisted Pair Components - Addendum 1 -
          Transmission Performance Specifications for 4-Pair 100 Ohm Category 6
          Cabling, June 1, 2002
          ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-B.2-2 - Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling
          Standard - Part 2: Balanced Twisted-Pair Cabling Components - Addendum
          2, December 1, 2001
          ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-B.2-3 - Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling
          Standard - Part 2: Balanced Twisted-Pair Cabling - Addendum 3 - Additional
          Considerations for Insertion Loss and Return Loss Pass/Fail Determination,
          March 1, 2001
          ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-B.3 - Optical Fiber Cabling Components Standard, March
          l, 2000
          ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.3-1 - Optical Fiber Cabling Components Standard -
          Addendum 1 - Additional Transmission Performance Specifications for
          50/125 um Optical Fiber Cables, April 1, 2002
          ANSI/TIA/EIA 569 - Commercial Building Standard for Telecommunications
          Pathways and Spaces
          ANSI/TIA/EIA 606-A – Administration Standard            for   Commercial
          Telecommunications Infrastructures, June 21, 2002
          International Standards Organization/International     Electro   technical
          Commission (ISO/IEC) DIS 11801, January 6, 1994
          Underwriters Laboratories (UL®) Cable Certification and Follow up Program
          National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
          American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM)
          National Electric Code (NEC®), Latest Issue




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              Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
              UL Testing Bulletin
              American National Standards Institute (ANSI) X3T9.5 Requirements for UTP
              at 100 Mbps
Definitions
              Backbone – Telecommunications cable connecting the MDF to each IDF.
              May be referred to as the Trunk cable.
              Equipment Rack – Open support                 system    used    for   mounting
              telecommunications equipment.
              Four Post Frame – Open support system used for mounting network servers
              and equipment
              Horizontal Cable – cable to connect the IDF/MDF to the work area outlet.
              IDF – Intermediate Distribution Frame – A room in a building that houses
              networking components for a predefined area of that building or campus.
              LAN service drops in the predefined area should originate/terminate from
              this point.
              Insert (Jack) – a device to terminate a single cable, either fiber optic or UTP.
              Also see Work Area Outlet
              LAN – Local Area Network – A geographically limited data communications
              system for a specific user group consisting of a group of interconnected
              computers sharing applications, data, and peripheral devices intended for
              the local transport of data, video, and voice.
              MDF – Main Distribution Frame – A room in a building that houses the
              central networking components. Main point of termination for all backbone
              cable from IDF’s and termination point for all LAN service drops within a
              predefined area.
              Pathway – The vertical and horizontal route of telecommunications cabling.
              Termination – connection of cable to an individual insert and/or cross-
              connect equipment (e.g., patch panel or punch-down block).
              VOIP – Voice-Over IP. Transmission of voice communications over the data
              network.
              WAN – Wide Area Network – A collection of LAN’s connecting multiple
              buildings across a certain geographical area.
              Work Area – A building space where the occupants interact with
              telecommunications terminal equipment, e.g. classrooms, labs, offices, etc.
              Work Area Outlet – A device placed at user workstation for termination of
              horizontal media and for connectivity of network equipment. Number of
              drops at each outlet varies.




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Bid
             Contractor is invited to submit a bid for the structured cable solution if
             Contractor meets the certification and other requirements detailed below.
             Panduit Category 6/TX 6000 or equivalent.
             The Contractor will be required to provide the following documents with the
             bid response:
             Proof of certification from the Manufacturer. For this project the Contractor
             must be certified by Panduit as a Panduit Certified Installer. Contractors on
             probation with these programs may not be selected.
             Contractor will provide a list of all current installations that will be ongoing
             during the length of this project, and the manpower requirements for each of
             those installations.
             Contractor must submit a minimum of three (3) references of projects of
             similar scope and size with details of installation including number of drops,
             MDF/IDF(s), the total cost of project, and the scope of services provided.
             Provide the names and telephone numbers of the principal contacts at the
             customer facility for the referenced projects. References must be for projects
             that are similar in scope, size, and design and must have been the most
             recently completed projects of that scope. Document shall be submitted
             within 15 days after Contractor selection.
             Contractor shall provide detailed listing of all projects in the last three (3)
             years. Document shall include, but not be limited to, project location, contact
             information, project size, and approximate budget of installed system.
             Document shall be submitted within 15 days after Contractor selection.
             Contractor shall provide a complete list of installations that will be ongoing
             during the length of the CSISD project and the manpower requirements for
             each of the listed projects.
             Contractor must be able to provide a system certification covering channel
             specifications from the manufacturing company for a minimum period of
             twenty (20) years for the products they are installing.
             Contractor will submit a resume of qualification with the Contractor's
             proposal indicating the following:
             A technical resume of experience for the Contractor's Project Manager and
             on-site installation supervisor (project foreman) who will be assigned to this
             project. Project Manger should have a minimum of 5 years experience on
             projects of similar size and design. Project Foreman will have a minimum of
             3 years project experience working crews of 4 or more personnel.
             A list of technical product training attended by the Contractor’s personnel
             that will install the system. A list of any Sub-Contractor(s), with contact
             information, who will assist the SCS Contractor in performance of this work.
             Sub-Contractors must have the same training and certification as the SCS
             Contractor.
Submittals
             Successful Contractor will submit One (1) electronic copy formatted on CD
             and four (4) copies, one (1) Master plus three (3) copies, of submittal




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     packages in a 3-ring binder within 15 days of written notification to proceed
     or other written documentation from College Station ISD. Binders will be
     organized into the following sections:
     Cover Sheet and Section 1 ─ Information, Pricing and Material
     Cover sheet containing the Company Name and/or logo, Title of submittal
     package, client name, and Contractor work address with a point of contact
     (POC) and phone number.
     Complete list of materials.
Section 2 ─ Product Data
     Manufacturer’s catalog information showing dimensions, colors, and
     configurations.
     Submittals will include all items specified in PART 2 – PRODUCTS of this
     document and the manufacturers cut sheets for the following:
     All fiber optic and copper cable including patch cords, cross connect wire
     and cross connect cordage.
     All connectors and required tooling.
     All termination system components for each cable type.
     All telecommunication room equipment frame types, hardware (and LAN
     equipment if applicable).
     All grounding and surge suppression system components.
     Manufacturers cut sheets for all products. In cases of multiple product
     numbers on a single cut sheet, the Contractor will identify the proper part
     number with a black X or check mark.
     A technical data sheet showing manufacturer’s Guaranteed Channel
     Performance over the full swept frequency range.
     Technical data sheets will include the physical specifications as well as the
            following electrical and transmission characteristics:
            Wire Map
            Length
            Insertion Loss
            Near End Crosstalk (NEXT)
            Power Sum Near End Crosstalk (PSNEXT)
            Equal Level Far End Cross Talk (ELFEXT)
            Power Sum Equal Level Far End Crosstalk (PSELFEXT)
            Return Loss
            Propagation Delay
            Delay Skew
Section 3 ─ Manufacturer’s Instructions
     Indicate application conditions and limitations of use stipulated by product
     testing agency specified under regulatory requirements.
     Include instructions for storage, handling, protection, examination,
     preparation, operation and installation of product.
Section 4 ─ Pre-Qualification Certificate
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                  A letter of approval from the manufacturer indicating completion of pre-
                  qualification requirements.
                  Training certificates for design, engineering and installation of the
                  proposed products.
     Section 5 ─ Factory Test
               Vendor will submit, to the Project Manager, all factory test information
                prior to installation. If approved equivalent product(s) are substituted,
                the equivalent product(s) must show demonstrated and documented
                equivalence to the product(s) specified.
     Section 6 ─ Material Guarantee
               The wiring vendor (installer) will guarantee at the time of the bid that all
                Category 6 and fiber optic cabling and components meet or exceed
                specifications (including installation) of ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.1, 568-
                B.2, 568-B.3 and 569.
     Section 7 ─ Warranty Documentation
               Complete documentation regarding the manufacturer’s warranty will be
                submitted as part of the proposal. This will include, but is not limited to,
                a sample of the warranty that would be provided to the customer when
                the installation is complete and documentation of the support
                procedure for warranty issues.
               A systems application assurance manual documenting the vendor
                supported applications and application guidelines will be provided as
                part of the submittals
Qualifications
     Manufacturer
              A teamed manufacturers certifiable solution, with the exception of data
              racks and other hardware that is not defined as part of the channel test
              configuration by ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-B will supply the products specified
              in this specification.
              Manufacturer will have a minimum of seven (7) years experience in the
              manufacture of the specified products and will be ISO 9001 Certified.
     Contractor
                  The Contractor selected to provide the installation of this system shall
                  be certified by the manufacturing company in all aspects of design,
                  installation and testing of the products described herein.
                  The Contractor shall utilize the authorized manufacturer components in
                  provisioning this Project.
                  Contractor shall have a minimum of five (5) years of recent experience
                  on structured cabling systems of similar type and size.
                  Contractor must have a documented quality assurance program. This
                  program must have internal inspection team(s) to measure the service
                  and product quality produced by the Contractor’s technicians against
                  internal and Industry standards.




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               Contractor shall be in compliance with all federal, state and local
               statutes regarding qualifications of firms.
               The Contractor shall be experienced in all aspects of this work and will
               be required to demonstrate direct experience on recent systems of
               similar type and size.
               The Contractor shall own and maintain tools and equipment necessary
               for successful installation and testing of optical and Category 5e and 6
               metallic premise distribution systems.
               The Contractor shall have personnel who are adequately trained in the
               usage of such tools and equipment.
               COLLEGE STATION ISD reserves the right to reject bid of any bidder
               who has previously failed to perform properly, or complete on time,
               contracts of a similar nature.
Cabling ─ Basic Requirements
     Cable Pathway
               Extension of all data and voice cables will be within the following
               where concealed in walls and exposed above ceilings in plenum
               spaces:
               Conduit, installed by the electrical contractor.
               J-hook and wide-base (sling) cable delivery system provided and
                     installed by the Telecommunications Contractor.
               Plastic tie wraps are not permitted in the pathway for structured
               cable.
     Hardware
              Required hardware includes, but is not limited to, UTP cable, fiber
              backbone, patch panels, fiber termination shelves, copper and fiber
              patch cords, equipment racks, cable tray, horizontal and vertical wire
              management, termination blocks, fastening devices, data outlets, voice
              outlets, connectors and all required accessories to comply with this
              specification and provide a complete and working system.
Grounding and Bonding
                All grounding and bonding will meet the National Electrical Code
                (NEC®) as well as local codes, which specify additional grounding
                and/or bonding requirements.
                Bonding and Grounding ─ Communication bonding and grounding will
                be in accordance with the NEC® and National Fire Protection
                Association (NFPA). Horizontal cables will be grounded in compliance
                with ANSI/NFPA 70 and local requirements and practices. Horizontal
                equipment includes cross connect frames, patch panels and racks,
                active telecommunication equipment and test apparatus and
                equipment. When required by local code, provide a
                Telecommunications Bonding Backbone utilizing a #6-AWG or larger
                bonding conductor that provides direct bonding between equipment
                rooms and telecommunications rooms. This is part of the grounding




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              and bonding infrastructure (part of the telecommunications pathways
              and spaces in the building structure), and is independent of equipment
              or cable.
Product Warranty and Application Assurance
               Structured Cabling System Product Warranty and Application
           Assurance
               Extended Product Warranty ─ The Product Warranty covers product
                defects for all Contractor provided and installed components of the
                SCS. The manufacturer will warrant, from the date the project warranty
                certification is issued by the manufacturer to the end-user, the
                following:
               The products that comprise the registered SCS will be free from
               manufacturing defects in material or workmanship under normal and
               proper use;
               All SCS products that comprise the registered SCS solution exceed the
               specification of TIA 568-B.1, B.2, B.3 and exceed ISO/IEC 11801, 2nd
               Edition standards and will conform to the performance specifications of
               the manufacturer’s associated product data sheet in effect at the time
               the warranty certification is issued;
               The installation will exceed the insertion and return loss, attenuation
               and near end crosstalk (NEXT) requirements of TIA 568-B and the
               ISO/IEC 11801, 2nd Edition standards for cabling links/channel
               configurations specified in these standards.
               that each channel comprised exclusively of manufacturer’s Category 6
               passive products end-to-end will be capable of delivering 1.0 Gbps to
               the workstation in accordance with application standards.
               Under the Product Warranty, manufacturer will either repair or replace
               the defective product itself at manufacturer’s cost. The manufacturer
               will pay an Authorized Installation Company for the cost of labor to
               repair or replace any such defective product on behalf of the
               manufacturer.
     Term of Warranty
         Contractor will provide a minimum 20-year product and performance
              warranty.
     Persons / Entity Covered
                This Limited Warranty will be for the benefit of the person or entity to
                which the manufacturer’s Registration Certificate is issued and any
                successor (Transferable) in interest to the site in which such System
                was originally installed by the manufacturer or an Authorized
                manufacturer’s Reseller.
Special requirements for cable routing and installation
     Cabling




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           All communications cabling used throughout this project will comply
           with the requirements as outlined in the National NEC Articles 725,
           760, 770, and 800 and the appropriate local codes.
           All copper cabling will bear CMP (Plenum Rated) and appropriate
           markings for the environment in which they are installed.
           All fiber optic cabling will bear OFNP (Plenum Rated) and appropriate
           markings for the environment in which they are installed.
Cable Pathway
          In suspended ceiling and raised floor areas where duct, cable trays or
          conduit are not available, the Contractor will bundle, in bundles of 48 or
          less, station wiring with Velcro straps snug, but not deforming the cable
          geometry.
          Cable bundles will be supported via "J" hooks and/or saddles/slings
          attached to the existing building structure and framework at a
          maximum of five (5) foot intervals.
          Velcro straps will be used in the pathway for bundling cables. Cable
          ties are not permitted anywhere in the pathway installation.
          The Contractor will adhere to the manufacturers’ requirements for
          bending radius and pulling tension of all data and voice cables.
          Cables will not be attached to lift out ceiling grid supports or laid
          directly on the ceiling grid or tiles.
          Cables will not be attached to or supported by fire sprinkler heads or
          delivery systems or any environmental sensor located in the ceiling air
          space including duct work.
          Cables will keep a minimum clearance of 12” from all lighting fixtures,
          motors or other sources of electrical interference.
          Contractors that violate these standards will be required to remove the
          cable at fault, correct the pathway and re-install the cabling at
          Contractor’s sole expense.
Fire Stopping
           Fire stopping equipment and practices will comply with applicable
           national and local codes.
           Sealing of openings between floors, through rated fire and smoke
           walls, existing or created by the Contractor for cable pass through will
           be the responsibility of the Contractor.
           Sealing material and application of this material will be accomplished in
           such a manner which is acceptable to the local fire and building
           authorities having jurisdiction over this work.
           Creation of such openings as are necessary for cable passage
           between locations as shown on the drawings will be the responsibility
           of the Contractor's work.
           Any openings created by or for the Contractor and left unused will also
           be sealed as part of this work.
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               The Contractor will be responsible for damage to any surfaces or work
               disrupted as a result of his work. Repair of surfaces, including painting,
               will be included as necessary.
               The Contractor will rectify damaged caused at the Contractor’s sole
               expense.

PRODUCTS
MANUFACTURERS
              Subject to compliance with requirements indicated herein, provide
              products to the selected structured cable system:
              Panduit TX 6000/Panduit Category 6 or equivalent.
Guaranteed Channel Performance
     Category 6 Guaranteed Performance
               All applicable copper cable and apparatus shall conform to the
               Category 6/classE Channel Performance Specification.
               The Category 6 channel performance shall be measured over the full
               installed length and include 4 connection points.
               The Category 6 channel shall consist of all cable and components with
               four connections that comprise the full installed circuit from the
               Hub/Server/LAN Electronics port located in the Telecommunications
               Equipment Room or the main data administration location to the
               voice/data/video/imaging device port located at the User Work Station.
               The Category 6, 4 pair UTP channel shall support emerging high-
               bandwidth applications, including 1 Gbps Ethernet, potentially 1.2
               Gbps ATM and 2.4 Gbps ATM, Multi-Tasked Split                 Screen
               Computing, Virtual Holographic Video Conferencing, Instant Access
               Telemedicine, 3D CAD/CAM Engineering, Internet-Intranet
               Communications/Commerce, as well as all 77 channels (550 MHz) of
               analog broad band video.
               The 20-year warranty shall be a transferable warranty and include all
               labor to replace any defective components as well as the component
               replacement.
               The Category 6 channel with two (2) connection points shall have a
               minimum of 10dB Attenuation to Crosstalk Ratio (ACR), across the full
               frequency range of 1MHz - 149.1MHz. At no point across the
               frequency range of 1MHz - 149.1MHz shall the ACR drop below 10dB.
               The Delay Skew on the 100-meter channel shall not exceed 30 ns.
               The Category 6 cable and components shall be electrically backward
               compatible with existing Category 3, 5, 5E plus future networks.
               The Category 6 cable and components shall be physically compatible
               with existing installed base of equipment.
               The Category 6 cable and components shall not require special cords,
               specialty tools or special installation requirements.
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               Unless otherwise noted on the floor plans or within this document, all
               voice and data wall outlets for 24 AWG copper cable will be:
               8-position/ 8-conductor modular outlets Insulation displacement
               connectors
               Support Universal applications in a multi-vendor environment,
               accepting modular RJ-45 plugs.
               Provided with blank module inserts for all unused module locations.
               Jack module arrangement is shown on the drawings. Provide color-
               coded inserts at each outlet, termination block and at patch panels as
               shown on the drawings.
               Mounted in one, two or three gang utility outlet boxes as per the
               drawings.
               Equipped with EIA/TIA-T568A and EIA/TIA-T568B universal wiring
               labels.
Category 6 Outlets
     Acceptable Manufacturer and Part Number:
               Panduit CJ688TGXX or equal.
                All Category 6 outlets will meet or exceed NEXT, PS NEXT, FEXT,
                ELFEXT, PS ELFEXT and Category 6 transmission requirements for
                connecting hardware, as specified in ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-B.1
                Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard,
                Horizontal Cable Section, and be part of the UL® LAN Certification and
                Follow-up Program.
                The Category 6 outlets will be capable of being in a modular patching
                situation or as a modular WAO supporting current and evolving high-
                speed, high-bandwidth applications, including Ethernet, 1000BASE-T,
                Token Ring, 100 Mbps TP-PMD, 155 Mbps ATM, 622 Mbps ATM using
                parallel transmission schemes.
                The outlet will provide for the use of either the EIA/TIA-T568A or
                EIA/TIA-T568B wiring. Terminate cables using 568B wiring scheme.
                The Category 6 outlets will be capable of being installed at either a 45°
                or a 90° angle in any approved manufacturer modular faceplate, frame,
                or surface-mounted box avoiding the need for special faceplates.
                Work area outlets shall be installed with the appropriate insert to
                accept specified horizontal cable.
                Work area outlets installed in furniture shall adhere to the standards
                set forth by BICSI and TIA/EIA.
Faceplates
     Acceptable manufacturer:
               Panduit CFPL4WH and CFPL6WH Mini-com Classic Series
               Faceplates or equal.
                For all typical office outlet locations, the flush–mount faceplates will
                be available in quadplex arrangement in a single gang configuration.




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                Faceplate color will be coordinated with College Station ISD prior to
                purchase and installation.
                 All unused ports will be filled in with a blank module. The blank
                 module will match the faceplate for color.
                 Panduit PN# CMBWH-X or equal.
Horizontal Station Cable
     Acceptable Manufacturers:
               Panduit Category 6 (Part #: PUP6004BU-U) or equal.
                Jacket color will be Blue for Data and White for Voice.
                Service loops will be installed at the work area outlet above the conduit
                stub-up in a J-hook. Loop will be 36” of cable and configured in an
                industry standards compliant arrangement.
                Category 6 cables will extend between the station location and its
                associated MDF/IDF and consists of 4 pair, 24 gauge, UTP, and will
                terminate on 8 pin modular jacks provided at each outlet. The
                Contractor is responsible for knowing which outlets terminate at the
                proper IDF or MDF. Refer to the Communication Sheets for outlet
                locations terminating in the MDF/IDF. Do not change the MDF/IDF
                origination point for the channel without written authorization.
                Provide and install data cables for wireless AP’s as noted on drawings.
                10’ service loop required on all wireless drops. Terminate with RJ45
                male plug on station end.
                Cable jacket will comply with Article 800 NEC for use as plenum cable.
                The 4 pair UTP cable will be UL® and c (UL®) Listed Type CMP
                (plenum).
                All 4 pair Category 6 cables will conform to ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-B.1
                Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard,
                Horizontal Cable Section, and be part of the UL® LAN Certification and
                Follow-up Program.
               Applications standards supported should include, but not limited to,
               IEEE 802.3, 1Base5, 10BASE-T; IEEE 802.5, 4 Mbps, 16Mbps (328 ft
               [100m], 104 Workstations) and TP-PMD. In addition, cables will be
               capable of supporting current and evolving high-speed, high-bandwidth
               applications, including Ethernet, 1000BASE-T, Token Ring, 100 Mbps
               TP-PMD, 155 Mbps ATM, 622 Mbps ATM using parallel transmission
               schemes.
Fiber Optic Backbone
     Acceptable Manufacturer:
               Panduit, General or equal.
                Contractor will provide and install a fiber optic backbone from the MDF
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                Backbone Cable Physical Specifications:
                Plenum Rated
                Interlocking Aluminum Armored
                Aqua in color
                Backbone Cable Type and Strand Count:
                Twelve (12) strands of 50/125 µm Multimode, graded index Fiber Optic
                Cable
                Fiber optic cable will be capable of 10 Gigabit Transmission
                All fiber optic cable installation and products shall adhere to current
                BISCI and ANSI/TIA/EIA standards.
                All cable shall be continuous and non-spliced from termination point to
                termination point.
                Cable may not exceed allowable bend radius according to
                manufacturer, BISCI and ANSI/TIA/EIA standards.
                 Fiber optic cable shall have service loops of 20’ at each end and each
                 service loop shall be properly secured above ceiling.
Fiber optic cable enclosures
     MDFs
                Acceptable Manufacture and Part Number:
                Panduit Opticom FRME2 or equal.
     IDFs
                Acceptable Manufacture and Part Number:
                Panduit Opticom FRME1 or equal.
               Contractor shall provide all applicable parts for fiber termination
               enclosures provisioning for terminating strands. These parts may
               include, but are not limited to, connectors, adapter panels, bulkheads,
               termination kits, and consumables.
Category 6 patch panels
     Acceptable manufacturer:
               Panduit Mini-Com Modular Angled Patch Panel (PN:
               CPPA48FMWBLY) with Panduit CJ688TGXX inserts or equal.
                Contractor will calculate the number of ports based on the number of
                LAN outlets served by the IDF or MDF. All voice and data station
                cables will terminate on separate patch panels in separate racks (data
                cables in left rack and voice in right rack). Patch panel density must
                provide for an additional 10% growth capability.
                The Category 6 patch panels will meet or exceed Category 6
                requirements in ISO/IEC 11801, CENLEC EN 50173, FCC Part 68, and
                ANSI/TIA/EIA-568B.1 and will be UL Listed.




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                 All horizontal copper cable will be terminated on Category 6 Patch
                 Panel Inserts.
                 The jack panels will be 19-inch rack mountable and will have a rolled
                 edge design for rigidity.
                 Patch panel will provide labeling for all ports on the patch panel and will
                 have a removable port identification strip that is visible with cords in
                 place.
Fiber optic cable connectors
     Acceptable manufacturer
               Panduit or equal.
                 Termination shall be done with SC connectors.
fiber optic patch cords
     Acceptable manufacturer:
               Panduit Part #: F5D3-3M5 50/125 µm fiber optic patch cords-
               orange.
     Contractor will supply ten (10) duplex SC-to-SC 50/125 µm fiber optic patch
               cords.
               1. Panduit Part #: FZ0D3-3M3 10 Gig Aqua.
     Fiber optic patch cord shall be factory terminated.
Category 6 patch cords
     Acceptable manufacturer
         Panduit Category 6 or equal.
         Part #: UTPSPXXX or equal.
                 Patch cords shall be of the same, or better, cable type as the installed
                 horizontal cable.
                 Patch cords are an integral unit in the channel and shall be handled
                 with the same care and adhere to the same standards as the horizontal
                 and backbone cable.
                 Patch cords shall be provided by the Contractor at each terminated
                 point in a building.
                 Work Area patch cords shall be 10 feet in length
                 Provide 3, 5, and 10 feet patch cords for MDF/IDFs in quantity ratio of
                 15/80/5%
                 Coordinate all lengths and color with CSISD IT Staff. Standard district
                 color code will apply.
                 All patch cords must be pre-manufactured to specified length and may
                 not be lengthened, shortened, spliced, or field terminated by
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Equipment racks
                MDF and IDF Equipment Racks
                Acceptable Manufacturer: CPI
                Part Name: 4 post Mega Frame
                Quantity: Two (2)
                If racks are to be installed, Contractor will provide and install
                Equipment Racks.
                The equipment racks will be made of high strength 6061-T6 aluminum
                construction, black in color and include all required mounting hardware
                and vertical wire management on both sides of the rack.
                Racks will be mounted on an isolation pad and utilize non-conductive
                washers to secure the rack to the floor.
                Floor mounted open racks will be secured from the top rail to the
                backboard in the room with a length of cable runway to prevent
                movement.
                All racks will be grounded to the isolated ground bar within the
                MDF/IDF using a standard ground lug and #6 jacketed green cable.
                All racks will be bolted together and outside panels will be provided and
                installed by contractor.
Horizontal Cable Management System ─ mdf/idf (Not required)
                Acceptable Manufacturer: Panduit NCMH2 or equal.
                Contractor will provide and install Horizontal Cable Management.
                Cable Management System shall mount horizontally to equipment rack.
                The material shall be PCV rated for 94V-0, and incorporate bend radius
                control throughout the fingers, pass through holes and transitions
                between the horizontal and vertical pathways.
                It shall be UL listed; CSA certified and comply with ANSI/TIA/EIA-606
                standards.
                Cable management panels include hinged front cover and mounting
                hardware. Front cover shall open 180 degrees in up or down position.
                The manufacturer shall provide a one-year limited product warranty
                and a 15-year performance guarantee which can be extended to a
                Lifetime as part of a certified cabling system.
                Dimensions 3” H x 19” L x 3” D
Ladder Rack
                Acceptable Manufacturer: Chatsworth ladder rack 10250-712 and E-
                bends 10822-712
                Contractor will install 12” ladder rack in the MDF/IDF as shown in
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                Ladder rack will be black in color.
                Contractor will ground all ladder rack in the MDF/IDF.
                Contractor will secure the ladder rack to the top of the equipment rack
                with the proper mounting plate.
                Contractor will install protective boots at each end of the rack
                assembly.
               Contractor will be responsible for providing the required amount of
               support equipment including but not limited to wall angle brackets,
               triangle support brackets, butt splice kits, junction splice kits, cable
               runway E-bends, rack to runway mounting plates etc.
Cable Tray (Not required)
                Acceptable manufacturer and product is Wiremold Fieldmate WB
                Series Cable Tray.
                Telecommunications Contractor will provide and install a cable tray
                system above the drop ceiling as per the drawings.
                Cable tray will consist of 12” W x 2” D basket tray.
                Cable tray will be properly grounded.
              Contractor is responsible for all support materials required to install
              a functioning system as per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Non-continuous cable supports
     Requirements
              Non-continuous cable supports shall be ERICO CableCat J-HOOK
              series CAT12, CAT21, CAT32, CAT64, CAT21SS, CAT32SS,
              CAT64SS;
              Adjustable non-continuous cable support sling: ERICO CADDY
              CableCat CAT425;
              Multi-tiered non-continuous cable support assemblies: ERICO
              CADDY CATHBA and CableCat J-Hooks with screws; or approved
              equal.
     Description
                Non-continuous cable supports shall provide a bearing surface of
                sufficient width to comply with required bend radii of high-performance
                cables; cULus Listed.
                Non-continuous cable supports shall have flared edges to prevent
                damage while installing cables.
                Non-continuous cable supports sized 1 5/16” and larger shall have a
                cable retainer strap to provide containment of cables within the hanger.
                The cable retainer strap shall be removable and reusable and be
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               Non-continuous cable supports shall have an electro-galvanized or
               G60 finish and shall be rated for indoor use in non-corrosive
               environments.
               Stainless Steel non-continuous cable supports are intended for indoor
               and outdoor use in non-corrosive environments or where only mildly
               corrosive conditions apply.
               Constructed from steel and woven laminate; sling length can be
               adjusted to hold up to 425 4-pair UTP; rated for indoor use in non-
               corrosive environments. Rated to support Category 5 and higher cable,
               or optical fiber cable; cULus Listed.
               Adjustable non-continuous cable support sling shall have a static load
               limit of 100 lbs.
               Adjustable non-continuous cable support sling shall be suitable for use
               in air handling spaces.
               If required, assemble to manufacturer recommended specialty
               fasteners including beam clips, flange clips, C and Z purlin clips.
               Multi-tiered non-continuous cable support assemblies shall be used
               where separate cabling compartments are required. Assemblies may
               be factory assembled or assembled from pre-packaged kits.
               Assemblies shall consist of a steel angled hanger bracket holding up to
               six non-continuous cable supports, rated for indoor use in non-
               corrosive environments; cULus Listed.
               If required, the multi-tier support bracket may be assembled to
               manufacturer recommended specialty fasteners including beam
               clamps, flange clips, C and Z purlin clips.
               No support may be secured to the drop ceiling grid support wire.
               Contractors installing their support devices to the grid wire will replace
               the assembly at Contractor’s sole expense.
Unspecified equipment and material
               Any item of equipment or material not specifically addressed on the
               drawings or in this document and required to provide a complete and
               functional SCS installation will be provided in a level of quality
               consistent with other specified items.
Grounding system and conductors
                Telecommunications Grounding Busbars
                Telecommunications Main Grounding Busbar (TMGB)
                The SCS Contractor shall furnish and install a TMGB in the MDF.
                Coordinate location of TMGB prior to installation with College Station
                ISD.
                Contractor shall ensure the TMGB are installed using only
                manufacturer-approved installation methods and materials.
                Electrical contractor is responsible for proper grounding of TMGB to
                approved building ground.
                Manufacturer and PN: Chatsworth 40153-020
                Telecommunications Grounding Busbar (TGB)




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              The SCS Contractor shall furnish and install a TGB in each IDF.
              Coordinate location of TGB prior to installation with College Station
              ISD.
              Contractor shall ensure the TGB’s are installed using only
              manufacturer-approved installation methods and materials.
              SCS Contractor is responsible for proper grounding of TGB to TMGB.
              Manufacturer and PN: Chatsworth 13622-012
    Grounding Conductor
             The SCS Contractor will provide a #6 AWG stranded copper wire cable
             insulated with a green jacket between the ground bar located at the
             MDF and IDF and the equipment, termination, equipment rack, ladder
             and computer equipment grounding points using proper end
             attachment hardware.
             SCS Contractor shall attach grounding cable to appropriate end
             connecting hardware using manufacturer-approved materials and
             methods.
    Bonding and Grounding
             Communication bonding and grounding will be in accordance with the
              NEC® and NFPA.
             Horizontal cables and equipment will be grounded in compliance with
              ANSI/NFPA 70 and local requirements and practices.
              Horizontal equipment includes cross connect frames, patch panels and
             racks, cable support ladder rack, active telecommunication equipment
             and test apparatus and equipment.
    Telecommunications Bonding Backbone
            Contractor will provide a Telecommunications Bonding Backbone
            utilizing a #6-AWG or larger bonding conductor that provides direct
            bonding between the MDF (TMGB) and each IDF (TGB). This is part
            of the grounding and bonding infrastructure (part of the
            telecommunications pathways and spaces in the building structure),
            and is independent of equipment or cable.
            Telecommunications Bonding Backbone shall be in compliance with
            NEC Article 250 and ANSI/TIA/EIA-607.
            Always provide Telecommunications Bonding Backbone when using
            non-shielded backbone copper cable.

EXECUTION
Workmanship
              Components of the system will be installed in a neat, professional
              manner.
              Wiring color codes will be strictly observed and terminations will be
              uniform throughout the system.
              Identification markings and systems will be uniform.




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                ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-B wiring codes will standardize all SCS wiring.
               Cable ties are not allowed on-site.
               The College Station ISD’s experience is that Category 6 cable is
               irrevocably harmed with the use of cable ties.
               Cables bundled with tie wraps during any phase of the installation will
               be removed and replaced with new product at the Contractor’s
               expense.
               Contractor must receive written authorization from College Station ISD
               to use tie wraps for any purpose.
General description
                The wiring system components for COLLEGE STATION ISD will
                comply with all product specifications contained in PART 2.
                The structured cabling system will consist of the Work Area, Horizontal,
                and Backbone – Riser, Backbone – Campus, Main Distribution Frame
                (MDF) Intermediate Distribution Frame (IDF), Entrance Facility (EF)
                and Administration elements.
Work area
                Wiring and cords
                Contractor will supply the wiring or cords that connect terminal
                devices to information outlets in the proper lengths as outlined in
                PART 2.
Horizontal
     Horizontal Cabling
                Contractor will supply horizontal cables to connect each information
                outlet to the backbone subsystem on the same floor.
                Unless otherwise noted on the floor plans or within this document, the
                type of horizontal cables used for each work location will be 4-pair
                unshielded twisted pair (UTP).
                The 4-pair UTP cables will be run using a star topology format from the
                administration subsystem (MDF/IDF) to every individual WAO.
                The length of each individual run of horizontal cable from the
                administration subsystem (MDF or IDF) on each floor to the WAO will
                not exceed 295 ft (90 m).
                Cable shall be installed using manufacturer and Category 6 standards
                based practices.
                Any cable installed in violation of above practices and additional
                guidelines in this specification shall be removed and new cable
                installed at Contractor’s expense.
                Contractor will coordinate with electrical contractor for final pathways.
                All cable routes to be approved by the Architect and COLLEGE
                STATION ISD prior to installation of the cabling.
                During initial cable installation, or “rough-in,” cable shall be protected.
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Cable shall be protected with open-top boxes, properly used slings,
and approved barricades.
Cable shall not be suspended by tie wraps or any other means which
cause cable deformation (see 3.1.E).
Use wide-based support systems (slings) appropriate to bundle size to
support cable during rough-in phase.
Contractor shall not install cable in any conduit prior to the installation
of conduit bushings.
Contractor shall coordinate the acquisition and installation of conduit
bushings with electrical contractor.
Any anticipated delay of cable installation because of conduit or
conduit bushing installation shall immediately be brought to the
attention of the General Contractor and College Station ISD.
Contractor will observe the recommended bending radius and pulling
strength requirements of the 4-pair UTP cable during handling and
installation.
Bends which deform the cable jacket must be avoided.
Cables pathways leaving J-hooks to conduit stub outs shall be a
gradual sweep.
Each run of cable between the termination block and the information
outlet will be continuous without any joints or splices.
Cable runs must avoid electrical rooms.
Cable runs shall not be parallel to electrical pathways without proper
separation.
In suspended ceiling and raised floor areas where walker duct, cable
trays or conduit are not available, the Contractor will bundle station
wiring with hook-and-loop (Velcro) cable straps at appropriate
distances.
The cable bundling will be supported via J-hooks attached to the
existing building structure and framework.
Each J hook shall contain only one type of transmission media.
Cables shall not be support by ductwork.
Cables shall not wrap around building structural systems.
If the interior of walls is not obstructed, the Contractor will conceal
horizontal distribution wiring internally within the walls. If such
obstructions exist, Contractor will secure approval by the Architect and
COLLEGE STATION ISD prior to the use of an alternate method.
Every effort will be made to schedule the requirements under this
Contract in such a manner so as to complete all above ceiling work
prior to ceiling tile installation. In the event Contractor is required to
remove ceiling tiles, such Work will not break or disturb grid and must
be coordinated with the General Contractor.
The 4 pair UTP cable will be Underwriter's Laboratories (UL) listed type
MPR, MPP, CMR, or CMP as stated in this specification document.




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                 Conduit runs installed by the Contractor should not exceed 100 feet or
                 contain more than two 90-degree bends without utilizing appropriately
                 sized pull boxes.
                 Station cables and tie cables installed within ceiling spaces will be
                 routed through these spaces at right angles to electrical power circuits.
                 Work location information outlets
                 Supply and install outlets as shown on drawings and as directed by
                 College Station ISD.
Riser Backbone
                 Contractor will supply and install the transmission media and
                 terminating hardware to provide interconnection between the MDF and
                 each IDF in a star topology.
                 All cable routes to be approved by the Architect and COLLEGE
                 STATION ISD prior to installation.
                 All fiber optic cable will be of interlocking armored construction, and
                 terminated in the MDF/IDF with the proper fiber connector in rack
                 mounted fiber shelves as described in PART 2 of this specification.
                 Contractor will run the riser cables in a star topology, terminated in the
                 MDF at one end and each IDF at the other end.
                 The cable will support voice and data applications.
              Contractor will observe the bending radius and pulling strength
              requirements of all backbone cables during handling and installation.
Equipment room
    Terminations
               Contractor will not be responsible for connecting the trunk
               cross-connect and the distribution cross-connect to the common
               equipment such as PABX or host computer in the equipment room.
Administration
                 The administration subsystem will consist of wiring blocks and patch
                 panels for termination of copper cables or low profile fiber optic patch
                 panels for the termination of optical fibers.
                 All wall field layouts to be approved by College Station ISD prior to
                 installation.
     Fields
                 Voice and data station cabling will terminate in separate patch panels
                 and in separate racks (data cables in left rack and voice in right rack.
     Cross-connect wire, patch cords
              Contractor will supply cross-connect wire, copper and fiber patch for
              cross-connection and inter-connection of termination blocks, patch
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      Jumper type
                The type of jumper cables will depend on ANSI/EIA/TIA Category 6
                applications, or fiber application and the termination block used, i.e. a
                punch panel, a patch panel termination block, or fiber patch panel.
Installation
                All installation will be done in conformance with ANSI/EIA/TIA 568-B.1
                standards, federal and local standards and manufacturer design and
                installation guidelines.
                The Contractor will ensure that the maximum pulling tensions of the
                specified distribution cables are not exceeded and cable bends
                maintain the proper radius during the placement of the facilities. Failure
                to follow the appropriate guidelines will require the Contractor to
                provide, in a timely fashion, the additional material and labor necessary
                to properly rectify the situation. This will also apply to any and all
                damages sustained to the cables by the Contractor during the
                implementation.
     Bonding and Grounding
              The Contractor will be responsible for providing an approved ground at
               all newly installed distribution frames, and insuring proper bonding to
               all required installed equipment, devices, and support systems.
              The Contractor will also be responsible for ensuring ground continuity
               by properly bonding all appropriate cabling, closures, cabinets, service
               boxes, and framework.
              All grounds will consist of an insulated #6 AWG copper wire and will be
               supplied from an approved building ground and bonded to the main
               electrical ground.
              Grounding must be in accordance with the NEC, NFPA and all local
               codes and practices.
     Power Separation
              The Contractor will not place any distribution cabling alongside power
              lines, or share the same conduit, channel or sleeve with electrical
              apparatus.
     Miscellaneous Equipment
               The Contractor will provide any necessary screws, anchors, clamps,
               bundling straps, distribution rings, wire molding (MDF & IDF locations),
               miscellaneous grounding and support hardware, etc., necessary to
               facilitate the installation of the System.
     Special Equipment and Tools
               It will be the responsibility of the Contractor to furnish any special
               installation equipment or tools necessary to properly complete the
               System.
               Tools will include, but are not limited to:
                      Tools for terminating cables,
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                Supports for cable reels,
                Cable wenches.
Labeling ─ General
          Cable and pathway labeling will comply with ANSI/TIA/EIA-606-A-
          2002.This includes, but is not limited to the following systems:
                Spaces
                Pathways
                Cable
                Termination Hardware
                Termination Position
                Grounding & Bonding System
          Format of cable, faceplate insert, and patch panel port label will be
          the same
          The MDF identifier is “MDF”
          Patch panels will be labeled at the top “DATA” or “VOICE”.
          Each IDF will have a unique alpha character (e.g. IDF “A”)
          Numeric identifier will be determined by patch panel port position
                Cable terminated to upper left port on first patch panel will be
                001
                Cable terminated to upper left port on second patch panel will
                be 049 (presupposing the first patch panel is a 48 port patch
                panel)
     Examples:
          MDF 001
          IDF A 001
     8.The labeling scheme presented in this document will only apply to non-
          school related buildings. School buildings will require a slightly
          different labeling scheme. The school labeling scheme is presented
          in the “Labeling Scheme for College Station ISD Schools”
          document.
Labeling ─ Station Cable
          The Contractor will be responsible for printed labels for all cables and
          cords, distribution frames, and outlet locations, according to COLLEGE
          STATION ISD approved specifications at the time of delivery.
          The Contractor will label, according to CSISD cabling standards, all
          cable runs at the MDF/IDF and Station Cable locations.
          CSISD labeling standard requires the following information to be visible
                at each work area insert:
                MDF/IDF #
                Patch Panel Port #

           Examples:
               Cable from an IDF would be similar to: IDF B D or V007 where
                     “B” indicates IDF identifier, D or V represents data or voice,
                     and “007” indicates Patch Panel port #




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                     Cable from the MDF would be similar to: MDF D or V007 where
                            “MDF” indicates MDF, D or V represents data or voice, and
                            “007” indicates Patch Panel port #
                            MDF D012 or MDF V012
                The Contractor shall label both ends of each cable between 12 and 18”
                 inches of the termination.
                Labels shall be machine printed Brady (or equivalent).
                Labels will not be written by hand.
     Labeling ─ Face Plates
               The Contractor will label wall outlet covers on top or front with the
               cable drop identifier described above (3.8.F. & G.).
               Affix a machine printed Brady (or equivalent) on the faceplate to
               identify the insert channel.
     Labeling ─ Patch Panels
               Each Patch Panel will be labeled a the top with either DATA or Voice.
               Patch panel ports will be labeled using numeric identifier 01-48.
               The patch panel port on the upper left will be port 1. Sequence will be
               from left to right, then next row resume the number sequence (typically
               25-48).
               The next patch panel below the first will continue with the upper left
               port being 49 and the last bottom right port being 96. This scheme will
               continue for remaining patch panels.
               Patch panel port labeling shall be machine generated (Brady or
               equivalent).
               Labels shall not be written by hand.
               This labeling scheme will be required for both the data patch panels
               and the voice patch panels. If projector patch panels are present, they
               will also meet the same criteria.
     Cable Storage
               The Contractor will not roll or store cable reels without an appropriate
               underlay and the prior approval of COLLEGE STATION ISD or the
               Architect.
     Cable Records
              The Contractor will maintain conductor polarity (tip and ring)
              identification at the main equipment room (switch room), risers, and
              station connecting blocks in accordance with industry practices.
Testing
                All copper cable channels will comply with, and be tested to,
                ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-B standards for Category 6 channel installations.
                Testing of all copper wiring will be performed prior to system cutover.
                Contractor is required to notify College Station ISD three (3) days prior
                to testing.
                100 percent of the horizontal wiring pairs will be tested for opens,
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Horizontal wiring pairs will be tested from the installed information
outlet station cord to the MDF/IDF patch cord.
The Category 6 cable runs will be tested for conformance to the
specifications of EIA/TIA 568-B.1 Category 6 (channel test).
Category 6 horizontal cables will be tested according to test set
manufacturer’s instructions utilizing the latest firmware and software.
The tester will be certified to be in compliance with Category 6 testing
standards.
Testing will include all of the electrical parameters as specified in the
Products Section of this Section 271500.
Any pairs not meeting the requirements of the standard, including an
asterisk in results, will be accurately documented and immediately
communicated with College Station ISD, the Architect and the General
Contractor.
Contractor will provide two (2) hard copies of all test documentation
and two (2) CD ROM copies to the Owner with the final documentation.
Final documentation shall be delivered within five (5) or working days.
Contractor will provide one (1) hard copies of all test documentation
and one (1) CD ROM copies to the structured cable manufacturer(s)
with the final documentation.
Final documentation shall be delivered within five (5) or working days.
All fiber optic cable/connector channels will comply with, and be tested
to ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-B standards for fiber optic cable installations.
All fiber testing will be performed on all fibers in the completed end-to-
end system.
Testing will consist of a bi-directional end to end OTDR trace
performed per EIA/TIA 455-61.
The system loss measurements will be provided at 850 and 1310
nanometers for multimode fibers and 1310 and 1550 for single mode
fibers.
Loss Budget
Fiber links will have a maximum loss of:
       Allowable cable loss per km) (km of fiber in link) + (.4dB) (number
       of connectors) = maximum allowable loss
       A mated connector to connector interface is defined as a single
       connector for the purpose of this RFP.
Taking the sum of the bi-directional measurements and dividing that
sum by two will calculate loss numbers for the installed link.
Any link not meeting the requirements of the standard will be
accurately documented and immediately communicated with College
Station ISD, the Architect and the General Contractor.
Contractor will provide two (2) hard copies of all test documentation
and two (2) CD ROM copies to the Owner with the final documentation.
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REPAIR/RESTORATION
            The contractor will be responsible for damage to any surfaces or work
            disrupted as a result of his work. Repair of surfaces, including painting,
            will be included as necessary.
RE-INSTALLATION
             The Testing Contractor is not responsible for repairing or replacing any
             cable or connectors which do not meet testing standards.
FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
     Test Equipment
               The test equipment is required to meet current testing standards.
               The tester equipment is required to be calibrated per manufacturer’s
               specifications.
               The test equipment is required to be adjusted to match the installed
               cable.
               Any disputes involving the calibration and/or testing parameters will be
               resolved by the test equipment manufacturer.
Engineering
      Planning meetings and schedule
               An initial planning meeting will be held with the successful bidder to:
                     Clarify all requirements (systems, services, distribution methods,
                     etc.),
                     Identify responsibilities,
                     Schedule the events that will transpire during the implementation
                     of the project.
               Within a timeframe set by the General Contractor and College Station
               ISD of the initial meeting, the Contractor will provide a written report
               and project schedule to clearly document the events and
               responsibilities associated with the project to both the General
               Contractor and the College Station ISD.
     Project Record Documentation
               Upon completion of the project, Contractor will provide to College
               Station ISD for its records the following submittal package:
               MDF diagrams which will include:
                     cable routing
                     rack elevations
                     position of all components (MDF/IDF layout)
                     detailed layout of the wall field
                     labeling plan.
               Work Area Floor Plans which will Include:
                     drop location
                     detailed cable routes
                     approved labeling plan for all work areas. 
               Cross Connect Documentation which will include:




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                     cross connect records for all voice, and data devices which the
                     SCS Contractor will be responsible.
               Riser Distribution Plan
               Cable Tray, Conduit, and Raceway Plans
               Campus Distribution Plan (if applicable)
           Documentation will be in the following format:
               Four (4) hard copies and one reproducible sepia of all diagrams and
                     drawings in "D" size (24" x 36") or "E" size (30" x 42") as
                     appropriate,
               Four (4) electronic copies on CD-ROM.
                     CD-Rom will be identified with a machine generated labels with
                     the, Project Name, Client Name, Contractor Name and date of
                     production.
           Submitted Documentation shall be complete.
    Additional Records
               In addition to the engineering diagrams, the following items will be
               provided by the Contractor:
               A document indicating the MDF and IDF cable count assignments.
               Cable counts shall be clearly identified as to originating MDF/IDF and
                    channel identifier.
Damages
    The Contractor will be liable for any and all damages to portions of the building
          caused by it, its employees or subcontractors; including but not limited to:
          Damage to any portion of the building caused by the movement of tools,
           materials or equipment.
          Damage to any component of the construction of spaces "turned over" to the
           Contractor.
          Damage to the electrical distribution system and/or other space "turned
           over" to the Contractor.
          Damage to the electrical, mechanical and/or life safety or other systems
           caused by inappropriate operation or connections made by the Contractor or
           other actions of Contractor.
          Other damage to the materials, tools and/or equipment of COLLEGE
           STATION ISD, its consultants, General Contractor, subcontractors,
           Architect, other contractors, agents and lessees.
Penetrations of walls, floors and ceilings
     Prior consent
           The Contractor will make no penetration of floors, walls or ceiling without
           the prior consent of the Architect or General Contractor.
     Sealing penetrations
          Where penetrations through acoustical walls or other walls for cableways
          have been provided for the Contractor or made by the Contractor, such
          penetrations will be sealed by the Contractor in compliance with applicable
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          Where penetrations through fire-rated walls for cableways have been
          provided for the Contractor or made by the Contractor, the Contractor will
          seal such penetrations as required by code and as directed by the General
          Contractor.
On site move day support
     Technical Support
           If required by College Station ISD, the Contractor will provide technical
                 support consisting of two technicians for one (1) day at such time as
                 times as COLLEGE STATION ISD deems necessary during the
                 physical move to the site. The Contractor will check with College
                 Station ISD prior to providing support to determine if it is necessary
                 for the successful completion of the project.
           The personnel providing technical support will:
                 Have intimate knowledge of the installed System and Materials.
                 Be skilled in all use of equipment and materials used under the
                       Contract.
                 Be competent to troubleshoot and fix problems associated with
                       Contractor provided materials.
                 Have the test equipment, tools, and materials needed to
                       troubleshoot and remediate problems associated with
                       Contractor provided materials and installation.
Project Direction
     Single Point of Contact
                 Contractor will provide a single point of contact, i.e., Project Manager,
                 to speak for the Contractor and to provide the following functions:
                      Initiate and coordinate tasks with COLLEGE STATION ISD, its
                      General Contractor, Architect, and others as specified by College
                      Station ISD or General Contractor.
                      Provide day-to-day direction and on-site supervision of
                      Contractor personnel.
                      Ensure conformance with all Contract provisions.
               If the Project Manager is unable to remain continuously on site a
                project foreman will be required to remain. The project foreman will be
                responsible for day-to-day activities and reporting all status to the
                Project Manager.
     Manufacturer Warranty
              Contractor will provide the warranty for all installed products as
              covered by the structured cabling solution manufacturing Warranty
              Platform.
              Contractor will provide the warranty for all other installed products as
              covered by the respective manufacturers.
     Additional Warranty
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Completion of work
              At the completion of the System, the Contractor will restore to its
              former condition, all aspects of the project site and on a daily basis, will
              remove all waste and excess materials, rubbish debris, tools and
              equipment resulting from or used in the services provided under this
              Contract.
              All clean up, restoration, and removal noted above will be by the
              Contractor and at no cost to COLLEGE STATION ISD, the Architect or
              General Contractor.
              If the Contractor fails in its duties under this paragraph, COLLEGE
              STATION ISD or the General Contractor may upon notice to the
              Contractor perform the necessary clean up and deduct the costs
              thereof from any amounts due or to become due to the Contractor.
              Contractor will coordinate through the General Contractor for
              dumpsters and material storage locations.
              It will be the Contractor's responsibility to remove trash from the areas
              it is working in and bring trash and debris to the dumpster.
              The Contractor will not use the General Contractor's dumpsters or
              trash disposal without prior approval of the General Contractor.
Inspection
              The Project Manager and/or Manufacturer System Manager will
              perform on-going inspections during construction. All work will be
              performed in a high quality manner and the overall appearance will be
              clean, neat and orderly.
              The following will be examined and will comply satisfactorily in all
              instances.
              Is the design documentation complete?
              Are all cables properly labeled, from end-to-end?
              Is the cable type suitable for its pathway?
              Have the pathway manufacturer's guidelines been followed?
              Are all cable penetrations installed properly and fire stopped
              according to code?
              Have the Contractors avoided excessive cable bending?
              Have potential EMI and RFI sources been considered?
              Is cable pathway fill ratios correct for installed quantities?
              Are hanging supports within 48-60 inches (4-5 feet)?
              Does suspended cable exhibit some sag?
              Are telecommunications MDF/IDF terminations compatible with
              applications equipment?
              Have Patch Panel instructions been followed?
              jacket removal point
              termination positions
              all pair terminations tight with minimal pair distortions




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twists maintained up to Index Strip within ½” of termination
Have Modular Panel instructions been followed?
cable dressing first
jackets remain up to the Connecting Block
all pair terminations tight and undistorted
twists maintained up to the Connecting Block
Are connectors properly turned right side up in the Jack Panels
without cables wrapped or twisted around the Mounting Collars?
Have the correct outlet connectors been used?
Have outlets been wired correctly? (T568A or T568B)?
Is the cable jacket maintained up to the insert?
Are identification markings uniform, permanent and readable?
Has all grounding been properly installed for all required equipment
and locations?


                  END OF SECTION




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                                   SUBMITTALS



Vendor is required to return the following documents in the bid package:


             Signed “AUTHORIZATION” Sheet


             Signed “FELONY CONVICTION NOTICE” Sheet


             CONFLICT OF INTEREST QUESTIONNAIRE


             PRICING SHEET


             BIDDERS QUALIFICATIONS


             DEBARMENT AND SUSPENSION CERTIFICATE


             RESIDENCE CERTIFCATION

             REFERENCES




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                         RFB #10-004
                         CABLING BID
                        PRICING SHEET

BIDDERS NAME: __________________________________


Provide a bid based on the following:


  1.   1 run - 200’ to a single location $_______lot

  2.   4 runs - 200’ to a single location $ ________lot


  3.   10 runs - 200’ to multiple locations $________lot

  4.   10 runs - 200’ – 4 to one location, 6 to multiple locations
        $________lot

  5.   50 runs - 200’ to multiple locations $________lot


  6.   50 runs - 200’ – 4 to one location (x10), 10 to multiple
       locations $ ________lot


  7.   100 runs - 200’ to multiple locations $____lot


  8.   100 runs - 200’ – 4 to one location (x20), 20 to multiple
        locations $____lot


  9.   Rewire major portions of the District’s Central
       Administration office. $____lot




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                                    AUTHORIZATION


Bid Description: Cabling     Bidders Name:


In submitting RFB #10-004, I certify as follows:

1.    The prices in this Bid have been determined independently, without
      consultation, communication, or agreement for the purpose of restricting
      competition, as to any matter related to such prices, with any other bidder or
      with any competitor.

2.    I have read each of the Bid documents outlined in the RFB and agree to
      abide by the terms and conditions thereof.

      DATED: this          day of             , 2010

      Name of Firm:                                                          .

      Signature:                                                             .

      Name Typed:                                                            .

      Title:                                                                 .

      Firm's Address:                                                        .

                                                                             .

      S.S. or Fed.ID#:                                                       .

      Phone Number:                       FAX Number:                        .

      Email address: ___________________________________________

      Main Website Address: ____________________________________




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                             FELONY CONVICTION NOTICE
Statutory citation covering notification of criminal history of contractor is found in the
Texas Education Code '44.034.

FELONY CONVICTION NOTIFICATION

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: __________________________________

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

Signature of Company Official: _______________________________________

My firm is not owned nor operated by anyone who has been convicted of a felony.

Signature of Company Official: _______________________________________

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

Name of Felon(s): _________________________________________________
                     (Attach additional sheet if necessary)
Details of Conviction(s): ____________________________________________
                         (Attach additional sheet if necessary)

Signature of Company Official: ______________________________________




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                                  APPENDIX A



INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

    The Contractor, before starting work for the school district, must furnish the
    District with a Certificate of Insurance or other acceptable evidences from a
    reputable insurance company or companies (such companies to be acceptable
    to the District) licensed to write insurance in the State of Texas, showing that the
    Contractor is covered by the insurance as follows:

    General Public Liability Insurance. With limits for bodily injury of not less than
    (100,000/$300,000 and for property damage of not less than $100,000. The
    policy shall be on the Comprehensive General Liability form and shall include
    coverage for acts of contractors.

    Automobile Public Liability Insurance. With limits for bodily injury liability of not
    less than $100,000/$300,000 and for property damage of not less than $100,000
    on all self-propelled vehicles used in connection with the contract, whether
    owner, non-owned or hired.

    Umbrella Excess Liability. Not less than $1,000,000.

    Statutory Worker=s Compensation and Employer=s Liability Insurance. In the
    event any work is sublet, the Contractor shall require the subcontractor similarly
    to provide the same coverage and shall himself acquire evidence of such
    coverage on behalf of the subcontractor.

    The Certificates of Insurance furnished to the District shall contain a provision
    that coverage under such policies shall not be canceled or materially changed
    until at least thirty (30) days prior written notice has been given to the District.
    CSISD shall be named as co-insured.




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                          REFERENCE FORM

Proposal shall include a minimum of three (3) references for which the vendor
has provided cabling. Please include school/company name, address, and
name of contact person and telephone number of reference:

School/Company________________________________________________
Address______________________________________________________
Contact___________________________ Phone______________________


School/Company________________________________________________
Address______________________________________________________
Contact___________________________ Phone______________________


School/Company________________________________________________
Address______________________________________________________
Contact___________________________ Phone______________________


School/Company________________________________________________
Address______________________________________________________
Contact___________________________ Phone______________________




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                        Fiscal Year: 2008-2009
                        County: Brazos

         CLASSIFICATION             RATE                              NOTES
Acoustic Ceiling Installer           12.75
Asbestos Abatement Worker            10.97
Carpenter                            12.78
Concrete – Pour and Finish           13.88
Drywall Installer                    10.26
Electrician – Journeyman             18.90
Electrician – Apprentice             11.03
Elevator Mechanic – Journeyman       26.72
Elevator Mechanic – Apprentice       17.20
Fire Protection – Journeyman         16.01
Fire Protection – Apprentice         11.34
Formbuilder                          11.33
Glazier                              17.00
HVAC – Journeyman                    20.66
HVAC – Apprentice                    12.25
HVAC – Controls Installer            16.05
Insulator – Building                 12.61
Insulator – MEP                      10.97
Ironworker                           15.15
Laborer                               9.85
Mason                                17.43
Equipment Operator – Light           13.86
Equipment Operator – Heavy           15.24
Painter                              11.66
Plasterer                            11.90
Plumber – Journeyman                 22.39
Plumber – Apprentice                 12.90
Reinforcing Steel Worker              9.85
Roofer                               11.58
Stone Mason                          17.08
Waterproofer                         11.99
                                                  Receive rate prescribed for craft performing
Weldor
                                                  operation to which welding is incidental.




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

This questionnaire reflects changes made to the law by H.B. 1491, 80th Leg., Regular Session.                 OFFICE USE ONLY

This questionnaire is being filed in accordance with Chapter 176, Local Government Code                 Date Received
by a person who has a business relationship as defined by Section 176.001(1-a) with a local
governmental entity and the person meets requirements under Section 176.006(a).
By law this questionnaire must be filed with the records administrator of the local governmental
entity 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 knowingly violates Section 176.006, Local
Government Code. An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.
1   Name of person who has a business relationship with local governmental entity.



2
           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 the 7th business day after the date the originally filed questionnaire becomes incomplete or inaccurate.)
3
    Name of local government officer with whom filer has employment or business relationship.



                                                        Name of Officer

     This section (item 3 including subparts A, B, C & D) must be completed for each officer with whom the filer has an
     employment or other business relationship as defined by Section 176.001(1-a), Local Government Code. 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, other than investment
     income, from the filer of the questionnaire?

                           Yes                  No

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

                           Yes                  No

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


                           Yes                 No

     D. Describe each employment or business relationship with the local government officer named in this section.




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             Signature of person doing business with the governmental entity                         Date


                                                                                                                        Adopted 06/29/2007
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