Pine Telephone Company

Request for Proposal

Routers

Posted 09/27/2011

Proposals are due by COB

09/10/2011

 

This RFP is for 4 separate proposals.  A separate proposal for each contract will be required.  The Proposals are due by COB on October 10, 2011.  Please submit by email all proposals to RFP@pine-net.com.  Please use the English System of measurement in all correspondence.  The contract which will be used is linked under “Standard Purchase Contract” on the www.pinetelephone.com home page.   Please contact us before the RFP deadline for specific questions or to give a presentation on your product.   

 

Contract 1                 29 routers

Contract 2                 30 routers

Contract 3                 23 routers

Contract 4                 10 routers & 1 Core router

 

Below is a list of general router specifications.  Listed features are not mandatory.   If your product is missing a feature please list and explain.  Likewise if your product has more advanced features please list and explain.  The routers will be used at cell sites for QOS and resiliency of the network.  The network cell sites are linked in a ring/mesh by both fiber and microwave.   Cell site back to the core based the route with the least latency, traffic loading and availability and to automatically reroute in the event of link failure or link congestion.

 

Cell Site router

General

-48VDC 

Extended temperature operating range

2 GIG SFP ports (2 GIG MM SFP included)

8 FE ports

Full featured NMS must be included-provisioning, monitoring, traffic and statistics

L3 switching line rate of >350 MBps

Support LTE

 

 

L2 feature

Supports IEEE802.1q, IEEE802.1p, IEEE 802.3ad, and IEEE 802.1ab

Supports STP/RSTP/MSTP, RRPP, and VLAN Switch

 

L3 feature

Supports IPv4, IPv6

Supports OSPFv2, RIPv2, and IS-IS, BGPv4, and Static routing protocols

Supports dynamic ARP and static ARP table entries

Supports VLAN IF interface

 

MPLS feature

Supports LDP and RSVP-TE

Supports L2VPN (VPLS/H-VPLS/VLL)

Supports MPLS/BGP L3VPN

Supports MPLS-TP OAM

 

QoS

Supports DiffServ mode based on traffic classification

Supports traffic classification based on VLAN, 802.1p, and VLAN+802.1p

Supports WRED

Supports trTCM

Supports traffic shaping based on ports

Supports eight priority queues for each port

Supports PQ and WFQ scheduling modes

Supports HQoS

 

Network Reliability

Supports GR

Supports LSP1:1, PW Redundancy, IP/LDP FRR,TE FRR, and VPN FRR

Supports NQA, MPLS TP OAM, BFD for LSP, PW, IGP, and IPv4

Supports IEEE 802.1ag, IEEE 802.3ah, and ITU-T Y.1731

Clock Supports 1588v2, ACR, T1 Line Clock, and Synchronous Ethernet clock

 

 

Below is a list of general Core router specifications.  Listed features are not mandatory.   If your product is missing a feature please list and explain.  Likewise if your product has more advanced features please list and explain.  The Core router will be used for Cell site aggregation and Fiber to the home aggregation.

 On the cell site aggregation: The core router will be aggregating traffic from all of the cell site routers in this RFP and will control the QOS and resiliency of the network by routing and rerouting traffic based on availability and traffic load. 

Fiber to the home aggregation: The core router will also serve as the aggregation point for our fiber to the home project which will have approximately 50 fiber to the home nodes connected to it.  IPTV will be offered across the fiber network.  Please describe your product in a fiber to the home deployment and any pitfalls to be aware of in choosing a fiber to the home aggregation router.

Core Router

General

 

 -48VDC 

Redundant power, processing and switch fabric

CALEA

Deployed with 60 1 GIG ports and 2 10 GIG ports

Capable of 120 1 GIG ports and 20 10 GIG ports

Full slot switching rate capacity for any installed line card

Please list total switching rate capacity

IPSEC

Full featured NMS must be included-provisioning, monitoring, traffic and statistics

Support LTE

 

IPv4

 Supports the static routing protocol and IPv4 dynamic routing protocols such as RIP, OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP-4.

 

IPv6

Supports various technologies for transition from IPv4 to IPv6: manual tunnel configurations, automatic tunnel configurations, IPv6-to-IPv4 (6-to-4) tunneling,

Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) tunneling and Intra-Site Automatic tunnel Addressing Protocol (ISATAP) tunneling.

 

Supports IPv4 over IPv6 tunneling and IPv6 Provider Edge Router (6PE)

Supports the IPv6 static routing protocol

Supports IPv6 dynamic routing protocols such as RIP Next Generation (RIPng), OSPFv3, IS-ISv6, and BGP4+

Supports IPv6 neighbor discovery and path Maximum Transmission Unit (PMTU) discovery

Supports Transmission Control Protocol Version 6 (TCP6), ping IPv6, traceroute IPv6, socket IPv6, static IPv6 Domain Name System (DNS), specifying the IPv6 DNS server, Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) IPv6 client, and IPv6 policy-based routing.

 

Supports Internet Control Message Protocol Version 6 (ICMPv6) Management Information Base (MIB), User Datagram Protocol Version 6 (UDP6) MIB, TCP6 MIB, and IPv6 MIB.

 

MPLS

Supports LDP over TE, VPLS, H-VPLS, policy-based routing in VPN.

Supports MPLS L2VPNs in either Martini or Kompella mode

Supports VLL/VPLS access L3VPNs

Supports QinQ, MPLS/BGP L3VPN, and inter-AS VPN Option A/B/C

Supports MPLS-TP

 

Layer 2

Supports IEEE802.1q, IEEE802.1p, IEEE 802.3ad, and IEEE 802.1ab.

Supports the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP), RRPP, DHCP+, VLAN switching, and user binding

 

Reliability

Supports BGP GR, IS-IS GR, and OSPF GR.

Supports LDP GR, Resource-Reservation Protocol (RSVP) GR, and Non-StopForwarding (NSF).

Supports VLL/VPLS/L3VPN GR/NSF.

Supports multicast NSF

Supports BGP/IS-IS/OSPF/LDP/RSVP-TE/PIM/ISSU Non-Stop Routing (NSR).

Supports In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU).

Supports fast convergence of Interior Gateway Protocols (IGPs), BGP, and multicast routing

Supports IP/LDP/VPN/TE/VLL FRR.

Supports IP Auto FRR

Supports BFD for the static routing protocol and protocols such as IS-IS, RSVP, LDP, TE, Label Switched Path (LSP), PW, OSPF, BGP, VRRP, PIM, and RRPP.

 

Supports RRPP.

Supports MPLS OAM and Ethernet OAM, Y.1731.

Supports backup of service routers, PW redundancy, and PWE3 end-to-end protection

Supports E-Trunk, E-APS, E-STP.

 

QoS

Supports Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED), DS-TE capability with a maximum of eight CTs, five-level H QoS scheduling, VLL/PWE3 QoS, and MPLS H-QoS

 

Supports the last mile QoS

Supports multicast replication of IPoE access users

 

Multicast

Supports IGMPv1, IGMPv2, IGMPv3, IGMP snooping, multicast VPN, and IPv6 multicast

Supports static multicast routes

Supports multicast routing protocols: PIM-DM, PIM-SM, PIM-SSM, Multicast source Discovery Protocol (MSDP), and Multi-protocol BGP (MBGP)

 

Supports the deployment of both multicast and TE

Supports multicast CAC

 

IPv4 Supports the static routing protocol and IPv4 dynamic routing protocols such

as RIP, OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP-4.

 

IPv6

Supports various technologies for transition from IPv4 to IPv6: manual tunnel configurations, automatic tunnel configurations, IPv6-to-IPv4 (6-to-4) tunneling, Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) tunneling, and Intra-Site Automatic Tunnel Addressing Protocol (ISATAP) tunneling.

 

Supports IPv4 over IPv6 tunneling and IPv6 Provider Edge Router (6PE)

Supports the IPv6 static routing protocol

Supports IPv6 dynamic routing protocols such as RIP Next Generation (RIPng) , OSPFv3, IS-ISv6, and BGP4+.

Supports IPv6 neighbor discovery and path Maximum Transmission Unit (PMTU) discovery

Supports Transmission Control Protocol Version 6 (TCP6), ping IPv6, traceroute IPv6, socket IPv6, static IPv6 Domain Name System (DNS), specifying the IPv6 DNS server, Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) IPv6 client, and IPv6 policy-based routing.

 

Supports Internet Control Message Protocol Version 6 (ICMPv6) Management Information Base (MIB), User Datagram Protocol Version 6 (UDP6) MIB, TCP6 MIB, and IPv6 MIB.

 

MPLS

Supports LDP over TE, VPLS, H-VPLS, policy-based routing in VPN.

Supports MPLS L2VPNs in either Martini or Kompella mode

Supports VLL/VPLS access L3VPNs.

Supports QinQ, MPLS/BGP L3VPN, and inter-AS VPN Option A/B/C.

Supports Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) E1, Inverse Multiplexing over ATM (IMA), and Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM) PWE3 Supports MPLS-TP

 

Layer 2

Supports IEEE802.1q, IEEE802.1p, IEEE 802.3ad, and IEEE 802.1ab.

Supports the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP), RRPP, DHCP+, VLAN switching, and user binding

 

Reliability

Supports BGP GR, IS-IS GR, and OSPF GR.

Supports LDP GR, Resource-Reservation Protocol (RSVP) GR, and Non-Stop Forwarding (NSF).

Supports VLL/VPLS/L3VPN GR/NSF.

Supports multicast NSF

Supports BGP/IS-IS/OSPF/LDP/RSVP-TE/PIM/ISSU Non-Stop Routing (NSR).

Supports In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU).

Supports fast convergence of Interior Gateway Protocols (IGPs), BGP, and multicast routing

Supports IP/LDP/VPN/TE/VLL FRR.

Supports IP Auto FRR

Supports BFD for the static routing protocol and protocols such as IS-IS, RSVP, LDP, TE, Label Switched Path (LSP), PW, OSPF, BGP, VRRP, PIM, and RRPP.

Supports RRPP.

Supports MPLS OAM and Ethernet OAM, Y.1731.

Supports backup of service routers, PW redundancy, and PWE3 end-to-end protection.

Supports E-Trunk, E-APS, E-STP.

 

QoS

Supports Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED), DS-TE capability with a maximum of eight CTs, five-level H-QoS scheduling, VLL/PWE3 QoS, and MPLS H-QoS

Supports the last mile QoS

Supports multicast replication of IPoE access users

 

Multicast

Supports IGMPv1, IGMPv2, IGMPv3, IGMP snooping, multicast VPN, and IPv6 multicast

Supports static multicast routes

Supports multicast routing protocols: PIM-DM, PIM-SM, PIM-SSM, Multicast source Discovery Protocol (MSDP), and Multi-protocol BGP (MBGP)

Supports the deployment of both multicast and TE

Supports multicast CAC

 

Other proposal requirements:

 

i.                Terms for breach. Proposals must provide for administrative, contract or legal remedies for any breach or violation of the contract terms by the Vendor and appropriate remedial action.

 

ii.               Termination clause. Proposals must include a termination clause indicating the manner by which termination will be effected and the basis for settlement.  In addition, the clause will describe the conditions under which the contract may be terminated by default and the conditions under which the contract may be terminated for circumstances beyond the control of the Vendor.

 

 

iii.              Access to documents.  Proposals must include a provision permitting PTC, the Department of Commerce, the Comptroller General of the US, or any of their duly authorized representatives to have access to any books, documents, papers and records of the Vendors applicable to the Project for the purpose of making audits, examinations, excerpts and transcriptions.

 

iv.              Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. §§ 327, 333).  Proposals involving construction work or work that includes the employment of mechanics or laborers must include a provision for compliance with Sections 102 and 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. 327, 333), as supplemented by Department of Labor regulations (29 CFR Part5).

 

v.               Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. § 7401 et seq.) and the Federal Water Pollution Act (33 U.S.C. §1251 et seq.).  Proposals must contain a provision agreeing to abide by the Clean Air Act and the Federal Water Pollution Act.

 

vi.              Byrd Anti-Lobbying Amendment (31 U.S.C. § 1352). All Vendors must file the Byrd Anti-Lobbying Amendment certification, certifying that the Vendor will not and has not used Federal appropriated funds to pay any person or organization for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a member of congress, office or employee of Congress, or an employee of a member of Congress in connection with obtaining any Federal contract, grant or any other award covered by 31 U.S.C. § 1352.

 

vii.             Equal Employment Opportunity. Proposals must include a provision requiring compliance with Executive Order (“E.O.”) 11246, “Equal Employment Opportunity,” as amended by E.O. 11375, “Amending Executive Order 11246 Relating to Equal Employment Opportunity,” and as supplemented by regulations at 41 CFR Part 60, “Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Equal Employment Opportunity, Department of Labor.”

 

viii.            Copeland “Anti-Kickback” Act (18 U.S.C. § 874 and 40 U.S.C. § 276c). Proposals for contracts greater than $2,000 in construction or repair must include compliance with the Copeland “Anti-Kickback” Act.

 

ix.              Davis-Bacon Act, as amended (40 U.S.C. § 276a to 276a-7). Proposals for contracts greater than $2,000 must include a provision for compliance with the Davis-Bacon Act, including, specifically, payment of prevailing wage, weekly payroll distribution and timely and accurately providing records to PTC to demonstrate compliance. 

 

x.               Debarment and suspension (E.O.s 12549 and 12689): Proposals must include a statement indicating that the Vendor is not listed in the General Services Administration’s List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement or Non-procurement Programs in accordance with Executive Orders 125449 and 12689.

 

xi.              Signage:  Proposals must include a statement that all construction sites (if any) will display signage that features the ARRA Primary emblem in a prominent location on site.  The emblem must be displayed no less than six (6) inches in diameter.

 

 

 

 

Please check site often for updates.  If planning to submit a proposal please email rfp@pine-net.com and you will be emailed when the site is updated.  Please email all questions or concerns to email address above.  PTC reserves the right to modify, change or cancel this RFP at any time.  PTC has the right to refuse any or all proposals.