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HARRIS COUNTY



Job No
.


REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

12/0008


COVER SHEET




PROPOSAL

FOR:
Harris County Public Safety 4G LTE System Expansion with Opportunities for
Additional Infrastructure, Equipment, In
stallation, Integration, and Maintenance



DUE

DATE
:

Monday,
February 6
, 201
2



Due no later than

2:00 P.M.
local time in Houston
, T
exas.
Proposal
s received
later than the date and time above

will not be considered
.


OFFERORS NOTE
:


Carefully read

all instructions, requirements and specifications. Fill out all forms
properly and completely. Submit your
proposal

with all appropriate supplements
and/or samples in an appropriately sized envelope or box. PACKAGE MUST
SHOW THE JOB NU
MBER, DESCRIPTION

AND BE MARKED
"SEALED
PROPOSAL
".



RETURN
PROPOSAL

TO:


HARRIS COUNTY PURCHASING AGENT


1001 PRESTON AVENUE, SUITE 670


HOUSTON, TEXAS 77002



Buyer
:

Patty Kenyon at 713
-
755
-
7909 or patty.kenyon@pur.hctx.net




Total Amount of Proposal:

$



Company Nam
e:














Company Address:














City, State, Zip Code:















Taxpayer Identification Number (T.I.N.):











Telephone
:
__________
___
___
_____
___

F
ax:_____________________

e
-
mail
:_____________________________


Do you carry Healt
h Insurance on your employees?



Yes


No


If yes, what % of employees: ____%


How did you hear of this job?

Newspaper



Other



Print Name















Signature:















Ve
ndor must sign in INK; failure to sign WILL disqualify the offer. All prices must be typewritten or written in ink.


Revised
0
4
/10

PAK/jjg




INTENT TO RESPOND


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DATE:












TO:


Patty Kenyon @ 713
-
755
-
7909 or
patty.kenyon@pur.hctx.net




FROM:














Name and Phone Number

















Company Name
















Street Address














City, State, Zip)




RE:


Vendor’s intent to respond to Job #

12/0008



In order that Harris County
may
determine

potential vendor’s interest in this job, please check one of the
below and fax form to (713) 755
-
6695
. Thank you.


Our company intends to respond to this job ______________


Our company declines to respond to this job _____________


Optional
: Reason for declining ________________________


Declining to respond will not eliminate the vendor from future consideration for jobs with Harris County.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS


This
bid
/proposal package includes the components checked below. If the item

is not

checked, it is not applicable to
this
bid/
proposal. Offerors are asked to review the documentation to be sure that all applicable parts are included. If
any portion of the documentation is missing, notify the Purchasing Department immediately.

Offeror should be
thoroughly familiar with all of the following items applicable to the
proposal
/proposal before submitting an offer.


__X__

1.

Cover Sheet
-


Complete this page, sign
IN INK

and return it.


__X__

2.

Table of Contents
-

This page lists th
e applicable components of this
bid
/proposal documentation.


__X__ 3.

General Requirements
-

It is offeror’s responsibility to be thoroughly familiar with the General
Requirements.


__X__

4.

Special Requirements/Instructions
-


This section provides inform
ation needed in order to make
an offer properly. Special requirements supersede General Requirements when applicable.


__X__

5.

Specifications
-

This section contains a detailed description of the goods/services sought by the
County.


__X__ 6.

Pricing/Del
ivery Information
-

This form is used to solicit exact pricing of goods/services, delivery,
and other costs.


__X__

7.

Attachments

__
X
__


a.
Tax Form/Debt/Residence Certification
-

Complete this form and return it with
your offer.


__
X
__

b.
Bid

Gua
ranty & Performance Bond Information & Requirements
-

This form
applies only to certain
bid
s
/proposals. All public work contracts over $25,000
require a Payment Bond and over $100,000 must also have a Performance Bond, in a
form approved by the County. P
lease read carefully and fill out completely.



__
X
__

c.

Bid
Check Return Authorization Form
-

This form applies only to certain
bids
/proposals. Read this form carefully and fill it out completely.




_____

d.

Vehicle Delivery Instructions
-

Included on
ly when purchasing vehicles.




__
X
__

e.

Minimum Insurance Requirements
-


Included in specific requirements when
applicable (does not supersede “Hold Harmless” section of General Requirements).




_____

f.

Worker’s Compensation Insurance Coverage Rule 11
0.110
-


This requirement
is applicable for a building or construction contract.


__
X
__

g.

Financial Statement
-


When this information is required, you must use this form
or submit acceptable financial documents.


__
X
___


h.

Reference Sheet
-

When refere
nces are required, you must use this form.



_____

i.

HIPAA Requirements



__
X
__

j.

Other
-

From time to time other attachments may be included.


Revised 11/09

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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR
PROPOSALS


READ THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT CAREFULLY. FOLLOW ALL
INSTRUCTIONS. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE
FOR FULFILLING ALL REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS. BE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THEM.


General Requirements apply to all advertised
requests for proposals
; however, these may be superseded, whole or in part, by
the SPECIAL RE
QUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTIONS OR OTHER DATA CONTAINED HEREIN. Review the Table of
Contents. Be sure your
proposal

package is complete.


ACCESS TO RECORDS

In special circumstances, vendor may be required to allow duly authorized representatives of Harris Coun
ty, the Harris County
Hospital District or the state and federal government

access to contracts, books, documents, and records necessary to verify the
nature and extent of the cost of services provided by vendor.




ADDENDA

When specifications are revised,

the Harris County Purchasing Department will issue an addendum addressing the nature of the
change. Offerors must
sign and include it in the returned
proposal

package.


ASSIGNMENT

The successful offeror may not assign, sell or otherwise transfer this con
tract without written permission of Harris County
Commissioners Court.


AWARD

Harris County reserves the right to award this contract on the basis of LOWEST AND BEST OFFER in accordance with the
laws of the State of Texas, to waive any formality or irregul
arity, to make awards to more than one offeror, to reject any or all
proposal
s. In the event the lowest dollar offeror meeting specifications is not awarded a contract, the offeror may appear
before the Commissioners Court, Hospital District Board of Mana
gers, the Juvenile Board or other applicable governing body
and present evidence concerning his responsibility after officially notifying the Office of the Purchasing Agent of his inten
t to
appear.


BONDS

If this
proposal requires

submission of
proposal

gu
arantee and performance bond, there will be a separate page explaining
those requirements.
Offers

submitted without the required
proposal
bond or cashier's checks are not acceptable.


CERTIFICATION REGARDING DEBARMENT, SUSPENSION INELIGIBILITY, AND VOLUNT
ARY
EXCLUSION

The Contractor certifies by execution of this Contract that it is not ineligible for participation in federal or state assist
ance
programs under Executive Order 12549, "Debarment and Suspension." The Contractor further agrees to include this

certification in all contracts between itself and any subcontractors in connection with the services performed under this
Contract. Contractor also certifies that contractor will notify Harris County in writing immediately if contractor is not in

complia
nce with Executive Order 12549 during the term of this contract. Contractor agrees to refund Harris County for any
payments made to the contractor while ineligible.


CONTRACT OBLIGATION

Harris County Commissioners Court must award the contract and the Cou
nty Judge or other person authorized by the Harris
County Commissioners Court must sign the contract before it becomes binding on Harris County or the offerors. Department
heads are NOT authorized to sign agreements for Harris County. Binding agreements
shall remain in effect until all products
and/or services covered by this purchase have been satisfactorily delivered and accepted.


CONTRACT RENEWALS

Renewals may be made ONLY by written agreement between Harris County and the offeror. Any price escalati
ons are limited
to those stated by the offeror in the
original
proposal
.

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DIGITAL FORMAT

If offeror obtained the
proposal

specifications in digital format in order to prepare a response,
the
proposal

must be submitted
in hard copy

according to the instruc
tions contained in this
proposal

package. If, in its
proposal

response, offeror makes any
changes whatsoever to the County's published
proposal

specifications, the County's
proposal

specifications
as published

shall
control. Furthermore, if an alteration

of any kind to the County's published
proposal

specifications is only discovered after the
contract is executed and is or is not being performed, the contract is subject to immediate cancellation.


DISQUALIFICATION OF OFFEROR

Upon signing this
proposal

do
cument, an offeror offering to sell supplies, materials, services, or equipment to Harris County
certifies that the offeror has not violated the antitrust laws of this state codified in Texas Business and Commerce Code §15
.01,
et seq., as amended, or the f
ederal antitrust laws, and has not communicated directly or indirectly the
proposal

made to any
competitor or any other person engaged in such line of business. Any or all
proposal
s may be rejected if the County believes
that collusion exists among the of
ferors.
Proposal
s in which the prices are obviously unbalanced may be rejected. If multiple
proposal
s are submitted by an offeror and after the
proposal
s are opened, one of the
proposal
s is withdrawn, the result will be
that all of the
proposal
s submitte
d by that offeror will be withdrawn; however, nothing herein prohibits a vendor from
submitting multiple
proposal
s for different products or services.


E
-
MAIL ADDRESSES CONSENT

Vendor affirmatively consents to the disclosure of its e
-
mail addresses that ar
e provided to Harris County, the Harris County
Flood Control District, the Harris County Hospital District including its HMO, the Harris County Appraisal District, or any
agency of Harris County. This consent is intended to comply with the requirements of

the Texas Public Information Act, Tex.
Gov’t Code Ann. §522.137, as amended, and shall survive termination of this agreement. This consent shall apply to e
-
mail
addresses provided by Vendor, its employees, officers, and agents acting on Vendor’s behalf a
nd shall apply to any e
-
mail
address provided in any form for any reason whether related to this
bid
/proposal or otherwise.


EVALUATION

Evaluation shall be used as a determinant as to which proposed items or services are the most efficient and/or most eco
nomical for
the County. It shall be based on all factors which have a bearing on price and performance of the items in the user environm
ent.
All proposals are subject to negotiations by the Purchasing
Department

and other appropriate departments, with re
commendation
to the appropriate governing body. Compliance with all requirements, delivery and needs of the using department are
considerations in evaluating proposals.
Pricing is NOT the only criteria for making a recommendation.

A preliminary
evaluati
on by Harris County will be held and appropriate proposals will be subjected to the negotiating process. Upon completion
of the negotiations, Harris County will make an award. All proposals that have been submitted shall be available and open fo
r
public
inspection after the contract is awarded except for trade secrets or confidential information contained in the proposals and
identified as such.


FISCAL FUNDING

A multi
-
year lease or lease/purchase arrangement (if requested by the Special Requirements/Inst
ructions), or any contract
continuing as a result of an extension option, must include fiscal funding out. If, for any reason, funds are not appropriat
ed to
continue the lease or contract, said lease or contract shall become null and void on the last day
of the current appropriation of
funds. After expiration of the lease, leased equipment shall be removed by the offeror from the using department without
penalty of any kind or form to Harris County. All charges and physical activity related to delivery,
installation, removal and
redelivery shall be the responsibility of the offeror.


GOVERNING FORMS

In the event of any conflict between the terms and provisions of these requirements and the specifications, the specification
s
shall govern. In the event of
any conflict of interpretation of any part of this overall document, Harris County's interpretation
shall govern.


GOVERNING LAW

This
request for
proposal

is governed by the competitive
bid
ding requirements of the County Purchasing Act, Texas Local
Governm
ent Code, §262.021
et seq.,
as amended. Offerors shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and
regulations. Offeror is further advised that these requirements shall be fully governed by the laws of the State of Texas an
d that
Harris
County may request and rely on advice, decisions and opinions of the Attorney General of Texas and the County Attorney
concerning any portion of these requirements.


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GRANT FUNDING

Any contract entered into by the County that is to be paid from grant fund
s shall be limited to payment from the grant funding
and the vendor/provider understands that the County has not set aside any County funds for the payment of obligations under a

grant contract. If grant funding should become unavailable at any time for t
he continuation of services paid for by the grant,
and further funding cannot be obtained for the contract, then
the sole recourse of the provider shall be to terminate any further
services under the contract and the contract shall be null and void
.


HIPAA

COMPLIANCE

Offeror agrees to comply with the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Pub. L.
No. 104
-
191 (codified at 45 C.F.R. Parts 160 and 164), as amended ("HIPAA"); privacy and security regulations promulgated

by the United States Department of Health and Human Services ("DHHS"); Title XIII, Subtitle D of the American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Pub. L. No. 111
-
5, as amended ("HITECH Act"); provisions regarding Confidentiality of
Alcohol and Drug Abu
se Patient Records (codified at 42 C.F.R. Part 2), as amended; and TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE
ANN. §§ 81.046, as amended, 181.001 et seq., as amended, 241.151 et seq., as amended, and 611.001 et seq., as amended
collectively referred to as "HIPAA", to the e
xtent that the Offeror uses, discloses or has access to protected health information
as defined by HIPAA.


Offeror may be required to enter a Business Associate Agreement pursuant to HIPAA.


HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT

Contractor, the successful offeror, shall

indemnify and hold Harris County harmless from all claims for personal injury, death
and/or property damage resulting directly or indirectly from contractor's performance. Contractor shall procure and maintain
,
with respect to the subject matter of this
proposal
, appropriate insurance coverage including, as a minimum, public liability and
property damage with adequate limits to cover contractor's liability as may arise directly or indirectly from work performed
under terms of this
proposal
. Certification

of such coverage must be provided to the County upon request.


INSPECTIONS & TESTING

Harris County reserves the right to inspect any item(s) or service location for compliance with specifications and requiremen
ts
and needs of the using department. If an
offeror cannot furnish a sample of a
proposal

item, where applicable, for review, or
fails to satisfactorily show an ability to perform, the County can reject the
proposal

as inadequate.


INVOICES AND PAYMENTS

Offerors shall submit an original invoice on e
ach purchase order or purchase release after each delivery, indicating the purchase
order number. Invoices must be itemized. Any invoice, which cannot be verified by the contract price and/or is otherwise
incorrect, will be returned to the offeror for co
rrection. Under term contracts, when multiple deliveries and/or services are
required, the offeror may invoice following each delivery and the County will pay on invoice. Contracts providing for a
monthly charge will be billed and paid on a monthly basis

only. Prior to any and all payments made for goods and/or services
provided under this contract, the offeror should provide his Taxpayer Identification Number or social security number as
applicable. This information must be on file with the Harris Coun
ty Auditor’s office. Failure to provide this information may
result in a delay in payment and/or back
-
up withholding as required by the Internal Revenue Service.


MAINTENANCE

Maintenance required for equipment proposed should be available in Harris County

by a manufacturer
-
authorized maintenance
facility. Costs for this service shall be shown on the Pricing/Delivery Information. If Harris County opts to include maint
enance,
it shall be so stated in the purchase order and said cost will be included. Serv
ice will commence only upon expiration of
applicable warranties and should be priced accordingly.


MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS

Under the "Hazardous Communication Act", commonly known as the "Texas Right To Know Act", an offeror must provide to
the County
w
ith each delivery
, material safety data sheets which are applicable to hazardous substances defined in the Act.
Failure of the offeror to furnish this documentation will be cause to reject any
proposal

applying thereto.


NEW MILLENIUM COMPLI
ANCE

All produ
cts and/or services furnished as part of this contract must be compliant for the present year and forward. This applies
to all computers including hardware and software as well as all other commodities with date sensitive embedded chips.


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POTENTIAL CONF
LICTS OF INTEREST

An outside consultant or contractor is prohibited from submitting a
proposal

for services on a Harris County project of which
the consultant or contractor was a designer or other previous contributor, or was an affiliate, subsidiary, join
t venturer or was in
any other manner associated by ownership to any party that was a designer or other previous contributor. If such a consultan
t
or contractor submits a prohibited
proposal
, that
proposal

shall be disqualified on the basis of conflict of

interest, no matter
when the conflict is discovered by Harris County. Potential
propos
ers are advised that they may have disclosure requirements
pursuant to Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 176.


This law requires persons desiring to do business with

the County to
disclose any gifts valued in excess of $250 given to any County Official or the County Official’s family member, or
employment of any County Official or the County Official’s family member during the preceding twelve (12) month period.


The
disclosure questionnaire must be filed with the Harris County Clerk.


Refer to Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 176
for the details of this law.


PRICING

Prices for all goods and/or services shall be firm for the duration of this contract and shall be
stated on the Pricing/Delivery
Information form.
Prices shall be all inclusive: No price changes, additions, or subsequent qualifications will be honored
during the course of the contract.

All prices must be written in ink or typewritten. Pricing on al
l transportation, freight,
drayage and other charges are to be prepaid by the contractor and included in the
proposal

prices. If there are any additional
charges of any kind, other than those mentioned above, specified or unspecified, offeror MUST indicat
e the items required and
attendant costs or forfeit the right to payment for such items. Where unit pricing and extended pricing differ, unit pricing

prevails.


PROPOSAL

FORM COMPLETION

Fill out and return to the Harris County Purchasing Department ONE (
1) complete
proposal

form in an appropriately sized
envelope or box.
PACKAGE MUST SHOW THE JOB NUMBER, DESCRIPTION AND BE MARKED “SEALED
PROPOSAL
.”

An authorized representative of the offeror should sign the
Proposal

Cover Sheet. The contract will be
bi
nding only when signed by Harris County, funds are certified by the County Auditor and or the Hospital District, as
applicable, and a Purchase Order issued.


PROPOSAL

RETURNS

Offerors must return all completed
proposal
s to the Harris County Purchasing Depa
rtment reception desk at 1001 Preston
Avenue, Suite 670, Houston, Texas
before 2:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME IN HOUSTON, TEXAS

on the date specified.
Late
proposal
s will not be accepted
. Electronic
proposal
s requiring documentation, samples, etc. which cannot be
uploaded must be
received in the Purchasing Office by the due date and time. Signatures requiring confirmation will be confirmed by the
Purchasing Office.


PURCHASE ORDER AND DELIVERY

The successful offeror shall not deliver products or provide services w
ithout a Harris County Purchase Order, signed by an
authorized agent of the Harris County Purchasing Department. The fastest, most reasonable delivery time shall be indicated b
y
the offeror in the proper place on the Pricing/Delivery Information form. An
y special information concerning delivery should
also be included, on a separate sheet, if necessary. All items shall be shipped
F.O.B. INSIDE DELIVERY

unless otherwise
stated in the specifications. This shall be understood to include bringing merchandis
e to the appropriate room or place
designated by the using department. Every tender or delivery of goods must fully comply with all provisions of these
requirements and the specifications including time, delivery and quality. Nonconformance shall constit
ute a breach which
must be rectified prior to expiration of the time for performance. Failure to rectify within the performance period will be
considered cause to reject future deliveries and cancellation of the contract by Harris County without prejudice

to other
remedies provided by law.
Where delivery times are critical, Harris County reserves the right to award accordingly
.


RECYCLED MATERIALS

Harris County encourages the use of products made of recycled materials and shall give preference in purchasi
ng to products
made of recycled materials if the products meet applicable specifications as to quantity and quality. Harris County will be
the
sole judge in determining product preference application.


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SCANNED OR RE
-
TYPED RESPONSE


If in its response,
offeror either electronically scans, re
-
types, or in some way reproduces the County's published proposal package,
then in the event of any conflict between the terms and provisions of the County's published proposal package, or any portion

thereof, and the

terms and provisions of the response made by offeror, the County's proposal package
as published

shall control.
Furthermore, if an alteration of any kind to the County's published proposal package is only discovered after the contract is

executed and is
or is not being performed, the contract is subject to immediate cancellation.


SEVERABILITY

If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, phrase or word of these requirements or the specifications shall be
held
invalid, such holding shall not af
fect the remaining portions of these requirements and the specifications and it is hereby
declared that such remaining portions would have been included in these requirements and the specifications as though the
invalid portion had been omitted.


SILENCE O
F SPECIFICATIONS

The apparent silence of specifications as to any detail, or the apparent omission from it of a detailed description concernin
g any
point, shall be regarded as meaning that only the best commercial practice is to prevail and that only mater
ial and workmanship
of the finest quality are to be used. All interpretations of specifications shall be made on the basis of this statement. T
he items
furnished under this contract shall be new, unused of the latest product in production to commercial t
rade and shall be of the
highest quality as to materials used and workmanship. Manufacturer furnishing these items shall be experienced in design and

construction of such items and shall be an established supplier of the item
proposal
.


SUPPLEMENTAL MATER
IALS

Offerors are responsible for including all pertinent product data in the returned
proposal

package. Literature, brochures, data
sheets, specification information, completed forms requested as part of the
proposal

package and any other facts which may

affect the evaluation and subsequent contract award should be included. Materials such as legal documents and contractual
agreements, which the offeror wishes to include as a condition of the
proposal
, must also be in the returned
proposal

package.
Fail
ure to include all necessary and proper supplemental materials may be cause to reject the entire
proposal
.


TAXES

Harris County is exempt from all federal excise, state and local taxes unless otherwise stated in this document. Harris Coun
ty
claims exempti
on from all sales and/or use taxes under Texas Tax Code §151.309, as amended. Texas Limited Sales Tax
Exemption Certificates will be furnished upon written request to the Harris County Purchasing Agent.


TERM CONTRACTS

If the contract is intended to cover

a specific time period, the term will be given in the specifications under SCOPE.


TERMINATION

Harris County reserves the right to terminate the contract for default if offeror breaches any of the terms therein, includin
g
warranties of offeror or if the o
fferor becomes insolvent or commits acts of bankruptcy. Such right of termination is in addition
to and not in lieu of any other remedies which Harris County may have in law or equity. Default may be construed as, but not

limited to, failure to deliver t
he proper goods and/or services within the proper amount of time, and/or to properly perform any
and all services required to Harris County's satisfaction and/or to meet all other obligations and requirements. Harris Coun
ty
may terminate the contract with
out cause upon thirty (30) days written notice.


TERMINATION FOR HEAL
TH AND SAFETY VIOLAT
IONS.

Harris County has the option to terminate this contract immediately without prior notice if offeror fails to perform any of i
ts
obligations in this contract if t
he failure (a) created a potential threat to health or safety or (b) violated a law, ordinance, or
regulation designed to protect health or safety.


TITLE TRANSFER

Title and Risk of Loss of goods shall not pass to Harris County until Harris County actually

receives and takes possession of
the goods at the point or points of delivery. Receiving times may vary with the using department. Generally, deliveries may

be made between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Offerors are advised to consult

the using department for
instructions. The place of delivery shall be shown under the "Special Requirements/Instructions" section of this
proposal

package and/or on the Purchase Order as a "Deliver To:" address.

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WAIVER OF SUBROGATION

Offeror and offero
r's insurance carrier waive any and all rights whatsoever with regard to subrogation against Harris County as
an indirect party to any suit arising out of personal or property damages resulting from offeror's performance under this
agreement.


WARRANTIES

O
fferors shall furnish all data pertinent to warranties or guarantees which may apply to items in the
proposal
. Offerors may not
limit or exclude any implied warranties. Offeror warrants that product sold to the County shall conform to the standards
estab
lished by the U.S. Department of Labor under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. In the event product does
not conform to OSHA Standards, where applicable, Harris County may return the product for correction or replacement at the
offeror's exp
ense. If offeror fails to make the appropriate correction within a reasonable time, Harris County may correct at the
offeror's expense.




VENDORS OWING TAXES OR OTHER DEBTS

Pursuant to TX Local Government Code 262.0276, Harris County Commissioners Court
has adopted a policy which requires
that vendors’ taxes and other Harris County debts be current as of the date
bids
/proposals are due.
Propos
e
rs

with delinquent
county taxes or other county debts on the due date will not be eligible for award. Whether o
r not a vendor’s taxes are
delinquent will be determined by an independent review of the Tax Office records. Prior to submitting an offer, vendors are

encouraged to visit the Tax Office website at www.hctax.net, set up a portfolio of their accounts and m
ake their own initial
determination of the status of their tax accounts. Vendors who believe a delinquency is reflected in error must contact the T
ax
Office to correct any errors or discrepancies prior to submitting their offer in order to ensure that thei
r offer will be considered.
Furthermore, if, during the performance of this contract, a vendor’s taxes become delinquent or a vendor becomes otherwise
indebted to Harris County, Harris County reserves the right to provide notice to the Auditor or Treasur
er pursuant to Texas
Local Government Code §154.045. This policy is effective for all
bids
/proposals due on or after November 1, 2009.
































Revised
04/10

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SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTIONS


The following requirements and instruct
ions supersede General Requirements where applicable.


VENDOR INSTRUCTIONS

Responses to this Request for Proposal (RFP) shall be formatted and organized in the following order for
consistency and easy screening:



All proposals must be typed, single spaced,
and printed single
-
sided on 8 ½” by 11” paper.



One original,
clearly marked “ORIGINAL”
, and five (5) copies,
clearly marked “COPY”,

must
be submitted in separate three
-
ring, loose
-
leaf binders with identification of the vendor, the job
number as located on

the RFP cover sheet, and the RFP title on the front cover.
Complete RFP
response must be provided via paper copies and electronically in Microsoft format on CD
-
ROM. Three (3) complete CD
-
ROMs are required.



The complete proposal response must be sealed in
an envelope or box for delivery to the Office of
the Harris County Purchasing Agent per instructions in the Proposal Returns paragraph of the
General Requirements section.



All documents must be labeled with the vendor’s name and the job number. Any respon
se received
by the Office of the Harris County Purchasing Agent that is not identified on the outside with the job
number will be at risk for rejection.



Each section of the vendor’s response should start on a new page. A tabbed divider page marked
with th
e section number should separate each section.



Prepare a Table of Contents for the proposal being submitted and place it before Section I. The
Table of Contents must list Sections I
-
VII and the contents of each section.


Section I:

RFP Cover Sheet, Transm
ittal Letter, Residence Certification (Attachment a),
Insurance (Attachment e), and signed Addenda (when applicable; see Addenda under
General Requirements)


The transmittal letter should include:



Company name and address; name, title, email, telephone an
d fax number of person(s) to
be contacted for clarifications or additional information regarding proposal;



Name, title, email, telephone and fax number of person authorized to contractually
obligate vendor’s company with proposal and any future negotiatio
ns; and



A brief
statement summarizing the vendor’s understanding of the project and relevant
experience


Section II:

Scope of Service/Narrative of Proposed Services



Describe your firm’s philosophy, approach(es) and preferred methods for meeting
requiremen
ts and/or deliverables in the Specifications.



Provide the greatest amount of meaningful detail possible to describe the proposed
products/services. Indicate if vendor can meet the specifications, or if the
specifications can be met only under certain con
ditions or circumstances. If vendor

is not able to meet the specification, briefly explain why, noting any concerns or issues
Harris County should be aware of.



Provide a timeline indicating deliverables, vendor responsibilities and resources needed
fro
m Harris County.


Mere reiterations of specifications are strongly discouraged, as they do not provide insight
into the vendor’s ability to meet the specifications.

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Section III:

Pricing Information


Se
e PRICING/DELIVERY INFORMATION page for instructions.


Section IV:

Organizational Information/Qualifications



Vendor’s history, background and principal officers



Company organization chart



Description of project team organization; names and resumes of te
am members



Audited Financial Statements



Licenses/accreditations



References


Section V:

Legal Documents


Include any standard agreement(s) and/or contracts(s) associated with
vendor’s response.



Section VI:

Questionnaire
(Attachment k)


Vendor must comp
lete and return all answers to the
questionnaire in the order in which they are listed. Failure to do so may result in
disqualification.



Section VII:

Miscellaneous


State exceptions to any of the requirements in this RFP, if any. Company
brochures, ma
rketing materials, or any other information vendor deems appropriate to the
RFP response may be included in this section.


Harris County will not be liable for any costs incurred by the vendor in preparing a response to this RFP.
Vendors submit proposals
at their own risk and expense. Harris County makes no guarantee that any
products or services will be purchased as a result of this RFP, and reserves the right to reject any and all
proposals. All proposals and accompanying documentation will become the
property of Harris County. All
proposals are open to negotiation.


The vendor is expected to examine all documents, forms, specifications, and all instructions. Failure to
do so will be at vendor’s risk.


At and after opening, proposals will NOT be par
t of the public record and subject to disclosure, but will be
kept confidential until time of award and execution of an agreement. When an award is made and an

agreement is executed, proposals are subject to review under the “Public Information Act”. To

the extent
permitted by law, vendors may request in writing non
-
disclosure of confidential data. Such data shall
accompany the proposal, be readily separable from the proposal, and shall be CLEARLY MARKED
“CONFIDENTIAL”.
For those portions identified
as confidential by the vendor, Harris County must
rely on advice, decisions and opinions of the Attorney General of the State of Texas relative to the
disclosure of data or information.


EVALUATION PROCESS

All proposals will be examined by an evaluation c
ommittee consisting of various Harris County personnel
and Harris County Purchasing.


Proposals that do not conform to the instructions or which do not address all the services as specified may
be eliminated from consideration. However, Harris County, res
erves the right to accept such a proposal if it
is determined to be in the best interest of Harris County.

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While Harris County appreciates a brief, straightforward, concise reply, the proposer must fully und
erstand
that the evaluation is based on the information provided. Accuracy and completeness are essential.
Omissions, ambiguous and equivocal statements may be construed against the proposer. The proposal
response may be incorporated into any contract w
hich results from this RFP, and vendors are cautioned not
to make claims or statements it is not prepared to commit to contractually. Failure of the vendor to meet
such claims will result in a requirement that the vendor provide resources necessary to mee
t submitted
claims.


Harris County Purchasing may initiate discussions with selected vendors; however, discussions
may not

be
initiated by vendors. Harris County Purchasing expects to conduct discussions with vendor’s
representatives authorized to contr
actually obligate the vendor with an offer. Vendors shall not contact any
Harris County personnel during the RFP process without the express permission from the Office of the
Harris County Purchasing Agent. Harris County Purchasing may disqualify any ven
dor who has made site
visits, contacted Harris County personnel or distributed any literature without authorization from Harris
County Purchasing.


All correspondence relating to this RFP, from advertisement to award shall be sent to the Harris County
Pur
chasing. All presentations and/or meetings between Harris County and the vendor relating to this RFP
shall be coordinated by the Harris County Purchasing.


Selected vendors may be expected to make a presentation/product demonstration to an evaluation
co
mmittee. Proposals, vendor presentations and product/service evaluations may develop into negotiating
sessions with the vendor(s) as selected by the Evaluation Committee. Harris County expects to conduct
negotiations with vendor’s representatives authori
zed to contractually obligate the vendor with an offer.
If vendor is unable to agree to contract terms and conditions, Harris County reserves the right to terminate
contract negotiations with that vendor and initiate negotiations with another vendor.


E
VALUATION CRITERIA

Award shall be made to the responsible vendor
(s)

whose proposal is determined to be the best evaluated offer
resulting from negotiations and taking into consideration all aspects of proposal impact items
including, but
not limited to, co
mpliance with published specifications, capabilities in terms of experience, skill, ability,
business practice, financial capacity, integrity, previous performance, reputation, and any other factors
which could be relevant in determining successful, profic
ient, efficient performance

and the following in
order of relative importance:


1.

Proposed products, services and integration;

2.

Technical specifications and Software Evaluation;

3.

Integration with existing Ericsson infrastructure and applications;

4.

Understandin
g of the work to be performed
;

5.

Technical approach and methodology to accomplish the work
;

6.

Pricing;

7.

Vendor’s professional reputation for integrity and compliance with state and federal law;

8.

Past performance history with Harris County (if applicable);

9.

Traini
ng and ongoing support


Submission of a proposal implies the vendor's acceptance of the evaluation criteria and vendor’s recognition
that subjective judgments must be made by the Evaluation Committee.


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Speci
al consideration
may/
will be given to
vendors

who propose a detailed solution that specifically
addresses the following:


1.

A Priority of Service Management Capability In A Dynamic Environment:


The BIG
-
Net LTE network will be providing public safety broadba
nd services for various public
safety agencies with a need to insure that a specific application or applications is delivered to a
specific user or users in a given scenario. This priority of service capability must function and operate
within the 3GPP st
andards.

2.
Integration To Existing Land Mobile Radio System (LMR);


HC Regional Radio manages a large P25 LMR network with Federal, State and Local public safety
users. This network will need to be integrated to the BIG
-
Net broadband infrastructure w
ith the ability
to also connect to other P25 LMR networks to provide voice communications between networks.

3.

Flexibility and configurability:



The broadband network that is being built by this RFP infrastructure will evolve over time to meet the
gr
owing needs of the County and its other public safety partners and users. Given this fact, HC will
strongly prefer products whose underlying architecture

provides and facilitates the ease of future
expansion and integration with other local, regional and
national infrastructure.

4.

eNodeB LTE Infrastructure:



LTE eNodeB infrastructure that meets the FCC requirements for band class 14 and any requirements
for the Public Safety Broadband Plan.

5.

Innovative Technical Solution:


Several technical requi
rements expressed in this RFP (e.g. Priority Management Capability, Video
Management, PTT, etc.) provide an opportunity for the
vendor
s to differentiate themselves through
the simplicity, elegance and robustness of their proposed solutions. HC is eager to

hear about
solutions that not only meet the requirements expressed in the RFP, but also go above and beyond in
terms of their specific offering.


REFERENCES

Vendor must provide a minimum of three (3) references using Attachment h or letters of reference f
rom
companies for whom vendor has provided similar services in the past twelve months as demonstration of
vendor’s prior experience. Letters must include the following information:




Organization/client name/address



Name of contact person



Telephone number
for contact



Vendor services or products provided to this client



Harris County prefers professional
qualifications

and
experience

of prime vendor and its staff with a
minimum

of five (5) to eight (8) years of relevant experience providing public safety
comm
unications infrastructure, and integration services.


References provided must be current and verifiable. Harris County will conduct reference checks to verify
and validate vendors past performance. Reference checks indicating poor or failed performance

by vendor
will be
cause for rejection of the response submitted. In addition, failure to provide verifiable letters of
reference or Attachment h will be cause for rejection of the response submitted.

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AWARD

Harris County anticipates awarding to a single vendor. However, Harris County reserves the right to award
to more than one vendor if in the best interest of Harris County.


No award can be made until approved by Harris County Commissioners Court.

This
RFP does not obligate
Harris County to the eventual purchase of any product/service described, implied or which may be
proposed. Progress toward this end is solely at the discretion of Harris County and may be terminated at
any time prior to execution of
an agreement.


LEGAL DOCUMENTS

Vendor should submit any agreement for products/services which may be required by the vendor’s
organization to enter into a contract with Harris County. The awarded vendor will be required to execute
an agreement with Harris
County which finalizes the terms and conditions set forth in vendor’s proposal,
best and final offer, and any negotiations between vendor and
Harris County
. The agreement is subject to
review and amendment by the Harris County Attorney’s Office.


INVOICES

Vendor shall submit an invoice upon completion of each deliverable. Deliverables will be considered
complete only upon written acceptance by Harris County. Each invoice shall include deliverable(s)
completed and the price for each. No charges may be bi
lled to Harris County unless such costs are
explicitly included in the agreement.


PERFORMANCE BOND

A bid bond or bank cashier’s check only (company checks are not acceptable) in the amount of 5% of the
total amount of the proposal is required, and must be

submitted with Vendor proposal. The successful
Vendor(s) is required to furnish a performance bond in the amount of 100% of proposal within ten (10)
days of the award. The performance bond must remain in effect for the duration of the contract including
r
enewals.


Upon award, Vendors will be sent a performance bond application.


If a Vendor is not awarded,
bank cashier’s checks will be returned within (10) ten days of award.


If a Vendor is awarded, checks will
be returned (10) ten days after receipt of pe
rformance bond.


GRANT FUNDING

Any contract entered into by the County that is to be paid from grant funds shall be limited to payment
from the grant funding and the vendor/provider understands that the County has not set aside any County
funds for the pay
ment of obligations under a grant contract. If grant funding should become unavailable
at any time for the continuation of services paid for by the grant, and further funding cannot be obtained
for the contract, then
the sole recourse of the provider shal
l be to terminate any further services under the
contract and the contract shall be null and void
.


CONTRACT TRANSITION

In the event services end by either contract expiration or termination, it shall be incumbent upon the
vendor to continue services, if
requested by Harris County Purchasing, until new services can be
completely operational.


The vendor acknowledges its responsibility to cooperate fully with the
replacement vendor and Harris County to ensure a smooth and timely transition to the replacemen
t
vendor.


Such transitional period shall not extend more than ninety (90) days beyond the
expiration/termination date of the contract, or any extension thereof.


The vendor shall be reimbursed for
services during the transitional period at the rate in eff
ect when the transitional period clause is
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invoked by Harris County.


During any transition period, all other terms and conditions of the agreement
shall remain in full force and effect as originally written.


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SPECIFICATIONS


Harris County Public Safety 4G LTE System Expansion
with Opportunities for Additional
Infrastructure, Equipment, Installation, Integration, and Maintenance



SCOPE

Harris County

is accepting proposals from qualified vendors
to
provide

s
ervices for the categories listed
below
.


Category 1 has a hard deadline of May 31, 2012 and includes the installation, integration, and project
management of seven (7) eNodeB packages on existing Harris County and partners’ infrastructure.


Categories 2,
3, and 4 include unit pricing for specific equipment as listed including installation, integration,
and project management services.

Qualified vendors are not required to bid on all four (4) categories, but
must bid on at least one (1) category.


A descrip
tion of each scope category is provided
herein
.

Due to security sensitivity of the project Harris
County will not share any pertinent background information including site locations and maps until
time of
Best and Final.


Vendors are encouraged to review t
his entire Request for Proposal (RFP) upon receipt. All questions
regarding this RFP must be in writing and may be sent by email to patty.kenyon@pur.hctx.net or by fax
to 713
-
755
-
6695, Attention: Patty Kenyon, before 2:00 p.m. local time in Houston on
Jan
uary
19
, 2012
.


RENEWAL

(Maintenance Only)


Harris County may consider three (3) three
-
year or three (5) five
-
year renewal options, renewable one
year at a time, based upon the same terms, conditions and pricing as the original year.


Renewal is subject
t
o approval by the County Commissions Court. Once renewal options are exhausted, the contract must be
rebid.
Harris County reserves the right to rebid at any time as is in its best interest and is not
automatically bound to renew.


PRE
-
PROPOSAL CONFERENCE


A Pre
-
Proposal Conference will be held on Monday, January 23, 2012 at
10
:00 am

at 1001 Preston,
Suite 670, Houston, Texas 77002.
All vendors are encouraged attend in order to have a better
understanding of the requirements of this RFP.
All questions
mu
st

be emailed to
patty.kenyon@pur.hctx.net

or faxed to (713) 755
-
6695,
Attention: Patty Kenyon, before 2:00 p.m.
January
19
, 2012.


Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations should contact
Pat
ty Kenyon at 713
-
755
-
7909
at
least two (2) days prior to the pre
-
proposal conference.


PROJECT PHASES

Harris County

expects the vendor or vendors to provide
a
project timeline that allows for slippage and
meets the May 31, 2012 deadline for Category 1.


RO
LES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Harris County recognizes that the
v
endor
teams will need to collaborate effectively with Harris County in
order to achieve a successful implementation of the BIG
-
Net, Services, Microwave, and Priority
Management Capability. The pu
rpose of this section is to outline Harris County’s expectations in terms
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of the relative distribution of roles and responsibilities. In general, Harris County is seeking to engage a
vendor who is capable of delivering a turnke
y solution for expansion of
the Harris County

LTE project
and integration of various other pieces to create a seamlessly integrated environment.


REQUIREMENTS

These specifications are intended as guidelines only. They are indicative of the type and class
of product
desired and are in no way intended to be exclusionary. The Harris County reserves the right to evaluate the
products proposed at no expense to Harris County.


Category 1


Fully Installed

and Integrated

by May 31, 2012

1.

Installation
and integrat
ion
of
seven (
7
)

eNodeB

packages

on existing Harris County
and partners’
infrastructure. Existing infrastruct
ure heights range from 120


175

feet

and are
a mixture of guy
-
wired,
monopole, and
self
-
supporting towers
.

Installation shall fully comply with R5
6
grounding standards.

Anticipated coverage maps will be required at time of best and final.

2.

Provide
,
install
, and integrate

new microwave backhaul equipment at

seven

(
7
)

locations on existing
Harris County
and partners’
infrastructure

to include a radio p
ath
paper
study

to determine proper
installation criteria
.

Provide pricing options

per location

for
the following
parameters
:

a.

Site to site distance: 15 miles

b.

Licensed frequencies

c.

Redundant path topography

d.

Heights: 120 feet to 175

feet

e.

Assume unobstructed

path

3.

Provide

and

install
Ericsson SSC
-
02 or equivalent

power supplies

with
Ericsson
BBS 6101

or equivalent

battery backup

for

seven (
7
)

eNodeB

packages
.

Provide pricing

options

for the following backup times:

a.

8 hours

b.

16 hours

c.

25 hours

4.

Provide and install
electrical
equipment necessary for
tie
-
in to
existing

Harris County and partners’

supplied
electrical s
ervice

to power

7
locations

per

R56 grounding standards and

NEC
, inclusive of

gateway integration at regional gateway and upper core for
seven (
7
)

additi
onal nodes

including the
c
ommissioning of eNodeB’s into

the

existing LTE
Evolved Packet Core (
EPC
)
.

5.

Provide commissioning services including Interoperability Testing (IOT) to ensure full communication of

seven (
7
)

additional nodes through
the
regional gate
way to upper core. IOT shall ensure that provided
system interfaces are completely understood to work with existing
equipment

at the regional gateway and
upper core without any restricted access or implementation.

6.

Provide
and integrate
a realtime video sol
ution with priority of services management capabilities
into
existing Situator platform owned by Harris County
,

including
production of
gateway
(s)

to ensure
system
interfaces
completely
work without any restricted access or implementation.

The priority of
services
management capability shall take in consideration the user and the user’s function in a given scenario and
prioritize the traffic accordingly.

7.

Provide and integrate an LTE Push
-
to
-
Talk functionality with an existing P25
Land
-
Mobile Radio

(LMR)

sys
tem
.

Functionality shall include a dual direction gateway for use of LMR on the LTE network
and LTE devices on the existing LMR system.

Licensing for
100

LMR and LTE radio devices shall be
included.

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8.

Provide integration to meet
present Draft FCC interoperability requirements for clearinghouse functions
and future integration to meet Final FCC interoperability requirements for clearinghouse functions once
established in Q1 of 2012.

9.

One (1) year
service
warranty

to repair or replac
e hardware, software, and integration

for items 1 through
8 above
,

in addition to and
beyond manufacturers’ standard warranties
.


Category 2


Unit Pricing

for Towers and Electrical Equipment

1.

Provide and install a self
-
supporting tower
with work platform,
fencing, and 100A, 120/240V, 3PH,
utility service

50 feet away on 20 foot pre
-
stressed concrete pole with surface mounted RGS on pole and
ductbank encased PVC 40 conduits underground
. Provide unit pricing for the following heights:

a.

100 feet

b.

150 feet

c.

175 fe
et

2.

Provide and install a monopole tower with step bolts, fencing, and 100A, 120/240V, 3PH, utility service

50 feet away on 20 foot pre
-
stressed concrete pole with surface mounted RGS on pole and ductbank
encased PVC 40 conduits underground
. Provide unit pr
icing for the following heights:

a.

100 feet

b.

150 feet

3.

Provide and install a 70 foot pre
-
stressed concrete pole

4.

Provide and install a 45 kW propane generator with 500 gallon sub
-
base fuel tank, weatherproof
enclosure, ATS, and
interconnection to

existing
elect
rical service


Category 3


Unit Pricing

for Radio Access Network, Core, and Maintenance

1.

Provide, install, and integrate a complete microwave backhaul link

with radio path study

for the
following parameters:

a.

Site to site distance: 15 miles

b.

Licensed freque
ncies

c.

Redundant path topography

d.

Heights: 120 feet to 150 feet

e.

Assume unobstructed path

2.

Provide unit pricing for eNodeB packages, not including installation, up to 100 packages with pricing
breakouts for 1 to 25, 26 to 50, 51 to 75, and 76 to 100 packages
for the following combinations:

a.

Compact outdoor eNodeB base station, DC power supply, three (3) LTE Antennas with downtilt
mounts, wide panel mounts, and grounding kits, ruggedized carrier class switch, licenses, six (6) low
loss 50 ohm coaxial cables for

175

foot infrastructure, and
three (3)

year warranty

b.

Compact outdoor eNodeB base station, AC power supply, three (3) LTE Antennas with downtilt
mounts, wide panel mounts, and grounding kits, ruggedized carrier class switch, licenses, six (6) low
loss 50
ohm coaxial cables f
or
175

foot infrastructure, and three (3)

year warranty

c.

Compact indoor eNodeB base station, DC power supply, three (3) LTE Antennas with downtilt
mounts, wide panel mounts, and grounding kits, ruggedized carrier class switch, licenses,

six (6) low
loss 50 ohm coaxial cables for
175

foot infrastructure, and
three (
3
)

year warranty

d.

Compact indoor eNodeB base station, AC power supply, three (3) LTE Antennas with downtilt
mounts, wide panel mounts, and grounding kits, ruggedized carrier cla
ss switch, licenses, six (6) low
loss 50 ohm coaxial cables for
175

foot infrastructure, and
three (
3
)

year warranty

e.

19 inch rack mountable eNodeB base station, DC power supply, three (3) LTE Antennas with
downtilt mounts, wide panel mounts, and grounding

kits, ruggedized carrier class switch, licenses,
six (6) low loss 50 ohm coaxial cables for
175

foot infrastructure, and
three (
3
)

year warranty

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f.

19 inch rack mountable eNodeB base station, AC power supply, three (3) LTE Anten
nas with
downtilt mounts, wide panel mounts, and grounding kits, ruggedized carrier class switch, licenses,
six (6) low loss 50 ohm coaxial cables for
175

foot infrastructure, and
three (
3
)

year warranty

3.

Install and integrate an eNodeB package

as describe
d above

4.

Provide and install
Ericsson
SSC
-
02 power supply with

Ericsson

BBS 6101 battery backup solution

with
standard manufacturer warranty plus three (3) year maintenance for hardware and software

5.

Provide and install
Ericsson
SSC
-
02 power supply with

Eric
sson

PBC
-
6200 battery backup solution

with
standard manufacturer warranty plus three (3) year maintenance for hardware and software

6.

Provide and install

Brocade

NI MLX 2
-
Port 10GBe with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS Hardware Support

with
standard manufacturer warranty plu
s three (3) year maintenance for hardware and software

7.

Provide and install
Brocade
NI MLX XFP Optics

Module

with standard manufacturer warranty plus
three (3) year maintenance for hardware and software

8.

Provide a ruggedized carrier class router

with standar
d manufacturer warranty plus three (3) year
maintenance for hardware and software

9.

Install and integrate a ruggedized carrier class router

with standard manufacturer warranty plus three (3)
year maintenance for hardware and software

10.

Provide and install two
(2) Adonis 750 BlueCat DNS appliances
with standard manufacturer warranty
plus

three (3) year maintenance for hardware and software

11.

Provide and install two (2) Fortinet 310
-
B firewall appliances and OS
with standard manufacturer
warranty plus

(3) year main
tenance for hardware and software

12.

Provide
a
cost
per eNodeB package for

the following services
:

a.

Installation

b.

Integration

c.

Project management

d.

Hardware maintenance

e.

Software maintenance


Category 4


Unit Pricing

for Subscriber Equipment and Mobile VPN Applica
tions

1.

Provide
, install,

and integrate

subscriber equipment with LTE network. Provide a roadmap for any
current or future subscriber equipment not listed below. Provide unit pricing for the following equipment:

a.

Hardened handheld mobile device

b.

USB dongle

c.

Veh
icular modem

d.

Microcell

2.

Provide, install, and integrate a Mobile VPN solution. Provide unit pricing for the following:

a.

MVPN software

b.

MVPN software upgrades

c.

MVPN hardware, if required

d.

Bridgewater 10K License count for EPC 500

e.

Bridgewater 10K License count fo
r PCRF/HSS

f.

LTE OSS eNodeB base station license 1 per purchased eNodeB

g.

5K & 10K LTE subscriber license for LTE HSS DB

h.

CPG capacity license upgrade from 1k IP session to 10k IP session

i.

25k SAU license for MME

j.

Additional required licenses not listed above for

full functionality

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Technical Specifications

Harris County requires that the proposed products be fully functional with the equipment that is in place

for the existing Public Safety 4G LTE system
. The required equipment and ser
vices are described in the
REQUIREMENTS

section above and include the following:


1.

ENODEB BASE STATION

PACKAGE

REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the core parts listed below, p
ackages
shall

also contain

all

ancillary equipment necessary
for a complete working eNod
eB package.


Compact Outdoor eNodeB Base Station (DC)

a.

Ericsson RBS 6101 or equivalent

b.

Outdoor, 6 RU of available rack space

c.

Footprint: 57 in x 28 in x 28 in (HxWxD)

d.

Weight: 400 lbs

e.

DC power,
-
48 VDC

f.

DC Heat Exchanger:
-
33 degrees Celsius to 50 degrees C
elsius ambient

g.

Six (6) RUS
-
01 B14 Radio Units with MIMO capability

h.

1800 W power consumption

i.

Complete with required 19 inch sub
-
racks, AUHs, External SAUs, BFUs, PDUs, DULs, RUS’s,
and DC
-
PSUs

j.

Ericsson
BBS 6101 @ 200 Ah or equivalent battery backup


Compact

Outdoor eNodeB Base Station (AC)

a.

Ericsson RBS 6101 or equivalent

b.

Outdoor, 6 RU of available space

c.

Footprint: 57 in x 28 in x 28 in (HxWxD)

d.

Weight: 400 lbs

e.

AC power, 120
-
250 VAC

f.

DC Heat Exchanger:
-
33 degrees Celsius to 50 degrees Celsius ambient

g.

Six (6
) RUS
-
01 B14 Radio Units with MIMO capability

h.

1800 W power supply @ 93% efficiency

i.

Complete with required 19 inch sub
-
racks, AUHs, External SAUs, BFUs, PDUs, DULs, RUS’s,
and AC
-
PSUs

j.

Ericsson
BBS 6101 @ 200 Ah or equivalent battery backup


Compact Indoor e
NodeB Base Station (DC)

a.

Ericsson RBS 6201 or equivalent

b.

Indoor, 12 RU of available rack space

c.

Footprint: 57 in x 24 in x 19 in (HxWxD)

d.

Weight: 375 lbs

e.

DC power,
-
48 VDC

f.

Forced air through fans for cooling

g.

Six (6) RUS
-
01 B14 Radio Units with MIMO capabili
ty

h.

1820 W power consumption

i.

Complete with required 19 inch sub
-
racks, AUHs, External SAUs, BFUs, PDUs, DULs, RUS’s,
and DC
-
PSUs

j.

Ericsson
PBC
-
6200 @ 2100 Ah or equivalent battery backup

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Compact Indoor eNodeB Base Station (AC)

a.

Er
icsson RBS 6201 or equivalent

b.

Indoor, 12 RU of available rack space

c.

Footprint: 57 in x 24 in x 19 in (HxWxD)

d.

Weight: 375 lbs

e.

AC power, 120
-
250 VAC

f.

Forced air through fans for cooling

g.

Six (6) RUS
-
01 B14 Radio Units with MIMO capability

h.

1820 W power consum
ption

i.

Complete with required 19 inch sub
-
racks, AUHs, External SAUs, BFUs, PDUs, DULs, RUS’s,
and AC
-
PSUs

j.

Ericsson
PBC
-
6200 @ 2100 Ah or equivalent battery backup


19 Inch Rack Mountable eNodeB Base Station (DC)

a.

Ericsson RBS 6202 or equivalent

b.

Indoor, 12 R
U of rack space required

c.

Footprint: 20 in x 19 in x 15 in (HxWxD)

d.

DC power,
-
48 VDC

e.

Forced air through fans for cooling

f.

Six (6) RUS
-
01 B14 Radio Units with MIMO capability

g.

Complete with required AUHs, External SAUs, BFUs, PDUs, DULs, RUS’s, and DC
-
PSUs

h.

Er
icsson
PBC
-
6200 @ 2100 Ah or equivalent battery backup


19 Inch Rack Mountable eNodeB Base Station (AC)

a.

Ericsson RBS 6202 or equivalent

b.

Indoor, 12 RU of rack space required

c.

Footprint: 20 in x 19 in x 15 in (HxWxD)

d.

AC power, 100
-
400 VAC

e.

Forced air through
fans for cooling

f.

Six (6) RUS
-
01 B14 Radio Units with MIMO capability

g.

Complete with required AUHs, External SAUs, BFUs, PDUs, DULs, RUS’s, and AC
-
PSUs

h.

Ericsson
PBC
-
6200 @ 2100 Ah or equivalent battery backup


2.

LTE
ANTENNA AR
RAY REQUIREMENTS

a.

Andrews LNX
-
8511D
S
-
T4M or equivalent

b.

Three (3) per eNodeB Package

c.

Frequency Band (MHz): 698


896

d.

Horizontal Beamwidth (Degrees): 85

e.

Vertical Beamwidth (Degrees): 16.5


18.4

f.

Beam Tilt (Degrees): 4

g.

Gain (dBi): 13.9


14.3

h.

Typical USLS (dB): 20


22

i.

Front
-
to
-
Back Rati
o at 180 Degrees (dB): 28


30

j.

Isolation (dB): 30

k.

VSWR | Return Loss (dB): 1.35:1 | 16.5

l.

Third Order PIM, 2 X 20 W (dBc):
-
150

m.

Maximum Input Power per Port (W): 500

n.

Polarization (Degrees): +/
-

45

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o.

Impedance (Ohms): 50

p.

Ligh
tning Protection: DC Ground

q.

Color: Light Gray

r.

Material: UV Resistant Fiberglass

s.

Connector Interface | Location | Quantity: 7
-
16 DIN Female | Bottom | 2

t.

Maximum Wind Loading: 379.9N @ 150 km/h

u.

Maximum Wind Speed: 149.8 mph

v.

Net Weight: 28.7 lbs

w.

RoHS 2
002/95/EC Compliant

x.

ISO 9001:2008 Compliant

y.

DB380 Pipe Mounting Kit

z.

DB5083 Downtilt Mounting Kit

aa.

Andrews
ATGK
-
CABLE Grounding Kit

bb.

CommScope
AVA5
-
50 or Equivalent 50 Ohm Corrugated Coaxial Cable w/Black PE Jacket


3.

MICROWAVE ANTENNA

REQUIREMENTS

Microwave sy
stem shall utilize licensed frequencies and be dependent upon the results of a radio path

paper

study. The following specificat
ions are provided as a baseline and
equipment shall be chosen

to
achieve 99.999% reliability.


3
-
Inch Diameter Antenna

a.

Andrews or

equivalent

b.

Color: White

c.

Material: Polymer

d.

Construction: One
-
Piece Reflector

e.

Antenna Input: CPR90G

f.

Antenna Type: VHLP, Single
-
Polarized

g.

Nominal Diameter (Feet): 3

h.

Horizontal Beamwidth (Degrees): 2.0

i.

Vertical Beamwidth (Degrees): 2.0

j.

Cross Polarizat
ion Discrimination (dB): 30

k.

Front
-
to
-
Back Ratio (dB): 64

l.

Low Band Gain (dBi): 37.2

m.

Mid Band Gain (dBi): 38.4

n.

Top Band Gain (dBi): 39.0

o.

Radiation Patter Envelope Reference: 7164 | 7166

p.

Return Loss (dB): 17.7

q.

VSWR: 1.30

r.

Fine Azimuth Adjustment (Degre
es): +/
-

15

s.

Fine Elevation Adjustment (Degrees): +/
-

15

t.

Net Weight (lbs): 53

u.

Operational Wind Velocity (mph): 112

v.

Survival Rating Wind Velocity (mph): 155

w.

50 Ohm Braided Low
-
Loss Coaxial Cable w/Black PE Jacket

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4
-
Inch Diam
eter Antenna

a.

Andrews or equivalent

b.

Color: White

c.

Material: Polymer

d.

Construction: One
-
Piece Reflector

e.

Antenna Input: PDR100

f.

Antenna Type: VHLP, Single
-
Polarized

g.

Nominal Diameter (Feet): 4

h.

Horizontal Beamwidth (Degrees): 1.5

i.

Vertical Beamwidth (Degrees
): 1.5

j.

Cross Polarization Discrimination (dB): 30

k.

Front
-
to
-
Back Ratio (dB): 66

l.

Low Band Gain (dBi): 40.2

m.

Mid Band Gain (dBi): 40.7

n.

Top Band Gain (dBi): 41.0

o.

Radiation Patter Envelope Reference: 7182 | 7183

p.

Return Loss (dB): 17.7

q.

VSWR: 1.30

r.

Fine Az
imuth Adjustment (Degrees): +/
-

15

s.

Fine Elevation Adjustment (Degrees): +/
-

15

t.

Net Weight (lbs): 88

u.

Operational Wind Velocity (mph): 124

v.

Survival Rating Wind Velocity (mph): 155

w.

50 Ohm Braided Low
-
Loss Coaxial Cable w/Black PE Jacket


6
-
Inch Diameter
Antenna

a.

Andrews or equivalent

b.

Color: White

c.

Material: Polymer

d.

Construction: One
-
Piece Reflector

e.

Antenna Input: CPR90G

f.

Antenna Type: VHLP, Single
-
Polarized

g.

Nominal Diameter (Feet): 6

h.

Horizontal Beamwidth (Degrees): 1.1

i.

Vertical Beamwidth (Degrees): 1
.1

j.

Cross Polarization Discrimination (dB): 30

k.

Front
-
to
-
Back Ratio (dB): 70

l.

Low Band Gain (dBi): 43.3

m.

Mid Band Gain (dBi): 43.8

n.

Top Band Gain (dBi): 44.4

o.

Radiation Patter Envelope Reference: 7045A

p.

Return Loss (dB): 17.7

q.

VSWR: 1.30

r.

Fine Azimuth Adjus
tment (Degrees): +/
-

20

s.

Fine Elevation Adjustment (Degrees): +/
-

15

t.

Net Weight (lbs): 137

u.

50 Ohm Braided Low
-
Loss Coaxial Cable w/Black PE Jacket


SPECIFICATIONS


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4.

MICROWAVE RADIO REQUIREMENTS

a.

Motorola PTP 800 Licensed or equivalent

b.

Operation

in the 6 to 38 GHz licensed band range

c.

Up to 368 Mbps throughput at full duplex

d.

User configurable channel bandwidths from 7 to 56 MHz

e.

Performs in winds up to 150 mph

f.

Temperature Range:
-
27 Degrees Fahrenheit to 131 Degrees Fahrenheit

g.

Maximum Tx Power: 3
0 dBm

h.

Best Rx Sensitivity:
-
90.9 dBm

i.

Modulation: Support for QPSK, 8PSK, 16/32/64/128/256 QAM, fixed mode, ACM

j.

Dimensions: 10.5 in Diameter, 3.5 in Depth

k.

Weight: 10.1 lbs

l.

Power Source:
-
48 VDC

m.

Pole and tower mount options

required


5.

RUGGEDIZED CARRIER
CLASS SWITCH

REQUIREMENTS

a.

Brocade 6910 or equivalent

b.

One (1) per eNodeB Package

c.

Support for 12 X 10/100/1000 RJ45 and 12 X 100/1000 Fiber SFP

d.

Up to 16,000 MAC Addresses

e.

IEEE 802.1ad Provider Bridges

f.

IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management

g.

ITU Y.1731 End
-
to
-
End Performance Measurement

h.

ITU
-
T Y.1731 Service Framework

i.

Layer 2 Control Protocols: RSTP, MSTP, ITU G.8032

j.

MEF 9 and MEF 14 Certification

k.

EPL, EVPL, and E
-
LAN Services

l.

Up to 8 Ports per LAG

m.

Link Aggregation Control Protocol Support

n.

Inbound and Outbo
und Two
-
Rate, Three
-
Color Traffic Policers

o.

Eight Queues per Port each with Distinct Priority Level

p.

Queue Servicing Disciplines: Strict Priority, Weighted Round Robin, Hybrid

q.

Egress
-
Based Shaping Support

r.

Inbound and Outbound Hardware
-
Based ACLs

s.

Port
-
Based
Network Access Control w/802.1x and MAC Port Security Functionality

t.

Hardware
-
Based sFlow Sampling and Support

u.

Jumbo Frame Support up to 9216 Bytes

v.

IEEE 802.3ah Link OAM Support

w.

Redundant, Fanless AC/DC Power Supplies

x.

Support for AAA, RADIUS, SSHv2, HTTPs,
and Username/Password Security Options

y.

Operating Temperature Range:
-
4 Degrees Fahrenheit to 149 Degrees Fahrenheit

z.

Non
-
Operating Temperature Range:
-
13 Degrees Fahrenheit to 158 Degrees Fahrenheit


6.

RUGGEDIZED CARRIER CLASS ROUTER

REQUIREMENTS

a.

Brocade ML
X
-
4 or equivalent

b.

Minimum of 2 per LTE Gateway

c.

Interface Slots: 4

d.

Switch Fabric Capacity (Gbps): 960

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e.

Data Forwarding Capacity (Gbps): 640

f.

Packet Routing Performance (Packets per Second): 480 million

g.

Maximum 100 GbE Ports:
2

h.

Maximum 10 GbE Ports: 32

i.

Maximum 1 GbE Ports: 192

j.

Maximum DC Power Consumption (W): 1389

k.

Maximum AC Power Consumption (W): 1389

l.

Maximum Thermal Output (BTU/HR): 4740

m.

802.X Compliance

n.

ITU Y.1731 OAM Compliance

o.

RFC Compliance for BGPv4, OSPF, IS
-
IS, R
IP, IPv4 Multicast, QoS, IPv6 Core, IPv6 Routing,
IPv6 Multicast, IPv6 Transitioning, MPLS, Layer 3 VPN, Layer 2 VPN, and PWE3

p.

AAA, RADIUS, SSH v2, SCP v2, HTTPs, TACACS/TACACS+, Username/Password, Bi
-
level
Access Mode, and DoS Protection Security Support

q.

Operating Temperature: 32 Degrees Fahrenheit to 104 Degrees Fahrenheit

r.

Storage Temperature:
-
13 Degrees Fahrenheit to 158 Degrees Fahrenheit

s.

Brocade
NI XMR/MLX DC Power Supply for 4
-
Slot Chasis

t.

Brocade
NI MLX Management Module

u.

Brocade
NI MLX 20
-
Port 10/1
00/1000 Copper

v.

Brocade
NI MLX 2
-
Port
10GBe with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS Hardware Support

w.

Two (2)
Brocade
NI MLX XFP Optics Modules


7.

SELF
-
SUPPORTING TOWER REQUIREMENTS

a.

Height: 100 feet, 150 feet, and 175 feet

b.

Triangular, tapered self
-
supporting heavy
-
duty steel tow
er with steel tube or angled steel legs and
continuous steel member bracing in a zigzag pattern for full length of tapered sections

c.

Each section shall be joined to the next with a swaged stainless steel double bolted connection in
each leg

d.

Steel tower shal
l be completely hot dip galvanized after fabrication and shall be shipped in
Manufacturer’s standard sections

e.

All required hardware shall be hardened stainless steel for tower applications and furnished by
Tower Manufacturer

f.

Tower shall be self
-
supporting
and capable of supporting wind load of tower and (3) three LTE
antennas, and (2) two microwave antennas mounted at a worst case maximum height of the tower
based on a Maximum Basic Wind Speed of 130 MPH calculated using EIA/TIA
-
222
-
G
“Structural Standards
for Steel Antenna Towers and Antenna Supporting Structures”, TIA
-
222
-
G
structural classifications and categories shall apply: Structure Classification shall be “Class III”
and Exposure Category shall be “Exposure D

, the structural calculations and design

of tower
structure, tower base, mounting assemblies, and all other structural appurtenances shall be per
manufacturer’s requirements and shall be signed and sealed by the structural engineer licensed in
the State of Texas

g.

Climbing ladder safety track and
related devices shall be provided in compliance with ANSI
Standards A14.3
-
1956 “Safety Code for Fixed Ladders”

h.

Provide work platform on exterior of tower at an elevation of 20 feet constructed of galvanized
steel with grating, toe
-
kick, and handrail system
, a straight ladder and safety cage shall be
provided for access to the work platform, stainless steel struts shall be mounted securely to
platform and tower as necessary to support equipment enclosures

i.

Geotechnical information shall comprise of worst
-
case

soil conditions in Harris County

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j.

Tower foundation shall be installed per Tower Manufacturer’s recommendations and designed and
sealed by a Professional Engineer registered in the State of Texas

k.

Cable raceway shall be provided f
rom ground level to top
-
most mountable area of tower

l.

Lightning protection shall be provided by a certified member company of the Lightning Protection
Institute, design shall be signed and stamped by the LPI Master Installer Designer

m.

Tower shall include a t
ower ring halo grounding system around perimeter of tower foundation
using minimum #2/0 bare, stranded, copper conductor buried at 36 inches below grade, each tower
leg shall be grounded to ring system using exothermic welded connections to ground lugs and

using exothermic welded connection of leg grounding conductors to the ring conductors

n.

Foundation rebar, anchor bolts, tower steel structure, and coaxial feed line shall be grounded to the
ring system using approved devices and connections

o.

A 5/8 inch diame
ter, 20 foot long copper clad ground rod shall be installed at intersection of leg
grounding conductor and ring conductor through exothermic welded connections

p.

Provide fencing and lockable gate to restrict access to authorized personnel only

q.

FAA approved L
ED lighting and markings shall be provided where tower exceeds FAA height


8.

MONOPOLE TOWER REQUIREMENTS

a.

Height (Feet): 100 feet and 150 feet

b.

Grounding per EIA standards shall be provided with tower for electronic equipment

c.

Grounding per NEC standards shall

be provided for service equipment

d.

Material shall be hot
-
dipped galvanized steel to ASTM 123

e.

Painted modules shall be coated with water
-
based, environmentally safe material under controlled
factory conditions

f.

Hardware shall be ASTM A
-
325 high
-
strength bolt
s, heavy
-
hex nuts, and lock washers

g.

Anchor bolts shall be per ASTM A615, GR.75

h.

Pole shaft shall be low
-
alloy, high
-
strength steel per ASTM A572, GR.65

i.

Step bolts shall be provided per OSHA requirements for climber access

j.

Tower shall be welded by ASME Secti
on 9 and AWS D1
-
1 certified welders

k.

Tower shall be monopole and capable of supporting wind load of tower and (3) three LTE
antennas, and (2) two microwave antennas mounted at a worst case maximum height of the tower
based on a Maximum Basic Wind Speed of 1
30 MPH calculated using EIA/TIA
-
222
-
G
“Structural Standards for Steel Antenna Towers and Antenna Supporting Structures”, TIA
-
222
-
G
structural classifications and categories shall apply: Structure Classification shall be “Class III”
and Exposure Category s
hall be “Exposure D, the structural calculations and design of tower
structure, tower base, mounting assemblies, and all other structural appurtenances shall be per
manufacturer’s requirements and shall be signed and sealed by the structural engineer licen
sed in
the State of Texas

l.

Geotechnical information shall comprise of worst
-
case soil conditions in Harris County

m.

Tower foundation shall be installed per Tower Manufacturer’s recommendations and designed and
sealed by a Professional Engineer registered in t
he State of Texas

n.

Lightning protection shall be provided by a certified member company of the Lightning Protection
Institute, design shall be signed and stamped by the LPI Master Installer Designer

o.

Tower shall include a tower ring halo grounding system aro
und perimeter of tower foundation
using minimum #2/0 bare, stranded, copper conductor buried at 36 inches below grade

p.

Foundation rebar, anchor bolts, tower steel structure, and coaxial feed line shall be grounded to the
ring system using approved devices a
nd connections

q.

A 5/8 inch diameter, 20 foot long copper clad ground rod shall be installed at intersection of leg
grounding conductor and ring conductor through exothermic welded connections

SPECIFICATIONS


CONTINUED


r.

Provide fencing and lockable gate to
restrict access to authorized personnel only

s.

FAA approved LED lighting and markings shall be provided where tower exceeds FAA height

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9.

PRESTRESSED CONCRETE POLE REQUIREMENTS

a.

Height: 70 feet

b.

Poles shall be designed and manufactured in accordance with requir
ements and recommendations
of the American Concrete Institute Standard “Building Code Requirements for Structural
Concrete” ACI 318


Latest Edition and Prestressed Concrete Institute “Guide for Design of
Prestressed Concrete Poles”

c.

Pole shall support a wi
nd loading strength of 110 mph and 1.3 gust factor for total support
assembly, pole, supports, and
four

(4) typical PTZ cameras and
four

(4) typical 80 GHz radios at
top of pole.

d.

Concrete pole structural calculations shall be prepared and submitted by Stru
ctural Engineer
licensed in State of Texas

e.

Pole shall be prestressed concrete and suitable for direct embedment into the ground without
special foundations

f.

Pole shall be square in cross
-
section, with chamfered corners, and shall have a standard taper of
0.
162 inch per foot, cross
-
sectional diminsinos shall not deviate by more than 3/8 inch, allowable
tolerance for overall length shall be plus 3 inches and minus 2 inches, width of bottom face of pole
(as it is cast) may be less than the top face

g.

Pole shall h
ave a smooth uncolored finish with no cracks, top surface of each pole shall be
troweled until all projections, depressions, and irregularities have been removed and the entire
surface has a smooth texture and neat lines, square corners and sharp edges sha
ll be tooled to form
smooth, chamfered corners, all small cavities larger than 1/4 inch but smaller than 3/4 inch in
diameter shall be cleaned, saturated with water, and then filled with mortar, larger non
-
structural
cavities and spalls shall be repaired b
y opening the side of damaged area on a 1 to 1 slope using a
mechanical grinder, cleaning thoroughly and filling with a high
-
strength non
-
shrink concrete
repair material

h.

End of each steel reinforcing strand (in the top and butt) shall be burned back to a m
inimum depth
of 1/2 inch, holes left by the removal of the strand shall be thoroughly cleaned of any loose
residue, holes shall be completely filled with non
-
shrink grout and smoothed evenly with tip or
butt surface

i.

Prestressing strands shall have a minimu
m concrete cover of 1 inch, centerline axis along the faces
of the pole shall be clear of embedded steel except for stirrups, spiral reinforcement and
fabrication devices so that 3/4 inch diameter holes may be drilled without interference from
strands

j.

Stra
ight line joining edge of pole at butt and edge of pole at top shall not be distant from the
surface of pole at any point by more than 3/8 inch for every 10 feet of length

k.

Pole shall be drilled in accordance with exhibit, location of holes shall not deviat
e by more than
3/8 inch, holes drilled after removal from molds shall be drilled from both sides of pole and shall
be uniform in entrance and exit, holes drilled from opposing sides of the pole must be in the same
plane and be centered on both faces

l.

Pole s
hall be capable of withstanding single point pickup from the horizontal position when lifting
from a point 30 percent of the overall length down from the tip

m.

Chloride content of the concrete mix, including all ingredients, shall be 0.4 pounds per cubic yar
d
or less

n.

All inserts or attachments shall be of non
-
corrosive material or galvanized


SPECIFICATIONS


CONTINUED


o.

Concrete shall have a compressive strength at transfer of not less than 4,000 PSI, and a 28
-
day
compressive strength of not less than 7,000 P
SI, unless otherwise specified

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p.

Material shall comply with the most recent revision of the following, Portland Cement ASTM
C105, Admixtures ASTM C494, Aggregates ASTM C33 or C330, Reinforcing Bars ASTM A615,
Cold Drawn Spiral Wire ASTM A82, and Prestressing

Strand 270K ASTM A416

q.

Lightning protection shall be provided by a certified member company of the Lightning Protection
Institute, design shall be signed and stamped by the LPI Master Installer Designer


10.

PROPANE GENERATOR

REQUIREMENTS

a.

Size: 45 kW

b.

Fuel: P
ropane

c.

Tank: 500 gallon sub
-
base

d.

Type: Liquid cooled, full propane electronic ignition engine, naturally aspirated or turbocharged,
compression ratio not to exceed 8.5:1

e.

Rating: 120/240V, 3 phase, 4 wire, 60Hz, 0.8 power factor

f.

Outdoor rated automatic t
ransfer switch, 100A, open transition

g.

Brake horsepower not less than required by the full load rating of the generator, including losses,
and with all accessories attached

h.

Speed: Suitable for direct connection to the generator without exceeding engine man
ufacturer’s
published curves, must not exceed 1800 RPM

i.

BMEP: Not to exceed 150 PSI, when producing rated load, piston speed shall be 1725 feet per
minute or less

j.

Manufacturer Minimum Experience: 5 Years

k.

Concrete pad w/3 feet of walking space on each side

l.

3 year service warranty on overall installation beginning on final acceptance date including all parts
and labor necessary to repair or replace equipment and components that are defective or
malfunctioning

m.

Vendor

must have complete parts and service avail
able on a 24
-
hour basis in the area of the job site

n.

Generator shall be able to start a single step resistive load equal to the full load rating of the
generator with not more than 20% voltage drop and 5% frequency drop, submit calculations

o.

Generator shall
be constructed with replaceable liners, two (2) valves per cylinder, full pressure lube
system with crankshaft driven oil pump, full flow replaceable oil filter, and dry type air intake
cleaner

p.

Starting system shall be heavy duty, battery driven electric s
tarter motor

q.

Batteries shall be fully charged 12V lead acid, impact resistant mounted on the unit, capacity shall
be sufficient for four cranking cycles at firing speed of 10 seconds duration each, with 15 seconds
rest periods, provide all battery cables,
connections, electrolyte, and a hydrometer, battery rack to
have rubber coating or epoxy paint

r.

Cooling system shall be a united mounted radiator having sufficient capacity for cooling the engine
when delivering full rated horsepower at the design ambient,
fan shall be engine driven pusher type,
immersion heater shall be furnished in the jacket water system

s.

Exhaust shall be high degree, critical rated 316 stainless steel muffler with maximum silencing
capacity mounted on unit, flexible steel exhaust tubing s
hall be included for mounting between
engine and muffler, a wye type flex shall be used with V type engines

t.

Fuel system shall include fuel strainer, fuel flex hose, solenoid shut
-
off valve, primary pressure
regulator, gas train for 5 psi source, governor o
f the full electronic type, and battery charger

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CONTINUED


u.

Governor shall maintain frequency stability at any constant load, including no load, within plus or
minus 1/4 percent, and maintain frequency regulation between no load steady sta
te and full load
steady state within 3 percent

v.

Battery charger shall be static, solid
-
state type that automatically controls the charge rate, rate
ammeter, thermal overload circuit, and transformer shall be included, charge shall be suitable for
operation
at 120V single phase, 60Hz and be of the dual rate type, maximum charging time to bring
batteries up to full charge shall be 12 hours, charger shall be mounted on unit using adequate
vibration dampening devices

w.

Insulation system shall be Class H, 150 degre
es Celsius rise over a 40 degrees Celsius ambient,
alternator output rating shall be achieved with maximum 105 degrees Celsius rise over 40 degrees
Celsius ambient

x.

Generator shall maintain within plus or minus 2 percent of rated voltage at any constant fro
m no
load to full load

y.

Generator shall maintain within plus or minus 1
-
1/2 percent deviation from rated voltage between no
load steady state and full load steady state

z.

Weatherproof enclosure required

aa.

Strip heaters shall be thermostatically controlled, low
surface temperature space heaters to prevent
condensation

bb.

Generator shall have automatic controls to protect generator from overload, controls shall be
independent of main breaker, which shall not be depended on or used for generator protection,
controls s
hould be provided to monitor the output current of the generator and initiate an alarm when
load exceeds 110% of the rated current of the generator on any phase for more than 60 seconds,
controls shall shut down and lock out generator when output current l
evel approaches the thermal
damage point of the alternator for both single phase and three phase fault conditions, system shall
control the alternator output to provide 300% of rated current under short circuit conditions for both
single phase and three p
hase faults, systems that regulate single phase and three phase faults at
identical excitation levels are not acceptable

cc.

Control panel shall include AC ammeter, phase selector switch, current transformers, AC voltmeter,
automatic solid
-
state voltage regula
tor, rheostat for adjusting voltage plus or minus 5 percent of
rated voltage, engine malfunction warning lights, frequency meter, non
-
resettable elapsed time meter
with a 9,999.99 hour maximum indication, coolant temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge, main

circuit breaker of molded case type, combination alarm shutdown system with manual reset and
indicating lights, manual start/stop switch for control of engine, alarm dry contact closures, remote
control contacts, and control panel space heater

dd.

Engine malf
unction warning lights shall include low oil pressure, high water temperature, engine
overcrank, engine overspeed

ee.

Combination shut down alarms shall include high engine temperature, low oil pressure, engine
overspeed, and engine fail
-
to
-
start

ff.

Alarm dry con
tact closures shall include low oil pressure, high water temperature, engine overcrank,
engine run, and fuel low pressure

gg.

Remote control contacts shall include engine start via transfer switch and engine start via remote
signal

hh.

All interface wiring connect
ions shall be made in the control panel

ii.

RJ45 data port required for use with ModBus protocol

jj.

Engine controls shall be provided with bypassing of the low oil pressure shutdown circuitry during
startup

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SPECIFICATIONS


CONTINUED


kk.

Controls shall attempt rest
art of generator a maximum of 3 times in event of failure to start with 15
seconds of wait time, after 3 start attempts the overcrank alarm shall activate and the starting circuit
shall shut down

ll.

Engine start/stop control shall be static solid
-
state

mm.

Packed

unit shall be mounted on a base of welded structural steel, box type construction, prime all
exposed metal parts with a rust inhibitor and finish in durable machinery enamel

nn.

Vibration isolators shall be of the steel spring type


V
endors are encouraged to
identify any additional functionality
and/or features

that their
product

may
provide

that exceed the requirements listed in this RFP. Vendors are also encouraged

to offer alternative
solutions.



Constraints



To have a remote hosted, management portal for
subscriber provisioning by May 31, 2012

for Category
1
.



To have all
hardware
and services delivered,
installed

and invoiced
by May 31, 2012

for Category 1
.


Post
-
Warranty
Maintenance and Support

Maintenance for Equipment and Sublicensed Software


The vendo
r must provide Maintenance services to HC for Equipment and Sublicensed Software, as
identified on a vendor System Schedule.


1.

Maintenance Service for Equipment


Vendor must provide the following Maintenance services to HC for Equipment as follows:


a.

I
nitial determination to identify the source of the problem, problem management, and critical
situation escalation and recovery services.

b.

Dispatching and coordinating the activities of the third party Maintenance
vendor
.

c.

Communicating with the third

party Maintenance
vendor

throughout the resolution of the issue.

d.

Field change orders.

e.

Inclusion of Equipment issues in a tracking database. Vendor and its third party Maintenance
vendor
s are also responsible for correcting any problems that can be

cured through the above
-
specified Maintenance services. Maintenance services for Equipment do not include any services
other than those services specifically identified above.


2.

Maintenance for Sublicensed Software


Maintenance services for Sublicensed
Software should include:


a.

Initial determination to identify the source of the problem, problem management, and critical
situation escalation and recovery services.

b.

All new versions of Sublicensed Software that vendor is authorized to distribute.

c.


Other revisions, patches, modifications, updates, or fixes of the Sublicensed Software that vendor
is authorized to distribute.

d.

Communicating with third party Maintenance providers throughout the resolution of the issue.

e.

Inclusion of Sublicensed
Software issues in a tracking database. Maintenance services for
Sublicensed Software do not include any services other than those services specifically identified
above.

SPECIFICATIONS


CONTINUED


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3.

Maintenance Warranties Fees and Terms


The vendor shou
ld provide a detailed description of all warranty fees and terms.


Support

Once the BIG
-
Net
solutions have been successfully implemented and are

fully operational in the
production environment in
H
arris County, we anticipate the maintenance and ongoing sup
port
requirements will include the following:

1.

Defects: This refers to the functionality defects reported by end
-
users. The vendor shall provide a
description of how product defects will be handled within, and outside of, the product warranty
period.

2.

Produ
ct Updates: This refers to the updated product releases. The vendor shall provide detailed
description of how updated product releases will be handled in relation to Harris County specific
feature customizations. Specifically, the vendor shall provide a
description of how they typically
integrate product updates without compromising the integrity of the customized product features.

3.

Product Support: This refers Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 product support. Level of support
indicates a specific extent of
technical assistance in the total range of assistance that is provided by
the vendor to its customers. The vendor shall describe their overall product support scheme and the
associated fee structure.

4.

Technical Support: This refers to the ongoing support f
or the county technical resources charged
with integrating functionality into new and existing H
arris
C
ounty

Enterprise and/or departmental
systems. This differs from product support in that the support requests will be initiated by H
arris
C
ounty

technica
l support staff (as opposed to the end
-
users). Examples of technical support requests
include:

a.


Questions regarding the underlying database schema in order to service departmental
reporting/information access requests.

b.

Architectural advice regarding the b
est way to integrate a H
arris
C
ounty

Enterprise/ departmental
system with the LTE network.


The vendors shall include a comprehensive description (and pricing) of the Maintenance and Support
offering that encompasses the requirements mentioned above.


Serv
ice Level Agreement (SLA) & Support

The questions in this section relate to the Respondent’s SLA for the services included in this RFP.


Vendor is responsible for achieving agreed
-
upon service levels that will be defined in a Service
-
Level
Agreement (SLA)
. Failure to achieve these defined levels may entitle H
arris County

to financial remedies.


Respondents are also required to demonstrate proof of their ability to provide and manage customized
monitoring, reporting, and operations man
agement systems speci
fic to H
arris
C
ounty

SLA requirements
that are

jointly agreed upon by the H
arris
C
ounty

and the successful Respondent. For example, the
awarded vendor will monitor the provided services for chronic problems, which will be registered,
analyzed, and reported

during regular and scheduled service reviews, along with action plans for
permanently resolving persistent, chronic, or severe problems.


Vendor must provide responses for each of the subsequent (sub) sections below. Additionally, a glossary
of terms tha
t includes definitions of SLA metrics and related technology or service
-
specific terms should
be included in the response.

SPECIFICATIONS


CONTINUED


SLA Overview

The vendor should provide a comprehensive description of their standard SLA for the data cen
ter solution
included in the RFP bid proposal. Any explicit exclusions should be explained, and should describe any
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mandatory backup requirements.


(Mean) Times to Repair/Restoration

Describe your guaranteed minimum service level for mean time to repair (
MTTR)


defined herein as:
the measure of time it takes the Respondent to reso
lve, to the satisfaction of H
arris
C
ounty
, any reported
trouble whether detected by the Responden
t’s monitoring system or by H
arris
C
ounty
.


Do you offer a mean time to repair th
at is based on?



Site type as agreed with the customer? Yes/No


describe in detail.



A standard severity matrix? Yes/No


describe in detail.


Additional Metrics

Indicate your standard SLA metrics, along with definitions, for each class of service to meet t
he
requirements of this RFP.


SLA Reports

Describe your standard reports and performance credits for missed SLA targets.


Change Management

1.

What is the number of included monthly, quarterly, and annual standard moves adds
-
changes that are
provided at n
o additional cost and what are the costs for additional moves
-
adds
-
changes beyond this
threshold?

2.

Describe the process of adding, changing, or removing data, hardware, or WAN infrastructure and
service elements (e.g. MPLS port, local circuit, and router
)?

3.

How long does it take to set up/remove/change a line or device?

4.

Describe your change management guaranteed response time for the following situations (please
provide a definition for each):



Emergency



High impact



Medium impact



Low impact



No impact
(administrative change)

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PRICING/DELIVERY INFORMATION


Provide
p
ricing
for Complete System including all Hardware and Software. Pricing may be presented in
different formats with different options as long as each offering is individually priced.
Vendor

must
use
their
format
,
the

information
MUST

be provided in hard paper copy and
on
three

(
3
) CD
-
ROM
s
.


RENEWAL

(Maintenance Only)

Harris County may consider three (3) three
-
year or three (5) five
-
year renewal options, renewable one
year at a time, based upo
n the same terms, conditions and pricing as the original year.


Renewal is subject
to approval by the County Commissions Court. Once renewal options are exhausted, the contract must be
rebid.
Harris County reserves the right to rebid at any time as is in

its best interest and is not
automatically bound to renew.

Job No.:
12/0008


Attachment a


TAX FORM/DEBT/RESIDENCE CERTIFICATION

(for Advertised Projects)


Taxpayer Identification Number (T.I.N.):











Company Name submitting Bid/Proposal:











Mailing Address:














Are you registered to do business in the State of Texas?

Yes


No



If you are an individual, list the names and addresses of any partnership of which you are a general partner or
any
assumed name(s) under which you operate your business










































I.

Property
:

List all taxable property in Harris County owned by you or above partnerships as well as any
d/b/a names.

(Use a second sheet of paper if necessary.)


Harris County Tax Acct. No.*

Proper
ty address or location**




































































*

This is the property account identification number assigned by the Harris County Appraisal District.

**
For real property, specify the property address or legal description. For business personal proper
ty, specify the
address where the property is located. For example, office equipment will normally be at your office, but
inventory may be stored at a warehouse or other location.


II.


Harris County Debt

-

Do you owe any debts to Harris County (taxes on
properties listed in I above,
tickets, fines, tolls, court judgments, etc.)?




Yes


No



If yes, attach a separate page explaining the debt.


III.

Residence Certification

-

Pursuant to Texas Government Code §2252.001
et seq.
, as amended, Harris
County requests Residence Certification. §2252.001
et seq.

of the Government Code provides some
restrictions on the awarding of governmental contracts; pertinent provisions of §2252.001 are stated below:



(3)

"Nonresident bidd
er" refers to a person who is not a resident.


(4)

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




I certify that





is a Resident Bidder of Texas as defined in Government







[Company Name]



Code §2252.001.



I certify that





is a Nonresident Bidder as defined in Government Code




[Company Name]




§2252.001 and our principal place of business is





.








[City and State]

Revised 12/09

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Attachment b



BID/OFFER GUARANTY AND PERFORMANCE AND/OR PAYMENT BOND

INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS



A guaranty shall be submit
ted with each bid that the bidder will, if required, execute and furnish
performance and/or payment bonds within ten days after award of the contract and receipt of contract and
performance and/or payment bond forms. Guaranty may be submitted in either of

these forms:


A.

Individual bid bonds payable to Harris County for 5% for each separate bid, or


B.

Bank cashier's check payable to Harris County for 5% for each separate bid.


If the successful bidder submits a bank cashier's check, as guaranty, Harris C
ounty may elect to hold the
check until all provisions of the contract have been completed, or require the contractor to make payment
and/or performance bonds. The bond(s) shall be in the amount of 100% of contract price, and shall be
executed by a surety

company authorized to do business in the State of Texas. The prescribed form of
contract and bond application(s) are available to the bidder from Harris County, and are the only form(s)
Harris County will accept.


If the payment and/or performance bond f
orms and related documents are not returned to the Harris
County Purchasing Agent, 1001 Preston Avenue, Suite 670, Houston, Texas 77002 within ten days,
Harris County has the right to render the award ineffective. Written verification of the validity of t
he
bond shall be received by the Purchasing Office from the Contractor's Surety before any payments will be
made.








Revised 6/5/03






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Attachment c

BID CHECK RETURN AUTHORIZATION FORM


Offeror must complete this form and
attach to bid check
. All bid

checks must be for the required amount
and be payable to Harris County,
not payable
to any individual
.


If a bid, the County Clerk may retain the bid checks of the three lowest bidders until after the award and
approval of the contract, receipt of a perfo
rmance bond, and, if required, receipt of a payment bond. The
County Clerk shall return the bid checks of all other bidders at any time within seventy
-
two (72) hours
following the opening of bids. If an RFP, all bid checks will be retained by the Office
of the Purchasing
Agent until after the award and approval of the contract, receipt of a performance bond, and, if required,
receipt of a payment bond.


Authorization is hereby granted for Harris County to return the bid check via regular mail without lia
bility
of any kind or nature to the address listed below if:


1.

we are an unsuccessful bidder, or

2.

a performance bond, and payment bond, if required, has replaced the bid check, or

3.

upon completion of contract.


Bid for: _______________________________________


______________________________


Cashier's Check Number _______________________, Drawn on __


___________________


Bank of __________________________

__________, Dated ______



__________ in


the amount of $____________________.


Name:















Bu
siness Address:














Signature:
















Mailing Address:














City & State:









Zip Code:





Telephone: _____________________ Email:










For Use of County Clerk/Purchasing Agent Only
:


Date Check Mailed:





By:









Ledger Number:





Dept:









Revised 11/09


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Attachment e


MINIMUM INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS


During the term of the Contract, the Contractor at its sole cost and expense shall provide
primary

commercial
insurance of such type and with such terms
and limits as may be reasonably associated with the Contract. As a
minimum, the Contractor shall provide and maintain the following coverage and limits:


A.

Workers Compensation
, as required by the laws of Texas,
and Employers’ Liability
,

as well as All St
ates,
USL&H and other endorsements if applicable to the project, and in accordance with state law.





Employers’ Liability



Each Accident:

$1,000,000



Disease

Each Employee:

$1,000,000





Policy Limit:

$1,000,000


B.

Commercial General Liabil
ity
, including but not limited to the coverage indicated below. Coverage shall not
exclude or limit Products/Completed Operations, Contractual Liability, or Cross Liability. Where exposure
exists, the County may require coverage for watercraft, blasting, c
ollapse, explosions, blowout, cratering,
underground damage, pollution, or other coverage.
Harris County shall be named Additional Insured on
primary/non
-
contributory basis.




Each Occurrence:

$1,000,000



Personal and Advertising Injury:

$1,000,000



Product
s/Completed Operations:

$1,000,000









General Aggregate (per project):

$2,000,000







C.

Automobile Liability
, including coverage for all owned, hired, and non
-
owned vehicles used in connection
with the contract.
Harris County shall be named Addi
tional Insured on primary/non
-
contributory basis.



Combined Single Limit
-
Each Accident:


$1,000,000



D.

Umbrella/Excess Liability
(Harris County shall be named Additional Insured on primary/non
-
contributory

basis)



Each Occurrence/Aggregate:



$1,000,000


E.

Professional/Errors & Omissions Liability
(if applicable)



Each Occurrence/Aggregate:



$1,000,000


The County reserves the right to require additional insurance if necessary. Coverage shall be issued by companies
licensed (by TDI) to do business in Tex
as and who have an A.M. Best rating of at least A
-
. Contractor shall furnish
evidence of such insurance to the County in the form of unaltered insurance certificates. If any part of the contract is
sublet, insurance shall be provided by or on behalf of any

subcontractor, and shall be sufficient to cover their portion of
the contract. Contractor shall furnish evidence of such insurance to the County as well.


Policies of insurance required by the contract shall waive all rights of subrogation against the Co
unty, its officers,
employees and agents. If any applicable insurance policies are cancelled, materially changed, or non
-
renewed,
contractor shall give written notice to the County at least 30 days prior to such effective date and within 30 days
thereafter
, shall provide evidence of suitable replacement policies. Failure to keep in force the required insurance
coverage may result in termination of the contract. Upon request, certified copies of original insurance policies shall be
furnished to the County.


The requirements stipulated in this attachment do not establish limits of contractor liability.


Rev. 10/2011

Attachment g

Page 1 of 2


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FINANCIAL STATEMENT


Responder
will

use
current 2012

figures when completing this form.


ASSETS


1.

Cash on hand

$






I
n Bank

$






Elsewhere

$




$




2.

Accounts receivable from completed contracts


(exclusive of claims not approved for payment)








3.

Accounts receivable from other sources than above








4.

Amounts earned on uncompleted contracts


(not included i
n Item 3) (Contract price on completed


portion of uncompleted contracts less total cost of


completed portion.)









5.

Deposits for bids or other guarantees









6.

Notes receivable

Past due

$






Due 90 days

$






Due Later

$





7.

Interest ear
ned









8.

Real Estate


Business Property, Present value

$





Other property

$








9.

Stocks and Bonds

$





Listed on exchange

$






Unlisted

$








10.

Equipment, machinery, fixtures

$






Less Depreciation

$








11.

Other Assets












TOTAL ASSETS

$




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Attachment g

Page 2 of 2


LIABILITIES AND NET WORTH


1.

Notes Payable To banks regular

$







(For certified check)









Equip. Obligations








Others





$




2.

Accounts Payable Current

$







Past Due









3.

Real Estate Mortgages









4.

Other Liabilities









5.

Reserves









6.

Capital Stock Paid up Common











Preferred









7.

Surplus











TOTAL LIABILITIES



$








RESPONDERS MUST USE ATTACHMENT G


OR


REPLACE WITH
20
10

CERTIFIED AUDIT











Attachment h

REFERENCES



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Reference #1


Organization Name:













Conta
ct Name/Telephone No.:











Address:




























Services provided:


































































































Reference #2


Organization Name:













Contact Name/Telephone No
.:











Address:




























Services provided:




































































































Reference #3


Organization Name:













Contact Name/Telephone No.:











Addr
ess:




























Services provided:


































































































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Attachment j


County BIG
-
NET Acceptance Test Plan (ATP)


1.1

Introduction


This document describes the Acc
eptance Test Plan (ATP) for the Harris County Wireless Mobile
Broadband Network System. Under the direction of Harris County, teams consisting of
representatives from the County and selected vendor will execute agreed
-
upon test procedures.
The following se
ctions contain a brief outline of the following tests to be
Harris
performed:





Network Attachment Tes
t



Link Verification Tes
t



eNodeB Handoff Tes
t



These tests will be conducted at a mutually selected site once the eNodeBs are functional. This test
will

use the EPC located in College Station to provide signaling for the eNodeB. The selected
vendor will, for each test performed, provide documentation detailing the entire test data collected
and the results achieved. This will include traffic capture, and
trace and log files collected when
relevant.



The test will be conducted with conducted using a Mobile Data Computer (MDC) with a USB
Dongle.


1.1.1 Network Attachment Test


The objective of the Network Attachment Test is to validate the authentication a
nd authorization of
a User Entity (UE) during the network attachment process. The UE is provisioned in the Home
Subscriber Server (HSS) prior to the test. For the test, the UE is attached to the Mobile Data
Computer (MDC) at power up and attachment to the
LTE network is verified. The Network
Attachment Test will confirm the following System functions:





Link Managemen
t



UE Attac
h



UE Releas
e



Service Request
s



UE Detac
h



UE Authenticatio
n



Dedicated Bearer Activatio
n



Dedicated Bearer Deactivatio
n


1.1.1.1 Test

Preparation

The network elements under test must have passed quality assurance testing and there must be no
known blocking issues that impact the testing activity. A common set of tools to analyze protocols
for the interface under test will be used. Inte
rface logs for each test will be collected and provided
from the monitoring/observations points.


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1.1.2 LTE Link Verification Test

The objective of the LTE Link Verification Test is to verify logical interface operation and end
-
to
-
end connectivity betwee
n the LTE UE and the EPC. The LTE Link Verification Test will confirm
the operation of the following logical interfaces:




S1


eNodeB to MME



S1u


eNodeB to Packet Gateway



S5


Serving Gateway to Packet Gateway



S6


MME to HSS



S11 MME to Serving Gatewa
y



X2


eNodeB to eNodeB


1.1.2.1 Test Preparation

The test will use LAN analyzer software to log the link verification test activity.



The software will be installed on the test computer used to provide ICMP echo responses to ping
requests from the mob
ile computer. The test message sequences will be manually initiated and
logged by the operator of the mobile computer.


Since the test is focused on verifying connectivity rather than coverage, the MDC will be situated
close enough to the eNodeB site to e
nsure that the quality of the RF communication path is
sufficient to reduce propagation errors that could be introduced into the test results. Since the link
verification test is valid only if the MDC is operating in solid RF coverage areas, Harris County
and vendor selected will select a suitable test location prior to the start of link verification testing.



1.1.3 eNodeB Handoff

The objective of the eNodeB Handoff is to confirm the successful handoff from one eNodeB cell
to another eNodeB cell on the s
ame site as the UE roams within the coverage area of the LTE
System. The eNodeB Handoff will confirm the following System functions:



Inter cell eNodeB Handoff



Session persistence during Handoff


A starting and ending location will be identified prior to

commencing Handover. The starting point
will be located in the coverage area of the identified primary eNodeB to be tested and the ending
point will be located in the coverage area of the secondary eNodeB to be tested. The drive team will
verify the test
tool setup and functionality prior to beginning the test.


1.1.3.1 Test Preparation

The test uses both client and server messaging software based on industry standard UDP format.
The server software will be installed on a test computer located with the E
PC. The client software
will be installed on an MDC in the test vehicle. The MDC will be outfitted with an LTE dongle.


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1.1.4 Responsibility Matrix


Task


Responsibility


Deliverable

Complete pre
-
test set
-
up using
the installed LTE network
infrastructure

and the UE (USB
dongle)


Selected Vendor



Test Preparation
Complete

Have a minimum of one person
available onsite to perform the
test


Selected Vendor



Resource
Assignment

Provide and ensure that there are
no other subscribers active on the
network and no user data on the
backhaul


Selected Vendor


Test
Environment

Confirm that the eNodeB links
are functional before the test
begins


Selected Vendor


Test
Environment

Record all test results


Selected Vendor


Test Results

Assign authorized County
representative(s) to monitor the
test.


Harris County


Resource
Assignment

Provide operational Mobile Data
Computer(s) (MDC) and
vehicle(s) for the duration of the
test
.


Harris County


Test MDC(s) and
vehicle(s)






Present results of test to the
County.


Selected Vendor


Test Results


1.1.4.1 Completion Criteria

Acceptance Testing is considered complete upon Harris County and Selected Vendor approvals and
sig
n
-
offs of the Acceptance Tests. Approval of the Acceptance Tests constitutes System
Acceptance.