RFP 790 - A1 - Milwaukee Public Schools

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May 16, 2012



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RFP 790 MICROSOFT EXCHANGE UPGRADE


Q1:

What is the a
verage
m
ail item size received/sent each day?


A1:
This information is not readily available.


Q2: What is the current service

pack level for exchange and active directory?



A2:

Exchange SP2 and AD 2003 Functional Level
.


Q3:
Are public folders in use?


A3:

No


Q4:
What is the public folder size?



A4:

N/A


Q5:
Is journaling currently happening in the environment?


A5:

Y
es, Envelope journaling for all information

stores for S
ource
O
ne
.


Q6:
Is ISA being used for Proxy / external connections?


A6:


No


Q7:
Will ISA be utilized for Exchange 2010 connections also?


A7:
The design should make accommodations for it
.


Q8:
Wh
at kind of mobile devices are being used?


A8:

Android, Blackberry, IPhones, Windows Mobile


Q9:
Is there a Blackberry Enterprise Server in use?


A9:
Yes


Q10:
Will BES, if applicable, be handled by MPS IT staff?


A10:

Yes


Q11:
What is the archive p
olicy currently in place?




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A11:
All email 7 years
.


Q12:
Will SourceOne continue to be the archiving platform of choice?


A12:

Yes


Q13:
Is our assumption “SourceOne is outside the scope of Exchange 2010 migration and will be handled by MPS IT
staff” a
n accurate statement.


A13:

The
Journaling mailboxes used by SourceOne is within the scope.


Q14: Is the intent to load balance CAS server using NLB or hardware load balancers?


A1
4
:

Yes, NLB
.


Q1
5
:

What version of office/outlook is currently in produc
tion?



A15:

2003, 2007 and 2010


Q16:
How do most users access emails? Webmail, Outlook, etc..



A16:

Outlook, Outlook Web Access and mobile devices
.


Q17:
Are there any LUN sizing requirements or preferences for the exchange 2010 setup?


A17:

Siz
ing requirements will be answered in the design phase of the project
.


Q18:
What is the average mailbox size and do mailboxes have storage limits on them?


A18:

The

a
verage mailbox size is unavailable and yes
,

varying storage limits based on level of use
r
.


Q19:
What is the current backup strategy currently in place for exchange backups?


A19:

Nightly full hot backups using HP Data Protector
.


Q20:
What is the average mail being sent and received each day?



A20:

This information is not readily avail
able. It will be provided during design phase of project.


Q21:
Are there multiple locations?


A21:

Exchange is housed in a central location. However, high availability failover to a DR site will be considered in
the design phase.


Q22:
If there are m
ultiple locations, are they capable of housing server equipment?


A22:

See Q21
.


Q23:
Is DAG a requirement for this design?


A23:


Yes, it will be considered in the design phase
.


Q24:
Is exchange application install part of the deliverables or scope?



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A24:
If necessary during implementation phase using support hours.


Q25:

In Section 1.2, under “Mandatory Requirements of this Request for Contract Services includes, but are not
limited to
:”



8.


Provide knowledge transfer assigned project employe
es throughout the project.

a.

Would you please explain or elaborate what you expect or require to meet this requirement
?






A25:

We expect the vendor to provide knowledge transfer, explain best practices, recommendations, etc. of the
Exchange upgra
de process as needed for items MPS does not readily know.


Q26:
9.

D
ocumentation.

a.

Would you please explain or elaborate what you expect or require to meet this requirement
?

E
xample: Gant Chart?, Design Documents?


A26:

Documentation of the desired upg
rade process discovered in the design phase including upgrade steps (phases),
diagrams, best practices, recommendations, etc.


Q27:

Are you planning to use any Enterprise features such as:


∙ Unified Messaging?


∙ Personal Archive?


∙ Legal Hold?


A
27:


Unified Messaging


No, Personal Archive


No, Legal Hold


Possibly


Q28:

What are the Mail Gateway Appliances?”


Brand, make etc.


A28:


Cisco IronPort e370’s (2)


Q29:
The RFP discusses the following: 5. Integration planning for existing virus p
rotection mechanisms (Symantec
Anti
-
Virus Gateway,


Symantec and Microsoft Forefront endpoint protection).






Follow
-
up question:


“Will Microsoft Threat Management Gateway be part of the design?”



A29:

Yes, design should accommodate its inclusion.


Q30:
The RFP discusses the following: 6. Assistance in the integration of Exchange 2010 into MPS’s existing e
-
mail
archiving solution,


EMC SourceOne.




Follow
-
up question:


Are the user Exchange CALs going to be Standard or Enterprise?


A30:

Enterp
rise













If you have already submitted a response to MPS for this bid and you wish to resubmit a bid due to this
addendum, Mark this new bid “Amended bid


Replaces original”.