CLOSED: Request for Proposals for Establishing Community WiFi Hotspots in Gateway Cities and the Outer Cape

CLOSED: Request for Proposals for Establishing Community WiFi Hotspots
in Gateway Cities and the Outer Cape

RFP No. (2021-MBI-01)
 

Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (“Mass Tech Collaborative”), on behalf of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (“MBI”) is issuing this Request for Proposals for Establishing Community WiFi Hotspots (“Hotspot”) in Gateways Cities and the Outer Cape (RFP No.2021-MBI-01) to solicit proposals from qualified providers (“Respondents”) to establish and maintain one or more indoor and/or outdoor Hotspots through June 30, 2021. The initial list of cities and towns that are eligible to receive Hotspots are listed in the RFP.  Mass Tech Collaborative may issue one or more addenda to this RFP to add additional towns or cities, which would also include an updated schedule for responding to this RFP, if necessary.  Mass Tech Collaborative will post each addendum and will also notify Respondent(s) of each addendum issued after receipt of a Proposal under this RFP.

Mass Tech Collaborative will provide financial support to the selected Respondent(s) to establish and maintain up to three indoor and/or outdoor Hotspots in each of the Gateway Cities and Outer Cape towns listed below (“Eligible Municipality”):

Gateway Cities:

Barnstable

Outer Cape Towns: Eastham

 

Chicopee

  Provincetown

 

Methuen

  Truro

 

Peabody

  Wellfleet

 

Pittsfield

   

 

Quincy

   

 

Worcester

   

Interested providers should respond to this RFP with a proposal to provide up to three Hotspots in one or more Eligible Municipalities. Please note however, that a Respondent should only submit one proposal to cover all Eligible Municipalities that the Respondent proposes to serve with Hotspot(s).  Prior to submitting a proposal under this RFP, the Respondent should coordinate with local officials to identify an appropriate building location to host each Hotspot.  Please note that if a Respondent is selected and awarded a contract under this RFP it may only be for a subset of the proposed Hotspots in the Eligible Municipalities

Full details included in the RFP below.

Team Lead Michael Baldino, proposals (at) masstech.org
RFP Issued December 4, 2020
Questions Due December 14, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. EST
Answers to Questions Posted December 17, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. EST
Responses Due December 29, 2020 by 3:00 p.m. EST (CLOSED)

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