• SWWC Service Cooperative Wide Area Network Consortium 2018 RFP
    The originating FCC Form 470 for this competative bidding process is: 180013826
    All RFP documents are available in USAC's EPC system as a single PDF file with all supporting attachment files located in the "attachments" section of the PDF.
    Important Dates
    RFP Conference: January 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM CST
    Due Date: February 15, 2018 at 3:00 PM CST

    SWWC WAN Consortium RFP 2018 (PDF) updated: 2018-01-17

    Supporting Materials (Updated 2018-01-17)
    -RFP Document (Microsoft Word Format)
    -Attachment A - Site Listing and Costs Worksheets (Microsoft Excel Format)
    -Attachment B - Response Cover Letter (Microsoft Word Format)
    -Attachment C - Non-Collusion Affidavit (Microsoft Word Format)
    -Attachment D - Complaince Questions (Microsoft Word Format)
    RFP Bulletin Board - Questions and Answers, Clarifications and Corrections
    -2018 RFP Release Announcement-

    January 5, 2018

    Dear Potential Service Provider:

    SWWC Service Cooperative (SWWC) is seeking wide area network, Internet and other telecommunications and network related services on behalf of its members located across Southwestern Minnesota.  You are invited to submit proposals for these services to be provided to SWWC and our member school districts and libraries in an effort to aggregate our purchasing power and share a number of educational services.

    I am the Issuing Contact for this RFP.  To request the RFP documents and register for the RFP Conference, please send an email to me at the address below.  The E-Rate Form 470 application number for this project is:  180013826.

    We will host an RFP Conference on January 16, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am CST to explain the RFP and answer questions.  The conference will be held in a web-based format allowing interested service providers to attend from a location that is convenient to you and allow for as many individuals from your team to attend as you wish.  Attendance at this meeting is not mandatory; however, SWWC recommends that interested providers attend to obtain a better understanding of the RFP requirements.

    In order to properly disseminate information to all parties and maintain a fair and competitive process, all questions pertaining to this RFP shall be directed to the Issuing Contact only.  No other person is authorized to respond to your questions.

    All updates, corrections, amendment and addenda to this document will be available to the public and posted online at http://www.swsc.org/wan

    All responses to this RFP are due no later than 3:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, February 15, 2018.  

    Thank you for your interest in this important project for our member K-12 schools and libraries in our region.


    Josh Sumption

    Director of Technology

    SWWC Service Cooperative

    1420 East College Drive

    Marshall, MN 56258