Networking and Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solutions Request for Proposals (RFP)

The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Networking and Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solutions on behalf of its public K-20 member institutions. The purpose is to identify and award a contract to provide volume price agreement and fulfillment services for the consortium members.

Proposals should be mailed to the address below or delivered in person to Kim Buchanan, Project Coordinator and must arrive no later than 2:00 p.m. PT on December 3, 2012.

Attn: Kim Buchanan
14145 SW Galbreath Drive
Sherwood, OR 97140

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Proposals Received

  • Cisco (Cisco)
  • Presidio (Cisco)
  • TIG (Cisco, Dell, Commvault, Citrix, Tripp Lite, Brocade, Apple)
  • PNW (Aruba, Airwatch, Checkpoint)
  • Micro K12 (Aruba, Watchguard, Absolute, Sophos)
  • Strucutred (Aruba, Aerohive, Palo Alto, Juniper)
  • Ruckus (Ruckus)
  • Core (Airwatch)
  • Lightspeed (Lightspeed)
  • Phantom (iBoss)
  • Impulse Point (Impulse Point)
  • NCA (McAfee, WF Systems, Extreme Networks

Intent to Award

OETC intends to award the following respondents. Intent to award establishes that OETC will attempt to sign a contract with the following respondents. The intent to award is not a guarantee of award.

  • Cisco (Cisco)
  • Aruba (PNW)
  • Watchguard (MicroK12)
  • Ruckus (Ruckus)
  • Airwatch (PNW)
  • Lightspeed (Lightspeed)
  • Checkpoint (PNW)
  • Impulse Point (Impulse Point)

Final Awardees

  • Cisco (Cisco)
  • Aruba (PNW)
  • Watchguard (MicroK12)
  • Aerohive (Structured)
  • Ruckus (Ruckus)
  • Lightspeed (Lightspeed)
  • Impulse Point (Impulse Point)
  • Fortinet (PNW)

Resulting Contracts

The following contracts resulted from this solicitation.


OETC is a nonprofit that empowers educational institutions. We represent our membership in organizing cost-effective, cooperative technology purchases through a sealed, competitive bid process to negotiate contracts that abide by state procurement statutes.

How It Works:

  1. OETC advertises a multi-state, open, competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) based on a non-brand specification on behalf of our public membership.
  2. Trained OETC scorers evaluate proposals based on a disclosed rubric.
  3. Awards are based on the lowest price offering from a qualified respondent.

2 thoughts on “Request for Proposals (RFP) – Networking and Mobile Device Management Solutions

  1. Question regarding the RFP for Emergency Response. In exhibit B of this request, Item A-1, OETC is asking for five years of experience providing a fully hosted application. Is this a deal-breaker? The technology has advanced and their are new players. Is it really your intent to eliminate new players in this space or are you going to just discount points if this requirement is not met?

  2. I have a question about the networking and security RFP. Will you consider services in addition to equipment for this response? For example, a security service, such as firewall that is offered for a monthly cost?

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