Request For Proposal

Communications Services

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) invites qualified and experienced firms to submit a proposal for the provision of Communications Services.

The RDN’s current Communications Services contract is comprised of regional network services, internet services, local phone lines, long distance and conference calling rates. The current contract in place for these services expires in October 2017.

The RDN has 21 facilities that currently operate on a regional network within its boundaries. These facilities are classified as primary and secondary sites. See Appendix C and D for detailed information on sites. All primary sites and some secondary sites operate V.O.I.P. systems across the regional network. Primary sites also utilize Quality of Service (QOS) for voice traffic across the network.

Proposals must be returned in a sealed envelope clearly marked "Communications Services”, addressed to The Regional District of Nanaimo, Information Services Department, 2nd Floor, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N2, Attention: Mike Moody, Manager, Information Technology & Geographic Information Systems.

Proposals must be received at the RDN no later than 2:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time, Friday July 07, 2017.

Attached are the Instructions to Proponents, Terms of Reference, Appendix A – Proponent Information and Agreement Form, Appendix B – References, Appendix C – Site Addresses, Appendix D – Network Diagram, Appendix E – Facility Phone line information.

The RDN appreciates all proposal responses; however, only short-listed or successful Proponents will be contacted.