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eRate Request for Proposals (RFP)

 
RFP: YR 2022 (YR25) E-Rate Eligible Projects: Firewall Appliance and Ongoing Support

Nevada Joint Union High School District is pleased to announce posting of Requests for Proposals for YR 2022 (YR25) E-Rate Eligible Projects: Firewall Appliance and ongoing support. The bids are due no later than 3:00 p.m. on December 15, 2021 at the District Office,11645 Ridge Road, Grass Valley, CA 95945.
 
 
 
 
Submitted Question Regarding RFP:
Regarding RFP 22-104 - We notice that the district is requesting PA-5250 or equivalent.

Under the section "Requirements for Firewall Appliance and Support", Line 4 states :
"The solution must be capable of 30.0Gbps of throughput with all subscriptions, and logging/alerting enabled."
 
The PA-5250 datasheet with VPN services turned on references a maximum throughput of 19 Gbps with IPSEC VPN enabled.
 
So, does the firewall appliance referenced specifications supersede this additional requirement of line 4 page 6 which states 30 Gbps of throughput with all firewall services enabled? 
Please clarify.
 
District Reply:
The district wishes to purchase a PA-5250.  The product requirement supersedes the throughput requirement.