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TSBVI Fire Alarm Upgrade

Solicitation ID: 303-2-00051

Status: Awarded

Contact Name: Mary Sacharnoski

Contact Number: 512-463-1879

Contact Email: Mary.Sacharnoski@tfc.texas.gov

Response Due Time: 3:00 PM

Agency/Texas SmartBuy Member Number: 303

Days Solicited: 21+ Days for Solicitation Notice

Solicitation Posting Date: 12/1/2021

Response Due Date: 1/13/2022

Last Modified: 1/24/2022 12:49 pm

Solicitation Description:

SCOPE: Pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 2165.001, Custodianship of State Property, and Section 2156.121, Use of Competitive Sealed Proposals, the Texas Facilities Commission is requesting responses to this Request for Proposal for the provision of Fire Alarm Upgrade at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, TSBVI, located at 1100 W. 45th Street, Austin, Texas 78756.

    1. Modify existing TSBVI FACP Installations to incorporate new Network Switches, Power Supplies, accessory modules, and equipment to facilitate modification of existing network connectivity to full UL Network Capability.
    2. UL Network is to be integrated into the BCN to provide connectivity/visibility to the Fireworks Cluster at the Sam Houston Building. This project is to bring full visibility to SHB Fireworks from TSBVI.
    3. Provide and install equipment necessary to interconnect existing EST 3 / 3X FACPs into existing TSBVI Campus Network.
    4. Provide, Install, and Program NEW EST UL Listed Managed Switches at each FACP location, 22 total fire panels.
    5. Provide Fiber backbone from each new Managed Switch to existing IT Fiber Network Interface Node.
    6. If existing Fiber Network does not accommodate the scope of this project additional Fiber will need to be installed. Include price per linear foot installed, if needed, on Attachment D – Compensation and Fees.
    7. Provide and install new APS power Supplies to facilitate installations and provide required power and mounting capacity.
    8. Program and certify all connections into existing Fireworks environment.
    9. Project to be supervised by NICET 3 Fire Alarm Technician.
    10. Provide complete testing and certification of each FACP to ensure compliance with UL requirements.
    11. Provide all conduit, misc. connectors, associated electrical power expansion (from existing FACPs) as required for complete installation.
    12. Working hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

CONTRACT TERM: This service shall commence on the date the contract, as defined below, is executed by both parties, and shall be completed no later than 08/31/2022


      1. The Pre-Proposals and mandatory walk throughs:

PPC 1: 12/14/2021 10:00 AM

PPC 2: 12/15/2021 10:00 AM

      1. Attendance of at least one (1) of the two (2) scheduled pre-proposals and walk through is mandatory. Only those Respondents whose names and represented firm are on the pre-proposal conference attendee list shall be allowed to submit a response.  Please do not be late.
      2. The mandatory jobsite walkthroughs will be conducted on 12/14/21 and 12/15/21.  Building Location: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1100 W. 45th St. Austin, Texas 78756, Main Administration Building, Conference Room 605. Visitor parking is available at the Main Administration Building.  Photo id will be required at time of check in.

The solicitation process for this RFP will proceed according to the following schedule:



Issue RFP


Mandatory Pre-Proposal and Walk Through

(Respondents are required to attend only one of the scheduled meetings)

PPC 1: 12/14/2021, 10:00 AM

PPC 2: 12/15/2021, 10:00 AM

Deadline for Submission of Questions

12/21/2021, 12:00 Noon

TFC Deadline for Response to Questions


Deadline for Submission of Proposals/RFP Opening

01/13/2022, 3:00 PM

Addendum: Addendum 1, RFP 303-2-00051 TSBVI Fire Alarm Upgrade 12/16/2021

Class/Item Code(s): 93633-Fire Protection Equipment And Systems Including Fire Hydrants, Fire Sprinkler Systems, Smoke Detectors, Jaws Of Life, Fire Protection Material Treatment, Firestop And Fire Barriers, Etc.Inspection, Maintenance And Repair


1ESBD_File_263801_Special Trade Service Goal 32.9- Blank HSP Form.pdfHUB Subcontracting Plan
2ESBD_File_263801_RFP 303-2-00051 TSBVI Fire Alarms _final.docxRFP 303-2-00051 TSBVI Fire Alarm Upgrade
3ESBD_File_263801_Addendum 1, RFP 303-2-00051 TSBVI Fire Alarm Upgrade.pdfAddendum 1, RFP 303-2-00051 TSBVI Fire Alarm Upgrade

Contractor Name Mailing Address Value Per Contractor Contractor Hub Status Award Date Award Status
Beckwith Electronic Systems 1620 A Grand Ave Pkwy, Pflugerville, TX 78660 239632.00 HUB CERTIFIED 1/24/2022 Full Award