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DAS to Provide Cellular Enhancement Coverage in the GHWB Building, BJB, and Parking Garage T

Solicitation ID: 303-3-03550

Status: Awarded

Contact Name: James Gonzalez

Contact Number: 512-936-0647

Contact Email: james.gonzalez@tfc.state.tx.us

Response Due Time: 3:00 PM

Agency/Texas SmartBuy Member Number: 303

Days Solicited: 21+ Days for Solicitation Notice

Solicitation Posting Date: 1/5/2023

Response Due Date: 2/7/2023

Last Modified: 4/20/2023 2:05 pm

Solicitation Description:






Amplifiers, Not TV Antenna: Differential, Directional, Linear, Pulse, Video Processing, etc., Including Preamplifiers


Antennas and Accessories, Radio Only: Brackets, Masts, Mount, Rotators, Standoffs, etc., Including Aircraft, Vehicle and Marine Types


Ground Stations, Satellite: Transmit/Receive and Receive Only, Including Antennas


Radio Frequency Scanner Receivers and Amplifiers, Including RF Connectors, Analyzers, Counters, Meters, Switches


Communications: Networking, Linking, Fiber Modems, Power Over Ethernet, Wireless


Controllers, Wireless Devices, Wireless Access Points, Modems, Infrared Access Points, Antenna for WAPs, Infrared/Radio Frequency


Telecommunications Systems, Telephone, Cellular, Radio, etc.


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 providing and installing a commercial distributed antenna system to provide enhanced cellular coverage in the Barbara Jordan Building (1601 Congress Ave.), George H.W. Bush Building (1801 Congress Ave.) and the connecting Parking Garage T which are managed by the Texas Facilities Commission in Austin, Texas.   The Project # is 17-018-8031.

A.       The Texas Facilities Commission is looking to install a commercial cellular enhancement system including a commercial distributed antenna system in the newly constructed buildings and underground parking garages located at 1801 Congress Ave, 1601 Congress Ave, and the Texas Capitol Mall.  The new system should support the three major wireless carriers and provide coverage throughout the buildings and garages. Installation to include equipment necessary for proper operation of the system. It should also include installation and routing of cables, conduit, installation, programming, and commissioning and testing of complete system to ensure coverage in all areas. System should support speeds and coverage bands identified in specifications. After installation, testing and acceptance, services will include monitoring, maintaining, and may include replacement for emerging technologies.


B.       Refer to Attachment E-1 Distributed Antenna System and Attachment E-2 CCC Enhancement System for more detailed scope requirements. 


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 10/31/2023.


MANDATORY PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCES: The Mandatory pre-proposal conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, January 11, 2023 @ 10:00 AM and Thursday, January 12, 2023 @ 10:00 AM. The location of the pre-proposal conferences is at the Central Services Building, 1711 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX  78701, Room 402.    Respondents must have an employee of their firm attend at least one (1) of the two (2) pre-proposal conferences. TFC shall reject qualifications submitted by firms that did not attend one of the mandatory pre-proposal conferences.  Please be on time. 

For the pre-proposal conferences, there is metered parking on the street or free parking on the top level of State Parking Garage B, 1511 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701.  Print out the Parking Permit for State Parking Garage B attached to this RFQ as Attachment J – Parking Permit and place on your dashboard.

MANDATORY SITE VISIT: Immediately following the conclusion of the Pre-Proposal conference, we will conduct a mandatory site visit/walk-through of the Barbara Jordan Building, George H.W. Bush Building, and Parking Garage T.  The site visits will be held on Wednesday, January 11th at 11:00 AM and Thursday, January 12th at 11:00 AM.      

Sign in sheets will be available to confirm attendance to both the pre-proposal conference and the site visit.


TFC is using the eProcurement system Bonfire.  Respondents must register for a Bonfire account (No Charge) to submit a response.  Respondents must submit their responses/submittals at the following link:  https://tfcstate.bonfirehub.com/opportunities/82574




Issue RFP

January 5, 2023

Mandatory Pre-Proposal Conferences

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

January 11, 2023, 10:00 AM

January 12, 2023, 10:00 AM

Mandatory Jobsite Walk-through/Site Visit

January 11, 2023, 11:00 AM

January 12, 2023, 11:00 AM

Deadline for Submission of Questions

January 24, 2023, 12:00 Noon

Deadline for Submission of Proposals/RFP Opening

February 7, 2023, 3:00 PM

Notification for Interview

February 14, 2023

Interview Date (if required)

February 22, 2023

Award by Commission

April 20, 2023, 9:00 AM

Expected Contract Start Date

May 15, 2023

Class/Item Code(s): 72600-Radio Communication Equipment, Accessories And Supplies
72613-*Amplifiers (Not Tv Antenna): Differential, Linear, Pulse, Video Processing, Etc. (Including Preamplifiers)
72616-*Antennas And Accessories (Radio Only): Brackets, Masts, Mount, Rotators, Standoffs, Etc. (Including Aircraft, Vehicle And Marine Types)
72654-*Ground Stations, Satellite: Transmit/Receive And Receive Only (Including Antennas)
72677-*Radio Frequency Scanner Receivers And Amplifiers (Including Rf Connectors, Analyzers, Counters, Meters, Switches)
83833-*Communications: Networking, Linking, Fiber Modems, Power Over Ethernet, Wireless
90684-Telecommunications Systems (Telephone, Radio, Etc.) - Architectural

Contractor Name Mailing Address Value Per Contractor Contractor Hub Status Award Date Award Status
Mountain Wireless Construction 927 Salida Way Aurora, CO 80011 2731820.12 NOT HUB CERTIFIED 4/20/2023 Full Award