Network Redesign and Hardware Upgrade Request For Information (RFI)

POSTING DATE: November 9, 2020

RESPONSE DUE DATE: 4:00 p.m. PT on December 7, 2020

NON MANDATORY SITE VISITNovember 17, 2020 – Appointments by Request Only


First 5 LA Information Technology Department requests information from manufacturers and vendors to provide a new network design. The new design will replace the existing network switching along with the vertical cables between the switches on each floor.

Please refer to Appendix A. The first page in Appendix A is the current network with switch locations and cable connections across the three data centers.  Page 2 and Page 3 of Appendix A are samples of possible physical network architecture solutions. These samples are examples of the type of architecture that may work for First 5 LA.  Manufacturers and vendors may expand on these samples or recommend other solutions entirely.

Cover Letter – PDF
Network Design and Hardware Upgrade RFI – PDF


All questions and requests for additional information regarding this RFI must be received in writing by First 5 LA via e-mail before 5 p.m. PT on November 30, 2020. First 5 LA reserves the sole right to determine the timing and content of the responses to all questions and requests for additional information. First 5 LA may respond to individual inquires and then post replies to all questions by the posting date, December 2, 2020,  on our website.


Please submit responses to First 5 LA by 4:00 p.m. PT on December 7, 2020. Please review the RFI’s Timeline.


Responses should be delivered as PDF files via e-mail to Terrie Johnson, [email protected].  E-mail submissions should not exceed 20MB. First 5 LA will accept Network designs/diagrams in Viso and Omnigraffle formats. First 5 LA prefers network diagrams that can be easily legible on 11”x17” Ledger/Tabloid paper. Please indicate in your proposals if diagrams require a larger print format.


All questions and requests for additional information regarding this RFI must be submitted via email to Terrie Johnson, Contract Compliance Officer, at [email protected].


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