BTOP - Requests for Proposal (RFP) or Requests for Information (RFI)

MCNC applied for and received two U.S. Department of Commerce Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) awards totaling $104 million in 2010 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The awards are administered through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

What is the difference between a RFP and RFI?

Requests for Proposals (RFP) are submitted as definitive requirements for portions of the project as identified. These requests are related to the procurement of services and/or products required to implement the project.

Requests for Information (RFI) are submitted from time to time to gain information related to certain sorts of services and products for which RFP's may ultimately be released. The purpose of the RFI is for identification of vendors who can meet certain requirements for delivery of formal services and products.


BTOP 1
Topic Request Type (RFP/RFI) Status Date Open Due Date to Submit Questions Date Closed Register & Download Request
Engineering, Design Services and Environmental Assessment
RFP
3/1/2010
Closed
3/22/2010
Closed
Materials Availability related to NCREN Southeaster and Western North Carolina Fiber Expansion Project
RFI
Closed
5/28/10
Closed
Optical Network Design NCREN Southeaster and Western North Carolina Fiber Expansion Project
RFI
Closed
Closed
Materials Related to NCREN Southeastern and Western North Carolina Fiber Expansion Project
RFP
Closed
Fiber Asset Management Software Related to NCREN Southeastern and Western North Carolina Fiber Expansion Project
RFI
Closed
Closed
Construction and Splicing of the Fiber Optic Middle Mile Project Related to NCREN Southeastern and Western North Carolina Fiber Expansion
RFP
Closed
Optical Network Design and DWDM-based Optical Networking Equipment Related to NCREN Southeastern and Western North Carolina Fiber Expansion Project
RFP
Closed
Waterway Crossing Construction Related to NCREN Southeastern and Western North Carolina Fiber Expansion Project
RFP
AWARDED
Closed



BTOP 2
Topic Request Type (RFP/RFI) Status Date Open Due Date to Submit Questions Date Closed Register & Download Request
Engineering Design Services and Environmental Assessment for MCNC Golden LEAF North Carolina Rural Broadband Initiative
RFP
Closed
Fiber Asset Management and Mapping Software for MCNC Golden LEAF North Carolina Rural Broadband Initiative
RFP
AWARDED
Closed
Materials Related to MCNC's Golden LEAF North Carolina Rural Broadband Initiative
RFP
Closed
Construction and Splicing of the Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative (GLRBI)
RFP
Closed
Marketing and Sales Vendor of the Golden LEAF North Carolina Rural Broadband Initiative
RFP
Closed
Attachment of Conduit and Fiber Optic Cable to Bridge Railings for the Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative
RFP
Closed
DWDM-based Optical and/or Carrier Ethernet Network Design and Equipment Related to the Golden LEAF North Carolina Rural Broadband Initiative
RFP
AWARDED
Closed

OTHER
Topic Request Type (RFP/RFI) Status Date Open Due Date to Submit Questions Date Closed Register & Download Request
Locate Services and Maintenance of the Conduit, Fiber Optic Cable, and Access Points for the Golden LEAF North Carolina Rural Broadband Initiative
RFP
Closed
04/11/12
04/25/12
05/04/12
Closed