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REQUEST FOR QUOTE

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ISSUED March 21, 2014

RFQ No. 14-1175

WorkNet Pinellas, Inc. d.b.a. CareerSource Pinellas is requesting quotes to provide a three year subscription of the Dell SonicWALL Enforced Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware - McAfee Parties interested in submitting a quote shall review this entire document.

Request for Quote (RFQ) should be submitted by 12:00 p.m. EDT on April 10, 2014 to:

CareerSource Pinellas

Attention: Edward Peachey, President/CEO 13805 58th St. North, Suite 2-140

Clearwater, FL 33670

The official opening will be held at the CareerSource Pinellas conference room at 13805 58th St. North, Suite 2-140, Clearwater, FL 33670 on April 11, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Submitted RFQs will be recorded. Any RFQ or portion thereof, received after the submittal deadline will not be considered and returned to the submitting entity.

Questions may be submitted by email to rfq@careersourcepinellas.com until 5:00 p.m. EDT, March 27, 2014. Please reference RFQ No.14-1175 in the subject line. Answers will be posted on CareerSource Pinellas website at http://careersourcepinellas.com/rfps_&bids by 5:00 p.m. EDT, March 28, 2014.

* Tentative date subject to the identification of a qualified respondent.

Action Date Issue RFQ March 21, 2014 Question and Answer period March 24, 2014 ‐ March 27, 2014, 5 pm EDT  RFQ Due April 10, 2014, 12 pm EDT Official Opening April 11, 2014, 12pm EDT Evaluation and Selection Begins April 16, 2014 Award date* April 18, 2014

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REQUEST FOR QUOTE

Dell SonicWALL Enforced Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware - McAfee

ISSUED March 21, 2014

RFQ No. 14-1175

Table of Contents

I. BACKGROUND OF ORGANIZATION ... 3

II. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ... 3

III. RFQ TERMS & CONDITIONS ... 3

IV. GENERAL CONDITIONS ... 5

Appendix A – Respondent Information ... 7

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I. BACKGROUND OF ORGANIZATION

WorkNet Pinellas, Inc. d.b.a. CareerSource Pinellas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The WorkNet Pinellas, Inc. Governing Board was appointed and designated by the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners to act as the Pinellas County Workforce Development Board under provisions of the “Workforce Innovation Act of 2000.” WorkNet Pinellas, Inc. has requested and received certification as the Region 14 Workforce Development Board by Workforce Florida, Inc., the State of Florida Workforce Development Board. This public-private partnership supports and promotes economic growth through workforce development. WorkNet Pinellas, Inc. is one (Region 14) of twenty-four regional workforce boards in Florida.

The Board of WorkNet Pinellas, Inc., comprised of representatives from businesses in Pinellas County, local educational entities, labor organizations, community-based organizations, economic development agencies, one-stop partners, and from other individuals deemed appropriate, are appointed by the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners and certified by the Governor of the State of Florida once every two years. Criteria for composition of the Board are set forth in Section 117, Chapter 2, Subtitle B, Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. The Board of WorkNet Pinellas, Inc. serves as the Administrative and Fiscal Agent for the region.

II. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

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III. RFQ TERMS & CONDITIONS A. RFQ Response

Each Respondent is required to submit their response to this RFQ no later than 12:00 noon EDT on April 10, 2014 (due date and time). The delivery of the RFQ is solely and strictly the responsibility of the Respondent. A RFQ received after the due date and time will not be considered fully responsive and will be returned the responding party unopened.

Only a fully responsive RFQ will be considered. All conditions set forth in this section must be followed to be considered fully responsive.

1. Content:

Include the following information in your response in the order presented below.  Appendix A – Only forms that have been fully completed will be considered fully

responsive.

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2. Format:

Response should be typed, using a minimum of 12-point font size and submitted on 8 ½” X 11” letter size.

3. Quantity:

 1 signed paper original. The original should be stamped marked “Original”.  3 paper duplicates

4. Sealed package: No facsimile copies will be accepted.

The RFQ is to be submitted in a sealed package with RFQ No. 14-1175 prominently displayed on the front and addressed to:

CareerSource Pinellas

Attention: Edward Peachey, President/CEO 3805 58th St. North, Suite 2-140

Clearwater, FL 33670.

All documents become the property of CareerSource Pinellas and will be a matter of public record subject to the provisions of Chapter 119, Florida Statutes. Each Respondent agrees that the preparation of all materials are at the Respondent’s sole cost and expense, and CareerSource Pinellas shall not, under any circumstances, be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by a Respondent.

B. Question and Answer Period

All requests for clarification of this RFQ should be emailed to rfq@careersourcepinellas.com by 5 p.m. EDT, March 27, 2014. Please reference RFQ No. 14-1175 in the subject line. A good-faith effort will be made to provide a written response to each question by 5 p.m. EDT, March 28, 2014. Any resultant response will be posted to the CareerSource Pinellas website. http://careersourcepinellas.com/rfps_&bids

C. Evaluation and Selection

The evaluation and selection will be based on the criteria set forth below:

CRITERIA WEIGHT

FACTOR

Product Specification The Respondent is able to provide the

product as detailed in part II. Product Specifications.

50 Points

Cost Reasonableness The Respondent’s cost quote reflect

reasonable costs for the product as detailed in part II. Product Specifications.

50 Points

TOTAL SCORE 100 Points

A selection committee will review and score each RFQ, place the RFQ in rank order, and present the results along with their recommendation to the President/CEO for final review and approval.

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D. Timeline

* Tentative date subject to the identification of a qualified respondent.

IV. GENERAL CONDITIONS A. Respondent

All private-for-profit corporations, not-for-profit corporations, local education agencies, governmental units, or public agencies properly organized in accordance with State and Federal law and in business for at least 3 years may submit a RFQ. Minority and women-owned and operated businesses are encouraged to submit. RFQ will not be reviewed if (1) the Respondent has been disbarred or suspended or otherwise determined to be ineligible to receive federal funds by an action of any governmental agency; (2) the Respondent's previous contract(s) with CareerSource Pinellas have been terminated for cause; (3) the Respondent has not complied with an official order to repay disallowed costs incurred during its conduct of programs or services; or (4) the Respondent's name appears on the convicted vendor list.

B. Assignment of Contract

No third party contracts or subcontracts will be allowed, unless specifically approved, in writing by CareerSource Pinellas.

C. Reserved Rights

The rights reserved by CareerSource Pinellas, which shall be exercised in its sole and absolute discretion, and shall be at no fault, cost or liability whatsoever to CareerSource Pinellas, include without limitation, the right to:

 Supplement, amend or otherwise modify or cancel any provisions set forth in this solicitation at any time.

 To accept or reject any or all responses, to re-advertise this RFQ, to postpone or cancel this process and to change or modify the project schedule at any time.

 Disqualify any respondent that submits an incomplete or inadequate response or is not responsive to the requirements of this RFQ.

 Waive any defect, technicality or irregularity in any response received.

 Require additional information and/or oral presentation from one or more respondents to supplement or to clarify the RFQ submitted.

 Determine whether the respondent’s written or oral representations are true, accurate and complete or whether the respondent has adequately responded and has the necessary experience, including seeking and evaluating independent information on any respondent.

Action Date Issue RFQ March 21, 2014 Question and Answer period March 24, 2014 ‐ March 27, 2014, 5 pm EDT  RFQ Due April 10, 2014, 12 pm EDT Official Opening April 11, 2014, 12pm EDT Evaluation and Selection Begins April 16, 2014 Award date* April 18, 2014

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 Consider any information submitted that is not requested by CareerSource Pinellas in a proposal response as supplemental information and not subject to evaluation by the selection committee or President/CEO.

 Unless otherwise specifically proposed by the respondent, CareerSource Pinellas reserves the right to hold such pricing as effective for the entire intended contract term.

 End contract negotiations if acceptable progress, as determined by the President/CEO, is not being made within a reasonable time frame.

 Change specifications and modify contracts as necessary to (a) facilitate compliance with the legislation, regulations and policy directives, and (b) to manage funding.

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Appendix A – Respondent Information

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RFQ No. 14-1175

Company Name: Street/Mailing Address:

City: ZIP: County:

Company Contact Person: Title:

Phone: Ext. Fax:

Email Address: Website Address:

Date of Inception: Years in Business: Total # Full-time Employees at this location:

Legal Structure of Business: Sole Proprietor Partnership Corporation

Non-profit Leased Other(please

indicate)

Employer’s Federal ID #: Unemployment Comp ID #:

Dunn and Bradstreet. #: Primary NAICS and or (SIC) Code:

Is your Company current on all State of Florida tax obligations? YES NO

Description of your business, product(s) and/or service(s):

Authorized Signature(1): ______________________________

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Appendix B – Cost Quote

Dell SonicWALL Enforced Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware - McAfee

RFQ No. 14-1175

Respondents may create this form. Quote must be for the total price to be charged for the product specified in part II. Product Specifications. WorkNet Pinellas, Inc. d.b.a CareerSource Pinellas is exempt and does not pay sales tax.

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