Grand Ledge Public Schools (Owner) is seeking bid proposals for new technology infrastructure including wireless network equipment, associated equipment and installation. Proposed systems shall be configured and installed to service Owner’s classrooms across multiple instructional facilities, and as described herein.
Request for Bid Distributed: February 29, 2016
Pre Bid Meeting: March 15, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Intent to Bids Due: March 16, 2016 by 5:00 PM
Question and Clarification Deadline: March 17, 2016 by 5:00 PM
Public Bids Due: March 29, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Post bid Interviews: March 30, 2016 – April 15, 2016
Contractor Chosen: April 25, 2016
Planning & Wireless Survey Commences: May 2, 2016
Work Commences: June 13, 2016
Substantial Completion of Project: August 19, 2016
Project Close-out: September 30, 2016
The Grand Ledge Public Schools Technology Department maintains the district's technology and network resources and services. Our mission is to provide superior support and service to each staff member and student.
Below you can find Technology Related Documents, Product Recommendations and additional Technology related links.
Staff needing assistance from the Technology Department should submit their request via the helpdesk at http://helpdesk.glcomets.net
Puchases must be coordinated with and shipped to the Technology Department. This will ensure system compatibility, proper setup and accurate asset inventory.
- Laser Printer, Monochrome, Personal Use
- Laser Printer, Monochrome, Network
- Laser Printer, Color, Personal or Small Group Use
- Laser Printer, Color, Network
- Laser Printer, Other Options
- Video Projector, Traditional*
- Video Projector, Short Throw, Recommendation*
- Video Projector, Other Options*
*please budget aproximately $1400 more to mount the projector properly
- Epson Lamps
- InFocus Lamps
- Apple Pricing - Please contact Mark Deschaine for Proposal
Free Digital Literacy Curriculum
(published by Common Sense Media including iBooks (student & teacher) and iTunes U Courses
We have finished expanding the current wireless system as far as practical. We are now at an Access Point for every 2 classrooms which each handle approximately 30 devices at a slow speed. We continue to watch for funding sources that can help replace the wireless system with a modern system to handle the needs for the next few years.
There are some areas in the district that are encouraging BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), which is educationally encouraged. When these devices are not being used for classroom activities, staff and students should turn off WiFi and Bluetooth on their device. Devices like phones and tablets constantly use WiFi to update various apps and the device itself, taking bandwidth from the Access Point that may be needed for other devices being used for learning. Bluetooth uses the same radio frequency as our current wireless system which can also cause issues.
For district owned devices, we can't stress enough the importance of shutting them down when not in use for similar reasons. Planning with your neighbors may be essential as to not plan technology activities requiring WiFi in neighboring classrooms at the same time. Neighboring classrooms are not just classrooms next to each other but behind and across the hall from each other also.
Your assistance in making our WiFi environment more friendly for the learning needs of our staff and students is most appreciated!
Guidelines: Password Requirement
Passwords must contain a minimum of 8 characters and at least 3 of the following character classes:
- Uppercase letter
- Lowercase letter
- Special character
- Numeric character