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Obtain proposal(s) to provide local telephone service to the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired:

Local telephone service should be provided to Cisco PBX and Cisco IP phones via a SIP Trunk and two 23-channel PRI T-1 connections.  Vendor should also be able to provide copper analog phone lines for up to 50 analog fax machines.

Performance Considerations

Each company offering a proposal must be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Provide number of resident technicians in the Austin area and the average per-call response time
  • Number of existing circuits supported and list of contact references
  • Document performance expectations for disaster response and recovery time
  • Amount of local inventory maintained
  • Number of employees available for implementation support
  • Number of locally available design consultants
  • Document company solvency and provide samples of billing presentation
  • Number of years experience as service provider in Texas
  • Certification of good standing
  • Location of company headquarters
  • Number of employees in Texas
  • Percent of service resources company-owned versus leased
  • Provide information on the availability and reliability of proposed telecommunication services 

Current Service Provider


Contact Information

Please refer any questions concerning the proposal to Craig Abbe, E-Rate Coordinator, (512) 206-9211 or e-mail

Due Date

Proposals must be submitted either electronically or by document by 01/15/16.

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