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Obtain proposal(s) to provide long distance telephone services for the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

General Specifications

Long Distance services consist of Outbound (Intralata, Intrastate, Interstate, and International) and Inbound (Toll Free services (800/888)) voice services.

The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired requires off-net to on-net calling.

Individual per-minute prices should be submitted for the following service usage:

Outbound Services: Intralata, Intrastate, Interstate, and International

Inbound Services: off-net to on-net, Dedicated 1-800 (non-featured), Dedicated 1-800 (featured), Switched (1-800)

International: Mexico dedicated, Mexico switched, United Kingdom dedicated, United Kingdom switched, France dedicated, France switched, Germany dedicated, Germany switched

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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