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1 Indiana Office of Technology (IOT) IP Voice Services (IPVaaS) Request for Services Pre-Proposal Conference May 30, :00 AM Mark A Hempel Indiana Department of Administration

2 Agenda General Information Purpose of RFS Key Dates Proposal Preparation & Evaluation Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (M/WBE) Indiana Veterans Business Enterprises (IVBE) Question and Answer Session

3 General Information Sign-In Sheet for Attendees Sign-In Sheet and PowerPoint will be posted on IDOA’s Solicitation Website Hold questions until the end of the presentation – Any verbal response is not considered binding; respondents are encouraged to submit any question formally in writing if it affects the proposal that will be submitted to the State.

4 Purpose of RFS The State of Indiana is evaluating vendors capable of delivering an IP based “Voice as a Service” including SIP Services to a population of approximately 28,000 users. This request identifies requirements for the final Voice as a Service solution starting with requirements for a NO COST pilot program designed to evaluate proposed solution’s technology and functionality and solution delivery capabilities. Cost proposal requests in this RFS will be used for budgetary purposes.

5 The Indiana Office of Technology would like to streamline and consolidate the State’s telecom infrastructure in an effort to provide more effective and efficient telecom services to the supported State agencies. Our goals are to leverage our existing data network infrastructure to support voice traffic state-wide, migrate to a common state-wide IP voice platform and consolidate off-network call flows through the use of centralized SIP services. The desired final solution will deliver IP-based Voice as a Service including desk sets and softphones for stationary and mobile users, and toll free and long distance services. Installation, maintenance and repair services are to be included. The desire is for all services in the overall solution to be provided for a fixed monthly cost with little or no up-front investment. IPVaaS Objectives

6 Prior to selecting a vendor or solution, the State of Indiana is requesting proposals to implement a 60 day NO COST pilot of ~50 endpoints for IP voice services based on one of three identified vendor platforms – Cisco, Interactive Intelligence, or Microsoft (given major investments already made by the State). The State plans to choose a vendor for each of the platforms to perform three separate pilots that will run concurrently. The purpose of the pilots is to evaluate the technology and service delivery of the three providers and to narrow platform options. Pilot Program

7 Term of RFS Contract Term – The term of the contract shall be for a period of five (5) years from the date of contract execution. There may be two (2) one- year renewals for a total of seven (7) years at the State’s option.

8 Key Dates ACTIVITYDATE Issue of RFSMay 22, 2014 Pre-Proposal ConferenceMay 30, 2014 Deadline to Submit Written QuestionsJune 4, 2014 Response to Written Questions/RFS AmendmentsJune 11, 2014 Submission of ProposalsJuly 9, 2014 The dates for the following activities are target dates only. These activities may be completed earlier or later than the date shown. Proposal Evaluationw/o July 14, 2014 Proposal Discussions/Clarifications (if necessary)w/o July 28, 2014 Oral Presentations (if necessary)w/o August 4, 2014 Pilot Selectionsw/o August 11, 2014 Pilot Review Period w/o September 1, 2014 Best and Final Offers (if necessary) w/o October 27, 2014 RFS Award Recommendation w/o November 16, 2014

9 Business Proposal (Attachment E) Company Financial Information (Section 2.3.3) – Confidential information must be kept separate from the proposal in both hard and soft copy Contract Terms (Section 2.3.5) – Respondent should review sample State contract and note exceptions to State mandatory and non-mandatory clauses in Transmittal Letter

10 Technical Proposal (Attachment F) Please use the Template we have provided for you. Where appropriate, supporting documentation may be referenced by a page and paragraph number.

11 Cost Proposal (Attachment D)

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13 Proposal Preparation Buy Indiana, Business Proposal (2.7) – Status shall be finalized by proposal due date – 5 definitions, details provided in RFS Indiana Economic Impact, Attachment C – Definition of FTE (Full-Time Equivalent) – Example: If a Respondent has 5 full time employees and is bidding on its 5 th contract, and all contracts get an equal amount of commitment from the employees then each employee commits 20% of his or her time to the new contract: 0.2 x 5 employees= 1 FTE.

14 Proposal Preparation Attachment D (Cost Proposal) must be returned in Excel Use the templates provided for all answers Do not alter templates Submit all questions using template provided

15 Proposal Evaluation Summary of Evaluation Criteria: Criteria Points 1. Adherence to Mandatory Requirements Pass/Fail 2. Management Assessment/Quality (Business and Technical Proposal) 20 points 3. Pilot Review 25 points 4. Cost (Cost Proposal) 15 points 5. Indiana Economic Impact5 points 6. Buy Indiana10 points 7. Minority (10) and Women Business (10) Subcontractor Commitment 20 available points (2 bonus points are available if certain criteria is met) 8. Indiana Veteran Business Enterprise (IVBE) Subcontractor Commitment 5 points (1 bonus point is available if certain criteria is met) Total 100 (103 if bonus awarded)

16 Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises Complete Attachment A, MWBE Form - Include sub-contractor letters of commitment Goals for Proposal - 8% Minority Business Enterprise - 8% Women’s Business Enterprise

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18 Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises Prime Contractors must ensure that the proposed subcontractors meet the following criteria: Must be listed on the IDOA Directory of Certified Firms Each firm may only serve as once classification – MBE or WBE A Prime Contractor who is an MBE or WBE must meet subcontractor goals by using other listed certified firms. Certified Prime Contractors cannot count their own workforce or companies to meet this requirement. Must serve a commercially useful function. The firm must serve a value-added purpose on the engagement. Must provide goods or service only in the industry area for which it is certified as listed in the directory at Must be used to provide the goods or services specific to the contract National Corporate Diversity Plans are generally not acceptable

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20 Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises TOTAL BID AMOUNT:

21 Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises Effective May, 2011, a new MWBE scoring methodology will be utilized for all RFP’s released New Process – MWBE scoring is conducted based on 20 points plus a possible 2 bonus points scale - MBE: Possible 10 points + 1 bonus point - WBE: Possible 10 points + 1 bonus Point Professional Services Scoring Methodology: -The points will be awarded on the following schedule: -Fractional percentages will be rounded up or down to the nearest whole percentage -Submissions of 0% participation will result in a deduction of 1 point in each category -The highest submission which exceeds the goal in each category will receive 11 points (10 points plus 1 bonus point). In case of a tie both firms will receive 11 points %1%2%3%4%5%6%7%8% Pts

22 Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises RFS MWBE Scoring Example BidderMBE %Pts.WBE %Pts.Total Pts. Bidder 112.0% % Bidder 26.0%7.54.0% Bidder 38.0% % Bidder 416.0% %10.0 Bidder 50.0%0.0%-2.0

23 Indiana Veteran Business Enterprise Complete Attachment A1, IVBE Form - Include sub-contractor letters of commitment Goals for Proposal - 3% Veteran Business Enterprise

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25 Indiana Veteran Business Enterprise Prime Contractors must ensure that the proposed subcontractors meet the following criteria: Must be listed on Federal Center for Veterans Business Enterprise VetBiz registry, on or before the proposal due date Must qualify as a Buy Indiana Business under designation 1, on or before the proposal due date. See section 2.7 for more information Each firm may only serve as one classification – MBE, WBE (see Section 1.21) or IVBE A Prime Contractor who is an IVBE must meet subcontractor goals by using other listed certified firms. Certified Prime Contractors cannot count their own workforce or companies to meet this requirement. Must serve a commercially useful function. The firm must serve a value-added purpose on the engagement. Must provide goods or service only in the industry area for which it is certified as listed in the VetBiz directory Must be used to provide the goods or services specific to the contract

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27 Indiana Veteran Business Enterprise

28 Effective May, 2011, a new MWBE scoring methodology will be utilized for all RFP’s released New Process – IVBE scoring is conducted based on 5 points plus a possible 1 bonus point scale - IVBE: Possible 5 points + 1 bonus point Professional Services Scoring Methodology: -The points will be awarded on the following schedule: -Fractional points will be awarded based upon a graduated scale between whole points. (e.g. a 0.3% commitment will receive.5 points and a 1.5% commitment will receive 2.5 points) -Submissions of 0% participation will result in a deduction of 1 point in each category -The highest submission which exceeds the goal in each category will receive 5 points (5 points plus 1 bonus point). In case of a tie both firms will receive 6 points. %0%0.6%1.2%1.8%2.4%3% Pts.12345

29 Additional Information IDOA PROCUREMENT LINKS AND NUMBERS BUYIN (8946) For Vendor Registration Questions For Inquiries Regarding Substantial Indiana Economic Impact A.http://www.in.gov/idoa/2467.htmhttp://www.in.gov/idoa/2467.htm Link to the developing “one stop shop” for vendor registry with IDOA and Secretary of State. B.Secretary of State of Indiana: Can be reached at (317) for registration assistance. C.See Vendor Handbook: Online version available at D.Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises: for table of IDOA certified MBEs and WBEs. For more WBE’s information E.Veteran’s Business Enterprise Program: https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/ for a search of certified IVBE’s. For more IVBE’s information F.RFP posting and updates: Go to (select “State of Indiana Opportunities” link)http://www.in.gov/idoa/2354.htm Drag through table until you find desired RFP/RFI number on left-hand side and click the link.

30 Questions Any verbal response is not considered binding; respondents are encouraged to submit any question formally in writing if it affects the proposal that will be submitted to the state.

31 Thank You Mark A. Hempel


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