REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - WAN Data and Internet Services Expansion

Posted By:  Mark Hovey
Date Posted:  10/18/2022

Deschutes Public Library District (hereinafter referred to as “DPL”) is requesting proposals for the expansion of both its Wide Area Network (hereinafter referred to as “WAN”) infrastructure and Internet access services to meet ever-growing business demands. Areas of consideration include, but are not limited to provider’s network resiliency, route redundancy, future expansion capabilities, localized/regional technical support and overall affordability. DPL will accept responses until no later than a closing of 4 PM, Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at the Deschutes Public Library, 507 NW Wall St., Bend, OR 97703 and may ultimately result in an exclusive contract to meet DPL’s needs.

DPL is headquartered in Bend, Oregon and serves a population of nearly 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. Customers have free and open access to library resources from anywhere they choose; whether that be in one of our 6 library locations, at school or at home. Those services include physical material pickup and delivery, eBooks downloads, audio books, children and adult programming, subscription-based data resources and professional reference assistance. This RFP is intended for solicitation of competitive proposals for a contract to expand existing WAN and Internet services to support a scalable solution for our current demands and future needs.

This RFP, including contract terms, conditions and specifications, may be obtained in physical form from Mark Hovey at and shall be available for review at the above address beginning Tuesday, October 18, 2022 until Tuesday, October 25, 2022, during the hours of 8 AM to 4 PM. Sealed proposals can be hand delivered or physically mailed to Mark Hovey at the above address. No faxed or emailed proposals will be accepted. No proposals will be received after closing date of 4 pm, November 1, 2022.

Proposals will be opened directly after Tuesday, November 1, 2022 after 4 pm. Per DPL Rule 137-047-0300(3)(d), no prequalification for proposers is required. Selection committee members may not be contacted or solicited. All materials and this listing required for this RFP can be downloaded from

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