Invitation to Bid: Desktop Workstations for the Brunswick County Library Public PC Labs
Brunswick County is soliciting bids for fifty-two (52) all-in-one tiny/mini/microcomputers and fifty-two (52) 23.8-inch WLED FHD monitors for use in the County Library Public PC Labs, as well as three (3) year on-site, next business day (“NBD”) product support for the equipment. The Brunswick County Library provides free broadband internet access to all citizens of Brunswick County using County computers located in the Public PC Lab inside each of its five branches. The current PCs and monitors installed in each of the labs are beyond their lifespan and need replacing. Brunswick County Information Technology (“IT”) Staff will be responsible for the imaging, configuration, and installation of each of these devices. Once installed, these PCs will be available for the public at no cost for internet access to apply for jobs, apply for government assistance programs, and for academic resources. For continuity of operations, consistency with current equipment deployed, seamless continuation of maintenance and support, and due to limited physical space available in each of the Public PC Lab areas, each computer must be an all-in-one tiny/mini/micro device that is capable of attaching to the specified 23.8 inch WLED FHD monitor. In addition to the foregoing, the computers, monitors, and product support offering must meet the minimum specifications identified in the ITB.
Brunswick County has received an allocation of funds from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (the “Fiscal Recovery Funds”) established pursuant to Sections 602 and 603 of the Social Security Act, as added by Section 9901 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”). This procurement is being funded using Fiscal Recovery Funds.
Bidders interested in submitting a bid in response to this Invitation to Bid must agree to strictly adhere to all terms and conditions of the ITB. Bidders not agreeing to all terms and conditions are expressly prohibited from submitting a bid.
All bids must be received by Brunswick County no later than April 21, 2023, at 5:00 PM ET. Those interested should submit one (1) hard copy and/or one (1) electronic copy of the bid. Bids may be mailed, emailed, or hand delivered to:
Cindy Hewett, IT Director
Brunswick County Information Technology Department
PO Box 249 (mail)
Building E, 45 Courthouse Drive SE (hand delivery)
Bolivia, NC 28422
Questions or requests for further information regarding this Invitation to Bid shall be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 14, 2023, by 5:00 PM ET. A copy of all questions, further clarifications and answers will be made in the form of an Addendum to this Invitation to Bid and will be provided to all known bidders and posted on the County’s website. Bidders will be responsible for ensuring that they have all addenda.
Please refer to the complete ITB for more information.