UAMS RFP 2015-0088eLink Initial Questions_Answers & Addendum No. 1

Dear Bidder:


Please find as attachments and information below regarding:



In accordance with RFP Section 1.10 a non-mandatory pre-bid conference for prospective bidders will be held Tuesday, December 1st 2015 in the UAMS College of Public Health Pauly Auditorium on Ground floor level-G219 from 1:00-3:00pm. The street address for our campus is 4301 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72205.  Space will be adequate, therefore it will not be necessary to RSVP your attendance. Parking will be on top of PARK 2 parking deck [the north deck facing Markham]. A short sky bridge off the deck crosses over to the COPH Bldg. onto 1st floor – you’ll then find the auditorium on Ground Floor – Room G219.


For those who are unable to be present on campus, you can connect over video conferencing. The dial in is 066001@ or they can dial


UAMS Video Conferencing requirements  include H.323 capability; you can find that with equipment such as Jabber, Cisco, Tandberg, and Polycom. (most video conferencing software will work; sadly we can’t use Skype)

Please call our hotline at (501) 686-8666 at any time before December 1st and we’ll be glad to test your connection.

The RFP conference is scheduled for December 1st at 1:00 pm CST; we’ll have our bridge open for connections at 12:45 CST.


We highly suggest that anyone bidding be physically present at this meeting and only use video conferencing as a last alternative.  We can’t be held responsible for an operational or technical issue preventing any vendor from attending the meeting via video conferencing or having some technical issue such as bad audio, video or breakup.  If for any reason one of the aforementioned occurs, the vendor questions prior to the RFP pre-bid conference and questions captured during the conference will be compiled and distributed to vendors with Letters of Intent and published to both USC and e-Link websites.


List of Vendors that you have that have submitted LOI’s.


Company Name


Airecast, Inc.

Aristotle Telecomm L.L.C.
AT&T Arkansas
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
CenturyLink, LLC
COX Communications
General Datatech, LP
IK Electric Company
Level 3 Communications, LLC
Mountain View Telephone Company
Network Services Solutions, LLC
Ritter Communications, Inc.
South Arkansas Telephone Company
Southwest Arkansas Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Suddenlink Communications
TDS Metrocom
United Private Networks
Windstream Communications Inc.
World Wide Technology, Inc.





Suzanne Leslie, Certified Paralegal
Agency Procurement Official
UAMS Director of Procurement Services
Mail Slot 542

(501) 686-6134 telephone