Centennial, Colorado

Wireless Broadband Internet access technology at the Centennial Center Park


The City of Centennial requests proposals from qualified firms for the development (including design and installation), operation and maintenance of wireless broadband internet access technology, such as Wi-Fi, in the Centennial Center Park located at 13133 E. Arapahoe Rd. Centennial, CO 80112. The Service Provider is to provide all the necessary labor, equipment and supplies required for the satisfactory completion of the work.

RFP Summary

The City of Centennial is currently constructing a 432-strand dark fiber backbone throughout its municipal boundaries. The City’s FiberWorks project remains on schedule to complete the 50-mile fiber backbone by the end of 2018. Construction on the 20-mile central ring of fiber is complete with construction on the west ring to be completed by Q3 2018 and the east ring to be finished by the end of the year.When complete, the fiber backbone will connect and complete the City’s underground broadband infrastructure, connecting to key City sites and other community anchor institutions. This backbone will enable both existing and new broadband providers an additional option with the goal of making it more feasible for broadband providers to deliver superior and more competitive choices and services for consumers.
The City owns and operates a fiber shelter on the Civic Center property that will be available for access and storage of electronics, subject to negotiation as part of the final contract. The City dark fiber backbone is potentially available for use on a lease basis, depending on specifics of particular proposals.

Tangible Work Products / Scope of Work

The City is seeking proposers with the requisite experience, financial strength, and capabilities to develop, design, administer, install, operate, repair and maintain a wireless broadband internet access system with all the necessary equipment, at their own expense for a five (5) year term, with a mutual option for an additional five (5) year term.
The successful proposer shall provide free, high-quality, uninterrupted wireless broadband internet access using standards in the 802.11ac family or other broadband standards and frequencies as they evolve. Access to the internet shall be granted through a portal page where the terms of service must be displayed. In exchange for the successful proposer’s provision of service pursuant to the scope of work, the successful proposer will be permitted to sell advertising space on this portal page, subject to terms and conditions to be set forth in the agreement.
Equipment that is purchased by the successful proposer in the implementation of the public broadband wireless network will be owned, operated and maintained by the proposer. The proposer will be able to utilize City-owned property and structures to base the network infrastructure.

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