The Alabama K-12 Joint Purchasing program seeks various product lines at the request of the School District Level Technology Coordinators/Directors of Technology. A committee of these individuals determine the need for new Invitations to Bid (ITB) or Requests for Proposals (RFP). These new documents and opportunities are usually made available during a period from late Fall to mid-January.
Prior to submitting bid proposals, all vendors are required to join the Vendor Contact Registry (link on left-hand side) AND hold a current ISO-9001 Certification to be eligible to bid. For more clarifiction on the ISO-9001 Certification and Alabama Law, click HERE.
ALJP2022 Hardware - Software RFP.pdf
ALJP2022 Price List
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Recent Procurements (Awarded) ALJP2019-2 Hardware/Software/ ALJP2019-2 - Price ListALJP2019 Hardware/Software - beginning July 1, 2019
ALJP2019 Services - beginning July 1, 2019ALJP2019T Telecommunications - beginning July 1, 2019ALJP2016LSPAN - Broadband Connectivity/Data Transport (WAN) ALJP2016 Hardware/Software Wireless/Cellular Telecommunications
ALJP2019 Services - beginning July 1, 2019
ALJP2019T Telecommunications - beginning July 1, 2019
ALJP2016LSPAN - Broadband Connectivity/Data Transport (WAN)
Procurement Questions & Answers:
I read through [the RFP] and did not see [my company] on the list. We do a good amount of business in the State of Alabama and are on the state contract as well. I was wondering if it was possible to add [us]. We would love to participate.
Please refer to page 16 of the RFP (Lines 461-463). The list of individual product lines were specifically requested by LEAs (across the state). Qualified bidders may submit responses for a listed product line or equivalent product line that is similar in nature to a requested product line.
If your company offers products that are similar in nature to ANY of the other product lines listed and meets the qualified bidder components, then you can submit a bid in accordance with the requirements indicated in the RFP.
specifically for Montgomery county schools or all of K-12 in the
ALJP serves public schools, libraries, and universities (approximately 150 entities) in the state of Alabama. To view ALJP participants, please click the LEA and Other Participants link in the left hand menu of this page.
Will there be an additional Telecom/VoIP RFP issued next year or should VoIP services be offered with the hardware-software RFP?
Other RFPs including those for Telecom/VoIP services will be issued in the first months of 2022.
Does the scope of the ISO9001 certification need to be in relation to the products and/or services being provided?
ISO9001 certification is an organizational certification and not tied to the products or services offered by a company.
The Installation RFP will be released at a later date as well correct?
If installation is to offered, please include it on the bid submission as a separate line item. There may be a separate services bid in the future, but we want to make sure that all bidders also understand that we are also asking for a separate line item for installation in this bid. Please refer to
section 7.4 of the RFP.
Our records indicate that our contract is not scheduled to expire until 6/30/2022. Is this bid relevant to us?
Most ALJP agreements expire 6/30/22 or 10/31/22. This RFP is for contracts to pick up when those expire. Companies with existing agreements may elect to have newly awarded agreements from this RFP begin in July or we can sunset the current agreement and begin immediately with the new agreement. All new agreements, whether they begin on 7/1/2022 or sooner, will expire 6/30/25.
Due to the holiday season, we would like to request an extension of the due date
We will not be able to extend the deadline due to the timeline that we are under for the new USAC application season.
Will a SOC 2 type 2 certification be accepted in lieu of the ISO 9001 certification in order for Logista to provide their own bid response?
On page 7 of RFP, it states that If an interested bidder provides any other certification in their response as an alternative to the required certification, it will be the bidder's responsibility to clearly define the certification and provide verifiable documentation from the ISO indicating the alternative is equal to or equivalent to the ISO 9001 certification.
We understand that a large catalog offering may not lend itself to a manual line by line category response. However, identification of major categories separating the general components is needed. Please keep in mind that without categories, if a contract is awarded, then users will be limited in their ability to search using the category field.
Please submit as requested. See section 14.1.c on page 29.
There is no fee for any awarded vendor or charge to any ALJP participant making purchases from awarded contracts.