Columbus Zoo and The Wilds Seek Vendor Quotes for Network Infrastructure Project

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, together with The Wilds, is inviting selected vendors to submit quotes for a comprehensive network infrastructure upgrade. This project encompasses the procurement and installation of network cabinets and backboards across various locations within The Wilds, located at 14000 International Rd, Cumberland, OH 43732.

Project Scope:

  • Cabinet and Backboard Installation: Vendors are expected to procure specified types of cabinets and backboards, ensuring secure installation both indoors and outdoors across designated areas.
  • Cable Management and Testing: The project includes re-terminating existing cabling, installing a 2U cable management system in network cabinets, conducting comprehensive testing to ensure signal integrity, and addressing any issues identified during testing.
  • Documentation and Quality Assurance: Vendors must provide detailed documentation of all installations and adhere to the Structured Cabling Standards. The quality of dressed cables will be subject to final approval by the Columbus Zoo technology representative.

Submission Guidelines:

  • All quotes should be a single price for the entire scope of work, specifying parts to be performed by the submitter and those to be subcontracted.
  • Proposals must be submitted electronically to Felix Garcia at by 5:00 PM (EST) on April 26, 2024. Please ensure any proprietary information in your response is clearly designated.

Important Dates:

  • RFQ Distribution: April 5, 2024
  • Staff-Led Tour of The Wilds: April 8 – 19, 2024 (Contact to schedule)
  • Question Period: Until April 19, 2024, 5:00 PM (EST)
  • Proposal Deadline: April 26, 2024, 5:00 PM (EST)

This is an exceptional opportunity for vendors to collaborate with the Columbus Zoo Family of Parks on enhancing their technological infrastructure. We encourage all selected vendors to carefully review the RFQ details and submit their most competitive quotes for consideration.

For further inquiries and submission details, please refer to the full RFQ documentation or contact the specified representatives. Let’s work together towards a more connected and efficient future for the Columbus Zoo and The Wilds.