Grosse Pointe Fiber Network RFP Resources
Thank you for your interest in submitting a bid to the Grosse Pointe Fiber Network RFP. The resources you need to assess the project and submit a bid are below for download.
To submit a question to Merit about the Grosse Pointe Fiber Network RFP, email us at communitynet@merit.edu.
Answers to questions will be posted within 48 business hours from receipt of the question on the public Grosse Pointe Fiber Network RFP Q&A page.

RFP Overview
This Request for Proposal (RFP) is issued by Merit Network, Inc. (Merit) to solicit bids from organizations who wish to provide engineering, construction and installation services for an Outside Plant (OSP) fiber optic network. This RFP is for OSP engineering and construction only. Merit is not seeking bids for networking hardware or managed lit services in this RFP.
Merit is working with the Grosse Pointe Communities, which include the following Priority 1 organizations: Grosse Pointe Public Schools, Beaumont Hospital – Grosse Pointe, City of Grosse Pointe, City of Grosse Pointe Farms, City of Grosse Pointe Park, City of Grosse Pointe Shores, City of Grosse Pointe Woods, City of Harper Woods, and Harper Woods District Schools on evaluating the options to engineer and construct a fiber optic infrastructure to be utilized for service providers to provide service over the network, as well as, to build upon and extend the fiber optic infrastructure further into the community.
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RFP Process Timeline:
RFP Posted:
Friday, November 18, 2016
Last Day to Submit Questions:
4:30PM (EDT) on Monday, December 5, 2016
RFP Due By:
4:30PM (EDT) on Friday, January 13, 2017
Merit Review Complete:
Friday, February 3, 2017
Final Merit Decision
Friday, March 3, 2017