Telecommunications Master Plan RFP Submitted

UC Davis has developed a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a telecommunications master plan. The selected vendor will evaluate deployment and technology models to determine the most cost-effective way to provide infrastructure to support the campus? long-range development plan and the new services that will run over it. Additional analysis must also be conducted to minimize the risk of large stranded investments in telecommunications infrastructure, and to address campus areas that are exposed to potential failures. This analysis will result in a master plan that will guide telecommunications infrastructure capital improvement and replacement cycles over the next ten years, with the recognition that it should be re-evaluated every three years due to the rapid change in external trends and outside influences. The RFP will go out in winter quarter; the contract is expected to be awarded in March 2004.