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aramey

This question was posted 9/5/17:  

Hello, I have a follow-up question regarding PHubs.  I understand that a
PHub is a pricing construct where a given price point may apply to multiple
locations if those locations are assigned to the same PHub.I further
understand that PHubs may vary by access type (i.e. Wireline Access; Ethernet
Access; Cable Access; Fiber to the Premises (FTTP); and Wireless access).For
example, for 123 Main St in Washington DC, a PHub of WASHDC10 might be
assigned for Witeline Access and WASHDC20 might be assigned for Ethernet
access.Question 1) Can you please confirm or clarify the above?Question 2) Is
it also true that differnt access speeds can also "point to" differnt
PHubs?  So could it be the case that for 123 Main St in Washington DC is
assigned PHub WASHDC11 for a Wireline Access T1 and WASHDC12 for a Wireline
Access DS3?Alternately asked, is a Phub distinct to A) a location and an
access type or B) a location, and access type, and a bandwidth/line speed? 
If the later then, Phubs seem to be distict to a location and an access
CLIN.Thank you in advance for clarifying!

The response is:

A Phub is distinct to A) a location and an access type. For a given access type (e.g., wireline), you can't map the same NSC to more than one PHub. Consequently, at a particular NSC, you can't use one PHub to price a T1 and a different PHub to price a T3. Similarly, at a particular NSC, you can't use one PHub to price 10Mb Ethernet and a different PHub to price 10Gb Ethernet. As noted, at a particular NSC you can use one PHub to price the T1 and a different PHub to price the 10Mb Ethernet because they use different access types.

aramey

Responses to the questions are provided below:

Tab one CBSAs Awarded – CSVS:

It appears that two providers have been awarded as “primary voice” and
three providers have been awarded as “optional voice”.
•       Please describe the difference between these award types.

Offers could choose IPVS or CSVS as their Mandatory service.
•       Does this mean that all five have been awarded to provide CSVS services?

Yes

•       Among all ten awarded vendors, which have been approved to be the prime
provider and which are approved to be a sub to the prime provider?

All are prime contractors
The text box in columns J – O indicates that other mandatory services have
been awarded.
•       “Other,” in addition to what?  Assumption is in addition to CSVS but
please clarify.

The Mandatory Services are: VPNS, Ethernet, Managed Network Service, Voice (CSVS or IPVS) and related Access. All other services are optional.
•       Does the color coding of the text box indicate that the contents of the
text box only applies to the two vendors that have been awarded as “prime
voice” (i.e. same color coding)?

Dark green indicates awarded as mandatory and light green was awarded as optional.
Tab two CBSAs Awarded – IPVS:
The same questions apply to this tab as written above for the CSVS tab.

Same answers as above.
Tab three Option SVCs – CBSA Dependent:
•       As related to the CONUS chart (for example), is appears that three
vendors have been awarded CSVS service, but the first tab indicated two as
“primary” and three as “optional”  The assumption is that only the
“optional” awardees are represented here, true?  How should this
information be interpreted (i.e. what does this mean to me?)

This indicates only the "Optional" services that were awarded after the mandatory service requirement was met for being awarded a CBSA.
•       Assumption is that this tab indicates that the optional services listed
have been awarded on a CBSA-by-CBSA basis.  If so, then it would be helpful
to know which CBSAs have been awarded per service to each provider.

This information will be available in the Pricer.

 

Tab four Option SVCs – CBSA Independent:
•       Assumption is that this tab indicates which providers have been awarded
each service where they may provide that service in any CBSA for which they
have been awarded.  That is to say that for these CBSA Independent services,
providers were not awarded on a CBSA-by-CBSA basis - - they were awarded to
provide the service to any CBSA where the provided has been awarded mandatory
services.  Please confirm or clarify.

All contractors that were awarded a contract may provide CBSA independent services regardless if they were awarded a particular CBSA.

Tab five Catalog:
•       Are these services CBSA Dependent or are they CBSA Independent?

SRE and MSS catalog services are CBSA dependent.  Other catalog services are CBSA independent.
•       For those that are CBSA Dependent it would be helpful to know which CBSAs
have been awarded per service to each provider.

This information will be available in the Pricer.
•       Assumption is that these are all optional services, correct?

Correct.
•       If these are optional services, assumption is that they were not included
in the other two optional service tabs because the administration of
services, related equipment, and pricing details will be managed by providers
in their systems rather than via GSA / GSA systems.  Please confirm or
clarify.

Please clarify your question.
•       Please describe what it means for a catalog service to be fully awarded
vs. partially awarded.  Details on the partial nature per service per
provider would be helpful.

Using SRE as an example, if an offeror did not provide all of the information required by the RFP, then it resulted in a partial award of the service.

Tab six Service Table
What is the difference between One-Sided and Two-Sided CBSA based services?
Assumption is that Two-Sided require providers to have been awarded in both
CBSA involved in both sides of the service and that One-Sided implies that
providers only need to have been awarded in the single relevant CBSA.  Please
confirm or clarify.

Your interpretation is roughly correct but does not apply to Voice.  Please look in Sections B, G and J for specific details.

aramey

Both of your questions were received and are now posted on Interact.  A response is being developed and should be posted during the week of August 21.

paul.brown

Hello, I tried to submit the following set of questions earlier this week. I don't see them posted to the site so I'm not sure if my submission went through or not. I'll paste them here again, sorry if this comes across as a duplicate. Thanks!!

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Thank you for posting this information. It is helpful for getting a view into awards per provider / CBSA / service. There are places in the file where getting additional clarity on how to interpret would be very helpful. Inquiries per tab follow:

Tab one CBSAs Awarded – CSVS:
It appears that two providers have been awarded as “primary voice” and three providers have been awarded as “optional voice”.
• Please describe the difference between these award types.
• Does this mean that all five have been awarded to provide CSVS services?
• Among all ten awarded vendors, which have been approved to be the prime provider and which are approved to be a sub to the prime provider?
The text box in columns J – O indicates that other mandatory services have been awarded.
• “Other,” in addition to what? Assumption is in addition to CSVS but please clarify.
• Does the color coding of the text box indicate that the contents of the text box only applies to the two vendors that have been awarded as “prime voice” (i.e. same color coding)?

Tab two CBSAs Awarded – IPVS:
The same questions apply to this tab as written above for the CSVS tab.

Tab three Option SVCs – CBSA Dependent:
• As related to the CONUS chart (for example), is appears that three vendors have been awarded CSVS service, but the first tab indicated two as “primary” and three as “optional” The assumption is that only the “optional” awardees are represented here, true? How should this information be interpreted (i.e. what does this mean to me?)
• Assumption is that this tab indicates that the optional services listed have been awarded on a CBSA-by-CBSA basis. If so, then it would be helpful to know which CBSAs have been awarded per service to each provider.

Tab four Option SVCs – CBSA Independent:
• Assumption is that this tab indicates which providers have been awarded each service where they may provide that service in any CBSA for which they have been awarded. That is to say that for these CBSA Independent services, providers were not awarded on a CBSA-by-CBSA basis - - they were awarded to provide the service to any CBSA where the provided has been awarded mandatory services. Please confirm or clarify.

Tab five Catalog:
• Are these services CBSA Dependent or are they CBSA Independent?
• For those that are CBSA Dependent it would be helpful to know which CBSAs have been awarded per service to each provider.
• Assumption is that these are all optional services, correct?
• If these are optional services, assumption is that they were not included in the other two optional service tabs because the administration of services, related equipment, and pricing details will be managed by providers in their systems rather than via GSA / GSA systems. Please confirm or clarify.
• Please describe what it means for a catalog service to be fully awarded vs partially awarded. Details on the partial nature per service per provider would be helpful.

Tab six Service Table
What is the difference between One-Sided and Two-Sided CBSA based services? Assumption is that Two-Sided require providers to have been awarded in both CBSA involved in both sides of the service and that One-Sided implies that providers only need to have been awarded in the single relevant CBSA. Please confirm or clarify.

paul.brown

Thank you for posting this information. It is helpful for getting a view into awards per provider / CBSA / service. There are places in the file where getting additional clarity on how to interpret would be very helpful. Inquiries per tab follow:

Tab one CBSAs Awarded – CSVS:
It appears that two providers have been awarded as “primary voice” and three providers have been awarded as “optional voice”.
• Please describe the difference between these award types.
• Does this mean that all five have been awarded to provide CSVS services?
• Among all ten awarded vendors, which have been approved to be the prime provider and which are approved to be a sub to the prime provider?
The text box in columns J – O indicates that other mandatory services have been awarded.
• “Other,” in addition to what? Assumption is in addition to CSVS but please clarify.
• Does the color coding of the text box indicate that the contents of the text box only applies to the two vendors that have been awarded as “prime voice” (i.e. same color coding)?

Tab two CBSAs Awarded – IPVS:
The same questions apply to this tab as written above for the CSVS tab.

Tab three Option SVCs – CBSA Dependent:
• As related to the CONUS chart (for example), is appears that three vendors have been awarded CSVS service, but the first tab indicated two as “primary” and three as “optional” The assumption is that only the “optional” awardees are represented here, true? How should this information be interpreted (i.e. what does this mean to me?)
• Assumption is that this tab indicates that the optional services listed have been awarded on a CBSA-by-CBSA basis. If so, then it would be helpful to know which CBSAs have been awarded per service to each provider.

Tab four Option SVCs – CBSA Independent:
• Assumption is that this tab indicates which providers have been awarded each service where they may provide that service in any CBSA for which they have been awarded. That is to say that for these CBSA Independent services, providers were not awarded on a CBSA-by-CBSA basis - - they were awarded to provide the service to any CBSA where the provided has been awarded mandatory services. Please confirm or clarify.

Tab five Catalog:
• Are these services CBSA Dependent or are they CBSA Independent?
• For those that are CBSA Dependent it would be helpful to know which CBSAs have been awarded per service to each provider.
• Assumption is that these are all optional services, correct?
• If these are optional services, assumption is that they were not included in the other two optional service tabs because the administration of services, related equipment, and pricing details will be managed by providers in their systems rather than via GSA / GSA systems. Please confirm or clarify.
• Please describe what it means for a catalog service to be fully awarded vs. partially awarded. Details on the partial nature per service per provider would be helpful.

Tab six Service Table
What is the difference between One-Sided and Two-Sided CBSA based services? Assumption is that Two-Sided require providers to have been awarded in both CBSA involved in both sides of the service and that One-Sided implies that providers only need to have been awarded in the single relevant CBSA. Please confirm or clarify.

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