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Addenda Details

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Tender Number: RFP-074-18
Revision #: 3
Entry Date: 2019-02-08
Issue Date: 2019-02-08
Close Date: 2019-02-28
Close Time: 1500
Attachments: No

Addenda
RFP-074-18
ACNET Advanced Computing System
Addendum # 3
February 8, 2019
Q: Section 4 states the amount of usable space required for each file system. Our
experience is that some of the data sets do not benefit from data
reduction like
compression. Should we assume ACENET/MUN is looking for usable capacity, before the
benefit of data reduction technology?
A: Yes. Throughput and capacity specifications should not include/assume benefits
from
such technology.
Q: Section 5 states the amount of usable space and throughput required for archival and
backups. Our experience is that some of the data sets do not benefit from data
reduction like compression. Should
we assume ACENET/MUN is looking for usable
capacity and native throughput, before the benefit of data reduction technology?
A: Yes. Throughput and capacity specifications should not include/assume benefits from
such
technology.
Q: The not-to-exceed cash amount includes taxes. Can ACENET / MUN please specify what
taxes it will pay on this procurement? For example, as this is research funding, is it 15%
tax or a different amount?
A:
Memorial University pays a net tax rate of 11.65%.
Q: The RFP refers to the Required Proposal Format as Appendix D (see section 2.4.2 on pg
11) and then states there is a requirement for a separate *Financial Proposal* to
be
submitted under separate cover from the main proposal, which is referred to as
Appendix C (see Checklist table on pg 18). Can ACENET / MUN please provide details
of what they want to see in the Financial Proposal?
A:
There is not a separate financial proposal section for this RFP. This was listed under
Section C in error.