Data and Networking

MHEC’s data networking hardware and related services contracts are the result of a competitive RFP process completed in August 2014. For the purpose of this RFP, there were four product categories: Category 1: Network Equipment and Services, Category 2: Wireless Equipment and Services, Category 3: Voice and Services, and Category 4: Wavelength Division Multiplexing and Services. Thirteen proposals were evaluated. With no responses received for Category 3. Upon, meeting all of the requirements of the request for proposal the committee selected to award: Dell (Categories 1 and 2); HP Enterprise (Categories 1 and 2); and Ciena from Walker and Associates (Category 4).

Every vendor contract page has a vendor purchase site where you can get up-to-the-minute pricing for specific configurations as well as purchase product directly. These prices are 20-35% lower than their discounted educational or commercial pricing, and when combined with volume discounts can provide very cost effective purchases for your institution.

Every vendor contract page has a vendor purchase site where you can get up-to-the-minute pricing for specific configurations as well as purchase product directly. These prices are 20-45% lower than their discounted educational or commercial pricing, and when combined with volume discounts can provide very cost effective purchases for your institution.