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CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE

(contract last updated 05/11/2018)

SCOPE: Contract for  the Department of Information Technology (DoIT)  for Cable Television Services.

 

UW-Madison currently distributes television content to University Housing and common areas through its own cable TV head/end located at the Computer Sciences and Statistics building (1210 West Dayton Street). The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) operates and maintains the head-end as well as the equipment located in four optical fiber distribution hubs located across the Campus.  These four distribution hubs, in turn, serve thirty-two fiber optic nodes, connected to forty-three buildings with approximately 5,475 rooms (including public/common areas).  The basis for charges is per-room, with some rooms having multiple outlets.  Currently charges are assessed on a bulk billing basis.

The current Hybrid-Fiber-Coax distribution system has a bandwidth of 750 MHz.  The amplifiers are a combination of Nexus and ACI Communications and are one-way with passive return.  The fiber nodes are a mix of Texscan Glass Pal, Scientific Atlanta and ACI Communications and are downstream only.

 

We seek to offer new and innovative content delivery options to our students and continued cost-effective delivery to those departments serving common/public areas across the UW-Madison Campus.  New offerings will include delivery of High Definition (HD) content, direct contracting (and billing) of premium content services with students and UW-Madison Departments and support of interactive/on-demand equipment for premium service options.  The new offerings should also be available through a wide variety of devices - LCD televisions, PC’s or Mac’s, or even a smart-phone or other hand-held device.  

 

The Digital Academic Television Network (DATN) is an IP-based, Campus-network delivered TV service providing 31 TV channels to computers and other digital devices.  This service is free for any person on the UW-Madison Campus.  The content is delivered over the Campus wired and wireless network infrastructure via IP-multicast signals distributed from the head end located at 1210 West Dayton Street, Madison. Three residential housing areas (1247 apartments) are served by DATN including Eagle Heights, University Houses and Harvey Street Apartments. We seek a Proposer that will continue to offer this service in or near its current form.    

CONTRACT # DESCRIPTION
13-5254 CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE
CONTRACT ORIGIN: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
UW-Madison
Purchasing Services
21 N Park St, Ste 6101
Madison, WI 53715-1218

UW-Madison users contact:

Purchasing Services
(608) 262-1528 FAX (608) 262-4467 
purch@bussvc.wisc.edu

 

RESTRICTED to: Department of Information Technology (DoIT)

COOPERATIVE PURCHASING: NO
CONTRACT TERM:

July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2017, unless amended, cancelled or rebid.

EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31, 2019.


Vendor(s)
120597
Charter Communications LLC
2701 Daniels St
Madison  WI  53718
     
Sales Representative: PHONE # FAX #
Tracy Thompson 608-288-6877 608-274-1436
E-mail tracy.thompson@chartercom.com
  PHONE # FAX #
Ordering/Expediting: 608-288-6877 608-274-1436
Invoice Information: 608-288-6877 608-274-1436
Supplier Diversity Reporting: 314-543-5649  
Commodity Code 915-24
915-51
Federal Employee ID # (FEIN) 38-2558446
F.O.B. “I” F.O.B. DESTINATION FREIGHT PREPAID INCLUDED AND INSTALLED
“V” F.O.B. SERVICE/MAINTENANCE
Terms: N/30
Invoicing: Invoices shall reflect contract pricing
Warranty: The warranty period will begin following the successful acceptance testing.
Pricing Information: Contact Purchasing at (608) 262-1526 or purch@bussvc.wisc.edu for further pricing information.

Vendor(s)
117033
Vernon Communications LLC
103 N Main
PO Box 92
Westby  WI  54667
     
Sales Representative: PHONE # FAX #
Rod Olson 608-634-7421 608-634-7440
E-mail rolson@vernontel.com
  PHONE # FAX #
Ordering/Expediting: 608-634-7440 608-634-7440
Invoice Information: 608-288-6877 608-634-7440
Supplier Diversity Reporting: 608-634-7421 608-634-7440
Commodity Code 915-24
915-51
Federal Employee ID # (FEIN) 38-0838123
F.O.B. “I” F.O.B. DESTINATION FREIGHT PREPAID INCLUDED AND INSTALLED
“V” F.O.B. SERVICE/MAINTENANCE
Terms: N/30
Invoicing: Invoices shall reflect contract pricing
Warranty: The warranty period will begin following the successful acceptance testing.
Pricing Information: Contact Purchasing at (608) 262-1526 or purch@bussvc.wisc.edu for further pricing information.

Revision History

(10/3/16): extended contract period to June 30, 2018.
(5/11/18): updated to extend the contract period to January 31, 2019.
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