Request for Proposal #211 Laptop and Desktop Computers 2011

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Request for Proposal #211

Laptop and Desktop Computers 2011

The Routt County Board of Commissioners is accepting proposals for approximately twenty five (25) laptop computers and forty five (45) desktop computers.

Specifications are available from the Routt County Purchasing Agent, Marti Hamilton at mhamilton@co.routt.co.us or on the Routt County website under purchasing http://www.co.routt.co.us.

Sealed proposals must be received at the Routt County Board of County Commissioners Office, 522 Lincoln Ave, P.O. Box 773598, Steamboat Springs, CO. 80477 no later than 1:00 P.M. MST, Friday, March 18, 2011.

All proposal envelopes should be clearly marked "RFP-COMPUTERS 2011".

The Routt County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all bids and proposals.

The Steamboat Pilot & Today

First Publication: February 27, 2011

Final Publication: March 6, 2011

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The Steamboat Pilot & Today First Publication: February 27, 2011 Final Publication: March 6, 2011

Comments

rhys jones 3 years, 5 months ago

25 laptops, and 45 desktops? Then how much for system design and maintenance, installation, and retraining? What, the PIII's too slow for you? (I don't know what processor you are currently using, but I'm sure it's a dinosaur, desperately in need of replacement, now.)

Just like the new cop cars, light bars, and needless roads -- the coffers are boiling over, spend it while you can. Our money. Some day, POP goes the weasel, and I can't wait.

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jerry carlton 3 years, 5 months ago

Now I know where the county is throwing away some of my money. Between 2000 and 2010 my property taxes increased 93%. The county's portion increased 115%.
The hogs are feeding at the trough.

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Scott Wedel 3 years, 5 months ago

The odd part is that the county has a full IT department. So why it is an RFP vs simply calling around and getting the best deal is beyond me. How many thousands of dollars are vendors going to add in order to properly fill out the paperwork?

It is not as if the specifications leave a whole lot of room for creative solutions. Notebooks are Intel 2.8ghz vpro cpu with windows 7 license, etc. Meanwhile desktop systems face the bizarre specification of having to be XP(!!!) or Windows 7 compatible. Note that Microsoft itself says "Important notice for users of Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2): The support for your product ended July 13, 2010! " But the County is buying NEW computers REQUIRING XP support? That is simply wrong. That is intentionally doing what Y2K was supposed to have taught the industry - get off of obsolete junk that can no longer be supported. XP has got massive security holes and for the County to be so reliant upon XP that they REQUIRE XP support on new equipment is so wrong that the paper needs to investigate.

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