SC Law No. 04-CC-ConsultRFPRequest for Proposals for Consultant
Advertised: May 27, 2004Services, Software and Hardware and
Technical Proposal Requirements
1. Project Scope
Suffolk County Community College (College) invites proposals from Independent Consultant(s) to recommend a software and hardware solution for the college.
Each of the following can be awarded as a separate or unified engagement:
i.Recommend and/or install software and hardware at the college to upgrade or replace the existing student administration system and other systems;
ii.Provide consulting services to direct and effect the College’s and/or consultant’s installation of the recommended solution; and
iii.Serve, on the College’s behalf, as the project manager and work with the firm providing the software and installation services to assure the effective, efficient and timely completion of the process.
c.The College anticipates and reserves the right to award one or more contracts for the above services.
d.Respondents can respond to a(i) and/or a(ii) and/or a(iii) or any combination thereof.
e.The College seeks to replace or upgrade its legacy systems with a solution that will integrate and interface to its administrative systems (Human Resources, Finance, Student).
Proposers will fully respond to each of the requirements of the College, as set forth below:
Note: Firms responding solely to the project management portion of this RFP are also required to consider the college’s needs as outlined here and to include a recommendation of a solution to the college’s software and implementation needs. These proposals must equally address the items listed below.
i.The College will consider options including the purchase of an ERP system, a best of breed solution, a proposal to re-write existing systems or a combination of the aforementioned..
Respondents will indicate which solution they are proposing and why, demonstrating an understanding of the current system and its strengths and weaknesses.
ii.Currently, a multitude of internally developed mainframe and shadow systems exist
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