Project in responding to an RFP in accordance with the syllabus and RFP that is attached starting from unit two to the final project. i used my LLC that i use to have as the fictional company. Dragon’s Breath LLC.
Statement of Purpose The State Government, Department of Finance and Administration, hereinafter referred to as the State, has issued this Request for Proposals (RFP) to define the State’s minimum service requirements; solicit proposals; detail proposal requirements; and outline the State’s process for evaluating proposals and selecting the contractor. Through this RFP, the State seeks to buy the best services at the most favorable, competitive prices and to give ALL qualified businesses, including those that are owned by minorities, women, persons with a disability, and small business enterprises, opportunity to do business with the state as contractors and subcontractors. The State intends to secure a contract for Information Security Assessment Services (ISAS) Consultants to assist in strengthening the State’s security posture. Services include vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, and source code reviews. Vulnerability assessments and penetration testing services will be used to identify and validate configuration and/or technical flaws within a given system or network (i.e. firewalls, routers, servers, operating systems, applications, databases, load balancers, etc.). Source code reviews will be conducted to identify programming errors that may lead to security issues (i.e. format string mistakes, buffer overflows, memory leaks, etc.). A vendor that currently has active managed-security service provider contract(s) with any State Government agency cannot bid on this RFP. In addition, during the term of the Contract awarded from this RFP, the winning vendor cannot bid on any procurement for managed-security services released by State Government agencies or otherwise provide managed-security services to State Government agencies. The vendor shall provide the services required by this RFP within the context of the technical environment described by the State Information Resources Architecture (sometimes referred to as the technical architecture). The vendor may request a copy of the Architecture by submitting a written request to the RFP coordinator listed in RFP Section 126.96.36.199. 1.2 Scope of Service, Contract Period, and Required Terms and Conditions The RFP Attachment 6.1, Pro Forma Contract details the State’s required: Scope of Services and Deliverables in Section A Contract Period in Section B Payment Terms in Section C Standard Terms and Conditions in Section D Special Terms and Conditions in Section E The pro forma contract substantially represents the contract document that the proposer selected by the State MUST agree to and sign. 1.3 Nondiscrimination No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, be discriminated against in the admission or access to, or be discriminated against in treatment or employment in the State’s contracted programs or activities on the grounds of disability, age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other classification protected by federal or State Constitutional or statutory law; nor shall any person be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination in the performance of contracts with the State or in the employment practices of the State’s contractors. Accordingly, all vendors entering into contracts with the State shall, upon request, be required to show proof of such nondiscrimination and to post in conspicuous places, available to all employees and applicants, notices of nondiscrimination. The State has designated the following to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of the State Government, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and applicable federal regulations. Jane Doe, PhD Senior Management Consultant F&A / Office of Consulting Services RFP-427.04-107-08 4 State Government Tower 100 1st Avenue Capitol City, NY 12345-1200 Ph: 866-555-1212 1.4 Assistance to Proposers With a Disability A Proposer with a disability may receive accommodation regarding the means of communicating this RFP and participating in this RFP process. A Proposer with a disability should contact the RFP Coordinator to request reasonable accommodation no later than the Disability Accommodation Request Deadline detailed in the RFP Section 2, Schedule of Events. 1.5 RFP Communications 1.5.1 Unauthorized contact regarding this RFP with employees or officials of the State Government other than the RFP Coordinator detailed below may result in disqualification from this procurement process. 188.8.131.52 Interested Parties must direct all communications regarding this RFP to the following RFP Coordinator, who is the state Government’s only official point of contact for this RFP. John Doe Department of Finance and Administration State Government Tower 100 1st Avenue Capitol City, NY 12345-1200 Ph: 866-555-1212 Fax: 866-555-1213 John.Doe@state.ny.us 184.108.40.206 Notwithstanding the foregoing, Interested Parties may contact the staff of the Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise for general public information regarding this RFP, assistance available from the Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise, or potential future state procurements. 1.5.2 The State has assigned the following RFP identification number that must be referenced in all communications regarding the RFP: RFP-427.04-107-08 1.5.3 Any oral communications shall be considered unofficial and non-binding with regard to this RFP. 1.5.4 Each Proposer shall assume the risk of the method of dispatching any communication or proposal to the State. The State assumes no responsibility for delays or delivery failures resulting from the method of dispatch. Actual or electronic “postmarking” of a communication or proposal to the State by a deadline date shall not substitute for actual receipt of a communication or proposal by the State. 1.5.5 The RFP Coordinator must receive all written comments, including questions and requests for clarification, no later than the Written Comments Deadline detailed in the RFP Section 2, Schedule of Events. 1.5.6 The State reserves the right to determine, at its sole discretion, the appropriate and adequate responses to written comments, questions, and requests for clarification. The State’s official responses and other official communications pursuant to this RFP shall constitute an amendment of this RFP. 1.5.7 The State will convey all official responses and communications pursuant to this RFP to the potential proposers from whom the State has received a Notice of Intent to Propose. 1.5.8 Only the State’s official, written responses and communications shall be considered binding with regard to this RFP. 1.5.9 The State reserves the right to determine, at its sole discretion, the method of conveying official responses and communications pursuant to this RFP (e.g., written, facsimile, electronic mail, or Internet posting). Most important documents will be posted on the State’s website. RFP-427.04-107-08 5 1.5.10 Any data or factual information provided by the State, in this RFP or an official response or communication, shall be deemed for informational purposes only, and if a Proposer relies on such data or factual information, the Proposer should either: (1) independently verify the information or (2) obtain the State’s written consent to rely thereon. 1.6 Notice of Intent to Propose Each potential Proposer should submit a Notice of Intent to Propose to the RFP Coordinator by the deadline detailed in the RFP Section 2, Schedule of Events. The notice should include: Proposer’s name name and title of a contact person address, telephone number, and facsimile number of the contact person email address NOTICE: A Notice of Intent to Propose creates no obligation and is not a prerequisite for making a proposal; however, it is necessary to ensure receipt of RFP amendments and other communications regarding the RFP (refer to RFP Sections 1.5, et seq., above). 1.7 Proposal Deadline Proposals must be submitted no later than the Proposal Deadline time and date detailed in the RFP Section 2, Schedule of Events. A proposal must respond to the written RFP and any RFP exhibits, attachments, or amendments. A late proposal shall not be accepted, and a Proposer’s failure to submit a proposal before the deadline shall cause the proposal to be disqualified. 1.8 Pre-Proposal Conference A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held at the time and date detailed in the RFP Section 2, Schedule of Events. The purpose of the conference is to discuss the RFP scope of services. While questions will be entertained, the response to any question at the Pre-Proposal Conference shall be considered tentative and non-binding with regard to this RFP. Questions concerning the RFP should be submitted in writing prior to the Written Comments Deadline date detailed in the RFP Section 2, Schedule of Events. To ensure accurate, consistent responses to all known potential Proposers, the official response to questions will be issued by the State as described in RFP Sections 1.5, et seq., above and on the date detailed in the RFP Section 2, Schedule of Events. Pre-Proposal Conference attendance is not mandatory, and each potential Proposer may be limited to a maximum number of attendees depending upon overall attendance and space limitations. The conference will be held at