If you have more questions, please send them to the following email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: To whom was this RFP Awarded?
A: This RFP was awarded to the following entities:
Aero Net - $2,018,195.77
Claro - $2,891,598.56
DM Wireless - $554,174.74
Innovatel - $1,117,062.09
IT Auditors - $259,420.68
Liberty - $3,449,132.22
Neptuno - $2,018,273.78
Sky Net - $212,035.40
VP Net - $1,355,545.59
World Net - $1,124,561.17
Q: How do I register as a Technology Provider in PRITS?
A: Visit https://www.prits.pr.gov/#RFI, download the Request for Information (RFI) document, complete the information requested and send to email@example.com
Q: Can we apply for funding for a combination of power system components at one site, such as a generator, solar,battery backup, the required accessories, and grid tied equipment?
A: Yes, Respondents may request funding for resilient power systems that are comprised of several different components as long as the combined system is properly engineered.
Q: Does Site Security funding include hiring a security service?
A: No, that would be considered an operation expense and this Program is limited to capital expenses.
Q: Is funding available for portable generators?
A: Yes. However, permanently installed generators with automatic fail over controllers are strongly preferred.
Q: How can I upload my files if they are larger than 10MB?
A: There are two options for uploading documentation, the organization can upload a compressed zip file or upload the documentation on a file sharing platform (such as Wetransfer, Dropbox, etc.) and in "project description" jot down the link to download the documentation.
Q: The funds to be allocated in the Resilient Power and Hardening RFP are either local or federal funds?
A: The funds for the Resilient Power and Hardening RFP are local funds, not federal.
Q: Our team was working on the Strengthening and Hardening RFP due June 2 and were unsure of the definition of “Shovel Ready”. Would you mind explaining what was intended by the term “Shovel Ready?
A: The intention of Phase 1 of the Resilient Power and Hardening RFP is to get as much infrastructure as possible installed before the height of the next hurricane season. “Shovel Ready” projects are those where some level of preparation has already been undertaken such as design and material specification, and the project can be implemented rapidly.
Q: What are the expectations and potential implications if our proposal is approved but for a lower amount than requested amount?
A: As stated in the RFP, “OMB and its staff and consultants reserve the right to request additional information from Respondents on an as-needed basis during the evaluation process. Following this, OMB may enter into negotiations with the Respondent to expand or contract the scope of work and adjust the grant amount accordingly.”
Q: On page 4 of the Scope of Work, it says that the minimum capacity of 10 days of continuous operations. Can this be a combination of solar battery backup with generators, or does each of the energy technology need to be designed for 10 days independently?
A: This can be accomplished with a combination of technologies.
Q: Most of the small company WISP do not count with a team member or a department of engineering, they are the ones that create and design their stuff based on the necessity for their everyday problems. The question is, what if they would like to contract a professional to design it, can the cost be paid by the grant?
A: Design and engineering by a subcontractor is an eligible cost.
Q: The cost also is not known until the final design and decision will be taken, will the reviewers consider this cost knowing these facts? Because final design can change over the committee and response interactions.
A: Respondents must make their best effort to accurately estimate project costs prior to submitting their applications.
Q: Has the team considered making an extension for the submission?
A: The deadline for phase 1 of this program is June 2, 2023. Phase 1 is intended for shovel ready projects and there will be subsequent phases of this grant program.