P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA24457

540-863-1809††† 540-863-1804 fax

 

DATE: October 16, 2017

 

ACTION ITEM

SUBJECT

Telecommunications Contracts- Request for Proposals and E-rate 470 Application

RATIONALE

The divisionís telecommunications contracts will expire on June 30, 2018.

 

Under the current contracts, Lumos Networks has provided the divisionís telephone service, long distance service, and wide-area network/Internet services since July 1, 2015.

 

To maintain the divisionís eligibility for E-rate funding consideration and in order to collect information in advance of the 2018-2019 budget cycle, I am requesting the boardís permission to advertise a Request for Proposals beginning on October 17, 2017.The RFP will be advertised through our usual media sources and will also be advertised via an E-rate 470 application.

 

Proposals will be requested for the following services on a three-year contract term:

 

a. Internet service

b. Wide-area network service

c.Local/long distance telephone service (187 Lines)

 

In addition, the document will request innovation in the RFP that is specific to solutions that can address our older phone systems that are located at Callaghan Elementary School, Clifton Middle School, Mountain View Elementary School, Alleghany High School, and the administrative offices.

 

ESTIMATED COSTS

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BUDGET CATEGORY

E-rate; Fund One

LEGAL REFERENCE

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STAFF CONTACTS

Jeff Alleman

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