P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA24457

540-863-1809†††††††† 540-863-1804 fax

 

DATE: September 18, 2017

 

INFORMATION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

Telecommunications Contracts- Invitation for Bid and E-rate 470 Applications

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 bids in advance of the 2018-2019 budget cycle, I will prepare an Invitation for Bid for Telecommunications Services that will be presented for your action during the school board meeting on October 16, 2017.

 

If approved during the school board meeting on October 16, the bid document will be advertised per usual methods and by Erate 470 application beginning October 17, 2017.

 

ESTIMATED COSTS

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BUDGET CATEGORY

E-rate; Fund One

LEGAL REFERENCE

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STAFF CONTACTS

Jeff Alleman

SUPERINTENDENTíS

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