Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Erate Competitive Bidding

Question: Do I need to respond to a vendor message that looks like ‘spam’ or isn’t a detailed quote? Answer:  YES!  You must respond to all inquiries and keep all emails and responses.  Below are a couple of response examples to vendors REQUEST FOR SPECIFIC BID: Thank you for your interest in our school’s eRate …

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REGIONAL E-RATE WORKSHOPS

REGIONAL E-RATE WORKSHOPS • December 1 through 8, 2014 the Nebraska Department of Education along with the Nebraska Office of the CIO and Educational Service Unit partners will hold regional workshops covering recent changes in the E-Rate program and preparing applicants for the Funding Year 2015 application process. What makes this workshop so important?  The …

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Entity Numbers-Updating and Creating

Entity Numbers USAC assigns a unique identifying number to each eligible entity that participates in the Schools and Libraries Program. An entity can be an individual school, a school district, or a library system, or it can be an administrative office or other Non-Instructional Facility (NIF). This number assigned by USAC is called an entity …

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E-Rate Modernization Order

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted the E-rate Modernization Order on July 11, 2014. The Order takes major steps to modernize and streamline the E-rate program and focuses on expanding funding for Wi-Fi networks in eligible elementary and secondary schools and libraries across America. In order to help keep you updated with the changes I …

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IMPORTANT!! Update – E-rate Modernization – Funding Year 2015 (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016)

As we approach the upcoming E-rate Year (Funding Year 2015) we want to begin to prepare you for what may lie ahead.   On July 11th the FCC adopted the E-rate Modernization Order.  The Order takes major steps to modernize and streamline the E-rate program.  That being said we are still in a state of ‘flux’ …

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