Government Contract | Tennessee
TENNESSEE EDUCATION BROADBAND CONSORTIUM E-RATE GOODS AND SERVICES

Bid Information


Bid Alert No: 00000440463

Bid Title: TENNESSEE EDUCATION BROADBAND CONSORTIUM E-RATE GOODS AND SERVICES

Agency Bid No. Title: 33104-00116

Received Date: 12/15/2015

Close Date: 02/09/2016

Purchase Type: February 18, 2016 (Effective Date) and extend for a period of thirty-six (36) months

Delivery Point: Various Locations, Tennessee

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Pre-Bid Conference Optional 12/18/2015 01:00 PM, Questions Due By 12/17/2015 02:00 PM, Performance Bond Required: , Payment Bond Required:

Specifications

Specifications include, but are not limited to: Reliable broadband connectivity (both WAN and Internet access) is vital to the daily operation of all Service Recipients as broadband demands increase due to new instructional and assessment activities and community access needs. Most of these activities involve the transmission of high quality video samples in single direction or two-way communication formats, complex instructional and assessment modules utilizing mixed-media formats for the purpose of presentation and student artifact submission, and general data transmission is necessary for the support of primary data and information systems. The State has established an initial baseline of 50 kbps per student to adequately support current levels of technology-rich instruction and assessment as part of the states assessment of online readiness. This baseline will increase over the coming years as we approach broadband recommendations by the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and recently adopted by the FCC during the recent E-rate modernization orders. The Order adopts, as bandwidth targets, the State Education Technology Directors Association's (SETDA) recommendation for Internet access for schools of at least 100 Mbps per 1,000 students and staff (users) in the short term and 1 Gbps Internet access per 1,000 users in the longer term. Internet connectivity will be measured at the district level for school districts and at the school level for schools that are not members of a district. With respect to libraries, the Order adopts as a bandwidth target the American Library Association's recommendation that all libraries that serve fewer than 50,000 people have broadband speeds of at least 100 Mbps and all libraries that serve 50,000 people or more have broadband speeds of at least 1 Gbps. To measure affordability, the FCC will track pricing as a function of bandwidth. (https://www.fcc.gov/page/summary-e-rate-modernization-order)

Product Codes: 96218, 91597, 91551

Agency Information


Issuing Agency: State of Tennessee - Central Procurement Office

State: Tennessee

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Kristen McKeever 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 3rd Floor, WRS Tennessee Tower, Nashville, Tennessee, 37243

Phone: 615-741-0935

Email: kristen.mckeever@tn.gov

< PREVIOUS PAGE

GET A FREE
MARKET
ANALYSIS

FREE Market Analysis


Get a FREE 90-Day Market Analysis and see the bids you’ve been missing

GET BIDS NOW