Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/12/2019 - 7:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda Items
Type: Action
Subject: Approval to Purchase Network Switches
Vision 2022:
Financial & Facilities Management
Monitor and update the annual Master Technology Plan.
Policy: 4.60 - Purchases
Background: This is part of a two year E-rate plan to upgrades to the closets at WWSHS, WNHS and Hubble. Portions of each building along with the SSC were completed last summer as well. This is the part two of that plan to spread the cost over two Erate cycles.
File Attachment:
Summary: A 470 E-rate form was submitted under category two qualifications to replace switches. This completes the two year project of upgrading the High Schools and Hubble. The SSC was completed in year one.

This is the final year of an E-rate cycle where the district can qualify purchases for network equipment as they relate to internet and network connectivity for the district. A large portion of the purchase will be refunded in this fiscal year. For this 470 the district received a total of two quotes. The winning bidder was Sentinel at a total cost of $165,717. ($150,519 for hardware, $15,198 for services). There is an expected refund from E-rate for the equipment portion between $45,000 and $50,000 pending on approval.

The bid has to be accepted per E-rate rules, but we are under no obligation to purchase if it is determined something is not needed during the install.
Funding: The $165,717 will be included in the FY19 technology budget.
Recommendation: It is recommended that the Board of Education accept the Sentinel E-rate contract as presented.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Rodney Mack - Exec. Director of Technology
Signed By:
Jeff Schuler - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Ginna Ericksen Moved, Member Susan Booton seconded to approve the Original motion 'It is recommended that the Board of Education accept the Sentinel E-rate contract as presented.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 6 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 6 - 0
Brad Paulsen     Yes
Jim Mathieson     Yes
Rob Hanlon     Yes
Ginna Ericksen     Yes
Susan Booton     Yes
Dave Long     Yes