E–Rate Assistance for schools and districts.
About E-Rate Assistance
ESD 112 provides assistance with the application process for E-Rate discounts for school districts in the E-Rate consortium.
Launched during the 2014-2015 school year, 25 school districts in Southwest joined the ESD 112 E-Rate consortium to get assistance with their E-Rate applications, and collectively, received over $1.3 million in funding. Today, 41 districts throughout Washington particpate in the cooperative. Annual approved funding for member districts of the E-Rate consortium collectively averages about $3.6 million!
What to do if you are interested in joining ESD 112’s E-Rate Cooperative
If your district has made the decision to become a member district of the ESD 112 E-Rate Consortium, follow these steps:
1. Agreement Contact Information
Please fill out and submit the Contact form in completion. If you have any issues completing the form, please email Diane Pfeiffer. The contact information will allow us to directly contact the correct person at your district, depending on whether its billing questions, program questions, etc. Once we have received the contact information, we will begin creating the official Agreement for your Superintendent to sign. For your district’s information, this is the scope of services that will be provided in the E-Rate Agreement. Once the Agreement has been signed by both your District and ESD 112, Paul Karlin can begin his work with your District.
2. ESD 112’s E-Rate Consortium Fee Schedule
Your District’s membership fee is based on the amount of funding your District applies for. Please note that when districts apply for small amounts of E-Rate Discounts, we can negotiate the consortium fee. The fee schedule set for the funding years 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21 are published here.
3. ESD 112’s E-Rate RFP #ESD112-Erate-2020:
Education Service District 112 is soliciting proposals for telecommunications products and services for the ESD 112 E-rate Consortium. Products and services sought for districts include: voice and data communications services, network hardware, network wiring, and installation services. Funding for selected products and services will be requested from the E-rate program. Interested parties may obtain downloadable copies of the RFP document listed below. The Erate RFP includes the information sheet for each Consortium member, Qualification form, Assurance form,etc. Review the RFP#ESD112-Erate-2020 below and send all proposals, quotes, etc as outlined on page 3 of the Erate RFP:
Date published: January 15, 2020
Submittal due date: Friday, February 14, 2020 (no later than 3:00 PM PST)