MISSION: TO SERVE EVERY STUDENT WITH EXCELLENCE AS THE STANDARD

11-20-2007 Organization of the Board - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #54


Title
H-14. Wireless Communications Services

Discussion

A District cross-functional team has been evaluating since the Spring of 2007, a wireless communications improvement initiative that would meet the following objectives:

1.  Improved productivity of District resources due to consolidated billing and payment processes

2. Cost savings due to "bulk" or centralized purchasing of all devices

3. Improved asset management and deployment tracking of devices

4. Improved internal controls to ensure personal usage is properly managed

RFP#08003/CH was released in October 2007 and evaluated November 6th, 2007.  The results are included as attachments to the Board agenda item.



Recommendation

Authorize the Educational Technology and Financial Services departments to negotiate a contract in accordance with the recommendations of the District Evaluation Committe and RFP process. The committee rated the firms as follows:

1. Sprint Solutions

2. Verizon Wireless

3. AT & T Mobility



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 11/20/2007
Consent after Information12/11/2007

Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Other

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
08275,000yes100various0010027900377000

Contact

Tom Fitzgerald ext 777

Steve Muzzy   ext 700




Attachment:  Wireless Comm..pdf