E-rate Information Page
2013 (E-rate Year 16) E-rate
Information for PEPPM 2011 Bid Awards
As you know, the
only way an E-rate applicant can submit a Form 471
without first competitively bidding the E-rate eligible
service/item using a Form 470 is when another entity
submits the 470 on the applicant’s behalf. Such is the
situation with the state's PEPPM contract for internal
connections and maintenance (www.peppm.org/pa/default.htm).
The PA Department of Education files Form 470s to align
the E-rate competitive bidding process with the official
procurement process for the PEPPM contracts.
Schools (both public and
nonpublic) and libraries that would like to purchase and
take receipt of an E-rate eligible item from PEPPM on or
after July 1, 2013 may simply file one form, the Form 471.
The Form 471 filing window
is currently open and
Form 471 applications may be submitted on or after that
date. The final day that applications can be postmarked or
submitted and certified online for Funding Year 2013 is
March 14, 2013. The pertinent E-rate information needed for
the Form 471, Block 5 is listed below.
In the cases where PEPPM
is being used, the SLD does not require a separate contract
or purchase order to be issued before the 471 is filed
because the PEPPM contract IS the contract. Therefore all of
the information below is based on the PEPPM contract, not on
your local contracts/purchase orders. Purchase orders,
however, must be issued in order to actually order the
products (on or after July 1, 2013).
You must obtain a vendor quote (including vendor’s
letterhead or logo) before submitting your Form 471. This
document, then can be used as your Item 21 attachment. PIA
reviewers will request to see vendor documentation dated
before your Form 471 submission date.
Below is pertinent information relating to the PEPPM
contract that should be used to complete the Form 471, Block
Applicants should complete the Form 471 online (http://www.sl.universalservice.org/menu.asp)
using the “Create Form 471” option. Assistance with filing
the Form 471 for PEPPM items will be provided by
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit staff by calling (570)
the SPIN of the vendor you wish to purchase from
Form 470: 355530000853729
Contract Award Date:
Service Start Date: 07/01/2012
Contract Expiration Date:
Contract Number: 2011 State PEPPM Contract