To join the consortium and benefit from Internet, broadband
connectivity and security services at no charge, please see instructions below.
First step is to complete and sign a K-12 Letter of Agency, and then scan/email
the letter to DoIT.ICN.K12@illinois.gov.
The Letter of Agency form is at www.doitconsortium.com. Under “Forms
and Tools” you will see a link to “K-12 Letter of Agency” and “K-12 Letter of
The Letter of Agency allows the consortium
to solicit and procure circuits on your behalf. The Letter of Agency is
required by E-rate rules. Please note that signing a Letter of Agency does not
limit or remove your ability to file your own E-rate forms and issue your own procurement.
To check if your school district has
previously signed a Letter of Agency, please go to www.doitconsortium.com then under
“Resources” select the link “Consortium LOAs Received” to download a spreadsheet.
If your school district is listed in the spreadsheet, you do not need to sign
another Letter of Agency.
step is to provide to the consortium your broadband circuits. This is done
via a simple online tool. We pull address information from the E-rate
database, so you will not need to type out addresses. Please first watch
the short 10 minute instructions video before using the tool. The link to
the tool is at www.doitconsortium.com
then under “Forms and Tools” are the links for: “Consortium Data
Collection Tool” and “Consortium Data Collection Tool Instructions
Once the consortium receives your circuit
information, eligible circuits will be included in the procurement to be issued
approximately July-August 2021 timeframe. This will be for service from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 and from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024.
An eligible circuit is either not in a term
contract or in a term contract that completes prior to June 30, 2024. The consortium does not allow circuits already in a contract to be
terminated early (with early termination fees) to then join the consortium.
Please email DoIT.ICN.K12@illinois.gov if you have any questions.