IIllinois Department of Innovation & Technology has renewed the state master contract with Ficek.
The state master contracts with CDW-G and ENA have not been renewed and should no longer be used.
The original RFP was made available via an E-rate form 470 thus allowing schools and libraries that are ICN customers to order from the state master contract directly without having to issue an E-rate form 470.
When the school or library submits their funding request via the E-rate form 471, they will need to reference the original form 470. The form 470 number is 160006565 and accessible by clicking this link.
The State Master Contract entered into by CMS, to support school and library E-rate category 2 purchases is:
The Ficek State Master Contract and Contract Renewal are at the below links:
The previous state master contracts with CDW-G and ENA have expired, and should no longer be used.
If you have already issued or intend to issue an E-rate form 470 for category 2 equipment, the state master contract can be considered an alternate bid response. The equipment and pricing you select from the state master contract should be included in the bid evaluation you perform as part of the E-rate form 470 competitive bidding process.
If you have any questions regarding the contract, please contact the vendor directly (contact information provided below) or contact Essam El-Beik by telephone at 214 792 9866 or by email at:
Please note that if you have questions as you fill out the E-rate form 471, per E-rate rules, vendors are allowed to assist the applicant in completing an E-rate form 471.Thus, please don't hesitate to contact the vendor if you need assistance in completing your form 471.
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