Erate 2017 Information and Q&A

Erate 2017 Category 1 Internet Access (Lit Fiber Service) for Wayne County Public Schools

Category 1 Internet Access (Lit Fiber Service) Posting:
  • Internet Access - Lit Fiber Service
    • 470 Form #: 170062781 Posting Date:  January 28, 2017
    • Allowable contract/proposal due date: February 27, 2017
      • This is the last day that bids will be accepted!
      • Please be sure that you follow the directions in the 470 application.
The intent of this webpage is to ensure fair bidding by sharing the questions posed regarding the posted 470 and the requested services. All questions by vendors received via email and the responses will be posted below. If you have a questions that have not been answered below, please contact the WCPS eRate manager at
Thank you for your interest and participation.

Questions and Answers - Category 1 Internet Access (Lit Fiber Service) - 470 Form #170062781
Below are responses to any questions regarding Category 1 - 470 Form #170062781  that have been received via email.
Q: Are you currently under contract for Wide-Area Network Services after 6/30/17?
A: No; our current WAN contract runs until the end of this fiscal year (i.e., 06/30/2017)

Q: Can you move services to another WAN provider starting 7/1/17?
A: As stated previously, our current contract expires 06/30/2017. Thus we can move to another provider on 07/01/2017.

Q: Will the District consider a fully-managed, Layer-3 service where the service provider manages and delivers all IP routing?  That service would also honor FHSD configured VLAN tags, QoS/CoS tags and support VoIP traffic.
A: Not at this point in time.

Q: When is the last date that you will receive formal bids for the service?
A: As indicated above, 2/27/17 is the last day formal bids will be accepted.
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