How to use PEPPM contracts with E-rate funding by conducting a mini-bid


School districts and libraries can choose to use PEPPM contracts as the procurement option for their E-rate Category 2 applications, but a mini-bid process must be conducted among all manufacturers that can provide that “category” of equipment in order to meet the E-rate requirement that all equivalent product lines must be provided the opportunity to submit proposals.

For information on the entire process, a step-by-step guide, and additional documentation to conducting your PEPPM Mini-Bids, go to this E-rate in Pennsylvania website for instructions and a PEPPM Mini Bid Guide. It’s important that each step be followed in order and in its entirety in order to be E-rate compliant.







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