Please Sign PEPPM LOA by Sept 23

August 29, 2016

Please sign the online PEPPM Letter of Agency by September 23.

Background:  The FCC’s 2014 E-rate Modernization Order included a new provision requiring all consortia leads to obtain a signed LOA (Letter of Agency) from their participating members before the Form 470 is posted.  The current PEPPM contract was competitively bid prior to the effective date of this new requirement, so no previous LOA was required.  However, PEPPM will be issuing a supplemental bid at the end of September to add a few additional E-rate eligible product lines to the current large manufacturer list.  Therefore, the new LOA requirement will kick in and we must obtain the signed LOA prior to issuing the Form 470.

By signing this LOA, you are not obligating yourself whatsoever to purchase from the PEPPM contract.  You are merely stating that the PEPPM administrators have the authorization to issue the Form 470 on your behalf.  However, if you do not sign the PEPPM LOA, you will NOT be able to use the PEPPM contract for E-rate eligible purchases.  Therefore, I encourage all PA schools to sign the LOA to give yourself as many bidding options as possible should you choose to use the E-rate Category 2 funding in the future.

The online LOA is very simple to complete and should take about 20 seconds.  You do not need to print, sign and mail the LOA — the online submission is sufficient.

Again, there is no harm or obligation that will come from signing this LOA; it simply allows you the possibility if you’d like to purchase from PEPPM in the future.

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at

– Julie

Julie Tritt Schell

PA E-rate Coordinator
717-730-7133 – o
717-730-9060 – f


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