E-rate RFP & Form 470 Narrative Guide Released

December 8, 2020

Attached: RFP & Form 470 Narrative Guide

To assist applicants with preparing their E-rate Request for Proposals (RFP), I’ve created the attached RFP & Form 470 Narrative Guide that contains the following information related to both Category 1 and Category 2 service/equipment requests:

  • RFP Basics
  • RFP Outlines of what information should be included in an RFP and also what information should be requested from vendors in their bid responses.
  • Sample Vendor Response Templates
  • Reminders of additional bidding requirements when seeking various fiber services
  • Sample Form 470 Narrative Language for applicants that are not issuing RFPs with their Form 470’s

I hope it’s helpful to you during this E-rate bidding season!

If you have any questions about RFPs or the contents of the Guide, please let me know.  I will soon post it under the Helpful Documents section of the www.e-ratepa.org website.

Stay warm and healthy, E-raters!

– Julie

Julie Tritt Schell

PA E-rate Coordinator




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