Solved

Pricing For E-Rate Maintenance and Cabling In Texas?

Posted on 2015-02-03
1
28 Views
Last Modified: 2015-08-20
Hello Experts,

    We are working on getting into the E-Rate market for school districts.  We have some bids prepared for a few small districts to test the waters but the issue that I'm running into is that I don't know what to charge for cabling and for basic Maintenance.  Can anyone give me an idea on what to charge for this, is the maint. per hour, contract, set number of hours per month, left up to the vendor or...?  I have filed open records request with all the districts we are working with but they are dragging their feet real bad.

Thanks in advance for any help
0
Comment
Question by:ctagle
1 Comment
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
nickg5 earned 500 total points
ID: 40589901
I do see a discussion about some of the rules. Service providers are not able to charge schools more than the lowest corresponding price. So schools can not be charged more than other non-residential customers.

If you might be interested I could post a long article about what the "school district" should be taking into account before entering into an agreement. That would tell you what to be prepared for. It gives you the "look" from the other side. An example are periodic audits to make sure the rules are being followed.

So audits would be something for you to consider as far as pricing, contracts, etc.
0

Featured Post

Create the perfect environment for any meeting

You might have a modern environment with all sorts of high-tech equipment, but what makes it worthwhile is how you seamlessly bring together the presentation with audio, video and lighting. The ATEN Control System provides integrated control and system automation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

#Citrix #Citrix Netscaler #HTTP Compression #Load Balance
For many of us, the  holiday season kindles the natural urge to give back to our friends, family members and communities. While it's easy for friends to notice the impact of such deeds, understanding the contributions of businesses and enterprises i…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

679 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question