OPLIN is releasing a statewide, competitive bidding opportunity for broadband vendors to provide library branch circuits. OPLIN cannot pay for the branch circuits, but by issuing a statewide RFP through the E-rate system, it is hoped that vendors will take advantage of expanded business opportunities to offer better pricing (and lower construction costs) than libraries have seen acting on their own. Libraries could then locally request E-rate discounts against the bids received in the statewide call for proposals. You can view a short video explanation for more information.
To participate, please fill out and submit the form below by December 1, 2022, for each branch you want to include in the omnibus RFP.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.