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FY2017 Competitive Bidding: Keys to E-rate Success

Wednesday November 30, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

FY2017 Competitive Bidding

Presented by John Harrington, Chief Executive Officer, Funds For Learning
Sponsored by Funds for Learning

If you attended the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the webinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the Your Online Guide to E-rate Funding community and go to the Webinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz.

E-rate program rules require that purchases be competitively bid in order to receive program discounts. Although the 2017 funding request filing dates have not been finalized, the competitive bidding season is well underway. Failure to complete the required procurement paperwork, within the required timeframes, could put funding requests at risk.

Learn how to avoid common competitive bidding mistakes and prepare for a successful 2017 Funding Year. Acquire tips and best practices from E-rate compliance experts for how to navigate the procurement process and how to clearly demonstrate compliance with E-rate procurement regulations.

john harrington


About the Presenter

Funds for Learning was founded in 1997. In his role as Chief Executive Officer, John Harrington manages the daily operations of the nation’s first and largest E-rate compliance services firm. Mr. Harrington and his firm provide service to E-rate stakeholders nationwide and have helped schools and libraries apply for over $1.5 billion in E-rate funding to support 21st century communication infrastructures.


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funds for learningFunds for Learning is the largest and oldest E-Rate firm in existence and is uniquely qualified to provide guidance and advice in areas that span the legal, regulatory, technology, accounting, administrative issues involved in E-Rate. Funds For Learning is a professional firm specializing in the federal E-rate funding program. Our mission is to provide high-quality consulting and support services for the needs of E rate program participants. We consult with clients to help them understand, effectively utilize, and maintain compliance with E-rate rules and regulations. We help prepare and submit paperwork, and we interact with program administrators on our clients’ behalf.

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