CENIC Star | Julia Staats
CENIC is pleased to name Network Engineer Julia Staats the CENIC Outstanding Achievement Awardee for the Month of April 2016.Read more
This Request for Proposal solicits responses from qualified providers for delivery of professional services for network consultation, installation, and configuration at the proposed school sites in Appendix A located below.
The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) connects California to the world—advancing education and research statewide by providing the world-class network essential for innovation, collaboration, and economic growth. The nonprofit organization operates the California Research and Education Network (CalREN), a high-capacity network designed to meet the unique requirements of students, educators, and researchers in vital public-serving institutions. CENIC’s Charter Associates include the California K-12 system, and through an agreement with the California K-12 High-Speed Network (K12HSN), the entity that administers K12’s participation in CalREN, CENIC provides network services to the vast majority of public K12 schools in California.
This Request for Proposal (RFP) is released in support of the California Department of Education’s Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant (BIIG) Program, which provides broadband funding for school sites with inadequate capacity to administer the 2016-17 computer-based online assessments. In an effort to further support educational technology, the State has allocated $76.7 million (SB 852 and AB 93) in funding to help schools with inadequate bandwidth upgrade their current network connections. With funding through the California Department of Education, this opportunity was handled through a grant application process by K12HSN, in consultation with CDE and the State Board of Education (SBE).