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Agenda Item (VI-B-5-f)

Meeting12/11/2018 - Regular
Agenda ItemConsent Agenda Action (VI-B-5-f)
SubjectPurchase Software Applications and Educational Resources Utilizing the Foundation for California Community Colleges negotiated agreement number RFQ #13-003
College/DistrictRiverside
Funding
California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office- SSSP Set Aside Agreement
Recommended ActionIt is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve the purchase software applications and educational resources from ThinkEDU, LLC, utilizing the Foundation for California Community Colleges negotiated agreement number RFQ #13-003.

Background Narrative:


Riverside City College is the fiscal agent for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office for the purpose of coordinating the disbursement of contract C16-0043 funds – Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) Set Aside Agreement. These set-aside funds support various Statewide SSSP operations, training and consulting activities throughout the California Community Colleges. The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office in partnership with the Foundation for California Community Colleges and ThinkEDU, are offering wifi access to a segment of our student population with significant challenges to online connectivity and access. This project aims to provide 1,000-3,000 foster youth access to 12-months of uninterrupted internet service to support and encourage students to reap the benefits of internet connectivity, online education, research resources, and personal development.

The Foundation for California Community Colleges (Foundation), a nonprofit organization, serves as the official foundation supporting the Board of Governors, Chancellor’s Office, and the entire California Community College system.

The Foundation operates CollegeBuys, a cooperative purchasing program designed to leverage the buying power of the 72 community college districts. CollegeBuys secures the most advantageous pricing from enterprise level vendors using system-wide agreements. Public Contract Code Section 20661 authorizes California Community Colleges to piggyback on contracts awarded by the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges.

Staff recommends use of the Foundation awarded agreement number RFQ #13-003 to purchase software applications and educational resources from ThinkEDU, LLC. The term of agreement number RFQ #13-003 is through January 15, 2019. District staff has reviewed available cooperative purchasing agreements and other formal purchasing options and found that this contract best meet the needs of California Community College Foster Youth Students.
Prepared By: Aaron Brown, Vice Chancellor, Business and Financial Services
 Majd Askar, Director of Business Services
Chip West, Vice President, Business Services (RCC)

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