Hi all, Just a little tidbit you may want to consider. If you already use a telecom consultant to support your RFP process for telecom and data services, then you can ignore this email. If you don't use a consultant, I'd suggest you consider using one. They can save you thousands in eliminating services you don't need, and also in getting the best pricing possible. Having someone on your side that has worked in the industry can be a huge benefit, something I've seen in working with CCSU. I'm not talking erate consulting, which can be a different specialty. I found I could manage that one pretty well for less complicated districts. But this is for the telecom/data RFP process itself. Here's who we use, and we've had excellent experiences. Maybe others use other providers? *Kristen Allen | Principal Owner | **www.kehoe-allen.com* <http://www.kehoe-allen.com/> Post Office Box 4358 | Burlington, Vermont 05406-4358 (802) 863-3343 Direct | (802) 860-7276 Fax | (802) 233-5553 Cell -- Craig Donnan Network Administrator Chittenden Central Supervisory Union Essex High School p. (802) 857-7000 x.1030 *If you need immediate assistance please contact * *our helpdesk at *802-857-7000 ext 1234 or *[log in to unmask]* <[log in to unmask]>*.* *For Technology News click here <http://www.ccsuvt.org/category/blog/tech-news>.* -- CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION. THIS MESSAGE MAY NOT BE FORWARDED. The information contained in this communication, including any attachments, is confidential,constitutes privileged communication, and is intended only for the use of the addressee. This message may not be forwarded without prior consent from the sender. The information in this e-mail is also protected by the rights afforded under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and school district policies. Any unauthorized use, forwarding, distribution,disclosure, printing or copying is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately at 802-879-8192 or return e-mail,and delete any copies of this message immediately. Any inadvertent disclosure of this communication shall not compromise the confidential nature of the communication.