The FCC Form 470 officially opens the bidding process for E-rate goods and services. That form can now be posted for FY19. While many applicants create a bidding document such as an RFP, the FORM 470 MUST be filed in conjunction with any bidding documents in order to be considered eligible for E-rate funding
In an effort to make the form more user friendly, USAC has again modified the set of drop-down options will be available to applicants completing FCC Form 470 to request bids for eligible services in the E-rate Productivity Center (EPC). Applicants have until mid-February to file the FCC Form 470. All services that are not already under contract from July 1, 2019 forward will need to be listed on an FCC Form 470.