FCC Record, Volume 27, No. 11, Pages 8850 to 9847, July 30 - August 17, 2012 Page: 8,906
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demonstrate that price was the primary factor in the vendor selection process for funding request number
(FRN) 1902986.' USAC also determined that Lake County violated section 54.504 of the Commission's
rules because it did not have a signed contract or legally binding agreement in place for FRNs 1902986,
1903181, 1903238, and 1903672 when it submitted its FCC Form 471 application.s
2. Based on our review of the record, we agree with USAC's determinations. Specifically, we
find that Lake County failed to provide documentation showing how the bids it received for FRN
1902986 were evaluated, scored, or ranked, or to otherwise demonstrate that price was the primary factor
considered in its vendor selection process for FRN 1902986. Further, the record shows that although
Lake County submitted its FCC Form 471 application on February 12, 2009, the final contracts for FRNs
1903181, 1903238, 1903672 and 1902986 were signed several months later.6 Although Lake County
claims that the details of the contracts for FRNs 1903181, 1903238, and 1903672 had been agreed upon
by each party before Lake County submitted its FCC Form 471 application, the record does not support
this claim. With regard to FRN 1902986, Lake County concedes that it was still in contract negotiations
with the service provider approximately three months after Lake County submitted its FCC Form 471
application.' We therefore affirm USAC's decision and deny Lake County's request for review.
3. ACCORDINGLY, IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to the authority contained in sections 1-4
and 254 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 151-154 and 254, and sections
0.91, 0.291, 1.3 and 54.722(a) of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 0.91, 0.291, 1.3 and 54.722(a), the
request for review filed by Special Education District of Lake County IS DENIED.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Trent B. Harkrader
Telecommunications Access Policy Division
Wireline Competition Bureau
4 See Feb. 9 Letter; 47 C.F.R. 54.504, 54.511 (2005) amended by 47 C.F.R. 54.503, 54.511 (2011).
5 See Nov. 19 Letter; Feb. 9 Letter; 47 C.F.R. 54.504 (2005).
6 See FCC Form 471, Special District of Lake County (filed Feb. 12, 2009). See also Request for Review; 47 CFR
54.504 (2005) (requiring applicants to submit an FCC Form 471 application after signing a contract for eligible
7See Letter from Lee Ann Frost, Director of Instruction, Special Education District of Lake County, to Universal
Service Administrative Company (dated May 14, 2009).
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