Form 471 E-rate Filing Window opens Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at noon Eastern.
The window will close Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

$335 Million in E-rate funds available for OETC Members

Maximize your Category 2 E-rate funding and skip the Form 470 process by utilizing OETC’s Form 470 #200010936.

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USAC + E-Rate Central + OETC

We’ve completed the busywork

OETC filed a Form 470 on behalf of the consortium, followed the 28-day waiting period, scored bids and awarded contracts to suppliers.

You start here.

OETC has completed the first steps of the E-Rate application process on behalf of the consortium, meaning you can go straight to mini-bid.

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E-Rate Application Checklist


File form 470. Hold a competitive bid process.


Wait 28 days, score bids and award contracts.

OETC members start here

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Conduct a “mini-bid” with OETC’s awarded vendors using our template

Download and complete OETC’s mini-bid template and submit it to all applicable e-rate vendors for your state.

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Complete USAC’s application review process.

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Receive the funding decision.

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Invoice USAC.

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Need more guidance?
Watch our webinar.

Our expert consultant at E-Rate Central gives a step-by-step breakdown of how to use OETC Contracts for E-rate.

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Awarded Suppliers

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Ednetics oetc e-rate


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Supplier States Available Wireless Firewall Routing Switching Racks & Accessories Cabling / Installation Associated Software & Services Miscellaneous Networking
CompuNet AZ, ID, MT, OR, UT, WA, WY
Ednetics AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY
PNW Security AK, MT, OR, WA
Right! Systems AK, CA, ID, MT, OR, WA
SonicWall All

When submitting your mini-bid, you must submit to every supplier that provides the services you’re looking for within your state.

Webinar: Utilizing OETC Contracts for E-rate

Watch their OETC E-rate webinar to learn more about the mini-bid process.

The webinar consists of a 20 minute presentation and will cover the following:

  • What is the E-rate program?
  • Utilizing OETC’s Form 470 and resulting contracts
  • The “Mini-bid” process
  • Creating a contract record in EPC
  • Filing your Form 471
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Why go through OETC for your E-rate?

Simplified bid process

Skip the time and effort that goes into negotiating the contracts, running the advertisements and hosting the RFP.

Hassle-free purchasing

We have established relationships with the awarded partners so purchasing is smooth and straightforward.

Specialized support

Our E-Rate consultant is available to OETC members to answer any questions you might have about the process.

Request your E-rate mini-bid form template

Contact OETC to download your E-Rate mini-bid form. We’ll be available to help you through the process and ensure that everything goes smoothly.

When submitting your mini-bid, you must submit to every supplier that provides the services you’re looking for within your state.