Monthly Archives: December 2013

Schools and Libraries News Brief Dated December 6 – Form 470 Process

Schools and Libraries News Brief Dated December 6 – Form 470 Process The SLD News Brief for December 6, 2013, reviews the process for filing a Form 470. The article covers the following topics: • Reasons to file a Form 470 • Do’s and don’ts for completing a Form 470 • The 28-day posting requirement • Conditions to be met when issuing an RFP • Form 470s and existing contracts Note, under the second bullet, that the News Brief indicates that a Form 470 must not “Specify vendors, manufacturers, or model numbers.”

This is an overly broad statement. The actual rule states that when such a product or service is identified by name, it must also be accompanied by the phrase “or equivalent” or “compatible with.”