ARRA CONTRACT ALERT - SAS INSTITUTE
In accordance with the North Carolina Office of Economic Recovery & Investment policy regarding procurements utilizing American Recovery & Re-Investment Act funding, the Purchasing & Contracts Section of the NC Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) will be posting a "Notice of Intent" to award a contract amendment to SAS Institute, Inc. (SAS) for expanding the NC Cloud i-Series Migration from the initial pilot of 20 LEAs, to allow the other 95 LEAs the opportunity to opt-in for the SAS provided cloud hosted services. The initial pilot awarded to SAS was competitively bid in 2012. Given that this is an expansion of a pilot, SAS is the only Vendor who can provide these services. A "Notice of Intent" for this award will be posted on the NC Department of Administration, Division of Purchase and Contract's Interactive Purchasing System (IPS) on Friday, May 31, 2013. Questions resulting from this notice may be directed to Mike Beaver, Purchasing Agent III, Purchasing & Contracts Section, 919.807.3683; or , firstname.lastname@example.org
About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 160 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.
For more information:
NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.