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Laptop Rental Program

The Laptop Rental Program is an innovative approach to providing devices that helps affordability and sustainability to districts by leveraging the residual value of devices to drive down a monthly subscription cost.  As the need for student laptop devices becomes increasingly important for schools, the state has created this process to assist Education Authorities (EAs) in acquiring these devices and services.  All contractors have been pre-qualified through a state Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to participate in this program.  Depending on the EA's local procurement policies, EAs may (1) select one of the contractors and execute contracts in accordance with the pricing listed on the state contract with that vendor; or (2) engage in a mini-bid process where the pre-qualified contractors bid their best and lowest price for each procurement.  This contract is available for use by all State EAs.

Contact

District Technology Service Desk

(800) 495-4154 or (615) 532-6215

Direct Login

District.Technology@tn.gov

Lenovo Contact

Lenovo, Inc.:
Lyndsay Leach
Account Executive - Public Sector
(919) 874-3325

View Lenovo Contract

Microsoft Contact

Microsoft Corporation:
David Comer
Dcomer@microsoft.com
(425) 703-0301

View Microsoft Contract

Contract Period: Three-year term

Start Date: June 22, 2017

Final End Date: June 22, 2022

Summary/Background Information:

As the need for student laptop devices becomes increasingly important for schools, the state has created this process to assist Education Authorities (EAs) in acquiring these devices and services.  All contractors listed in this document have been pre-qualified through a state Request for Qualifications to participate in this program.  Depending on the EA's local procurement rules, EAs may (1) select one of the contractors and execute contracts in accordance with the pricing listed on the state contract with that vendor; or (2) engage in a mini-bid process where the pre-qualified contractors bid their best and lowest price for each procurement.  This contract is available for use by all State EAs.

Usage Instructions:

Educational Authority (EA's) Ordering Instructions:

EA entities may use this contract and are able to directly order from the contract vendor using their local procurement process.  The following process should be followed: 

  1. The EA should contact the vendor to discuss device requirements. 
  2. The vendor will issue a price quote (SOW – Statement of Work) for all devices and services. 
  3. The EA will then issue a task order (TO) for initiate the rental. 

Pricing Catalog:

The pricing contained within the catalog are pricing maximums and lower pricing may be submitted by each contract vendor.

Contact Information

State

Steven Sanders
Director of District Technology
Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE)
Steven.Sanders@tn.gov

Vendor - Lenovo, Inc.

Mike Burk, Sales Executive
Lenovo, Inc
1009 Think Place, Morrisville, NC 27560
maburk@lenovo.com
(615) 584-8754

Vendor - Microsoft Corporation

David Comer
Surface Solution Specialist
7000 North State Highway 161
Irving TX. 75039
Dcomer@microsoft.com
(425) 703-0301