Agenda Item No. V. A. 4.

Washburn University Board of Regents

SUBJECT: Network Switches and Wireless Network Expansion


Information Technology Services is requesting the purchase of various network switches for telephone and computer systems upgrades. Also included is other equipment and software necessary for wireless network expansion. The equipment and software will replace obsolete hardware and enhance the performance of the existing network. The equipment was approved for the FY03 Capital Improvements/Equipment budget.

Quotations were requested from five companies with the responses as follows:

Vendor Total Amount

IBM $126,047.53

Calence, Inc. $141,673.10

Alexander Open Systems $143,272.77

Southwestern Bell $146,243.20


Funding is available from account 03-00308.


President Farley recommends approval to award a contract to IBM for $126,047.53.

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(date) Jerry B. Farley, President

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