Agenda Item No. V. A. 2.
Washburn University Board of Regents
SUBJECT: Digital Television Transmitter for KTWU
KTWU is requesting approval to purchase a digital television transmitter. A digital television transmitter is required in order to comply with Federal Communication Commission requirements for digital television effective May 2003.The following proposals were received: Vendor Total Amount Thales Broadcast and Multimedia $487,968.00 Acrodyne Industries $578,701.00 Larcan USA Inc. $692,304.00 Itelco USA Inc. $865,408.00 Harris Broadcast $644,491.66
Funding for the Digital Television Antenna will be from the following:
1. State of Kansas DTV Bonds (made available in July 2001) 50% of purchase price.
2. Federal Grant (PTFP) for DTV (allocated in September 2001) 40% of purchase price.
3. Local Funds from capital campaign fundraising 10% of purchase price.
President Farley recommends approval to award a contract to Thales Broadcast and Multimedia for $487,968.
(date) Jerry B. Farley, President