Agenda Item No. V. A. 1.

Washburn University Board of Regents





SUBJECT: Digital Television STL Microwave System for KTWU





DESCRIPTION:



KTWU is requesting approval to purchase a digital television STL (studio transmitter link) microwave system. The STL microwave system will transmit both current analog system and a digital television signal to the KTWU transmitter site at 301 SW Wanamaker Road. The equipment is needed for digital television requirements.

Proposals were submitted from the following vendors:

Vendor Total Amount

Microwave Radio Communications $89,250.00



The following vendors submitted proposals but did not include a required bid bond:



Heartland Video Systems, Inc.

NuComm, Inc.



FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:



Funding for the STL microwave system will be from the following:



State of Kansas DTV Bonds, Federal Grant (Public Telecommunications Facilities Program) for DTV, and local funds from capital campaign fundraising.



RECOMMENDATION:



President Farley recommends approval to award a contract to Microwave Radio Communications for $89,250.00.





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(date) Jerry B. Farley, President


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