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1 Federal Acquisition Service U.S. General Services Administration Computers for Learning: For Schools Jaime Hernandez Area Property Officer Greater Southwest / Rocky Mountain Region Office of Personal Property Management General Services Administration

2 Executive Order  Title:  Educational Technology: Ensuring Opportunity for All Children in the Next Century  Purpose:  “to ensure that American children have the skills they need to succeed in the information- intensive 21st century”  Guidance to Federal agencies:  “To the extent permitted by law, all agencies shall give highest preference to schools and nonprofit organizations… in the transfer, through gift or donation, of educationally useful Federal equipment.”

3 Authorities  Executive Order – Educational Technology: Ensuring Opportunity for All Children in the Next Century  15 USC 3710 (i) Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980  Title 40 USC 549 Recodification of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949

4 Two Different Programs  15 USC 3710 (i) Authorizes direct transfers  Computers for Learning Program  Title 40 USC 549 Authorizes transfers approved by GSA to a State Agency for Surplus Property (SASP) for subsequent donation to a school  Donation Program

5 What is it?  Computers for Learning  A program whereby educationally useful Federal equipment excessed by Federal agencies are transferred directly to schools and educational non- profit organizations  A website developed by GSA to facilitate the CFL program.

6 Definitions EO12999  “Schools" means individual public or private education institutions encompassing prekindergarten through twelfth grade, as well as public school districts.  "Educationally useful Federal equipment" means computers and related peripheral tools (e.g., printers, modems, routers, and servers), including telecommunications and research equipment, that are appropriate for use in prekindergarten, elementary, middle, or secondary school education.

7 Web Site Eligibility  Schools  Public, Private, Parochial School Grades Prekindergarten through 12  Home Schools Must meet state requirements  Located in: One of the 50 states U.S. Virgin Islands American Samoa Guam Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands  National Center for Education Statistics Number

8 The Process  School  registers on computersforlearning.gov website  screens computers in GSAXcess®  selects computers desired for transfer using a virtual shopping cart and proceeds through checkout  System notifies the agency of school selections  Agency  allocates the computer to a school  System  Sends s transfer order to allocated school  School  signs transfer order  faxes transfer order to holding agency  Agency  signs transfer order  faxes transfer order back to school  School  Presents signed order to agency at time of pickup up by school or the school’s transportation agent

9 Home Page : computersforlearning.gov

10 NCES Number

11 Public School Search for NCES No.

12 Preliminary Search Results

13 Search Results

14 Registration

15 Choose School

16 NCES Number

17 Prefilled Data

18 Additional Questions

19 Completed Registration

20 Notice

21 Sign In

22 Sign In with Temporary Password

23 Create Permanent Password

24 Category Page

25 Category Breakdown

26 Search Results

27 Searching in Search Results

28 Property Data Sheet

29 Add to Cart

30 Checkout

31 Successful Checkout

32 to Approving Official w/Attachment

33 Attachment: Notice to Approving Official

34 Attachment: Transfer Order

35 Cost and Ownership  School  does not pay for computers and other equipment  must pay for packing, handling, and transportation fees  takes ownership upon receipt

36 Help Resources  Help screens available on line  GSA Area Property Officers throughout the U.S.  Web site “http://gsa.gov/apo  CFL Helpdesk

37 Greater Southwest / Rocky Mountain Region Personal Property Management Division Management Contacts Alberta (Genni) Brown Regional Director Ft Worth H Jan Faulkner Regional Deputy Director Denver Enedina Gonzales, U&D Branch Chief, Ft Worth Erick Grim, Sales Branch Chief Ft Worth Debbie Rojas-Cook Sales Branch Chief, Denver

38 Area Property Officers Enedina (Nina) Gonzales – North/Central Texas including Dallas, Ft Worth and Vicinity Jaime Hernandez – Louisiana, South/Central Texas (Waco to Brownsville / El Paso to Beaumont) Patricia (Pat) Honley – Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming Francine Mortensen – Montana, North Dakota, Utah Edward (Eddie) Panko – Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Northwest Texas (panhandle)

39 Questions


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