Computers for Learning: For Schools Jaime HernandezArea Property OfficerGreater Southwest / Rocky Mountain RegionOffice of Personal Property ManagementGeneral Services Administration
Executive Order 12999 • Title: • Educational Technology: Ensuring Opportunity for All Children in the Next Century -- 1996 • 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.”
Authorities • Executive Order 12999 – Educational Technology: Ensuring Opportunity for All Children in the Next Century -- 1996 • 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
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
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 websitedeveloped by GSA to facilitate the CFL program.
DefinitionsEO12999 • “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.
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
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 emails 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
Cost and Ownership • School • does not pay for computers and other equipment • must pay for packing, handling, and transportation fees • takes ownership upon receipt
Help Resources • Help screens available on line • GSA Area Property Officers throughout the U.S. • Web site “http://gsa.gov/apo • CFL Helpdesk 1-866-472-9161
Alberta (Genni) Brown Regional Director Ft Worth 817.574.2353 H Jan Faulkner Regional Deputy Director Denver 303.236.7700 Enedina Gonzales, U&D Branch Chief, Ft Worth 817.574.2354 Erick Grim, Sales Branch Chief Ft Worth 817.574.2361 Debbie Rojas-Cook Sales Branch Chief, Denver 303.236.7698 Greater Southwest / Rocky Mountain Region Personal Property Management Division Management Contacts
Area Property Officers Enedina (Nina) Gonzales – 210.574.2354 North/Central Texas including Dallas, Ft Worth and Vicinity Jaime Hernandez – 210.509.3407 Louisiana,South/Central Texas (Waco to Brownsville / El Paso to Beaumont) Patricia (Pat) Honley – 303.236.7707 Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming Francine Mortensen – 801.774.9878 Montana, North Dakota, Utah Edward (Eddie) Panko – 405.231.5801 Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Northwest Texas (panhandle)