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September 2, 2021 SBE Special-Called Teleconference Meeting

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Mississippi Board of Education
Special-Called Teleconference Meeting
September 2, 2021
10:00 A.M.
4th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
Mississippi Department of Education (MDE)
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi
(Location Available to the Public)


I.          Call to Order

II.         Remarks from State Superintendent of Education

III.        Approval of Agenda

IV.        Discussion and/or Approval of Board Item (All action items require vote)
  1. 01. Action: Approve a declaration by the State Superintendent of Education that an emergency exists in the procurement of technology products and other professional services because undertaking a competitive procurement would cause a delay that will threaten the health or safety of any person, or the preservation or protection of property pursuant to Mississippi Code Ann. §31-7-13 (j), Rule 207.6:013-060 of the Information Technology Services (ITS) Procurement Handbook, and 3-207 of the Public Procurement Review Board (PPRB) OPSCR Rules and Regulations, and to use emergency purchasing procedures to solicit and award contracts with various contractors for ESSER II, ARP, and MSIS 2.0 state funded ($7.6 million) procurements. Also, grant authority for the State Superintendent of Education to request Information Technology Services (ITS) and Public Procurement Review Board (PPRB) approval for the term of such emergency contracts for a period up to three years [Goals 1, 2 ,3, 4, 5, and 6 – MBE Strategic Plan] (Felicia Gavin) Back-up material

V.     Adjournment

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