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Information TechnologyStateTermWill Butler803.737.9854


Contracts with resellers and distributors of Palo Alto Networks products and services and Value Added Reseller (VAR) services such as onsite installation, consulting (including deployment assistance, change management, and optimization services), and training services as requested by the UGU.

This contract contains products and services that are eligible for E-Rate funding.

Palo Alto
Start Date: 07/01/2017  |  End Date: 06/30/2023
Solicitation#: 5400013452
The State has reviewed the product catalog to ensure all products and services included align with the in-scope parameters and exclusions provided in the solicitation. However, inadvertent inclusion of an out-of-scope product or service on any published product catalog should not be considered an alteration of the contract’s scope. If a mistake is discovered, Contractors and UGUs should notify the assigned OSP Procurement Manager immediately.

An independent software licensing agreement has already been entered between the State and the Licensor, Palo Alto Networks, on behalf of South Carolina Governmental Bodies (as defined by S.C. Code Ann. § 11-35- 310(18), as amended) that governs the rights to use the Software. Contact the Procurement Officer to review the full agreement.

An Enrollment Agreement for South Carolina Public Entities must be signed by each South Carolina Public Procurement Unit (as defined by S.C. Code Ann. § 11-35-4610(5), as amended) or Exempted Entity (S.C. Code Ann. § 11-35-710, as amended) wishing to be a Participant. Contractor must ensure that Public Procurement Units and Exempted Entities complete the applicable enrollment agreement(s), have an authorized party of the Licensor sign, and have an authorized party of the Public Procurement Unit or Exempted Entity countersign. A copy of the fully executed enrollment agreement should be sent to the Licensor, UGU, and Contractor and retained for the duration of Software use.


This contract contains products and services that are eligible for E-Rate funding. Not all products and services on this contract are eligible for E-Rate funding. Schools and libraries interested in using this contract for E-Rate purposes should consult with the Eligible Services List to determine if a product or service on this contract is eligible for E-Rate funding or not. For a current list of E-Rate eligible products and services, please visit https://www.usac.org/e-rate/applicant-process/before-you-begin/eligible-services-list/.

Only eligible South Carolina school district, charter school and library UGUs (applicants) are allowed to use this contract for the purposes of applying for E-Rate program funding.

E-Rate rules require applicants to conduct a mini-bid if multiple vendors appear on this contract. To conduct a mini-bid, applicants must submit a request for pricing to all awarded vendors on this contract. There is no bid evaluation time requirement for mini-bids, however, it is recommended that applicants consider the complexity of the mini-bid scope of work when establishing a mini-bid submission deadline. For more information on conducting a mini-bid, please visit https://www.usac.org/e-rate/applicant-process/selecting-service-providers/state-master-contracts/.

This contract may contain other E-Rate specific language such as the National Supply Chain Security, Red Light Rules, and Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN) certification

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Email: brian.thomas@a3communications.com
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Phone#: 864-214-0221
Email: sales@bridgeteksolutions.com
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Phone#: (803) 932-9915
Email: freavis@datanetworksolutions.com
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Contract#: 4400025090
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Address: 141 Grace Drive, Easley, SC 29640
Contact: Jennifer Stone
Phone#: (888) 983-6267
Email: insidesales@encoretg.com
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Phone#: (803) 280-0283
Email: benaa@eits.com
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Phone#: (803) 413-9572
Email: tmcswain@layer3com.com
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Contract#: 4400019305
Vendor#: 7000172572
Address: 4550 River Green Parkway, Suite 120, Duluth, GA 30096
Contact: Jessica Wheeler
Phone#: (706) 583-2274
Email: contracts@lockstepgroup.com
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Contract#: 4400019307
Vendor#: 7000195899
Address: 39 Pelham Ridge Drive, Greenville, SC 29615
Contact: E.W. Somers, Jr
Phone#: (864) 349-4374
Email: ed@synnex.com