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September 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM - Special Called Teleconference/Video Board Meeting

I. Call to Order
II. Remarks from the State Superintendent of Education
III. Approval of Agenda
IV. Discussion and/or Approval of Board Items (All action items require vote)
IV.1. 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)

V. Adjournment

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