E-rate Open Competitive Bidding: Services Requested (FCC Form 470 and Related Information)

opendata.usac.org | Last Updated 21 Sep 2018

This dataset contains information about the services requested within each FCC Form 470, including the service type, function, and manufacturer, and related information from the E-rate Productivity Center (EPC).

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This dataset has the following 19 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Application Numberapplication_numbertextThis unique application number is generated at the time an applicant begins to file FCC Form 470. Applicants request funding for multiple services under the same application number.
Funding Yearfunding_yeartextFunding year for the application.
Service Categoryservice_categorytextCategory of service the applicant is applying for.
Service Typeservice_typetextFunding request number service type.
FunctionfunctiontextIndicates the function of the funding request number line item service or product.
Other Functionother_functiontextDescription of the function the applicant is requesting, if not listed.
EntitiesentitiesnumberNumber of entities served by the service requested.
QuantityquantitynumberAmount of units of the specific service requested.
UnitunittextUnit type of the service requested (e.g. circuits, lines, fiber strands.)
Minimum Capacityminimum_capacitytextMinimum capacity of units desired for the service requested.
Maximum Capacitymaximum_capacitytextMaximum capacity of units desired for the service requested.
Installation & Initial Configurationinstallation_initial_configurationtextIndicates if the applicant is seeking installation, activation, and initial configuration for the service requested.
Maintenance & Technical Supportmaintenance_technical_supporttextIndicates if the applicant is seeking maintenance and technical Support for the service requested.
ManufacturermanufacturertextRequested manufacturer or equivalent.
Other Manufacturerother_manufacturertextName of the manufacturer if it is not included in the drop down list.
Request for Proposal Identifierrfp_identifiertextIndicates whether a Request for Proposal (RFP) document was provided for the services requested.
Request for Proposal Documentsrfp_documentstextLink to download a copy of the original submission of the Request for Proposal (RFP).
Request for Proposal Upload Date/Timerfp_upload_datecalendar_dateThe date the Request for Proposal (RFP) document was uploaded to EPC.
Form Versionform_versiontextIndicates whether the form version of the application is "current" or "original." It can be used to aggregate the data between current and original applications. "Current" is the view of the form processed by USAC. "Original" is the view of the form originally submitted by the applicant upon certification.