CollegeBuys facilitates the purchase of campus-wide licenses for a variety of software such as Microsoft and Adobe, allowing California Community Colleges to achieve savings through established discounts and eliminating the need to purchase additional licenses or track deployment. ComputerLand’s comprehensive license management service applies to Microsoft Select Agreements and Adobe CLP Licensing. Esri offers an unlimited Educational Site License for Geographic Information System (GIS) software at a reduced annual rate to all California community colleges.
Technology in the Classroom
CollegeBuys provides a breadth of technology offerings that are intended to enhance learning. Through CurricUNET, Governet completely automates the curriculum process— including planning, approving, and publishing. LiveScribe offers SmartPens that allow students and faculty to record lectures. For control and management of audio/visual systems, Utelogy offers a pure software solution that leverages existing equipment in the classroom, enabling instructors to have complete authority over their classroom presentations via one-touch activation.
Procurement Solutions and Contract Management
Through FedBid and PlanetBids, community college districts can manage a breadth of procurements below and above the bid threshold. FedBid is a managed marketplace solution for securing items below bid threshold competitively and within a short timeframe. PlanetBids provides a streamlined bidding process and a modular suite of e-Procurement solutions, allowing users to manage insurance certifications, conduct RFP evaluations, and access up-to-date vendor information. iContracts Universal Contract Manager helps institutions manage contract requests, approvals, red-lines, supporting documents, milestones, reminders, activities, reporting, and archiving.