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Web Conferencing Software and Services
Overview
Overview
The Oregon State Procurement Office has entered into a Statewide Price Agreement (“PA”) with iLinc Communications, Inc., under which State and local government organizations ("Authorized Purchasers" or “AP”) can purchase Web Conferencing Software and Services.  iLinc is a well-documented leader in offering enterprise-class Web, video and audio conferencing software via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) rental model, or a traditional software purchase model with the option of hosting by iLinc or an on-premise installation. 
 
The company’s products possess all the general attributes expected in this market space, as well as certain very desirable proprietary features such as the patented “Green Meter.”  The Green Meter is an automatic calculator inside the iLinc Web conferencing software that tracks CO2, cost, and travel reductions accrued by meeting online rather than traveling.
 
 

 
                               www.iLinc.com

 

 
Use of iLinc Price Agreement
 
 
Authorized Purchasers who already have an investment in iLinc products may access the new price agreement through a simple purchase order process.  Authorized purchasers who do not have an existing investment in iLinc products may access the contract through one of the following means depending upon the $ value of the planned purchase:
  1. $5,000 or less:  follow a simple purchase order process,
  2. $5,000+ up to $75,000:  complete a brand name justification or conduct a “best value” analysis and document it in the contract file, or
  3. $75,000+:  conduct an informal RFP process publicly noticed for at least 7 days.
    Regardless of the $ value of iLinc products and services purchased, if an Authorized Purchaser makes that acquisition through a brand name justification or an informal RFP process, then it may use a simple purchase order process for any future purchases of iLinc products and services.
  • PowerPoint Presentations regarding iLinc PA Us
 
 

 
iLinc Price Agreement Forum
The ​Chief Information Office (CIO) and the State Procurement Office hosted an informational forum on November 13, 2009, concerning the purpose, use and vision of the iLinc Price Agreement.  During the forum, Representatives from iLinc provided information about the company, its broad base of private sector and public sector clients, and its full line of acclaimed Web Conferencing-related products and services – punctuated with a live product demonstration. 

 
iLinc Scheduling & Training
 
To see what time slots are currently available AND request your session(s), please access the iLincOregon calendar and request form at: https://govspace.oregon.gov/community/forall/ilearnoregon/ilinc
 
  • For training resources, the iLincOregon curriculum is available in iLearnOregon. It is titled DAS - Leading an iLincOregon Session. You may also visit http://www.ilinc.com/training  
  • If you have any questions about setting up your iLincOregon sessions, we encourage you to contact iLinc Communications directly at ilincoregon@ilinc.com 
 

 
DAS Contact Information
 
For more information or questions regarding Statewide iLinc PA, please contact:
 
Nicholas Betsacon
DAS Chief Information Office (CIO)
IT Investment and Planning 
Phone: 503-378-3052
nicholas.betsacon@state.or.us
 
iLinc Contact Information
For more information or questions regarding iLinc products and services available under the Statewide iLinc PA, please contact:
 
Bill Casale 
Account Manager, Public Sector
iLinc Communications
2999 North 44th Street, Suite 650
Phoenix, AZ 85018
P: 602-718-1560
F: 602-952-0544  
bcasale@ilinc.com
 
 

 
Audio & Video Conferencing
 
Since June of 2009 DAS Operations Technology Support Center, the Chief Information Office (CIO), the State Data Center (SDC) have been working to transition the Audio and Video services to either an outsource provider or another agency offering these critical services.  In November 2010, stakeholders agreed to transition to the Managed Communications Services through Oregon State University. 
 
The transition of service delivery responsibility for Audio and Video Conferencing Services from DAS Operations TSC to OSU Managed Communications Services (MCS) was successfully completed on 12/31/2010. 
 
For more information about Audio & Video conferencing services, please visit:
 
http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/OP/tsc_video.shtml 
 
If you have questions regarding the transition or need assistance at any time, please don’t hesitate to contact Peter Sander (OSU Managed Communications Services). 
 
Peter Sander
Manager of Managed Communications 
Phone: 541-713-3330
Email - peter.sander@oregonstate.edu