Mr. Calvin Sandeen, Broadband Project Coordinator, Sonoma County Economic Development Board, stated that the Sonoma County Economic Development Board will acquire Consulting Services for a Municipal Broadband Business Plan. The Board is looking to acquire a consultant to develop a cohesive plan for the costs and requirements of the Broadband Technology effort (CJIS GROUP #88191). Mr. Sandeen also stated that the Board is currently in discussions with Magellan Advisors for potential contract negotiation, based on their response the staff will discuss alternative options. It will all depend on the scope of work and consultant costs to complete, as well as competitive RFP bidding requirements. The Board currently has grant funds available to spend on implementing the work plan they were awarded funding for from the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC), which includes creating a Municipal Business Plan; and they are exploring their options for consultants to complete the work.