6393 Oak Tree Blvd., Suite 377 Independence, Ohio 44131 •  Phone: 216.447.3100 or 800.264.1326  Fax: 216.447.1606
Welcome to Ohio Schools Council
The Ohio Schools Council (OSC) is a consortium of 200 school districts, educational service centers, joint vocational districts and Developmental Disabilities boards in 34 northern Ohio counties. Ohio Schools Council exists for the purpose of obtaining top quality products and services at the most competitive price through cooperative purchasing. In short, $aving $chools dollar$.

Ohio Schools Council offers group purchasing programs in the areas of electricity, natural gas, insurance, commodities, and a host of other goods and services.

Formed in 1986 under Ohio Revised Code Section 167 as a regional council of governments by 53 school districts, Ohio Schools Council is managed by a governing board of nine superintendents from member districts.

Notice to Bidders

Sealed Bids will be received by the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA) on behalf of the members of the META Solutions, Ohio’s Mid-Eastern Regional Educational Services Agency, Ohio Schools Council, Southeastern Ohio Voluntary Education Cooperative, Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council, Stark Co. Schools Council of Governments, Unified Purchasing Cooperative which compose the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) and are members of the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA) until:

1:30 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, October 7, 2015

For: Catalog Bids: 016-A. Facilities Management Software, 016-B. Kitchen Equipment and Supplies, 016-C. Digital Resources, 016-D. Maintenance, Repair & Operations Catalog, 016-E. Musical Instruments.

For: Construction Related Bids: 016-F. Athletic Surfaces-Hardwood Flooring, 016-G. Athletic Surfaces-Synthetic Turf, 016-H. Athletic Surfaces-Tracks & Courts, 016-I. Scoreboards & Marquis Signage.

Each bid package consists of three or more parts:

           Part A – Notice to Bidders, Bid Procedures and Terms and Conditions
           Part B –  Commodity Specifications
           Part C –  Bid Forms

           Part D - G  – Additional Bid Forms if required (varies by commodity)


All bids shall be submitted to Oakland Schools, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328-2736, in a sealed envelope marked “SEALED BID AEPA #016” on the front of the envelope.  Note that Bidders must be able to provide their proposed products and services in up to 26 states including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.


Bid documents can be downloaded after registering by following the link from the web at www.aepacoop.org.  AEPA and/or the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) reserve the right to reject any or all bids in whole or in part; to waive any formalities or irregularities in any bids, and to accept the bids, which in its discretion, within state law, are for the best interest of the Ohio Council of Educational Purchasing Consortia (OCEPC) and/or other AEPA Member Agencies and/or their Participating Entities.  Bids will be opened and publicly read immediately following the deadline.


                                                               Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council

                                                                Steffney O’Bryan, Fiscal Officer

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6393 Oak Tree Blvd., Suite 377 Independence, Ohio 44131 •  Phone: 216.447.3100 or 800.264.1326  Fax: 216.447.1606
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