Legal Notices

August 11, 2017

Notice to Bidders
AEPA IFB#018

Sealed Bids will be received by the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA) on behalf of the members of META Solutions, Ohio’s Mid-Eastern Regional Educational Services Agency, Ohio Schools Council, Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council, Stark Co. Schools Council of Governments and 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. EST, Monday, October 9, 2017

For Catalog Bids: 018-A Technology Catalog; 018-B LED Lighting; 018-C Athletic Equipment and Supplies;  018-D Furniture; and 018-E Maintenance, Repair & Operations (MRO). 

Each bid package consists of multiple parts:

                Part A –Terms and Conditions

                Part B – Specifications

                Part C – Member Agency (State) Terms and Conditions              

                Bid Proposal Checklist

                Forms A – F

All bids shall be submitted online via Public Purchase by the due date and time listed above. 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.

AEPA bid documents can be downloaded after registering, at no cost, on Public Purchase at www.publicpurchase.com.  AEPA and/or the respective Member Agencies 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 any of the AEPA Member Agencies and/or their Participating Entities. Bids will be opened and an opening record will be posted to Public Purchase.  Bids will be publicly opened at 1:30 PM EST on October 9, 2017, at Oakland Schools, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI.

Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council
Stephanie Zinger, Fiscal Officer
PD: 08/24/17 & 08/31/17


September 27, 2017

Notice to Bidders
School Bus Bids

Sealed proposals will be received for approximately thirty-one (31) or more school buses by the Ohio Schools Council on behalf of fourteen (14) or more School Boards of Education who are members of the Ohio Schools Council (OSC) or Unified Purchasing Cooperative (UPC) at the office of the OSC Executive Director, 6393 Oak Tree Blvd., #377, Independence, Ohio 44131 until 10:00 a.m. EST, Thursday, October 19, 2017, and will be publicly opened and recorded thereafter. No bid shall be permitted to be withdrawn without the express approval of the OSC except as provided under the Ohio Revised Code and said bid shall be firm for sixty days (60) from date received.  All bids and OSC Cooperative School Bus Purchasing Program Committee evaluations will be sent to each participating member Boards of Education that will then review and accept or reject their desired bids.

Separate and independent bids will be received by the Ohio Schools Council with respect to the integrated units and will state that the buses, when assembled and prior to delivery, shall comply with all participating member school district specifications, all safety regulations and current Ohio minimum standards for school bus construction as per the Department of Education adopted by and with the consent of the Director of Highway Safety pursuant to section 4511.01 of the Ohio Revised Code and all other pertinent provisions of law for the following school bus chassis and bodies:

Instructions to bidders and specifications for the above bus units are on file and may be obtained on or after September 7, 2017 at the office of the Ohio Schools Council, 6393 Oak Tree Blvd., #377, Independence, Ohio  44131 (216) 447-3100 ext. 6103 on behalf of the Boards of Education of the participating member school districts.  A bid bond of one hundred percent (100%), or a certified check in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the combined base bid plus additive alternatives made out in the name of each participating Board of Education, is required with all bids.  The bid bond or certified check shall be submitted to and retained by the OSC.

The OSC, UPC and participating member Boards of Education reserve the right to accept or reject any and all bids. Each participating member Board of Education shall accept or reject and contract directly with the School Bus Chassis and Body supplier as per specifications as provided and selected by said member Board of Education.

The Cooperative School Bus Purchasing Program of the Ohio Schools Council is a voluntary organization of school districts, municipalities and other non-profit organizations.  The Council functions under its own stated procedures and general conditions for securing competitive quotations on products to be purchased by its members.

Ohio Schools Council
William Zelei, Executive Director
p.d./t.b. Sept. 8 and 15, 2017