Notice to Bidders: 2023 OSC Fall Bus Bid


The Ohio Schools Council will receive sealed bids for approximately sixty-six (66) or more school
buses (conventional and transit, lift and non-lift, Type A, 35 passenger to 84 passenger capacity)
and forty (40) vans (9 passenger capacity) and trucks on behalf of forty-three (43) or more
School District Boards of Education who are members of the Ohio Schools Council (OSC),
Trumbull County Educational Service Center 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, Friday, November 3, 2023 (“Bid Receipt Time and Date”).  Bids will be
publicly opened and recorded by Zoom Meeting and in-person at 10:10 a.m. on Friday,
November 3, 2023.  No bid received after the “Bid Receipt Time and Date; “Friday, November 3,
2023; 10:00 a.m. EST” shall be accepted.  Bids shall be firm for seventy-five days (75) from date
received.  No bid shall be permitted to be withdrawn without the express approval of the OSC,
except as provided under the Ohio Revised Code.

Buses, vans, and trucks must meet 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.  The OSC, Trumbull County Educational Service
Center, UPC, and participating Boards of Education reserve the right to accept or reject any and
all bids.

Instructions to bidders and specifications are located and available by clicking here.

Ohio Schools Council
William J. Zelei, Executive Director

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