Notice to Bidders: OSC Fall Bus Bid
September 19, 2019
The Ohio Schools Council will receive sealed bus bids for approximately forty-five (45) or more
school buses (conventional and transit, lift and non-lift, 35 passenger to 84 passenger capacity)
and vans (9 passenger capacity) on behalf of twenty-three (23) 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,
October 18, 2019 (“Bid Receipt Time and Date”). Bids will be publicly opened and recorded at
the OSC office immediately after the “Bid Receipt Time and Date”. No bid received after the
“Bid Receipt Time and Date” shall be accepted. Bids shall be firm for sixty days (60) 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 No bid shall be permitted to be withdrawn without the express approval of the OSC,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 and vans 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 available by clicking here, and are on file and
may be obtained on or after September 18, 2019 at the office of the Ohio Schools Council, 6393
Oak Tree Blvd., #377, Independence, Ohio 44131, (216) 447-3100 ext. 6101.
Ohio Schools Council
William J. Zelei, Executive Director
p.d./t.b. September 20, 2019