Notice to Bidders: Buses and Vans
The Ohio Schools Council will receive sealed bus bids for approximately eighty-eight (88) 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 thirty-nine (39) 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, Thursday, April 19, 2018 (“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 No bid shall be permitted to be withdrawn without the express approval of the OSC, except as provided under the Ohio Revised Code.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 located and available for download on the website of the Ohio Schools Council at www.osconline.org under “legal notices,” and are on file and may be obtained on or after March 8, 2018 at the office of the Ohio Schools Council, 6393 Oak Tree Blvd., #377, Independence, Ohio 44131, (216) 447-3100 ext. 6103.
Ohio Schools Council
William J. Zelei, Executive Director
p.d. March 2, 2018