Notice to Bidders: Fall 2021 OSC Bus and Van Bid

The Ohio Schools Council will receive sealed bus bids for approximately one hundred fifteen (115) or more school buses (conventional and transit, lift and non-lift, Type A, 35 passenger to 84 passenger capacity) and vans (9 passenger capacity) on behalf of thirty-six (36) 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, Monday, November 1, 2021 (“Bid Receipt Time and Date”).  Bids will be publicly opened and recorded by Zoom Meeting and in-person at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 1, 2021.  No bid received after the “Bid Receipt Time and Date; “Monday, November 1, 2021; 10:00 a.m.” 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  No bid shall be permitted to be withdrawn without the express approval of the OSC, except as provided under the Ohio Revised Code.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

Ohio Schools Council

William J. Zelei, Executive Director

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