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Bus/Vehicle Purchasing and GPS Systems

Bus Purchasing Update
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the bus vendors requested to extend the deadline for the OSC Bus Bids. Therefore, the bid deadline has been extended to Tuesday, May 5, 2020 and the bus bids and bid summary documents will be distributed to districts by May 11.

Districts interested in purchasing a bus before May should contact, Kelly Rocco at krocco@osconline.org for a copy of the October 18, 2019 bids. These bus bids are valid until the May 5, 2020 bid opening.

Districts that were awarded money by ODE for the School Bus Purchasing Program were notified on March 20 and should upload the acceptance assurance page and a board approved document that your district is going to accept the funding and use it towards a purchase or lease to purchase option by the May 20 deadline. The Bus Quote can be uploaded at a later date. A receipt of the purchase will be required to be uploaded by September 30, 2021.

Questions about bus bids or purchases, contact Kelly Rocco at 216-447-3100, ext. 6101.


 

BUS PURCHASING PROGRAM

Annually, school districts purchase over 100 buses through the OSC Bus Purchasing Program. Semi-annually, in the spring and fall, the OSC develops specifications, advertises, bids and analyzes bus and vehicle bids for school districts.  Districts select and award bids based upon their specific needs. The OSC Bus Purchasing Program provides its members with savings of up to $1,500 per unit purchased, not to mention the savings in administrative time and the cost of legal notices. OSC committee members develop the specifications, and the OSC places the legal advertisement, opens the bids and provides each district with an individualized school bus/school vehicle bid summary, ready for board action.

 

 


Education Logistics, Inc. (Edulog) has more than 40 years of experience in pupil transportation. Our complete school transportation management software and services continue to set new standards with innovative technology and easy-to-use applications. Integrated telematics tracking systems and parent-facing apps improve safety by keeping school staff and parents informed and aware. Edulog’s Consulting Services Division understands the complexities and budget constraints your department faces on a daily basis. Let our experts find hidden efficiencies in your transportation system that produce big savings with data-backed solutions. DOWNLOAD FLYER.

For more information, contact Sara Mihailovich at smihailovich@edulog.com or (406) 728-0893. 


Tyler Technologies has been working with Transportation Directors, Business Managers, and Superintendents at school districts to help enhance safety, efficiency, and transparency of their transportation operations for over 30 years. Tyler Technologies offers the only single source platform on the market, meaning they address all of the key elements of school transportation: automated field trips, fleet management, GPS asset tracking, student tracking, and more. By providing software systems that give school transportation officials access to the data they need – such as stop location, student time spent on the bus, each student’s assigned school and vehicle mechanics — Tyler Technologies’ student transportation management software helps districts effectively manage students’ transportation, ultimately helping to ensure student safety. Tyler has focused its domain expertise toward the sole purpose of providing the most intuitive, most innovative and most efficient school transportation management software solution to school districts of all sizes across the country. Tyler Technologies is the only company offering a complete student transportation management software solution, one that can help districts improve every aspect of the transportation process — or focus on just one piece. Each installation is customized to fit the district’s unique needs and clients have access to our world-class support services.

For more information, contact Daniel Kinsley at Daniel.Kinsley@tylertech.com
or 800.433.5530 ext. 131930.


Need to keep track of your new bus? We have a program for that, too! Our partners at Zonar can provide GPS units for school buses and other district vehicles to help locate vehicles in real time, track routes, monitor timing of routes and more!

Zonar’s V3 GPS tracking device leads the industry with “high-resolution GPS” data that not only shows the current location of all of your vehicles, but their entire path for every single trip, with all vehicle activity – start, stop, idle, braking, harsh braking, and accessory use – tracked and pinpointed on a map. All GPS data is stored for a full year. All Zonar data is also available via API, for integration with your preferred routing application, maintenance software, accounting system, payroll software, etc. Through the Zonar Connect Android tablet and EVIR inspection technology, drivers can perform fully electronic verified inspections (the only system in the USA that can!), provide accurate student ridership counts, get turn by turn driving directions, complete and file electronic forms and provide electronic driver timecard data. For Student Tracking, Zonar provides the Z Pass, which provides administrators with detailed student ridership information. This information can be used to help find lost students, measure the efficiency of bus routes, and file for Medicaid reimbursements.

For more information, contact James Fantich at james.fantich@zonarsystems.com or (877) 843-3847.

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