Due to volatility in the supply chain, manufacturers are unable to maintain pricing for an extended amount of time. It is the responsibility of the awarded vendors to keep the ordering entity aware of any cost changes PRIOR to acceptance of order. It is the BUYER’S responsibility to contact the vendor prior to requesting districts board approval before purchasing any bus through this program.
Spring 2023 Bus Bid
1-February-2023: Vendor bidding opens.
7-March-2023: Bid Opening 11am via Zoom
30-March-2023: Purchasing begins.
31-July-2023: Please get your specifications started.
11-September-2023: Purchasing period closes.
Fall 2023 Bus Bid
4-August-2023: Vendor bidding opens.
12-September-2023: Vendor bidding closes.
12-September-2023: Bid Opening 11am at the CIESC offices.
1-October-2023: Purchasing begins.
31-January-2024: Please get your specifications started.
7-March-2024: Purchasing period closes.
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Bus Purchasing With cooperation from school bus vendors, the CIESC designed a web based bus purchasing program in which all Indiana school districts can take advantage of group purchasing, regardless of the size of their order. A district ordering one bus gets the same price as a district ordering 20 buses. This program will save you time when ordering new buses.
Simplify ordering All the information you need - vendors, specifications, bids, and contacts - is available in one convenient package.
Bus that fits your needs All school bus manufacturers and bus styles are available.
Accuracy in ordering Every order is reviewed to make sure you're getting what you want at the right price, and your order is discussed with you if there are any questions.
Save money Ordering in quantity always saves money, even when it comes to buses. When many schools order through one program, vendors can offer better prices.