CIESC Cooperative Purchasing

Fall 2015 Bus Bid

12-August-2015: Vendor bidding opens.
15-September-2015: Vendor bidding closes.
16-September-2015: Bid Opening 11am at the CIESC offices.
1-October-2015: Purchasing begins.
31-January-2016: Purchasing period closes

Spring 2016 Bus Bid

10-February-2016: Vendor bidding opens.
15-March-2016: Vendor bidding closes.
16-March-2016: Bid Opening 11am at the CIESC offices.
1-April-2016: Purchasing begins. 
31-July-2016: Purchasing period closes

Take the work out of bus buying.

Use our unusually simple process for this complex task to save time and money.

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Statewide purchasing program

We are a buying cooperative of 24 school districts. Many of our bids are also available to the entire state of Indiana. Purchase or sell goods other than school busses?

Capital Goods

Procurement Categories

  • Computers
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Copy paper
  • Waste management
  • Custodial products
  • Office and classroom supplies
  • Food services
  • School buses
  • Petroleum
  • And more

Streamline the bidding process

Re-use previous years' bids, and our wizard directs you to any changes. Fully compliant with state government board of accounts audit requirements.

Secure, sealed bidding
All bid info available online
Well-defined bid process

Save time on bid preparation

No more spreadsheets! All responses are fully secure. Our bidding platform helps you put your best foot forward on multiple types of bid events.

Bundle Pricing
Reverse Auction

Cooperative 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.

Buy with us today!