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Notice to Bidders

Sealed Bids will be received by the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA) on behalf of its Member Agencies including Montana Cooperative Services (MCS) until:

1:30 p.m. EST, Monday, September 16, 2019

 For Bids: 020-A Natural and Synthetic Surfaces for Sport Fields, Tracks, Courts, Playground and Landscaping Applications, 020-B Carpet & Resilient Flooring, 020-C Digital Resources & Instructional Materials, 020-D Facility Management Software, 020-E Lawn & Groundskeeping Equipment, Supplies & Services, 020-F Digital Display Solutions, and 020-G Vehicles – Cars, SUVs, Crossovers, Light Duty Trucks, Vans, Police and Public Safety.

 All bids shall be submitted online via Public Purchase by the due date and time listed above. Note that Bidders must be able to provide their proposed products and services in up to 28 states including Montana.

AEPA/MCS bid documents can be downloaded after registering, at no cost, on Public Purchase at www.publicpurchase.com.  AEPA and MCS reserve the right to reject any or all bids in whole or in part; to waive any formalities or irregularities in any bids, and to accept the bids, which in its discretion, within state law, are for the best interest of any of the AEPA Member Agencies and/or their Participating Entities. Bids will be opened and an opening record will be posted to Public Purchase. Bids will be publicly opened at 1:30 PM EST on September 16, 2019, at Oakland Schools, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328.


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Expanded Purchasing Options for Montana Schools in 2019!

New Vendor Contracts Signed and Dozens of Current Contracts Expanded

Our consortium of 27 states (AEPA) has pproved new contracts and expand dozens of current vendor agreements in 2019.  To view the full list click on “Vendor Contact Info” 


Montana Cooperative Services LogoMCS Food Services Program

The MCS Food Services Program is now the largest provider of products and services specifically designed for schools across the great State of Montana!  If your school is still not a member of MCS, we encourage you to give us a call and get a quote on how much your school could be saving through our program.

Benefits of the MCS Purchasing Program

  • Volume counts! The combined purchasing power of MCS working with 25 other states and serving over 27 million students creates substantial discounts on products and services.
  • Convenient ordering! Purchase directly from the companies and order only what you need when you need it.
  • Favorite brands—excellent quality! You’ll find your favorite brands all at lower prices. Quality is guaranteed, as every product in the program meets strict content and pricing criteria.
  • Satisfies bid requirements!

MCS…27 states bidding nationally together with contracts awarded locally here in Montana!