Phase II of the 2017-18 MSBO Bus Purchasing Program opens March 1 and continues through July 31, 2018. This program makes bidding and ordering buses extremely simple and smooth. The bidding has been accomplished for you; all that is left is to “build” the bus desired and compare pricing from the bidding dealers.
The program provides extensive flexibility, allowing you to customize your bus to fit your district’s needs. It automatically keeps a running subtotal of all dealer prices as you select various options.
It is not a sole source bid process. Districts can compare and choose among three participating dealers, who represent International, Blue Bird, and Thomas/Freightliner. The program offers an extensive help menu listing instructions, dealer contact information, base specifications and options. Conventional, Special Needs, Transit Rear Engine, Transit Front Engine, and A-II style buses are all offered in the program.
MSBO continues to keep the administrative fee low at $125 per bus, with a maximum of $1,250 per district.
For questions or assistance, contact Scott Little at 517.327.2582 or Whitney Haughey at 517.327.5933.