Phase I of the 2018-19 MSBO Bus Purchasing Program will open October 1, 2018. This program makes purchasing or leasing a bus extremely simple and smooth. All the bidding has been done for you; all you need to do is select your bus style and any options you’d like and then compare pricing among the participating dealers.
It’s not a sole source bid – districts can compare and choose among the bidding dealers who represent all the bus manufacturers: International, Blue Bird, and Thomas/Freightliner.
The program provides extensive flexibility and customization when purchasing buses. It retains your information so you can step away at any time and come right back to where you left off. It also keeps a history of all your purchases and allows for updating past buses with current pricing, keeping you from having to reenter all your data.
There is an extensive help menu with step by step instructions, dealer contact information, full base specifications and a list of all options. Conventional, Special Needs, Transit Rear Engine, Transit Front Engine, and A-II style buses are all offered.
MSBO provides this program to all districts for the low administrative fee of $125 per bus, not to exceed $1,250 in a given program phase.
Access the program here.
For questions or more information, contact Scott Little at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 517.327.2582