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With the CIESC Cooperative Bus Purchasing website, you can:
  • Create a detailed bus specification,
  • Compare prices from vendors in real-time,
  • And send purchase requests

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Expand your business through access to the educational markets of Central Indiana.
  • Provide confidential, sealed bids
  • Work directly with customers in creating specifications
  • Receive all purchase requests in the same format
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Key Dates for Fall 2013 Bus Bid

14-August-2013: Vendor bidding opens.

17-September-2013: Vendor bidding closes.

18-September-2013: Bid Opening 11am at the CIESC offices.

2-October-2013: Purchasing begins.

31-January-2014: Purchasing period closes


Key Dates for Spring 2014 Bus Bid

13-February-2014: Vendor bidding opens.

18-March-2014: Vendor bidding closes.

19-March-2014: Bid Opening 11am at the CIESC offices.

3-April-2014: Purchasing begins.

31-July-2014: Purchasing period closes


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.

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.

Simplify ordering

All the information you need – vendors, specifications, bids, and contacts – is available in one convenient package.

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.

Bus that fits your needs

All school bus manufacturers and bus styles are available.