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Current Region 4 ESC Solicitations​​

17-17 - Commercial Floor Coverings

posted on Thursday, September 07, 2017 due Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. Central Time

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Current Solicitations from other Lead Agencies

RFP 2018011 Information Technology Solutions & ​Services

Posted by City of Mesa, AZ on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Response Due: Monday, October 23, 2017 by 3:00 pm local AZ time. 

RFP 2018011 Solicitation Notice
RFP 2018011 Addendum #1

Solicitations ​​​In Evaluation


RFP 171695 Rental of Uniforms​, Floor Mats, Mops, and Towels and Related ​Services

Posted by City of Tucson, AZ on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Response Due: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 by 4:00 pm local AZ time. 


RFP 171717 Refuse and Recycling Container Solutions​ and Related Products, Equipment and Services

Posted by City of Tucson, AZ on Friday, June 23​, 2017. Response Due: Monday, July 24, 2017 by 4:00 pm local AZ time. 

RFP 17-12 Energy Performance Contracting Services

Posted by Region 4 Education Service Center on Wednesday, July 5​, 2017. Response Due: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 by 2:00 pm CDT. 


RFP 17-13 Security Services (Supplemental)

Posted by Region 4 Education Service Center on Monday, June 19, 2017. Response Due: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 by 2:00 pm CDT. 

RFP 17-14 Managed Print Solutions

Posted by Region 4 Education Service Center on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Response Due: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 by 2:00 pm CDT. 

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RFP 17-16 Modular Aluminum Walkway Systems

Posted by Region 4 Education Service Center on Monday, June 19​, 2017. Response Due: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 by 2:00 pm CDT. 

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