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Current Region 4 ESC Solicitations​​

19-04 - Alternative Student/Customer Transportation

posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 due Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM CST

Click here to request a copy of this solicitation

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​Current University of California Solicitations

UC System-wide RFP – Audio Visual Goods and Services – Feb 4 2019

posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 due Thursday, March 21, 2019 by 11:59 PM PST

Click here to download event details from CalUSource(scroll down to locate specific RFP)


Solicitations ​​​In Evaluation

RFP 19-02 Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Anatomy Instructional Supplies & Services

Posted by Region 4 Education Service Center ("ESC") on Thursday, October 25, 2018. Response Due: Thursday, December 6, 2018 by 2:00 pm CST.
Pre-Proposal Conference: N/A

RFP 19-03 Office Supplies, Related Products and Services

Posted by Region 4 Education Service Center ("ESC") on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Response Due: Thursday, January 24, 2019 by 2:00 pm CST.
Pre-Proposal Conference: Tuesday, December 18, 2018

RFP 19-05 Educational School Supplies

Posted by Region 4 Education Service Center ("ESC") on Wednesday, December 5, 2018Response Due: Thursday, January 24, 2019 by 2:00 pm CST.
Pre-Proposal Conference: Tuesday, December 18, 2018

RFP 192051 Swimming Pool Supplies, Including Chemicals, Equipment, and Related Services & Materials

Posted by City of Tucson, AZ on Monday, December 17, 2018. Response Due: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by 4:00 pm local AZ time.
Pre-Proposal Conference: January 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm local AZ time.

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  2. The lead agency issues the solicitation and any required amendments and notifications‚ and conducts pre–proposal conferences/meetings.

  3. Interested suppliers respond to the solicitation.

  4. The lead agency evaluates the responses, negotiates the final terms and conditions and ultimately awards the master agreement.

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