Website Category Name Change

Some changes have been made to remcsave.org as we get ready to launch the new website! The categories under the main category bar have been consolidated and renamed.

Copy paper is now under a main category renamed “School and Office Supplies.” Networking technology is now under a renamed “Technology” category. Device charging and storage carts were moved from furniture to the new Technology category. Watch for more exciting changes as the new website gets closer to launch.

2018 REMC Device Purchasing Bid Forecast

2018 Device Purchasing Bid Forecast Window open January 22-February 9, 2018.   The SPOT Tool aggregates volume providing information to vendors. We strongly encourage districts to fill out the forecast in SPOT so that we can get the highest possible discounts from vendors.

Purchase window open April 18 through September 30, 2018.

 

Device Purchasing Items Still Available

Did you miss the Device Purchasing purchase window? Need to buy more devices? Many Device Purchasing items continue to be available through the 2014-2019 REMC SAVE computer contracts, which means you can continue to buy without going out to bid. The product lineup was refreshed October 1 to include the best-selling Device Purchasing items. Prices and resellers may have changed, however. For more information, visit http://www.remcbids.org/catalog/view/cat/1825/.

HP Extends Device Purchasing Prices

Did you miss the Device Purchasing purchase window? Need to buy more devices? Good news! HP and Inacomp have extended Device Purchasing prices on select HP products through November 1. The promotion is being offered through Inacomp’s 2014-2019 REMC SAVE computer contract, so you still don’t have to go out to bid. For details, visit http://www.remcbids.org/customer/listdocuments/id/11.

Star Rating System

REMC SAVE recently rolled out a product star rating system for contract items. Please to log in to submit a rating. The account menu in the upper right corner of each screen has been updated to allow easy management of ratings. Once an item has been rated the stars by that item will turn yellow and have the number of ratings next to it. Your peers are waiting for your ratings!

Come One, Come All! Device Purchasing Window Opens!

The purchasing window is open! This year there are 43 mobile and desktop devices along with related accessories and options available. For a spreadsheet of items available on this contract, click on  Device Purchasing Planning Spreadsheet (http://www.remcbids.org/customer/download/id/1250). The catalog is available at http://www.remcbids.org/catalog/view/cat/21444/.

All public school districts, public school academies, non-public K-12 schools, pre-school buildings, intermediate school districts, and Michigan public libraries are eligible to purchase off of the 2017 REMC Device Purchasing Bid Contract.

As many of you are aware, there are no incentive funds this year, but we still have the same great discounts as in the past. We are keeping our fingers crossed that legislature does provide incentive funding in future years!

For more information on setting up a SPOT account or making a purchase on SPOT, see the SPOT FAQs (http://www.remcbids.org/customer/download/id/1242).

Any questions should be sent to spot@remc.org.

Happy Shopping!

Got feedback? Your input is valuable to the $AVE Project!

Have a positive or negative business experience with a REMC Vendor? We want to hear from you! The vendor evaluations are reviewed as they come in and are used in making award decisions.

Work with a vendor currently not on REMC $AVE and think should be?  We want to hear from you! We want to work with vendors who understand working with K-12 schools.

Use a product or service that is not currently available on REMC $AVE and think should be?  We want to hear from you!  The product/service mix on REMC is based on contract item usage, trending, and input from YOU.

REMC $AVE has online forms to submit feedback to us – and we want to hear it!  Simply create a user login and goto the forms listed on our home landing page and let us know what you think. Your input is valuable to us!