The Ingham ISD Board of Education has approved the award of SMART products to AVI-SPL through December 31, 2013, effective immediately. This change is the result of the previous awarded vendor, Smart Ed Services, going out of business earlier this month. AVI-SPL was the next low bidder and has experience as a REMC vendor.
All of the SMART products and AVI-SPL’s contact information are now live at remcbids.org.
In a related matter, several districts have received collection notices regarding previous SMART purchases. We have no knowledge of any agencies having been authorized by the bankruptcy court to collect debts on behalf of Smart Ed Services. At least one district’s legal counsel advised the district not to make any payments without further information from the court. We encourage districts to use caution and seek legal advice if payment is requested on behalf of Smart Ed Services.
Effective immediately, Smart Ed Services is no longer in business. Smart Ed held the REMC contract for all SMART products for 2013. Do not send any orders or payments to Smart Ed. No outstanding orders will be filled.
As additional information becomes available, it will be released through your local REMC and on the REMC SAVE website.
The new remcbids.org website has all of the information customers need under the new customer tab! You will find the Vendor List, Print Catalogs, REMC contacts, Vendor Evaluation form, Product Recommendation form, Buying Guides etc. by clicking on “Customer” from the homepage.
The REMC $AVE Bid Project has launched a new Facebook page. We will be utilizing this page to communicate Project happenings on a regular basis. Please “like” us to stay up do date! https://www.facebook.com/mi.remc.savebid
The new REMC SAVE software contract launched July 1, 2012. There are new and expanded offerings in the area of security, anti-virus and mdm. Logisoft is the new Adobe reseller. CDWG continues to be the Microsoft reseller. Please check out all of the products and let us know what you think.
REMC’s paper pricing has decreased. Additionally, paper with awarded vendor, Central Michigan Paper, includes a 10% catalog discount on all other paper products. A new paper order form is available from Central Michigan Paper.
REMC $AVE is live on the REMCBID Channel at http://youtu.be/o4h-iOBJJlM ! Stay tuned – more topics to be posted soon!
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!
The personal purchase program for students and faculty for Microsoft products will be discontinued effective March 31, 2012. If you have students or faculty interested in making a personal purchase, they can do so online until March 31, 2012.
Save time and money with the REMC $AVE Bid! REMC $AVE bids contracts for supplies, software, equipment, furniture, learning management systems, video streaming, computers and network electronics. Play the $AVEOPLY game at MACUL (card in bag). Visit all participating REMC Vendors, get your card punched, drop it off at the $AVE Booth 413 to enter for a CHANCE to win a STATEWIDE $AVE CHEST prize.