COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P. O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 35

March 7, 2003


INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

School Bus Contracts

 

The Department of Education is pleased to announce that the Division of Purchases and Supply has released the new school bus contracts. The contracts are for Thomas, Bluebird with International Chassis, and International Chassis (IC) buses. This information is on the vehicle contract website located at: http://159.169.222.200/dps/VehicleContracts/ContractFiles/2003 School Bus.htm

 

This year, the contracts feature:

 

1.              Type C Conventional, Type D Engine Front, and Type D Engine Rear buses.

2.              Provisions for volume discounts for large orders. The volume discounts apply to the base price of the bus, but not the options. The volume for purposes of the discount is based on the number of buses ordered for a given type of bus regardless of the passenger size.

3.              Localities can combine their orders so that they can achieve volume discounts.

4.              Orders must be for a complete bus no more separate chassis and body contracts.

 

Any questions concerning these contracts should be addressed to Joe Dagra, fleet contract officer, Division of Purchases and Supply, at (804) 786-3858.

 

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