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    HOW TO SUBMIT COMPETITIVE BIDS/ PROPOSALS

    Each invitiation to bid is posted on our website and can be found under the section titled "Current Solicitations". 

     

    All formal bids and proposals must be signed by an authorized employee of the submitting company; and must be received, in a sealed envelope, by Purchasing at the following location prior to the due date and time noted on the bid or proposal:

        Anoka-Hennepin ISD11
        Educational Service Center

        Attn: Tiffany Audette, Purchasing Manager

        2727 North Ferry Street, Entrance 1

        Anoka, MN 55303

     

    The District will not accept faxed, emailed or late bids or proposals.

     

    For formal bids, vendors are welcome to attend the bid opening. All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The final bid tabulation is available upon request. All bids received after the time stated will not be considered. The bidder assumes the risk of any delay in the mail or on the handling of mail by employees of the school district.

     

    In the event of any conflict between this posting and the terms and conditions of the solicitation document(s), the terms and conditions of the solicitation document(s) shall apply.

     

    Building Closure:

    In the event of a unforeseen closure at the Anoka-Hennepin School District site, that is designated in the solicitation for the receipt and opening of bids and/or proposals, at the date and time of the scheduled opening, the Procurement Department postpones the receipt and opening of bids and/or proposals as scheduled. The due date and time, specified for the receipt of bids and/or proposals is deemed to be extended, to the same time of day specified in the solicitation and on the first subsequent operational business day, unless otherwise amended prior to the due date and time.

     

    Questions:

    All questions pertaining to bid specifications must be presented in writing to PurchQuotes@ahschools.us by the date and time indicated in the solicitiation documents. This ensures that all questions can be addressed in a fair and transparent manner with all answers provided to interested bidders.

     

    Substitutions:

    The use of approved manufacturer, brand and/or catalog description in specifying any item does not restrict vendors to that manufacturer, brand or catalog description identification. This is used simply to indicate the character, quality, or performance equivalence of the commodity desired, and the commodity on which bids are submitted must be of such character, quality, or equivalence that it will serve the purpose for which it is to be used equally well as that specified, and be acceptable to the using department.

     

    All substitution requests must be submitted during the question period indicated on the solicitation for review. A complete description of the proposed substitution including packing and shipping quantities and color samples for the manufacturer which it is to be substituted must be included in the substitution requests. All subsitutions must meet or exceed the specifications.

     

    Prior to shipping goods or providing services, the awarded Vendor(s) will receive a Purchase Order or will be required to execute some other form of a formal Contract.

     

    Goods shipped or services performed prior to a District issued Purchase Order or an executed (fully signed) Contract will be considered a donation.

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    Questions and/or Determination Inquiries

    If you have questions regarding the solicitation process, or if you would like to request information regarding the results and/or determinations of any Bids, Proposals or Quotes please submit a written request to our District Buyers at PurchQuotes@ahschools.us

    We know your time is valuable and we ask that you please allow 2-4 business days to receive a response to your request.