How it Works

Utilizing REMC SAVE contracts saves your district the time and money by bidding for you. REMC SAVE aggregates the purchasing volume statewide, resulting in lower prices.

FAQS
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Does REMC SAVE meet the legal requirement for competitive bidding?
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The legislation that established REMCs (Michigan Compiled Laws Act 451 Section 380.671), and State Board of Education Rules, enable REMCs to bid on behalf of local school districts and also provide local school districts with the authority to purchase using REMC contracts. All items are competitively bid by REMC SAVE and awarded by the REMC Association. https://www.remc.org/

Each district should check its local board policy to see if it allows them to use a cooperative bid process. If so, the REMC SAVE Bid meets this best practice for purchasing. 

 

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Who can Use REMC SAVE contracts?
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The following agencies are eligible to purchase using REMC SAVE contracts: PreK-12 Public, Charter (PSA) and Non-Public Schools, Community Colleges, Universities and Colleges, Public Libraries, Museums, State, County, and Local Government Agencies, Educational Non-profit Organizations and Health Care Facilities.

Personal purchases at awarded bid pricing are at the discretion of the vendors. 

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Who is REMC SAVE?
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REMC SAVE is a free service of the REMC Association for all Michigan schools. There are 3 staff of REMC SAVE, and they conduct all of the bids and maintain vendor contracts.  You can ask your local REMC Center questions. Find your local REMC Center by scrolling down the REMC SAVE home screen to view the map for your region or look up by zip code.  Your local REMC SAVE contact will always listen to any feedback you provide. 

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Do I need an account?
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No. Accounts are only required to use certain website features, including the shopping list and SPOT. If you wish to create an account at remcsave.org, click on “Register Today” in the upper right corner. If you already have an account, click on "Customer Login.

Once logged in, you can create shopping lists, evaluate vendors, complete product recommendation and access SPOT.

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How do I provide feedback?
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Your local REMC SAVE contact will always listen to any feedback you wish to provide. If you have feedback about the product, scroll down the home screen at remcsave.org and click 'View All Vendors' and you can complete a vendor evaluation form.

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Please provide your product recommendations by completing this form: https://www.remcsave.org/recommend 
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