Sylvania Schools | Bradley J. Rieger Building | 4747 N. Holland Sylvania Road | Sylvania, Ohio 43560

phone 419-824-8500

The Office of

Transportation

BUS BID LEGAL NOTICE

Sealed bids will be received by Sylvania Schools, 4747 North Holland Sylvania Road, Sylvania, Ohio 43560, until 9:00 a.m. on July 6, 2017 and at that time opened at the Zimpher Conference Room as provided by Section 3313.46 of the Ohio Revised Code of the State of Ohio for one or more 2018 or newer 72 passenger conventional style busses according to the specifications of said Board of Education. The bids will state that the bus when assembled and prior to delivery comply with all Board of Education specifications, all safety regulations and current Ohio Minimum Standards for School Bus Contraction of the Ohio Department of Education adopted by and with consent of the Director of Highway Safety pursuant to Section 4511.76 of Ohio Revised Code and all other pertinent provisions of law.

Legal Notice and instructions to bidders are available on the district’s website www.sylvaniaschools.org or by calling the Office of the Treasurer/CFO, Sylvania Schools at 419-824-8520.

The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Lisa Shanks, Treasurer

Sylvania Schools

4747 North Holland Sylvania Road

Sylvania, Ohio 43560

Publishing Date:

June 16, 2017


INSTRUCTIONS AND CONDITIONS FOR SUBMITTING SCHOOL BUS BIDS

The name and address of the bidder and the date of opening must be shown on the envelope containing the bid.
All prices must be firm until delivery.  Check your bid carefully because it cannot be corrected after the bids are opened.  Bidders must deliver at prices quoted even if prices are in error.  Bids must be firm for 90 days from date of opening.

Federal and state taxes should not be included.

Quotations must be F.O.B. destination.

  1. The name and address of the bidder and the date of opening must be shown on the envelope containing the bid.
  2. All prices must be firm until delivery.  Check your bid carefully because it cannot be corrected after the bids are opened.  Bidders must deliver at prices quoted even if prices are in error.  Bids must be firm for 90 days from date of opening.
  3. Federal and state taxes should not be included.
  4. Quotations must be F.O.B. destination.
  5. The purchaser may accept or reject any or all bids.  The purchaser may waive defects in the form of the bid when no prejudice will result to the rights of any bidder or the public.
  6. Bidders shall accompany their bids with a delinquent personal property tax affidavit, a bid bond, or a certified check/cashier’s check made payable to the Board of Education, Sylvania Schools, in the amount of 10% of the bid submitted.

BUS BID SPECIFICATIONS

Please find the specifications in the link that follows: Bus Specifications Link


BUSSES FOR TRADE IN CONSIDERATION 

Bus 17

Bus 22

Bus 36

Bus 45

Bus 64

Bus 74

Bus 84

Bus 87

Bus 94

The busses may be inspected prior to bidding at the following address:

Sylvania Schools Transportation Department

7400 Cougar Lane

Sylvania, Ohio 43560

Contact: B.J. Dickerson 419-824-8686



 

Welcome to the Transportation Department

Our goal is to safely and efficiently transport over 8,000 students to 35 area schools in the Sylvania and Greater Toledo area. Over the summer months, we thoroughly clean and inspect over 100 buses in our fleet so they are ready for students in August.

 

All bus drivers are CDL certified and undergo additional testing on a yearly basis. But it is important that students know and follow bus rules at all times while on the bus to and from school, sporting and extracurricular events. Bus drivers are required to fill out a misconduct form on any student(s) not following the bus rules. Please take the time to go through the Transportation Booklet with your child(ren). (Full transportation booklet)

To provide parents with transportation options, please download and complete this form. 

Bus Release form 1. Mail or fax the completed form to the Transportation office (noted on the bottom of the form).  

2. Please also complete the Transportation Registration Form.

Transportation Registration Form

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Transportation Department at 419-824-8686.

 



School Delay/Closing Information:
     Call the Information Hotline: 419-824-8696
     Check the District website or Facebook page: www.sylvaniaschools.org / Facebook page 
     Sign up for delay/closing information notices: www.cancellations.com
     Tune into any of the following TV stations and/or websites:
         WTOL-11    WTVG-13    WNWO-24    FOX-36
     Tune into any of the local radio/internet programs  
 

Message for students:

      1. Never cross close to the front of the bus – make sure the driver can see you.

      2. Never pick up anything you drop close to or under the bus – ask the driver what to do.

      3. Never run after a bus or bang on the side.

      4. If you must cross the street in front of the bus, follow the driver’s directions, and stop and

           look before you cross.

      5. Never run across a street, it’s better to miss the bus than rush and risk being hit by a car.

      6. Stay away from the rear and sides of the bus – always be in a safe place where the

         driver can see you.

 

Message for the motoring public

     1. Never pass a school bus when its stop lights are flashing.

     2. Be extra vigilant around school hours – assume a child might run out at any moment.

     3. Be courteous to school buses, give them room and let them change lanes when they need to.