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Spring 2016 Purchasing Info

2016 Bid Purchasing Info

The Device Purchasing Window is open as of 4/20/16!

All public, public school academies and non-public K-12 and pre-school buildings, districts, intermediate school districts and Michigan public libraries are eligible to purchase from the 2016 TRIG Bid Contract. 

There are 51 devices and related accessories and upgrades available this year. To view the catalog, go to the TRIG Catalog in SPOT and select one of the categories on the left to view the items. You can also use the subcategories to narrow down the list. A spreadsheet of the catalog items (last updated 8/1/2016) has also been created for your convenience. This spreadsheet contains information about all awarded items including devices, accessories and upgrades. The accessories and upgrades are listed under the device to which they are related. 

For 2016 MDE has provided more incentive funding than ever -- $9,000,000! If purchase quantities are similar to 2015, the incentives are ESTIMATED to be $58 per mobile device and $29 per desktop. Remember that incentives are only available on purchases made by K-12 public school districts and ISDs and public school academies by 11:59 PM on 8/15/2016. Non-public schools, pre-schools and public libraries may purchase at a discount, but they are not eligible for incentives. The discounts will continue to be available for all schools (without incentives) through 10/15/2016. The actual incentive amounts will be based on the total number of devices purchased through 8/15/2016 and will not be calculated until October or November 2016 after final vendor reports are submitted and purchasing districts verify their purchase quantities. If you are using the estimated device incentives for budgeting purposes, we strongly recommend that you estimate very CONSERVATIVELY.

In order to qualify for the incentives:

  1. You must have a SPOT account on the REMC SAVE Bid Project website. If you need instructions on setting up an account, go to How to Register.
  2. Orders must be placed by uploading a Purchase Order in SPOT. For information on purchasing via SPOT, go to How to Purchase.
  3. NEW IN 2016! You must verify the number of devices purchased through SPOT. More information coming soon on this requirement.

In addition to the great discounts, several vendors are also offering value-adds ranging from professional development to personal purchase programs to onsite spares. Click to see a summary of the value-adds offered by each awarded vendor. (Note: The professional development based on the number of devices purchased will be aggregated and the TRIG PD Coordinator will manage the distribution and scheduling of the professional development.) 

Any questions should be sent to spot@remc.org.
Happy Shopping!