Vendor & RFP Information

The Center Line Public Schools participate in competitive bidding for technology projects (and curriculum products that employ technology).  IF we have any available projects open they will be listed in the folders below.  If you do not see an RFP or any folders, then we have no open projects.

All contact and project details are listed within each RFP folder.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Sincerely,
-The Center Line Public Schools Technology and Curriculum Departments

INFORMATION FOR (NEW) VENDORS

Note: Please see our online Vendor Database Application.

We receive approximately 50 sales and cold calls a day for curriculum and technology products and services. While we appreciate that vendors have instructional and educational technology products and services to sell to Center Line Public Schools (and that you think we have such deep pockets), it is not realistic for us to answer every incoming sales call or email. Typically when we are ready to make a curriculum or technology purchase, we will do the research, contact vendors, and open the process to competition.

We are a public institution, and ALL purchases and projects either receive multiple quotes or participate in a competitive process for all curriculum and technology products and services. If we have an open project, you will see it listed on the available RFP section (under the respective department's web page on www.clps.org)

We maintain this Vendor Database for both curriculum and technology products targeted at public schools. Filling out this form will add you to our Vendor Database for curriculum and technology products and services only.  If you have an inquiry about other product categories besides curriculum and technology, please reach out to the most appropriate department.

Before filling out the form, please keep in mind the following:
  1. Addition to our vendor list does not guarantee that we will use your products/services. It just puts you in our database. Typically, when we are ready to purchase, we will use this database to reach out to vendors (either via direct contact, or by notification of an available RFP).
  2. Based on the amount of calls and emails we receive, there is likely A LOT of competition in your category, and we do try to keep things local (within the State of Michigan) as much as price allows.
  3. Direct individual district purchasing (primarily for technology items) has been heavily rolled back in favor of shared district purchasing, for example, purchases through a regional ISD or participation in the State of Michigan Technology Readiness Category Consortia (TRIG/22i/SPOT). Center Line Public Schools does participate in these consortia and it can limit us to partnering with other ISDs, school districts, and/or purchasing from "State Master Catalogs" (such as REMCBids.org) when we make purchases in order to get our full per-student funding from the State of Michigan.  A lot of our current educational hardware and software came via partnered purchases with the State of Michigan or the Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD).
Thank you for following this informal vendor policy.

Continue to our online Vendor Database Application.
 

CURRENT RFPs for 2022-2023 (if none listed, then we have no open projects)
 
  • WE CURRENTLY HAVE NO OPEN TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS FOR 2022-2023
 
 
Historical RFPs for 2021-2022 (Awarded and In Progress):
 
  • 21-CLPS-SCS-01 - Structured Cabling System - CLOSED (awarded to GRIT Technologies)
  • 22-CLPS-SPF-01 - Maintenance of Self-Provisioned Fiber Cable - CLOSED (awarded to Western-Tel Com)
  • 22-CLPS-NWE-01 - Network Electronics (Firewall, WAPs) - CLOSED (awarded to VectorTech Group)
 
 
21-CLPS-SCS-01 - Structured Cabling System (CAT 6)
 
Expected Key Dates (note: full timeline is available in the bid documents below)
  • December 16, 2021: Advertisement for Bids available
  • January 6, 2022: Bid Documents Available to Contractors
  • January 11, 2022: Pre-Bid Contractor Meeting
  • January 14, 2022: Contractor Questions due to Wright & Hunter
  • January 18, 2022: Answers Provided (Last Addenda Released)
  • February 22, 2022: Bids due by 2pm
  • [Estimated] February 28, 2022 or March 14, 2022: Bid awarded to vendor
 
Full project timeline, documents, and instructions will be posted below.  All correspondence should be directed to W&H, not CLPS.  See the bid documentation for more details.
 

22-CLPS-SPF-01 - Basic Maintenance of Self-Provisioned Fiber Cable
 
Expected Key Dates (note: full timeline is available in the bid documents below)
  • January 5, 2021: Advertisement for Bids available
  • January 6, 2022: Bid Documents Available to Contractors
  • January 11, 2022: Intent to Bid Form and Contractor Questions due to CLPS
  • January 18, 2022: Answers Provided (Last Addenda Released)
  • February 22, 2022: Bids due by 2pm
  • [Estimated] February 28, 2022 or March 14, 2022: Bid awarded to vendor
 

22-CLPS-NWE-01 - Network Electronics - Firewall, WAPs & Basic Maintenance (BMIC)
 
Expected Key Dates (note: full timeline is available in the bid documents below)
  • January 5, 2021: Advertisement for Bids available 
  • January 6, 2022: Bid Documents Available to Contractors
  • January 11, 2022: Intent to Bid Form and Contractor Questions due to CLPS
  • January 18, 2022: Answers Provided (Last Addenda Released)
  • February 22, 2022: Bids due by 2pm
  • [Estimated] February 28, 2022 or March 14, 2022: Bid awarded to vendor
 

Historical RFPs from 2020-2021 (Closed and Awarded):
 
  • 20-CLPS-SCS-01 - Structured Cabling System - CLOSED (bid awarded 2/22/2021)
  • 21-CLPS-NIS-01 - Network Infrastructure System - CLOSED (bids awarded on 2/22/2021)
  • 20-CLPS-SEC-01 - Security System - CLOSED (bids awarded on 3/8/2021)
  • 21-CLPS-NE-01 - Network Electronics - CLOSED (bid awarded 2/22/2021)
  • 21-CLPS-AVS-01 - Audio Video Systems - CLOSED (bid awarded 5/10/2021)
 
 

Other RFPs (not related to Curriculum and/or Technology)
 
For a open RFPs related to other departments (example: Print Services), please see the following locations:
  1. The RFP page on under Business Services