Can my district purchase school buses using the approved MDE list of bus vendors?
Yes. In accordance with DFA Memo #27, statewide agreements may be used as purchasing instruments utilizing Stimulus funds. These agreements include the agency sponsored statewide agreements such as the School Bus Prices and Approved Vendors List managed by the Department of Education for use by the school districts. The MDE will ensure that the ARRA terms and conditions are included in the vendor contracts.