Bids & Request for proposal

Current open bids are listed below: 

****TWO NEW SCHOOL BUSES****
Mexico School District #59 is accepting bids for two (2) new 2025 Conventional -Type C 77 passenger school buses.  Specifications must meet Missouri/DESE standards.   

For Bus Specifications Document, please contact Jennifer Fowler at (573)581-3773.                           
Sealed bids must be received on or before 2:00 P.M., June 12, 2024 addressed to: 
Mexico School District #59
Attn: Bethany Collins
”Bus Bid”
2101 Lakeview Road
Mexico, MO  65265

The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids and accept that bid which appears to be in the best interest of the school district. The Board reserves the right to waive any informality in any bid, or to reject any or all bids, or any part of any bid. Any bid may be withdrawn prior to the scheduled time for the opening of bids. Any bid received after the time and date specified shall not be considered.

The Board of Education approves payment of bills at its regularly scheduled meeting held on the third Tuesday of each month. Penalties imposed by successful bidders for payments required before such time will not be paid.

All proposals received become part of the District’s file.

It is the policy of the Mexico School District in making purchases to give preference to and encourage the purchase of all commodities manufactured, mined, produced or grown with the municipality, county, and state, and to all firms, corporations or individuals doing business at Missouri firms, corporations, or individuals, when quality and price are approximately the same.  It is further the policy of the school district to encourage the purchase of products manufactured, assembled or produced in the United States.

The District shall have the right to enter into negotiations in an effort to reduce the amount of the bid with the lowest responsible bidder should the lowest responsible bidder’s bid exceed the funds available. For any questions regarding the bid, please contact Jennifer Fowler at 581-3773.

****FOOD SERVICE: FOOD & SUPPLIES****

May 9, 2024 - Mexico School District #59 is accepting bids for food and supplies for the food service department.  For details and specifications related to this project, please contact Joyce Fenner at 573-581-3773 ext. 2406 or [email protected]

Sealed bids must be received by 2:00 pm on June 21, 2024 and addressed to:
Mexico School District #59
Attn: Bethany Collins “Food Service Bid”
2101 Lakeview Road
Mexico, MO 65265

We intend to review the bids at the July 16, 2024 Board of Education meeting.

All proposals received become part of the district’s file. The district will select the lowest or best bid. The district reserves the right to waive minor technical defects in a bid, reject any and all bids, reject any part of a bid, advertise for new bids, or make the purchase on the open market if the product or service can be obtained at a better price.

Sealed bids and related documents will be kept confidential until bids are opened. District staff will not disclose offers, bids or price quotations to competitors except as necessary to conduct negotiations beneficial to the district or as required by law. All contract negotiations and related documents are considered closed until a contract is executed or all proposals are rejected.  Late bids will not be considered and will be returned unopened to the bidder.

Information regarding a Request for Proposal related to this project should be directed to [email protected]