Obion County Board of Education
June 1, 2015

Agenda Item: VII.J.

Consider/Approve Paper Bid for the 2015 – 2016 School Year

Background Information:

In addition to advertising, we solicited bids from Liberty Paper, Lanzer, Inc., R. J. Young, Howard D. Happy Co., Contract Paper Group, Inc., Office Services, Learning House, American Paper & Twine, J D Distributors, and Staples for the purchase of duplicating paper (10,000 reams, specifications attached), which will be budgeted in the General Purpose School Fund for the 2015 – 2016 fiscal year. We received bids for this purchase as follows:

Howard D. Happy – $25,200
American Paper and Twine – $23,800
JD Distributors – $25,100
Lanzer’s – $26,600
Contract Paper Group– $24,780

This year’s bids were competitive with American Paper and Twine submitting the low bid that met all bid specifications.

Staff Recommendation:

I recommend approval of the low bid meeting all specifications as submitted by American Paper and Twine. With this approval, it is the intent of the Board and management that no liability will be incurred, nor a purchase order issued, until the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015.