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management costs and the location of
During the pilot phase, pricing will be
changes to the RFQ process. As of the
dealer maintenance facilities. "Several
monitored to ensure the results are comdate of writing, the process has been
factors are important with bus purchasparable to the central tender approach.
developed, meetings have occurred with
Minister Wishart also charged MASBO
ing decisions," says Glynn Warnica,
manufacturers to review and discuss
Operations Supervisor with Southwest
with the responsibility for managing the
the purchasing process, and the Request
Horizons School Division. "The purRFQ process in consultation with the
for Quotations has been made available
on the MASBO website and MERX. The
chase price must be competitive, but the
Pupil Transportation Unit.
pricing school divisions will receive in
options pricing, maintenance costs and
The MASBO Bus Purchase Program
March will reflect this new process and
full life cycle cost for that bus over fifCommittee was created and has develMASBO will be looking for feedback in
teen to twenty years are critical decision
oped the required changes to the process
the fall on the merits of this change. ■
making factors."
and a Bid sub-committee has overseen
For a number of years, members have
been discussing a Menu Based Bidding
Process. The desire was to develop a purKyocera revolutionizes
chasing process that would include the
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their participation while retaining the
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The intent would be to secure the lowest
in a rewarding
price attainable for the province for each
message or print a
manufacturer, and allow divisions to
student name in color
select the manufacturer that best meets
at a fraction of the
their specific needs.
current cost.
Based on factors including, but not
For additional cost
limited to, the pricing secured for buses
control, Kyocera offers
the widest collection of
and bus options, the location of mainteaffordable apps.
nance facilities, the amount of warranty
work divisions could perform on their
own and the cost of replacement parts,
divisions would make the purchasing
decisions that best fit their needs. There
are many different scenarios that can
play out with this Bidding Process and
divisions have indicated they require
this flexibility.
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The MASBO membership supported this change at our 2017 Annual
PARTS
Meeting and in July of 2017, Minister
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Wishart acknowledged the support of
government for a three-year pilot that
would move us toward a Menu Based
Bidding Process. In his letter to MASBO
President Kathy Siatecki in July of 2017,
Minister Wishart confirmed, "I am
pleased to advise that the department
is willing to engage MASBO in a collaborative process to move toward a Menu
Based Bidding process as requested and
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MASBO News - 2018

MASBO 2017–2018 Executive
2017–2018 Committees
Message from the Minister
Message from the MASBO President
Message from the Executive Director
Honourary/Life Members
MASBO Annual Convention: New Generational Leadership
Member Profile: Al Leiman, Secretary-Treasurer, Interlake School Division
MASBO Says Farewell
Creating an Environment for Change: A Whole School Approach
Reinventing the School Bus Tender Process
The Working Mind & Mental Health First Aid
Amber Trails Community School
New Captain of the Ship? Tips for a Steady Course
Leadership: Finding Your Potential
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
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MASBO News - 2018 - MASBO 2017–2018 Executive
MASBO News - 2018 - 2017–2018 Committees
MASBO News - 2018 - Message from the Minister
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MASBO News - 2018 - Message from the MASBO President
MASBO News - 2018 - Message from the Executive Director
MASBO News - 2018 - Honourary/Life Members
MASBO News - 2018 - MASBO Annual Convention: New Generational Leadership
MASBO News - 2018 - 13
MASBO News - 2018 - Member Profile: Al Leiman, Secretary-Treasurer, Interlake School Division
MASBO News - 2018 - 15
MASBO News - 2018 - MASBO Says Farewell
MASBO News - 2018 - 17
MASBO News - 2018 - Creating an Environment for Change: A Whole School Approach
MASBO News - 2018 - 19
MASBO News - 2018 - Reinventing the School Bus Tender Process
MASBO News - 2018 - 21
MASBO News - 2018 - The Working Mind & Mental Health First Aid
MASBO News - 2018 - 23
MASBO News - 2018 - Amber Trails Community School
MASBO News - 2018 - 25
MASBO News - 2018 - New Captain of the Ship? Tips for a Steady Course
MASBO News - 2018 - 27
MASBO News - 2018 - Leadership: Finding Your Potential
MASBO News - 2018 - Products & Services Marketplace
MASBO News - 2018 - Index to Advertisers
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