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REMC SAVE

REMC SAVE LogoWhat is REMC SAVE?

REMC SAVE provides large volume contracts for a variety of educational resources, including furniture, school and office supplies, software and digital services, and technology.

  • Contract Value: $227 Million (2020-2021)
  • Number of Contract Holders: 145 (Avg shared business: $1.6M)
  • Number of Vendors: 67

The program saves time and money by providing bids compliant with the Michigan Revised School Code that also provides local school districts with the authority to purchase using REMC contracts. All items and vendors are awarded through a sealed bid process by the REMC Association.


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Overview for REMC SAVE

REMC SAVE is provided as a project of the REMC Association of Michigan for all Michigan schools. REMC SAVE provides large-volume contracts for a variety of educational resources. By using REMC SAVE contracts, Michigan schools have saved more than $1 billion since 1990. Every dollar saved through REMC SAVE today is one more dollar to invest in instruction tomorrow.

Mission and Outcomes:

  • Improve learning for all students.
  • Support constituents and improve teaching and learning statewide through future-focused collaboration, leadership and service.
  • Empower teachers to create high quality, engaging instructional environments when they have access to the necessary skills, tools and rich sources of information.
  • Provide effective cost savings through statewide cooperative purchasing, which allows local resources to be reallocated to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Advance statewide connectivity through delivery systems and infrastructure.
  • Conduct a bid process compliant with state bidding law.
  • Provide easy access to information and resources from awarded vendors or manufacturers.
  • Award products based on specifications, price, quality, and customer satisfaction.
  • Provide manufacturer and vendor contact information.
  • Utilize quality standards to ensure compatibility with school needs and networks.
  • Provide schools with statewide volume prices regardless of order size.
  • Contract pricing cannot increase for the duration of the contract.
  • Catalog discount percentages cannot decrease for the duration of the contract.

The legislation that established REMCs (Michigan Compiled Laws Act 451 Section 380.671), and State Board of Education Rules, enable REMCs to bid on behalf of local school districts and also provide local school districts with the authority to purchase using REMC contracts. All items and vendors are awarded through a sealed bid process by the REMC SAVE Bid Project and approved by the REMC Association.


Contact Info:

  • Website: https://www.remcsave.org/
  • Contact: Sue Schwartz (Executive Director), Kay Hauck (President)
  • Address: REMC Association of Michigan, P.O.Box 607, Marquette, MI 49855
  • Email: sueschwartz@remc.org, khauck@cgresd.net
  • Telephone: 517-285-2151, 989-386-3851

Project Committee and Staff:

  • REMC 2N: Scott Hewitt
  • REMC 4: Andy Mann
  • REMC 9: Mark Quaderer
  • REMC 10: Robert Frost
  • REMC 11: Joe Rommel
  • REMC 11: Kevin Clark
  • REMC 12E: Melinda Waffle
  • REMC 12W: Tina Tribu
  • REMC 13: Daryl Tilley
  • REMC 13: Andrew Schauver
  • REMC 14W: Kevin Kickbusch
  • REMC 16: Merri Lynn Colligan
  • REMC 17: Laura Cummings
  • REMC 18N: Kristin Day
  • REMC 19E: Matthew Prange
  • REMC 20: Steve Michael
  • REMC 21: Trae Forgette
  • REMC Association Executive Director: Sue Schwartz
  • Project Staff: Erik Drake
  • Project Staff: Nancy Corner

Awarded Contract:

  • Primary contract holder: REMC #
  • Schedule #: REMC #

Supporting Documents:

  • REMC SAVE Reseller List
  • REMC SAVE Xello
  • REMC SAVE Distance Learning
  • REMC SAVE Help Document
  • REMC SAVE Networking
  • REMC SAVE Makespace 2
  • REMC SAVE Makerspace
  • REMC SAVE interactive Displays
  • REMC SAVE Meraki Catalog
  • REMC SAVE HP Catalog
  • REMC SAVE Cisco Catalog
  • REMC SAVE Headsets 2
  • REMC SAVE Headsets
  • REMC SAVE Digital Resources 2
  • REMC SAVE Digital Resources
  • REMC SAVE Windows Device Options
  • REMC SAVE Catalog Guide
  • REMC SAVE Association Report
  • REMC SAVE HP Accessories
  • REMC SAVE Purchasing FAQs

Scope of REMC SAVE

The REMC SAVE Contract provides multiple buying options for educational institutions.


Furniture:

  • Desk and Tables
  • Esports
  • Maker
  • Office Furniture
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Seating

School and Office Supplies:

  • ART SUPPLIES
  • BATTERIES
  • BINDERS & PORTFOLIOS
  • CALENDARS & PLANNERS
  • CHALKBOARD SUPPLIES
  • CLEANING
  • CRAYONS
  • CUSTOM IMPRINTING
  • ENVELOPES
  • FIRST AID
  • FOLDERS
  • GENERAL CATALOG DISCOUNTS
  • GLUE
  • KITS
  • LAMINATING FILM
  • LAMPS
  • MARKERS
  • OFFICE SUPPLIES
  • PAINT BRUSHES
  • PAPER
  • PENCILS & ACCESSORIES
  • PENS
  • PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION SUPPLIES
  • PRINTER SUPPLIES
  • RULERS
  • SPIRAL BINDING
  • STICKY NOTES & FLAGS
  • TAPE & DISPENSERS
  • WALL & CEILING HANGING SUPPLIES
  • WHITEBOARD SUPPLIES

Software and Digital Services:

  • ADOBE
  • AVG
  • BITDEFENDER
  • CONTENTKEEPER
  • DATALOCKER
  • DISCOVERY EDUCATION
  • EDUPOINT
  • ESET
  • FARONICS
  • FORTINET
  • GENERAL CATALOG DISCOUNT
  • GOGUARDIAN
  • GOOGLE
  • IBOSS
  • ILLUMINATE EDUCATION
  • LANSCHOOL
  • LIGHTSPEED SYSTEMS
  • MACKIN EDUCATION
  • MICROSOFT
  • NETOP
  • NETSWEEPER
  • SECURLY
  • SOPHOS
  • SYMANTEC
  • TREND MICRO
  • VMWARE
  • XELLO

Technology:

  • AUDIO
  • CABLES
  • CALCULATORS
  • CHARGING CARTS AND LOCKERS
  • COMPUTER ACCESSORIES
  • COMPUTER PARTS & REPAIR SERVICES
  • COMPUTER PERIPHERALS AND ACCESSORIES
  • COMPUTERS
  • DISPLAYS
  • HEADPHONES, HEADSETS & MICROPHONES
  • INTERACTIVE CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY
  • LAMINATING EQUIPMENT
  • MAKER
  • MOUNTS
  • NETWORKING
  • PHYSICAL SECURITY
  • POWER
  • PRINTERS
  • PROJECTORS
  • ROBOTS
  • SCANNERS
  • SCREENS
  • STORAGE MEDIA
  • TELEVISIONS
  • UNIFIED COMMUNICATION
  • VIRTUAL REALITY

Contract Details for REMC SAVE

REMC SAVE is provided as a project of the REMC Association of Michigan for all Michigan schools. REMC SAVE provides large-volume contracts for a variety of educational resources. By using REMC SAVE contracts, Michigan schools have saved more than $1 billion since 1990. Every dollar saved through REMC SAVE today is one more dollar to invest in instruction tomorrow.

OPERATION AND OVERSIGHT:

  • Ingham ISD is the fiscal agent for REMC SAVE
  • REMC Association of Michigan Board of Directors award all REMC SAVE Bid Contracts. Project staff manages the day-to-day Project operations and prepares bid specifications
  • REMC SAVE provides monthly updates to the REMC Association of Michigan
  • REMC SAVE provides vendors the opportunity for input

ANALYSIS FACTORS used in determining best value:

  • Specifications
  • Price
  • Product quality
  • Product reviews
  • Product comparison
  • Customer satisfaction/vendor evaluations
  • Vendor profiles
  • Warranty and warranty support policies
  • Manufacturer and delivery timelines
  • Complete information on bid responses
  • Vendor experience with products
  • Product groupings
  • Other factors as appropriate

BID PROCESS SUMMARY:

  • Roadmapping with vendors and manufacturers
  • Product recommendations from customers
  • Specifications developed
  • Vendor application received
  • Invitation to Bid is posted at remcsave.org and a courtesy email is sent to eligible bidders
  • Marketing plans and vendor profiles are reviewed and scored
  • Vendor evaluations reviewed
  • Bids received
  • Bids reviewed (specifications, prices and conditions verified)
  • Award recommendations are made to REMC SAVE Advisory Committee
  • REMC Assocation of Michigan Board of Directors awards contracts
  • Contract launches

Contract Holders for REMC SAVE

10235759Accurate Networks LLCAccurate Networks LLC10235759Middleville
10017030Adams Remco IncAdams Remco10078729BYRON CENTER
10027067AdvizeX Technologies LLCAdvizeX Technologies LLC10059117Plymouth
10033809Alltec LLCAlltec LLC10033809Clark Lake
10034681Alpine Network Solutions LLCAlpine Network Solutions LLC10034681White Lake
10035287Async Associates IncAsync Associates Inc10035287WIXOM
10224264Aurora Consulting LLCAurora Consulting LLC10224264Boise
10035043BlueEye Enterprises IncEntre Computer Services10025831MUSKEGON
10076930Brighton SystemsBrighton Systems10076930Brighton
10218344Burco Professional Services IncBurco Professional Services Inc10218344OLIVE
10025723Business Products IncBPI10025723Southfield
10026999Capricorn Diversified Systems IncCapricorn Diversified Systems Inc10026999FARMINGTON HILLS
10026010CASH REGISTER SALES & SERVICE INCCash Register Sales & Service Inc10026010Kalamazoo
10032359CDW Logistics IncCDW Logistics Inc10032359Vernon Hills
10026719Center For Computer Resources LLCCenter For Computer Resources10026719TROY
10021976Cerner CorporationCerner Corporation10065707SOUTHFIELD
10025579Chester IncChester Inc10044366Rochester
10220679Civitas ITCivitas IT10220679Grand Rapids
10028804Communications ProfessionalsCommunications Professionals10028804FARMINGTON HILLS
10021723CompTech Associates IncCompTech Associates10021723GRAND RAPIDS
10025576Compucom Systems IncCompucom Systems Inc10064175Novi
10026898Compudyne IncCompudyne10152858Marquette
10013761Computer Resource TrainingComputer Resource Training Inc10013761BATTLE CREEK
10026531Computer Technologies IncComputer Technologies Inc10026531TROY
10027775Computers & Concepts IncEffortless 24/710027775KEEGO HARBOR
10025925Computex IncComputex Technology Solutions10220815Birmingham
10025566Corporate Technologies LLCCorporate Technologies LLC10108830Grand Rapids
10027083Creative Breakthroughs IncCreative Breakthroughs Inc10027083TROY
10027002Cygnus Systems IncCygnus Systems Inc10027002TAYLOR
10030726Data Strategy LLCData Strategy LLC10216827Troy
10013576DataSpanDataSpan10162774Walled Lake
10021594Direct Electronics PlusDirect Electronics Plus10021594Byron Center
10026403Dominant Systems CorporationDominant Systems10026403ANN ARBOR
10014966Dynamic Business SolutionsDynamic Business Solutions10014966BINGHAM FARMS
10025747Dynamic Computer CorporationDynamic Computer Corporation10041971Livonia
10025779DynTek Services IncDynTek Services Inc10042419Okemos
10025807ePlus Technology IncePlus Technology Inc10084999Troy
10023374Exceed ConsultingExceed Consulting10023374Byron Center
10031908Experis Technology GroupExperis Technology Group10148536Canton
10026799Find IT CorporationFind IT Corporation10026799OAKLAND
10035871Fris Office Outfitters IncFris Office Outfitters10035871HOLLAND
10026579GHA TechnologiesGHA Technologies Inc10026579Scottsdale
10020546GovConnection IncGovConnection10020546ROCKVILLE
10013735Governor Business Solutions IncGovernor Business Solutions10013735Dearborn
10014361Gracon Services IncGracon Services Inc10014361Okemos
10091346Great Lakes Network Consultants LLCGreat Lakes Network Consultants LLC10091346Ann Arbor
10031736Greyhound Technologies LtdGreyhound Technologies Ltd10066654Clinton Township
10027021Heartland Label Printers IncHeartland Business Systems10027021LITTLE CHUTE
10017116Herrild Technologies LtdElectronics Plus10017116MENOMINEE
10026827Hickel CompaniesKore / Hi Com Inc10026827COMSTOCK PARK
10194287HiperLogic LLCHiperLogic LLC10194287NORTHVILLE
10017280Hi-Tech System Service IncHi-Tech System Service Inc10017280CASCO
10033858Huntington Technology IncHuntington Technology Inc10033858Southfield
10146426Inacomp Technical Services Group LLCInacomp Technical Services Group LLC10146426Southfield
10215967INS Professional Services LLCIT Solutions Group10215967Novi
10014175Insight Direct USA IncInsight Direct10014175TEMPE
10015829Integration TechnologiesIntegration Technologies10015829Muskegon
10032759IT ResourceIT Resource10032759COOPERSVILLE
10032908IT Right IncIT Right Inc10032908BATH
10035134J D HozeskaNetwork Services Group10035134SAGINAW
10026690Jackpine Press IncJackpine Business Centers10026690MANISTEE
10220926Jarvis PC Solutions LLCJarvis PC Solutions LLC10220926LAKE ORION
10013220Landmark Systems IncLandmark Systems Inc10013220TROY
10016798Laser Connection LLCLaser Connection10016798Auburn
10016134Lasers Resource IncLasers Resource Inc10016134Grand Rapids
10028157Linked Technologies IncLinked Technologies Inc10028157MIDLAND
10012752Logicalis IncLogicalis Inc10012752Farmington Hills
10035292Logico Solutions LLCLogico Solutions LLC10035292HOLLAND
10014288MCPc IncMCPc Inc10045974Grand Rapids
10077246MFM Networks IncMFM Networks Inc10077246Flushing
10093794Michigan CAD And ITMichigan CAD And IT10093794Saline
10036893Michigan Computer SolutionsMichigan Computer Solutions10036893STERLING HEIGHTS
10030259Micro Business Services IncMicro Business Services Inc10030259Chesterfield
10016106Micro Source IncMicro Source Inc10016106ANN ARBOR
10013356Mikan CorporationMikan Corporation10013356SALINE
10012838Modern Business Machines IncMBM Computer System Solutions10012838TROY
10019350Moss Audio IncMoss Telecommunications Services10019350GRAND RAPIDS
10100170MTS Consulting Group IncMTS Consulting Group Inc10100170SOUTHFIELD
10028205Netlink Business SolutionsNetlink Business Solutions10028205Traverse City
10014964NetSource One IncNetSource One Inc10014964SAGINAW
10037644Netstar CorporationNetstar Corporation10037644BLOOMFIELD HILLS
10021868Next ITNext IT10021868NORTON SHORES
10017316Niloy IncDCT Systems10058472Allen Park
10145393Novastar Solutions.com LLCNovaStar Solutions LLC10145393LIVONIA
10015772Ocean IncOcean Inc10015772Grand Rapids
10208851Officeville IncOfficeville Inc10208851Adrian
10014055OmniTec IncOmniTec Inc10014055Wyoming
10015399OnX USA LLCOnX USA LLC10063322Plymouth
10029368Open Systems TechnologiesOpen Systems Technologies10029368Grand Rapid
10026727Optimal Solutions IncOptimal Solutions Inc10026727GRAND RAPIDS
10232665Optio Data LLCOptio Data LLC10232665Ada
10013783PC Connection IncPC Connection10044404Farmington Hills
10025823PC Specialists IncTechnology Integration Group10075642FERNDALE
10025720PCM SalesPCM Sales10137226Grand Rapids
10014558Pepperweed Consulting LLCPepperweed Consulting10062184Jackson
10036000Pinnacle Business Solutions LLCPinnacle Business Solutions LLC10036000SHELBY TOWNSHIP
10025907Pointe of Sales IncInacomp Computer Centers10025907TRAVERSE CITY
10025564Pomeroy IT Solutions IncPomeroy IT Solutions Inc10080188Ann Arbor
10085862Portable Computer Systems IncPortable Computer Systems Inc10085862Denver
10144867Presto Distributing IncPrestoTech Solutions10144867GRAND RAPIDS
10032391Printech Enterprises IncPrintech Enterprises Inc10032391TROY
10037718Processing Concepts LimitedProcessing Concepts Limited10037718TRAVERSE CITY
10025850PROFESSIONAL COMPUTERS INCProfessional Computers Inc10025850BIRCHWOOD
10145977Providence Consulting CompanyProvidence Consulting10145977Lansing
10151499Red Five IT LLCRed Five IT10151499MUSKEGON
10035905Resource Data Systems CorporationResource Data Systems Corporation10035905BINGHAM FARMS
10104756Riverside Technologies IncRiverside Technologies Inc10104756OMAHA
10217679ROK Systems IncROK Systems Inc10217679BELMONT
10031419Sehi Computer Products IncSehi Computer Products10031419ROCHESTER HILLS
10017322Sentinel Technologies IncSentinel Technologies Inc10082417Crystal Falls
10026059SHI International CorpSHI International Corp10026059Somerset
10019431Shoreline Computer Systems IncShoreline Computer Systems10019431Holland
10027949Sirius Computer SolutionsSirius Computer Solutions Inc10193048Suwanee
10027949Sirius Computer SolutionsSirius Computer Solutions Inc10212728Minneapolis
10025816SMART SOLUTIONS INCSmart Solutions llc10091658Southfield
10017197Software Services Group IncSecant Technologies10017197KALAMAZOO
10025555Solutions Plus IncSPI Innovations10025555FREELAND
10022501Solutions4sure.com IncSolutions4sure.com Inc10022501Trumbull
10013328Sonk Data Products IncPeripheral Vision10013328LIVONIA
10013255Southern Computer Warehouse IncSouthern Computer Warehouse10013255Marietta
10015050Standard Computer Systems IncStandard Computer Systems10015050GRAND RAPIDS
10026110Staples IncStaples Inc10026110Framingham
10032333Systemax IncSystemax Inc10032333Miami
10035961T2 Technologies IncT2 Technologies Inc10035961SALINE
10095822TCR Consulting LLPTCR Consulting LLP10095822BLOOMFIELD
10027685Technology Network Services IncTech Enterprises10027685Harper Saint Clair Shores
10026672Teck Solutions IncTeck Solutions Inc10026672IRON MOUNTAIN
10032064Tener Technologies LLCTener Technologies LLC10094553Ferndale
10025773THE COMPUTER GROUPTHE COMPUTER GROUP10025773Novi
10015993The OAS Group IncThe OAS Group Inc10015993TROY
10016357The Professional GroupThe Mac professionals Detroit10064106Detroit
10013829The Regents of University of MichiganThe Regents of University of Michigan10013829Ann Arbor
10013261Thomas Consultants IncThomas Consultants Inc10013261MEMPHIS
10146506Toshiba America Business Solutions IncTBS10214359Farmington Hills
10029429Total Electronics Company IncTotal Electronics10029429TRAVERSE CITY
10017292Tower Computer ServicesTower Computers West10058620Livonia
10020431Trillium Teamologies IncTrillium Teamologies Inc10020431ROYAL OAK
10025502Trivalent Group IncTrivalent Group Inc10025502GRANDVILLE
10015667Venture Data-CommVenture Data-Comm10015667Southfield
10021123Venture Technologies LLCVenture Technologies LLC10021123Vicksburg
10030202Weston Computer Systems IncWeston Computer Systems Inc10030202SHELBY TOWNSHIP
10026902Wiseman Enterprises IncWiseman Enterprises Inc10026902NORTON SHORES
10021169Wyant IncWyant Computer Services10021169TRAVERSE CITY
10014392Xerox Business Services LLCXerox Business Services LLC10062103Dearborn
10013168Yeo & Yeo Consulting LLCYeo & Yeo Computer Consulting10013168SAGINAW
10029754Zones IncZones Inc10029754Auburn

Customer List for REMC SAVE

Eligible Educational Institutions

  • PreK-12 Public
  • Charter (PSA)
  • Non-Public Schools
  • Community colleges
  • Universities
  • Colleges
  • Public Libraries
  • Museums
  • Public libraries
  • State County, and Local Government Agencies
  • Educational Non-profit Organizations
  • Health Care Facilities

Vendor List for REMC SAVE

Manufacturer
Acer
Adobe
Advidia
Aerohive
All Covered Education
Apple
Aruba
Audio Enhancement
AVer
AVG
Avigilon
Axis
BenQ
Bitdefender
Boxlight/Mimio
Bretford
Cisco
Cleartouch
ContentKeeper
Cyber Power
DataLocker
Dell
Eaton
Epson
Ergotron
ESET
Extreme
Faronics
Fortinet
Frontrow
GBC
GoGuardian
Gumdrop
Higher Ground
HP Inc.
HPE
iBoss
Illuminate Education
InacompTSG
Lenovo
Lightspeed Technologies
LocknCharge
MakerBot
MAX Cases
Meraki
Microsoft
Mitel
Netop Vision/Remote Control
Netsweeper
Newline
NutKase
Palo Alto
Promethean
Qomo
Ruckus Networks
Securly
SEHI Services
SMART
Sophos
Spectrum
Symantec
Teach Logic
TrendMicro
Ubiquiti
UZBL
Viewsonic
VMWare