Purchasing - RFPs/Bids

Our office is responsible for the purchasing of goods and services in keeping with the laws of the State of Michigan and the purchasing policies of Kent ISD.  Our goal is to spend funds in the best way possible in support of improving the educational experience at Kent ISD.

Kent ISD uses Sigma VSS for any purchases above the current bid threshold of $25,288 as established by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). Sections 623a, 1267, and 1274 of the Revised School Code establish a base above which competitive bids must be obtained and provide for an increase in the base that corresponds with increases in the Consumer Price Index.

Visit Sigma VSS for more information on any open Request For Proposals (RFPs). 

Current RFPs

2020 Kent ISD Nitrile Gloves - ON HOLD

Closed RFPs

2020 KCTC Auto Tech Vehicle Trainer - pending Board Approval

2020 KCTC Mechatronics Universal Robot - Board Approval

2020 Fiber Construction - Phase 3 - Board Approval

2020 ESC Conference Rm AV Upgrades - Board Approval

2020 Simulated Medical Care Facility Equipment - Board Approval

2020 Lincoln Developmental HRU Repair - Board Approval

2020 3D Electronic Measuring Tool - Board Approval

2020 Overhead Coiling Door Replacement - Board Approval

2020 Lincoln Campus Power Plant Roof Renovation – Board approval



Purchasing Resources

At Kent ISD, we continue to gather resources so that the area districts we serve will have the most current and accurate information to assist them in their purchasing tasks.


  Did you Know?

  • On a daily basis, our Custodial Team cleans nearly 300,000 SF of a total 447,065 SF at our Beltline Campus.
  • The Maintenance Team is responsible for maintenance and repairs for 564,552 SF of building space.
  • The Facilities Department manages 11 buildings.
  • Our Buildings can be found in four different zip codes.
  • One of our buildings contains a swimming pool.
  • Our Data Center supports nearly 15 School Districts here in Kent County.