PUBLIC NOTICES 2013-14

PUBLIC NOTICES 2013-14 :: DECEMBER 10, 2013

ARRA CONTRACT ALERT - APPLE, INC.

In accordance with the North Carolina Office of Economic Recovery & Investment policy regarding procurements utilizing American Recovery & Re-Investment Act funding, the Purchasing & Contracts Section of the NC Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) will be posting a "Notice of Intent" to award a contract to Apple Inc. for the purpose of purchasing Apple iPad tablets and accessories under State Term Contract 204N and classified as an Academic Purchase. This purchase request is for the NC Virtual Public Schools (NCVPS) section. The iPads will be used to support the additional courses being added to the NCVPS course system and the tablets shall be used by the students and teachers in the program. Apple Inc. is uniquely qualified for this Apple Academic Purchase request. Apple Inc. does not allow resellers for any Apple Academic Purchase requests, per their company guidelines. A "Notice of Intent" for this award will be posted on the NC Department of Administration, Division of Purchase and Contract's Interactive Purchasing System (IPS) on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Questions resulting from this notice may be directed to Mike Beaver, Purchasing Agent III, Purchasing & Contracts Section, 919.807.3683; or , michael.beaver@dpi.nc.gov.