PUBLIC NOTICES 2014-15

PUBLIC NOTICES 2014-15 :: OCTOBER 1, 2014

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 MacBook Air laptops under State Term Contract 204N and classified as an Academic Purchase. This purchase request is for the K-3 Literacy Division. Consultants will travel statewide to instruct and advise NC school district students, teachers and school administrators using Apple computers; in order to carry out the legislated mandate to improve reading/literacy in grades K-3. 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 Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Questions resulting from this notice may be directed to Mike Beaver, Purchasing Agent III, Purchasing & Contracts Section, 919.807.3683