Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) invites all interested and qualified vendors of industrial/institutional janitorial supplies to contact the Division of School Plant Operations (SPO) to have their products considered for use in MCPS facilities. It is the desire and intent of MCPS to purchase the most cost-effective products that are available to assist our building service personnel in maintaining a safe, clean and healthy environment for students, staff and visitors.
With increasing numbers of janitorial supply companies and sales representatives desiring to do business with MCPS, it has become impossible for the SPO staff to meet and spend time with each vendor. While these meetings may be pleasant and informative, too much production time is consumed in the process. In fairness to everyone, MCPS has established a new procedure for vendors to introduce their products to SPO staff who are responsible for the selection of cleaning products that are to be used in the schools.
SPO staff will evaluate any cleaning product that they believe has merit for use in MCPS facilities. SPO staff reserve the right to evaluate all materials that are submitted by vendors, using criteria which have been established by SPO and not those set forth by the manufacturer. This evaluation will include, but is not limited to, the evaluation of the submitted product and product literature. Also, SPO staff will determine the product’s ability to meet MCPS requirements for performance and budgetary constraints.
If you are NOT a current bid vendor contact the Office of Procurement at 301-279-3555, or visit Procurement vendorguide for more information.
If you are interested in introducing your product to MCPS complete the form at: Procedure for Product Approval and provide product literature/specifications for each type of product you would like to be considered. The completed form and product literature must be returned to the Division of School Plant Operations, 45 W. Gude Dr., Suite 4200, Rockville, MD 20850 prior to your scheduled presentation date.
Please be aware that if further testing is recommended, the vendor will be required to provide the products and equipment to perform the evaluation. All products and equipment required to complete this testing will be at the vendor's expense.
Vendors are not received on a walk-in basis. Vendors can not sell or market products to individual schools. Selling to individual locations is a violation of MCPS policies and procedures and could result in the vendor being removed from the potential or current vendor list.
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