Your Favorite Brands

To bring you your favorite brands under a competitive bid, the Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE) uses innovative sourcing methods. It leverages the potential for a large demand and need for products by cooperating with purchasing cooperatives in other states. Suppliers, eager to sell into this pool of demand, respond with their best bid pricing for all participating cooperatives. However, all awards for California are made locally in California by MCOE, to ensure conformance with California law following the procedures spelled out in the state’s Public Contract Code, including advertising the bid in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the initiating agency is located.

In some cases, a single statewide bid is more advantageous because it can remove ambiguities related to ordering, shipping, and specifications. In these cases, MCOE issues a request for bids independently and will sometimes act as the lead for software licensees under master agreements.

As a result of this innovative sourcing, you’ll find all of your favorite brands including Acer, Adobe, Hewlett-Packard, and Microsoft. You can access competitively bid catalog bids from CDGW and MNJ. Shop your favorite vendors, including School Specialty and SchoolDude. This website links you to a huge selection of classroom hardware, software, instructional materials, professional development resources and more, all available at lower prices through the CalSAVE program. Quality is assured as every product on this site meets content and pricing criteria specified in contract terms and conditions.