New Jersey: General – West/Central

November 14, 2011

Educational Data Services, Inc.
236 Midland Avenue
Saddle Brook, New Jersey  07663
(973) 340-8800

E.S.C of Morris County
520 Speedwell Avenue, Suite 200
Morris Plains, NJ 07950


Dear Board of Education:

Specifications were prepared, bids advertised on September 2, 2011  and received for General Classroom Supplies on October 20, 2011 for the WEST/CENTRAL Cooperative Bid for Academy for Urban Leadership, Bedminster Twp, Berkeley Heights, Bernards Twp, Bethlehem Twp, Bound Brook, Branchburg Twp, Carteret, Central Jersey College Pre-Charter School, City of New Brunswick, Clark Twp, Dunellen, East Brunswick, East Windsor Reg., Edison Twp, Frankford Twp, Franklin Borough, Franklin Twp, Fredon Twp, Foundation Academy Charter School, Greater Brunswick Charter School, Hackettstown, Hamburg, High Point Reg. HS, Hillsborough Twp, Hillside, Hopewell Valley Reg., Hunterdon Central Reg., Kenilworth, Kittatinny Reg. HS, Lafayette Twp, Lawrence Twp., Lenape Valley Reg. HS, Lopatcong Twp, Manville, Metuchen, Middlesex, Middlesex County Vocational & Technical School, Middlesex Reg. E.S.C., Milltown, Millville PS, Monroe Twp, Montgomery Twp, Morris-Union Jointure Commission, Mountainside, New Brunswick, New Providence, Newton, North Brunswick, North Hunterdon-Voorhees HS, North Plainfield, Ogdensburg, Old Bridge, Paul Robeson Charter School, Perth Amboy, Phillipsburg,  Piscataway Twp, Plainfield, Princeton Regional, Rahway, Robbinsville, Roselle Borough, Roselle Park, Sayreville, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, South Bound Brook, Somerville, South Plainfield, Sparta Twp, Spotswood, Springfield, Stanhope, Summit, Sussex Wantage Reg., Trenton, Union County Vocational Tech, Union County E.S.C., Union Twp, Vernon Twp, Walkill Valley Regional HS, Warren Twp, Washington Twp, West Windsor-Plainsboro Reg., Westfield, Woodbridge Twp.


Company Name

Gross Bid


Net Bid

Number of Items Bid

Value of No Bids

Net Adjusted


Cascade School Supplies $1,501,770.21 $300,354.04 $1,201,416.17


$    168.46 $1,201,584.63
School Specialty Education $1,764,030.24 $352,806.05 $1,411,224.19


$  1,765.20 $1,412,989.39
W.B. Mason, Co., Inc. $1,626,888.17 $325,377.63 $1,301,510.54


$10,801.38 $1,312,311.92

Discounts apply for total award of category.

It is recommended that a unit price award be made to Cascade School Supplies, as low bidder according to specifications for General Classroom Supplies for a Net Total of $1,201,584.63. This total applies to the total cooperative bid. The Boards of Education reserve the right to increase or decrease quantities in the bid.  The discount from manufacturer’s current list price for items not specified on the bid is 20%.  Prices remain firm until November 30, 2012.

Very truly yours,

John  O’Connor
Educational Data Services, Inc.