Official Bid Invitations



To:          Potential Transportation Providers

From:   Michael T. Conner, Ed.D.,Superintendent

Date:    November 16, 2017

Re:         Pre-Bid Specifications Meeting (Postponed)

On November 1, 2017, a legal notice was posted in the Hartford Courant to invite providers into a competitive bid process to furnish transportation services for the Middletown Board of Education. In accordance to Middletown Board of Education Policy #3320 and regulations, any project that is paid by city or grant funding must be governed by the elected Board of Education members. Also, Board of Education members must understand the project's logistics, pragmatics, and details in order to receive a majority vote to proceed with the process. 

The legal notice to bid for transportation services for the Middletown Public Schools did not sequentially adhere to the policy processes outlined by the board of education. Thus, the legal notice in the Hartford Courant dated Wednesday, November 1, 2017 is null and void. Moreover, the pre-bid meeting scheduled for November 17, 2017 has been postponed to a date that will be determined by the Middletown Board of Education. 

To ensure that procedures are followed to fidelity per Policy #3320 and regulations, the Board of Education will be reviewing and discussing the transportation Bid Specifications at its next business meeting on November 21, 2017.  A new timeline, which will include a date to post the legal notice and pre-bid meeting will be determined at this  time.  Mr. Marco Gaylord (Director of District Operations for the Middletown Public Schools)will be contacting you with regards to the new timeline established by the Board of  Education.

If you have any questions during the interim, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Marco Gaylord at {860) 638- 1485 or gaylordm@mpsct. org.

Thank you for your interest in Middletown Public Schools. I look forward to meeting you in the near future. 



View Memorandum dated November 16, 2017

Middletown Public Schools
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Middletown, CT  06457