Guidance – Publishers
Montana does not have procurement guidelines for companies interested in selling instructional materials in the state.
Requirements for the sale of instructional materials are established at the local level.
Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features
Montana does not have guidelines for commercial or OER publishers, developers, or vendors related to accessibility features in products/services.
Request for Proposals/Request for Information
Montana does not have a request for proposals/request for information process.
State Master Contract - Contract with State
Montana does not have state master contract available for district and schools to make purchases directly with the state.
State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher
Montana does not have state master contract available for district and schools to make purchases directly with the publisher.
State Pricing Negotiation
Montana does not negotiate prices with publishers, vendors during the RFP/RFI process, and districts may purchase the materials directly from the vendor.
Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia
Montana manages regional groups that participate in regional purchasing consortia for instructional materials.
Montana has several regional Cooperatives where school districts can be members. Each Cooperative offers different services to the region. Some Cooperatives may offer purchasing options for curricula for a group of school districts. Other Cooperatives offer human resources in terms of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Special Education Teachers, and Speech and Language Pathologists.