Guidance – Publishers
Alaska does not have procurement guidelines for companies interested in selling instructional materials in the state.
Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features
Alaska does not have guidelines for commercial or OER publishers, developers, or vendors related to accessibility features in products/services.
The State of Alaska includes an administrative assurance in its annual 6B/619 grant application, to which LEAs assure that they will: “When purchasing core instructional print materials the district will acquire those instructional materials in the same manner, and subject to the same conditions as an SEA under 34 CFR 300.172 by making every attempt to ensure that the publisher sends (at no additional cost) electronic files containing the contents of the print instructional materials using the NIMAS standard to the National Instructional Materials Center (NIMAC). The district will, if not coordinating with NIMAC, provide instructional materials to blind persons or other persons with print disabilities in a timely manner.” Assurances are subject to compliance monitoring.
Request for Proposals/Request for Information
Alaska does not have a request for proposals/request for information process.
State Master Contract - Contract with State
Alaska does not have state master contract available for district and schools to make purchases directly with the state.
State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher
Alaska does not have state master contract available for district and schools to make purchases directly with the publisher.
State Pricing Negotiation
Alaska 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
Alaska does not manage regional groups that participate in regional purchasing consortia for instructional materials.