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How to Register for Bid 4 Michigan

The Purchasing Department posts its bids on Bid 4 Michigan.  Bid 4 Michigan offers features such as email notification, responding to bids online.  

To view bids and proposals you will need to access the Bid 4 Michigan website where you will be able to register from this link.  Registration as a Lansing Community College Vendor is free.  If you have any questions please contact Support for Bid4Michigan.com.

You must be a registered user first to view bids and proposals on Bid 4 Michigan.

Purchasing Department staff members are available to meet with vendors by appointment.  Vendors are requested to contact us to arrange an appointment.  They are also encouraged to contact our office prior to making sales calls on campus.  Vendors are advised not to furnish supplies or services without a valid Purchase Order.  Unauthorized purchases will be considered personal transactions between the vendor and employee.

Reviewing Purchasing Documents

The public may review almost all documentation in the possession of the Purchasing Department during normal business hours.  The interested party must be able to adequately describe the information they are seeking in writing.  Information required is typically through a bid number, purchase order number or contract number.

Disclosure of Information

The documents the Purchasing Department receives in soliciting, evaluating and awarding purchase are available to the public for inspection and copying under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  The Purchasing Department interprets the Freedom of Information Act as exempting the following materials:

Vendor trade secrets and proprietary information acknowledged as confidential and submitted at the:

  • Information or records subject to the attorney-client privilege
  • Purchasing Department's request
  • Preliminary advisory opinions from bid evaluators

In order to minimize disruptions in bid evaluation and award, and to accommodate other programmatic activities, the Purchasing Department will try to respond within five (5) business days, but reserves the right to provide written notification to extend the deadline by an additional ten business days.

A person seeking copies of Purchasing Department documents should submit a written request specifically identifying the desired documents.  Requests should be sent to:

8000 - Risk Management and Legal Services
Attn: Freedom Of Information Act
PO Box 40010
Lansing, MI 48901-7210

Requestors will receive an invoice for the copying charges.  In computing the charges, the following factors are taken into consideration:  duplicating costs, mailing or shipping costs and labor charges.  Under the FOIA, LCC is allowed to request a deposit for anticipated large dollar expenditures.

Equipment or Product Demonstrations

The buyers in the Purchasing Department are interested in keeping abreast of new products, technologies and equipment that enter the marketplace.  Vendors are encouraged to notify buyers of demonstrations and trade exhibits.

Purchasing Department at Lansing Community College

Purchasing Department
Washington Court Place, Room 214
Phone: (517) 483-1785
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