The new MEEC Hardware Agreement will find contracts that provide a larger number of vendors (26), a wider range of products, along with a greater variety of hardware categories than in previous contracts. The RFP provided for a more competitive pricing response for each hardware category and by manufacturer within each category. While this adds some complexity to the final results, that complexity is balanced against a significant gain in economic benefit to MEEC members.
Fully executed contract with each vendor remains in effect through March 15, 2014. The contracts may be renewed for up to three 12 month option periods. Contracts were awarded through a competitive proposal process, following the USM procurement policies and procedures. Approval was granted by the Board of Regents
*To date not all vendors have a fully executed contract.