Business Services

The Grand Rapids Public Schools Business Services Department supports the business operations of the district including purchasing, accounts payable and receivable, financial accounting and reporting, payroll, and retirement. 

Purchasing


Purchasing provides services and materials for district staff and outside customers by securing quality products and services in accordance with Board Policies in an efficient and timely manner. 

Thank you for your interest in doing business with Grand Rapids Public Schools! Follow the steps below to connect your business with GRPS and our Bid opportunities.

Step 1: Understand the Competitive Bid Process

GRPS Polices & Rules

Grand Rapids Public Schools is proud to work with reliable vendors who support our schools and operations.Board Policy 3610 andBoard Policy 3660 listed under our Fiscal Management Section 3000 should be used as a guide for doing business with the district.

Board Policy 3690-R highlights our local first purchasing preference. Review this policy for information on local first qualifications.

Competitive Bid Amount

According to the revised Michigan School Code, the State of Michigan annually designates a base amount above which school districts must obtain competitive bids. The Competitive Bid base amount is $29,572.00 (FY2024) effective October 26, 2023.  

Tips to be successful in the Public Sector

  1. Thoroughly read, and follow, instructions to bidders
  2. Submit a complete bid or proposal response
  3. Be competitive
  4. Be on time (late bids are NOT accepted)

Step 2: Create a Vendor Profile

Vendors interested in doing business with GRPS are encouraged to create a vendor profile on MITN Purchasing Group, Sigma Vendor Self Services, or Bonfire, our centralized bid portals that provides broader access to new opportunities throughout our region.

Step 3: View Open GRPS Request for Proposals (RFP)

Architectural and Engineering Services for Renovation of Sigsee School

Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) seeks professional design expertise to execute its construction projects. The Professional Service Contractor (PSC) selected to design the renovation of Sigsbee must provide the full range of architectural and engineering capabilities for the entire scope of work. Successful design and construction of our projects may also require the use of specialists in interior design, acoustics, building restoration, historic preservation, efficiency, security, and technology. Implementing our construction projects is an important part of our work and we seek the best consulting firms from our region to work collaboratively with our schools, communities and administration.

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2024. ALL PROPOSALS ARE TO BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 11:00 AM EDT. 

All proposal questions should be emailed to SmartA@grps.org. 


Architectural & Engineering Services for Renovation of Sigsbee School RFP

Architectural & Engineering Services for Renovation of Sigsbee School Addendum 1

Construction Management Services for Renovation of Sigsbee School

Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) seeks professional Construction Management
(CM) expertise to execute its construction projects. The Professional Service
Contractor (PSC) selected to manage the renovation of Sigsbee must provide the full
range of CM capabilities for the entire scope of work. Successful design and
construction of our projects may also require the use of specialists in interior design,
acoustics, building restoration, historic preservation, efficiency, security, and/or
technology. Implementing our construction projects is an important part of our work
and we seek the best consulting firms from our region to work collaboratively with
our schools, communities and administration.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2024. ALL PROPOSALS ARE TO BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 1:00 PM.

All proposal questions should be emailed to SmartA@grps.org


Construction Management Services for Renovation of Sigsbee School

Construction Management Services for Renovation of Sigsbee School Addendum 1

Contractor Cost Workbook Spreadsheet

Contact Us

Accounts Payable
Call 616-819-2062
Email Accountspayable@grps.org

Accounts Receivable
Call 616-819-2061
Email Accountsreceivable@grps.org