The OETC is a consortium of K-20 educational organizations that aggregates our buying power, knowledge, and expertise to procure great technology at even better pricing and then integrate it to improve education. Integrating technology means access to technology and access begins with a low price and the convenience of a single RFP. The OETC organizes and coordinates cost effective, cooperative purchases through a sealed, competitive bid process.
It shouldn't matter if you are an institution with 50,000 students or 500. Everyone deserves a great price. By teaming the largest institutions with the smallest ones, the OETC gets all members a better price than they could on their own. By state law, we all have to use a competitive bidding process for certain purchases, but that does not mean we can’t share the load. OETC lets everyone share the work and conduct one RFP that works in all of our member states.