REMC Device Purchasing

The 2019 Device Purchasing Purchase Window is from April 17, 2019, 9:00 am and will remain open until 11:59 PM on September 30, 2019.

All purchases must be made through SPOT, and SPOT has been updated and simplified this year! Frequently Asked Questions about the bid and SPOT and a document with all of the awarded devices and related options can be found in the Help section on the REMC SAVE website.

Public libraries are eligible to purchase off of this bid.

Several of the vendors are also offering the opportunity to purchase the awarded devices for personal use. Information on this program will be sent out in the next week or so. (Personal purchases are not made through SPOT.)

If you have any questions, email

Device Purchasing Device and Options Spreadsheet_0.pdf

Karen Hairston
Project Manager – REMC Device Purchasing
Office 517.927.1982

Statewide Book and AV Discounts, 2018-2021

The current round of statewide discounts for books and av materials for library cooperative member libraries expires September 30, 2018.  TLN prepared an rfp to send to highly qualified vendors, inviting same to submit bids covering the period October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2021.

A copy of the summary of the discounts for different material types submitted by the eight successful vendors and other discount options can be found at

  • TLN initiated the statewide discounts program in 2000.
  • The discount percentages for the 2018-2021 period are the highest they have ever been.
  • Fuel surcharges have been completely eliminated and most vendors have done away with service charges on net titles.

Thanks to TLN all library cooperatives in the state benefit!