The Ontario School Bus Association (OSBA) is a non-profit association providing advocacy and education services for the owners of school bus fleets, school boards/transportation consortia and supplier/manufacturer companies across Ontario.  
May 28, 2015 - Issue 11

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Inside this Edition:
  1. RFP 1130/OSS-00525453 - Procurement of Weekly School Bus Transportation Services for Special Needs Students
  2. Magazine Articles Wanted
  3. Upcoming Events
RFP 1130/OSS-00525453 - Procurement of Weekly School Bus Transportation Services for Special Needs Students

RFP 1130/OSS-00525453 - Procurement of Weekly School Bus Transportation Services for Special Needs Students to the Provincial/Demonstration Schools has been posted on the Ontario Tenders Website  In order to download the RFP you will need to be registered as a vendor on the website. 

Critical Dates for the RFP:
  • Proponent Information Session: June 8, 2015 - 12 Noon to 1:00 pm (Teleconference, please register by June 5, 2015 - 2:00pm to receive telephone number and a copy of the presentation)
  • Deadline for Questions: June 12, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Deadline for Addenda to be Issued: June 17, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Proposal Submission Deadline: July 2, 2015 - 11:00:00 am at 222 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON, M7A 0B6
If you have any questions or problems in the registration process, please contact the service provider, BravoSolution at the following email address: or by phone at 1-866-722-7390.
Magazine Articles Wanted

The annual magazine published by the Ontario School Bus Association (OSBA) entitled “School Bus Ontario” is currently in production. The magazine is distributed to key decision makers involved in Ontario primary and secondary schools, school bus service provider/contractor companies, school boards/transportation consortia, Directors of Education, transportation officers, school board trustees, government, MPP’s, home and school associations, and supplier/manufacturers across Ontario (6,000 in total).
We are looking for your input and assistance on two fronts:
  1. Do you have any topics/suggestions for articles?
  2. Do you have any interesting or innovative media releases, stories or articles that you have already developed/published internally that you would like to share with the Ontario school bus industry?
If you would like to submit an article, we would kindly appreciate your attention to the following guidelines:
  • Number of Words: Not more than 150.
  • Submission deadline: June 30, 2015
  • Submit to: Donna Shepherd –
  • Article Content: A description of any existing or new concept or service that provides thought-provoking ideas, solutions and/or innovative developments for the school bus industry.  This is not a sales advertisement, but rather a chance to highlight/promote events or happenings in your own organization that may be interesting for the entire Ontario school bus industry.
Magazine advertising space is available to promote company services and products.  If you would like to place an advertisement, please contact our magazine publisher Naylor (Canada) Inc. as follows:

       Kim Davies
       Project Manager
       800.665.2456 Ext. 4423
       Direct: 204.975.0423 |
Upcoming Events

OSBA Webinar
June 10, 2015

P.R.I.D.E. Program
June 7-12, 2015 SOLD OUT

P.R.I.D.E. Program
July 12-17, 2015 - CANCELLED
(Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Jul.10-26)

P.R.I.D.E. Program
Aug. 9-14, 2015 - CANCELLED
(Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Aug. 7-15)

P.R.I.D.E. Program
Oct. 18-23, 2015

OSBA Webinar
Oct. 21, 2015

OSBA Webinar
Dec. 2, 2015
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