The Management Council, acting in the interest of Ohio Information Technology Centers (ITCs) and Ohio PreK-12 schools, is soliciting information from interested parties for collections of ebooks, audiobooks, and digital video available for purchase, to be made freely accessible to all Ohio PreK-12 students, educators, and families through INFOhio, Ohio's PreK-12 Digital Library.
With an investment of funds made possible through Future Forward Ohio, which encompasses the state’s strategic priorities for using federal funds to help students recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, INFOhio, a project of the Management Council, will increase access to quality instructional materials to accelerate learning and prepare students for future success. INFOhio transforms instruction and impacts learning by providing quality teaching and learning resources at no cost to Ohio’s teachers and students. To support them in long-term initiatives, INFOhio will purchase a core collection of quality digital content that supports Ohio’s Learning Standards and current state priorities.
For over 25 years, INFOhio has procured quality digital content for Ohio students, educators, and families through various funding sources, including state and federal funds.
The one-time funding of approximately $3 million for the purchase of ebooks, audiobooks, and digital video is part of the investment of state activities funds made possible by the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (American Rescue Plan).
For all instructions, dates, and a link to a response template, download the complete Request For Information for eBooks, Audiobooks, and Digital Video for Purchase.
For information about purchase priorities, download the priority subjects workbook.
Please submit responses and inquiries by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “INFOhio Digital Content Purchase" as the subject of the email.