The following open bids have been posted. See each for details.

Bid for Disposal of School Bus

Date of Issue: February 19, 2024


The Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District, hereinafter referred to as the “Seller,” invites sealed bids from interested parties for the purchase of the following school bus:

Description: 2014 Blue Bird Diesel 68 Passenger School Bus 123,000 miles
Minimum Bid Price: Best Offer
Bus Location: VSCSD Bus Garage 1103 West 3rd Street Vinton IA 52349

Submission of Bids

Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Sealed Bid for School Bus Disposal” to the following address:

Vinton-Shellsburg District Office
1502 C Ave
Vinton, Iowa 52349
Email bid directly to Elizabeth Nelsen, board secretary at

Bids must be received no later than March 5, 2024 at 3:00pm. Late bids will not be accepted.

The Seller reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in the bidding process.

Bid Opening

Bids will be opened and reviewed on March 5, 2024 at 3:00pm at this district’s central office.
Bidders are not required to be present at the bid opening.

Bid Requirements

To be considered, each bid must: Be submitted in a sealed envelope or email to as described in Section 2.Clearly state the bidder’s name, address, phone number, and email address. Include the bid amount in U.S. dollars.

 Acceptance of Bid

The Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, in whole or in part, and to award the contract to the bidder whose bid is determined to be in the best interest of the Seller.
The Seller’s decision is final and not subject to appeal.

Payment and Removal

The successful bidder will be required to make full payment within two weeks after bid acceptance. The bus must be removed from the Seller’s premises within two weeks after payment. Failure to make payment or remove the bus within the specified timeframes may result in forfeiture of the bid security and re-listing of the bus for sale.


Bidders are strongly encouraged to inspect the bus before submitting a bid. The bus is sold “as-is” with no warranties or guarantees of any kind. The bus is located at 1105 W 3rd St Vinton, Iowa.

By submitting a bid, the bidder acknowledges and agrees to all the terms and conditions outlined in this document.
Questions are to be addressed to Elizabeth Nelsen at 319-436-5680 or



Due to the weather, Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District will have a two-hour late start today (Monday, March 7).

Please Note: Breakfast is not available on late start days.

(And a reminder of a previous schedule change — We will have an Early Out and PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES  TOMORROW, MARCH 8.)