BOOST* Has Been added to MiDEAL !!!

BOOST* will be listed in the category Road & Highway Maintenance, or you will be able to find it under the Complete Contract Listing.

BOOST* is contract #071B7200181, Agricultural Byproducts (ABP) for Anti-Icing – MDOT.

What is MiDEAL? MiDEAL (Michigan Delivering Extended Agreements Locally) allows Michigan local units of government to benefit from the State’s negotiating and purchasing power by permitting them to purchase from the State’s contracts on the same terms, conditions, and prices as State government. Locals benefit not only from the reduced cost of goods and services, but also from indirect savings related to writing specifications, researching industries, processing invitations to bid, recruiting a diverse pool of potential suppliers, and making awards. The MiDEAL program is authorized by Michigan legislation and has been in existence since 1975.

Who can use MiDEAL /how do we join? Membership is open to any city, village, county, township, school district, intermediate school district, non-profit hospital, institutions of higher learning, or community or junior college in Michigan. All it takes to join is an e-mail to MiDEAL@michigan.gov and payment of the nominal membership fee (see our membership fee schedule ).

What products and services are available? The complete list of contracts available through MiDEAL includes over 250 contracts ranging from defibrillators to electrical lamps to mailing equipment. The list of most frequently used contracts includes office supplies, janitorial products, carpet, pharmaceuticals, disposable paper, lawn and garden equipment, cell phone equipment and service, fuel oil, gasoline, tires, vehicles, hardware, tools, computers, furniture, and road salt. Green products are also available. Browse the list of available contracts by category.

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About Dave Budd

Vice President of Product Development and Marketing, Great Lakes Chloride, Inc. Serving Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky. Retired Michigan DOT, October 2010 after 32 years experience in Maintenance/Operations. Specializing in winter operations and liquid de-icers and anti-icers.
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One Response to BOOST* Has Been added to MiDEAL !!!

  1. Mark Lester says:

    If Boost is 87% less corrosive than rock salt, how does this reduced corrosiveness affect the salt it is mixed with? The assumption would be that by adding the Boost to the rock salt, overall corrosiveness would be reduced proportionately. Obviously, if you reduce salt application by 30% you have already reduced “corrosiveness” through reduced application. I posed this question to a Civil Engineer and they were not aware of any studies to this effect. I do have a friend who is working on PHD in Environmenal Chemistry, I will pose the question to them next. Reduced corrosion has huge payback in less damage to equipment (this I know to be true and has been proven) plus less damage to infrastructure (bridges especially). Think of the potential implications

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