Saginaw-based MiCTA, a national technology-purchasing cooperative, and Kirtland Community College in Roscommon announced they have issued a Request for Proposals seeking virtual information technology infrastructure and related services from qualified vendors.

The RFP seeks virtualization hardware, hardware virtualization software, virtual data storage solutions, virtual networking services, virtual appliances and virtual desktop environments, virtual environments products and tools, training and consulting for virtual environments and open source application hosting services.

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MiCTA negotiates substantial volume purchasing discounts for technology products and services on behalf of its membership, which is comprised of higher education institutions, K-12 schools and school districts, municipalities, non-profit organizations, hospitals and health care providers, religious and charitable organizations throughout the United States.

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MiCTA welcomes all manufacturers, vendors, service providers and resellers of these products and services to visit the MiCTA Web site ( for more information about the RFP, and to receive a copy of the RFP.

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Kirtland Community College annually serves about 3,200 students, who are able to choose from more than 80 certificate and two-year degree programs at the college’s three locations – the main campus near Roscommon, the Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) in Gaylord and in West Branch – with Kirtland’s service area including all or parts of Crawford, Oscoda, Ogemaw, Roscommon, Otsego, Kalkaska, Missaukee, Gladwin and Alcona counties, and the surrounding areas.