Know the Rules of the Purchasing Road
In virtually every community, School Districts are one of the largest purchasers of a wide variety of goods and services. Districts are also heavily regulated, and purchasing is no exception. Districts who do not understand or follow these regulations do so at their own legal peril. This workshop will provide an overview of the different processes and procedures district utilize to make purchases, as well as the requirements and threshold for these purchases. This course is a must for employees who want a deeper understanding of school district purchasing such as administrators, department directors, business office staff and anyone who is involved with any step of the purchasing process.
Topics in this workshop include: Request for proposals, purchase orders vs. contracts; employees roles and district procedures in purchasing; bidding requirements, process and thresholds; piggyback bids; CUPCCA requirements and procedures; facility construction and repair purchasing, service contracts, DIR requirements.