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Purchasing Department

Purpose: the purchasing department is to bring added value in professional vendor & cooperative association contracts and discounts, service improvements, bids, commercial terms and conditions, and the imparting and application of business principles to utilize appropriated funds effectively for classroom excellence.

All purchases within the district must be conducted within the District’s Purchasing Policy, Board Policy 1.35


Skip Childress, Purchasing Specialist ( skip.childress@jenksps.org )  manages the following commodities:

  • Appliances/ Kitchen (not Nutrition)
  • Athletics/ Sporting Goods
  • Audio/ Visual (w/Install)
  • Books & Library
  • Classroom Specific Supply & Peripheral Furniture
  • Industrial/ Maintenance/ Tools
  • Information Technology (Hardware, Software, & peripherals)
  • Medical
  • Other
  • Office Supply & Paper
  • Photography
  • Safety/ Police
  • Science

Doug Karnes, Director of Puchasing (doug.karnes@jenksps.org) manages Purchasing, Fixed Assets, P-Cards, contracts, law & policy questions and these commodities:

  • Cell Towers
  • Copiers
  • Energy
  • Furniture
  • Janitorial Services
  • Musical
  • Nutrition (including appliances)
  • Services not listed in the above list
  • Vehicles
  • Vending


Vendors may request to be added to the district’s bidder’s list.  Bidders must be approved through the office of the Director of Purchasing before being added to the bidder’s list.  Companies interested in being added to the bid list should complete the Vendor Registration Form and submit to  Skip.Childress@jenksps.org in the purchasing office.  

To comply with the Internal Revenue Service and to ensure prompt payment, the district may require vendors to complete a vendor registration form. Before being approved to do business with the District, all vendors must agree to the terms and conditions of the district’s official purchase order.

Transparency of Purchases-

The link to the Oklahoma State Department of Education site to see the district's purchases is https://sdeweb01.sde.ok.gov/OCAS_Reporting/?Year=2011