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.
Contacts for specific commodities:
IT : All Information Technology (Hardware, Installations, Software, & Peripherals)
Skip Childress, Facilities Purchasing Specialist (firstname.lastname@example.org ) manages the following commodities:
- Books & Library
- Classroom Specific Supply & Special Furniture
- Industrial/ Maintenance/ Tools
Doug Karnes, Director of Purchasing (email@example.com) manages Purchasing, Fixed Assets, Purchasing Cards, contracts, law & policy questions and these commodities:
- Appliances/ Kitchen (not Child Nutrition)
- Athletics/ Sporting Goods
- Audio/ Visual (not installations of classroom A/V)
- Cell Towers
- Child Nutrition (including appliances)
- Janitorial Services
- Office Supply & Paper
- Safety/ Police
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 .