The primary mission of the Purchasing Department is to provide all schools and departments with responsive customer service and to purchase the right product or service at the right time, from the best source, for the lowest and best possible price; and then to arrange for the safe and timely distribution to the requisitioner, as required in meeting School Board priorities.
Cone Of Silence During Competitive Selection Process
A cone of silence is hereby established for all competitive selection processes including Invitations to Bids (ITB), Request for Proposals (RFP), Request for Qualifications (RFQu), Request for Quotes (RFQ), and Invitations to Negotiate (ITN) for the provision of goods and services. The cone of silence is designed to protect the integrity of the procurement process by shielding it from undue influences prior to the recommendation of contract award. This cone of silence shall be imposed on these procurements after advertisement of same. See Board Policy 6324.