Policy 6090: Purchasing Authority

The Board of Education shall annually appoint a Purchasing Agent and an Alternate Purchasing Agent for the school district. The Purchasing Agent will be responsible for administering all purchasing activities and ensuring the quality and quantity of purchases made by the district. The Alternate Purchasing Agent shall be authorized to administer all purchasing activities in the absence of the Purchasing Agent.

All purchases shall be made through the Purchasing Agent.

The Purchasing Agent is authorized to issue purchase orders without prior approval of the Board when formal bidding procedures are not required by law and budget appropriations are adequate to cover such obligations.

The Purchasing Agent shall be responsible for preparing all bid specifications and a statement of general bidding conditions to be included in every notice or invitation to bid. If there are questions concerning specifications, the Purchasing Agent will consult with the requisitioner to clarify the matter so as to ensure that the appropriate goods or services are obtained. The Board of Education shall approve the awarding of all purchases resulting from bidding at a regular Board meeting.

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Adopted by Board of Education: December 4, 2007