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About Purchasing

In an effort to minimize and mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, no face-to-face interaction may take place with the Purchasing staff until further notice

The Purchasing Department carries out procurement procedures in accordance with all provisions of the California Education Code, California Government Code, California Public Contract Code, and District Board Policies.

We prepare bids and ensure and maintain the legal requirements of the process, assure purchase requisitions are properly authorized, verify vendor sources and provide user departments with current information on new products and services, alternative materials and costs, prepare, with the cooperation of user departments, delivery schedules, quality and quantity specifications for items and services to be purchased. We encourage competition among vendors through negotiation, competitive bidding and contract buying, review contract and agreement language for requirements including hold harmless, indemnification, proper insurance levels and process the orders that relate to these documents, while also ensuring that purchase orders and contracts contain all necessary conditions, such as guarantees, warranties, governmental regulations, shipping instructions, free on board points (f.o.b.), credit terms and discounts.