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3320 Purchasing Authority

Adoption Date: 1/5/2006, Reviewed: 11/26/2012, Reviewed: 9/29/14, Revised: December 13, 2018
3000 - Business and Non-Instructional
3320 Purchasing Authority

The Board of Education shall designate the Purchasing Agent for the School District at the annual organizational meeting in July.  The Purchasing Agent will be responsible for administering all purchasing activities and ensuring the quality and quantity of purchases made by the district.

All purchases shall be made through the Purchasing Agent on an official purchase order.  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.

Policy References:
Education Law §1709(20-a)

Policy Cross References:
3323 - Purchasing Procedures