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Policies & Procedures
In accordance with revised Purchasing Policies established by the Purchasing Department and approved by the Board of Education, purchasing operating procedures have been formalized. These procedures are summarized in each of the next sections. These procedures provide the ‘how to' in terms of conducting purchasing business in behalf of your department, school or the District.
These procedures summarize the approval limits required for purchases of various dollar values and also prescribe when purchases are to be forwarded to the Board of Education for approval.
These procedures highlight the practices to be followed to obtain competitive quotes, bids and proposals. The Purchasing department shall be utilized to assist in obtaining the required levels of competition for individual procurements and standing agreements.
- Competitive Bidding Details
- Single/Sole Source Provider Details [pdf]
Denver Public Schools has an active Visa Purchasing Card program in place. These procedures highlight the processes to be used to request and use a Visa Purchasing card for district required purchases.
All independent contractor agreements are to be processed through the Purchasing Department. These procedures identify the forms and steps necessary to process these agreements orderly and in a timely fashion to the Purchasing department.
These procedures summarize how to purchase a computer and accompanying peripherals.
Any purchases conducted on a federally funded contract or grant shall be checked against a federal debarment list. These procedures identify the processes to be followed for these reviews.
Qualification of Vendors
These procedures review how vendors are qualified and established for usage by the District. Vendors are qualified for usage based upon their quotations, bids, and proposals and then their selection for goods or services support to the District. The District is only performing a ‘pre-qualification' process for services and projects, within the Facility/Construction Departments