BOE Policy DJED: Bids and Quotations
All contracts for and purchases of supplies, materials, equipment, and contractual services shall be based, when possible, on at least three competitive bids. Purchases made in the open market shall be consummated after careful pricing.
All contracts and all open market orders will be awarded to a responsible qualified supplier.
When bidding procedures are used, bids shall be advertised appropriately. Suppliers shall be invited to have their names placed on mailing lists to receive invitations to bid. When specifications are prepared, they will be mailed to all merchants and firms who have indicated an interest in bidding.
All bids must be submitted addressed to the Board/Superintendent, and plainly marked with the name of the bid and the time.
The Board will consider the acceptance of local bids if the bid does not exceed an out of town bid by 5%.