Business & Non-Instructional Operations





In order to ensure transparency and the prudent expenditure of public funds, the Governing Board shall award contracts in an objective manner and in accordance with law.  District equipment, supplies and service shall be purchased using competitive bidding when required by law.

When the Board has determined that it is in the best interest of the district, the district may piggyback onto the contract of another public agency or corporation to lease or purchase equipment or supplies to the extent authorized by law.

Bid specifications shall be carefully designed and shall describe in detail the quality, delivery and service required.


Legal Reference:

Education Code

Section 17595

Purchase through department of general services


Public Contract Code

Section 2001-2001

Responsive bidders


Public Contract Code

Section 20111-20118.4

Contracting by school districts



Policy adopted:


Policy revised:             12/14/10