This Purchasing functions for the Oro Grande School District are centralized under the department of Purchasing, with the actual function, unless noted otherwise, delegated to the department by the Governing Board. However, by law, the Governing Board has the sole authority and responsibility for all purchase contracts of the District, and this authority and responsibility cannot be delegated.
It is the intent of the Governing Board to ensure that the Purchasing Department, on behalf of the District, shall:

  •  Serve the best interest of the District in all transactions
  • Regard public service as a sacred trust, giving primary consideration to the District by which we are employed
  • Obtain the maximum value for each dollar expended
  • Comply with all applicable provisions of the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, State and Federal laws governing purchasing
  • Purchase and contract without favoritism or prejudice, avoid unfair practices and giving all Vendors an equal opportunity
  • Purchase equipment, supplies and services on a competitive basis when required by law
  • Whenever possible establish specifications that are descriptive of materials desired
  • Attract and develop a group of responsible bidders able to offer the best prices, best quality and best service
  • Conduct the purchasing function in a manner that utilizes the most efficient procedures, records and reports
  • Maintain a bidders list and vendor file for the District
  • Publicly open advertised bids at the prescribed time and place
  • Grant awards and contracts to the lowest responsible bidder(s) who meet all specifications or reject all bids
  • Standardize equipment and supplies used within the District
  • Employ the use of open or blanket purchase orders with those vendors where a continual flow of supplies in utilized by the District
  • To cooperate with all organizations and individuals engaged in enhancing the development and integrity of the purchasing profession
  • Utilize piggyback contracts when authorized by the Governing Board to obtain equipment or supplies to the extent allowed by law
  • Support every purchasing transaction with the timely processing of a requisition, purchase order, formal contract or other written instrument, as applicable
  • To decline personal gifts or gratuities
  • To regard each transaction on its own merits; to foster and promote fair, ethical and legal trade practices
  • To conform with all applicable provisions of the California Public Contract Code, California Education Code and California Government Code.
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