The board relies upon the superintendent and his/her staff to administer the business operations of the district.  Because the board cannot relinquish its responsibility and accountability as an agent of the state and the citizenry of the district, the following guidelines are established with regard to purchasing and bidding procedures.

  1. In awarding purchases or contracts for services, the following shall be considered:  a) price; b) quality of product; c) service, delivery and maintenance of product; d) suitability of product; e) conformance to the specifications; f) past performance to the district; and g) vendor reliability.

  1. The board has directed that all purchases be made after proper written documentation is secured to support such purchases.

  1. Sufficient amounts must have been budgeted in appropriate accounts and sufficient funds be available in said accounts according to the budget approved by the board.