The board shall purchase school equipment and supplies from local vendors whenever possible, providing that price, quality and service of the local vendor compare favorably with those from non-local vendors.  Bids shall be solicited from non-local vendors in order to establish a fair market price for equipment and supplies.

Local vendors may be given preference if their bid or quoted price is within five percent of the low bid or quoted price, provided that all other matters are equal.  Local purchases shall be divided among several local vendors when appropriate.

Adopted:  7/1/93

Revised:  10/11/12