The School Committee declares its intention to purchase competitively without prejudice and to seek maximum educational value for every dollar expended.
The acquisition of materials, equipment, and services will be centralized in the Superintendent’s office of the school system.
The School Business Administrator will coordinate, develop and administer the purchasing program for the schools in keeping with legal requirements and with the adopted school budget.
The City Purchasing Agent shall serve as the purchasing agent for the school department.
School purchases will be made only on official purchase orders approved for issuance by the school business administrator and signed by the City Purchasing Agent, with such exceptions as may be made by the latter for emergency purchases and those made with petty cash funds.
[Reviewed: November 2002]
LEGAL REFS: M.G.L. 7:22A; 7:22B; 30B; 71:49A