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Purchasing 101: Back to Basics - 10/7/2015




 Purchasing 101: Back to Basics - 10/7/2015
Business officials new to purchasing in the school environment will get an understanding of what is required by the PA School Code. This webcast will review requirements including bidding, thresholds, advertising and more.
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Basic rules of procurement serve to ensure that public funds are spent openly and fairly; assist with obtaining the maximum value for each dollar spent; and offer protection against legal challenges, financial penalties and damage to your school's reputation. For business officials new to purchasing in the school environment, the foundation is having an understanding of what is required by the PA School Code. This webcast will review requirements including bidding, thresholds, advertising and more. Learn about:
- When are you required to quote or bid?
- What is the difference between a Bid and Request for Proposal (RFP)?
- What purchases/services require a Bid or RFP?
- What does the state require for advertising?
- How to decide on what vendor to use