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Special challenge

Support Services Department's present challenge

Changed direct purchasing processes affected all divisions District wide, including M&O

Over the years, purchasing processes became a bit inconsistent between the various District departments. Understandably, the Procurement office’s return to observing strict protocol caused a few hiccups for M&O with regards to some vendors on temporary extensions. These unexceptional extensions allowed M&O to use those contracts due to a delay in the request for proposals schedule by the Procurement office. Some problems occurred, however, when products and services that were needed to serve the schools had reached the procurement threshold which necessitated Small Purchase Orders to be issued. It was a rational deviation in keeping up with the District’s routine maintenance demands. Purchasing processes are now smooth and a better pathway between the Procurement office and M&O exists in securing contract services and products.

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