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D.04 Central Purchasing - April 2001 Revision

Note: This policy was reviewed and revised in May 2011. We provide this revision for historic purposes only. Please refer to the current policy.

The Board of Education, through the Superintendent and the Superintendent's designee(s) pursuant to sections 22-5-4 and 13-1-97 (c) NMSA 1978, establishes a central purchasing office called the Procurement Division.

The Procurement Division will purchase, rent, lease or otherwise acquire on behalf of the District all items of tangible personal property, services or construction. All purchases will be strictly in accordance with the laws of the State of New Mexico and federal law in addition to applicable policies and procedures of the Albuquerque Public Schools and the State Department of Education. The Procurement Division shall establish and maintain a district manual of purchasing policies and procedures which shall be open to the general public and furnished to the various District schools and departments. Applicable statutes will also be on file.

The Procurement Division shall cooperate with the budget process and administration concerning the acquisition and usage of all services, construction and items of tangible personal property. The Procurement Division will accomplish the purchase of all services, construction and items of tangible personal property by means of standard purchase orders on forms issued and controlled exclusively by Procurement. The Board of Education reserves the right to review, approve or reject any procurement decision.

Procedural Directive Cross Ref.: Purchasing

Legal Ref.:

  • 22-5-4 NMSA 1978 (1986 Repl.)
  • 13-1-97 NMSA 1978

NSBA/NEPN Classification: DJ

Approved: August 17, 1988
Reviewed: January 17, 1990
Reviewed: February 20, 1996
Reviewed: March 17, 1997
Reviewed: January 1, 2001
Reviewed: April 2001