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Vancouver Public Schools
Purchasing Department

The Purchasing Department oversees the acquisition of goods and services to ensure district schools and departments have the necessary materials, supplies, and equipment to prepare all students for college, careers and life. The Purchasing Department strives to accomplish its goals while exercising professional ethics and best business practices throughout the entire procurement process.

The areas of responsibility include:
  • Purchasing: Acquire goods and services in support of district operational activities; develop, evaluate and execute invitations to bid, requests for proposals, and quotations; and manage printing services.
  • Contracting: Develop, execute, review and manage contracts for goods and services.
  • Textbook Management: Acquire, warehouse, and inventory textbooks; replenish textbooks; deliver textbooks to schools; and monitor loss and damage to textbooks.
  • Warehouse Receiving and Distribution: Manage inventory of commonly used supplies; central receiving, distribution and mail service; food cart distribution of community service equipment; and surplus book and equipment programs.
Murray Schultz, Purchasing Manager
Supervise purchasing services; provide purchasing support to schools and departments in the procurement of supplies, equipment, material and services.

Sandi Marsh, Secretary
Process formal bids and maintain bid files; type recommendations for board approval; process purchase orders (POs) for all registrations, field trips, memberships, public works projects, contracts, and annual open POs; updates purchasing web page; sign off on Purchasing Department P-card purchases; and provide assistance to vendors and school fiscal clerks. Trains staff on fiscal (Purchasing and Warehouse) component of WESPAC.

Jeanette Hatley, Fiscal Clerk
Provide daily support to schools in procurement of books, supplies and equipment for library media; order district-approved kindergarten support materials, print and online subscriptions, and technical support services; maintain Approved Instructional Materials list and Destiny Textbook Management system data for schools.

Diana Bennett, Fiscal Clerk
Process daily purchase orders; quote and process all printing orders; maintain cell/radio lists; provide backup support to the secretary; provide backup support for procurement of books, supplies and equipment for library media.


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