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Procurement 101

Very few educators get into their fields seeking to become procurement experts–but procurement is a powerful tool to improve student outcomes. Educators at all levels should be aware of their organization’s processes, industry best practices, and federal/state/local regulations.

ProcureK12 has conducted hundreds of formal and informal solicitations for institutions seeking vendors for a variety of goods and services, from class supplies to curriculum, facilities management to furniture.

Procurement 101 is a series of webinars, insights, and other resources to help guide your purchasing.

 

Webinars

Procurement 101's webinars are designed to quickly distill best practices in K12 procurement. We have a robust content calendar planned for 2019 and we also periodically conduct special webinars for school associations/networks. We will cover:

  • Federal, state, and local purchasing thresholds

  • Requirements around quote request tracking

  • Sourcing vendors with special business designations (minority-owned, veteran-owned, etc.)

  • School supply sourcing and supply chain efficiency

 

Insights

We have analyzed thousands of lines of purchase order line items to identify national trends in K12 purchasing, as part of our Market Trends initiative. We find that districts of different size, socioeconomic status, and localities have significantly different purchasing habits. Learn about how curriculum selection may correlate to achievement outcomes in ELA and Math. Discover trends in Adaptive Learning Technology, Learning Management Systems, and Student Information Systems.

 

Resources

Over the course of our work in K12 we have helped hundreds of districts and schools with their sourcing needs. In that time, we have created a number of handy procurement basics, including:

  • School Founders Kits
  • Back to School Purchasing Checklists
  • Sample competitive solicitations for dozens of common purchases, including curriculum, furniture, school uniforms, and more.

 

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