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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.



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. Available for download + upcoming :

What’s the Law? Purchasing Compliance: Thresholds and Quote Request Basics (Webinar)
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 4pm EST
The Purchasing Checklist for Founders: The Zillion Things You Need to Buy Before You Open (Training)
Tuesday, January 15 at 4pm EST
Furniture Outreach for Founders: Let’s Do Our First Quote Request Together. (Training)
Tuesday, January 22 at 4pm EST
Supplies Shopping: Where You Can Lose Money (Webinar)
Monday, January 28, 2019 at 4pm EST
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 4pm EST

 *Note: Information presented in webinars does not constitute legal advice. Be sure to do your own due diligence in implementing purchasing plans and processes.


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.



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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