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Fayetteville School Board Looks At Policy Revision On Professional Services Contracts

Posted: December 7, 2013 at 5 a.m.

The School Board may change its purchasing policy by lowering the amount on contracts requiring board approval, particularly for professional services.

At A Glance

Purchasing Commodities

Section 3.5 of the Fayetteville School Board policies states, in part:

“Purchases shall be made in accordance with state laws and procurement procedures governing school purchases that are deemed to be in the best interest of the district and the result of fair and open competition between qualified bidders and suppliers.

“As used in this policy, ‘commodities’ is defined as all supplies, goods, material, equipment, computers, software, machinery, facilities, personal property, and services, other than personal and professional services, purchased on behalf of the district.

“Purchases of commodities with a purchase price of more than $50,000 require prior board approval, unless an emergency exists in which case the superintendent may waive this requirement, not to exceed $100,000.”

Source: Fayetteville School District

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