Public procurement is the process used by government agencies, like the Beaverton School District, to obtain goods and services using public funds. The basic premise to public procurement is that the District requests pricing from a vendor for a "need", the vendor "offers" pricing, then the District "accepts". The offer and acceptance process creates a public contract between the District and the vendor.
For more information about Public Contracting please visit the Introduction to Oregon Public Contracting page.
Also, visit the following page for a summary of the types of District Contracts used.
A competitive solicitation is used to request pricing from Sources: Vendors sell Goods, and Contractors provide trade services and construction services, Providers provide Personal Services, Consultants provide Architectural, Engineering, Land Surveying and Related Services.
Source Selection Methods - What are you Buying?
Visit the Source Selection page.
The District's formal acceptance of an offer is made by issuing the
Vendor/Contractor a contract.
Exemptions to Competitive Solicitations Requirements
Certain exemptions from the competitive requirements are allowed. Each should be carefully read before applying to a contract. See Administrative Regulations DJ-AR .
School Board Authorization
All district public contracts that
are estimated to exceed $150,000 require approval by the School Board.
Information about these public contracts must be submitted to
the Business Office approximately 10 days prior to a regularly
scheduled School Board meeting date. A reminder is sent to Administrators approximately 14 days prior to each Board meeting date.