The Purchasing staff of the Dysart Unified School District processes approximately 7,000 purchase orders each school year. We also prepare approximately 40 Invitation for Bids (IFB), Request for Proposals (RFP) and Requests for Written Quotations annually.
Dysart is committed to spending taxpayers' dollars in the most efficient and effective manner. This does not always mean that we will accept a low bid. We carefully scrutinize products and services to insure the very best use of constituent funds, while encouraging open and fair vendor competition.
Dysart maintains its Vendor Bid Registry at www.azpurchasing.org. If you would like to be notified of open solicitations, please register at www.azpurchasing.org. The District encourages participation by all businesses in our solicitation process, including but not limited to: local businesses, small businesses, minority-owned firms, and women’s business enterprises.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
How to Do Business with Dysart Unified School District
Click here for guidance on how to do business with Dysart Unified School District. We are always interested in locating outstanding vendors with quality products. If you would like to be notified of open solicitations, please complete the registration at www.azpurchasing.org.
Additionally, Dysart Unified School District is a member of the purchasing consortiums listed below. We utilize their contracts for purchases as well as our own Dysart contracts. If you are interested in learning more about these consortiums, links to their websites are in the Resources section below.
- Arizona State Procurement Office (SPO)
- Greater Phoenix Purchasing Consortium of Schools (GPPCS)
- Strategic Alliance for Volume Expenditures (SAVE)
- Mohave Educational Services Cooperative (MESC)
- 1Government Procurement Alliance (1GPA)
- OMNIA Partners (OMNIA)
Dysart Procurement also maintains current vendor information on registered vendors. If you are a registered vendor with the District and have had a change of address, tax change, merger, etc. please email [email protected] with the details about the change. We will send you new documents to complete and return in order to keep our records up-to-date.
Purchase Order Terms, Conditions & Instructions
Click on the document below to review our Purchase Order Terms, Conditions & Instructions. All purchases are subject to these terms and conditions and by accepting a Purchase Order, or any part thereof, the Seller agrees to accept said terms and conditions.
Arizona School District Procurement Code - Title 7, Chapter 2, Articles 10 & 11 - All Arizona School Districts are required to follow the rules set forth in the Arizona School District Procurement Code for purchases that exceed the formal solicitation threshold.
Arizona State Procurement Office (SPO) - The Arizona Department of Administration, State Procurement Office, is the central procurement authority for the State of Arizona. Procurement is managed through the development of policies, training, and agency delegations. We also establish and administer statewide contracts for state agencies and political subdivisions. These contracts are established from individual requests and focus-group activities with the State agencies and participating members of the Cooperative Purchasing Partnership. The Cooperative Purchasing Partnership includes over 400 colleges and universities, counties, cities, school districts and qualified not-for-profit organizations.
Greater Phoenix Purchasing Consortium of Schools (GPPCS) - The Greater Phoenix Purchasing Consortium of Schools is a consortium comprised currently of over fifty districts and charter schools throughout the Greater Phoenix area, that develops cooperative purchasing contracts on behalf of its members. Its main goal is to develop cooperative contracts for common, standardized products and services to the benefit of multiple districts that will save time and money in an effort to stretch budget dollars.
Strategic Alliance for Volume Expenditures (S.A.V.E.) - The Strategic Alliance for Volume Expenditures is a consortium of local governmental agencies across the State of Arizona, who have agreements allowing other member agencies to utilize each other's contracts. S.A.V.E. does not issue solicitations nor is it an organization that vendors can join. Each S.A.V.E. agency member includes cooperative language in their contracts that will allow other member agencies to purchase contracted goods and services under the same pricing, terms and conditions as the contracting agency.
Mohave Educational Services Cooperative (MESC) - Mohave Cooperative solicitations are written specifically to address the needs of Arizona governmental members. Mohave Educational Services Cooperative uses service, vision, opportunity, and innovation to create a partnership that benefits all members and vendors. A dedication to perfection in procurement and customer service focuses Mohave on becoming your cooperative procurement partner of choice.
1Government Procurement Alliance (1GPA) - 1GPA is a national non-profit governmental purchasing cooperative which allows public entities to take advantage of existing contracts to purchase the goods and services they need from local and national vendors.
OMNIA Partners (OMNIA) - OMNIA Partners is the largest and most experienced organization in procurement and supply chain management. Covering both the private and public sectors, OMNIA Partners unites industry-leading buying power and world-class suppleirs to offer an extensive portfolio of sourcing solutions and partnerships. Through economies of scale, OMNIA Partners is able to deliver more contracts, in more verticals, with transparent, value-driven pricing.