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Elk Grove USD  |  BP  3311  Business and Noninstructional Operations


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The Governing Board is committed to promoting public accountability and ensuring prudent use of public funds. In leasing or purchasing equipment, materials, supplies, or services for the district and when contracting for public projects involving district facilities, the Board shall explore lawful opportunities to obtain the greatest possible value for its expenditure of public funds. When required by law, or if the Board determines that it is in the best interest of the district, such leases and purchases shall be made using competitive bidding.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

(cf. 3000 - Concepts and Roles)

(cf. 3300 - Expenditures and Purchases)

The Superintendent or designee shall establish comprehensive bidding procedures for the district in accordance with law. The procedures shall include a process for advertising bids, instructions and timelines for submitting and opening bids, and other relevant requirements.

No work, project, service, or purchase shall be split or separated into smaller work orders or projects for the purpose of evading the legal requirements of Public Contract Code 20111-20118.4. (Public Contract Code 20116)

When calling for bids, the Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the bid specification clearly describes in appropriate detail the quality, delivery, and service required and includes all information which the district knows, or has in its possession, that is relevant to the work to be performed or that may impact the cost of performing the work.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop the procedures to be used for rating bidders for award of contracts which, by law or Board policy, require prequalification. The procedures shall identify a uniform system for rating bidders and shall address the issues covered by the standardized questionnaire and model guidelines developed by the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Public Contract Code 20101.

(cf. 9270 - Conflict of Interest)

Except as authorized by law and specified in the administrative regulation, contracts shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder who shall give such security as the Board requires, or else all bids shall be rejected. (Public Contract Code 20111)

When the Board has determined that it is in the best interest of the district, the district may piggyback onto the contract of another public agency or corporation to lease or purchase equipment or supplies to the extent authorized by law. (Public Contract Code 20118)

Perishable commodities such as foodstuffs can be purchased through bid or on the open market, depending on district preference. (Education Code 38083) In its purchases, the district shall give preference to products, grown, manufactured or produced in California and to foods grown or processed in the United States.

Legal Reference:


17070.10-17079.30 Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act

17406 Lease-leaseback contract

17595 Purchase of supplies through Department of General Services

17602 Purchase of surplus property from federal agencies

38083 Purchase of perishable foodstuffs and seasonable commodities

38110-38120 Apparatus and supplies

39802 Transportation services


4217.10-4217.18 Energy conservation contracts

4330-4334 Preference for California-made materials

6252 Definition of public record

53060 Special services and advice

54201-54205 Purchase of supplies and equipment by local agencies


adopted: October 6, 2015 Elk Grove, California