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Hayward USD |  BP  3311  Business and Noninstructional Operations


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In order to ensure transparency and the prudent expenditure of public funds, the Governing Board shall award contracts in an objective manner and in accordance with law. District equipment, supplies, and services shall be purchased using competitive bidding when required by law or if the Board determines that it is in the best interest of the district to do so.

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

(cf. 3000 - Concepts and Roles)

(cf. 3300 - Expenditures and Purchases)

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)

Bid specifications shall be carefully designed and shall describe in detail the quality, delivery, and service required.

To assist the district in determining whether bidders are responsible, the Board may require prequalification procedures as allowed by law and specified in administrative regulation.

(cf. 9270 - Conflict of Interest

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


1102 Emergencies

2000-2002 Responsive bidders

3000-3010 Roofing projects

3400 Bids, specifications by brand or trade name not permitted

3410 United States produce and processed foods

6610 Bid visits

12200 Definitions, recycled goods, materials and supplies

20101-20103.7 Public construction projects, requirements for bidding

20103.8 Award of contracts

20107 Bidder's security

20111-20118.4 Contracting by school districts

20189 Bidder's security, earthquake relief

22002 Definition of public project

22030-22045 Alternative procedures for public projects (UPCCAA)

22050 Alternative emergency procedures

22152 Recycled product procurement


Los Angeles Unified School District v. Great American Insurance Co., (2010) 49 Cal.4th 739

Great West Contractors Inc. v. Irvine Unified School District, (2010) 187 Cal.App.4th 1425

Marshall v. Pasadena Unified School District, (2004) 119 Cal.App.4th 1241

Konica Business Machines v. Regents of the University of California, (1988) 206 Cal.App.3d 449

City of Inglewood-Los Angeles County Civic Center Authority v. Superior Court, (1972) 7 Cal.3d 861


89 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 1 (2006)

Management Resources:


CSBA: http://

California Association of School Business Officials:


adopted: November 18, 1992 Hayward, California

revised: February 26, 1996

revised: October 9, 2013