It is the goal of the district to purchase competitively and to seek the maximum educational value for every dollar spent. Below is information on three resources for the purchase of equipment, materials, and supplies.
DCMO BOCES Cooperative Purchasing
In the DCMO BOCES BID INFORMATION section below, you will find links for various categories of equipment, materials, and supplies that have been competitively bid through DCMO BOCES Cooperative Purchasing. This is typically the first resource used when looking to order these items.
NYS OGS State Contract Awards
Another source for equipment, materials, and supplies includes NYS OGS contracts. These are items that are bid through the New York State Office of Goods and Services (OGS). In the OGS STATE CONTRACT AWARDS section below, you will find links to common school supply NYS OGS contracts that you can review. When contacting vendors that have participated in these bids, please be sure to request a quote with NYS OGS pricing. The quote must reference the contract that was used for the pricing in the quote.
COOPERATIVE PURCHASING ARRANGEMENTS
The district is a member of several Cooperative Purchasing groups which allows the district to ‘piggyback’ on contracts that other organizations throughout the country have awarded. In the COOPERATIVE PURCHASING ARRANGEMENT section below, we are providing links to three Cooperative Purchasing groups that the district is a member of - OMNIA Partners, TIPS-USA and PEPPM. If you find a vendor you wish to purchase from, you should ask if they participate in any of these arrangements and can then obtain a quote from them through that contract. The quote must reference the contract that was used for the pricing in the quote.
For more in-depth purchasing procedures, please see the District Handbook on Policies and Procedures.
Please use the below form when completing requisitions:
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORDERING THROUGH SCHOOL SPECIALTY AND LAKESHORE LEARNING:
School Specialty and Lakeshore Learning have created an online shopping cart access for our school that will allow you to automatically obtain DCMO BOCES Contract Award pricing when adding products to your cart from these two vendors. In addition, the Business Office will be able to see any NYS Contract Pricing that may be applicable and will be able to choose the contract (DCMO vs. NYS OGS) that will give the district the best cost benefit.
Below is a link for how to use the online cart access for these two companies.