Purchasing Process

All purchase orders for technology-related items of $200 or more must go to the Technology Director first for approval. Items or groups of items of more than $5000 must be bid with a minimum of three price quotes. Items or groups of items of more than $10,000 must be "formally bid" and go before the LCBOE.

Failure to adhere to the above requirements may result in:

  • Paying too much for the technology purchased
  • Not getting the best technology for your desired results
  • Getting technology inconsistent with system network configurations or system direction
  • Getting technology more difficult to service and support by local staff
  • Dependency on outside vendors for service and support of the new item
  • Getting less quality and frequent trouble with hardware and software

Staff members at any school or in any program may directly purchase technology-related items for their programs using accepted purchase methods for that program and for Lamar County Schools. Those methods dictate that you shouldl:

  1. Request a quote through the help ticket system
  2. Complete a purchase request
  3. Complete a Purchase Order for school/BOE funds
  4. Get the principal or building supervisor's signature
  5. Get the technology director's signature
  6. Order the materials through the school
  7. Complete the paperwork for invoices to be paid by the school
  8. Work with the technology staff for installation and configuration
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