Purchasing

The primary function of the Purchasing Department is to provide customer service to its end-users. The Purchasing Department carries the responsibility of ensuring compliance with the Arizona procurement rules and code when securing quotes and establishing contracts with vendors through solicitation processes. The department maintains a wide database of vendors and products which can assist employees when procuring goods and services for their respective sites.

The Purchasing Office is governed by two specific areas: The Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.), and the Uniform Systems of Financial Records (USFR). The AAC and USFR govern the “who, what, when, where, why and how” related to the expenditure of District funds.

Jeff Thomason
Purchasing Manager
Phone: (602) 381-6000 
Internal Ext.: 40228 
Fax: (602) 522-1094

Crystal Macias Purchasing Assistant
Internal Ext.: 40224

Purchasing Process

Through the issuance of quotes, bids, and proposals, Purchasing pairs the needs of the school district with outstanding vendors to provide the goods and services that assist the education process.

Click on the form names listed below to download them and fill them out.

Current Bidding Opportunities

In order to receive notifications solicitations or quotes, vendors must be registered on the AZPurchasing website. The registrations can be completed at the following link: www.azpurchasing.org

Please be sure to indicate Maricopa County to receive Creighton Schools' solicitations.

Prior to being issued purchase orders, vendors must be registered and setup in CESD's database before purchases can be made by District employees. The Vendor Registration and Update Form (VRUF) and required IRS Form W-9 must be completed and e-mailed or faxed to the purchasing department.

Completed forms should be submitted either by email to: cmacias@creightonschools.org faxed to: 602-522-1094 or mailed to the address at the top of the Form.

Purchase Order Terms, Conditions and Instructions

CESD Purchase Order Terms, Conditions and Instructions (PDF) — Click here to view all terms and conditions that apply to District purchase orders.

Purchasing Cooperatives

CESD is a member with each of following purchasing cooperatives and uses these organizations to supplement the contracting process when reasonable to do so:

1Government Bid Alliance (1GPA)
Arizona State Procurement Office (SPO)
Greater Phoenix Purchasing Consortium of Schools (GPPCS)
Mohave Educational Services Cooperative (MESC)
Strategic Alliance for Volume Expenditures (S.A.V.E.)
The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN)

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