Purchasing FAQ

Q: What does Creighton School District buy?

The Creighton Elementary School District buys fuel, food, construction services, repair services, books, professional services, a wide variety of products and services that are needed to support a student body of 6,500 students and 900 support staff

How does my company get involved?

A: Your first step should be to become a registered vendor. Go to www.azpurchasing.org and fill out a registration form. After registering, solicitation notices will be sent via email. The commodity categories selected are the categories in which you will receive a solicitation notice. More information about our registration process is at the web site.

Placing your name on our list of registered vendors does not, however, indicate that the District has deemed you or your firm qualified to enter into a contract for any specific procurement.


Q: What are Creighton School District’s quotation requirements?

A: The following requirements apply to all procurement of materials, services, and construction.

If a purchase order will be less than $9,999, a single firm price quote is normally required. When appropriate, catalog prices may be used for these purchases.

For a purchase of at least $9,999, but less than $49,999, we require a minimum of three oral or written quotations.

A procurement of at least $50,000, but less than $99,999, requires written quotations from at least three vendors.

All official request for quotations will be generated by the Purchasing Department.

If a procurement exceeds $100,000, the District must issue a formal invitation for bid or proposal.


Q: How does Creighton School District solicit, award, and issue contracts?

A: In accordance with the School District Procurement Rules in the Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.) promulgated by the State Board of Education pursuant to A.R.S. 15-213.


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. we encourage your participation in our procurement, and look forward to a positive and productive partnership that supports the education of children in our community.

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