Director of Purchasing and Distribution Services
Melissa Ross (Missy)
Site Purchasing Specialist
Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday 7:30 AM-4:00 PM
The Purchasing division is responsible for purchasing goods and services for each customer in the most cost effective manner as well as compliance with all applicable State statutes and Board of Education policies.
Purchasing is responsible for processing bids. Bids will be advertised in the local newspapers and placed on the public purchase website (www.publicpurchase.com). Bids must be submitted by the vendor in a sealed envelope, unless otherwise stated. In addition to requesting bids, we provide oversight on request for proposals (RFP), and purchase orders excluding construction contracts.
Purchasing Procedures and Guidelines
Board Policy DGA Guidelines
BusinessPLUS User Guide
BusinessPLUS User Guide for Purchase Requests
Business PLUS User Guide for Purchase Requests Approval
BusinessPLUS User Guide for Receiving items on a Purchase Order
BusinessPLUS User Guide for Vendor Lookup
Contracts and Agreements FAQ
Contracts and Agreement Guidelines Effective August 2016
FF & E Manual
Frequently asked questions
State of Missouri Public School Records Retention Schedule
We are interested in making sure all vendors have the opportunity to conduct business with us. If you are interested in doing business with the District and would like to be added to the approved bidder’s list, please complete a vendor request form.
The district is required by the State of Missouri to require vendors who provide a service to the district certify that they do not employ unauthorized aliens. The E-verification affidavit must be completed prior to the vendor providing services.
The Purchasing department maintains a library of catalogs from vendors. If you are interested in a specific catalog, please contact our office at 816.986.2190.