5410

Adoption Date: 7/19/1994, Revised: 6/20/2000; 11/5/02; 1/20/04; 6/19/07; 7/1/08; 1/5/10; 5/3/11; 12/20/11; 12/04/12; 4/1/2014; 4/6/21
5000 - NON-INSTRUCTIONAL/BUSINESS OPERATIONS

PURCHASING
5410 PURCHASING

Except as otherwise provided by law, all contracts for public work involving an expenditure of more than thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) and all purchase contracts involving an expenditure of more than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) shall be awarded by the Brockport Central School District to the lowest responsible bidder furnishing the required security after advertisement for sealed bids. However, the District may, in its discretion, award purchase contracts on the basis of "best value" to a responsive and responsible bidder or offered, provided the Board of Education has authorized such action by rule, regulation or resolution adopted at a public meeting.

No bid or offer shall be accepted that does not conform to specifications furnished unless such specifications are waived by Board action. The District may, in its discretion, reject all bids or offers and readvertise for new bids or offers in a manner consistent with New York State law.

All contracts requiring public advertising and competitive bidding or offering will be awarded by resolution of the Board.

Except as authorized by law, no Board member or employee of the District shall have a direct interest in any contract covered by this policy.

Standardization

Upon the adoption of a standardization resolution by a vote of at least three-fifths (3/5) of all Board members, purchase contracts for a particular type or kind of equipment, materials or supplies of more than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) may be awarded by the Board to the lowest responsible bidder or offeror furnishing the required security after advertisement for sealed bids in the manner provided in law. Such resolution must state that, for reasons of efficiency or economy, there is a need for standardization and must contain a full explanation of those reasons. Upon the adoption of a valid standardization resolution, the District may provide in its specifications for a particular make or brand to the exclusion of others.

"Piggybacking" Exception to Competitive Bidding

The District may, in its discretion, purchase certain goods and services at costs beyond the above-referenced thresholds through the use of contracts let by the United States or any agency thereof, or any state, county, political subdivision or district of any state.

This method of procurement is permitted on contracts issued by other governmental entities, provided that the original contract:

a) Has been let by the United States or any agency thereof, any state (including New York State) or any other political subdivision or district therein;
b) Was made available for use by other governmental entities and agreeable with the contract holder; and
c) Was let in a manner that constitutes competitive bidding consistent with New York State law, or was awarded on the basis of best value, and is not in conflict with other New York State laws.

Annual Review

The Assistant Superintendent for Business ill be responsible for conducting an annual review of the District’s bidding and purchasing policies and procedures, and for an evaluation of the internal control structure established to ensure compliance with the procurement policy. The Assistant Superintendent for Business  shall provide the results of said evaluation to the Board.

Policy References:
General Municipal Law Articles 5-A and 18
State Finance Law Sections 162, 163 and 163-b

 

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