Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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The Highline School Board recognizes the importance of:

  • Maximizing the use of district resources;
  • The need for sound business practices in spending public money;
  • The requirement of complying with state and federal laws governing purchasing
  • The importance of standardized purchasing regulations; and
  • The need for clear documentation.

All purchasing of furniture, supplies, building improvement or repairs, except books, shall be in compliance with RCW 28A.335.190 and consistent with all applicable Washington Administrative Codes. The superintendent of schools or designee shall establish bidding and contract awarding procedures for all purchases in the manner consistent with statutory authority.

Legal References:
Advertising for bids -Competitive bid procedures- Purchases from inmate work programs- Telephone or written quotation solicitation, limitations- Emergencies - RCW 28A.335.190
Crimes Against Children-Contractor Employees-Termination of Contract -  RCW 28A.400.330
Small works roster contract procedures-Limited public works process Definition - RCW 39.04.155
Competitive Bidding Requirements- Exemptions - RCW 39.04.280

Bid Awards – Considerations,  Requirements and criteria to be set forth, Negotiations, Use of enterprise vendor registrations and bid notification systems RCW 39.26.160
Bids on public works- Identification, substitution of contractors - RCW 39.30.060
Competitive Bids-Notice of Modification or Cancellation-Cancellation Requirements-General Procurement Standards - 2 CFR 200.318
Procurement - 34 CFR § 80.36
Debarment and Suspension - 34 CFR § 85

Management Resources:

Policy and Legal News, July 2017

Policy and Legal News, March 2016
Policy and Legal News June 2015
Policy and Legal News, June 2013 
Policy News, April 2012     
Policy News, February 2011 
Policy News, October 2005  
Policy News, June 2001    

Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: 07.13
Revised by the Board: 10.15, 10.18, 02.20
Classification: Essential