In a message dated 11/18/00 2:31:24 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< The way the bid list is supposed to work is that about this time of
year you mark the order form for the items you want to order. This is
sent off to the bid company where it is compiled into a computer print
out list of the items you marked. Then in the early spring that print
out is returned to the school for confirmation. Any changes in amount
is made at that time. Nothing may be added to the order but you can
reduce or increase according to current needs.
Sharon, this is how it works in my school too. However, the district may
save money but my prices don't change as per the original catalogue lists.
So I've always seen the process as twice the work and no savings for me.
Also, sometimes a course I think I will be teaching is changed and then I'm
I think that I won't worry so much about quantities this year and
concentrate on ordering at least one of everything I might want and then put
the time into the order in the spring. I usually only get a day or two to do
it then but your suggestion of ordering anything I might want is a good one.
It's always helpful to have someone remind us to look at the glass as
half full and not half empty. Thanks