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Lesson Plans


Budget time

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James M Robinson ("robinsj"@cvn.net)
Mon, 20 Oct 1997 19:31:17 -0700


Dear artednetters:
It is soon requisition time at my school (december). All of our art
supplies are bid out to the lowest company. However, once the bids come
in, the art teachers in our district are able to cross off a low bid if
the product is not equal to or greater than what was requested. Often
times the product requested is not the product that the supplier has bid
on even though our bid sheets specifically state that the product must be
of equal or greater quality. Here is my concern. It takes about 8 hours
for three people to go through our list and check what the suppliers have
bid on (to see if it is the correct item). We have found from past
experience that quality is definitely sacrificed sometimes when the
lowest bid is used. Once our bids are approved by the board and ordered,
they are then shipped to our three different buildings. Therefore,
creating a sorting nightmare for our secretaries who have to check in
supplies as they arrive (of course, I also check them) and send them to
the two other buildings. There has to be an easier way to do this!
Does anyone have any suggestions that might be useful to a small district
like the one I am employed in? Any and all recommendations would be
beneficial.
Kim
BSHS
York Springs, PA