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Within the Business Services Department, and under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations, Purchasing Services orchestrates the procurement of all assets, construction, instructional materials, supplies, services and equipment. We are committed to facilitating cost effective methods and access to new business opportunities throughout our region. Our belief in competitive bidding and fair business practice will provide partnership opportunities to qualified vendors. Please visit Vendor Registration to register with our school district. The registration process is not an assurance of consideration for purchase orders and/or bid opportunities.

According to the revised Michigan School Code, the State of Michigan sets a base amount above which school districts must obtain competitive bids. The Competitive Bid base amount has been set at $24,459 (FY2019) as of September 27, 2018 and amount is updated annually. In addition to our website, all Invitations for Bids for construction and food service will be advertised in the Oakland Press and posted on The State of Michigan SIGMA Vendor Self Service (VSS) website. All other Invitations for Bids will be posted on SIGMA.

Compliance with applicable policies, procedures, laws and regulations are monitored by Purchasing Services.  Our school district participates in Cooperative Bid Contracts including State of Michigan MiDeal, REMC, Oakland Schools, AEPA, US Communities, NJPA and TCPN.

All bids are due at 501 N. Cass Lake Road, Waterford, Michigan, 48328, by 2:00 p.m. on the date specified.

The Waterford School District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, or to split awards by item, or to accept bids which will, in the opinion of the Administration and the Board of Education, best serve the Waterford School District.

Vendors are encouraged to join our vendor base. Registration is required for consideration, however it is not an assurance of inclusion in the bid and/or purchase process. To register, complete the Vendor Registration Form under Documents below. Please keep your information current with us and send vendor modifications to purchasingservices@wsdmi.org. A signed W-9 must be on file with Purchasing before doing business with our school district.

On occasion our district may conduct a public auction to promote the sale of surplus fleet vehicles, furniture and/or equipment for disposal. All items offered are "as is condition" with no guarantee or warranty included or implied. Please check our website periodically for updates to current auctions.