06-16-2009 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #47


Title
Resolution Relating to Florida Education Purchasing Consortium

Discussion

Florida Statutes permit the entry of governmental and educational entities into a consortium arrangement for the provision of services to their respective jurisdictions.  The Florida Education Purchasing Consortium is a statewide buying consortium, created by the Florida School Boards Association with support from the Florida Association of District School Superintendents, to maximize school district's purchasing strengths.  The District has determined that it is in the best interest of Brevard County students, taxpayers and employees to join with other public agencies through the execution of an Agreement.

The consortium will operate without fees or costs to member districts.  The consortium will identify products and services that can be purchased by a statewide process that leverages the purchasing power of all the school districts to receive the "maximum best value".  The maximum best value is the combination of lowest price and highest quality that creates the "best deal" for all participants. 



Recommendation
Approve the resolution and interlocal agreement authorizing the District to join the Florida Education Purchasing Consortium.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 6/16/2009
Consent after Information7/14/2009

Authority for Action
FS 163.01

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact
Lynda L. Jones, Director, Purchasing & Warehouse Services, ext. 645
Judy Preston, Associate Superintendent for Financial Services, ext. 600


Attachment:  BCSB Resolution.pdf
Attachment:  Interlocal Participation Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  Florida Education Purchasing Consortium Bylaws.pdf