10-09-2012 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #34


Title
Bay Area Schools Purchasing Consortium Interlocal Agreement

Discussion

The purpose of the attached Interlocal Agreement with the Bay Area Schools Purchasing Consortium is to form a cooperative purchasing organization for the purpose of maximizing the purchasing power of the member School Boards for goods and services in compliance with §1001.42(25) and §163.01, Florida Statutes.  Each member School Board has determined that cooperative procurement strategies between like or similar agencies may lead to procurement efficiency and lower costs for common goods and services; each member School Board agrees to comply with applicable State of Florida competitive solicitation requirements, identify qualified suppliers, commodities, goods, and services for Consortium competitive solicitation opportunities; each member School Board agrees to preserve the integrity of the procurement process and procurement profession by adhering to the highest ethical standards; and each member School Board enters into the Agreement in compliance with §1001.42(25)  and §163.01, Florida Statutes. This Agreement has been reviewed by the School Board Attorney.



Recommendation

Approve the attached Bay Area Schools Purchasing Consortium Interlocal Agreement.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 10/9/2012
Consent after Information10/23/2012

Authority for Action
Florida Statutes 1001.42(25) and 163.01

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

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

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program

Contact

Cheryl L. Olson,  Director of Purchasing and Warehouse Services, ext. 645

Judy R. Preston,  Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, ext. 600




Attachment:  Bay Area Consortium Final Document 9-5-12.pdf