School Purchasing Pages - your link to the education marketplace
School budgets are tight and time is limited, which makes well-informed purchasing decisions essential for school leaders. To help
our members with the time-consuming task of information gathering, Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO), Michigan Association of School Administrators
(MASA), and Michigan Institute for Educational Management (MIEM) created the School Purchasing Pages.
The School Purchasing Pages contain a variety of links to other websites and references to resources available through government, nonprofit, and commercial entities. These links and references are for informational purposes only and are being provided for the convenience of the user. Their inclusion does not constitute an endorsement by the Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA) or Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO) of the sites or the information contained therein. Reliance on any of the information contained in the sites is at your own risk and the MSBO and MASA disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any information obtained through the links.
School Purchasing Pages
This exciting Web site provides information and links to education-related vendors and consultants. It also provides
sample policies and “Requests for Proposals” (RFP), which include hyperlinks to related businesses. If that’s not enough, there is the "Legal Issues in Purchasing" Manual which is a resource for understanding and complying with
Michigan purchasing laws and sample purchasing manuals.
School Purchasing Pages is an online directory that enables superintendents, school business officials, and
other administrators to quickly search for services and products they need to provide the educational environment our students deserve. The School Purchasing
Pages features the business members of MSBO and MASA who supply products and services to Michigan school districts.
Five main areas of the School Purchasing Pages
The School Purchasing Pages contains five key areas to provide you with assistance when you are looking at purchasing products:
• Directory – This
searchable database contains up-to-date contact information for companies that provide services and products to K-12 school districts and intermediate school
districts in Michigan.
• Laws – Links you to the
most up-to-date purchasing laws.
• Manual – A downloadable “Legal Issues in Purchasing,” written by Patrick Higdon of
Clark Hill PLC and sample purchasing manuals used in a Michigan school district.
•Policies – A sampling of
policies that you can download in pdf or Microsoft Word format. These samples
can be customized to work for you.
• Regulations – Links you
to purchasing regulations.
• RFPs – A library of
sample RFPs from Michigan school districts. The RFPs are available to be downloaded in either Microsoft Word or pdf format.
Click on any of these categories to begin your journey through the School Purchasing Pages.