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 and Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA) 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.