The Purchasing Department is a division of Administrative Services designated to obtain supplies, equipment and services to support the educational mission of the School District. Purchases for the School District are made competitively where practicable. Performance, quality, suitability, delivery and service are factors considered before purchasing. All purchases are made according to the provisions of the Illinois Procurement Code and other applicable state and federal regulations. The Purchasing Department is available to assist departments in procurement activities.
Illinois ASBO instituted a Procurement Card (P-card) program for school districts, community colleges and other educational entities in Illinois. This program provides an efficient, cost-effective method of purchasing and paying for small-dollar repetitive purchases which can result in a significant reduction in the volume of purchase orders, invoices and checks processed.
In the spring of 2005, the district implemented the P-card program to all administrators and district employees who are directly involved in purchasing items for their building and/or department. The district currently has two hundred and twenty-five users and there has been a definite reduction in the volume of paperwork processed. The p-card program has proven to be successful.
For purchasing and p-card related questions, please call 815/886-2700, ext. 6065.