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Purchasing and Bid Information

Virginia Beach City Public Schools' Department of Budget and Finance has received an Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for 2011 from the National Purchasing Institute.

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Purpose Statement
The purpose of Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ Office of Purchasing Services is to manage the procurements of essential goods and services by developing and maintaining the most efficient, cost-effective processes.

Vendors: Doing Business with Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Virginia Beach City Public Schools welcomes the opportunity to do business with vendors in the community. Our Office of Purchasing Services is interested in fostering participation by all qualified businesses offering commodities and services utilized by the school division. The purchasing office has the responsibility of making the most economical acquisition of quality goods and services to ensure efficient operation of the school division.

It is essential for interested business persons to have access to the School Board's purchasing policies and procedures to serve as a general guide. Specific questions and concerns not addressed here should be directed to the school division’s director of purchasing [email protected].

Virginia Beach City Public Schools has a contract with DemandStar.com for the maintenance of an automated bidder's list and an electronic bid board. Vendors register by commodity code for goods and services offered by the vendor. Vendors who have subscribed to the bidders list are notified by either fax or email whenever a formal sealed bid has been issued for the commodity or service offered by the vendor.

Add Your Business to Virginia Beach City Public Schools Bidders List
To have your firm placed on the bidders list, contact DemandStar.com for details. An application must be completed that requires general information about your firm and lists the commodities and services that you wish to sell.

Purchasing Policies

Purchasing 3-30 Competitive Sealed Bidding/Awards 3-35
Cooperative Procurement 3-31 Competitive Sealed Bidding/Awards 3-35.1
Emergency/Small/Sole Source Purchases 3-32 Vendors/Contractors/Sales Representatives 3-37
Requisitions/Purchase Orders 3-33 Procurement of Professional Architectural and Engineering Services 3-39

Purchasing Services Staff Directory and Areas of Responsibility

Telephone: 757.263.1175
Fax: 757.263.1147

J. Kevin Beardsley, CPPO, CPPB, Director [email protected]
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John A. Manzella, CPPB, Purchasing Coordinator [email protected]
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Steven T. Miller, CPPB, VCO, Procurement Specialist II [email protected]
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Amy Upson, CCPO, CPPB, VCO, Procurement Specialist II [email protected]
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Carla A.B. Smith, Procurement Specialist I [email protected]
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Andrea N. Caretta, Procurement Systems Specialist [email protected]
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Thomas B. Semmel, Procurement Systems Specialist [email protected] Area of Responsibility
Jodi H. Geary, Procurement Systems Specialist [email protected] Area of Responsibility

How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments with regards to the school division’s Office of Purchasing Services, contact the school division’s Director of Purchasing Services J. Kevin Beardsley, CPPO, CPPB, at [email protected] or contact the purchasing office at:

Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Office of Purchasing Services
2512 George Mason Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
757.263.1175
757.263.1147 Fax
800.711.1712 - DemandStar.com
Last Modified on Thursday, August 02, 2012