Vendors/Contractors/Sales Representatives 3-37

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 3-37


Vendors/Contractors/Sales Representatives

  1. Vendors and Contractors

    No favoritism shall be extended to any vendor. Each purchase shall be made on the basis of quality, price and delivery and other considerations as set forth in applicable law, policy or regulation. Past service shall be a factor if all other considerations are equal.

    The School Board believes in patronizing local businesses; therefore, in the purchasing process, when proposals are equal, the contract or purchase order should be awarded to the firm whose location is within the boundaries of this School Division.

  2. Sales Representatives

    The School Board recognizes the value of the staff being informed of the latest commercial materials available to assist in their teaching and welcomes competent representatives of such publishers and manufacturers. However, the School Board does not want classroom teachers distracted, nor undue administrative time taken from previously assigned duties.

    It shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent or designees to develop such regulations as will protect the staff from outside pressures yet take advantage of the knowledge brought into the School Division by sales representatives.

  3. Vendor Debarment

    Vendors or contractors, on the basis of documented unsatisfactory performance, may be debarred from contracting for particular types of supplies, services, and construction, permanently or for a specified period of time. The vendor will be notified in writing of the particulars of the debarment.

Code of Virginia, as amended. § 2.2-4321. Debarment.

Adopted by School Board: July 21, 1987
Amended by School Board: February 16, 1993
Amended by School Board: September 3, 2002
Amended by School Board: January 11, 2022