Purchasing

The Des Moines Public School’s Purchasing Department is responsible for the procurement of products and services consumed by the district. Procedures for requesting products and services are:

  • The district accepts bids on prices for products and service requests with expenditures that are estimated to be over $25,000. The chosen vendor requires Board review and approval.
  • The district accepts quotes on prices for products and service requests with expenditures that are estimated to be less than $25,000. The chosen vendor requires review and approval by district administration.
  • The district requires Request for Proposal s (RFP) for products and services of a complex or technical matter and with expenditures that are estimated to be over $ 25,000. The chosen vendor requires Board review and approval.
  • The district requires Request for Quotations (RFQ) for products and services of a complex or technical matter and with expenditures that are estimated to be less than $25,000. The chosen vendor or product must be reviewed and approved by district administration.

The Purchasing department also maintains an Online Auction site to list surplus /obsolete items that are no longer needed by the district. The sale of these items is required by Board Policy and the code of Iowa.

Purchasing

Mark Mattiussi

Address: 1915 Prospect Road, Des Moines, IA 50310
P: 515-242-7751 | F: 515-242-7550 | E: mark.mattiussi@dmschools.org