Meeting the Material Needs of our Schools
With 32,000 students, 5,000 employees, and over 70 buildings, Des Moines Public Schools is a major purchaser of supplies, equipment and services. In compliance with Iowa’s open records laws, the district posts all requests for products and services, as well as the results from those requests. To learn more about open bids, RFPs and related protocols, please click the Purchasing link to the right.
Phone: 242-7751 (Office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM; M-F)
In order to make the most efficient use of tax revenues, the district employs a centralized warehousing system where routine items can be stored in cost-efficient quantities and delivered as required throughout the district. The Central Stores warehouse inventories a wide variety of items ranging from kitchen supplies to textbooks. To learn more about the district’s warehousing system click the Central Stores link to the right.
Phone: 242-7815 (Office hours are 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM; M-F)