The Buy and Use LAUSD First resolution, adopted by the Board of Education on November 13, 2012, recognizes that there are many products and services provided from within the District that can be obtained at significantly lower costs than through outside vendors. The Office of Inspector General audit of Procurement of Common Goods at School Sites, dated November 26, 2013, determined that schools and offices can save 20 to 40 percent by purchasing selected items from General Stores. As a result, schools and offices are required to purchase their daily supplies and materials from General Stores rather than outside retail vendors. To learn more reasons why schools and offices should buy from General Stores, click HERE to view MEM-6326.0, LAUSD General Stores Distribution Purchase Policy, dated, July 21, 2014. You may also click HERE to view the entire Buy and Use LAUSD First Board Resolution.
The General Stores Distribution Center provides LAUSD schools and offices high quality office products, school supplies and other equipment at lower prices when compared to outside sources for the same supplies, products and equipment. The General Store Distribution Center's is able to provide schools and offices lower prices by using LAUSD's large purchasing volume.
Items available from General Stores may be viewed on the General Stores Distribution Online Catalog, where any LAUSD employee can log on to browse for products and see the latest pricing, or the Supplies & Equipment Catalog, which is delivered to schools and offices each school year. For additional copies free of charge, place an order using product ID 9661213105. To purchase products, please go to LRP Interim Ordering Process for more information.
For further General Stores Distribution information, including additional forms, please visit their webpage:
General Store Distribution.