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Step 3B: See below if you cannot find your item at General Stores Distribution or Master Agreements and your purchase is greater than $25K. Always remember that Procurement Services encourages competition regardless of the dollar threshold.

Purchases for supplies, equipment, general services and professional services greater than $25K require a requisition in accepted status in the financial system (IFS) to be submitted to Procurement Services. Procurement Services will provide the required purchase order and contract (for professional services).

Request for Procurement Action: In addition to the required requisition, for Professional Services purchases over $25K and for supplies, equipment, general services purchases over the State Competitive Bid Limit, a completed Request for Procurement Action (RFPA) form is required. Click HERE to download the RFPA form. Click HERE for step by step instructions on completing a Request for Procurement Action form.

Below are the types of purchases and various dollar amount thresholds greater than $25K.

Supplies, Equipment and General Services Purchases - Review the provided links to the Procurement Manual below to ensure compliance with Procurement policy and procedures.

Formal competition is required for supplies, equipment and general services purchases over the State Competitive Bid Limit. In addition to Chapter 4, Section F.1, review Chapter 5 - Formal Competition of the Procurement Manual (link provided below) to ensure compliance with District policy.

If you have any questions regarding supplies, equipment and general services purchases greater than $25K, please call (562) 654-9303.

Professional Services Purchases - As of February 15, 2013, schools and offices are required to use an Informal Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Review the provided links to the Procurement Manual below to ensure compliance with Procurement policy and procedures. After your review, click HERE to go to the Informal RFP web page which contains links to Informal RFP documents and vendor history lists. You must be a LAUSD employee to use this web page (LAUSD Single Sign On validation is required).

Formal competition is required for professional services purchases over $250K. Please review Chapter 5 - Formal Competition of the Procurement Manual (link provided below) to ensure compliance with District policy.

If you have any questions regarding professional services purchases greater than $25K, please call (213) 241-8765.


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