Purchasing Department

WELCOME TO THE DAVENPORT COMMUNITY SCHOOLS PURCHASING AND WAREHOUSE DEPARTMENTS

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Purchasing and Central Receiving Departments is to obtain the highest quality products and services  while ensuring the lowest cost for our staff and students.

CONTACT INFORMATION

The Purchasing Department is located on the third floor:

Achievement Service Center
1606 Brady Street
Davenport, IA 52803

DCSD Buyer:  KE Bohling, (563) 336-5049

 

The Warehouse is located at:

Warehouse
1008 W. Kimberly Road
Davenport, IA 52806

Warehouse Manager:  M Wells, (563) 388-5140 (ext. 1)

 

OFFICE HOURS

Purchasing and Warehouse  hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time, Monday through Friday with the exception of legal holidays.

 

VENDORS INTERESTED IN DOING BUSINESS WITH DAVENPORT SCHOOLS

 

To view the most current informal bid information as well as the current informal bid opportunities:   Davenport Schools Bid Opportunities

For information on formal bid opportunities use the following link:  Formal Bid Information

VENDOR INFORMATION DISCLOSURE FORM: Vendor Disclosure

TAXES

The District is exempt from all Federal, State of Iowa and other States taxes on the purchase of materials and/or services purchased or rented to complete their contract.

 

DELIVERY OF EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

Prices shall be quoted F.O.B. Destination Davenport, Iowa with delivery to be made to the District Receiving Department located at 1008 West Kimberly Road Davenport, Iowa 52806, unless specified differently on the purchase order.

 

VENDORS BID LIST

The Purchasing Department maintains a file of approved vendors, classified according to the type of material, supplies, equipment or services they provide. In order for a vendor to be approved, they must submit their request on their company letterhead with the type of supplies or services provided. A copy of your letter will be forwarded to the appropriate department.

 

REMOVAL FROM VENDORS LIST

The Buyer may recommend the removal or suspension of a bidder from our “Vendor List” providing evidence is available for such action. The following shall be sufficient grounds for debarment or suspension:

1) Delivery of supplies or service which do not comply with specifications.

2) Failure to accept orders offered that are based on firm bids

3) Failure to respond with either a bid or an indication of No Bid to our requests.

4) Failure to make applicable adjustment or replacements of damaged goods.

The above list is not all -inclusive and serves only as a guideline for qualifying vendors.

 

COMPLAINTS AGAINST CONTRACTED SERVICES PROVIDERS

All contractors/subcontractors/vendors will be held liable for any and all aggrieved complaints made against their employees. All correspondence between the contractors/subcontractors/vendors and the District will be in writing. Failure to comply can result in the removal of your contract.

 

PURCHASING POLICIES

Our Board of Directors and the laws of the State of Iowa guide purchasing Policies for the Davenport Community School District. It is the policy of the school district to:

1)  Conduct all purchasing in accordance with Federal and State laws and in compliance with the policies of the Davenport Community School District.

2)  Award of the contract: The contract will generally be awarded on the basis of the lowest responsible bid and bidder, taking into consideration the price, quality, delivery and ability, past work history, and any other factors the District determines to be relevant. The decision to award the Contract shall be final. Our Board of Directors reserves the right to reject any and all bids if it is in the best interest of the School District.

3)  Provide all qualified vendors the right and the opportunity to sell their products and services to the Davenport Community School District.

4)  Treat all responsible vendors equally and fairly.

5)  Maintain the integrity of the purchasing process and protect the public interest.

 

PURCHASING EXPECTATIONS OF VENDORS

The Davenport Community School District expects its vendors to:

1) Uphold high ethical standards such as honesty, sincerity, and fairness and is considerate of customer’s time.

2) Become familiar with and adheres to district’s purchasing procedures and policies.

3) Utilize a sales approach that does not pressure but highlights strong points of product versus negative aspects of competitors.

4) Supply us with current catalogs and updates product literature as changes occur.

5) Be well in-formed and knowledgeable about product lines (s).

6) Is willing to demonstrate and /or provide training or in-services on products when needed.

7) Ensure deliveries arrive in good order, complete and according to the timelines as agreed upon.

8) Send accurate invoices that clearly state products, all charges and submitted a timely manner.

9) Be competitive in pricing.

10) Be timely in response and places priority on unresolved issues with follow-through.

 

WHAT VENDORS CAN EXPECT OF DISTRICT

The vendor can expect the district will:

1) Maintain the basic belief that purchasing exists to serve our district needs. Our district is defined as the people we represent

2)  Inform companies of our district procedures and policies and we will be consistent in following them, resulting in fair treatment to all our vendors.

3)  Fulfill our professional responsibilities with honestly and integrity.

4) Select quality products that meet our needs at the lowest possible price available.

5)  Strive to communicate our needs to vendors with clearly defined specifications.

6)  Allow ample and realistic timelines for vendors to respond to our needs.

7) Provide timely payment for goods and services when district procedures are followed.

 

METHODS OF BIDDING – FORMAL

An invitation to bid is a formal procedure using sealed bids. This process is advertised in the Quad City Times newspaper two times and at least fifteen days prior to the date that the bids are due. All bids are to be sealed before acceptance by the Purchasing Department and shall have written on the outside of the envelope the name of the product or service being bid. Faxed bids will not be excepted. Vendors may stay for the opening but it’s not required. This type of bid is opened publicly and read aloud at the time specified in the invitation to bid. Action on the bids will be submitted to the Davenport Community School District Board of Directors, who will hold a public hearing before awarding the bids or contract.

 

INSURANCE

For projects over $57,000.00 we require insurance in these amounts and need to have on file a certificate of insurance before a contract is issued.

1. Commercial General Liability
General Aggregate

$2,000,000

Products/Complete Operations Aggregate

 2,000,000

Personal/Advertising Injury

 1,000,000

Each Occurrence

1,000,000

2. Business Automobile Liability
Each Person

1,000,000

Each Accident

1,000,000

3. Employers Liability

500,000

4. Umbrella policies are acceptable to reach these limits of liability.

 

If you are applying for construction projects please return the information called for to:

Davenport Community Schools
Attn: Operations Center
1008 W. Kimberly Road
Davenport, IA 52806

If you are applying for supplies or small equipment return the information called for to:

Davenport Community School District
Administration Service Center
Attn: Purchasing Department
1606 Brady Street
Davenport, IA 52804

DCSD Buyer:  KE Bohling, (563) 336-5049

 

FOR OUR DCSD STAFF MEMBERS:

If you are a staff member looking for policy and procedures you may click: Purchasing 

Once you have gotten to the homepage, click as follows:

Achievement Service Center link

then:

Purchasing link.

 

Here you will find information on Purchasing Policy, Purchasing and Warehouse Staff members as well as the DCSD Purchasing Policy.  

If you have any questions/concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.