Purchase Orders

Purchase Orders are used for non-contracted goods up to $20,100* and contracted goods of any value.

Purchase orders are simple contracts (with terms & conditions on the back of the order) that allow District staff to obtain things like instructional materials, furniture, office supplies, science equipment, computers, printers, and more.

If the District has an existing contract for the commodity you need, our office will require you to use the contracted vendor. See the Decentralized Purchasing Program to find out what we have under contract.

If the District doesn’t have an existing contract for the commodity you need, you are free to find the vendor that provides the best value. However, if your non-contracted purchase is valued at $20,100* or more, you will need to follow the Bid or RFP process.

*A bidding threshold is mandated by Pennsylvania Public School Code (24 P.S. § 8-807.1) and updated annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. The threshold for calendar year 2018 (January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018) is $20,100.