Procurement

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How KIPP San Antonio Got a Handle on Procurement

Charter school network CFO tells a still-unfolding story of the fits, starts, frustrations and triumphs that have accompanied implementation of the organization’s new purchasing policy   Bringing a coherent, transparent procurement policy to an organization that has long lacked one, then getting people to actually follow that...

How Uplift Education of Texas Is Raising Its Procurement Game

Procurement director for large charter network details steps toward a more centralized and transparent purchasing operation   It's been a busy year-and-half for Stephen Parmer, who, since taking over as head of procurement for Uplift Education, the largest charter school network in North Texas, in early 2016,...

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Six Best Practices for Charter School Procurement

If procurement is part of your job description, then you know just how high the stakes are with the purchasing decisions you make on behalf of your school or school network, and just how important due diligence is in the procurement process. Part of that due...

A Quick-Reference Guide for Charter School Procurement Compliance

With multiple layers of procurement rules, policies and reporting requirements to navigate, compliance may seem like a trip through Dante’s Inferno for school procurement people. But as much of a headache as figuring out and following all those rules and regs can be, the process...