Author:David Port

How Uplift Education of Texas Is Raising Its Procurement Game

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, has been hard at work centralizing what had been a relatively loose and largely departmentalized...

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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...

Five Scenarios Where It’s Wise to Go With a GPO

For Chad Miller, the writing is on the wall. Miller, the chief business offer at High Point Academy in Aurora, Colo., soon will need to start buying dozens of new SMART boards to replace the aging boards that equip all the classrooms at the 750-student...