Purchasing and Risk Management

Purchasing & Risk Management

Laura Harrington, CPPO, CPPB

Purchasing & Risk Management Supervisor
Marie Danford, Secretary

PHONE: (586) 723-2150
FAX: (586) 723-2128

The Purchasing Department is responsible for overseeing all of the district's purchases of supplies, equipment, furniture, maintenance/repair and services. The school district is a governmental entity, and as such, all purchases are governed by Board policy, state and federal laws. The requirements include formal quotes, sealed public bids, safety provisions for vendors in contact with students, vendor bonding requirements, and contractor prevailing wage requirements.

The department manages the entire purchasing cycle, which begins with planning and budgeting, understanding market conditions, inventory control, determining the best solution to satisfy the district's needs, supplier selection, contract administration, and ends with the proper disposal of capital assets.

The department is the liaison between the end users and the vendor community by balancing costs, quality and risks while using best business practices at all times. We are involved in analyzing the various methods of procurement, the act of purchasing, and material management. The department is also responsible for property/casualty insurance administration and managing the district's fixed assets.


Vendors shall submit completed application with their W9 documentation


VENDOR bid notification

Vendors are encouraged to register their company to automatically receive information about public bid opportunities by clicking on this link: Vendor Bid Notification


Vendors can access Chippewa Valley Schools' current bid opportunities by clicking on this
 link: Bid Information


We encourage you to bid on our surplus equipment and furniture, that is intermittently available, using an online auction - the Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network. Click here to access the site

Proud Member of:

  • Michigan Public Purchasing Officers Association

  • Michigan School Business Officials

  • National Institute of Govermental Purchasing

  • MPPOA                  NIGP - MEMBER (2)