Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District
Bylaws & Policies
6320 - PURCHASING
Procurement of all supplies, materials, equipment, and services paid for from District funds shall be made in accordance with all applicable Federal and State statutes, Board policies, and administrative procedures. Standards of conduct covering conflicts of interest and governing the actions of its employees engaged in the selection, award, and administration of contracts are established in Policy 1130, Policy 3110, and Policy 4110 – Conflict of Interest.
All procurement transactions shall be conducted in a manner that encourages full and open competition and in accordance with good administrative practice and sound business judgement.
Each year the State of Michigan informs the District of the legal amount for purchases which require a formal bidding process of a single item.
For purposes of this preference a Michigan-based business means a business that would qualify for a Michigan preference for procurement contracts under M.C.L. 18.1268, which requires that the businesses certify that since inception or during the last twelve (12) months it has done one of the following:
A.have filed a Michigan business tax return showing an allocation of income tax base to Michigan
B.have filed a Michigan income tax return showing income generated in or attributed to Michigan
C.withheld Michigan income tax from compensation paid to the bidder's owners and remitted the tax to the Michigan Department of Treasury
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Contracts costing less than the amount designated by the Statute can be awarded by the Superintendent without Board approval for any single item or group of identical items All other contracts require Board approval prior to purchase.
The Board shall be informed of the terms and conditions of all competitive bids and shall award contracts as a consequence of such bids.
A bidder who wishes to file a bid protest must file such notice and follow procedures prescribed by the Request For Proposals (RFP) or the individual bid specifications package, for resolution. Bid protests must be filed in writing with the Office of the Superintendent within seventy-two (72) hours of the opening of the bids in protest.
Within five (5) days of receipt of a protest, the Superintendent shall review the protest as submitted and render a decision regarding the merits of the protest and any impact on the acceptance and rejection of bids submitted. Notice of the filing of a bid protest shall be communicated to the Board and shall be so noted in any subsequent recommendation for the acceptance of bids and awarding of contracts.
Failure to file a notice of intent to protest, or failure to file a formal written protest within the time prescribed, shall constitute a waiver of proceedings.
The Superintendent is authorized to purchase all items within budget allocations.
The Board may acquire equipment as defined in law by lease, by installment payments, by entering into lease-purchase agreements, or by lease with an option to purchase, provided the contract sets forth the terms of such a purchase.
Procurement – Federal Grants
The Superintendent shall maintain a procurement and contract administration system in accordance with the USDOE requirements (34 CFR 80.36) for the administration and management of Federal grants and federally-funded programs. The District shall maintain a compliance system that requires contractors to perform in accordance with the terms, conditions, and specifications of their contracts or purchase orders. Except as otherwise noted, procurement transactions shall conform to the provisions of this policy and administrative guidelines (AG 6320).
M.C.L. 380.623a, 380.1267, 380.1274 et seq.