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The Purchasing Department of the Tempe Elementary School District is the central purchasing group for the School District.We are responsible for developing and implementing District purchasing policies as well as enforcing all applicable state and federal procurement laws. 

Our goal is to make the purchasing process as competitive and objective as possible, while striving to promote high standards for all business relationships. Our objectives are to obtain, on a timely basis, quality products and services as economically as possible.  We strive to ensure that our schools and various operating departments receive the best value for the tax dollars that are expended.

We trust our website will be helpful in locating valuable information that will allow you to more effectively correspond with the Tempe School District’s Purchasing Department.


Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) is available at


School District Procurement Rules in the Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.) is available at


2 CFR 200 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards


I.R.S. W-9 form (Request for Taxpayer I.D. Number) is available at



Purchasing Consortiums

The School District Procurement Rules authorize and govern intergovernmental procurements. Cooperative Purchase Agreements have been signed with several organizations to reduce administrative duplication, to promote "best value" purchasing and to obtain economies of scale. Currently, the Tempe Elementary School District is a member of the following purchasing consortiums:

Arizona State Procurement Office (AzSPO)

Mohave Educational Services Cooperative (MESC)

Greater Phoenix Purchasing Consortium of Schools (GPPCS)

Strategic Alliance for Volume Expenditures (SAVE)

Western States Contract Alliance (WSCA)

1Government Procurement Alliance (1GPA)

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