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Purchasing & Contracting

Purchasing & Contracting


Announcements and Updates

  • New Public Contracting Rules Effective Immediately

    On February 6, 2024, the Board passed updated Public Contracting Rules effective immediately.  The updates include multiple increases to competitive procurement thresholds and other changes to promote efficiency in purchasing.  Please read this memo summarizing the changes. 

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  • New Contract Approval Form

    Beginning July 17, 2023, there is a new Contract Approval Form ("CAF") for submittal to Purchasing & Contracting with all proposed contracts.  The new CAF includes questions and instructions for any contracts containing Technology Elements (as defined on the second page).  Any such contracts much have advanced approval from the Office of Technology and Information Services.  See the new CAF on our contracts forms page for further instructions.


     

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  • Reminder:  Amendment of Expired Contracts Prohibited


     

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  • NEW Mandatory Contracting Course for FY 23-24

    All District personnel who manage or work with contracts must take the Contracting at PPS: Requirements and Best Practices 2023-24 (PCP1031) course in Pepper PD. The course allows you to read and respond to quiz questions at your own pace; we anticipate that it may take 30 minutes. 

    Effective July 1, 2023, the 2023-24 course must be completed before you submit a contract for the 2023-24 school year.  Purchasing & Contracting will not process any contract unless the PPS contract manager, school/department contact person, and budget holder have taken and passed the 2023-24 course.  If you submit a contract, but have not taken the training, you will receive an email reminder to do so.  The contract will be returned unprocessed if the training has not been completed within one week of submission.

    To access the course:

    1. Log in to Pepper PD (pepper.pps.net)
    2. Click on the "Course Library" located on the top menu
    3. Click on the "Subject" Filter
    4. Scroll and Select "Business Operations" from the choices
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  • Mandatory Trainings for Personal Services Contractors

    Beginning July 1, 2021, in response to Board policy and audit recommendations, all personal service contractors and their agents and employees who will have unsupervised contact with students must take certain PPS training courses before beginning work with our students.  These trainings are designed to ensure student, staff, and contractor safety and well-being. 

    The training courses are available for viewing on the Purchasing & Contracting website

    More information about the training requirements can be found here:  Mandatory Contractor Trainings: Guide for PPS Contract Managers


     

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Contacts

Purchasing & Contracting
Emily Courtnage
Director
503.916.3421
Erica Kreger
Contracts Manager
503.916.3315
Stephen Hirai
PCard and ECommerce Manager
503.916.3314
Paul Williams
Solicitations Senior Manager
503.916.3316
Travis Allison
Purchasing Manager
503.916.3441
Kellie Lindstrom
Senior Contract Specialist
503.916.3305
Logan Emmert
IT Buyer
503.916.3447
Heather DeWig
Contract Analyst
503.916.3501
Brandon Niles
Senior Contract Analyst - Bond
503.916.3031
Debra Watkins
PCard Accountant
503.916.3750
Tom Fitzgerald
Buyer