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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 3-37


Vendors/Contractors/Sales Representatives

A. Vendors and Contractors

No favoritism shall be extended to any vendor. Each order shall be placed on the basis of quality, price and delivery. Past service shall be a factor if all other considerations are equal.

The school board believes in patronizing local businesses; therefore, in the purchasing procedure, when proposals are equal, the contract or purchase order should be awarded to the firm whose location is within the boundaries of this school division.

B. Sales Representatives

The school board recognizes the value of the staff being informed of the latest commercial materials available to assist in their teaching and welcomes competent representatives of such publishers and manufacturers. However, the board does not want classroom teachers distracted, nor undue administrative time taken from previously assigned duties.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop such regulations as will protect the staff from outside pressures yet take advantage of the knowledge brought into the school division by sales representatives.

C. Vendor Debarment

Vendors or contractors, on the basis of documented unsatisfactory performance, may be debarred from contracting for particular types of supplies, services, and construction, permanently or for a specified period of time. The vendor will be notified in writing of the particulars of the debarment.

Legal Reference:

Virginia Code § 2.2-4321 Debarment.

Adopted by School Board: July 21, 1987
Amended by School Board: February 16, 1993
Amended by School Board: September 3, 2002