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Vendors are approved/added through the District Accounts Payable office.  Items may be procured through District bidding, through co-op awarded bid (listed below), through price quote, or through spot purchase, depending on the amount. The aggregate amount of like-item purchases throughout the year can also determine the method of procurement. Prior approval in the form of an approved purchase order is required before any purchase may be made.  Single purchases of $25,000 or more require board approval before the purchase may be authorized. As a note, technology devices that work with the District network must be approved by the Technology Department. Instructional software and services are approved though the Curriculum Department. 


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TIPS / Region 8

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Current RFPs & RFQs below:

The FLORENCE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT  is seeking E-Rate services for Funding Year 2021-2022.  Category 1 services include lease lit fiber, fiber solutions, and equipment. Category 2 services include wireless access points, network equipment, wiring and service.  All interested vendors please see the RFP at: To view the Form 470, please visit: Form 470: #210004989.  The Question&Answer close date is January 27, 2021, at 10:00AM.  The RFP close date is March 1, 2021, at 10:00AM. RFPs will be received through the above noted ESC12 system. Contact Eric Banfield at the Administration Office at with questions. The District reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals, to make awards as they may appear to be advantageous to the district.

The FLORENCE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT  is seeking Category 1 & 2 E-Rate services for Funding Year 2021-2022.  A walk-through of the facility will be held January 20, 2021, at 9:00AM, at Florence High School. Contact Eric Banfield at for questions.