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Purchasing Guidelines
Please find the Purchasing Guidelines below for your reference. These guidelines encompass the Minnesota Statutes and the District purchasing policy.

These guidelines need to be followed to ensure the District is in compliance with these laws and policies.

Rochester Public School District's Purchasing Guidelines The following general guidelines have been established in regards to purchasing within the Rochester Public Schools.

• If the estimated price is to exceed $100,000 sealed bids shall be solicited by public notice in the manner and subject to the laws governing contracts. You need at least three (3) bids.

• If the price is estimated between $25,000 and $100,000 the Purchasing Department will do a Request for Quote and obtain at least (3) quotations.  These purchases must go through the Purchasing Department.

• If the price is estimated between $3,500 and $25,000 the school/site should obtain at minimum one other quote and attach the information to the requisition in Skyward. 


• Requests for quotations should be submitted to the District Purchasing Office. All quotations must be kept on file in the District Purchasing Office for a period of one year from their receipt per MN State Statute.

These guidelines were established not only to comply with the legal requirements of the State of Minnesota, but also to assist us in making sure that we get the best value available for every dollar we spend.


Please find the purchasing manual on the intranet.  Internal Documents -> Finance -> Purchasing.
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