May is National Inventors Month!

Did you know the first barcode was invented by two Drexel University students named Norman J Woodland and Bernard Silver? They were interested in tackling the problems of the supermarket industry which needed a better method for inventory management and customer check-out. Today the barcode (and QR codes) are widely used to recognize all products and many websites. Keep those big ideas coming!


Welcome to the Purchasing Department. The Purchasing Department and Warehouse are committed to supporting the goals and values of the District by:

  • Providing the highest level of professional service to our customers.
  • Obtaining goods and services in the most cost-effective and fiscally responsible manner possible.
  • Keeping the District compliant with all purchasing laws, guidelines, and established policies.
  • Encouraging competition among vendors through competitive bidding and fair negotiation.
  • Maintaining a professional relationship with all vendors.
  • Being ethical in all procurement functions.
  • Continually educating our customers on procurement practices and laws.
  • Being receptive to new ideas and concepts.
  • Providing continuous training to our customers.
  • Listening to our customers and their concerns.