ERIC Number: ED088227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
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Purchasing. School Business Management Handbook Number 5. Revised.
Clemens, Robert A.
Purchasing is a practical science and one of the most highly specialized activities of the school administration. Simply stated, it is the process of having the right material or service from the right source, in the right quantity, at the right place, at the right time, and at the right price. The purchasing agent is faced with a formidable task in seeking to satisfy the criteria of (1) the right quality and quantity and (2) purchase at the lowest possible cost. This handbook has been prepared primarily for the guidance of the administrator responsible for purchase and supply. Detailed procedures that have proven their effectiveness in many school systems are suggested. The basic principles remain relatively constant, whether the school district is large or small; or whether purchasing is done by a full-time purchasing agent, a business administrator, a clerk of the board, a principal, or a superintendent of schools. An attempt is made to present information essential to the proper operation of a school purchasing office in the State of New York. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Educational Management Services.
Identifiers - Location: New York