ERIC Number: ED234519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct-25
Reference Count: N/A
Review of Procurement Practices in the Montgomery County Public Schools. Final Report.
Touche Ross and Co., Washington, DC.
Following a management summary and introduction, chapters 3 and 4 of this report present findings and recommendations related to the Montgomery County, Maryland, Public Schools process of procuring supplies and equipment (food supplies, fuel oil, warehouse supplies, and maintenance parts) and contractual services (data processing maintenance, transportation of handicapped children, legal support, and equipment lease and maintenance), the combined costs of which in 1983 were budgeted at $28.2 million. Chapter 5, which focuses on the operating performance of the Procurement Division, includes findings on vendor and user satisfaction with the procurement process, operational efficiency, and the use of data processing. Chapter 6 reviews Procurement Division organization and staffing, including an organization chart and description of roles and responsibilities for various jobs, from the procurement director to typists and clerks. Following a presentation of findings and recommendations on the financial management and management control aspects of procurement in chapters 7 and 8, chapter 9 proposes a set of activities for implementing the study's recommendations. The report concludes with a lengthy appendix, including forms used for interviews and surveys of users, vendors, and principals and directors. (JBM)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Administration, Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Services, Interviews, Long Range Planning, Management by Objectives, Management Systems, Money Management, Operating Expenses, Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Performance, Purchasing, Questionnaires, School Business Officials, School District Spending, Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD. Dept. of Educational Accountability.
Authoring Institution: Touche Ross and Co., Washington, DC.