ERIC Number: EJ542582
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Purchasing Practices: Two Education Allies Warn of the Pitfalls of Low-Bid Buying.
Holt, Tim; Kirby, James R.
School Planning and Management, v36 n1 p28-30 Jan 1997
In buying school supplies and roofing, school districts need to realize that low bid too often equates to low quality, high maintenance, poor performance, and short life. The key is to write bid specifications that look at the life-cycle cost, not just the initial cost. (MLF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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