Valley Stream UFSD Thirty: Bids & RFPs
In accordance with General Municipal Law and Board policy 6700, purchase contracts for materials, equipment and supplies involving an estimated annual expenditure exceeding $20,000 and public work contracts involving an expenditure of more than $35,000 will be awarded only after responsible bids have been received in response to a public advertisement soliciting formal bids. Purchase contracts involve the acquisition of commodities, materials, supplies or equipment. Public work contracts involve the solicitation of services, labor or construction.
Advertisement for bids will be published in the appropriate newspaper(s) at least five (5) days before the opening of the bid, not including the day of the opening.
Request for Proposals
In accordance with Board policy 6700 and 6741, professional services, such as legal services or auditing services, requiring special skill and/or training will be secured in a manner that protects the integrity of the process, ensures the prudent use of taxpayer dollars and provides a high quality standard of service. While the solicitation of professional services does not require competitive bidding, the district will secure such services through issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP).