General Purchasing

Major Purchaser

East Side Union High School District is a major purchaser of numerous goods and services operating fifteen high schools and an Adult Education Program. The needs of the East Side High Schools are very diverse, including:

  • basic instructional materials for reading, writing, math, science and art
  • athletic supplies
  • furniture
  • audio and video equipment
  • office equipment
  • maintenance services
  • custodial supplies
  • transportation equipment
  • vehicles
  • computers, printers and software
  • food supplies, services and equipment

The district also seeks services for:

  • equipment maintenance contracts
  • public works contracts (school construction, remodeling and site improvements)

We are constantly striving to fill district needs in the most cost-effective manner to obtain the best combination of product, quality, price and service.

Centralized Purchasing Program

The East Side Union High School District operates its business based on a centralized Purchasing Program.

A Purchase Order (P.O.), properly numbered, signed and authorized by the Purchasing Department, is the only document by which the district obligates itself to a vendor. The Purchasing Department is the only department authorized to sign and issue purchase orders.

This policy is supported by the California Education Code, which requires that public school purchases have district approval prior to the receipt of goods and services.

Vendors are strongly advised not to provide materials or services to the district without first obtaining an authorized Purchase Order from the Purchasing Department. Purchases made in the name of district without an authorized P.O.may be considered a donation to the district or a personal obligation of the person making the purchase and not an obligation of the district.

Vendor Contacts

The district urges vendors to deal directly with the Purchasing Department on all purchasing-related matters, including sales calls, sales presentations, promotions, catalog distribution, returns, exchanges and substitutions.

Vendors are discouraged from making sales calls directly at school sites and with district personnel.The district maintains a competitive environment in its approach to purchasing and suggests that vendors first contact the Purchasing Agent for direction and advice before making any sales presentations.This will save time and minimize confusion as to proper roles and authority in the district's procurement process.

Vendor's Guide

CLICK HERE to view our Vendor's Guide to Purchasing Policies and Procedures.
Non-Discrimination Statement

East Side Union High School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. East Side Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Office of the Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services at (408) 347- 5061 or 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, Ca 95133.

Declaración Contra la Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso, la intimidación y el abuso en los programas educativos, las actividades o el empleo por causas de ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color de la piel, discapacidad, género, identidad de género o expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de paternidad, embarazo o estado familiar o civil o asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side requiere que el personal escolar tome los pasos necesarios inmediatamente para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo en caso de ser testigos de un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o abuso.

Las preguntas o quejas de acusaciones de discriminación, acoso, intimidación y abuso o las preocupaciones sobre la igualdad y el cumplimiento de la ley con relación al artículo IX del Código de Educación deben ser dirigidas a la Oficina del Asistente del Superintendente para los Servicios de Enseñanza al (408) 347-5061 o a la siguiente dirección: 830 N. Capitol Ave, San José, Ca 95133.

Tuyên Bố Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử
(Non-Discrimination Statement)

Học Khu Trung Học East Side nghiêm cấm mọi hành vị kỳ thị, quấy nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt trong các chương trình giáo dục, các hoạt động hoặc trong công việc không được đặc trên cơ sở về tổ tiên, chủng tộc hoặc sắc tộc, tôn giáo, giới tính, khuynh hướng tình dục, cha mẹ, người mang thai, gia đình, hoặc tình trạng hôn nhân, hoặc liên hệ với một người hoặc một nhóm với nhiều điểm thực tế hoặc đặc điểm về nhận thức. Học Khu Trung Học East Side đòi hỏi nhân viên nhà trường phải tiến hành ngay các biện pháp can thiệp một cách an toàn khi họ chứng kiến các hành vi kỳ thị, quấu rối, hăm dọa hoặc bắt nạt.

Nếu có các câu hỏi hoặc khiếu nạo về sự phân biệt đối xử, sách nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt hoặc liên quan đến Title IX sự công bằng và tuân thủ các điều này xin qúy vị liên lạc với Văn phòng Phó Tổng Giám Đốc Đặc Trách Giáo Dục tại số điện thoại (408) 347-5061 hoặc địa chỉ 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133.