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The mission of the Purchasing Department is to procure goods and services through Purchase Orders (PO's) and Contract Service Agreement's (CSA's), while providing excellent customer service to administrators, teachers, vendors, and all customers, internal and external. The Purchasing Department consists of General and Capital Purchasing. 

The General Purchasing Department is responsible for procuring goods and services, purchased outside of Bond funds, for the entire district. General Purchasing ensures that State and Federal Laws, Board Policies (BP’s) and Administrative Regulations (AR’s) are being followed prior to completing a purchase or contract.  Following AR 3230, AR 3305, and AR 3311, General Purchasing may be required to obtain or request additional quotes, or draft and release a Request for Proposal (RFP), as needed.

Competitive soliciations shall be sought in accordance with the dollar thresholds as stated below: (Public Contract Code 20111)
 The purchase, rent or lease of
 equipment, material or supplies
$25,001 - $99,100 
Three (3) Written Quotes
Over $99,100
 Professional Services
 (Contracts, Agreements,
 Memorandum of Understanding)
 N/A per PCC20111 Over $99,100

* The Bid Limit is adjusted annually in January by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (PCC20111). The current year’s bid limit can be found on the California Department of Education's website.

Capital Purchasing is responsible for overseeing the purchasing activities for the East Side Union High School District Construction and Facilities Planning Department in accordance with all applicable Federal and State statutes and District Policies. Responsibilities of the Capital Purchasing Department include purchasing or contracting for all furniture, fixtures and equipment and contractual services required for the capital improvement program.

This Purchasing website is designed for you to learn about the services offered through our department. The District is currently using PlanetBids, which is a web enabled procurement and electronic bidding system. To register as a vendor and participate in new business opportunities with East Side Union High School District the following information is requested: business name, address, telephone, e-mail address, product(s) and/or services offered, contact person, and business ownership certification (i.e. minority, women, or disabled veteran owned). When registering, please be sure to select the appropriate commodity codes that apply to your organization; this will ensure that you will be invited to participate in formal competitive solicitations posted by East Side Union High School District that meet your criteria.


This website is updated regularly.  I invite and encourage you to visit often for current updates and information.


General Purchasing Staff
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André Bell
Director of General Purchasing
(408) 347-5070
Phuong Nguyen
Senior Contract Specialist
(408) 347-5073
  • Issues informal and formal bid offers, RFP’s, RFQ’s
  • Manages contract and MOU negotiations, administrations and termination
  • Reports contracts and MOU’s to the Board
  • Manages vendor relations, resolving customer service issues (internal and external) and escalated supplier issues
Doug Smith
Buyer, General Purchasing
(408) 347-5069
  • Processes Purchase Orders, Change Orders, Contracts and Credit Card Purchases for all school sites
  • Maintains purchasing records
  • Maintains vendor relations, including setting up vendor meetings, resolving customer service issues and supplier issues, and expediting orders
  • Processes travel and conference requests
  • Maintains Purchasing system (QCC); setup vendor configuration, troubleshoot user issues and document processes
Liz Amador
Buyer, General Purchasing 
(408) 347-5072
  • Processes Purchase Orders, Change Orders, Contracts and Credit Card Purchases for the Education Center
  • Monitors Central Store items
  • Maintains purchasing records
  • Maintains vendor relations, resolve customer service issues and supplier issues and expediting orders
  • Approves all office supply orders
  • Processes travel and conference requests
  • Maintains Purchasing system (QCC); setup vendor configuration, troubleshoot user issues and document processes
Cain Martinez
Assistant to the Warehouse Supervisor
(408) 347-5280
The ESUHSD Warehouse performs shipping and receiving services, delivers materials and equipment within the District, fulfills Pick Ticket items ordered from the Warehouse Catalog, maintains inventory, maintains fixed asset inventory, conducts disposal of surplus, stores District records, and picks up and delivers stage pieces as needed.
The ESUHSD Mailroom sends and delivers mail within the District and processes US mail and bulk mailings.
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Capital Purchasing Staff
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Brandie Mayhew
Director of Bond Purchasing and Contracts
(408) 347-5079
Tu Nguyen
Capital Projects Purchasing Manager
  • Manages, oversees and directs all procurement activities that flow through the Capital Purchasing Office
Sharon House
Senior Contract Specialist
  • Assist in coordinating contract procurement process including contract bid packages, design agreements, vendor evaluations, and award recommendations
  • Process applications, monitor and track contractor pre-qualification system
  • Develops solicitation documents and reviews and clarifies technical specification for Requests for Proposals (RFP's), Request for Qualifications (RFQ's) and other contract related activities; ensures fair and open competition through the maximization of outreach activities, website postings, advertisements, announcements, and meetings
  • Develop and administer documents for the evaluation process of contractors, consultants and other vendors


Kym Tran
Buyer, Capital Purchasing
  • Coordinate and establish vendor selection lists, request for qualifications, monitor and track certified payroll for projects and request for proposal materials through the District’s Web-based Contract Management System
  • Develop and maintain computer database files for tracking of contracts, insurance and other contract-related documents
  • Assist in coordinating contractual documents consistent with District policies, California Education Code, Public Contract Code and California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act
  • Obtains price quotes, compares prices for needed materials and items and places order to support school modernization projects and departments using bond funding. Maintaining accurate records of transactions made and confirming/follow up on orders placed
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