Frequently Asked Questions

1.   How do I register to become notified of bid opportunities in the Mesa Public Schools?

By clicking on the registration link above, you will be directed to the AZPurchasing website which is the district database of vendors for Notification of Bids, Request for Proposals, and Requests for Qualifications for all purchases exceeding $100,000.

2.   Once registered, how will I be notified of bid opportunities?

You will be notified via email through the AZPurchasing website.  It is each vendor's responsibility to keep their information in AZPurchasing current and up to date.

3.      How do I introduce my product or services to MPS?

The MPS Purchasing Department is organized into various buying teams.  Each buying team is responsible for certain commodities and services.  Please visit our buyer commodity page to determine the appropriate buying team for your product/service.  Contact the appropriate buying team for more information on how to introduce your product or service.

4.      Does MPS participate in cooperative purchasing contracts?

Mesa Public Schools is a member of and participates in the following purchasing consortiums:

Arizona State Contracts(AzSPO)

Arizona Dept of Education Contracts 

Mohave Educational Services Cooperative (MESC)   

The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN)

Greater Phoenix Purchasing Consortium of Schools (GPPCS)

Strategic Alliance for Volume Expenditures (SAVE)

National IPA


5.      Do all purchases require a purchase order?

All commitments of purchases by MPS will be made by an approved Purchase Order number assigned by the Purchasing Department.  Products/services are not to be delivered without an approved Purchase Order. Vendors accepting orders without a purchase order number do so at their own risk.  

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