• DMS State Purchasing and Cooperative Contracts
    DMS State Purchasing
    The Division of State Purchasing procures state contracts and agreements for commodities and services that are frequently used by  state agencies and eligible users. The DMS, Division of State Purchasing manages three (3) types of contracts, open to eligible users such as the School Board, and meeting the competitive solicitation requirements of Rule 6A-1.012. As they are a result of a competitive solicitation, the District can exceed the Competitive Solicitation threshold without issuing our own competitive solicitation. Purchases made via DMS-managed contracts do not require Board approval, regardless of dollar value. If required by the contract, the District is required to comply with the same quoting requirements as state agencies when using DMS-managed contracts, per Rule 6A-1.012(5), F.A.C.

    General Services Administration (GSA) Cooperative Purchasing Program

    The General Services Administration (GSA) is an independent agency of the United States Government. Any federal, state*, local, regional, or tribal government, or any instrumentality thereof (including any local educational agency or institution of higher education), is able to participate in the GSA Cooperative Purchasing Program and purchase from Schedule 70 (General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software, and Services) and Schedule 84 (Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue, Clothing, Marine Craft and Emergency/Disaster Response).

    Schedule 70 includes commercial information technology (IT) equipment, software and services, including electronic credentials, digital certificates, e-authentication hardware tokens, remote identity and access management services, purchase of used or refurbished equipment, public key infrastructure shared service providers program, PIV solutions, purchase of new IT equipment, maintenance and repair services, software, training courses, IT professional services, eCommerce services and wireless services.

    Schedule 84 includes security system management, design and support services, marine craft and waterfront security products/services, alarm and signal systems, professional security/facility management services, firefighting and rescue equipment (urban and wildland), law enforcement and security equipment supplies/services, marine craft and equipment, and special purpose clothing.

    Correctional Work Programs: Prison Rehabilitative Industries and Diversified Enterprises (PRIDE) serves as the quasi-governmental corporation to produce and sell products and services provided or made by inmates through a correctional work program, established in Chapter 946, Florida Statutes. Except for printing services, all other goods and services produced or provided by PRIDE may be purchased from PRIDE, regardless of value. The PRIDE Master Agreement is managed by DMS and available on their website.

    RESPECT of Florida is the Central Nonprofit Agency (CNA) contracted with the State of Florida to represent employment centers for the blind and other severely handicapped in facilitating the allocation of orders by Florida agencies. This contract includes the following commodities: COVID related supplies, drug testing kits, first aid and safety supplies, flags, janitorial supplies, medical supplies and testing kits, office supplies, customized promotional items, and other commodities. This contract also includes the following services: asset maintenance (e.g. rest areas and welcome centers), call center and quality assurance monitoring, fleet maintenance, groundskeeping and landscaping, janitorial, local government (e.g. coin collection, sign maintenance, and refuse pickup), office support, and managed print services.

    Panhandle Area Education Consortium (PAEC)
    PAEC is a regional educational service organization owned by its member school districts and recognized in Florida Statute 1001.451.
    Programs and services include professional development, curriculum support services, Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS), instructional technology, distance learning, Region I Migrant Education Program services, printing services, FloridaLearns Clearinghouse for educational materials, cooperative purchasing through Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA), contracted services, Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities Network (SEDNET), program evaluation services, model school board policies and procedures, Value-Added Model software and support, Risk Management Property/Casualty, employee benefits self-insurance programs, Gateway Educational Computing (payroll and finance), and Student Data Services.

    OMNIA Partners

    OMNIA Partners is a national cooperative.

    Contracts include automotive, carpet & flooring, electrical, janitorial equipment and supplies, roofing, uniforms, athletic equipment, science and lab supplies, auto parts, office machines and others.

    SOURCEWELL is a national cooperative, the National Joint Powers Alliance, that began in Minnesota.

    Contract include MRO, fleet equipment, food service equipment, healthcare solutions, heavy equipment, logistics services, mail equipment, technology and communication solutions and others.

    National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (NIPA)
    NIPA is a national cooperative purchasing that support state government and public educational institutions.

    Contracts include food and food service equipment, elevator maintenance and repair, janitorial supplies, water treatment chemicals, MRO supplies, furniture, wireless data and services, copiers, uniform rental, information technology, paint, educational supplies, lighting, audio/visual supplies and groundskeeping materials.

    National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA)

    NCPA is a national cooperative lead by the Region 14 Educational Service Center.

    Contracts include technology, office solutions, facilities, cloud, security, playground, medical, food, transportation, athletics and furniture.

    The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN)

    TCPN is a national cooperative overseen by the Region 4 Education Service Center in Texas.

    Contracts include assistive technology, automotive parts and supplies, tires, books, cabling and networking products and services, floor coverings, copiers, electrical equipment and supplies, athletic and sporting goods, HVAC equipment-refrigeration-installation-service, HVAC lubricants, janitorial supplies and equipment, modular buildings, MRO equipment and supplies, roofing, scoreboards and electronic signs, sports surfaces, technology solutions and others.

    The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS)

    TIPS is a regional cooperative sponsored by the Region 8 Education Service Center.

    Contracts include assistive technology, audio visual equipment & supplies, automobiles, cabling products & services, cafeteria equipment, HVAC solutions & services, computers, copiers, custodial equipment and supplies, document imaging, lighting, lockers, medical equipment and supplies, music instruments, networking equipment, modular buildings, roofing, safety equipment and supplies, science equipment and supplies, signage, software, uniforms and others.  

    Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGACBuy)

    HGACBUY  is a national cooperative overseen by the Houston-Galveston Area Council.

    Contracts include vehicles, wireless equipment and services, grounds and turf equipment, modular buildings, refuse and recycling containers and lifters, and others.