About the Purchasing Department
The Los Rios purchasing department strives to provide professional and ethical best practices within our institution and with all associated vendors.
What We Do
The purchasing department is responsible for:
- Processing requisitions, change orders, and purchase orders
- Managing suppliers
- Managing bids and proposals
- Contract administration and award
- Verifying labor compliance and prevailing wage
- Managing fixed assets
- Managing surplus and disposal (learn more at GovDeals.com)
Technology Accessibility Compliance
We are in the process of developing processes to improve both buyer and vendor awareness of and compliance with Section 508. Learn more about the district's commitment to technology accessibility.
Code of Ethics
Los Rios Community College District subscribes to the following code of ethics for the procurement of goods and services, as developed by the National Association of Educational Buyers, Inc.
- Give first consideration to the objectives and policies of our institution.
- Strive to obtain the maximum value for each dollar of expenditure.
- Decline personal gifts or gratuities.
- Grant all competitive suppliers equal consideration insofar as state or federal statute and institutional policy permit.
- Conduct business with potential and current suppliers in an atmosphere of good faith, devoid of intentional misrepresentation.
- Demand honesty in sales representation whether offered through the medium of a verbal or written statement, an advertisement, or a sample of the product.
- Receive consent of originator of proprietary ideas and designee before using them for competitive purchasing purposes.
- Make every reasonable effort to negotiate an equitable and mutually agreeable settlement of any controversy with a supplier; and/or be willing to submit any major controversies to arbitration or other third party review, insofar as the established policies of the institution permit.
- Accord a prompt and courteous reception insofar as conditions permit to all who call on legitimate business missions.
- Cooperate with trade, industrial and professional associations, and with government and private agencies for the purposes of promoting and developing sound business methods.
- Foster fair, ethical, and legal trade practices.
- Counsel and cooperate with purchasing associates and promote a spirit of unity and a keen interest in professional growth among them.
Phone: (916) 568-3071
Fax: (916) 568-3145
8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Please call to schedule an appointment.
1919 Spanos Court
Sacramento, CA 95825
Our office is located inside of General Services, which is easily accessed from Northrop Avenue.