The Office of Procurement provides support to the program offices of the Department in accordance with state and federal laws, Mississippi Board of Education Policies, the Mississippi Agency Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual (MAAPP), the MDE Employee Policies and Procedures Manual, and the Personal Service Contract Review Board (PSCRB) Policies and Procedures. The office is responsible for reviewing and approving contracts for personal and professional services that fall under the purview of the PSCRB. The office reviews and approves grant methodologies and the discretionary and competitive grant awards entered into by the Department. The office also provides technical assistance and training to Department staff regarding procurement-related matters.

February 24, 2016 – All board item templates were updated to include the goals of the MBE Strategic Plan.

November 15, 2015 – Forms and templates have been updated to include an option for program evaluation and to designate the lower threshold of $75,000 for contracts.

August 5, 2015 – Timelines for FY16 have been posted.  Please be aware the new threshold for PSCRB is over $75,000.  PSCRB also now has a 30-day deadline, so pay close attention to dates in the timeline as most now require SBE approval two months before making PSCRB agenda.

June 25, 2015 – New contract worker templates have been posted and should now be used.  The contractor’s address should no longer be included on the actual contract document as FY16 contracts are now being posted to transparency.

Office of Procurement     P.O. Box 771     Jackson, MS 39205-0771     Phone: (601) 359-5716     Fax: (601) 576-3503

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