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.
October 28, 2016 - The format for all contract and grant-related board item templates were revised. Board item templates for consent agenda items have also been added.
February 24, 2016 – 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.