Purchasing Policy and Procedures for the Mississippi Department of Education (State Agency)
The purchasing policy and procedures listed on this website apply to the Mississippi Department of Education and its special schools: Mississippi School of the Arts, Mississippi School for the Blind, and Mississippi School for the Deaf.
The local school districts for Mississippi will comply with school district purchasing policies and procedures, as well as, purchasing statutes found in MS Code 1972, Annotated, Section 31-7-13 as it relates to governing authorities. Should you have purchasing questions pertaining to your school district, contact the office of School Financial Services at (601) 359-3294 or the State Auditor's Office, Technical Assistance Department at 1-800-321-1275.
Conducting Business with Mississippi School Districts
The Mississippi Department of Education is responsible only for procuring goods and services associated with the state agency and its special schools: Mississippi School of the Arts, Mississippi School for the Blind, and Mississippi School for the Deaf. The Mississippi Department of Education does not purchase for each Mississippi School District.
If you are interested conducting business with each school district, please contact each school district individually. Click here for Mississippi School District information.
Special Circumstances Approval Forms FY 2013 Year End Purchasing Deadlines
Minority Vendor Self Certification Form
Request for Services or Goods Form - PDF
Return of Goods Form
Rental Agreement Form
State Procurement Card Program
Sealed Bid Process - See Competitive Sealed Bid Process on this link page
To access the following publications, click on the designated link.
- Web (Dept. of Finance & Administration)
- Procurement Manual (Dept. of Finance & Administration)
- Purchasing Law Update (Office of State Auditor) - scroll down the left side links and click on "Technical Assistance," then when that page comes up, scroll down to the bottom and click on "Purchasing Law Summary."
For assistance with state agency purchasing, please call James Hart at 601-359-3525 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.