Contracts and Purchasing
The Contracts and Purchasing at LAVC procures goods and services for the College that are purchased directly from vendors whether by purchase order or contract. This includes, but is not limited to, commodities and non-construction services whose value exceeds California’s statutory bid threshold for community colleges ($76,700 as of 2012).
The Purchasing & Contract Management Department of LAVC supports the mission of education by providing resources to all departments in the process of acquiring goods and services.
The Purchasing & Contract Management Department is responsible for college-wide procurement of goods and services, establishing purchasing policies, procedures and processes as required by the Los Angeles Community College District. Competitive bids are processed utilizing best business practices. Many purchases are conducted by utilizing a variety of existing "cooperative agreements and Master Contracts through the District office or State agreements.