Lehigh County Schools Joint Purchasing Board
The Lehigh County Schools Joint Purchasing Board is designed to encourage participating member schools to recognize the benefit of savings with cooperative purchasing through a centralized purchasing board.
The major goals of the initiative are:
1. Create a professional work-based opportunity for the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute’s Material Handling/Logistic Technology students.
2. Run the Lehigh County Schools supply chain more efficiently through the use of e-commerce, e-procurement, and the use of a central distribution center.
3. Improve the Lehigh County Schools’ purchasing program by aggregating products to produce better prices, quality of products, unify product specifications and vendor performance.
4. Team-based decision making process by the use of advisory committees made up of school employees with the experience and knowledge of the various product lines.