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Purchasing & Procurements

Manheim Central uses a variety of methods for the procurement of products and services in support of the instructional programs in the schools...

  • Occasionally, the District will seek bids and proposals through a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) process. These requests will be posted on this web site and, when required, advertised in the Lancaster newspapers.

For a listing of the RFP's currently (or recently) sought, please visit the RFP section of this site.

  • The District procures most of the supplies and equipment through the Joint Purchasing Board run by the collective of districts in Lancaster and Lebanon counties through the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit #13 (IU13). All the commodity areas are bid through an on-line system powered by eSchoolMall.

For access to the Joint Purchasing Bidding system, follow the link to eSchoolMall.

  • Under the IU13 Joint Purchasing Program, many commodity areas have "catalog" bid-pricing that allow for individual purchases to be made at a pre-negotiated discount on their orders when placed following the instruction of each vendor. Using these catalogs to place orders on a variety of quantity allows the District to meet the requirements for obtaining three quotes for each purchase.

Please Note: The District must still bid all purchases over $10,000, and considers it prudent to obtain three quotes on all items exceeding $3,000 to ensure the best price is attained.