Purchasing Services and Warehouse staff manages the process by which goods and services are procured, warehoused, and delivered to LPS schools and departments.
The Purchasing/Warehouse staff is responsible for the bidding and procurement of materials and equipment requisitioned by our schools. Purchasing reviews and processes all purchase orders, reviews contracts, and is responsible for disposition of surplus district equipment. The Warehouse staff manages, schedules, and delivers food and instructional items to LPS schools. Food delivery is also provided to Sheridan School District. Arapahoe Community College and South Suburban Parks and Recreation purchases paper and instructional items from the LPS Warehouse.
Submit a Vendor Application for vendor consideration.
Submission of this application is not a guarantee that your firm will be contacted for bids or proposals. Formal construction bids are advertised, not solicited as a result of registration on our bidder's list.
Littleton Public Schools Purchasing Office is located at the Education Services Center, 5776 S. Crocker Street, Littleton, CO 80120. Business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Vendors are respectfully asked to make an appointment with the appropriate buyer prior to a visit. Although we operate in a de-centralized purchasing environment, we ask that vendors check with Purchasing prior to calling on our schools.
The district warehouse is located at 5759 S. Windermere Street. Deliveries to the warehouse are accepted Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We ask that direct deliveries to schools be made between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to avoid school bus traffic.
Littleton Public Schools is a member of the Cooperative Educational Purchasing Council (CEPC) comprised of K–12 school districts along Colorado's front range. LPS participates in many cooperative bids with this group; i.e., art supplies, paper, audio visual, classroom furniture, and many more. If you are interested in being solicited for or included in any of these bids call us to see which district is hosting the bid for a particular commodity. We also purchase from other price agreements with Multiple Assembly of Procurement Officials (MAPO) and the State of Colorado.
Except for procurement card purchases, we request that vendors do not accept phone orders from our schools or departments. Vendors should require a valid purchase order before accepting an order. Payment may not be made unless a valid purchase order or field order number is referenced on the vendor's invoice. Please contact purchasing with any questions.
Littleton Public Schools has a purchasing card program called Optcard. Buyers, administrators, and other school personnel have p-cards with varying purchasing limits. Generally, purchases on a card are limited to $1,000 for a single purchase. We encourage our schools and administrators to use their cards for small dollar purchases only and to send larger purchases through purchasing. If you have any questions about a purchase being made on a card, feel free to contact purchasing.
Littleton Public School is exempt from state, local and federal sales tax. The district's state tax exempt number is 98-01944. Our federal tax ID number is 84-6000862. A certificate will be furnished upon request.
Front Range Cooperative Purchasing Organizations
Cooperative Educational Purchasing Council (CEPC)