Washoe Country School District

July 31, 2014

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Mission Statement

The Purchasing Department of Washoe County School District recognizes and embraces its responsibility to provide the highest level of support with continuous effort for improvement to Washoe County School District schools and departments in accordance with Federal, State and local statutes and regulations.

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Departmental Plan - Purchasing Department

Purchasing Department Plan for 11-22-11 Board Meeting

Business Department Plan Presentation 11-22-11

Winner of the National Purchasing Institutes' Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013

Our Commitment

  • To provide superior customer service and satisfaction
  • To develop contractual avenues that provide the greatest value in products and services
  • To collaborate with other government institutes to develop contracts leveraging the maximum potential volumes
  • To maintain an ethical and professional posture
  • To develop mutually supportive partnerships with organizations and corporations 

Washoe County School District's Environmental Purchasing Statement 

The Washoe County School District's Purchasing Department embraces the responsibility to environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP).

To support the effort of EPP, the Purchasing Department will give preference to environmentally superior products where quality, function and cost are equal or better.  In addition, when practical, the Purchasing Department will seek opportunities to increase sustainable and recycled product sourcing.

Office Hours:

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Supplier Visits by Appointment Only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday


14101 Old Virginia Road
Reno, Nevada 89521
Phone: (775) 850-8025
Fax: (775) 857-3175
Email: purchasing@washoeschools.net


  • From 395 South, take the Damonte Ranch Parkway exit.
  • Turn west onto Damonte Ranch Parkway.
  • Turn left onto Old Virginia Road (first traffic light).
  • Follow Old Virginia Road until it ends.
  • The Brown Center is the red brick school on the right hand side.
  • Purchasing is just inside the main entrance.
  • Please check in at room 0 (first office on the right).