Welcome to the TUHSD Purchasing Department
Tempe Union is committed to spending taxpayer dollars in the most efficient and effective manner.
To register and access solicitation opportunities with the Tempe Union High School District, please visit Bonfire: https://tuhsd.bonfirehub.com
Through this system, vendors will be able to receive notifications and download your solicitation documents, as well as upload and submit responses electronically. TUHSD is excited to introduce this technology to our vendor community and appreciates your support in this transition.
The Purchasing Department’s mission is to support the goals and objectives of the District by delivering consistent and professional procurement support to all employees.
The Purchasing Department will act as honest brokers between the external marketplace and internal users to arrive at the best value procurement decisions while maintaining the highest ethical standards. The Purchasing Department will honor and comply with all laws, rules, and policies governing the purchasing function. The Purchasing Department will strive to develop quality-based partnerships with high-performing suppliers to ensure the most appropriate equipment materials and supplies are being purchased — through valid, compliant, and competitive contracts. All members of the Purchasing Department will work as a team in delivering the highest possible customer service.
The fundamental objectives of our purchasing program may be summarized as follows:
- Program Support: Maintain the educational program at the highest level by providing the maximum expenditure value for a fixed budget appropriation.
- Timing: Maintain continuity of supply in support of the educational program.
- Cost: Procure material at the lowest cost consistent with the quality and service required.
- Quality: Maintain standards of quality in materials based on user requirements.
- Usefulness: Avoidance of duplication, waste, and obsolescence.
Purchasing & Warehouse Contacts
Purchasing Hours: Monday - Friday 8 AM – 4:30 PMDelivery & WarehouseWarehouse Hours: Monday - Friday 7 AM - 3 PM
PrintshopPrintshop Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4 PM
Patricia ChriswellDirector of Purchasing & Warehouse Services(480) 839-0292 x14011Kayla AmadoAdministrative Assistant to the Director of Purchasing and Warehouse(480) 839-0292 x14022Kenneth "KC" BrackleyBuyer(480) 839-0292 x14021Erica EdelsteinBuyer(480) 839-0292 x14031Patricia "Pattie" SmithPurchasing Specialist(480) 839-0292 x14032Marc AlbertiPrinting Specialist(480) 839-0292 x13050
Printing Specialist(480) 839-0292 x13050David CummingsWarehouse TechnicianCell (602) 295-7403Rick KooyengaWarehouse Technician
Cell (602) 722-5118CourierCell (602) 826-4687