Welcome to the TUHSD Purchasing Department

  • Tempe Union is committed to spending taxpayer dollars in the most efficient and effective manner.

    Update to Vendor Registration and Solicitation Opportunities


    Effective December 31, 2018, TUHSD will no longer be using www.AZPurchasing.org for our needs. Solicitations, vendor registration, and other items are being moved to the district's new E-Procurement System, Bonfire. To register and access solicitation opportunities with the Tempe Union High School District, please visit Bonfire: https://tuhsd.bonfirehub.com/portal/?tab=login

    Through this system, vendors will be able to receive notification 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 appreciate your support in this transition.

    Department Mission

    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.

    Department Goals

    The Department will act as honest brokers between the external marketplace and internal users to arrive at best value procurement decisions while maintaining the highest ethical standards. The Department will honor and comply with all laws, rules, and policies governing the purchasing function. The 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 Department will work as a team in delivering the highest possible customer service.

    Department Objectives

    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 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 PM
    Delivery & Warehouse
    Warehouse Hours: Monday - Friday 7 AM - 3 PM

    Printshop Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4 PM

    Director of Purchasing & Warehouse Services
    (480) 839-0292 x14011
    Kayla Amado
    Administrative Assistant to the Director of Purchasing and Warehouse
    (480) 839-0292 x14022
    Patricia Chriswell
    Senior Buyer
    (480) 839-0292 x14021
    Erica Edelstein
    (480) 839-0292 x14031
    Patricia "Pattie" Smith
    Purchasing Specialist
    (480) 839-0292 x14032
    Marc Alberti
    Printing Specialist
    (480) 839-0292 x13050

    Portia Contreras
    Printing Specialist
    (480) 839-0292 x13050
    David Cummings
    Warehouse Technician
    Cell (602) 295-7403
    Rick Kooyenga
    Warehouse Technician
    Cell (602) 722-5118
    Bill Breckenridge
    Cell (602) 826-4687

Additional Purchasing & Warehouse Contact Information