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.

    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 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.

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

    Patricia Chriswell
    Director of Purchasing & Warehouse Services
    480-839-0292 x14011
    Kayla Amado
    Administrative Assistant to the Director of Purchasing and Warehouse
    480-839-0292 x14022
    Kenneth "KC" Brackley
    480-839-0292 x14021
    Erica Edelstein
    480-839-0292 x14031
    Cindi Hostetler
    Contract Analyst
    480-839-0292 x13024
    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