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The Purchasing Department at South Colonie Central School District plays a pivotal role in ensuring the efficient and transparent procurement of goods and services that support our educational mission.


Purchasing Department
Ray Dearaway
Deputy Purchasing Agent
518-869-3576 ext. 0451



We establish and maintain relationships with vendors who share our commitment to quality and excellence in education. If you would like to be added to our Vendor list please contact our deputy purchasing agent at


Purchasing Policies

We adhere to strict purchasing policies and procedures designed to promote fairness, transparency, and accountability in all procurement activities.



Our department oversees the competitive bidding process to ensure that our district receives the best value for taxpayer dollars while complying with all applicable laws and regulations.

In this section, you will find information about current bid opportunities, requests for proposals (RFPs), and invitations for sealed bids (IFBs). 


Department Bid Contacts

Department of Buildings and Grounds
Contact Person: Samantha Moore
518-869-3576, ext. 0446


Electrical Services

  • Proposal Due Date: Friday, May 10
  • Announcement/Award: Wednesday, May 15

Plumbing Services

  • Proposal Due Date: Friday, May 10
  • Announcement/Award: Wednesday, May 15

Removal of Trash & Recycalble Materials

  • Proposal Due Date: Friday, May 17
  • Announcement/Award: Wednesday, May 22

Contact Person: Anjelieeque Martinez

Private Transportation Contracts 2023-24 School Year

  • Proposal Due Date: Thursday, Nov. 30
  • Announcement/Award: Friday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m.

Invitation for Quotations to Provide Charter Bus Service for 2024-2025 School Year

  • Request for Bids
  • Sealed bids will be accepted until 11:00 AM, Wednesday, May 15, 2024

General Bids
Contact Person: Ray Dearaway
518-869-3576, ext. 0451

Music Instrument Repair/Conditioning Supplies Bid

  • Proposal Due Date: Friday, May 17
  • Announcement/Award: Thursday, May 23

Department of Food Service
Contact Person: Joanne Taylor
518-869-3576, ext. 0452

New York State Teachers Center
Contact Person: Valerie Lovelace