Procurement Office


In alignment with its Strategic Plan, the Arlington School Board intends to:

  • purchase goods and services of high quality at reasonable cost;
  • make sure that all purchasing actions are fair and impartial with no impropriety or appearance of impropriety; and
  • ensure that all qualified buyers and sellers have access to School Board business, no offeror is arbitrarily or capriciously excluded, and there is the maximum feasible amount of competition.

Procurement Personnel

Director/ Procurement Agent
David J. Webb, C.P.M.
Assistant Director of Procurement
Joshua A. Makely, CPPO, CPPB
Senior Procurement Specialist
Vacant until Filled
Senior Procurement Specialist
Kimberly Young, CPPB
Procurement Specialist
Ken Lawson
Procurement – Project Specialist
Procurement Technician
Thanh Thai, VCA

The Procurement Process

Arlington Public Schools (APS) has centralized purchasing authority under the Purchasing Agent, and purchases a wide variety of goods and services. APS utilizes the competitive bidding process, using Invitation for Bid (IFB) whenever possible. Under this process an award is made to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. APS also utilizes a competitive sealed proposal process to purchase goods and services, when factors other than price must be considered in selecting a vendor. This method is used for the Request for Proposals (RFP) and competitive negotiations (reference Procurement Resolution).

Solicitation Process

APS purchases a wide variety of goods and services to support the schools. APS has a procurement process that allows Departments/Schools to solicit quotes directly up to a value of $100,000. For procurement transactions over $100,000, APS utilizes a formal solicitation process – either a competitive bidding process, or competitive negotiation process, which is conducted by personnel in the Procurement Office.

Becoming An APS Bidder

APS no longer registers vendors through its Procurement Office and no longer selects or notifies vendors of procurement opportunities.

Bid Opportunities

APS now uses eVA, the Commonwealth of Virginia electronic portal for advertising all procurement opportunities having a value of over $100,000.

Vendors do not have to register through eVA to submit responses to APS bids or request for proposals, but registration is encouraged.  Registration will not only provide vendors notice of APS solicitations, but also of solicitations of other local governments and state agencies.  At this time there is no annual fee to register.

Vendors who have general questions about the eVA procurement portal or need eVA registration assistance, should call eVA Customer Care at 1-866-289-7367.

Notice of Invitation for Bids and Requests for Proposals will continue to be posted on a public bulletin board at 2110 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22204 and on the Procurement Office Website.  Requests for Proposals are advertised in the Arlington Sun Gazette newspaper.