The Board recognizes its position as a major purchaser in this community. While it is the intention of the Board to purchase materials and supplies of quality at the lowest possible cost through widespread competition, if all other considerations are equal, the Board prefers to purchase from established local merchants.
The Board authorizes the Superintendent to award purchases placed in accordance with all statutes pertaining to public purchasing, this policy, and all policies of the Board otherwise applicable, to local merchants when their quotation is competitive, freight charges are a factor, maintenance service may be required, and promptness of delivery is a consideration.
F.S. 1001.43, 1010.04