The mission of the NACOG Head Start purchasing department is to provide efficient and responsive procurement services and obtain high quality goods and services at a reasonable cost.  The procurement department adheres to NACOG Procurement procedure while adhering to state, federal , and national Head Start policies.


The purchasing department also maintains a centralized warehouse where stock inventory is supplied to the Head Start centers throughout our four county region.


Purchasing procurement dates:  2001 - 2002

  • Center program vendor/supplier evaluations are conducted to access vendors performance during the past school year.

  • May - bid packages (RFP's) will be sent out approved vendors.  NACOG Head Start identifies the services and products it wishes to purchase and solicits proposals for the provision of those services.

  • June - Evaluation and selection will be done for only those proposals classed in the initial review as potentially acceptable.  Evaluations are conducted with the underlying goal of ensuring that the types, quantity and quality of services meet NACOG services and funding priorities.  Master agreements will issued to vendors selected through this evaluation process.

  • August - Delivery of supplies to Head Start centers.

  • December - Mid year purchases will be conducted utilizing the master agreements.

  • The following are commodities that the NACOG Head Start program could possibly bid on:

    • Educational supplies

    • Educational equipment

    • Outdoor playground equipment

    • Office supplies, equipment

    • Computers

    • Modular units, etc.