Welcome to WCSD's Purchasing Department Website

  • WCSD Purchasing Department

    All Washoe County Schools, District Warehouses and most Administrative buildings are accepting deliveries.  If you need to contact a person at the site, there should be a Contact Person and their phone number listed at the entrance of the location.

    Mission Statement

    The Purchasing Department of Washoe County School District recognizes and embraces its responsibility to provide the highest level of support with continuous effort for improvement to Washoe County School District schools and departments in accordance with federal, state and local statutes and regulations.

    WCSD's Public Works solicitations and awards click here.

    Winner of the National Procurement Institutes' Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Award

    1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020 - 2021

    Our Commitment

    • To provide superior customer service and satisfaction.
    • To develop contractual avenues that provide the greatest value in products and services.
    • To collaborate with other government agencies to develop contracts leveraging the maximum potential volumes.
    • To maintain an ethical and professional posture.
    • To develop mutually supportive partnerships with organizations and corporations.

    Environmental Preferable Purchasing 

    Washoe County School District's Purchasing Department embraces the responsibility to recognize environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP). To support the effort of EPP, the Purchasing Department will give preference to environmentally superior products where quality, function and cost are equal or better. In addition, when practical, the Purchasing Department will seek opportunities to increase sustainable and recycled product sourcing.

    Purchasing Department's Green Efforts Report 2021

    Office Hours:

    7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Monday - Friday (excluding holidays)


    14101 Old Virginia Road
    Reno, Nevada 89521
    Phone: 775-850-8025
    Fax: 775-857-3175

    Purchasing Department Staff
    Andrea Sullivan, CPSM, CPIM, MBA
    Director of Procurement and Contracts
    Shannon Priest 
    Administrative Assistant
    Melissa Lewis
    Program Technician
    Monica Schuerr-Howden, CPPB, NIGP-CPP, MBA
    Assistant Purchasing Supervisor
    Victoria Plants
    Buyer II
    Gretchen Seiders
    Buyer II
    Aprile Anderson
    Buyer II
    Dawn Allshouse, CPPB, NIGP-CPP
    Buyer II
    Lorie Ramirez
    Buyer II
    Pam Homentowski
    Buyer II
    • From I-580 South, take the Damonte Ranch Parkway exit.
    • Turn west onto Damonte Ranch Parkway.
    • Turn left onto Old Virginia Road (first traffic light).
    • Follow Old Virginia Road until it ends.
    • The Brown Center is the red brick school on the right hand side.
    • Purchasing is just inside the main entrance.
    • Please check in at room 0 (first office on the right).
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Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility

  • The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities.  For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.

    For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.

    El Distrito prohíbe la intimidación, la intimidación cibernética, el acoso, el acoso sexual, la discriminación y / o las represalias en cualquiera de sus programas / actividades educativas, empleo y oportunidades de empleo. Para obtener la declaración completa del Aviso de No Discriminación del Distrito, así como los métodos para abordar preguntas e inquietudes, visite nuestra página de Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility

    Para más información visite   Civil Rights Compliance Department page.