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Department of Purchasing

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The primary focus of the Purchasing Department is to obtain the right product, at the right price, at the right time and to meet the needs of the students, faculty, and the administrative staff of Paterson Public Schools.

The Purchasing Department’s vision is to be a leader among governmental public procurement specialists within the City of Paterson as well as the State of New Jersey. The District’s Purchasing Department is a service unit established to support the educational and administrative objectives of the District. It is staffed by procurement professionals who have the requisite knowledge, skills and training to assist District personnel in the purchase of required goods and services. This expertise insures that procurement decisions will be made in the best interest of the District and in compliance with New Jersey state statutes and District policies.

Ethics for Procurement Personnel:

Uphold constitution, laws and regulations

Never discriminate unfairly by granting special favors or privileges to anyone

Make no promises binding the duties of the Purchasing Department

Never restrain free and open competition

Do NOT accept gratuities from vendors

Neville R. Williams RPPS, Purchasing Supervisor

Purchasing Information & Resources


pdf Purchasing Manual 2018-19

pdf Order Process Memo 2018-19

pdf EduMet Requisition Training Manual










Contact Us

Neville Williams, QPA

Supervisor of Purchasing

Jose Mantilla, RPPS

Purchasing Agent

Lance Gaines

Procurement Administrator

Theresa Miller, RPPS

Senior Purchasing Analyst

Maria Choy, RPPS

Purchasing Analyst

Sylvia Bacote, RPPS

Purchasing Specialist

Kim Johnson, RPPS

Purchasing Specialist


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