CCSD Procurement Services

David Odom

Barbara Bates
Assistant Director


Our offices are
located at:
6975 Cobb Intl. Blvd. Kennesaw, GA 30152
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Main Phone: 770-590-4524
Fax: 770-426-3371


News and Announcements

There is additional information available for CCSD employees on the blue Employee Intranet Page link.

NOTE:  The CCSD Procurement Office will be closed as of Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice.  However, Procurement staff will be working remotely.  If you need to contact someone in the Procurement Department, click on one of the email links on the left hand side or below.

How to Do Business with Cobb County School District

Procurement Services will hold virtual How to Do Business with Cobb County School District sessions. These informal sessions will be held the first Thursday of every month from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Vendors will have an opportunity to ask questions, meet CCSD Procurement personnel and learn about District purchasing processes. All interested vendors are welcome to attend. Should the schedule change for any reason, the information will be posted here on this website.

Click Here to Join Our Virtual How to Do Business With Cobb County Schools on Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 10:00 – 11:00. Participants Will Not be Admitted to the Virtual Session After 10:10 a.m.


Procurement Services Staff

Wendy Bell
770-426-3333  |  Email
Gary Blount
Purchasing Agent
770-590-4546  |  Email
Daphne Farley
Senior Buyer
770-429-5870 |  Email
Jeanette Gray
Senior Buyer
770-426-3362  |  Email
Lorri Latif
770-426-3365  |  Email
Chris McSpadden
Purhcasing Agent
770-426-3524  |  Email
Debbie Mosher
770-590-4522  |  Email
Melanie Timmerman
770-426-3415  |  Email
June Wolfenbarger
Purchasing Agent
770-426-3369  |  Email

Vision Statement

To make a positive impact in the community while achieving the highest standard in governmental purchasing for the Cobb County School District.


The mission of the Cobb County School District Procurement Services Department is to provide students and staff a selection of quality products, services and vendors for the benefit of the educational process, accomplished through cost effective, moral, ethical, and prudent purchasing practices.

Values Statement

We strive to provide excellent customer service to the students and staff of the Cobb County School District by ensuring that the responsibilities incumbent upon the procurement operation are performed effectively, efficiently and with the utmost accountability by:

  • Providing acceptable quality goods at lowest price;
  • Ensuring transparency in use of public funds;
  • Protecting against conflicts of interest;
  • Maximizing competition;
  • Fostering equal and fair competition;
  • and Adhering to legal/regulatory guidelines

Code Of Ethics

The Cobb County School District (CCSD) Procurement Services Department recognizes purchasing as a profession and adopts the Code of Ethics promulgated by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP).

The CCSD Procurement Services Department recognizes that the Code of Ethics sets appropriate standards for purchasing and the CCSD Procurement Services Department expects adherence to the Code of Ethics by all employees of the Department.

The CCSD Procurement Services Department recognizes that employees of the Procurement Services Department are public employees. As such, these employees have the responsibility to uphold the public trust and to refrain from using their position for private benefit.

Therefore, it is the policy of the CCSD Procurement Services Department that employees shall, in addition to all other expectations and job requirements, refrain from conflicts of interest and avoid the appearance of unethical or compromising practices in business relationships, actions and communications.

Reference: NIGP Code of Ethics


The Cobb County School District (CCSD) Procurement Services Department received the following awards for "Best Practices" in governmental purchasing:

  • The Outstanding Agency Accreditation Achievement Award (OA4) - 6 consecutive three-year certifications:  2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015 & 2018.  CCSD is 1 of 5 government agencies in Georgia, 1 of 8 school districts nationwide, and 1 of 62 total government agencies currently accredited.
  • The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) - annual award for Fifteen consecutive years:  2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019.  CCSD is 1 of 12 government agencies in Georgia and 1 of 23 school districts nationwide to receive this award.
  • In 2004, The Pareto Award - Pareto accreditation is awarded for a period of five years. Pareto is the most prestigious and highest award of agency achievement in our profession.  Pareto may be earned only by agencies that have achieved OA4 accreditation and successfully completed a prescribed peer review process.

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