Procurement Services

Barbara Bates

Gary Blount
Assistant Director
Main Phone: 770-590-4524
Fax: 770-426-3371
Our offices are located at:
6975 Cobb Intl. Blvd. Kennesaw, GA 30152
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Visitors will be accepted by appointment only.

Please call 770-590-4524 for an appointment.

How to Do Business with Cobb County School District

Procurement Services will hold a virtual Microsoft Teams 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 the first Thursday of each month from 10:00 – 11:00. Participants Will Not be Admitted to the Virtual Session After 10:05 a.m.

Purchasing Resources

Current Solicitations/Awarded Contract List
CCSD Bonfire Interactive Portal

General Terms & ConditionsPurchase Order Terms & ConditionsPurchasing RegulationsProcurement Newsletter

Vendor Resources
How to do Business with 
CCSD - PowerPoint

Instructions for Creating and Uploading a Submission in Bonfire (for Vendors)

Procurement Services Staff

Stephanie RungeBuyer770-426-3524
Wendy BellPurchasing Agent770-426-3333
Daphne FarleyPurchasing Agent770-429-5870
Lori FranjiBuyer770-426-3364
Jeanette GrayPurchasing Agent770-426-3362
Kristy HadawayBuyer770-426-3369
Lyn VermilyaBuyer770-426-3365
Debbie MosherSenior Buyer770-590-4522
Melanie TimmermanSenior Buyer770-426-3415

Vision Statement

To deliver cost reduction solutions while providing outstanding customer service and achieving excellence in governmental purchasing for the Cobb County School District.


The mission of the Cobb County School District Procurement Services Department is to be a part of the One Team, One Goal: Student Success by providing students and staff with 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 Accreditation for Quality Public Procurement Departments (QPPD) (formally the Outstanding Agency Accreditation Achievement Award (OA4)) - 7 consecutive three-year certifications:  2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018 & 2021.  CCSD is 1 of 4 government agencies in Georgia, 1 of 4 school districts nationwide, and 1 of 50 total government agencies currently accredited.

The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) - annual award for Nineteen consecutive years:  2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023. Currently, CCSD is 1 of 10 agencies in Georgia and 1 of 25 School Districts in the United States and Canada to receive this award.

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.