The Board authorizes the Superintendent to purchase and/or supervise the purchase of all materials, equipment, supplies, and services necessary for the operation of the School District. Is the intent of the Board that the School District purchase competitively, without prejudice or favoritism, and seek maximum value for all expenditures. Competitive pricing is to be pursued by the following legally required processes, as well as through such methods as cooperative purchasing, formal or informal bidding, requests for quotations from multiple venders, and negation.