Brenda Gachuz, Director (858) 748-0010 x2128
Jeff Johnson, Assistant Director (858) 748-0010 x2784
13626 Twin Peaks Road (Bldg 700), Hours: 7:00-4:00 M-F
(858) 748-0010 x2544


The Purchasing Department is responsible for the centralized procurement of all equipment, materials, and supplies to be furnished, sold, or leased to the school district, and for the competitive contracting of services, including for public works or construction projects.

The Department vision is to create customer satisfaction by providing value and proficiency to each purchase request, while ensuring procurement is performed according to applicable laws and District policies.  In conjunction with processing orders, the Department generates bids and requests for quotes and coordinates cooperative purchasing through county, state, city, and consortium bids to affect cost savings.


Current Bid Activity/Opportunities

Other Purchasing Related Web Resources:






Associate Superintendent,
Business Support Services
Ronald Little 858-521-2778 rlittle@powayusd.com


Director of Purchasing Brenda Gachuz 858-748-0010 x2788 bgachuz@powayusd.com
Assistant Director Jeff Johnson 858-748-0010 x2784 jefjohnson@powayusd.com
Administrative Assistant II Grace Umbenhaur 858-748-0010 x2128 gumbenhaur@powayusd.com
Senior Buyer Gayle McCormick 858-748-0010 x2133 gmccormick@powayusd.com
Buyer Vickie Leckie 858-748-0010 x2129 vleckie@powayusd.com
Buyer Sharon Heredia-Nunez 858-748-0010 x2135 sheredianunez@powayusd.com
Buyer Elan Saleh 858-748-0010 x2137 esaleh@powayusd.com
Buyer Kashif Shaheed 858-748-0010 x2134 kshaheed@powayusd.com
California State Licensed Contractors
Please click Contractor-Information-Public-Works for information on how to apply to be eligible for award of PUSD Public Works Contracts

CONTRACTORS - DIR registration MUST be renewed by July 1.
Please click Contractor-Registration to obtain information on how to renew.

Current Pre-Qualified Contractor List
Please click approved_contractor_list  to see the list.


Employee Only Resources


Our Vision

Our Vision is to create customer satisfaction by providing value and proficiency to each purchase request while adhering to District policy and applicable State Purchasing laws.

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, jjimenez@powayusd.com. For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator/ 504 Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840, jdayhoff@powayusd.com

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