LOS ALAMOS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

PROCUREMENT

Our mission is to provide fair and equal treatment of all persons involved in public procurement, to maximize the purchasing value of public funds, and to provide safeguards for maintaining a system of quality and integrity.

PURCHASING & ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

LOS ALAMOS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

P O BOX 90

LOS ALAMOS, NM 87544


Karyn Murphy, Purchasing Technician

505 663-2235 k.murphy@laschools.net

Warapha Prime, Accounts Payable Technician

505 663-2241 w.prime@laschools.net

Regina Mertz, Chief Procurement Officer

505 663-2238 r.mertz@laschools.net

EMAIL INVOICES TO: lapsinvoice@laschools.net

Welcome

The Los Alamos Public Schools Business Services Department is responsible for procurement of all tangible goods, services, and construction for the District. All purchases are initiated through the issuance of a Purchase Order, approved by the District Chief Procurement Officer. Vendors may not proceed with providing goods or services to the District without an approved Purchase Order.

Vendor Information Form

W-9 Form

Los Alamos Public Schools is required to obtain a completed and signed W-9 from vendors to document the form of business ownership. If Los Alamos Public Schools does not pay a vendor at least $600 for services in a calendar year, or the IRS does not require it due to the form of ownership disclosed on the W-9, no 1099 will be issued. Vendors may provide a W-9 by email to k.murphy@laschools.net, by fax to 505 663-2254 or by USPS mail to the address above.

Los Alamos Public Schools is exempt from tax on purchases of tangible personal property. New Mexico Type 9 Non Taxable Transaction Certificates are available from Karyn Murphy, k.murphy@laschools.net. A New Mexico CRS # is required to obtain the certificate. For non New Mexico vendors, the Federal Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) will be used.