[This] fall, school administrators are introducing an electronic procurement system that, they say, could reduce the delivery time for most supplies from weeks or months to days.The system will cover everything from toilet paper to textbooks. With any luck, delivery of school books after half of the school year has already passed will be a thing of the past.
In a long-anticipated overhaul aimed at bringing speed and efficiency to the much-maligned purchasing process, administrators are introducing the Procurement Automated Support System, or PASS.
"The stories are replete in terms of students not receiving goods and services on time," Superintendent Clifford B. Janey said. The new system ensures that "we will have goods and services for kids on a timely basis."
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