Chandler (Arizona) Unified School District #80 Replaces Manual Processes with OpenGov Digital Procurement Software

Arizona’s Chandler Unified School District #80 managed its entire Procurement lifecycle with manual, siloed processes until it decided to partner with OpenGov, the leader in modern cloud software for our cities and school districts, for digital procurement software.

Staff at the School District, located southeast of Phoenix, used Microsoft Excel and Word, email, and physical mail to manage the Procurement lifecycle. They tracked contracts with several disparate Excel files and managed bid unsealing exclusively in person. What’s more, the School District relied on a part-time employee to send insurance expiration notices to vendors through physical mail. The process was time-consuming and unreliable. The decision to invest in OpenGov Procurement matched the School District’s “Journey 2025” strategic plan for improved efficiency, effective internal controls, and enhanced collaboration.

Now, staff can trade spreadsheets, word processors, and emails with one solution that includes end-to-end workflow automation, encourages collaboration, and accelerates development and management of bids and contracts by up to 75%. With OpenGov Procurement, vendors can submit bids through the portal, which has the ability to tabulate those bids with side-by-side scoring and inform vendors with award notifications. Finally, the part-time employee can now focus on higher priorities thanks to OpenGov Procurement’s ability to track milestones like insurance expiration and set alerts for upcoming deadlines.

Chandler Unified School District #80 joins more than 1,100 public sector organizations leveraging OpenGov to revolutionize work processes with cloud-based software designed specifically for the needs of government. 

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OpenGov is the leader in modern cloud software for our nation’s cities, counties, and state agencies. On a mission to power more effective and accountable government, OpenGov serves more than 1,100 agencies across the U.S.  Built exclusively for the unique budgeting, procurement, and citizen services needs of the public sector, the OpenGov Cloud makes organizations more collaborative, digitizes mission-critical processes, and enables best-in-class communication with stakeholders.

Published: August 8, 2022