Fiscal Mgmt and Purchasing

Southwest Regional Education Cooperative recognizes that its primary function is to assist member districts in providing the best education possible within the limits of the established programs and financial ability of the district and the SWREC. As a trustee of funds allocated for the use of local public education, SWREC recognizes its deep responsibility for the efficient use of those funds. We desire to:

  • encourage advance planning through sound budgeting practices.
  • explore practical and legal sources of income.
  • guide the expenditures of funds in order to achieve acceptable education returns.
  • require efficiency in accounting and reporting procedures.

Fiscal Management

Southwest REC provides fiscal agency and business management services for our member districts. As a fiscal agent, we are responsible for the grant monies that come into your district, for their proper accounting and management, and for the disbursement of federal funds used in operational expenses for programs like special education and technology upgrades. We must:

  • maintain records of disbursements.
  • keep receipts for three years.
  • make financial records available to the NEA.
  • disburse funds in accordance with the purpose of the grant only to the grantee.


To help you provide resources to your schools, we have developed contracts with various business agencies that allow us, as members of the southwest region of New Mexico public schools, to consolidate our buying power. This enables us to receive much cheaper pricing and avoid the time trap of finding bids. Take advantage of these great opportunities; just let the companies know you are part of the SWREC contract.


Decision Tree Technologies
custom IT roadmaps; including maintaining, upgrading, and data backups
(915) 584-3419
Contact: Wendell

Ardham Technologies, Inc.
hardware, software, networking solution managers 
(505) 640-0769
Contact: James Pecherski

Nunex Enterprises LLC
non-profit business services, software
(575) 650-0253
(877) 504-5445  toll free
Contact: Rich Nuñez

Chaparral Cabling
cabling, Internet, wireless, web hosting
(575) 636-2426
Contact: Matt Groth

Open Bids

Occasionally, Southwest or our member districts require bids for routine and special maintenance, purchases, and/or installation projects. If you are a current or prospective vendor, feel free to leave your bid here, and a representative will be in touch with you.

Vendor Information

We want to say a special “thank you” to all our vendors. We appreciate what you do to partner with us in providing an exemplary education for our next generation of community members!

If you are interested in aligning your business with Southwest REC in the support of schools, contact us for more information.

  • Southwest REC
    Vicki Chavez, Director
    (575) 894-7589


Southwest has prepared a fiscal policy and procedures manual for use by its member districts. Please make use of this manual to ensure you are following state government regulations.