College Station Independent School District

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Purchasing Department

Welcome to the College Station Independent School District Purchasing Department. We extend a warm welcome to the district's teachers, educators and administrators and to vendors wishing to do business with the District.

It is our goal to provide responsive and competent services while upholding the highest degree of professionalism, commitment and integrity.

We hope you will find this site both informative and useful. From this page you can link to other pages pertaining to purchasing, distribution, textbooks, surplus and records management operations at CSISD.



9304 Rock Prairie

College Station,
TX 77845

Phone: 979-764-5408 Fax: 979-694-5636

Carmella Shafer


Jennifer Hairell

Buyer &
Textbook Specialist

Jenn Byroad

Purchasing Specialist

Adrienne Watson

Purchasing Specialist

Jarius San Angelo

Warehouse Supervisor

John Ybarra

Warehouse Courier

Chris Lightsey

Warehouse Courier

Jose Rivera

Warehouse Courier

Summer Hours (6/1/21 - 8/13/21): 
: Monday-Thursday 7:30am - 5:00pm, Fridays 7:30am - 11:00am
Receiving: Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 4:30pm last delivery at 3:30pm,
Friday 7:00am - 11:00a
m last delivery at 10:30am
Summer Holiday Closures:  May 28th at Noon, May 31st , July 5th


Competitive Procurement Guidelines


$1-$9,999: Quotations from multiple vendors not required but encouraged to obtain best value or use of district approved annual bid, cooperative, inter local agreement or state contract.

$10,000-$49,999: Written quotations from at least two vendors secured and attached to the requisition or use of district approved annual bid, cooperative, inter local agreement or state contract, if using state or local funds.  If using federal funds, then 2 quotes minimum are required.

$50,000+:  Formal competitive procurement method shall be used or use of current district approved annual bid, cooperative, inter local agreement or state contract.  One of the following competitive procurement methods that provides the best value for the District shall be used and coordinated by the Director of Purchasing.

  • Competitive Bidding
  • Competitive Sealed Proposals
  • Request for Proposal
  • Inter local Agreement
  • Purchasing Cooperative
  • State Contract


Competitive Bids or Proposals for purchases over $50,000 in the aggregate for each 12-month period must be advertised once a week for at least two weeks in the local newspaper prior to the bid opening. Bid opening must be at least two weeks from the date of the second publication.

Individual purchases of $50,000 or more must be approved by the Board of Trustees.

If using federal funds, then 2 quotes minimum are required.

$250,000+: Purchases with federal funds require the Purchasing Department to perform an Independent Estimate Determination prior to advertising for bids or proposals and a Cost and Price Analysis prior to awarding or entering into a contract.

Exceptions to Competitive Procurement Requirements:

  • Approved Sole Source Purchase by the district (local funds) or TEA (federal funds)
  • Professional Services approved per state or federal statutes
  • Emergency resulting from unforeseen catastrophe that would substantially prevent or impair conduct of classes or school activities


Please note all federal purchases will be aggregated by fiscal year by Commodity Code/Like Type Item.  When we reach the $10,000 total purchases by Commodity Code/Like Type Item the purchase is then considered a Small Purchase and 2 quotes are required. The district defines the Commodity Codes/Like Type Items, but a single PO or single vendor purchases cannot be considered an item. (TEA-TAA-11.29.18) 




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