College Station Independent School District

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Purchasing

 

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.

 

Purchasing

9304 Rock Prairie
Road

College Station,
TX 77845

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

Carmella Shafer

Director

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Jennifer Hairell

Buyer &
Textbook Specialist

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Jenn Byroad

Purchasing Specialist

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Adrienne Watson

Purchasing Specialist

 [email protected]

Jarius San Angelo

Warehouse Supervisor

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John Ybarra

Warehouse Courier

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Chris Lightsey

Warehouse Courier

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Jose Rivera

Warehouse Courier

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Hours:
Purchasing
: Monday- Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Receiving: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm last delivery accepted at 3:30pm

Upcoming Holiday Closures: November 23, 24, 25

 

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 when the Commodity Code reaches $25,000.

$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 when the Commodity Code reaches $25,000.

$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.  Effective for FY 2021-22, when the $25,000 threshold by commodity code is met, we must follow small purchase procedures and collect at least two price quotes for additional purchases of items for that like-type. CFR 200.320 (a)(1)(iii). 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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