For contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2016, Texas Government Code Chapter §2252.908 (H.B. 1295) provides that a Texas governmental entity or state agency may not enter into a contract that either (1) requires an action or vote by the governing body of the entity or agency or (2) has a value of at least $1 million, unless the business entity submits a disclosure of interested parties to the governmental entity or state agency. The Texas Ethics Commission (Commission) has adopted a certificate of interested parties form (Form 1295) and adopted rules requiring the business entity to file Form 1295 electronically with the Commission. Information from the Commission regarding the requirements, including rules and filing information, are available on the Commission’s website at the following links:
The Regional Purchasing Cooperative (RPC) and the Purchasing Cooperative of America (PCA) are not a business entity under this law (see 1 Tex. Admin. Code 46.3(b). However, RPC/PCA vendors may be business entities and may, for certain purchases and contracts from RPC/PCA members, be required to file disclosures under Texas Government Code Chapter 2252. It is the responsibility of vendors to determine the applicability of, and comply with, all disclosure laws including Chapter 2252. Disclosure will not be handled by RPC/PCA administration.
Bid Opening and Deadline: Tuesday, April 04, 2017; 11:00 AM CST.
RFP 3-162-17 Laboratory Equipment and Related Items – PCA/Region III ESC is seeking to contract with vendors who can provide the following items for rental and/or sale. Items include, but are not limited to: Technical & Laboratory Equipment (robotics, synthetic cadavers, computer lab equipment, diagnostic equipment, cyclers, telescopes etc.), Laboratory Supplies (test tubes, tongs, petri dishes, etc), Minerals, Chemicals, & Gases, Nuclear equipment components and supplies, Protective Equipment (gloves, goggles, etc.), Lab and Classroom items (lab tables, chemical storage, stools, sinks, etc.). See the RFP for further requirements and information.
RFP 3-164-17 Cafeteria Equipment, Utensils, and Related Items – PCA/Region III ESC is seeking to contract with vendors who can provide the following items regarding Cafeteria Equipment, Utensils and Related Items. The following items for sale and/or rental include, but are not limited to: Equipment (refrigerators, freezers, coolers, ovens, stove tops, dishwashers, sterilizers, mixers, warmers, etc); Furniture (shelving, cabinets, tables, chairs, sneeze guards, etc.); Utensils (pots & pans, bowls, knives, ladles, spoons, plates, trays, etc.); Supplies (aluminum foil, plastic wrap, napkins, etc.). Please see the RFP for further requirements and information.
RFP 3-165-17 Energy Conservation – LED Lighting, Automated Controls, and All Facilities Energy Saving Items - The following are examples of products PCA/Region III ESC is looking for: Control systems and devices for lighting, HVAC, etc., LED products, Solar, Conduit lighting indoor & outdoor, and other facilities energy saving items. Please see the RFP for further requirements and information.
RFP 3-166-17 Laboratory Printers, Plotters, Paper Cutters and Related Items - Region III ESC/PCA is seeking to contract with vendor(s) who can provide the following items regarding High-Tech Printers, Plotters, Paper Cutters & Related Items for Engineering, Medical, Dental, Technology and other high-tech applications. Types of Printers, Plotters, Paper Cutters & Related Items for sale &/or rental include, but not limited to: Color and Black & White, 3D printers/scanners, Laboratory Label printers (Barcodes, Indentification, 2D), Dental milling machines, Plotters, Paper Cutters, Trimmers, etc., Dry Lab, Photo Lab, Wireless, Specialty Software, Accessories & supplies. Please see RFP for further requirements and information.