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ATTENTION VENDORS:

CONFLICT OF INTEREST (HB 914):
Conflict of Interest (HB 914) is the bill enacted disclosure requirement that applies to certain school district officials and their family members who have received gifts from vendors.  Please refer to Chapter 176, Local Government Code for more information.  Visit Texas Ethic Commission for both Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Interest Questionnaire forms.
 
 
DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTED PARTIES (HB 1295)

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: 

https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/tec/1295-Info.htm

https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/whatsnew/FAQ_Form1295.html

https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/whatsnew/elf_info_form1295.htm

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. 

 
FRAUD VENDOR NOTICE: The Region 3 Education Service Center's Administration is committed to adherence to the highest ethical standards in the conduct of Service Center Business.
 
If you have questions, please contact the Purchasing Agent at (361) 573-0731.
 
 
CURRENT BIDS/PROPOSALS
 
PURCHASING COOPERATIVE OF AMERICA 
Go to www.pcamerica.org.  You must have a password to be able to review/download the solicitation(s) of your choice. New Vendors must complete the FREE online Vendor Registration at the VENDORS tab and click SUBMIT. When you have been approved, you will receive a password. Proceed to the SOLICITATIONS tab to download a solicitation(s) for manual response or to complete the on-line electronic bid response. Additional instructions are included in the description of each RFP.  Make sure you follow the instructions carefully. If you have any questions, call PCA at 281-591-4707 or toll free 1-844-722-6374.

 

Bid Due Date and Open: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM CST.

RFPs will be available for review on www.pcamerica.org on the Solicitation TAB. See each individual RFP for instructions on submitting.

While these contracts to be awarded are national in nature, Region III ESC/PCA encourages local vendors to respond in order to continue providing services to the 40 school districts in the Region III ESC service area in and around Victoria, Texas.  Other local vendors in states other than Texas are encouraged to respond so they can work with their local PCA Members.  In TAB 7 Vendor Questionnaire and Company Profile, vendors will be asked to choose the states, territories, NAFTA and Texas Education Service Centers that they would like to work with when responding to the solicitation(s). Please check all that apply to your company.  
 
RFP 3-178-17 Screen Printing and Branded Promo Items - Region III ESC/PCA is seeking to contract with vendor(s) who can provide some or all of the following school/team spirit items that are branded for sale to non-taxed non-profits such as churches, schools, police,  etc; including, but not limited to: Stickers, bumper stickers; Ribbons, bows, flags; Clothing items – uniforms,  T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, ties, shoe laces, socks, baseball hats, flip flops/slides, head bands, scarves, smocks/aprons, gym clothes, etc.; lanyards, pins, buttons, patches, magnets; decals backpacks, gym bags; pens, pencils, notebooks, binders, folders; desk items, coffee mugs; toys, balloons, stress relievers, balls; blankets, towels; bottled water, candy bars, other logo branded containers; tablecloths, signs, banners; awards/trophies; and any other items that may be of interest and available for branding.  See the RFP for further requirements and information.  

RFP 3-177-17 Website Services, Programs, and Products - Region III ESC/PCA is seeking to contract with vendor(s) who can provide some or all of the following Website Services to non-taxed non-profits, churches, police, etc; including, but not limited to: Hosting, Web Meetings, Applications, Remote Lessons, Tutorials, Communication, Virtual School Applications, Security, Cloud Migration Technology, Development and Design Tools, Support, Training, Security, Platforms, Internet, Storage, Archives, Management Tools, Etc. – and other website services and programs that may be of interest.  See the RFP for further requirements and information.  

RFP 3-176-17 Network Electronics Equipment, Design & Consulting, & Wiring Services - Region III ESC/PCA is seeking to contract with vendor(s) who can provide some or all of the following network items/services that are for sale to non-taxed non-profits such as; churches, schools, universities, government entities, police, etc.  Interested items include, but are not limited to: Access Control, Power Systems; Networking Equipment – wiring, software, Ethernet – controllers, switch, and repair; Network Technology – Wireless, Virtual, Cloud Ready, Fiber Optic, NFV, SDN; Memory and Storage; Chipsets; Motherboard Kits and Board; Processors; Servers; Modems; Security Products; Cable Products – voice, data, audio visual, network; Test equipment;5G Transformation Technology; Infrastructure and Architecture; Management, Consulting, and Solutions; Etc. – and any other Network items that may be of interest.  See the RFP for further requirements and information.  

RFP 3-175-17 Computers, Peripherals, Hardware & Software Supplies - Region III ESC/PCA is seeking to contract with vendor(s) who can provide pricing and secure services for computers and peripherals.  Products and services can include, but are not limited to the following categories: Cables; Computers – i.e. Desktop, Laptop, Notebooks, Tablets, PDAs; Data Center Products – i.e. Hard Drives, DVDs, CDs, NAS, SAN, Tape; Input Devices – i.e. Mice, Keyboards; Memory – i.e. Flash, Ram, Rom, USB; Monitors and Projectors - i.e. Whiteboards, Projectors, Monitors; Networking Products – i.e. Switches, Hubs, Routers, Modems; Power, Cooling, and Racks – i.e. Battery Backups, UPS, Power, Surge; Printers, Scanners, and Print Supplies – i.e. Digital Imaging; Servers and Server Management – i.e. Monitoring & Security, KVM Switches; Software – i.e. Productivity, Operating Systems, Management, Education, Database, Business, Anti-Virus, Backup, Cyber Security, Virtualization; Multimedia – i.e. Speakers, Sound Cards, AV Equipment, Screens, Displays; WiFi Equipment and Solutions – i.e. Mifi, Access Points, Controllers; Backup Hardware & Solutions; Multi-lingual software and equipment; etc. other items of interest.  Offered Services requested can include, but are not limited to:  Installation, asset management, managed services; repairs, product configurations, product support, warranty, insurance, software support, security & application audit, training, and any other computer service of interest.  See the RFP for further requirements and information.  

RFP 3-174-17 Audio-Visual, Media Equipment, Supplies and/or Service - Region III ESC/PCA is seeking to contract with qualified suppliers that provide audio-visual, media equipment products and service.  Audio-visual products and services can include, but are not limited to the following categories:  Audio Players – i.e. cassettes, record players; Data Center Products – i.e. Hard Drives, DVDs, CDs, NAS, SAN, Tape; Monitors and Projectors - i.e. Whiteboards, Projectors, Monitors, Digital projectors; Document Cameras; Networking Products – i.e. Switches, Hubs, Routers, Modems; Power, Cooling, and Racks – i.e. Battery Backups, UPS, Power, Surge; Digital Imaging; Servers and Server Management – i.e. Monitoring & Security, KVM Switches; Software – i.e. Productivity, Operating Systems, Management, Education, Database, Business, Anti-Virus, Backup, Cyber Security, Virtualization; WiFi Equipment and Solutions – i.e. Mifi, Access Points, Controllers; Multi-lingual software and equipment; AV Carts, Monitor Mounts, head phones; Screens – i.e., wireless, display, signage; Sound Systems & Sound System Accessories – i.e. Books, Music, Video; Technology items for the Deaf; Design Build services; Etc. – other Media and AV items that may be of interest. Offered Services requested can include, but are not limited to:  Installation, asset management, managed services; repairs, product configurations, product support, warranty, insurance, software support, security & application audit, training, and any other Audio-Visual service of interest. See the RFP for further requirements and information.  

RFP 3-173-17 Telecommunications Equipment, Supplies, and/or Service - Region III ESC/PCA is seeking to contract with vendor(s) who can provide some or all of the following telecommunication items/services that are for sale to non-taxed non-profits, churches, police, etc.  Interested items include, but are not limited to: .Phone systems – sales, installation, maintenance, repair; VoIP telephony; Call tracking and reports; Broadband, cellular, data; Mobile devices; Access Control; Power Systems; Networking Equipment; Ethernet – switch and repair; Wireless Network; Infrastructure; Two-way Communication; Vehicle Monitor; Antennas; Cable Products – voice, data, audio visual; Mobile Device Assessment; Test equipment; Etc. – and any other telecommunication items that may be of interest.  See the RFP for further requirements and information.  

RFP 3-172-17 Signage, Including Parts, Service and Related Items - Region III ESC/PCA is seeking to contract with vendor(s) who can provide some or all of the following signage items/services that are for sale to non-taxed non-profits, churches, schools, universities, government entities, police, etc.  Interested items include, but are not limited to: Parking Area Signs; Rooms – Numbers, Titles, Names, etc.; Directions – Street Signs, Building Signs, etc.; Marquees – Theater; Theatrical; Streets; Clocks and Timers; Animation Screens; Message Centers; Sponsor Signs; Video Screens; Outdoor Signage; Indoor Signage; installation, Parts, Controller, & Repair as needed for all items; and any other signage items of interest.  See the RFP for further requirements and information.  

Due to a publication error, Purchasing Cooperative of America will accept supplemental proposals regarding the following national contracts until 11:00 a.m. CT on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Region III ESC, 1905 Leary Lane, Victoria, TX 77901. If your company has already been awarded a contract for one of the solicitations below there is no need to respond.

RFP 3-171-17 Substitute Teachers Instructional Assistants, Tutors & Others As Required - Region III ESC/PCA is seeking to contract on a local, regional, or national basis with one or more companies with the experience and qualifications for providing Substitute Teachers, Instructional Assistants, Tutors, and Others As Required meeting the compliance requirements for working with public K-12 Schools, as well as non-taxed, non-profit organizations such as Charter Schools and religious entities.  See the RFP for further requirements and information.  
 
RFP 3-170-17 Heavy Equipment Rental, Maintenance, Parts, & New and Used Sales -  Region III ESC/PCA is seeking to contract with vendor(s) who can provide the following items regarding Heavy Equipment Rental, Maintenance, Parts, & New and Used Sales; including, but not limited to: bull dozers, scrapers, compactors, backhoes, maintainers, asphalt & concrete paving, trucks, portable cranes, container fork lifts and other construction equipment. See the RFP for further requirements and information.
 
RFP 3-169-17 Trades for Operations & Maintenance and Related Services & Supplies - Region III ESC/PCA is seeking to contract with vendor(s) who can provide the following services and supplies.Vendor shall, at the request of any Member institution, perform covered services under the terms of this agreement. These services may include, but are not Limited to: Electrical and Lighting Maintenance, Repair, Replacement; Building Automation Controls for Heating, Air Conditioning, Lighting, Fire, etc.; Security; Plumbing and Waterproofing Maintenance, Repair, Replacement; Flooring Maintenance, Repair, Replacement; Concrete and Asphalt Maintenance & Repair; Window and Door Maintenance, Repair, Replacement; Building Water Proofing; Drywall and Painting Maintenance & Repair; Environmental Services; Irrigation Systems; Other standard Operations and Maintenance Services. See the RFP for further requirements and information.
 
RFP 3-168-17 Waste & Refuse Containers  Roll Offs, Dumpsters, Other Heave Duty Containers, & Parts/Service  -  Region III ESC/PCA is seeking to contract with vendor(s) who can provide the following items regarding Waste & Refuse Containers, including, but not limited to:  2 to 10 yards Front Load Dumpsters Flat, To 8 yards Front Load Dumpsters Slanted, 30 and 40 yards Rectangle Roll Offs Standard Duty, 30 and 40 yards Rectangle Roll Offs Heavy Duty, 30 and 40 yards Tub Roll Offs Standard Duty, 30 and 40 yards Tub Roll Offs Heavy Duty, Secure Containers such as “bear proof”, “kid proof”, etc., Add additional items as appropriate. See the RFP for further requirements and information. 
 
RFP 3-167-17 Pest and/or Weed Control and Related Services - PCA/Region III ESC is seeking to contract with vendors who can provide the following items and/or services for pest and weed control.  Items include, but are not limited to:  Fly-drain treatment, Chute cleaning, Bed Bugs, Lawn treatment, Other pest locations, Fumigation, Any other special pest issues (animal trapping & relocation, etc.). See the RFP for further requirements and information.

 


 


 


 


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