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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.

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. 

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.
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 Opening and Deadline: Tuesday, April 04, 2017; 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.


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 3-163-17  Procurement Sourcing Software  -  PCA/Region III ESC is seeking to contract with a vendor who can provide the following items regarding a procurement application that is customizable and scalable in cost.  The software should be able to include aspects of: Procurement, Evaluation, Scope & Specifications, Pricing, Vendor Information and signature requirements, and Contract Management.  A description of the software’s capability should include: Set up and training, easy implementation, large capacity to store documents of various size, restricted security with multiple levels of access, data and report capabilities.  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.



Last Modified on February 27, 2017
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