Bidding Opportunities PCA
New Legislation Effective September 1, 2017 (HB 89 & SB 252)
Tx. Gov’t. Code, Chapter 2270 prohibits contracts with companies boycotting Israel. Tx. Gov’t. Code, Chapter 2252 prohibits contracting with companies doing business with Iran, Sudan or foreign terrorist organizations on the U.S. Government’s SDN List.
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:
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 question, please contact the Purchasing Agent at (361) 573-0731
Purchasing Cooperative of AmericaGo 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.
Due Date and Time: Tuesday, December 05, 2017, 11:00AM CT
All proposals will be submitted in electronic format and uploaded into the PCA Bonfire application. NOTICE: PCA is holding a Pre-Proposal Meeting on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 11811 North Freeway (I-45N), 5th Floor, Houston, TX @ 10 a.m. – Noon. RSVP is required. Call 844-722-6374 x700. Go to www.pcamerica.org/solicitations for more information.
(1) RFP 3-180-17 Conservation and Efficiency Products and Programs