Participation in the Region 3 Education Service Center's Purchasing Cooperative offers advantages by reducing cost of products and services, saving administrative and advertising cost, staying compliant with Federal/State regulations, and leveraging purchasing power.
Member districts should review the vendors approved by the purchasing cooperative and select a primary and secondary vendor for each category based on the district's needs and on which vendor's products and services provide the best value to the district.
It is the responsibility of each member district to come up with its own purchasing policy, which at a minimum must comply with all relevant Federal, State, and Local statues. Texas Education Code 44.031(a) states that all contracts, except contracts for the purchase of produce or vehicle fuel valued at $50,000 or more in aggregate, for each 12-month period, are to be made by the method that provides the best value to the district.
Competitive sealed proposals
Request for proposals
Contract to construct
Rehabiliate, alter, or repair facilities that involve a construction manager