The Service Center and/or the Cooperative will consider the following factors in determining whom to award a contract: costs; reputation of vendor and vendor's goods and services; quality of vendor's goods or services; extent to which goods or services meet Service Center's and/or the Cooperative's needs; vendor's past relationship with the Service Center and/or the Cooperative; impact on ability of the Service Center and/or the Cooperative to comply with laws and rules relating to historically underutilized businesses; long term cost to the Service Center and/or the Cooperative to acquire vendor's goods or services; and any other relevant factor specifically listed in the request for proposals.
The Service Center and/or the Cooperative reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals and to accept any proposal deemed by the Service Center and/or the Cooperative as being most beneficial to the Service Center and/or the Cooperative, and to waive all formalities in requesting proposals.
PCA Bidding Opportunities
Purchasing Cooperative of America will receive proposals until 11:00am CT on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in the Bonfire application on the PCA Website for Region 3 ESC, 1905 Leary Ln, Victoria, TX 77901, for the following # of RFP national contracts:
(1) RFP 3-213-19 Grant Writing and Related Items
(2) RFP 3-214-19 Commercial Kitchen Equipment, Products, Supplies & Related Items
(3) RFP 3-215-19 Third Party Administration and Insurance Services, 125 Cafeteria Plans, and Related Items
(4) RFP 3-216-19 Sports Gear and Related Items for Schools, Universities and Public Entities
NOTICE: PCA is holding a pre-proposal meeting on March 12, 2019 at 11811 North Freeway (I-45N), 5th Floor, Houston, TX @ 10 a.m. – Noon. RSVP Required. Call 844-722-6374 or 713-254-1858. Go to www.pcamerica.org/solicitations for more information.
RPC Bidding Opportunities
March Bids Opening, Due Date and Time: March 28, 2019; 2:00 PM CST
All Contracts Effective August 1, 2019 through July 31, 2020
Click on the text that is underlined and hyperlinked: Bid Instructions and Forms to be Returned to download approporiate bid documents for each RFP.
Region 3 ESC Bidding Opportunities
1. RFQ 08-005-18 Professional Services: Form to be Returned
Contract Effective September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019
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