Purchasing

Supporting Spring Branch ISD

Purchasing provides procurement and contract administration services for the District.
 
The Vision of the Purchasing Department is to become the premier K-12 procurement platform in the nation by demonstrating value and integrity to the District, the Community, and the State by following standard operating procedures that are always Fair, Inclusive, and Transparent."
 
The Mission of the Purchasing Department is to ensure the uninterrupted flow of goods and services needed to efficiently operate the District cost-effectively, the right products and services at the right price, to the right location, at the right time, every time.
 
SBISD Purchasing Services Department Values Statement
 

Purchasing Services will become trusted partners among our schools and departments by providing direct support to the Spring Branch Independent School District for all of its procurement needs in a manner that is ethical, impartial, open, fair and honest, and sustains a continuous and measurable improvement in student Performance. Is also accountable for the quality of the technical assistance, exceptional service, and continuous improvement in the purchasing process.

Purchasing Services contributes to the delivery of a cost efficient education by endeavoring to ensure that SBISD and the taxpayers receive full value through their procurement expertise to assure the timely acquisition, and distribution of goods and services offering the best value from a competitive solicitation process from the most responsive and responsible bidders considering cost, quality, suitability, service and delivery.

Purchasing Services is responsible for the issuing of solicitations for commodities, construction and renovations, equipment, furnishings, instructional materials, and services in compliance with federal and state statutory regulations, Board of Education policies, procedures and rules. 

Purchasing Services is responsible for ensuring that bid specifications and contract documents are designed to optimize the quality of goods and services while at the same time minimizing the financial risk to the school system. 

Purchasing Services ensures that the department strives to offer a fair and equitable bidding environment and to encourage minority and small business participation in all contracts.

Superintendent's Designee

 

The Purchasing Services Department is an eight-time recipient of the TASBO Award of Merit for Purchasing and Operations (AOM). This award is provided to school districts and Education Service Centers statewide that are committed to following professional standards in the acquisition of goods and services.

 

What does Purchasing do?

  • Facilitate the Procurement Process for Bids/Proposals
  • Furniture Procurement for New/Renovated Campuses
  • Approve and Process Purchase Orders
  • Maintain Vendor Database
  • Maintain Vendor Electronic Background Check System
  • Contract Management Support
  • Train and Assist Campus/Department Administrative Assistants
  • Comply with State Purchasing Laws
  • Create and Maintain Warehouse Catalog
  • District Mail Services
  • Facilitate the Surplus Auction Process
  • Records Management Services for Select SBISD Campuses