Supporting Spring Branch ISD
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.
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