Board Approved Contracts

Spring Branch Independent School District (“SBISD”) contracts for the purchase of goods and services, except contracts for the purchase of produce or vehicle fuel, valued at $50,000 or more in the aggregate for each 12-month period shall be made by one of the procurement methods stipulated in Chapter 44, section 44.031 of the Texas Education Code and approved by the SBISD Board of Trustees.

To qualify as a contract vendor, a vendor must have either been:

  • awarded an SBISD bid, quote, proposal, or professional service contract, or
  • awarded a contract by a cooperative purchasing program of which SBISD is a member.


SBISD Cooperative Memberships

Co-op Description
BuyBoard Administered by the Texas Association of School Boards
Choice Partners/HCDE A division of Harris County Department of Education
Region 5 ESC Southeast Texas Cooperative Purchasing Organization
TIPS Region 8 Education Service Center
OMNIA Partners OMNIA Partners, Public Sector (subsidiaries National IPA & US Communities)
HGAC Houston-Galveston Area Council
TXMAS Texas Multiple Award Schedules
DIR State of Texas Department of Information Resources
PACE Purchasing Association of Cooperative Entities
NJPA Sourcewell (formerly National Joint Powers Alliance)
TETPC Region 11 Education Service Center
MRPC Region 10 Education Service Center
EPIC 6 Region 6 Education Service Center
TexBuy Region 16 Education Service Center
GSA U.S. General Services Administration
NCPA Region 14 Education Service Center
CTPA Central Texas Purchasing Alliance
TDCJ Texas Correctional Industries
Region 1 ESC Region 1 Education Service Center
GoodBuy Region 2 Education Service Center
PCA Region 3 Education Service Center
ASC Region 19 Education Service Center
E&I E&I Cooperative Services
Region 18 ESC Region 18 Purchasing Cooperative

1 Government Procurement Alliance