• Purchasing Department
     
    Purchasing Cooperatives
     
    Purchasing Cooperatives are avenues of procuring items not available via an HCISD bid.  Most commonly these are a category of items which HCISD might purchase infrequently or in small quantities where preparing our own bid is more expensive then using a coop.  Coops offer: guaranteed pricing, delivery, and vendors have been scrutinized by the coop administrator.  They are still our last resort to our own bids, but do afford the district a favorable avenue when no other exists.   
     
    The following are purchasing cooperatives the district has been sanctioned to participate in by our Board of Trustees:
     
    Buyboard: (Username: HCISD; Password: HCISD)
     
    Choice Partners a division of Harris County Department of Education:
     
    Department of Information Resources (DIR):
     
    Purchasing Association of Cooperative Entities (PACE):
     
    Texas Procurement & Support Services (TPASS) / formally TBPC:
     
    Texas Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN):
     
    The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS):
     
    US Communities: