Welcome to the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Procurement Services website.
"To be the leading K-12 procurement organization in Texas by demonstrating value and integrity to the District, the Community, and the State."
Procurement Services consists of a team of professionals that acquire goods and services, manages the procurement process, provides procurement guidance, and ultimately supports HISD’s mission and vision.
The HISD Procurement Services Department strives to control costs while ensuring the uninterrupted flow of products and services necessary to effectively and efficiently operate the district. Our goal is to acquire the right products and services, at the best value, delivered to the right location, on time, every time.
Please take the time to examine our site and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need additional information.
Prior To Procuring Services For Your Department or Campus
All vendors must be selected under one of the procurement methods stipulated in
Chapter 44, section 44.031 of the Texas Education Code and approved by the HISD
Board of Education before HISD can begin using their goods and/or
services. HISD requires all vendors to have an approved procurement instrument
(i.e., purchase order, term contract, blanket purchase agreement, etc.) in
place prior to providing goods or services. Entering into contracts verbally or
without appropriate authorization is prohibited and a violation of state law.
Any vendor who delivers services or goods to HISD without a proper contract is
doing so entirely at their own risk. HISD does not pay for goods or services
that were provided without the benefit of a properly executed procurement
Beginning July 1, 2016, it is no longer necessary to send five
hard copies of contracts to the Legal Service’s office first. You should instead send your contract through
eContracts to Procurement Services.
Regardless of contract type and method of submission, all
contracts must be reviewed by Procurement prior to services being rendered.
You must enter a shopping cart against an
approved Master Service Agreement to have a supplier provide services. The need to initiate a separate contract is
no longer necessary.