Purchasing Services

  • Welcome to the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Purchasing Services website. 

    Houston Independent School District is transitioning to electronic bidding. To register as a prospective supplier and use our bidding portal, register at https://houstonisd.ionwave.net/Login.aspx

    All existing an prospective vendors interested in responding to a solicitation / Bid must register on our E-Bidding platform, Ion Wave.  Once registered, you will be notified via email when a solicitation is issued relating to the product or service commodities selected during the registration process. If you have any questions regarding the registration process, click on the following tutorial link: https://vimeo.com/376008122/0408299df9 

    PLEASE NOTE that this registration does not make you an approved vendor. Your registration only gives us information to email you when a new bid is open for the products and/or services you offer.

    Prior To Procuring Goods or Services For Your Department/Campus  

    NOTICE: 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 contract. You must enter a shopping cart against an approved Master Service Agreement to have a supplier provide services.  

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