Choice Partners purchasing cooperative offers quality, legal procurement and contract solutions to meet government purchasing requirements. We also meet all of the EDGAR/Uniform Guidance/2 CFR 200 requirements!
Contracts for bottled water and bread were awarded at the May 2017 board meeting of Harris County Department of Education and are accessible through HCDE Choice Partners cooperative.
Newly awarded contracts include
Bottled Drinking Water, Coolers and Related Products: DS Services of America, Inc. doing business as Sparkletts; Lone Star Coffee, LLC; Nestle Waters North America doing business as ReadyRefresh by Nestle, a division of Nestle Waters North America; and Quench USA, Inc.
Bread Products: Kurz & Co.; and
Dairy and Related Products: Borden Dairy Company doing business as Borden Dairy Company of Texas, LLC;
Renewed contracts include
Athletic and Physical Education Supplies and Related Items: Custom Sportswear, Inc.; Educator's Depot, Inc.; Michele M. Summerall doing business as Getpoms.com; The Prophet Corporation doing business as Gopher Sport/Play with a Purpose/Gopher Performance; North Houston Athletics, LLC; Richey & Son, Inc. doing business as Richey Athletics; School Specialty, Inc.; Sideline Interactive, LLC; Soccer 4 All, Inc.; The Soccer Wall Company doing business as Soccer Innovations and Varsity Brands Holding Co., Inc.; BSN Sports, LLC doing business as U.S. Games;
Boxes, Packaging Supplies, Freight Services and Related Items: Cardinal Delivery Service, LLC; and Veritiv Operating Company;
Chemical Products and Services: Auto-Chlor Services, LLC; EcoLab, Inc.; Cordell Incorporated doing business as Hygeia Enviro-Clean; Magnus Procurement & Logistic Solution, Inc.; and PortionPac Chemical Corporation;
Commercial Food Distributor: Gordon Food Service, Inc.; Jake's Finer Foods, Inc.; and Labatt Institutional Supply Company doing business as Labatt Food Service, LLC;
Commodity Processing of USDA Foods: AdvancePierre Foods, Inc.; Alpha Foods Co.; Chinese Food Solutions, Inc. doing business as Asian Food Solutions; Basic American, Inc. doing business as Basic American Foods; Bongards Creameries; Cargill Kitchen Solutions, Inc.; ConAgra Foods, Inc.; Lamb Weston; Goodman Food Product doing business as Don Lee Farms; ES Foods; Foster Poultry Farms doing business as Foster Farms; Pilgrim's Pride Corporation; High Liner Foods USA, Inc.; Let's Do Lunch, Inc. doing business as Integrated Food Service; Smucker Foodservice, Inc.; J R Simplot Company; J.T.M. Provisions Co., Inc.; Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC; Land O' Lakes, Inc.; M.C.I. Foods, Inc.; Maid-Rite Specialty Foods, LLC; McCain Foods USA, Inc.; Michael Foods, Inc.; National Food Group Inc.; Out of the Shell, LLC doing business as Yang's 5th Taste; Peterson Farms Fresh, Inc.; Calfed Financial Corporation doing business as Red Gold, LLC; Rich Chicks; Rich Products Corporation; Rose & Shore; Schwan's Food Service, Inc.; Tabatchnick Fine Foods, Inc.; Tasty Brands, LLC; The Father's Table, LLC; Trident Seafoods Corp.; Tyson Prepared Foods, Inc.; Wawona Frozen Foods, Inc.;
Fire, Safety, Security, Surveillance Equipment and Installation Services: Digital Air Control, Inc. and QSS, LLC doing business as Quality Security Systems;
Frozen and Chilled Beverages: Sunny Sky Products, LLC and Trident Beverage, Inc.;
HVAC Equipment and Service (JOC-IDIQ): A/W Mechanical Services, LP; Dura Pier Facilities Services, Ltd doing business as Facilities Sources; HVAC Mechanical Services of Texas, Ltd doing business as Hunton Services and Letsos Company;
Insurance Services: Tristar Risk Management;
Modular Buildings: GroundFORCE Building Systems, LLC;
Office Supplies and Related Items: Western - BRW Paper Company, Inc. doing business as Bosworth Papers; Butler Business Products, LLC; Challenge Office Products, Inc.; Jerry LaTour doing business as Hallmark Office Products, Inc.; Reliant Business Products, Inc.; School Specialty, Inc. and Tejas Office Products, Inc.;
Printing, Copying and Related Items: Houston Independent School District; Long Plan Printing, Inc. doing business as LP Printing; Color One Systems, Inc. doing business as Texas Litho; and Thomas Reprographics, Inc. doing business as Thomas Printworks; and
Produce: Brothers Produce, Inc.; Chefs Produce of Houston, Inc.; Hardie’s Fruit and Vegetable Co.- Houston L.P doing business as Hardie's Fresh Foods; and Scarmardo Produce Inc.
Organizations and governmental entities that became members when contracts were approved by the HCDE Board of Trustees on May 16 include Bay City Library Association, Bay City, Texas; city of Cerritos; Farmersville ISD, Farmersville, Texas; city of Harlingen; Howard College, Big Spring, Texas; Hutto ISD, Hutto, Texas; Kennedale ISD, Kennedale, Texas; city of Lake Jackson, Lake Jackson, Texas; Purple Hearts, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas; Reeves County, Pecos, Texas; Riverbend Retreat Center, Glen Rose, Texas; Santa Fe Public School District, Santa Fe, N.M.; city of Wallis; and Washington County, Brenham, Texas.
New out-of-state members include Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, Fla.; Francis Howell School District, St. Charles, Mo.; Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio; Kenosha County, Kenosha, Wis.; Nassau County School District, Fernandina Beach, Fla.; Suffolk Public Schools, Suffolk, Va.; Thompson School District R2-J, Loveland, Colo.; and University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla.