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Digital Archiving, Disaster Mitigation, Pest Control contracts awarded

New contracts for digital archiving, disaster mitigation, pest control and vocational products were awarded at the September 2014 board meeting of Harris County Department of Education and are accessible through HCDE Choice Partners cooperative. Governmental entities that have signed an interlocal contract with HCDE may access these legally procured contracts.

Newly awarded contracts include
Digital Archiving and Imaging: Databank IMX LLC; Delta-T Digital Archiving Ltd; and The Windward Group LLC.

Disaster Mitigation Services: AKS Holdings Inc. dba ServPro of Spring/Tomball; Blackmon Mooring Services/BMS CAT; Dura Pier Facilities Services Ltd. dba Facilities Sources; Gerloff Company Inc.; Mooring Recovery Services; Polygon U.S. Corporation; PowerVac America Inc.; Rapid Recovery; S&R Operations Inc. dba ServPro of The Woodlands/Conroe and Texas General Contractors.

Pest Control and Pool Services: Copesan Services Inc. dba Holder’s Pest Control Solutions.

Vocational Products/Services: Arbor Scientific; Burmax Co. Inc. (The); Cengage Learning Inc.; Certification Partners LLC; Digital Quest Inc.; Education Associates Inc.; Henry Schein Inc.; Matters of Health; MIAT Institute of Technology; New Horizons Houston; Odysseyware; Penn State Industries; Teaching Systems Inc.; Technical Laboratory Systems Inc.; and Texas Pride Marketing.

Contracts that were renewed and may be accessed through Choice Partners include
Elevators: A&F Elevator Company; and EMR Elevator Inc.;

IDIQ Finishes (Commercial Flooring): Tandus Centiva US LLC;

Infrastructure as a Service: Austin Ribbon & Computer Supplies Inc. (ARC); International Business Machines Corporation (IBM); Phonoscope Light Wave Inc.; SHI Government Solutions Inc.; and SunGuard;

Promotional Items: 4imprint; American Screen Graphics; Authentic Promotions; Butler Business Products LLC; Corporate Incentives Inc.; Customer Sportsware Inc.; EMRJ Marketing; Graphics Unlimited Inc.; J. Harding & Company; Poplar Embroidery Designs Inc.; Positive Promotions; and Taymark Corporation dba Andersons;

Security Officer and Private Investigator Work: Executive Threat Solutions LLC;

Software as a Service (SaaS): International Business Machines Corporation (IBM);

Specialty Furniture: Sheldon Laboratory Systems Inc.;

Temporary Personnel: ExecuTeam Staffing LP; National ProSource; ObjectWin Technology Inc.; Prime Systems/Directron; Staffmark/CBS Personnel Services; and Superior Talent Resources; and

Third Party Code Inspection: Bureau Veritas North America Inc.

New Members
Organizations and governmental entities that became members when contracts were approved by the HCDE board of trustees on Sept. 16 include Abiding Word Lutheran School, Houston; Ascension Episcopal School, Houston; Bastrop Christian Outreach Center, Bastrop; Briarwood School, Houston; city of Burleson; Ennis ISD; Epiphany Lutheran School, Houston; Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District, Pleasanton; Frenship ISD; city of Liberty Hill; Lumberton ISD; city of Princeton; Round Rock ISD; University of Texas, Austin; West University Church of Christ, Houston; Westside Montessori School, Houston; and Willacy County Drainage District, Lyford. Sunny Isles Beach, FL also joined as a new out of state member.

About Choice Partners: Choice Partners national cooperative offers quality, legal procurement and contract solutions to meet the purchasing needs of governmental entities. Contracts are competitively bid so governmental entities can act immediately to access the contract they need, saving time and money on the bidding process and purchase. Choice Partners includes contracts for facilities, food, services, technology and supplies, including a unique supply catalog. For more information, call 877-696-2122 or visit