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Food distributor and video surveillance camera contracts awarded


New contracts for food distributors, video recording equipment and installation for special education classrooms and other categories were awarded at the June 2016 board meeting of Harris County Department of Education and are accessible through HCDE Choice Partners cooperative.

The newly awarded contracts include

Athletic and Physical Education Supplies: 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; Gulf Coast Athletic Supply; North Houston Athletics LLC; Richey & Son Inc. doing business as Richey Athletics; School Specialty Inc.; Sideline Interactive LLC; Sign Solutions Inc.; Soccer 4 All Inc.; The Soccer Wall Company doing business as Soccer Innovations; Lifeguard Store Inc. doing business as All American Swim; Swim Shops of the Southwest; and Varsity Brands Holding Co. Inc./BSN Sports LLC doing business as U.S. Games;

Boxes, Packaging Supplies and Freight Services: Cardinal Delivery Service LLC; and Veritiv Operating Company formerly known as xpedx;

Commercial Food Distributor: Gordon Food Service Inc.; Jake’s Finer Foods; and Labatt Food Service;

Construction Photographic Documentation: Multivista Systems LLC doing business as Multivista;

Building Controls (JOC-IDIQ): Automated Logic Contracting Services Inc. doing business as Automated Logic-Houston; Digital Air Control Inc. doing business as DAC Inc.; and Unify Energy Solutions;

Fire, Safety, Security Surveillance Equipment Installation Services (JOC-IDIQ): Active Campus LLC doing business as All Campus Security; IVS Inc. doing business as Angel Trax; ARC Government Solutions Inc.; CLS Technology Inc.; Duke Communications LLC doing business as DukeSys; LVC Technologies LLC; PSX Inc.; and VIP Systems Inc.; and

High Quality Printing and Copying: Houston Independent School District doing business as Houston ISD/PS1; Long Plan/3RD Printing doing business as LP Printing; Pamela Printing Company; Color One Systems Inc. doing business as Texas Litho; and Thomas Reprographics Inc. doing business as Thomas Printworks.

Other contracts were renewed and include

Food Service Management: Lagniappe Dining Services;

Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:  Butler Business Products LLC; D3 Inc. doing business as 9 to 5 Seating; Carroll's Discount Office Furniture Co.; Challenge Office Products Inc.; Computer Comforts Inc.; Allsteel Inc. doing business as Contract Resource Group LLC; Educator's Deport Inc.; ESI Ergonomic Solutions LLC; Facility Interiors Inc.; Hallmark Office Products Inc.; John R. Green doing business as Harrison & Co.; Indeco Sales Inc.; Kaplan Early Learning Company; Kay Davis Associates LLC; Lakeshore Learning Materials; Library Interiors of Texas; School Specialty Inc.; Lavaca County Office Supply Inc. doing business as South Texas School Furniture; Palmieri Furniture; TESCO Industries LLC; Rick Griffith doing business as Todays Classroom LLC; Vanguard Environments Inc.; Watson Furniture Group Inc.; and Wood Etc. Co.;

Maintenance and Operations Parts and Equipment: AOC Welding Supply/Praxair; Acme Architectural Hardware; All Tire Supply Co.; BEVCO Consultants LLC; Gulf Coast Paper Co.; H&V Equipment Inc.; High Point Sanitary Solutions Inc.; Supply Works doing business as Interline Brands; Johnson Supply & Equipment Corp. doing business as Johnson Supply; Lansdowne Moody Co. LP; Lennox International; McCoy's Building Supply; QSS LC doing business as Quality Security Systems; Karen Cato doing business as Texas Storage Systems - Cato Industries; and Zimmerer Kubota & Equipment;

Musical Instruments: Band Star Musical Instruments; Universal Melody Services LLC doing business as Brook Mays Music/H&H Music; Music and Arts Centers; Taylor Music Inc.; The Mariachi Connection Inc.; and The Washington Music Sales Center Inc.;

Doors, Windows and Hardware (JOC-IDIQ): ERC Environmental & Construction Services Inc.; and Lee Construction and Maintenance Co. doing business as LMC Corp.;

Painting, Drywall, Acoustical Ceilings and Flooring (JOC-IDIQ): BaseLine Paving & Construction Inc.; ERC Environmental & Construction Services; and Lee Construction and Maintenance Co. doing business as LMC Corp.;

Solid Waste and Recycling Services: Waste Management of Texas; and

Textbooks and Library Books: American Reading Co. Inc.; Barnes & Noble Booksellers Inc.; Coughlan Companies Inc. doing business as Capstone; Cengage Learning Inc. doing business as Gale Group; Complete Book and Media Supply LLC; DLB Educational Corp. doing business as DLB Books Inc.; Lektro Inc. doing business as Escue and Associates; Express Booksellers LLC doing business as Express Booksellers; KAMICO Instructional Media Inc.; Keystone Books and Media; Rainbow Books Inc.; Rourke Publishing LLC doing business as Rourke Educational Media; Scholastic Library Publishing Inc. and Library Sales Inc. doing business as SEBCO Books; Steps To Literacy; Teacher Created Materials; Universal Time Release Publishing; and WT Cox Information Services.

New Members
Organizations and governmental entities that became members when contracts were approved by the HCDE Board of Trustees on June 21 include Building and Restoring Hope Inc., Houston; Diocese of Dallas Catholic Schools Office, Dallas; Fannin County, Bonham; Forney ISD, Forney; Gainesville ISD, Gainesville; Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority, Houston; Medina Valley ISD, Castroville; and Poteet ISD, Poteet.

New out-of-state members that recently joined include Alabama State University, Montgomery, Ala. and Springdale Public Schools, Springdale, Ark..

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 www.choicepartners.org.