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Janitorial, curriculum contracts awarded

New contracts for curriculum and instruction materials and building supplies were awarded at the November 2013 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
Curriculum, Instructional, Assessment and Intervention Materials: 3P Learning; Achieve3000; Adventures In Learning; Agile Mind Educational Holdings, Inc.; Art In History, Inc.; B.E.Publishing; Benchmark Education Company; Brainstorm; Carnegie Learning, Inc.; Carolina Biological Supply; Cengage Learning, Inc.; Constructive Playthings; Coughlan Companies, Inc. dba Capstone; Delta Education, LLC dba Frey Scientific; DLB Educational Corporation; Dynastudy, Inc.; EAI Education; Education Associates, Inc.; Education Plus; Flinn Scientific Inc.; Frog Street Press; Greenwood Publishing dba Heinemann; Hands-On Tasks Inc.; Harrison and Company; Istation; Jarret Publishing Company; Keystone Books & Media; Kimco Educational Products dba Learning Zone; Knowledge-First Empowerment Center; Lab Resources, Inc.; Lakeshore Equipment Company dba Lakeshore Learning Materials; Laureate Learning Systems Inc.; Lectorum Publications Inc.; LEGO Education; McGraw-Hill School Education, LLC; Mentoring Minds, L. P.; Newmark Learning; Northwest Evaluation Association; Pitsco Education; Primary Concepts; Proliteracy Worldwide dba New Readers Press; Rainbow Book Company; Really Good Stuff Inc.; Saddleback Educational Publishing, Inc.; Scholastic Inc. (Scholastic Classroom & Community Division); Scholastic Library Publishing Inc.; School Specialty; Teacher Heaven, Inc.; Texthelp Inc.; The Lorenz Company (Show What You Know Publishing); The Social Express; Steps To Literacy; UR Investment Inc. dba Texas Teacher Supply; and Unity Education Resources;

Elevators: A and F Elevator Company, Inc.; and EMR Elevators, Inc.;
IDIQ Finishes (Commercial Flooring): Tandus Flooring US, LLC; and
Janitorial Products: Auto-Chlor Services, LLC; Buckeye Cleaning Center-Houston; Complete Supply, Inc.; Ecolab Inc.; Reliant Business Products, Inc.; and Ridley’s Vacuum and Janitorial Supply.


Contracts that were renewed and may be accessed through Choice Partners include

Communication Cabling: Pfeiffer and Son Ltd; and Phonoscope Enterprise Group;

Fleet Fuel Monitoring System, Maintenance, GPS Systems and Tank Automation: WEX, Inc.;

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): IBM Corporation;

QZAB Academic Programs: Advanced Academics, Inc.; Compass Learning, Inc.; Imagine Learning, Inc.; and National Education Foundation dba NEF;

Software as a Service (SaaS): IBM Corporation;

Technology Equipment, Software and Training: NWN Corporation, Inc.; and

Temporary Staffing and Substitute Teachers: Burnett Specialists; and Kelly Services.


New Members
Organizations and governmental entities that became members when contracts were approved by the HCDE board of trustees on Nov. 19 include Anchorage School District, Alaska; Boy Scouts of America – Sam Houston Area Council; Clarendon ISD, Clarendon; Cornerstone Christian Academy, Houston; Dallas County Community College District, Dallas; Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc., San Augustine; Deweyville ISD, Deweyville; Hayes CISD, Kyle; Knowledge First Empowerment Academy, Missouri City; city of League City; Mathis ISD, Mathis; city of Meadows Place; Tarleton State University, Stephenville; Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi; and city of Wills Point.


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