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LED lighting, Early Childhood and Supply Catalog contracts awarded at February meeting


Contracts for early childhood supplies, LED lighting and nine categories of supplies for the supply catalog were awarded at the February 2016 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. 

Early Childhood Supplies: Charles J. Becker & Bro. Inc. doing business as Becker’s School Supplies; Brattle Publishing Group LLC; Complete Book and Media Supply LLC; U.S. Toy Co. Inc. doing business as Constructive Playthings; Express Booksellers LLC doing business as Express Booksellers; Kaplan Early Learning Company; Learning Resources doing business as Educational Insights; Music in Motion Inc.; National Educational Systems; S&S Worldwide Inc.; School Health Corporation; Therapro Inc.; Varsity Brands Holding Co. Inc. doing business as BSN Sports LLC and U.S. Games; and Anna Walther-Wood Etc. Co. doing business as Wood Etc.;

Indoor/Outdoor LED Lighting was awarded to: Aleddra Inc.; Kingdom Alliance LLC doing business as Batteries Plus Bulbs #428; BTM Solutions LLC; Consolidated Electrical Distributors Inc.; Crawford Electric Supply Co. Inc.; Eco Induction Systems LLC doing business as EIS Lighting; Genesis Telecom Inc. doing business as Genesis Business Communication Solutions; James Industry Group Inc. doing business as James Lighting; LEDs Unlimited LLC; Summit Electric Supply Co. Inc.; D Reynolds Company LLC doing business as The Reynolds Company; Unified Sunergy Systems LLC; and XtraLight Manufacturing, Ltd..


SUPPLY CATALOG
Contracts awarded for the 2016-2017 Choice Partners Supply Catalog include hard bids for 1,300 items. Catalog items will be available from April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017, and include:

Art Supplies: Blick Art Materials LLC; Butler Business Products LLC; C.A.S. Industries Inc. doing business as Commercial Art Supply; The Art Store; Pyramid Paper Company doing business as Pyramid School Products; S&S Worldwide Inc.; School Specialty Inc.; Standard Stationary Supply Co.; and Triarco Arts and Crafts;

Athletic Supplies: Varsity Brands Holding Co. Inc. doing business as BSN Sports LLC; Orr Textile Company Inc.; Pyramid Paper Company doing business as Pyramid School Products; S&S Worldwide Inc.; and School Specialty Inc.;

Classroom Teaching Supplies: Butler Business Products LLC; DGS Educational Products; Pyramid Paper Company doing business as Pyramid School Products; and School Specialty Inc.;

Fine Paper: Bosworth Papers Inc.; and Butler Business Products LLC;

Food Service Supplies: Calico Industries Inc.; Orr Textile Company Inc.; Pollock Investments Inc. doing business as Pollock Paper Distributors/Pollock Packaging; Pyramid Paper Company doing business as Pyramid School Products; Tejas Office Products Inc.; and Wallace Packaging LLC;

Janitorial Supplies: Buckeye International Inc. doing business as Buckeye Cleaning Center-Houston; Crown Paper and Chemical; Last Group Enterprises Inc.; Orr Textile Company Inc.; and Pollock Investments Inc. doing business as Pollock Paper Distributors/Pollock Packaging;

Medical Supplies: Henry Schein Inc.; NAO Global Supply LLC; Pyramid Paper Company doing business as Pyramid School Products; SMS Ambassadors Corp doing business as Safe Handle Gloves; and School Health Corporation; 

Office Supplies: Butler Business Products LLC; Daniel Office Products Inc.; Educators Depot Inc.; Bhatt Commercial Inc. doing business as Lee Office Solutions; Pyramid Paper Company doing business as Pyramid School Products; School Specialty Inc.; and Standard Stationery Supply Co.; and

Technology Supplies: ACCO Brands Corporation doing business as ACCO Brands USA LLC; DD Office Products doing business as Liberty Paper; Pyramid Paper Company doing business as Pyramid School Products; School Specialty Inc.; and Standard Stationery Supply Co.

Renewed contracts include 

Disaster Recovery Consultants: Adjusters International Inc.; Scott M Favre Public Adjuster LLC; and Tidal Basin Government Consulting LLC; 

Graduation, Yearbooks and Commemorative Items: Pride and Recognition Inc. doing business as Balfour Company; Taylor Publishing Company doing business as Balfour Publishing; Herff Jones; and Jostens Inc.; 

Playground Equipment (IDIQ): Adventure Playground Systems Inc.; 

Indoor/Outdoor Athletic Surfaces: Hellas Construction Inc.; 

Maintenance and Operations Materials, Parts, Equipment and Supplies: Alklean Industries Inc.; City Supply Co. Inc.; Clifford Power Systems Inc.; Crawford Electric Supply Company; Diversified Metal Fabricators Inc.; Eagle Mountain Flag & Flagpole; Hunter Knepshield of Texas Inc.; Lady Liberty Flag and Flagpole; LEDs Unlimited LLC; Micro-X1 Inc.; Texas Solar Resources Inc.; Visiontron Corporation; and ZED Security Inc.; 

Online Tutoring: Focus Cares Inc. doing business as Focus EduVation Inc.; and On the Third Day Christian Ministries doing business as Laureate Learning Center; 

Travel Services: GBT Inc. doing business as AFC Transportation; Travel Corp LLC doing business as Corporate Travel Management; Allure by ctm; BH Goodman Bus Service; Cobler Investments Inc. doing business as Infinity Travel Management; and Marriott Hotels; 

Tree Trimming, Landscaping, Debris Removal: Asplundh Tree Expert Company; BIO Landscape & Maintenance Inc.; The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company; Central Landscape & Maintenance; and Metropolitan Landscape Management; and 

Uniforms and Accessories (Purchase and Rental): Al’s #39 Formal Wear of Houston, Ltd doing business as Al’s #39 Formal Wear; Nur International Inc. doing business as Aviva Wholesale; Boss & Hughes LLC; Varsity Brands Holding Co. Inc. doing business as BSN Sports LLC; Corporate Incentives Inc.; Fruhauf Uniforms Inc.; G & K Services; JW Drouin & Associates, LP doing business as J. Harding & Co.; Mondor Ltd; Texas Motion Sports LLC; The Mariachi Connection Inc.; Triple D Uniform Rental Inc.; and Yofi Cosmetics.

New Members
Organizations and governmental entities that became members when contracts were approved by the HCDE Board of Trustees on February 23 include Cleburne ISD, Cleburne; Hondo ISD, Hondo; Leander Church of Christ Inc., Leander; city of Lott; city of Manteca, Calif.; Marion ISD, Marion; Prosper ISD, Prosper; Spring Valley Village, Houston; and Travis Central Appraisal District, Austin. 

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.

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