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New contracts awarded July 2009


[HOUSTON– July 21, 2009] New contract vendor partners were approved for Commercial Flooring, Fencing, Furniture, Signage and White Boards for cooperative purchasing through Choice Facility Partners during recent board meetings of the Harris County Department of Education, CFP’s sponsoring agency.

The contract resource areas and vendor partner companies are:
Commercial Flooring: Office Designs Concepts, Shaw Industries, Inc., The Mohawk Group and Twin Tile Flooring

Fencing Equipment: Fence Master of Houston

Furniture – Office: Business Interiors by Staples, Carroll’s Discount Office Furniture, Contract Resource Group, Davis Furniture, Debner and Company, Educators Depot, Exemplis Corporation, F.E. Hale Manufacturing, Gunlocke Company, Hallmark Office Furniture, Herman Miller, Interior Concepts, Jimenez Contract Services, Krueger International, McCoy Workplace, Office Pavillion, Office Design Concepts, The OFIS, OM Workplace, South Texas School Furniture, Vanguard Environments, Versteel and Watson Furniture Group.

Furniture – Instructional Furniture, installation, service and related items: Contract Resource Group, Educators Depot, Hallmark Office Products, Library Interior of Texas, Office Design Concepts, Office Pavillion, The OFIS, South Texas School Furniture, Spectrum Industries and Vanguard Environments.

Signage: Kaiser International, Inc. and National Signs

Whiteboards: Best Buy Business, CCS Presentation, Hallmark Office, McCoy Workplace Solutions, Procomputing, Inc. and Vanguard Environments.

Also during the meeting the contract award for Roofing and Waterproofing with Hydro-Stop, Inc. was renewed.

Awards were made based on evaluations of how each of the bidders’ proposals met the criteria and provided best value. Although these contracts were advertised, bid and awarded for use by Lone Star College for their $420 million bond program, these may be accessed by any Choice Facility Partner members.

Choice Facility Partners has advertised for proposals for Roofing and is in the process of evaluating bids. It is expected that awards may be made at the next meeting of the HCDE Board of Trustees. Requests for proposals are posted on the home page at www.choicepartners.org.

Governmental entities may access these legal, competitively-bid facility contracts after signing an interlocal agreement. New organizations that became members when interlocal agreements were recently approved by the HCDE Board of Trustees include the City of Abilene, Boerne ISD, Texas State University at San Marcos, Texas Women’s University and The University of Texas at Dallas.

About Choice Facility Partners
Choice Facility Partners specializes in facility needs from the tap up through the roof, including remodeling and renovation, capital program management and software, energy conservation and purchase, building envelope assessment and roofing solutions, maintenance for facilities and elevators, and other specialized technology. Contracts are competitively pre-bid so governmental entities can access quality services immediately, saving time and money on the bidding process.

For more information, contact 713-696-2122 or go to www.choicepartners.org .
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