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New contracts for building trades, janitorial, technology awarded

Supply catalog and building trades, janitorial and technology contracts were awarded for use through Choice Partners cooperative during the February 2015 board meeting of Harris County Department of Education. Governmental entities that have signed an interlocal contract with HCDE may access these legally procured contracts.

Newly awarded contracts include

IDIQ Building Trade Services: Acme Fence Services Inc.; Business Flooring Partners LLC; Carl M. Grossman, Sr. dba CM Grossman Plumbing; Carlos L. Hernandez dba AAA Time Saver Services;  Clean Tile and More Inc.; David Michael Erp dba Soteria Safety Services LLC; DuraPlay Inc.; Facilities USA LLC; Heat Transfer Solutions Inc. dba HTS Texas; Interfacing Company of Texas; Maintenance Solutions Inc.; Millennium Project Solutions Inc.; Mitchell Paint & Wallcovering Inc. dba Mitchell Contracting; Nash Industries Inc.; Pfeiffer & Son Ltd.; Precision Safe Sidewalks LLC; Raven Mechanical LP; RMB Management LLC dba Corestone Construction Services;  Rubber Duck LLC dba Miracle Method Mid Cities; Schramme Construction; Spec Pro Inc.; T&R Mechanical Inc.; Tandus Centiva Inc. dba Tandus Centiva US LLC; Texas Liqua Tech Secs Inc. dba Liqua Tech; TSP Specialty Products Ltd. dba Texas Specialty Products; Washington & Son's A/C Heating LLC; and Williamson Services Inc. dba Williamson Restoration Inc.

Janitorial Cleaning Services: ABM Janitorial Services; Ambassador Services LLC; Hospitality Cleaning Services; Metroclean Commercial Building Solutions; and Tulip Building.

Technology Products and Services: Allegis Group Holdings Inc. dba TEKSystems Inc.; Barnes & Noble Booksellers Inc.; Bass Computers Inc.; CDI Computer Dealers Inc.; Double M Laser Products Inc. dba Enhanced Laser Products (ELP); FireFly Computers LLC.; Gaggle.Net Inc.; Houston Information Team LLC (HIT); Insight Investments LLC; Insource Technology Direct LLC; iTech Enterprises dba iTech Solutions; LyncVerse Technologies Inc.; Netsync Network Solutions; NWN Corporation; Optus Inc.; PC Specialist Inc. dba Technology Integration Group (TIG); Phonoscope Enterprises Group LLC dba Phonoscope Cable; Phonoscope LightWave Inc.; QA Systems Inc.; Rugged Protection LLC; Set Solutions Inc.; SHI/Government Solutions; Tele-Communication Inc. dba Unified Communications; Total Technologies LLC; True North Consulting Group LLC.; and Way Tech LLC dba Silicon Mountain Memory.

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

Educational Materials: Abecedarian; ACE Educational Supplies; Assessment Services Inc.; Attainment Company; Capital Microscope; Express Booksellers; Health Edco/Childbirth Graphics/Health Impressions; National Reading Styles Institute; NCS Pearson Clinical Assessment Inc.; Oriental Trading Company Inc.; S&S Worldwide; School Datebooks Inc. dba The Student Planner; and VWR International LLC/Sargent Welch;

Fine Paper: Bosworth Papers Inc.; Butler Business Products LLC; and Olmsted-Kirk Paper Company;

Graduation, Yearbooks and Commemorative Items:  Herff Jones Scholastic; Jostens Inc.; Pride and Recognition Inc. dba Balfour Company; and Taylor Publishing Company dba Balfour;

Indoor/Outdoor Athletic Surfaces: Hellas Construction Inc.;

Job Order Contracting: P2MG;

Moving and Relocation Services: A-Rocket Moving and Storage Inc.; Pioneer Contract Services Inc.; and Roadrunner Moving & Storage Ltd.;

Online Tutoring: Focus Cares Inc. dba Focus EduVation Inc.; On The Third Day Christian Ministries dba Laureate Learning Center; and Tutor Pace Inc.; and

Workshop Management Systems: SignUp4 LLC.

In addition, contracts were awarded for the 2015-2016 Choice Partners Supply Catalog, which includes hard bids for 1,300 items. Catalog items will be available from April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016, and include

Art Supplies: Blick Art Materials LLC; Butler Business Products LLC; CAS Industries Inc. dba Commercial Art Supply / The Art Store; Earlychildhood LLC dba Discount School Supply; Pyramid Paper Company dba Pyramid School Products; S&S Worldwide Inc.; School Specialty Inc.; Standard Stationery Supply Company; U R Investment Inc. dba Texas Teacher and Parent Supply; and Triarco Arts & Crafts LLC;

Athletic Supplies: Buddy's Allstars Inc.; Orr Textile Company; Pyramid Paper Company dba Pyramid School Products; S&S Worldwide; School Specialty Inc.; and Varsity Brands Holding Co. Inc. dba BSN Sports LLC;

Classroom Teaching Supplies: Butler Business Products LLC; DGS Educational Products; EarlyChildhood LLC dba Discount School Supply; Pyramid Paper Company dba Pyramid School Products; S&S Worldwide; and Standard Stationery Supply;

Food Service Supplies: Calico Industries Inc.; Orr Textile Company Inc.; Pollock Investments Inc. dba Pollock Paper Distributors/Pollock Packaging; Pyramid Paper Company dba Pyramid School Products; Unisource Worldwide Inc. dba Xpedx LLC; and Wallace Packaging LLC;

Janitorial Supplies: Buckeye International Inc. dba Buckeye Cleaning Center-Houston; Calico Industries Inc.; and Pollock Investments Inc. dba Pollock Paper Distributors/Pollock Packaging;

Medical Supplies: Heartsafe America Inc.; NAO Global Supply LLC; Pyramid Paper Company dba Pyramid School Products; and School Health Corporation;

Office Supplies: Butler Business Products LLC; Educators Depot Inc.; Elgin School Supply Co. Inc.; National Art & School Supplies; Office Depot; Pyramid Paper Company dba Pyramid School Products; School Specialty Inc.; and Standard Stationery Supply Co.; and

Technology Supplies: ACCO Brands Corporation dba GBC; Butler Business Products LLC; Pyramid Paper Company dba Pyramid School Products; Scott Electric; and Standard Stationery Supply Co.

New Members

Organizations and governmental entities that became members when contracts were approved by the HCDE board of trustees on Feb. 24 include Christian Women's Job Corp of the Highland Lakes, Burnet; Era ISD, Era; city of Farmers Branch; First Baptist Church, Corpus Christi; Gadsden ISD, Sunland Park, NM; Hosanna Fellowship Inc., Houston; Joe Barnhart Bee County Library, Beeville; NYOS Charter School Inc., Austin; city of Richmond; River Oaks Baptist School, Houston; San Marcos CISD, San Marcos; South Texas Collaborative for Housing Development Inc., La Feria; Southwest Human Development Services Corporation, Austin; St. Agnes Academy, Houston; Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association, Austin; Texas Municipal Power Agency, Bryan; The Beta Foundation, Houston; Travis County ESD #12, Manor; and Young Scholars' Christian Institute, DeSoto.

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