Choice Partners national purchasing cooperative offers quality, legal procurement and contract solutions to meet government purchasing requirements. We also meet all cooperative requirements of the EDGAR/Uniform Guidance/2 CFR 200!  

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New contracts for insurance, modular buildings, exterior building cleaning and produce added

New contracts for exterior building cleaning, insurance, modular buildings and produce items were awarded at the May 2015 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:
Exterior Building Cleaning: Americlean; Hardy & Hardy Inc; and Mid-Continental Restoration Co Inc;

Insurance and Third Party Administration Services: Brown & Brown Insurance Services of San Antonio Inc dba Alamo Insurance Group; Financial Benefit Services LLC (FBS); Curtis M. Finley dba Finley Financial Services; TCG Group Holdings LLP dba JEM Resources Partners; TRISTAR Insurance; and U.S. Employee Benefits Services Group LLC;

Modular Buildings and Other IDIQ Related Services: Aries Building Systems LLC; Industrial Laminates Corporation dba ILCOR Builders; M Space Holdings LLC; McGrath Rent Corp and Subsidiaries dba Mobile Modular Management Corporation; and Palomar Modular Buildings LLC;

Produce and Other Specialty Items (effective Aug. 1, 2015): Anyway You Slice It Inc dba Chef’s Produce; Brothers Produce; Hardie’s Fruit & Vegetable Co Houston LP; Scarmardo Produce; and Third Coast Fresh Distribution;

Contracts for Cafeteria and Child Nutrition that were renewed effective Aug. 1, 2015 and may be accessed through Choice Partners include
Bread Products: Kurz & Co;

Dairy Products: Borden Dairy Co;

Food Service Management:  Lagniappe Dining Services;

Frozen Beverage Products: Bellebaum LLC dba Tropical Flurry; Sunny Sky Products LLC; and Trident Beverage Inc;

Grocery Products: Glazier Foods Company; and Labatt Foods;

Ice Cream Products: Blue Bell Creameries LP; and La Brisa;

Kitchen Cleaning (Chemical) Products and Services: Auto-Chlor Services LLC; EcoLab Inc; Hygeia Enviro-Clean Inc; Magnus Procurement & Logistic Solution Inc; Pollock Investments Inc dba Pollock Paper Distributors; and PortionPac Chemical Corporation; and

Site-Based Pizza Program: Bull’s Eye Brands Inc dba Smart Mouth Pizza.

Other contracts that were renewed and are effective immediately through Choice Partners include
Digital Duplicators: Dahill Office Technology Corporation dba Dahill; and Zeno Imaging;

Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FFE): Butler Business Products LLC; Educator’s Depot Inc; Harrison & Company; Kaplan Early Learning Company; Kay Davis Associates LLC; Lakeshore Learning Materials; Library Interiors of Texas; and School Specialty Inc;

IDIQ Finishes (Painting, Drywall, Acoustical Ceiling and Flooring): BaseLine Paving & Construction Inc; ERC Environmental & Construction Services; and Lee Construction and Maintenance Company dba LMC Corporation;

IDIQ Openings (Windows, Doors and Hardware): ERC Environmental & Construction Services Inc; and Lee Construction and Maintenance Company dba LMC Corporation;

Musical Instruments: Bandstar Music; H&H Music/Brook Mays; Music & Arts Center; Taylor Music The Mariachi Connection; and Washington Music Center;

Office Supplies: Bosworth Paper Company; Butler Business Products LLC; Challenge Office Products Inc; Hallmark Office Products Inc; Reliant Business Products Inc; School Specialty; Standard Office Products; Tejas Office Products Inc; U R Investments Inc dba Texas Teacher Supply; Unity Education Resources; and Xpress Business Products;

Solid Waste and Recycling Services: Waste Management of Texas;

New Members
Organizations and governmental entities that became members when contracts were approved by the HCDE board of trustees on May 19 include Bishop Garriga Middle School, Corpus Christi; Brownsville Navigation District of Cameron County, Brownsville; Canyon ISD, Canyon; First United Methodist Church of Beeville, Beeville; town of Flower Mound; city of Grand Saline; Highland Park ISD, Dallas; Johnson County, Cleburne; March of Dimes Foundation, San Antonio; and Sugar Grove Church of Christ, Meadows Place.

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