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 uniforms, travel, facilities supplies and food commodities added

New contracts for maintenance and operations departments, travel services, and commodity processing were awarded at the April 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:

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

Materials, Parts, Equipment and Supplies for Maintenance & Operations Departments: Alklean Industries Inc; City Supply Co Inc; Clifford Power Systems Inc; Coburns Supply Co Inc; Crawford Electric Supply Company; D&G Quality Roofing Inc; 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.

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

Travel Services: BH Goodman Bus Service Inc dba Goodman Bus Service; Cobler Investments Inc dba Infinity Travel Management; GBT Inc dba AFC Transportation; Marriott Hotels; STA Travel Inc; and Travel Corp LLC dba Corporate Travel Management Allure by CTM 

Uniforms and Accessories (Purchase and Rental): Al’s Formal Wear of Houston Ltd dba Al’s Formal Wear; Boss & Hughes LLC; Cheers Etc Inc; Corporate Incentives Inc; Fruhauf Uniforms Inc; G&K Services; Graduate Sales & Recognition LLC/Herff Jones/North Houston Athletics; Gulf Coast Athletic Supply Inc; JW Drouin & Associates LP dba J. Harding & Co; Mondor Ltd; Nur International Inc dba Aviva Wholesale; Texas Motion Sports LLC; The Mariachi Connection Inc; Triple D. Uniform Rental Inc; Varsity Brands Holding Co Inc dba BSN Sports LLC; and Yofi Cosmetics

USDA Commodity Processing: AdvancePierre Foods Inc; Alpha Foods Co; American Foods Group LLC; Artisan Bread Co LLC dba Bosco's Pizza Co; Basic American Inc dba Basic American Foods; Best Express Foods LLC; Bongards Creameries; Cargill Kitchen Solutions; Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation; Chinese Food Solutions Inc dba Asian Food Solutions; ConAgra Foods Inc; ES Foods; Foster Poultry Farms dba Foster Farms; Fresh Innovations California LLC; Giorgio Foods Inc; Goodman Food Products dba Don Lee Farms; High Liner Foods Inc; Horizon Snack Foods; Idahoan Foods LLC; J&J Snack Foods Sales Corp; J.R. Simplot Company; Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales LLC; J.T.M. Provisions Company Inc; Lamb Weston Sales Inc; Land O' Lakes Inc; Let's Do Lunch dba Integrated Food Service; Lux Bakery Inc; M.C.I. Foods Inc; Maid-Rite Specialty Foods LLC; McCain Foods USA Inc; Michael Foods Inc; MCF Operating LLC dba Mrs. Clark's Foods; Nardone Bros; National Food Group Inc; Omibus Trading Corporation dba Chef's Corner Foods; Out of the Shell LLC dba Ling's; Peterson Farms Fresh Inc; Pilgrim's Pride Corporation; Red Gold LLC; Rich Chicks LLC; Rich Products Corporation; S.A. Piazza & Assoc LLC; Schwan's Food Service Inc; Tabatchnick Fine Foods Inc; Tasty Brands; Tyson Prepared Foods Inc; Uno Foods Inc; and Wawona Frozen Foods Inc.

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

Bottled Drinking Water and Coolers: DS Services of America Inc dba Sparkletts; and Nestle Waters North American;

Boxes, Shipping and Packaging Supplies: Xpedx;

Building Controls: Automated Logic and Digital Air Control Inc;

Construction Photographic Documentation Service: Multivista;

Drug Testing Services: Forward Edge Inc; and Pinnacle Medical Management;

Energy Purchase and Aggregation: Reliant Energy;

Exterior School Bus Surveillance Violation Detection System: American Traffic Solutions Inc; Dallas County Schools dba TexServe; and Redflex Guardian Inc;

Financial & Operations Analysis, Evaluation and Reporting Software: TransACT Communications Inc;

Fire & Security Equipment, Monitoring and Installation: Alarm Integrations; and Video Insight Inc;

IDIQ HVAC Equipment and Services: Climatec LLC; Custom Air Products & Services Inc; Dominion Air & Heat LLC; ERC Environmental & Construction Services; GOES Sales of Texas Inc; Gowan Inc; Heat Transfer Solutions; and The Brandt Companies LLC;

Job Order Contracting: BaseLine Paving & Construction Inc; BASIC IDIQ; Construction Masters of Houston; Facilities Sources; Kellogg Brown & Root LLC dba KBR; Millennium Project Solutions Inc; and Tricon Inc;

Modular Buildings and All Occupancy Ready Related Services: GroundFORCE Building Systems LLC; and M SPACE Holdings LLC;

Printing and Copying Services: Houston ISD dba PS1; Pamela Printing Company; Simon Printing; and Texas Litho;

Ramps, Walkways and Stair Systems: REDD Team by Sapa; and

Technology Hardware and Software: Conference Technologies Inc; Dahill Office Technology Corporation; Summit Integration Systems; and Zeno Imaging.

New Members
Organizations and governmental entities that became members when contracts were approved by the HCDE board of trustees on April 21 include Coastal Child Nutrition Services, Lufkin; Falls County Appraisal District, Marlin; Food For Growth, Houston; city of Grapevine; Houston First Corporation, Houston; Keller ISD; New Braunfels ISD; Normangee ISD; Oakwood ISD; Randolph Field ISD, Universal City; South Brazos County Fire Department, College Station; Sweet Grass County, Big Timber, Mont.; University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and University of Houston - Clear Lake, Houston.

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