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New HVAC, drug testing, financial software and food processing contracts awarded

New contracts for HVAC, drug testing, financial software and food commodities processing were awarded at the May 2013 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:

Commodity Processing of USDA Commodities: AdvancePierre Foods; Alpha Foods Co.; American Pride Seafoods; Asian Food Solutions; Basic American Foods; Bongards’ Creameries; Bosco’s Pizza Co.; Café Favorites; Cargill Kitchen Solutions; Chef’s Corner; ConAgra Food Service Company (Gilardi); ConAgra Foods/Lamb-Weston; Don Lee Farms; ES Foods; Fresh Innovations of California, LLC; Goldkist, A Pilgrim’s Pride Company; Integrated Food Service; J & J Snack Foods; J.R. Simplot Company; Jennie-O Turkey Store; JTM Provisions, Inc.; Kings Delight; Land O’Lakes; Out of the Shell dba Ling’s; M.C.I Foods – Los Cabos; Maid Rite Steak Co.; McCain Foods USA, Inc.; Michael Foods; Nardone Bros. Baking Co.; National Food Group; Quantum Foods; Red Gold LLC; Rich Product Corporation; Rodriguez Foods Ltd; S.A. Piazza & Associates; Schwan’s Food Service, Inc.; Tabatchnick Fine Foods; Tasty Brands; Trident Seafoods Corporation; Tyson Prepared Foods; Uno Foods and Wawona Frozen Foods


Drug Testing Services: Forward Edge, Inc. and Pinnacle Medical Management


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


IDIQ Commercial HVAC Manufacturing, Fabrication, Maintenance, Building Automation System and Service: Customer Air Products & Services, Inc.; Dominion Air & Heat, LLC; Dura Pier Facilities Services, Ltd; ERC Environmental & Construction Services, Inc.; Goes Sales of Texas, Inc.; Gowan, Inc.; Heat Transfer Solutions; Open Tech Control & Security Solutions; and The Brandt Companies, LLC.


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

Bottled Drinking Water and Coolers: DS Waters of America and Nestle Waters, N.A.;

Bread Products: Kurz & Co.;

Building Control Service: Automated Logic/United Environmental Services and Digital Air Control, Inc.;

Chemical Products and Services: Auto-Chlor Services, LLC; Buckeye Cleaning; Ecolab, Inc.; and SFS Portion Pac;

Commercial Building Exterior Cleaning: Ameri-Clean;

Commercial Floor Covering: McCoy Workplace Solutions;

Corrugated Boxes, Shipping and Packaging Supplies: Xpedx;

Dairy Products: Borden Dairy Co.;

Disaster Recovery and Restoration Service: Blackmon Mooring Services, Ltd./BMS CAT, Inc.;

Educational Materials: Educator’s Depot, Inc.;

Fire and Security Equipment, Monitoring and Installation: Alarm Integrations, LLC; CLS Technology, Inc.; QSS, L.C. dba Quality Security Systems; and Video Insight, Inc.;

Food Service Management: Lagniappe Dining Services;

Frozen Beverage Products: Trident Beverage; Tropical Flurry; and Sunny Sky;

Grocery Products and High Volume Grocery Items: Glazier Foods Company and Labatt Foods;

HVAC Equipment, Installation and Service: ABM Building Services, LLC; Automated Logic – UES; Dura Pier Facilities Services, Ltd./Facilities Sources Ltd; GOES Heating Systems; Johnson Controls; and The Brandt Companies, LLC.;

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

Job Order Contracting: Basic IDIQ General Contractors; Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc.; Construction Masters of Houston, Inc.; Dura Pier Facilities Services, Ltd/Facilities Sources, Ltd; and Kellogg Brown and Root, LLC;

Playground Systems, Installation and Services: T.F. Harper and Associates LP;

Printing and Copying Services: FJ Business Forms; Houston ISD (PS1); Pamela Printing Company; Texas Litho; and Simon Printing Company;

Produce: Brothers Produce; Chef’s Produce; Scarmardo Produce; and Third Coast Fresh;

Project Construction Photographic Documentation Service: Multivista FS, LLC;

Security Systems, Installation and Service: LenSec, LLC;

Site-Based Pizza Program: Smart Mouth Pizza;

Technology Hardware and Software: Aves Audio Visual Systems, Inc.; AVI-SPL; Best Buy for Business; Dahill Office Technology Company-Dahill; Enhanced Laser Products; Global Gov/Ed Solutions Inc.; Industrial Audio/Video, Inc.; LSI Computers; Mark III Systems; PCPC Direct, Ltd.; Prime Systems; SHI Government Solutions; Summit Integration Systems; Total Technologies, LLC; Troxell Communications, Inc.; and Zeno Digital Solutions, LLC;

Tree Trimming: Asplundh Tree Expert Company and The F.A. Bartlett Expert Company; and

Two Way Radios: 5205 Limited Partnership dba Houston Communications, Inc; Northwest Communications; RELM Wireless Corporation; and SAT Radio Communications, Ltd dba Industrial Communications.


New Members
Organizations and governmental entities that became members when interlocal contracts were approved by the HCDE board of trustees on May 21 include Cochran County, Ellis County, city of Ivanhoe, Jasper ISD, La Joya ISD, Rylie Family Faith Academy, Inc. and Socorro ISD.


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 and food services, technology and supplies, including a unique school supply catalog.  For more information, call 877-696-2122 or visit