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New JOC and waterproofing contracts awarded in February


New Job Order Contracting and waterproofing contracts were awarded and other contracts were renewed for use through the HCDE Choice Partners national cooperative during the February 2013 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
Job Order Contracting: Adept Facilities & Design, Inc.; Centerline Construction Services, Inc; Dycor, Inc;, Falkenberg Construction Company, Inc.; Horizon International Group, LLC; Kellogg, Brown and Root, LLC dba KBR; and Panhandle Steel Buildings, Inc.
 
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Waterproofing/Masonry Restoration and Cleaning: CS Advantage USAA Inc.; Lydick-Hooks Roofing Co. of Lubbock, Inc.; and Tri-Lam Roofing & Waterproofing, Inc.

 

Contracts that were renewed and may be accessed through Choice Partners include
Carpet Maintenance: Corporate Care, Inc.;
Communications Cabling:
Interfacing Company of Texas; Pfeiffer & Son, Ltd. and Phonoscope Enterprise Group, LLC;

Digital Phone Systems: Total Technologies, LLC and WalkerCom, Inc.;
Educational/Instructional Materials:
Abecedarian; ACE Educational Supplies, Inc.; Adventures in Learning; Assessment Services, Inc; Attainment Company, Inc.; Carolina Biological Supply Company; Capital Microscope Services, Inc.; Capstone, Cengage Learning; EAI Education, Essential Skills Software, Inc., Express Booksellers, Innovative Learning Concepts, Inc.; KAMICO Instructional Media, Inc.; Kaplan Early Learning Company; Lakeshore Learning Materials; Laureate Learning Systems, Inc.; LLC/Sargent-Welch; LLC/Science Kit; LLC/Ward’s Natural Science; National Reading Styles Institute, Inc.; Oriental Trading Company; NCS Pearson, Inc. Clinical Assessment; Pitsco Education; S&S Worldwide Inc.; Scholastic Inc.; School Datebooks Inc.; School Specialty; Social Studies School Service; VWR Education; LLC/Ward’s Natural Science; VWR International; and WRS Group, Ltd. dba Health Edco;

Job Order Contracting: Imperial Construction, Inc.;

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

Printing and Copying Services: A&E The Graphics Complex; Aspen Imaging, LLC. and Bayside Printing Company, Inc.;

Safety and Security Film Installation: XO Armor;

Temporary Personnel Services: Burnett Staffing Specialists and Kelly Services, Inc.; and

Water Quality and Waste Management Services: TITAN Engineering, Inc.

 

In addition, contracts were awarded for the 2013-2014 Choice Partners Supply Catalog, which includes hard bids for 1,500 items. Catalog items will be available from April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014, and include

Art Supplies and Recycled Art Paper: Blick Art Materials; Butler Business Products, LLC; Commercial Art Supply; Inland Bindery, Inc. dba Educational Sketchbook Program; Elgin School Supply Co. Inc.; National Art & School Supplies; Pyramid Paper Company dba Pyramid School Products; S&S Worldwide, Inc.; School Specialty Inc.; Standard Stationery Supply Co. and Texas Art Supply Company;

Athletic Supplies: BSN Sports; Cannon Sports, Inc.; Orr Textile Company, Inc.; Pyramid Paper Company dba Pyramid School Products; S&S Worldwide, Inc. and School Specialty, Inc.;

Classroom Teaching Supplies: Butler Business Products, LLC; Aurora L. Hart dba Learning Tools; Pyramid Paper Company dba Pyramid School Products; School Specialty Inc.; Standard Stationery Supply Co. and Texas Teacher Supply;

Custodial Supplies: Buckeye Cleaning Center-Houston; Calico Industries; Conroe Paper and Chemical, Inc. dba Crown Paper and Chemical, Inc; Last Group Enterprises, Inc.; Pollock Paper Distributors and Pyramid Paper Company dba Pyramid School Products;

Food Service Supplies: Calico Industries, Inc.; Edward Don & Company, Inc.; Interboro Packaging Corporation; Olmsted-Kirk Paper Company; Orr Textile Company, Inc.; Pollock Paper Distributors and Pyramid Paper Company dba Pyramid School Products;

Medical Supplies: Alpha Omega Systems & Services Medical Supply, Inc. dba AOSS Medical Supply Inc.; EMED Medica; Henry Schein Inc.; Interboro Packaging Corporation; Prime Source Services LLC, QuadMed, Inc.; School Health Corporation and SZY Holdings LLC dba Ever Ready First Aid;

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

Technology Supplies: Batteries Holdings, LP dba Batteries Plus; Butler Business Products LLC; CVR Computer Supplies; Elgin School Supply Co. Inc.; General Binding Corporation; Global Gov/Ed Solutions, Inc;, Pyramid Paper Company dba Pyramid School Products; Scott Electric; Standard Stationery Supply Co. and Troxell Communications, Inc.

 

Contracts renewed for the 2013-2014 Choice Partners Supply Catalog include:

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

Company and Xerox Corporation.

 

New Members
Organizations and governmental entities that became members when interlocal contracts were approved by the HCDE board of trustees on Feb. 26 include city of Anna, city of Benton (Ark.), Decatur ISD, city of Desoto, Galveston County, Hardin County, Jack County, Jasper County, Laredo Community College, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD, city of Palestine and Willis Point 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 www.choicepartners.org.

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