New contracts for graduation items and online tutoring were awarded at the April 2014 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 Graduation, Yearbooks and Commemorative Items: HW Grad Corp dba Herff Jones/North Houston Athletics; Herff Jones Inc.; Jostens, Inc.; Pride and Recognition Inc. dba Balfour Company; and Taylor Publishing company dba Balfour Yearbooks
Online Tutoring: Focus Cares, Inc. dba Focus EduVation, Inc.; On The Third Day Christian Ministries dba Laureate Learning Center; and Tutor Pace, 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;
Building Controls Service:Automated Logic; and Digital Air Control, Inc.;
Commercial Building Exterior Cleaning: AmeriClean;
Commodity Processing for School Year 2014-2015:AdvancePierre Foods; Alpha Foods Co.;
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; High Liner Foods; Integrated Food Service; J & J Snack Foods; J.R. Simplot Company; Jennie-O Turkey Store; JTM Provisions, Inc.; 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;
Construction Photographic Documentation Service: Multivista;
Corrugated Boxes, Shipping and Packaging Supplies: Xpedx;
Disaster Recovery and Restoration Service: Blackmon Mooring Ltd./BMS CAT Inc.;
Drug Testing Services: Forward Edge, Inc.; and Pinnacle Medical Management;
Energy Purchase & Aggregation: Reliant Energy Retail Services, LLC;
Exterior School Bus Surveillance Violation Detection System: American Traffic Solutions, Inc.; Bus Shield, LLC; Dallas County Schools dba TexServe; and Redflex Guardian, Inc.;
High-Quality Printing and Copying: Bayside Printing; Color One Graduation, Systems, Inc. dba Texas Litho; Houston ISD PS1; Pamela Printing; and Simon Printing;
IDIQ HVAC Equipment and Services: Custom Air Products & Services Inc.; Dominion Air & Heat LLC; ERC Environmental & Construction Services; Facilities Sources; GOES Sales of Texas, Inc.; Gowan Inc.; Heat Transfer Solutions; OpenTech; and The Brandt Companies, LLC;
Job Order Contracting: Basic IDIQ, Inc.; Construction Masters of Houston, Inc.; Facilities Sources; Herrera & Hunt, Inc.; and Imperial Construction Inc.;
Modular Buildings and All Occupancy Ready Related Services: GroundFORCE Building
Systems, LLC; and M SPACE Holdings, LLC;
Prefabricated Aluminum Ramps, Walkways and Stairs: Redd Team by Sapa;
Remanufactured and Original Equipment Manufacturer Printer Cartridges: Beyond Technology; EIS Office Solutions; Enhanced Laser Products; and Marimon Business Systems;
Technology Hardware and Software: Aves Audio; AVI-SPL; Dahill; Enhanced Laser Products; Industrial Audio/Video; SHI Government Solutions; Summit Integration; and Zeno Imaging;
Two-Way Radios, Accessories, Repair and Maintenance: Northwest Communications, Inc.; and SAT Radio Communications, Ltd dba Industrial Communications; and
Workshop Management System: SignUp4, LLC.
Organizations and governmental entities that became members when contracts were approved by the HCDE board of trustees on April 15 include city of Allen, Alvord ISD, Brooks County ISD, Calvin Nelms Charter School, Cedar Hill ISD, Colorado County, East Texas Charter School, Edna ISD, city of Euless, Floresville ISD, city of Fulshear, Georgetown ISD, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, Gulf Coast FourSquare Church, Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center, city of Mercedes, Sealy ISD and Southside 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, services, technology and supplies, including a unique supply catalog. For more information, call 877-696-2122 or visit www.choicepartners.org.