Texas Education Code 44.031 states that any commodity that the district (as a whole) spends in the excess of $50,000 per year must be formally bid. This process can be accomplished by the Purchasing Department completing the bid process or by being a member of a Cooperative Purchasing Alliance that bids certain commodities. Below is a list of commodities that an Approved Vendor MUST be used.

Athletic/PE Supplies and Equipment

Awards /Trophy’s

Books/Reading Material

Catering Services

Concession Supplies


CTE – Agriculture Supplies

CTE – Culinary Supplies

Custodial Equipment & Supplies

Custom Clothing

Drill Team Supplies

Food Service Supplies & Equipment


Foods – Bakery Products

Foods – Dairy Products

Foods – Perishable

Foods – Staples

Furniture – Classroom, Cafeteria, Library, Lounge

Furniture – Office


Grease Trap Service

Instructional Supplies (All Sub-Categories; Including Special Education)

Library Books

Maintenance Supplies & Equipment - Electrical

Maintenance Supplies & Equipment – HVAC

Maintenance Supplies & Equipment – Plumbing

Medical Supplies; EMT Supplies

Modular Buildings

Musical Instruments

Musical Supplies

Musical Instrument Repair

Office Equipment & Supplies

Paper (Copy)

Playground Equipment

Prepared Meals

Reading Materials

Technology Supplies (All Sub-Categories)

Toner and Ink

Trash Disposal

Vehicles – Bus; Car, Truck, Van, SUV

Vehicle – Parts & Supplies

Yearbook Services &Supplies

In order to build an approved vendor's list the NCISD Purchasing Department has teamed up with several purchasing cooperatives (Refer to the link to the left). Certain commodities have been bid by the Purchasing Department. Please see the attached document for a complete list of NCISD bidded commodities and the Board approved vendor(s).