Bid Commodities & Approved Vendors

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).
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