Commodity Categories

  • Texas Education Code 44.031 requires that purchases by school districts that are $50,000 or more in an aggregate over a 12 month period shall be competitively bid. Bid requirements are based on commodity groups. If the vendor’s goods or services fall into a commodity that competitive bidding is required, the District must use a vendor that has complied with the bidding process. Therefore, a completed and returned Vendor Information Packet does not constitute acceptance as a vendor for New Caney ISD.

    New Caney ISD is currently a member of several purchasing cooperatives. In addition, the District advertises bid opportunities for commodities that require a competitive process.

    Interested vendors should check the link to the left titled “Bid Opportunities” and/or the Houston Community Newspapers. For current bid opportunities with the cooperative purchasing alliances that New Caney ISD is a member, please check with each cooperative individually. Please refer to the link “COOP Purchasing” located to the left.

    A list of the district's commodity categories can be found below. For information on the current status of a commodity category, please reach out to the Purchasing Department.