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Dickinson Independent School District, as well as all other school districts in the State of Texas, is governed by the state competitive bid laws. Dickinson ISD takes advantage of joining state approved Cooperative Purchasing Agreement Programs (COOPS) through the use of board approved interlocal agreement contracts. State approved COOPS have already performed the bidding process and vendors approved for the various COOP bids qualify to sell commodities, supplies, and services to public school districts. Dickinson ISD does issue RFP/Bids for some supplies, equipment, and services.
Independent School District is state tax exempt on the basis that it is a
governmental entity -- school district. Dickinson ISD's Business Services
department issues Texas Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certification forms
upon request. The vendor must be on Dickinson ISD's approved list.
Requests for Proposals are issued each year for the following:
Notice of the time, date and place where bids will be opened are published in a newspaper in accordance with state bid law requirements. Dickinson ISD has chosen the Galveston Daily News as their primary newspaper publication. Any company or individual who sees our bid advertisements in the newspaper and is interested in reviewing the bid specs and other information about the Proposal may contact the Director of Purchasing.
All bids are opened promptly on the date and at the time stated in the bid specs. All interested vendors are invited to attend, however attendance is not required. All bid openings are public and bids are read aloud. A tabulation of all bids will be available within 10 days. Once bids are opened, no changes can be made. If a vendor realizes a mistake has been made, they are afforded two options:
It is the intent of the school district and Dickinson ISD Purchasing Department to obtain the best quality materials at the lowest prices possible. Per Section 44.039 (g) of the Education Code, "In determining best value for the District, the District is not restricted to considering price alone, but may consider any other factor stated in the selection criteria."
Bid Award Notification
Dickinson ISD Business Services will issue all official bid award notifications. Award notifications from any other department or staff member of the district may be incorrect information.
Invoices & Payment Terms
By law the school district has 30 days after receipt of an invoice to present payment. It is the intent of the school district to pay all invoices as promptly as possible; however, by acceptance of a Dickinson ISD purchase order you have agreed to the 30 day payment policy. All invoices are submitted to the Dickinson ISD Accounts Payable Department. Invoices may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southeast Texas Purchasing Cooperative (Region 5 ESC)
All construction and repair contractors/vendors who perform contracted services for Dickinson ISD are required to supply proof of insurance in accordance with the following schedule prior to the start of the project. DISD requires that contractor's insurance be placed only with companies that have achieved at least an "A" rating with A. M. Best. The District reserves the right to require higher limits of coverage depending on the size, scope, and nature of a contract. Dickinson ISD must be named as an additional insured.
Bonding and Insurance Requirements for Contracted Services
All vendors submitting proposals for contracted service work shall comply with the following requirements. Vendors submitting proposals which do not comply with these requirements shall not be considered.
Bonding Requirements if Construction is Involved
Bids shall be accompanied by a cashier's check or certified check upon a state bank in the amount not less than five per cent (5%) of the total maximum bid price payable without recourse to the Dickinson ISD or a bid bond in the same amount from a reliable surety company licensed to do business in the State of Texas as a guarantee that the bidder will enter into a contract and execute a payment and performance bond on any or all projects $50,000 or above within fifteen (15) days after notice of award of the contract to him.
Location and office hours
Dickinson Independent School District Purchasing Department is located at 2218 FM 517, Dickinson, TX 77539. The fax number is 281.229.6011. Please do not send any unsolicited facsimiles.
Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Summer hours are 7:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday - Thursday and closed on Friday. During the school year, the office is closed on designated school holidays.
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