Commodity Categories

  • Texas Education Code 44.031 requires that purchases by school districts that are $50,000 or more in a commodity, aggregately over a 12-month period shall be competitively bid. Bids are based on the district's need for a commodity or group of commodities. If the vendor’s goods or services fall into a commodity that the competitive bidding process is required, the District must use a vendor that has complied with the bidding process either with a co-op or locally with NCISD. 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. A complete list can be found in the link to the left COOP Purchasing. In addition, the District advertises bid opportunities for commodities that require a competitive process in the local paper according to Texas Education Code 44.031.

    Interested vendors should register with IonWave and/or check the Houston Community Newspapers. For current bid opportunities with the cooperative purchasing alliances that New Caney ISD is a member of check with each cooperative individually. 

    A list of the district's commodity categories can be found below.