To participate in the bidding process, all vendors (regardless of whether they are current awarded vendors or not) are required to log into our e-bidding site and register as a supplier/vendor. Once completed, you will be notified via e-mail of upcoming bids in your particular areas of interest. The Plano Independent School District encourages participation by all vendors and does not discriminate against any vendor because of race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender or handicapping condition.
Competitive Bid Law
The Plano Independent School District, as well as all other school districts in the State of Texas, is governed by the state competitive bid law. Therefore, the majority of our purchasing is done via competitive bids. The purpose and intent for the competitive bidding process is to help public schools obtain the best products at the lowest practical prices in the best interest of the taxpayers by stimulating competition. The Plano ISD is committed to fair and equal competition among all vendors. In addition, the state competitive bid law does not allow favoritism to be shown to any vendor.
We request that all prospective vendors register on our e-bidding site so that they may be notified of upcoming bids and may submit bids in their respective fields. When a need exists for your product or service, your company will automatically receive an e-mail advising that a bid is now available in your area of interest. The Plano Independent School District encourages participation by all vendors and does not discriminate against any vendor because of race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender or handicapping condition.
Vendor Disclosure of Certain Relationships/Conflicts of Interest
Effective January 1, 2006, a person or entity who contracts or seeks to contract with Plano ISD for the sale or purchase of property, goods or services (as well as agents of such person) are required to file a Conflict of Interest Questionnaire (Form CIQ) with the Purchasing Department. Each covered person or entity who seeks to, or who contracts with, Plano ISD is responsible for complying with any applicable disclosure requirements.
Local Government Code Chapter 176.006
Local Government Conflict of Interest Form CIQ
It will be the sole responsibility of each vendor/supplier to maintain, and keep current, their company's information on our e-bidding website. In the event of a contact person name change, address, phone, etc., it will be necessary for the vendor/supplier to edit their company information on the e-bid site. Passwords can be reset by the Plano ISD Purchasing Department, by contacting Dale Kerr (469-752-0286). It is understood that all bid notifications will be sent to the e-mail address supplied by the vendor; therefore, in the event of an e-mail address change or ISP change, it is imperative that the vendor information be kept current. Otherwise, bid notifications will never be received by vendor and the opportunity for bid submittal will be lost.
The Plano Independent School District is tax exempt on the basis that it is a governmental entity -- school district. A tax exemption certificate is printed on the back of all purchase orders that are issued.