BuyBoard News and Updates

BuyBoard Advisory - Purchasing with Federal Funds 

Purchasing through a cooperative or “interlocal contract” satisfies the Texas state law requirement of local governments to seek competitive procurement for the purchase of goods or servicesi. Therefore, you may purchase goods and services from a vendor through BuyBoard under Texas law without having to conduct your own competitive procurement. If, however, you are procuring goods or services through a BuyBoard contract using federal funds, you may have additional requirements under federal law, as explained in this Advisory. These requirements may include, but are not limited to, the procurement standards of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, 2 CFR 200 (sometimes referred to as the “Uniform Guidance” or, when related to federal grants administered by the U.S. Department of Education, "EDGAR”).

To assist BuyBoard members (“Members”) considering making cooperative purchases using federal funds, BuyBoard is providing this annual Advisory,  which contains general information on purchasing with federal funds as well as general information on BuyBoard’s procurement process.

The BuyBoard Advisory documents, including Appendix A, can be found here:

Federal Funds Advisory 

HB 1295 - Conflict of Interest - Texas Cooperative Only

For contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2016, Texas Government Code Chapter §2252.908 (H.B. 1295) provides that a Texas governmental entity or state agency may not enter into a contract that either (1) requires an action or vote by the governing body of the entity or agency or (2) has a value of at least $1 million, unless the business entity submits a disclosure of interested parties to the governmental entity or state agency. The Texas Ethics Commission (Commission) has adopted a certificate of interested parties form (Form 1295) and adopted rules requiring the business entity to file Form 1295 electronically with the Commission. Information from the Commission regarding the requirements, including rules and filing information, are available on the Commission’s website at the following links:

The Local Government Purchasing Cooperative d/b/a BuyBoard®, as a collective of local governmental entities that have jointly agreed to perform a governmental function or service, is not a business entity under this law. (See, 1 Tex. Admin. Code 46.3(b).) However, BuyBoard vendors may be business entities and may, for certain purchases and contracts from Texas BuyBoard members, be required to file disclosures under Texas Government Code Chapter 2252. It is the responsibility of vendors to determine the applicability of, and comply with, all disclosure laws including Chapter 2252. Disclosures will not be handled by BuyBoard administration.

v. 01.08.2016

Quote Verification Information

If you need a quote verified for contract compliance, please send the request, along with the vendor's quote, to Connie Burkett, BuyBoard Contract Administrator. Quote verification requests may be emailed to connie.burkett@tasb.org. Due to the high volume of quote verification requests, we ask that you allow 48 hours for processing.  Quote verification requests are handled in the order they are received.

Notice to BuyBoard Members

The following vendors’ BuyBoard contracts have been suspended for outstanding BuyBoard service fee balances. So long as the vendors’ contract(s) remains suspended, BuyBoard cannot process purchase orders for these vendors.

Vendor Contract Number Contract Date of Suspension
Doggett Freightliner of South Texas 521-16 Vehicles, Heavy Duty Trucks, Police Motorcycles, Parts, & Labor 10/11/2018
Dynamo Playgrounds 512-16 Parks & Recreation Equipment, Field Lighting Products, & Installation 10/11/2018

Changes to PO Submissions

We want to let you know that beginning September 1, 2018, we will no longer be accepting faxes due to internal changes. If you have not already, we ask that you begin sending your information (purchase orders, reports, etc.) to us via email at info@buyboard.com. If you have questions or concerns, please just give us a call. Thank you!

PO Review & Contract Compliance

BuyBoard Staff members review each purchase order we receive, but we need your help in making sure purchase orders are processed correctly. In recent months we have noticed an increase in purchase orders that have been issued for items not awarded to the selected vendor. We can only enter purchase orders for the brands, products, and categories awarded to the selected vendor.

To ensure full contract compliance, it is crucial that members and vendors review the actual award information shown in BuyBoard prior to issuing purchase orders to BuyBoard vendors. It is equally critical that vendors review the actual award information shown in BuyBoard for their company prior to issuing quotes. 

Vendors receiving Request For Quote (RFQ) notifications for items not awarded to their company are asked to use the “No Response” button on the RFQ. This will alert the member that the vendor cannot supply the product(s) requested.

BuyBoard Proposal Schedule

One area that makes the BuyBoard somewhat unique versus other national cooperatives is our initiative to include local and regional vendors in our proposal opportunities. We hope you will help in this effort by communicating to some of the vendors you are familiar with, or are currently using, about these upcoming opportunities to become a part of the BuyBoard cooperative.

The following is the scheduled for upcoming proposals that have due dates from July 2018 thru January 2019. If you have vendors that may be interested, please have them contact us at bids@buyboard.com, or call 800.695.2919. Items marked with (*) are new proposal opportunities.

Proposal Number Proposal Name
586-19 Correctional & Detention Facility Equipment & Supplies
587-19 Uniforms & Accessories
588-19 Awards, Trophies, & Personal Recognition Products
589-19 Water & Wastewater Pumps & Motors
590-19 Fueling Systems & Equipment

Training Opportunities

The following on-line training dates and times have been scheduled for National BuyBoard members who wish to participate. You do not need a BuyBoard user ID and password to attend.

These sessions generally last about an hour, and all staff are encouraged to participate. These sessions provide information on making purchases using BuyBoard contracts, proper purchasing procedures, the RFQ function, and finding products and vendors on the BuyBoard.

Audience Date Time
National Tuesday, October 23, 2018 1:00 PM (Central)
Texas only None at this time.  

To register, please go to https://app.buyboard.com, but do not log in. Click the Training Registration tab near the top of the BuyBoard log-in page. Select the session you would like to attend, and fill out the simple registration information. You will receive a confirmation email upon registering and a reminder email approximately 5 days prior to the training.

Self-Reporting Vendors

BuyBoard is pleased to announce we have a number of vendors who have agreed to report purchases for our members. The vendors on the list below will report completed orders on behalf of our members on either a monthly or quarterly basis.

To ensure proper reporting, BuyBoard members who wish to utilize these self-reporting vendors are advised to contact the vendor(s) to make sure your account is aligned with the vendor's BuyBoard contract(s). Once you have verified your account is aligned with the BuyBoard contract(s), POs should be sent directly to the vendor for processing. Vendor contact information, including primary contact person, phone, fax, and email information for each vendor can be found in the BuyBoard system.

ALL POs SENT DIRECTLY TO SELF-REPORTING VENDORS MUST INCLUDE THE BUYBOARD CONTRACT NUMBER.

Vendor Frequency Contract Name Contract Number States Served
Blick Art Materials Monthly  Instructional Materials, Classroom/Teaching Supplies & Equipment 487-15 All States
Business Interiors by Staples Monthly Furniture 503-16 AZ - LA - NM - TX
Carolina Biological Supply Company Monthly Instructional Materials, Classroom/Teaching Supplies & Equipment 487-15 All States
Carolina Biological Supply Company Monthly Furniture 503-16 All States
E3 Entegral Solutions Monthly Energy Saving Lighting Products 527-17 All States
E3 Entegral Solutions Monthly HVAC Equipment, Supplies, & Installation of HVAC Equipment 552-17 All States
Ferrara's Heating & Air Monthly HVAC Equipment, Supplies, & Installation of HVAC Equipment 552-17 TX (Regions 4, 5, 6, 7 only)
Ferrara's Heating & Air Monthly Trade Services 558-18 TX (Regions 4, 5, 6, 7 only)
Fort Worth Window Cleaning Monthly   Building Maintenance, Repair, & Operations, Supplies & Equipment 501-15 TX
Frey Scientific, a division of Delta Education Monthly Instructional Materials, Classroom/Teaching Supplies & Equipment 487-15 TX
G & K Services Quarterly Uniforms 507-16 All States
GovDeals Quarterly Auction Services 541-17 All States
Grainger Monthly Building Maintenance, Repair, & Operations, Supplies & Equipment 501-15 OK - TX
Hubert Company Monthly Food Service Equipment & Supplies 519-16 All States
Hydro Extrusion Delhi LLC Monthly Modular Buildings, Classrooms, & Relocation Services 556-18 All States
ICS Jail Supplies Inc Monthly Correctional & Detention Facility Equipment & Supplies 506-16 All States
Lakeshore Learning Monthly Instructional Materials, Classroom/Teaching Supplies & Equipment 487-15 All States
Lakeshore Learning Monthly Athletic, PE & Gymnasium Supplies, Equipment, & Heavy Duty Exercise Equipment 502-16 All States
Lensec - Progressive Systems LLC Quarterly Radio Communications Products 523-17 All States
Liberty Office Products Monthly Office Supplies & Equipment 496-15 effective Nov 1, 2018, All States
Liberty Office Products Monthly Copy/Office Paper & Toner Supplies 528-17 effective Nov 1, 2018, All States
Liberty Office Products Monthly Copier Equipment & Supplies 537-17 effective Nov 1, 2018, All States
M & A Technology Monthly  Technology Equipment, Supplies, Software, Telecom Products, Asset Disposal/Recovery 498-15 All States
McCoy's Building Supply Monthly Building Maintenance, Repair, & Operations, Supplies, & Equipment 501-15 AR - MS - NM - OK
Pasco Brokerage Inc Monthly  Food Service Equipment & Supplies 519-16 All States
Perry Office Plus Monthly Custodial Supplies & Equipment 490-15 AL - AK - CA - DL - FL - GA - HA - KS - KY - LA - MD - MO - NM - NC - OK - TX - VA - WA
Perry Office Plus Monthly Office Supplies & Equipment 496-15 AL - AK - CA - DL - FL - GA - HA - KS - KY - LA - MD - MO - NM - NC - OK - TX - VA - WA
Perry Office Plus Monthly Awards, Trophies, & Personal Recognition Items 508-16 AL - AK - CA - DL - FL - GA - HA - KS - KY - LA - MD - MO - NM - NC - OK - TX - VA - WA
Pocket Nurse Monthly First Aid, Emergency Medical, & Athletic Trainer Supplies & Equipment 530-17 MD - MO - NY - NC - OK - PA - SC - TN - TX - VA
PPG Architectural Finishes Monthly Building Maintenance, Repair, & Operations, Supplies & Equipment 501-15 All States
Premier Agendas Monthly Awards, Trophies, & Personal Recognition Items 508-16 All States
Quadex Lining Systems Monthly Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP) for Pipeline Rehabilitation 555-18 All States
Rene Bates Monthly Auction Services 541-17 All States
Ricoh USA Inc Quarterly Copier Equipment & Supplies 537-17 TX
Sa-So Monthly Highway Safety & Traffic Control Products 534-17 All States
Schaeffer Manufacturing Monthly Automotive Parts, Fluids, Maintenance Equipment, Car & Bus Wash Systems 551-17 All States
School Specialty Monthly Instructional Materials, Classroom/Teaching Supplies & Equipment 487-15 TX
School Specialty Monthly Office Supplies & Equipment 496-15 TX
School Specialty Monthly Athletic, PE & Gymnasium Supplies, Equipment, & Heavy Duty Exercise Equipment 502-16 TX
School Specialty (Furniture) Monthly Furniture 503-16 TX
Sharp Electronics Monthly Copier Equipment & Supplies 537-17 TX
Sharp Electronics Monthly Audio Visual Equipment & Supplies 563-18 TX
SHI Government Solutions Inc Monthly Technology Equipment, Supplies, Software, Telecom Products, Asset Disposal/Recovery 498-15 All States
Soil Express Monthly Parks & Recreation Equipment, Field Lighting Products, & Installation 512-16 AR - LA - OK - TX
Staples Monthly Office Supplies & Equipment 496-15 All States
Staples Facility Solutions Monthly Custodial Supplies & Equipment 490-15 All States
The HON Company Monthly   Furniture 503-16 TX
UniFirst Monthly Uniforms 507-16  AL - AR - GA - KS - LA - MI - MS - NE - NM - OK - TN - TX
Vaught Services LLC Monthly Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP) for Pipeline Rehabilitation 555-18 Monthly
Vortex Industrial Solutions LLC Monthly Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP) for Pipeline Rehabilitation 555-18 All States
Vortex Turnkey Solutions LLC Monthly Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP) for Pipeline Rehabilitation 555-18 All States
Vortex West LLC Monthly Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP) for Pipeline Rehabilitation 555-18 All States
Whirlix Design LLC Monthly Parks & Recreation Equipment, Field Lighting Products, & Installation 512-16 TX (Regions 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20 only)

Vendor Response Documents Available Online

Vendor Response Documents (vendor "contract" documents) for certain contracts are now available on the BuyBoard website. Beginning with BuyBoard Contract 487-15, BuyBoard members can now obtain vendor response documents for BuyBoard contracts. Moving forward, response documents for awarded vendors will be available on all new BuyBoard contracts.

Note: Contract documents will be available on the first active day of each new contract.  

To view or download vendor response documents, please follow the simple steps below. The documents will open as PDF files.

  1. Log in at https://app.buyboard.com.
  2. Click Search by Vendor (left side of the screen).
  3. Select your vendor from the drop-down list.
  4. Select the Contract from the contract drop-down list.
  5. Click the blue Search button.
  6. Click on the underlined vendor name.
  7. Click the PROPOSAL FILES link at the bottom of the page (click to view Vendor Proposal Files Documents). This is the vendor’s response to the BuyBoard RFP.

The PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS link (click to view BuyBoard Proposal Documents) will open the original RFP, as it was posted for vendor response. This document contains all contract terms and conditions. When issued, renewal notices will be found on this page under the Renewal Notice link.

Contract Updates

The proposals listed below have been awarded by our Board.

BuyBoard Contract 567-18, Emergency Alert & Voice Broadcast Communications Systems

Effective October 1, 2018

The contract contains several categories that include the following:  emergency/general information announcements via telephone, internet, and email.  The systems require no hardware, software, or phone lines to be installed.  Awards are based on a discount from catalog or product price list.  Also included in the contract are hourly labor rates for installation and repair services.  

This is a one-year award with two (2) one-year options for renewal, for a total contract term of three (3) years.

The following vendors have been awarded:  Edlio LLC; FFRS LLC; NaviGate Prepared; OnScene Technologies Inc; PikMyKid; Waypoint Business Solutions; West Interactive Services Corporation

BuyBoard Contract 568-18, Law Enforcement Body Cameras, Supplies, & Equipment

Effective October 1, 2018

The contract contains several categories that include the following:  body camera equipment, products, and supplies.  Awards are based on a discount from catalog or product price list.  Also included in the contract are hourly labor rates for installation and repair services.

This is a one-year award with two (2) one-year options for renewal, for a total contract term of three (3) years.

The following vendors have been awarded:  Axon Enterprise Inc; Coban Technologies Inc; Digital Ally Inc; KeyWarden; Kustom Signals Inc; L-3 Communications Mobile-Vision; North Texas Vehicle Warning Solutions; Safety Vision LLC; Utility Associates Inc; VIEVU LLC; VisioLogix Corporation, WatchGuard Video

BuyBoard Contract 569-18, Custodial Supplies & Equipment

Effective October 1, 2018

The contract contains the following categories:  paper products, trash receptacles, can liners, chemicals, soap/skin care products, floor maintenance/custodial equipment, cleaning supplies, disposable food service/break room supplies, safety products, and floor mats.  Awards are based on a discount from catalog or product price list.  Also included in the contract are hourly labor rates for installation and repair services.  

This is a one-year award with two (2) one-year options for renewal, for a total contract term of three (3) years.

The following vendors have been awarded:  Abernathy Company; Austin Vacuum SA Inc; Bain Paper Company, Baxter Chemical & Janitorial; Baxter CleanCare; Buckeye Cleaning Center; C C Distributors Inc; Complete Supply Inc; DeSoto Janitorial Supply Inc; Eagle Brush & Chemical Inc (MWBE); Ecolab Inc; Gem State Paper & Supply Company; Gulf Coast Paper Company; Hillyard Texas; Kim Paper (MWBE); M.A.N.S. Distributors Inc (MWBE); Matera Paper Company; Mayfield Paper Company; Olmsted-Kirk Equipment & Supply; Pasco Brokerage Inc (MWBE); Perry Office Plus (MWBE); Pollock Paper Distributors; Pro Serve Enterprise Inc; Professional Polish Inc; ProSTAR Industries Inc (MWBE); Reinert Paper & Chemical (MWBE): Rio Paper & Supply LLC (MWBE); Royal Papers Inc; Safeway Supply; Sanitary Supply Company; Sierra Packaging; Smith Supply Company Inc; Staples Business Advantage; SupplyWorks; Unipak Corporation; Veritiv Operating Co; Wagner Supply Company (MWBE); Wedge Supply Inc; Wick Floor Machine Co Inc

BuyBoard Contract 570-18, Ambulances

Effective October 1, 2018

The contract includes three types of ambulance categories:  Type I ambulance, consisting of conventional truck cab/chassis with a modular body; Type II ambulance, consisting of a standard van with an integral cab/body; Type III ambulance, consisting of cut-a-way van cab/chassis with an integral or containerized modular body.  The contract also includes repair parts, hourly labor rates for installation and repair services, and refurbishing of ambulance bodies.  All ambulances must meet or exceed all requirements in the latest version of KKK-A-1822F, and must also comply with or exceed all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).  Pricing is for a base model with options that can be added to customize/configure the unit as required by the BuyBoard member.  

Members will be charged a service fee of $800 per purchase order (regardless of quantity) for ambulance units ordered under the contract.  The fee will be included on quotes received from the vendors, and will be shown on the vendor invoice. 

This is a one-year award with two (2) one-year options for renewal, for a total contract term of three (3) years.

The following vendors have been awarded:  DACO Fire & Equipment Inc; Frazer Ltd (MWBE); Houston Firefighter Inc; Knapp Chevrolet Inc; Mac Haik Dodge Chrysler Jeep; Pliler International; Professional Ambulance; REV Ambulance Group; Siddons-Martin Emergency Group; Sterling McCall Ford

BuyBoard Contract 571-18, Fire Service Apparatus Vehicles

Effective October 1, 2018

The contract includes the following fire service units:  commercial/custom cab tankers; aerial ladder and platform trucks; rescue trucks (walk-in and non-walk-in styles); brush trucks/quick attack vehicles.  The contract also includes repair parts, hourly labor rates for installation and repair services.  All fire service vehicles must meet or exceed all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).  Discounts are based on a catalog or product price list for manufacturer options, third party options, and repair parts.  Fire Service Vehicle pricing is for a base model with options that can be added to customize/configure the unit as required by the BuyBoard member.

Members will be charged a service fee of $1500 per purchase order (regardless of quantity) for fire service units ordered under the contract.  The fee will be included on quotes received from the vendors, and will be shown on the vendor invoice.

This is a one-year award with two (2) one-year options for renewal, for a total contract term of three (3) years.

The following vendors have been awarded:  DACO Fire & Equipment Inc; Deep South Fire Trucks; Ferrara Fire Apparatus Inc; Grande Truck Center; Lone Star Emergency Group; Siddons-Martin Emergency Group; Skeeter Brush Trucks LLC; Sutphen Corporation

BuyBoard Contract 572-18, Vehicle Fleet Leasing & Management Services  **NEW**

Effective October 1, 2018

This is a new offering on BuyBoard, and comes at the request of our members.  The contract is separated into a 6-12 month and a 13-24 month lease rate for a variety of fleet vehicles, including compact/mid-size/full-size sedans, sport utility vehicles, cargo/passenger vans, light/medium-duty trucks, and heavy-duty trucks.  The contract also includes fleet vehicle maintenance, customization, optional equipment, floor plan insurance, lot insurance for lease vehicles, and a per mile delivery fee.  

This is a one-year award with two (2) one-year options for renewal, for a total contract term of three (3) years.

D&M Leasing has been awarded the contract.

BuyBoard Contract 573-18, Instructional Materials & Classroom Teaching Supplies & Equipment

Effective November 1, 2018

The contract contains the following categories:  non-adopted instructional materials (Pre-Kindergarten through High School): instructional technology equipment and supplies; staff development services for instructional technology; career and technology instructional material; and special education instructional material and equipment.  Awards are based on a discount from catalog or product price list.  The contract also includes hourly labor rates for installation and repair services for technology equipment.

This is a one-year award with two (2) one-year options for renewal, for a total contract term of three (3) years.

The following vendors have been awarded:  A2Z Educational Supplies; ABDO Publishing Company; Abecedarian ABC LLC; ACCO Brands USA LLC; AccuCut LLC; ACE Educational Supplies Inc; Achieve3000; Acorn Naturalists (MWBE); Active Parenting Publishers; Advantage Office Products; AISYS Consulting LLC (MWBE); Alamo Classroom Solutions (MWBE); American Reading Company (MWBE); Apex Learning Inc; Applied Educational Systems; Arbor Scientific; Arbordale Publishing (MWBE); Argument-Driven Inquiry; Art In History Inc; Asel Art Supply; Attainment Company; Audio Resource Group; Audio Visual Aids (MWBE); B.E. Publishing; Barnes & Noble Booksellers Inc; Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group LLC; Bio Corporation; Blick Art Materials; Boulden Publishing; Brilliant Education (MWBE); Brodart Company; Brooks Duplicator Company (MWBE); Bulb Inc; ByteSpeed LLC; Capstone Classroom; Carolina Biological Supply Co; Cengage Learning Inc; Center for the Collaborative Classroom; Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing; Choosing the Best Publishing LLC; Claridge Products & Equipment Inc (MWBE); Classroom Library Company; Classroom Products LLC; Conover Company; Constructive Play Things; Coole School Inc (MWBE); Cosenza & Associates LLC; Curriculum Associates LLC; Davis Publications Inc; Demco Media; Dewitt Poth & Son (MWBE); Discount School Supply; Dream Ranch Office Supplies (MWBE); DynaStudy Inc (MWBE); EAI Education; ECS Learning Systems; Edgenuity Inc; Edmentum; Edpuzzle; Education Galaxy; Education Plus; Educational Development Corporation; Educational Products Inc; Edusmart; Eduware Inc (MWBE); EDVOTEK Inc; eDynamic Learning Inc; EL Saber Enterprises; EMC Publishing; Estrellita Inc; ETA hand2mind; Everase Corp; Facts On File; Failure Free Reading; Fisher Science Education; Flinn Scientific Inc; Follett School Solutions Inc; Frey Scientific; Frog Publications Inc; Fun & Function (MWBE); Gateway Printing & Office Supply Inc; GF Educators Inc; Goodheart-Willcox Publisher; Green Apple Educational Products Inc; Guerra Publishing Inc; Halbrook & Miller Inc; Hameray Publishing Group Inc; Harcourt Outlines Inc (MWBE); Hatch Inc; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Imagine Learning Inc; Interactive Media Publishing; Jade Distributing (MWBE); Jarrett Publishing Company; Kaduceus Holdings Inc (MWBE); KAMICO Instructional Media Inc (MWBE); KAPCO/Kent Adhesive Products Co; Kaplan Early Learning Company; Knowledge Tree; Kurtz Bros; Lab Resources Inc (MWBE); Lakeshore Learning Materials; Learning Farm LLC; Learning List (MWBE); Learning Services International Inc; Learning Without Tears; Learning Zone; Learning ZoneXpress Inc (MWBE); Lectorum Publications Inc (MWBE); Lexia Learning Systems LLC; Liberty Source LP; Lightspeed Technologies; Little Sponges (MWBE); Marie Bou K12; Mastery Education; Mathspace; Mentoring Minds LP; MindWorks Resources (MWBE); Mometrix Media LLC; Monarch Teaching Technologies Inc; Multi-Health Systems inc; Music In Motion Inc; Nasco; National Educational Systems Inc (MWBE); Nearpod Inc a Delaware Corp; New Readers Press; NSTA/National Science Teachers Association; NWA3D LLC; Okapi Educational Publishing Inc; Pacific Learning; Pacific Northwest Publishing Inc (MWBE); Pasco Scientific; Paxton-Patterson LLC; PCS Edventures; Pearson Education Inc; Penn State Industries; Perfection Learning Corporation; Positive Promotions; Premier Agendas LLC; Prentke Romich Company; Prestigious Sports Outfitters (MWBE); Prestwick House Inc; Primary Concepts; Rally! Education; Really Good Stuff; Reasoning Mind Inc; Renaissance Learning Inc; ResponsiveEd School Services; Reynolds Manufacturing Corporation; Rifton Equipment; RoboKind LLC; Rourke Educational media LLC; Saddleback Educational Inc (MWBE); SAFARI Montage; San Antonio Industrial Supply; Santillana USA Publishing Co Inc; Sargent Welch; School Datebooks Inc; School Health Corporation; School Mate; School Media Associates LLC; School Specialty; School Specialty Instruction & Intervention; School-It! Inc; Scientific Learning Corporation; Scientific Minds LLS (MWBE); Shmoop University Inc (MWBE); Sirius Education Solutions; SmartSchool Systems LLC; Social Studies School Service; Southern Science Supply (MWBE); Spirit Productions; Spirit Specialties; Steps To Literacy; StoneOak Media; Super Duper Publications; Teacher Created Materials (MWBE); Teacher Heaven Inc (MWBE); Teachers Discovery Inc; Texas Educational Solutions (MWBE); Texas Pride Marketing; Textbook Warehouse; The Bulk BookStore; The Library Store; The Markerboard People; The School Planner Company; thinkLaw; Treasure Bay Inc; Triarco Arts & Crafts LLC; Trinity3 Technology; Troxell Communications Inc; Turning Technologies LLC; Unity Education Resources; Velazquez Press; Vertical School Partners LP; Visible Body; Vista Higher Learning Inc (MWBE); Visual Techniques Inc; Ward’s Science; Woodburn Press (MWBE); YouthLight Inc.

Vendor Name Changes

The following name changes have been implemented in BuyBoard over the past 6 months:  

Original Name New Name Contract(s) Date
Ecolab Smart Care Equipment Solutions 519-16 03/15/2018
Fox Service Company FCS Fox Commercial Services LLC 552-17, 558-18 04/24/2018
Helena Chemical Co Helena Agri-Enterprises LLC 529-17 06/08/2018
REDD Team by Sapa Hydro Extrusion Delhi LLC 556-18 04/24/2018
Safeguard Universal Business Forms & Promotional Promo Universal LLC 508-16 07/27/2018
Selco Seating & Courts Selco Seating & Courts LLC 502-16 03/20/2018
Stand2Learn VariDesk LLC 503-16 03/15/2018
Starr Telecom Artcom Communications South 493-15, 498-15 06/22/2018

Vendor Deactivations

Over the past few months, the following vendors have been deactivated from their BuyBoard contract(s):

Vendor Name Contract Effective Additional Information
Athletes World Inc 502-16 09/10/2018  
Athletes World Inc 508-16 09/10/2018  
C & M Air Cooled Engine Inc 529-17 09/28/2018 Vendor's request
D&H Distributing 487-15 07/02/2018  
Everbind Books 487-15 07/02/2018  
Intek Strength 502-16 10/11/2018  
JPM Communications 482-15 05/30/2018  
JPM Communications 493-15 05/30/2018  
Republic Services of San Antonio 525-17 09/10/2018  
ReverTech Solutions 498-15 08/24/2018  
Rexel 527-17 09/10/2018  
Rz Communications 523-17 08/27/2018 Vendor's request
Southwest Sound & Electronics Inc 497-15 07/02/2018  
Southwest Sound & Electronics Inc 519-16 07/02/2018  
Teamline 502-16 08/01/2018  

BuyBoard National Consultants

Name E-mail Phone number
David Ricketts david.ricketts@buyboard.com 913.424.5758
Travis Maese travis.maese@buyboard.com 575.621.3240
Tamara Sites tamara.sites@buyboard.com 573.330.7779

Texas BuyBoard Consultants

When you have questions about the BuyBoard, please feel free to contact the Service Consultant for your area.

North Texas

Name Areas Served Specific County Coverage* E-mail Phone
Adam Quinn, Regional Director     adam.quinn@tasb.org 512.505.1099
Kaitlin Antekeier 9, 10*, 11* * Collin (10), Cooke (11), Dallas (10), Denton (11), Grayson (11), Wise (11) kaitlin.antekeier@tasb.org 737.708.1120
Melanie Clendennen 12*, 13*, 15, 16, 17*, 18, 20* * Bandera (20), Bell (12), Blanco (13), Burnet (13), Coryell (12), Crosby (17), Gillespie (13), Hamilton (12), Kendall (13), Kerr (20), King (17), Lampasas (12), Llano (13), McLennan (12), Mills (12), Motley (17), Real (20) melanie.clendennen@tasb.org 512.505.2492
Kyle Gullett 8, 10*, 11* * Ellis (10), Erath (11), Kaufman (10), Hunt (10), Fannin (10), Hood (11), Johnson (11), Palo Pinto (11), Parker (11), Rockwall (10), Tarrant (11) kyle.gullett@tasb.org 737.708.1048
Gregg Hnath 7, 12* * Bosque (12), Falls (12), Freestone, Hill (12), Limestone (12), Navarro (12) gregg.hnath@tasb.org 737.708.1112
Adrian Porras 14, 15*, 18* * Andrews (18), Crane (18), Ector (18), Glasscock (18), Howard (18), Loving (18), Martin (18), Midland (18), Reagan (18), San Saba (15), Upton (18), Ward (18), Winkler (18) adrian.porras@tasb.org 512.505.2869

 

South Texas

Name Areas Served Specific County Coverage* E-mail Phone
Ken Farmer, Regional Director     ken.farmer@tasb.org 512.505.2806
Stephanie Ferreira 4*, 6 * Harris (4) stephanie.ferreira@tasb.org 512.505.2894
Xavier Gonzalez 2, 3   xavier.gonzalez@tasb.org 512.467.3687
Vance Hamilton 4*, 5, 6 * Harris (4) vance.hamilton@tasb.org 512.505.2470
Angel Magallanes 1, 2, 19, 20   angel.magallanes@tasb.org 512.505.2469
Cesar Lopez 1, 2, 19, 20   cesar.lopez@tasb.org 512.505.2874
Jackie Spencer 3*, 13, 18, 20 * De Witt (3) jacqueline.spencer@tasb.org 512.505.2834

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