All contracts exceeding $50,000 in value are submitted to competitive price review through the use of requests for sealed bids or sealed proposals. For construction projects, the Board of Trustees has selected the use of competitive sealed proposals as the only method to receive competitive prices from competing vendors. Public openings for bids and proposals are held at the Supply Chain Services Department Conference Room in the Distribution Center located at 15330 Kuykendahl Road, Houston, Texas 77090. Construction projects, public openings are held at 341 E. Richey Rd., Houston, TX 77073.
For purchases of goods between $5,000 and $50,000, the Purchasing Department relies on quotations taken from several vendors prior to awarding a contract. Written (faxed or email) quotations are primarily used. A partial list of active contracts may be viewed at our Contract Reporter.