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The Purchasing Department serves as a liaison between vendor sales and district personnel in the acquisition of operational supplies, school supplies and services. Included responsibilities of the Rockwall ISD Purchasing Department are mailroom, warehouse and textbook functions, and records retention.
Governed by state and federal law, as well as local policy, our department is committed to supporting the staff and students of Rockwall ISD by procuring the needed resources through prudent purchasing practices and excellent customer service. At the same time, the expenditure of public funds requires ethical standards be incorporated into every aspect of the District procurement function.
Vendors interested in doing business with Rockwall ISD are invited to notify the Purchasing office by submitting a vendor application. Please visit the Vendor Information area below and follow the link to Doing Business with RISD. Registering with the District will place you on the list of vendors who are notified when bid opportunities arise. In no way should it be construed as addition to the current vendor list nor does it guarantee any level of business expenditure by the District.
Please note the Purchasing Department will be happy to meet with you to discuss opportunities. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the Purchasing Director.
1050 Williams Street
Rockwall, Texas 75087
Jana Hunter, Director of Purchasing
972-771-0605 x 7022
Jamie Lee, Purchasing Specialist
972-771-0605 x 7067
Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Summer: Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
As indicated above, Texas Public Schools are governed by the State of Texas (TEC 44.031). As an outlined procurement method, Rockwall ISD publishes a request for proposals for as-needed vendors. Responses facilitate the creation of the RISD vendor list which is utilized by staff members when considering the purchase of goods and services.
Throughout the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30), the district accepts vendor registrations. In an effort to maintain integrity of a competitive process, the District will publish an annual supplemental bid. Registered vendors will be notified when the supplemental bid process begins. In order to be added to the vendor list for the following fiscal year, vendors must respond to the supplemental bid. Registration may be completed by following the “Doing Business with Rockwall Independent School District” link below.
Additional procurement methods, allowed by the state, include inter-local agreements and purchasing cooperatives. When completing the registration form, vendors should take consideration into any contracts they hold with a purchasing cooperative or other school districts. Visibility of this information will allow Rockwall ISD to confirm the information, make contact for applicable forms and utilize the vendor in lieu of being awarded a “RISD contract”.
The vendor list is compilation of vendors who have responded to RISD bids for as-needed goods/services, as well as vendors holding a contract with an EPCNT partner district or through a purchasing cooperative. Please take special notice of term end dates as this spreadsheet is updated accordingly based on expiration dates.