Rockwall ISD is the proud recipient of the TASBO Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations. This award is provided to school districts and Education Service Centers statewide that are committed to folllowing professional standards in the acquisition of goods and services. In determining Award of Merit designees, TASBO reviews various procedures and practices including: organization, policies and procedures, contract operations, staff training and certification, use of technology, communication and management of cooperative programs.
Awarded: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
***Current solicitations are posted at the bottom of this page***
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 print shop, mailroom, warehouse and textbook functions.
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.
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The link below will provide information for facilities located in Rockwall ISD.
Texas Public Schools are governed by the State of Texas (TEC 44.031). As an outlined procurement method, Rockwall ISD maintains an on-going request for proposals for as-needed vendors. RFP 2122.07-001 is located at the bottom of this webpage. Responses to this request facilitate the creation and additions to the RISD vendor list which is utilized by staff members when considering the purchase of goods and services. Vendors interested in doing business with Rockwall ISD are welcome to submit a response to the RFP at any time. Responses are reviewed on an incremental basis and the vendor list is updated accordingly. Vendors should note that submitting a response does not immediately constitute acceptance. Reflection on the vendor list indicates the availability of the vendor to our staff so vendors should monitor the list accordingly.
Rockwall ISD participates in several purchasing cooperatives, as discussed below. If a vendor is available through a purchasing cooperative contract, the district can utilize that contract as long as it is in effect; therefore, it is not necessary to complete the RISD RFP unless the vendors chooses to do so.
Vendors interested in doing business with Rockwall ISD are also encourage to register through our online vendor registration portal. Rockwall ISD is in partnership with Bonfire to enable vendors to register online and receive/submit bid opportunities and responses. Vendors who already have a Bonfire account are encouraged to log-in and update their information for RISD accordingly. This free registration portal can be found at: https://rockwallisd.bonfirehub.com/login
Registering with District will place the vendor on a list to be notified when bid opportunities arise. In no way should registering alone be construed as an addition to the current vendor list nor does it guarantee any level of expenditure by the District. Submissions of completed documents are required for consideration to the vendor list.
Additional procurement methods, allowed by the state, include inter-local agreements and purchasing cooperatives. When completing the registration, 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”.
Vendor List (link)
The vendor list is a compliation 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 notice of term end dates as this spreadsheet is updated accordingly based on expiration dates.
Texas Education Code 44.031 identifies inter-local agreements as an allowable procurement method when expenditures in a particular category of goods or services exceed the current threshold of $50,000. Rockwall ISD is proud to partner with the following cooperatives in procurement goods and services: DIR, E and I, EPCNT, Houston Galveston Area Council, Multi-Region Purchasing Cooperative (Region X), NCPA (National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance), Omnia Partners (National IPA and US Communities), PACE, State of Texas, TASB Buy Board and TIPS-USA.
List of EPCNT Member Districts
Purchasing Levels and Requirements
Purchase Order - Standard Terms and Conditions