Purchasing Services

  • Welcome to the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Purchasing Services website.


    "To be the leading K-12 purchasing organization in Texas by demonstrating value and integrity to the District, the Community, and the State."

    Purchasing Services consists of a team of professionals that acquire goods and services, manages the purchasing process, provides purchasing guidance, and ultimately supports HISD’s mission and vision.

    The HISD Purchasing Services Department strives to control costs while ensuring the uninterrupted flow of products and services necessary to effectively and efficiently operate the district. Our goal is to  acquire the right products and services, at the best value, delivered to the right location, on time, every time.

    Please take the time to examine our site and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need additional information.

    Prior To Procuring Services For Your Department or Campus  

    NOTICE: All vendors must be selected under one of the procurement methods stipulated in Chapter 44, section 44.031 of the Texas Education Code and approved by the HISD Board of Education before HISD can begin using their goods and/or services.  HISD requires all vendors to have an approved procurement instrument (i.e., purchase order, term contract, blanket purchase agreement, etc.) in place prior to providing goods or services. Entering into contracts verbally or without appropriate authorization is prohibited and a violation of state law. Any vendor who delivers services or goods to HISD without a proper contract is doing so entirely at their own risk. HISD does not pay for goods or services that were provided without the benefit of a properly executed procurement contract.

    Beginning July 1, 2016, it is no longer necessary to send five hard copies of contracts to the Legal Service’s office first.  You should instead send your contract through eContracts to Purchasing Services.

    Regardless of contract type and method of submission, all contracts must be reviewed by Purchasing prior to services being rendered.

    You must enter a shopping cart against an approved Master Service Agreement to have a supplier provide services.  The need to initiate a separate contract is no longer necessary. 

Contact Us

  • Houston Independent School District
    Purchasing Services
    4400 W. 18th Street
    Houston, TX 77092 
    Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 
    Purchasing Telephone:    
    Buying:                   713-556-6515
    Sourcing:                713-556-6524
    IT & Operations
    Support:                  713-556-6520 
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