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Doing Business with MISD

Mansfield ISD, as well as all other school districts in the State of Texas, is governed by the state competitive bid law; therefore, the majority of our purchasing is done via competitive sealed bids or proposals.

In March 2014, the Mansfield ISD Purchasing Department moved from a paper bidding process to an electronic bidding system. MISD e-Bid, the new e-bidding system, is used by all vendors/suppliers regardless of whether or not they are current, awarded vendors or new applicants. To get registered or to login, visit the MISD e-Bid page.

If your company requires further information concerning a specific topic, please contact our office.

Bids

The purpose and intent of this competitive process is to help public schools obtain the best products at the lowest practical prices in the best interest of the taxpayers by stimulating competition. The Mansfield ISD is committed to fair and equal competition among all vendors and does not allow favoritism to be shown to any vendor.

With the exception of construction projects, the bids that typically go through Purchasing are annual contracts for supplies and/or services. The Purchasing Department is also responsible to the Board of Trustees for other one-time purchases which cost more than $50,000.00. Huckabee and Associates has a website whereby construction project information may be obtained at http://www.huckabee-inc.com.

Bidder's / Supplier's Registration

The bidder’s registration in the MISD e-Bid System is used to identify vendors who desire to participate in the competitive bid or proposal process by being added to our vendor database. This registration is not intended to add a vendor to the approved vendor list, but to make sure all those that desire to be a part of the process get sent the appropriate invitation to bid or propose. Vendor approval status is based on the awarding of bids and proposals per the purchasing guidelines.

Applicants should carefully review the list of commodities and/or services on the bidder’s registration and clearly mark the items supplied by your company. Be sure to mark all that apply, in order to guarantee that your data will be properly listed in the vendor database.

Notice to Potential Bidders

Unless specifically requested, the District does not send bid packets via U.S. Mail. Vendors are informed by an e-mailed bid notification. In addition, most Bid or Proposal notification documents are posted on the Mansfield ISD website. The District also advertises all request for sealed bids and proposals in the Fort Worth Commercial Recorder.

Changes to Bidders Information

In order that you will receive proper notification, it is very important that you make Mansfield ISD’s Purchasing Department aware of any changes in your contact information. The request for such changes must be in writing and may be sent either via U.S. to Purchasing Department, 605 E Broad Street, Business Services Bldg 300, Mansfield, TX 76063, via fax to 817-473-5780, or via e-mail to edwardharper@misdmail.org. Changes may also be made by updating your Supplier Information in the MISD e-Bid System online.

 


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