Effective January 11, 2021, Austin Independent School District (AISD) will be utilizing Bonfire, an online E-bidding and procurement software platform for vendor registration, solicitation notification, electronic bid submission and contract management. Therefore, in an effort to ensure that vendors have ample time to register prior to AISD issuing solicitations through Bonfire, effective November, 4, 2020, the vendor registration portal is now open and available for vendors to begin registering for bid notifications.
Please note that vendors not registered in Bonfire will not be notified of any AISD issued solicitations and will not be able to view solicitations located on our website until registration is complete; therefore all existing and prospective vendors interested in responding to a solicitation / Bid should immediately register on our E-Bidding platform, Bonfire.
After registering and beginning January 11, 2021, the district will send email notifications through Bonfire when an AISD solicitation is issued relating to the product or service commodities you selected during the registration process.
- Registration: To register and use the Bonfire bidding portal, visit https://austinisd.bonfirehub.com/portal
- Need help registering? If you have questions about how to start the registration process, please review the five-minute training video
- Bonfire Vendor Support: For support using the platform, access the online knowledge base, search the FAQ, or contact the Bonfire support team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-354-8010.
Registration does not automatically make you an approved vendor. It only provides the district with information to electronically notify you when a new solicitation is open for the products or services you offer and have selected during the registration process.
Texas Education Code Notice
Competitive solicitations such as Invitation for Bids (IFB) and Request for Proposals (RFP) are advertised under Texas Education Code 44.031. Competitive solicitations Request for Qualifications (RFQ) are advertised under Texas Education Code 2254. Competitive solicitations such as Construction Manager-Agent (CMA), Construction Manager-at-Risk (CMR), Job Order Contracting (JOC), etc. are advertised under Texas Education Code 2269.
All competitive solicitations are advertised in the Austin American-Statesman newspaper.