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Doing Business with AISD

AISD does not maintain an approved vendor data base.  We provide our schools and departments vendor contact information through our internal District website for our frequently used contracts and partnerships. To view a list of current bid opportunities, please see our Advertised Bids and RFPs.

General Information Regarding Bid Process

Bid openings are open to the public and occur at the Contract and Procurement Services office.  Bid openings are read aloud and include bidder names, products offered and unit prices.  

A preliminary tabulation of bids will be posted to our website within ten (10) business days of the bid opening.  This preliminary tabulation is not an indication of award, it is to provide data for vendors to compare their prices and products to other bidders.  

Public notice of the recommendation for award is made by posting the agenda for Board meetings.  Board meeting agendas are available to the public through BoardDocs the Friday preceding the meeting at 5:00 pm.  

An official notice of award will be issued to awarded vendors within three (3) business days of the Board meeting.

General Information Regarding RFP Process

RFP openings are open to the public and occur at the Contract and Procurement Services office.  RFP openings are read aloud and include bidder names and addresses only.  Content of proposals is not available to the public until after the Board meeting and an award has been made. 

A list of proposer names will be posted to BidSync within three (3) business days of the RFP opening.  

Public notice of the recommendation for award is made by posting the agenda for Board meetings.  Board meeting agendas are available to the public through BoardDocs the Friday preceding the meeting at 5:00 pm.  

An official notice of award will be issued to awarded vendors within three business days of the Board meeting.

Visiting AISD Facilities

We are aware that some vendors contact the schools and departments directly.  Although we don't prefer this practice, we ask that all  vendors respect the school environment by following some guidelines. CHE (Regulation).

Please send an email to purchasingfeedback@austinisd.org to request a copy of the Vendor Sales Permit Application and return to the Contract and Procurement Services office at 1111 W. 6th Street, Suite A330, Austin, TX  78703. This permit is valid for only one year and must be renewed annually to continue contacting campuses.

Contacting Board Members

Per District Policy vendors shall not contact Board members individually for the purpose of soliciting a purchase or contract between the time a request for proposal or a bid is formally released and a recommendation is made by the administration to the Board.  If a vendor violates this prohibition during this time frame, consideration of the vendor for award shall be invalidated. Board members shall be notified of possible violations and actions taken. All requests for the proposal and bid invitations shall include a copy of this policy. District policy CHE (local).