How to Search for Approved Vendors
The Department of Procurement requires all purchase orders to include a bid number. Provide the correct bid number on the form given to the campus bookkeeper or to Library Processing bookkeeper.
How to Search for NEISD Bids
*If the vendor is not found on this list, there are two (2) other places to look for this information.
How to Search Purchasing Cooperatives:
North East ISD also has purchasing agreements with Purchasing Cooperatives. Procurement accepts bids/proposals from these cooperatives when the vendor is not on the Bid List.
All of the cooperatives are acceptable, however, it is suggested that ESC-20, DIR, TCPN and BUYBOARD be accessed first.
Sole Source Vendors
Definition of a Sole Source Vendor: the only vendor that sells a specific product.
Example of a sole source product: Gale Databases – Gale databases are sold only through Gale Cengage.
Example of a non-sole source product: 3M Tattle Tape – 3M Tattle Tape can be purchased through multiple vendors.
The following comment must be added to your purchase order when using a Sole Source vendor:
Sole Source Vendor – NO BID FOUND