The Leander ISD Purchasing Office is responsible for the centralized procurement of the supplies, materials, equipment and services that are necessary for our schools and offices to function. The Purchasing Office uses a variety of methods to contract for goods and services including the issuance of formal and informal solicitations, validation of exempt purchases such as sole source, and use of cooperative purchasing alliances. Contact information for Purchasing Office staff is listed in the directory below.
Leander ISD utilizes Ion Wave Technologies as its sourcing solution to electronically post solicitations, receive offers and interact with the vendor community. All vendors who wish to be considered for an award will need to register in this system.
This registration does not make you an awarded vendor. Your registration gives us the ability to email you when a new solicitation is open for your goods and/or services based on your profile and the commodities you select at registration. Registration on this platform is required in order to submit solicitation responses. You must submit a solicitation response and be awarded a contract in order to be an awarded vendor with Leander ISD.
If you need assistance with registration, please visit the Ion Wave Supplier Support page.
NOTE: If you were registered in our former electronic procurement system, Bonfire, you need to register with Ion Wave. No more solicitations will be posted to or managed through Bonfire.
Prospective vendors must complete the following forms prior to the award of any purchase orders, including:
- Vendor Information Form
- Contractor Criminal History and Fingerprinting Certification
- Felony Conviction Form
If requested, please submit these forms to [email protected]
Terms and Conditions
Leander ISD has adopted Standard Purchase Terms and Conditions, which govern purchases made by Leander ISD. These terms apply as incorporated by reference into solicitations, contracts, and purchase orders. These terms also apply to purchases made by credit card in the absence of an associated solicitation, contract or purchase order.
Leander ISD is tax exempt on the basis that it is a governmental entity – school district.
Prevailing Wage Rates Set by LISD
For construction and facilities maintenance solicitations LISD has, pursuant to Tex. Gov. Code §2258.022, determined the prevailing wage rates to be paid during the performance of Construction Work by all Contractors and Subcontractors.
Conflict of Interest
Leander ISD maintains a public internet list of local government officers and disclosure statements covering conflicts of interest.
Any individual or business entity that contracts or seeks to contract for the sale or purchase of property, goods, or services with Leander ISD must file a Conflict of Interest Questionnaire with the LISD Purchasing Office in accordance with Texas Local Government Code Chapter 176, no later than the seventh business day after the recipient becomes aware of facts that require filing.
Additional information is available on the Conflict of Interest Questionnaire page.
The cooperative purchasing organizations that Leander ISD is affiliated with are listed below. Leander ISD gives preference to the use of cooperative purchasing organizations to reduce administrative costs and leverage the bulk buying power of multiple organizations.
The district is affiliated with:
- Allied States Cooperative
- Central Texas Purchasing Alliance (CTPA)
- Choice Partners
- Equalis Group
- GoodBuy Purchasing Cooperative
- Government Services Administration (GSA)
- Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC)
- OMNIA Partners
- Southeast Texas Purchasing Cooperative
- Tex Buy
- Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR)
- Texas Smart Buy
- TIPS/TAPS Purchasing Systems
- Numerous other cooperatives or affiliations
To reduce administrative costs, Leander ISD gives preference to the use of cooperative or state contracts where goods and services can be purchased at competitive prices.
For a districtwide staff listing, visit the Staff Directory page.