• Our Purpose:
    The Purchasing Department provides quality support and assistance in the area of purchasing to all Region One ESC programs, and its cooperative members in Region One and other school districts, charter schools, and governmental entities throughout the State to operate more efficiently and economically (Texas Education Code §8.002).
     
    Our Services:
    The Purchasing Department provides quality and effective training and assistance to both our internal and external customers.  The primary focus of our cooperatives is to assist participating members in the administration of fiscally sound programs through the procurement of cost effective goods and services, and compliance with all bid law requirements.  Authority for such services is granted by Texas Education Code §8.053.
     
     
    Purchasing Team:
    • Lori Atwood Ramos - Director
    • Marc David Garcia - Internal Buyer
    • Erica Cruz - Internal Buyer
    • Kristina Carrizales Escobar - Cooperative Buyer
    • America Retana - Cooperative Buyer
    • Robert Meave - Cooperative Buyer
    • Idania Gonzalez - Technician
    • Vacant - Technician
     
    Our Process:
    The Purchasing Department is committed to ensuring a transparent bid process to our internal and external customers that drives community perceptions.  To offer clarity, our standard procedures and timelines are outlined in this Bid Process Flowchart.
Last Modified on December 12, 2022