DOING BUSINESS WITH KILLEEN ISD
Vendors are cautioned to fully inform themselves of Killeen ISD's terms, conditions, and instructions set forth in requests for proposals issued by the District. No amendment of these terms shall be permitted unless and until first approved in writing by KISD.
Killeen ISD requires all vendors to have an approved procurement instrument (i.e., purchase order, vendor service contract, etc.) in place prior to providing goods or services. Entering into contracts verbally or without appropriate authorization is prohibited and a violation of state law. Any vendor who delivers goods or services to Killeen ISD without a proper contract is doing so entirely at their own risk. Killeen ISD does not pay for goods or services that were provided without the benefit of a properly executed procurement contract.
Killeen ISD utilizes IonWave 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.
IonWave Technologies Supplier Registration Page
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 Killeen ISD.
Tax Exempt Status
Killeen ISD is tax exempt on the basis that it is a governmental entity – school district.
There are times when 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 limiting the amount of correspondence sent out to the campuses.
If your company is interested in becoming a vendor, please contact email@example.com for assistance.
Vendors are required to provide Killeen ISD with copies of certificates of insurance, naming Killeen ISD as additional insured's for Texas Workers Compensation and General Liability Insurance, within 14 business days of a contract award and/or prior to the commencement of any work on Killeen ISD property.
Vendors who will have "direct contact" with Killeen ISD students must pass a Texas DPS Criminal History Background Search under Senate Bill 9. Background check must be complete prior to a vendor coming onto District property.
The cooperative purchasing organizations that Killeen ISD is affiliated with are listed below. Killeen 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:
- Central Texas Purchasing Alliance (CTPA)
- Choice Partners
- Government Services Administration (GSA)
- Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC)
- OMNIA Partners
- Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR)
- Texas Smart Buy
- TIPS/TAPS Purchasing Systems
To reduce administrative costs, Killeen ISD gives preference to the use of cooperative or state contracts where goods and services can be purchased at competitive prices.
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.