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Mission

To support the educational goals of Comal Independent School District by being fiscally responsible with the district's resources and revenue, 
acquisition, distribution, tracking and final disposition of materials and services needed for educating students, and assisting campuses and departments throughout the procurement process to ensure compliance with all state laws, statutes, and board policy. 

Solicitations 

  • Current solicitations are available in PDF format and can be found on the Purchasing Department's Current Bidding Opportunities webpage.  If you're having trouble downloading a solicitation, please contact the Purchasing Department at 830-221-2019. 
  • Comal ISD utilizes any of the following solicitation methods that provides the best value for the district: competitive bidding; competitive sealed proposals; request for proposals, request for qualifications, state/federal contracts, interlocal agreements, design-build, construction manager at risk, and job order contracting for the minor construction, repair, rehabilitation, or alteration of a facility. 

In accordance with Chapter 176 of the Local Government Code, a person or entity who contracts or seeks to contract with Comal ISD for the sale or purchase of property, goods, or services (as well as agents of such persons) is required to file a Conflict of Interest Questionnaire. Each covered person or entity who seeks to or who contracts with Comal ISD is responsible for complying with any applicable disclosure requirements.  

Any CIQ forms disclosing such relationships are listed below:  

Purchases of $50,000 or more require a formal solicitation through newspaper advertisement, and solicitation documents are issued by the Purchasing Office.  Individuals, schools, and administrative departments may solicit informal quotations for purchases of less than $50,000 but are encouraged to utilize a cooperative or District-issued contract. 

All materials and supplies are to be delivered to the District location as indicated on the Purchase Order. 
Comal ISD’s standard payment terms are Net 30. Suppliers providing goods and services to the District receive payment for goods delivered/services rendered upon delivery and acceptance. Payment for Construction or Professional Services is made in accordance with the terms as indicated in the contract documents. 

As necessary, the District will auction items through a third-party auction company to the public.  A link to the website can be found below. 

Nicole Blanchard, Director of Business Services
Stephanie Kirkpatrick, Purchasing Specialist 
Brandon Mills, Warehouse Manager