Announcements

2022 NPI Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award (AEP) ®

The National Procurement Institute recently awarded TSC with the prestigious 2022 Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement award. Read the full story below:

Prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award ® – Texas Border Business

2022 How to do business with TSC – Virtual Vendor Seminar

Texas Southmost College will be hosting its annual Vendor Seminar on How to do Business with TSC on September 1, 2022. This seminar is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED for all vendors currently servicing TSC and working on campus premises. Also join via Zoom

 

2022 Fiscal Year-End Calendar

As TSC’s fiscal year-end quickly approaches, there are a number of important deadlines that departments should be aware of in order to establish a smooth transition during the closing of the year. For this reason, we ask you to plan accordingly and begin processing transactions with ample time before each deadline.

Please click pdfCalendar to view deadlines for each transaction. Your cooperation in meeting these deadlines is greatly appreciated. For any questions, please contact the Purchasing department.

2022 TASBO Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations

Texas Southmost College (TSC) has been recognized as a first-time recipient for the Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations by the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) during its annual conference held in Grapevine, Texas on March 2, 2022. For 2022, only 58 districts met the stringent criteria to qualify for the award making TSC, the first community college ever recognized.

The Award of Merit was established in 2009 to recognize Texas school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and education service centers that are committed to following professional standards in the acquisition of goods and services. Each year, volunteers with the TASBO Purchasing & Supply Management Research Committee evaluate the award criteria to ensure it represents the latest best practices. They then review new and recertification applications.

“As Texas school districts face ever-increasing pressure to use funds efficiently, we’re honored to recognize the work our honorees do to streamline operations, comply with regulations, and set the standard for how to utilize taxpayer dollars,” said Tracy Ginsburg, TASBO Executive Director. “These organizations have not only demonstrated their professional purchasing operations by documenting their districts’ policies and procedures, but have also shared these best practices with colleagues throughout the state.”

 

New TSC Vendor Registration and Electronic Solicitation Platform: Bonfire

Dear TSC Community,

Texas Southmost College has partnered with Bonfire Interactive to create a new procurement portal that will allow you to receive notifications of business opportunities and submit quotes and proposals digitally.
Vendors are requested to visit Bonfire and create a Bonfire vendor account; this registration is easy and free. Please be sure to select NIGP codes associated with your type of business or organization. Our solicitations will be set up using those codes and will be matched to vendors and contractors with the same codes.
Texas Southmost College is excited about the changes we are making to streamline our electronic solicitation process and we look forward to continuing our good relationship with you and appreciate your interest.

2021 Fiscal Year-End Calendar

As TSC’s fiscal year-end quickly approaches, there are a number of important deadlines that departments should be aware of in order to establish a smooth transition during the closing of the year. For this reason, we ask you to plan accordingly and begin processing transactions with ample time before each deadline.

Please click pdfCalendar to view deadlines for each transaction. Your cooperation in meeting these deadlines is greatly appreciated. For any questions, please contact the Purchasing department.