The Purchasing department handles the procurement of commodities, equipment and services required to satisfy the needs of the district at the best value for the district while conforming to ethical business practices. It involves planning, organizing, coordinating and preparing bid specifications; preparing procurement documents; and maintaining records of items purchased, received and issued using state and district guidelines, rules, policies and laws.

Purchasing FAQs

Submit contact information via email to purchasing@wsdtx.org via email, or mail at PO Box 40, Huntsville, TX 77342

Please submit a written notice to the Purchasing department.

Windham is Texas state tax exempt (Government- Educational-State).

The award goes to the bidder offering the best value for the district while conforming to specifications.

Considerations include price, specifications, vendor history and performance, HUB Status (if applicable), and Cooperative and/or State contracts.

Sources utilized to locate vendors include State Contracts, Centralize Master Bidder’s List (CMBL), Historically Underutilized Business (HUB), internet sites, vendor catalogs, requestor recommendations and past purchases.

A SOW is the core of the RFP; it outlines specific deliverables and performance requirements and it must be clear, complete and logical.

A bid solicitation response must include contact information, dates, total cost, contract/bid specifications outlined, expected outcome measures and performance requirements.

Windham School District – Education Warehouse

802 FM 2821 Rd West

Huntsville, TX 77320

Windham School District – Purchasing Dept.

PO Box 40

Huntsville, TX 77342

Monday – Friday 

7:00 am – 2:30 pm (with the exception of holidays and inclement weather)

Additional information needed for selected first-time vendors includes W9, phone and fax numbers, agreement to accept purchase order (PO) with 30 day net pay, preferred method of receiving PO, freight charge (if applicable), minimum PO amount, HUB status (if applicable).