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    The Procurement Team is committed to providing the highest possible level of customer service and responsibility, accountability, and integrity.  We will strive for excellence in all that we do for the betterment of the school district and our community.


     Through our dedication and service to schools and departments, we will contribute to the educational attainment of each and every Fort Bend ISD student.
    Purchasing Department is operational, remotely, through email and phone.  We ask that you continue to monitor purchasing correspondence on this website, on our bid portal and on Twitter @FBISDPurchasing. 
    On July 1, 2020, Fort Bend ISD transitioned to Bonfire Electronic bidding system that includes an electronic process for vendor registrations, automatic vendor notification of bid opportunities, and electronic vendor bidding. 
    Registering in Bonfire
    Fort Bend ISD utilizes the Bonfire electronic bidding system to manage suppliers as well as distribute and receive solicitations electronically.  Existing and potential suppliers wishing to do business with Fort Bend ISD must register with the Bonfire electronic bidding system.  For additional support and assistance with vendor registration, please follow the provided instructions
    Updating Bonfire Profiles
    In order to ensure that you are receiving the appropriate information, please make certain your existing Bonfire vendor record has been filled out completely.  As a vendor, you are responsible for maintaining an accurate Bonfire vendor record.  Please click here for directions on updating your Bonfire Profile.
    Current Solicitation Opportunities
    Please select the icon below for current FBISD solicitation opportunities
    Current Solicitations
    For additional Purchasing information please click on the icons below.
     Vendor Registration Registration Video Assistance   Solicitations Awarded

    General Provisions for Purchasing Solicitations and Contracts

    The General Provisions are hereby issued in accordance with the laws, rules, and policies set forth through the Texas Education Code, Chapter 44 and Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD or "District") policy, and may be amended as required by FBISD.  Prospective Vendors are cautioned to read and understand the General Provisions set forth in this document prior to responding to a FBISD Solicitation.  Any exceptions to or failure to follow these General Provisions unless otherwise directed with the Solicitation, may be cause for a Vendors Solicitation Response to be deemed non-responsive and disqualified by FBISD.  These General Provisions will take precedence over the terms and conditions within the Solicitation when they are in conflict unless specific exception is noted within the Solicitation.
    Purchase Procedures
    The Purchasing Department serves as the central procurement office of the District and is responsible for managing and administering the District's purchasing and procurement functions in accordance with the authority delegated by the Superintendent, the Board of Trustees, and the Texas Education Agency.  The Purchasing Department is tasked with issuing purchase orders, establishing terms contracts, and procuring goods and services efficiently and cost-effectively while meeting operational needs and regulatory requirements at the local, state, and federal levels.  All purchases within the Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD) must be processed through the Purchasing Department.
    Fort Bend ISD has established a centralized purchasing policy based on CH (Local) and CH (Legal) which can be found here. CH (LOCAL) & CH (LEGAL)
    Vendors and District staff understand that no goods or services will be provided without a District purchase order. The Director of Materials Management is responsible for ensuring that the Procurement Policy and Procedures are followed by all District Departments and campuses.  It is strictly prohibited to enter into contracts verbally or without proper authorization, as this constitutes a violation of state law.  Any vendor delivering goods or services to FBISD without a valid purchase order does it at their own risk.  FBISD does not compensate for goods or services provided without the benefit of a properly executed procurement contract.  
    Regardless of contract type or submission method, all purchases and contracts must undergo review and approval by the Purchasing/Materials Management Department before services are rendered.  Goods or services provided before receiving a purchase order will be at the vendor's own risk and will be considered a donation to the District.  
    Purchase Orders
    A properly drawn purchases order is required for all District purchases.  All purchase orders are processed through the Purchasing Department.  We appreciate your help with ensuring that goods are not shipped and services are not performed prior to receipt of a Purchase Order.  Our Purchase Order terms and conditions are at the link below.  The CFO's letter regarding properly drawn Purchase orders letter.

Contact Us

  • Purchasing Department

    555 Julie Rivers Dr.

    Sugar Land, TX 77478




    Office Hours
    Monday – Friday
    7:30am - 4:00pm

    Summer Hours

    Monday - Thursday
    7:30 - 5:30

    District Offices Closed

    July 1 - 5, 2024



    Bonfire Email Support

    Bonfire Email:
    (preferred Method)

     Bonfire:  1-800-354-8010, Ext 2
     Monday - Friday, 7am - 7pm CST