The Purchasing and Warehouse Department is responsible for the acquisition and distribution of goods and services throughout the District while complying with state and federal law and maintaining the utmost transparency.
Our mission is to provide the highest level of customer service to SMCISD campuses and departments by providing guidance and processing procurement transactions in a timely manner. We strive to ensure the District is receiving the best value and quality through competitive bidding, product specification and the creation of strategic partnerships. We work as expenditure managers and assist the schools and departments with the spending of their funds. In addition to Contracts and Procurement staff, the department also consists of Warehouse Services, Copy and Print Services, and Mail and Delivery Services.
Approved Purchasing Cooperatives
The District uses many cooperative purchasing alliances to procure goods and services. Utilizing these cooperatives allows the District to benefit from combined purchasing power while still following state and federal law and District policy.
- DIR (Department of Information Resources)
- TCPN (The Cooperative Purchasing Network)
- National IPA/Omnia Partners (Government Purchasing Alliance)
- Choice Partners
- Region 6
- Region 19
- 1GPA (1 Government Procurement Alliance)
- Equlais Group
- Houston Galveston Area Co-op (H-GAC)
- CTPA- Central Texas Purchasing Alliance
- NCPA: National Co-op Purchasing Alliance
- Region 5
- Tx Smart Buy
631 Mill Street, San Marcos, TX 78666
Any vendor that we make payments to; therefore, any new vendor that the District receives goods from will be asked to complete a W-9 Form. Any payment that San Marcos CISD makes, whether from the district office or a school, is subject to IRS 1099 reporting requirements. San Marcos CISD utilizes the W-9 Form to obtain pertinent information on potential payees including their tax identification number. Their Tax ID number is either their EIN (employer identification number) or their SS (social security number). This form can be obtained from the San Marcos CISD Finance Office.