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Information For Vendors

Selling through Purchasing Cooperatives

In addition to responding to El Paso Community College’s (EPCC’s) Requests for Proposals, Requests for Competitive Sealed Proposals, and Requests for Qualifications (Solicitations), vendors, including El Paso vendors, interested in selling their goods and/or non-professional services may also consider responding to Solicitations issued by EPCC’s cooperative purchasing partners. Award of business is based on best value. Contact information for our cooperative purchasing partners can be gleaned from their respective websites, the links to which appear here: Documentation.

Required Forms for New Vendors

A payment cannot be made to a vendor unless that vendor is in the Banner database. The Purchasing & Contract Management Department enters a vendor into Banner (the College's ERP system) upon receipt of a completed requisition through Banner or a completed Services Agreement from one of the College's departments PLUS one of the following from a potential vendor: a "Vendor Addition Request Packet for Companies," which is used to enter a company into Banner or a "Vendor Addition Request Packet for Individuals​," which is used to enter an individual into Banner (for contracting an individual through a Services Agreement).

Internal Competitive Procurement

The District conducts purchases using the purchase methods allowed under Texas Education Code, section 44.031 (a), as specified below. All contracts for the purchase of goods and services, except contracts for the purchase of produce or vehicle fuel, valued at $50,000 or more in the aggregate for each 12-month period shall be made by the method, of the following methods, that provides the best value to the District:

Except as provided by this Texas Education Code, Chapter 44 Subchapter B, in determining to whom to award a contract, the District shall consider:

Additional Requirements When Using Federal Funds:

When federal funds will be used for the purchase of goods or services, there is an additional and significant set of requirements that must be met by El Paso Community College and the vendor. Many of the most notable additional requirements are outlined at the following link:

To view all forms visit: Documentation

Federal Debarment

For purchases made with federal monies, please go to the SAM (System for Award Management) web site to check for vendor debarment. If vendor is debarred, EPCC cannot do business with it.

HOUSE BILL 89 – No Business with Companies that Boycott Israel

As you may know, the 85th Legislature, in late April and early May of this year, signed House Bill 89, a bill which relates to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel. The Governor signed the bill into law on 2 May 2017, with an effective date of 1 September 2017.

The bill prohibits a Texas governmental entity, including a Texas community college, from entering into a contract for goods or services with a for-profit company unless the contract contains a written verification that the company does not boycott Israel and will not boycott Israel during the term of the contract. The bill defines "boycott Israel" as meaning refusing to deal with, terminating business activities with, or otherwise taking any action that is intended to penalize, inflict economic harm on, or limit commercial relations specifically with Israel, or with a person or entity doing business in Israel or in an Israeli-controlled territory, but does not include an action made for ordinary business purposes. The bill has other stipulations dealing with investments in companies that boycott Israel.

A copy of the bill is available here:

The Purchasing & Contract Management Department took steps effective 1 September 2017 to ensure contracts that are generated by it are in compliance with this new law.


To access policies, procedures, terms and condions, and forms visit: Documentation