The Purchasing Department conducts purchases in support of the mission of education. We serve six campuses including: LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, as well as the System Office. We strive to provide superior value added customer service, while meeting the requirements of state law and college policies and procedures.
Effective January 1, 2006, Chapter 176 of the Texas Local Government Code requires that the Conflict of Interest Questionnaire (“CIQ”) be completed and filed with the College by any vendor that enters or seeks to enter into a contract with the College. It is respectfully requested that you acquaint yourself with the appropriate code provisions. All vendor’s bid responses must include a signed CIQ, or the vendor must have an updated CIQ on file with the College.
If you have any question regarding the questionnaire please refer to the attached Texas Attorney General Opinion or contact the Texas Ethics Commission at 201 East 14th Street, 10th Floor, P.O. Box 12070, Austin, TX 78711-2070, (512) 463-5800. This commission promulgated the questionnaire and instructions. The College is now implementing this statutory requirement.
We conduct best value procurement in accordance with the provisions of several applicable Texas State laws, including Texas Education Code 44.031 and Government Code 2267, Board Policy D for Purchasing and Acquisitions and the Administrative and Financial Operations Manual (AFOM) containing detailed procedures.
We have established dollar value thresholds that apply to each purchase method. All transactions, such as purchase requisitions and contracts are done electronically in the People Soft ERP System (iStar).
Becoming an approved vendor is a required part of doing business with the Lone Star College System. The procurement system in the People Soft ERP (iStar) is based on categories (commodities) determined for each type of goods or services that LSCS procures. Each Buyer is assigned a number of categories and they are the main contact in purchasing for requestors and users for their assigned commodities.
The purchasing department issues purchase orders for the acquisition of equipment, services and supplies for the college system. Questions concerning the purchasing policies and procedures including the bidding process, vendor selection, vendor files, and legal requirements related to a purchase should be addressed to this department.