Purchasing

Purchasing Requirements
  • Register as a Vendor
  • Vendors are contacted based on need
  • Bid is open to commodity vendors
  • Quotes are received
  • Contracts are awarded
Contact Information
Open
Director of Purchasing
832.813.6564
Nora Jerez
Manager, Purchasing
832.813.6586
Kim Burnaman
Construction Buyer
832.813.6782
Matthew Glidden
Buyer
832.813.6532 
Cynthia Bright
Buyer
832.813.6568
Michelle Allen
Buyer
832.813.6299
Sharon Ognowski
Buyer
832.813.6211
Helen Kubiak
Purchasing Card Administrator
832.813.6836
Trisha Narinesingh
Purchasing Cards Assistant
832.813.6668
Candis Hargrave
Analyst I
832.813.6546
Lynn Bourque
Vendor Services, Spec. III
832.813.6835
Donna Cottrell
System Analyst II
832.813.6275

About Us

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. 

Conflict of Interest Questionnaire Forms

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.

Local Government Code 176 (PDF)

Vendor Requirements

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).

Become a Vendor

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.

Current Vendors

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.

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