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New committee to focus on HISD’s supplier diversity initiatives

The Houston Independent School District held the inaugural meeting of its new Advisory Committee for Supplier Diversity earlier this week to build on the ongoing success of its program for minority and women-owned business enterprises.

The new committee gathered on Monday, Dec. 10, as the district moves forward with its 2012 bond program to repair, replace or build 40 schools. The goal of the committee is to provide input into how the district can improve M/WBE outreach efforts and accountability.

The district’s M/WBE program has already seen a record level of success with M/WBE participation in the 2007 bond program at 33 percent.  As the 2012 bond program unfolds, HISD wants to build on that progress.

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HISD hosts info sessions on doing business with district

More than two dozen people turned out to Milby High School Wednesday to learn about doing business with the Houston Independent School District, with a special emphasis on how to avoid costly errors.

Those in attendance Wednesday afternoon included architects, engineers, other professional service providers and construction contractors.

“It’s an opportunity for the community to learn how to do business with HISD and to learn more about our 2012 bond program,” said Alexis Licata, general manager of Business Assistance. “We want to ensure that all vendors understand the procurement process and the bidding opportunities.”

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Learn how to do business with HISD

If you’re interested in doing business with the Houston Independent School District or would like some more information about the 2012 bond program, here’s your opportunity.

HISD’s Office of Business Assistance  is hosting 10 “How to do Business with the District” workshops in December.

Participants will learn about:

  • Responding to proposals
  • The current  M/WBE program
  • Details on the 2012 bond program

The workshops will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the following high schools. Please note the event at Sam Houston will run from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 5
Milby HS, 1601 Broadway

Thursday, Dec. 6
Scarborough HS, 4141 Costa Rica Road

Monday, Dec. 10
Sam Houston MSTC, 9400 Irvington Blvd.

Tuesday, Dec. 11
Sterling HS, 11625 Martindale Road

Wednesday, Dec. 12
High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, 4701 Dickson St.

 Thursday, Dec. 13
Lee HS, 6529 Beverly Hill St.

Monday, Dec. 17
Bellaire HS, 5100 Maple St.

Tuesday, Dec. 18
Sharpstown HS, 7504 Bissonnet St.

Wednesday, Dec. 19
Westbury HS, 11911 Chimney Rock Road

Thursday, Dec. 20
Washington HS, 119 East 39th St.

For more information, please contact the Office of Business Assistance at 713-556-7273.