Purchasing activities within Aldine I.S.D. support the district's vision to produce the nation's best! Procurement activities may be conducted by Aldine's purchasing department and by some of its auxiliary departments. Aldine's purchasing activities support student achievement and district operations while striving to provide timely products and services in a competitive and efficient manner.
Preference may sometimes be given to purchasing cooperatives, state contracts, or inter-local agreements where products and services can be purchased via pre-established competitive contracts or via competitive quotes received from various co-operative entities.
Through its purchasing department, Aldine I.S.D. is committed to a procurement process that fosters fair and open competition, conducts business under the highest ethical standards and enjoys the confidence of the public. Purchasing professionals, as well as supplier stakeholders, must have a highly developed sense of professional ethics to protect their own and their organization's business activities and reputation. In order to strengthen ethical awareness and provide guidelines to its suppliers, Aldine's purchasing department promotes the following supplier code of ethics:
Quotations, bids, or proposals provided will be competitive , consistent and appropriate to the specifications or user requests.
Suppliers will not discuss, consult, collude with, or disclose its terms with other suppliers intending to compete on the same contracts or similar Aldine I.S.D. contracts for the purpose of limiting competition.
A supplier will not make any attempt to induce any individual or entity to submit or not to submit a competitive quote, bid, or proposal.
A supplier will completely perform any contract at the contract quoted price according to the terms set forth in the quotation or contract.
Aldine suppliers are expected to provide the highest level of ethics and service in all business facets which include categories such as products and services, delivery, administration, and customer service. Based on annual spend levels, suppliers are subject to formal evaluations.
Supplier records must properly, accurately and fairly record all financial transactions with Aldine I.S.D. in the supplier's finance system or the supplier's appropriate ledgers.
A supplier will submit timely, accurate and appropriate invoices for goods and/or services performed under the contract.
A supplier s hall not engage in unscrupulous practices and misrepresentations; recognizing that mutually profitable business relations are based upon honesty and fair dealings.
Supplier and representatives s hall be courteous, considerate, prompt, and businesslike with those whom they deal including employers, employees, suppliers, and the general public.
A supplier shall m ake every reasonable effort to negotiate an equitable and mutually agreeable settlement of any problems with Aldine I.S.D.
Gifts To Public Servants
School district officials and employees cannot accept anything of value from a vendor, such as personal gifts or gratuities, which may be construed to have been given to influence the purchasing process.
Therefore, suppliers are strongly urged to exercise great caution before offering any gift to Aldine employees regardless of the gift's monetary value, particularly when a decision or act which may affect that supplier stakeholder has been made or will be made in close proximity to the time of the gift.
It is the policy of Aldine ISD not to discriminate or engage in harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, or any other legally protected status in its educational and vocational programs, services or activities or matters related to employment as required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Age Discrimination in Employment Act; Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
This policy also prohibits retaliation against an individual who has made a good faith report of unlawful, discriminatory practices, opposed any unlawful, discriminatory practices or participated in an investigation of any complaint related to an unlawful, discriminatory practice.
Inquiries regarding the Aldine ISD nondiscrimination policies in the following areas should be directed to:
Title IX & Title VI: Dr. Selina Chapa, Deputy Superintendent, 2520 W.W. Thorne Blvd., Houston, TX 77073 (281) 449-1011 EEO & ADA (Employees and Public): Dr. Selina Chapa, Deputy Superintendent, 2520 W.W. Thorne Blvd., Houston, TX 77073 (281) 449-1011 Section 504 & ADA (Students): Dr. Charlotte Davis, Director of Guidance and Counseling, 9999 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038 (281) 985-6452
Es norma del Distrito Escolar de Aldine (“Aldine ISD” en inglés) no discriminar u hostigar en base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, religión, edad, discapacidad o por cualquier otro estado legalmente protegido en sus programas educacionales y vocacionales, servicios, o actividades o asuntos relacionados con empleos tal como lo requieren el Título VI y el Título VII de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, tal como se enmendó; el Título IX de las Enmiendas Educativas de 1972; la Ley Contra la Discriminación Laboral Por Edad, la Ley Sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA, por sus siglas en inglés), tal como se enmendó; y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, tal como se enmendó.
Esta política también prohíbe tomar represalias contra cualquier persona quien, de buena fe, ha informado o proporcionado información sobre prácticas ilegales y discriminatorias, se opuso a cualquier práctica ilegal y discriminatoria o participó en una investigación de cualquier queja presentada sobre una práctica ilegal y discriminatoria.
Preguntas sobre las políticas antidiscriminatorias de Aldine ISD en las siguientes áreas deben ser dirigidas a:
Título IX & Título VI: Dr. Selina Chapa, Vicesuperintendente, 2520 W.W. Thorne Blvd., Houston, TX 77073 (281) 449-1011 Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo & ADA (Quejas Presentadas por Empleados y Público General): Dr. Selina Chapa, Vicesuperintendente, 2520 W.W. Thorne Blvd., Houston, TX 77073 (281) 449-1011 Sección 504 & ADA (Quejas Presentadas Por Alumnos): Dr. Charlotte Davis, Directora de Orientación y Asesoramiento, 9999 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038 (281) 985-6452