Cooperative buying can provide lower prices and better quality for school districts. Region 5 Education Service Center acts as the coordinator for this cooperative and facilitates the process needed for it to be successful.
The Board of Trustees for a cooperating district approves a resolution to join and the district provides the service center with the necessary data on products and amounts to be purchased. All district requests are combined in order to bid the products in large volume, thus encouraging a lower unit price. At this time, specific food service supplies are bid on an annual basis.
Mission: The primary focus of the Region 5 ESC Food Service Cooperative is to provide regional school districts the opportunity to administer a fiscally sound school food service operation while providing appealing, nutritious meals for the school population.
To accomplish this end, the Cooperative will:
2016-2017 School Bid Database
Region 5 ESC will devote its operation to the purpose of helping each school educate its students so as to assure their success in our society.
Per HB 462, resources and services provided by Region 5 ESC are aligned with, and designed to support, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills(TEKS) adopted by the State Board of Education.
Region 5 ESC Vision:
The vision of ESC 5 is to be the provider of choice for education services and solutions.
Region 5 ESC Mission:
The mission of ESC 5 is to assist schools through various initiatives in meeting the needs of students through efficient and economical means.
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Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 951-1700
Fax: (409) 951-1800
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