Monday, December 16, 2013

SBISD Purchasing Department earns state’s highest recognition

Spring Branch ISD’s Purchasing Department has been honored for best practices in school district purchasing. The department was recently issued the Award of Merit for Purchasing and Operations with Recognized Status. The award was issued by the Texas Association of School Business Officials, known as TASBO.

Director of Purchasing and Contracts Barbara Robillard leads this SBISD department. The recognition is the third consecutive award won by the district in recent history. The state group will issue the award formally in February 2014 during its annual Austin conference.

The TASBO Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations recognizes and honors state public school districts that are committed to following professional standards in the acquisition of goods and services. School districts that earn the award are considered to be among the top innovators in their field.

“This award has been a real professional and personal goal for myself, and a professional goal for Spring Branch ISD and for our team in Purchasing Services to be recognized for our excellence in Purchasing and Central Warehouse services to the district and community,” Director Robillard said. “To win this award a third time is phenomenal!”

To be considered for the Award of Merit, school districts must submit an electronic review and application that details the following: organization; policies and procedures; contract operations; staff training and certifications; warehouse process and procedure; plus processes involved in technology use, communication and management. Each application was reviewed by two independent reviewers.

“The team is dedicated to providing quality goods and services to the district daily. They embody a tireless work ethic and a passion for their craft in supporting the districts’ mission of T-2-4,” Director Robillard also said.

To learn more, please visit the SBISD Purchasing Department website at


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