Region One Ed Service Center Adopts e-Procurement Platform
The Region One Education Service Center (ESC), one of 20 regional education service centers created to assist
school districts in the state of Texas, has adopted a new e-procurement
system with the goal of facilitating the procurement process between
school districts and local businesses in southern Texas.
The eBuyOne eProcurement system, powered by Periscope Holdings,
a procurement solutions provider for the public sector, will "bring
even greater time and money savings to our members while providing
local businesses an easier way to locate and respond to bid
opportunities," said Lori A. Ramos, purchasing coordinator for Region
One ESC, in a prepared statement.
The Region One ESC's purchasing cooperatives serve 37 school districts and 10 charter school systems, as well as
municipalities throughout Region One ESC's seven-county service area.
The cooperatives assist members with the procurement of cost-effective
goods and services and compliance with bid law requirements.
implementation of the eBuyOne system will eliminate "the complexities
and redundancies of purchasing for Region One ESC and its purchasing
cooperative members" and make it "easier than ever to get the best
product for the best price," according to a news release.
Region One ESC has already implemented eBuyOne's sourcing and
electronic response capabilities for suppliers, and it plans to
implement contract ordering for all Region One ESC members later this
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].