January 31, 2020
Please be advised that a bid for Classroom Furniture, Bid #2020-055 will be due at
2:00pm, Friday, February 21, 2020 through ESM Solutions. In order to participate,
your company must be registered with ESM Solutions prior to that date.
• 420-84 Schoolroom Furniture, Metal: Cabinets, Chairs, Desks, etc.
• 420-86 Schoolroom Furniture; Plastic, Polypropylene, Fiberglass Type: Cabinets,
Chairs, Desks, etc. (Incl. Stacking Types)
• 420-88 Schoolroom Furniture, Wood: Cabinets, Chairs, Desks, etc.
Northside Independent School District has implemented an electronic - vendor notification
and sourcing solution that will streamline the procurement operation of our District. The
provider that we have selected to achieve this is ESM Solutions – one of the largest
providers of e-procurement solutions in the country.
We are very positive about our transition to an electronic sourcing solution and because
you are a valued supplier, we look forward to continue doing business with you. To that
end, you are advised that future bid notifications processed through ESM Solutions will be
submitted to you via email.
In order to receive these email notifications and ensure participation, you must follow the
three specific steps listed below:
1. Register: To register, please go to the home page of ESM Solutions
(www.esmsolutions.com) and click on “login” at top right hand corner of page
and then click on Supplier Login. Choose ESM Solutions and follow the
2. Classify: The registration process will allow you to select the category description
of the products and services that you provide. Doing so will improve our ability
to include you in any opportunity that fits your profile.
3. Email NISD Purchasing: Please email Ashley Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org,
if you should have any questions. Please do not hesitate to contact me at
(210) 397-8845 or ESM Solutions at (215) 444-9300.
Tracy A. Zavala
Support Services Center
607 Richland Hills Dr., Suite 700
San Antonio, Texas 78245-2149
The Northside Independent School District is moving to a new electronic
system for our sourcing events. Bids will now be posted through the ESM
Sourcing System, previously eSchoolMall/Mercury Commerce, and all
suppliers will need to Register with ESM Solutions to be able to view or
respond to bids. (Note: there is no cost associated with this registration)
Once you have registered, we recommend you view your Customers and Email
Notification options located in your ESM Profile. This will allow you to
customize the emails you receive from the system. If you do not choose to
customize this information, you will receive emails from all users of the ESM
Sourcing System, not just the Northside Independent School District.
If you have not previously registered for ESM Solutions, you may be presented
the opportunity to map your individual supplier account with your company’s
existing record during registration. If you have an existing ESM Solutions
account, you can select the Forgot Password link to reset your password.
If you have any issues registering, please review the Supplier Guides. If
additional assistance is required, please contact email@example.com.
Automated emails from ESM may go to your junk mail, so please add the email
address firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book to ensure you
receive all notices.
Supplier Commodity Code
Customers are now able to send event bid invitations by selecting one or more commodity codes. If you
are unable to see a bid, you may need to update your commodities code before you can view the events.
These step by step instructions will show you how to update your commodity code.
1) Suppliers can update their commodity codes by going to the
profile tab and choose ‘Select Function’, commodities:
2) The supplier can search for either the NIGP code or keywords to describe their product/service.
Once the service is found, click the check box.