Vendor Solicitation Rules

  • Bastrop ISD restricts access to its campuses by third-party vendors except as expressly authorized and according to the rules below.

    1. BISD has contracts with our benefit providers which were all competitively bid. BISD's benefit administrator is First Financial Group of America. Please contact Taylor Silguero at (512) 630-6654 or for further information on submitting a proposal during our next bid process.
    2. All 403(b) retirement plan vendor agents must agree to our Third Party Administrator's (TPA) requirements. BISD's TPA is TCG Administrators. Please contact Scott Hauptmann at (512) 600-5230 or for further information.
    3. A 403(b) vendor agent may be invited to district-sponsored events to set up a marketing table and schedule appointments with employees to discuss products. These events will be coordinated by BISD and TCG staff.
    4. BISD has a closed campus policy regarding solicitation by third party vendors. This means that Agents/Solicitors are not allowed on campus to meet with employees to discuss retirement planning or products except as specifically authorized.
    5. Agents/Solicitors may not send sales materials or any type of literature to employees through BISD email.
    6. Agents/Solicitors may not drop off any literature to be distributed on campus or placed in employees' mailboxes. BISD internal mail is not available for use by third parties.
    7. Agents/Solicitors may not use district phone numbers to solicit employees.
    8. Any Agent/Solicitor who violates any of BISD's policies will lose any and all privileges for soliciting BISD employees on school property. Any violations may also be referred to the Agent/Solicitor's retirement plan vendor or the Texas Department of Insurance.