BUYBOARD (Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative)
www.buyboard.com (please call Purchasing Department for login and password)
REGION 5 (Southeast Texas Cooperative Purchasing Organization) http://secure.esc5.net/awardedvendors/vendorsearch.lasso- Cooperative buying can provide lower prices and better quality for school districts.
TIPS (The Texas Interlocal Purchasing Cooperative) www.tips-usa.com
The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS/TAPS) is sponsored by the Region VIII Education Service Center (ESC8) located at 2230 North Edwards, Mt. Pleasant, Texas and is governed by the Region 8 ESC Board of Directors. The Interlocal Purchasing System is available for use by all public and private schools, colleges, universities, cities, counties, and other government entities in the states of Arkansas, Arizona, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. Coming soon to other states. TIPS/TAPS Awarded Vendors have submitted proposals under the Competitively Bid Process and received a Contract of Award through TIPS/TAPS. These Awarded Vendors have agreed to provide the best pricing, terms and conditions available to TIPS/TAPS Members.
TCPN (Texas Cooperative Purchasing Network) www.tcpn.org
TCPN is a national governmental purchasing cooperative able to leverage one of the largest pools of purchasing potential. Contracts to national vendors are competitively bid and awarded in accordance with purchasing procedures mandated by state procurement laws and regulations. This means equal pricing for the smallest entities and the largest buyers. TCPN contracts are available for use and benefit all entities that must comply with state purchasing laws (public and private schools, colleges and universities, cities, counties, non-profits, and all governmental entities).
HCDE (Harris County Department of Education)
The Purchasing and Food Cooperatives have sales over $100 million dollars combined with numerous cooperative members. HCDE cooperative contracts have satisfied the Texas Education Code bidding laws and are available to members and potential members via an Interlocal contract. Government Code 791, Interlocal Cooperation Contracts, allows agencies to enter into cooperative contracts.
CHOICE FACILITY PARNERS (HCDE) www.choicefacilitypartners.org
HGAC (Houston-Galveston Area Council) www.hgacbuy.org
TXMAS (Texas Multiple Award Schedules) www.window.state.tx.us
DIR (The State of Texas Directory of Information Services) www.dir.state.tx.us
TIBH (Texas Industries for the Blind and Handicapped) www.tibh.org
The TIBH Catalog offers quality products to Governmental Entities, Cooperative Purchasing members, & Institutions of Higher Education to meet competitive bidding requirements
TPASS (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA) - non-automated and automated term contracts
TCI (Texas Correctional Industries) www.tci.tdcj.state.tx.us
US COMMUNITIES (www.uscommunities.org) - U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance™ (“U.S. Communities™”) is a nationwide purchasing cooperative designed to be a procurement resource for local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education and nonprofits.