Group and Cooperative Purchasing


Group and cooperative purchasing agreements allow participating members to utilize competitively bid contracts for a wide variety of goods and services. These organizations provide additional buying leverage for member institutions, resulting in lower costs and more streamlined purchasing procedures.

Baylor participates in the following purchasing cooperatives. For more information on how to access and review the contracts awarded by these organizations, contact: procurement_services@baylor.edu


BuyBoard Purchasing Cooperative

Choice Partners National Purchasing Cooperative

E&I Cooperative Services

National IPA

Sourcewell

Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR)

Texas Multiple Award Schedule Program (TXMAS)

University of Texas Supply Chain Alliance

U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance


BuyBoard

"BuyBoard was created to support and serve public schools, municipalities, county government, and all types of local government agencies and nonprofits. Our goal is to provide our membership with competitive pricing, a trusted and transparent procurement process, reduced administrative costs, and superior service."

For more information, visit: buyboard.com

Choice Partners National Purchasing Cooperative

"Choice Partners (HCDE) national cooperative provides quality services, legal procurement and contract solutions for governmental entities, including school districts, private and charter schools, colleges and universities, municipalities, counties and nonprofits."

For more information, visit: choicepartners.org

E&I Cooperative Services

"E&I is the largest, member-owned, non-profit purchasing cooperative serving the needs of education. We provide over 120 competitively awarded contracts as well as consulting services and dedicated member resources nationwide"

For more information, visit: eandi.org

National IPA

"National IPA is a national governmental purchasing cooperative able to leverage one of the largest pools of purchasing potential. The organization competitively bids and awards contracts to national vendors in accordance with purchasing procedures mandated by state procurement laws and regulations. This means equal pricing for the smallest entities and the largest buyers."

For more information, visit: nationalipa.org

Sourcewell

"Sourcewell exists for one reason: to help government, education, and non-profits work more efficiently. We offer a wide range of purchase solutions and have been a trusted agency resource for more than 4 decades."

For more information, visit: sourcewell-mn.gov

Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR)

"DIR’s Cooperative (Co-op) Contracts program is a streamlined cooperative purchasing program for state and local government, public education, and other public entities in Texas, as well as public entities outside the state. The State of Texas currently offer more than 650 cooperative purchasing contracts for technology products and services including hardware, software, staffing services, maintenance, and other services with a high customer demand, such as managed services and technology training."

For more information, visit: dir.texas.gov

Texas Multiple Award Schedule Program (TXMAS)

"The Statewide Procurement Division establishes Texas Multiple Award Schedule (TXMAS) contracts that have been developed from contracts awarded by the federal government or other governmental entities.

The General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Supply Service awards Federal Supply Schedule contracts by competitive procurement procedures for more than 20 schedules that cover multiple commodities and services. The prices reflected on GSA schedule contracts are the most favored customer (MFC) prices and the maximum price allowable.

For more information, visit: txsmartbuy.com

University of Texas Supply Chain Alliance

"The University of Texas System Supply Chain Alliance was created to expand the use of joint purchasing and explore new opportunities to leverage the collective size and strength of the UT System institutions through cooperative purchasing. Our primary focus is to improve customer satisfaction, reduce cost and create value through collaborative and shared efforts and adoption of best practices."

For more information, visit: utsystem.edu

U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance

"U.S. Communities is the leading national cooperative purchasing program, providing world-class government procurement resources and solutions to local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education institutions, and nonprofits looking for the best overall supplier government pricing."

For more information, visit: uscommunities.org