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Cooperative contracts are available for use without further bidding.

Purchases $1,000,000 or greater require approval of the Board of Regents.


1GPA is a national cooperative based in Arizona.

Contracts include architects, asphalt, athletic surfaces, audio visual, equipment installation, electrical and lighting, electronic signs and scoreboard, facility security systems and services, flooring, furniture, HVAC, office supplies, playground equipment installation/repair, roofing, technology and others.

Allied State Cooperative

Allied States Cooperative is a regional cooperative overseen by the Region 19 Education Service Center.

Contracts include air filters, athletic equipment/supplies/uniforms, audio/video/security equipment and supplies, automotive parts, custodial equipment and supplies, document scanning services, electrical supplies, hazardous waste collection and disposal, copiers, HVAC equipment/parts/services, utility vehicles, pest control, vehicles, uniforms and others.


Buyboard is the website maintained by the Local Government Purchasing Cooperative and is overseen by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). It is a Texas cooperative. Contracts include athletic supplies and equipment, audio visual equipment and supplies, automotive parts, award and trophies, building maintenance and repair, technology, custodial supplies and equipment, first aid supplies and equipment, floor covering and sports surfaces, road equipment and supplies, modular building, musical and theater, office supplies, uniforms, vehicles and others.

Choice Partners

Choice Partners is a national cooperative overseen by the Harris County Department of Education.

Contracts include art supplies, athletic supplies, building controls, classroom teaching supplies, communications cabling, copiers, custodial equipment and supplies, digital archiving, educational materials, fine paper, flags, HVAC installation and service, MRO parts and equipment, medical supplies, modular buildings, musical instruments, playground systems, plumbing supplies, roofing and waterproofing, security systems, technology, tree trimming, radios, and others.

E&I Coop

E&I is a national educational and institutional cooperative for higher education entities and is overseen by the National Association of Educational Purchasers.

Contracts include athletic training supplies, automotive, books and media, computer software, computers and networking, electronics and peripherals, express delivery and freight, flooring, maintenance, medical equipment and supplies, moving and relocation, scientific equipment and supplies, and others.

Equalis Group

Equalis Group is a cooperative purchasing organization that provides public procured, competitively solicited contracts for a wide array of products and services including state-level job order costing contracts.

First Choice

First Choice is a regional, member-owned group purchasing organization that grew out of the healthcare industry.

The University is currently signed up to use contracts for fire alarms, janitorial paper products, uniforms, medical waste disposal, medical training products, door control services, cylinder gases, scientific and laboratory equipment and supplies, and they offer many others.


HGACBuy is a national cooperative overseen by the Houston-Galveston Area Council.

Contracts include vehicles, wireless equipment and services, grounds and turf equipment, modular buildings, refuse and recycling containers and lifters, and others.

OMNIA Partners, Public Sector

Subsidiaries National IPA & US Communities

OMNIA Partners, Public Sector is the largest and most trusted purchasing organization for public sector procurement. Contracts include food and food service equipment, elevator maintenance and repair, janitorial supplies, water treatment chemicals, MRO supplies, furniture, wireless data and services, copiers, uniform rental, information technology, paint, educational supplies, lighting, audio/visual supplies, and groundskeeping materials.

Vizient Inc.

Member-driven healthcare performance improvement

Vizient is a channel partnership of Omnia Partners. Contracts related to health care-related goods and services.


NCPA is a national cooperative lead by the Region 14 Educational Service Center.

Contracts include technology, office solutions, facilities, cloud, security, playground, medical, food, transportation, athletics and furniture.

Sourcewell (formerly known as NJPA)

Sourcewell is a national cooperative, formerly the National Joint Powers Alliance, that began in Minnesota. Contracts include MRO, fleet equipment, food service equipment, healthcare solutions, heavy equipment, logistics services, mail equipment, technology and communication solutions, and others.

The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS)

TIPS is a regional cooperative sponsored by the Region 8 Education Service Center. Contracts include assistive technology, audio visual equipment and supplies, automobiles, cabling products and services, cafeteria equipment, HVAC solutions and services, computers, copiers, custodial equipment and supplies, document imaging, lighting, lockers, medical equipment and supplies, musical instruments, networking equipment, modular buildings, roofing, safety equipment and supplies, science equipment and supplies, signage, software, uniforms and others.

UT System Supply Chain Alliance (UTSSCA)

UTSSCA is the UT System Supply Chain Alliance that is overseen by the UT System and uniquely services Texas institutions of higher education.

We are currently utilizing the travel contracts.


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