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Cooperative purchasing

Cooperative purchasing may be an answer to street sweeper and sewer cleaning truck equipment procurement challenges

If you procure heavy equipment for states, counties, or other municipalities, you face a host of challenges every day. Vital work that can’t be postponed. Competing priorities that stretch your fleet to the limit. Rigid procurement policies. Aggressive deadlines. Budget cuts. Staff shortages. A demanding public. Cooperative purchasing may be an effective strategy.

Cooperative purchasing

Put the power of many to work for you

Cooperative procurement

Save time & money by combining buying power

Save taxpayer dollars

Smaller governments can achieve price-saving advantages

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H-GAC and the Cooperative Purchasing Program

The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) is the largest of 24 Councils of Government (COG) in Texas and is a political subdivision of the State of Texas. It has been serving local governments for more than 40 years.

H GAC's Cooperative Purchasing Program, known as HGACBuy, was established pursuant to the Texas Interlocal Cooperation Act [Texas Local Government Code, Title 7, Chapter 791]. The Act allows local governments and certain non-profits to contract or agree under the terms of the Act to make purchases or provide purchasing services and other administrative functions appropriately established by another government entity. The Interlocal Contract (ILC) is the required legal document that establishes a link between the End User (local governments and certain non-profits) and HGACBuy and gives the End User access to HGACBuy contracts.


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Developing, supporting, and promoting the public procurement profession through premier educational and research programs, professional support, technical services, and advocacy initiatives that benefit members and constituents since 1944.

With over 3,000 member agencies representing over 16,200 professionals across the United States, Canada and countries outside of North America, the Institute is international in its reach.

NIGP is unique for the wealth and depth of services offered to its members. Through time-saving resources, agencies reap the benefits of improved operating efficiency and expanded organizational capacity. Individuals gain immediate value through access to our library of thousands of bid-related documents and the largest network of public procurement professionals in North America


Awarded Contract - Sourcewell

Committed to Communities

Join the growing Sourcewell community of government agencies, educational institutions, tribal nations, and nonprofit organizations today!

We can help you save time and money by combining the buying power of 50,000 government, education, and nonprofit organizations. Simply pick the appropriate contract or supplier—we do the rest.

Sourcewell holds hundreds of competitively solicited cooperative contracts ready for use. Choose from a wide array of products and services, or work with our in-house specialists to find the solution that fits your needs. We award contracts at the manufacturing level, but they can be leveraged locally to support your local dealer.


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