Tomball ISD is a member of eight purchasing cooperatives (co-ops) that include a large selection and variety of vendors for all commodity codes. These programs have established competitive pricing and ensure the quality of goods that are available for purchase.
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DIR-SDD - Texas Department of Information Services (Technology)
HCDE - Harris County Department of Education (Choice Partners)
HGAC BUY- Houston-Galveston Area Council
PACE - Purchasing Association of Cooperative Entities/ESC20
TCPN - National IPA - Texas Co-Operative Purchasing Network (Region IV)
TIPS - The Interlocal Purchasing System
You are welcome to contact any of the above co-ops for information on how to become a vendor. Many public agencies, school districts and municipalities utilize these cooperatives for purchasing to help ensure legal compliance and to reduce the overall cost of bidding and purchasing.