BuyBoard® Purchasing Cooperative Returns $7.5 Million to Members

For release: December 8, 2017
Contact: Steve Fisher, 800.695.2919

(Austin)—The Local Government Purchasing Cooperative Board has announced a distribution of approximately $7.5 million to 973 of its members. This action is a result of continuing growth in the Cooperative’s annual purchasing volume and membership, and brings the total amount rebated to members at just over $41.3 million since 2006.

“In 1998 a progressive group of purchasing professionals laid the groundwork for one of the most respected regional cooperative purchasing programs, which is now nationwide. For the past 19 years, the BuyBoard has continued to leverage the purchasing power of its members and offer a wide selection of quality products and services at competitive prices providing the best value for the taxpayer. This year is no exception as we end the year providing an all-time high $7.5 million dollars in rebates to 973 members. Congratulations to the hard work of the BuyBoard staff for another successful year. It is our mission to offer competitively procured high-quality products and services from top-performing vendors so our members always find value in the Cooperative and BuyBoard,” said Pam Kirkland, chair of the Cooperative Board of Trustees and purchasing agent for the City of Plano.

“The continued growth in the Cooperative in both purchase volume and membership is a testament to the value and benefit that members receive by participating in a cooperative program. The Cooperative is fortunate through its structure and governance to be in a position to provide rebates and something the Board is very proud to have authorized over the last 10 years. Currently, we have a total purchase volume in excess of $1.1 billion and membership over 5,100 that include public schools, colleges, counties, municipalities, other local governments, and nonprofit organizations,” said Gerald Brashears, Cooperative division director, Texas Association of School Boards (TASB).

The Cooperative is endorsed by the Texas Association of Counties, Texas Municipal League, Texas Association of School Administrators, and TASB. The Cooperative is also a Strategic Partner with the Texas Association of School Business Officials. “The Cooperative continues to expand available products and services based on input from the membership. With a wide selection of vendors, competitive pricing, convenience, and an open, transparent competitive procurement process, the Cooperative is excited to provide exceptional value for many years to come,” Brashears said.