BuyBoard® Purchasing Cooperative Returns $8.4 Million to Members

For release in Texas only: December 12, 2018
Contact: Steve Fisher, 800.695.2919, steve.fisher@tasb.org

(Austin)—The Local Government Purchasing Cooperative Board returned approximately $8.4 million in the form of rebates to 1,001 members of the BuyBoard online purchasing system in 2017-18. Established as a nonprofit to support and serve public schools, municipalities, counties, local government agencies, and more, the Cooperative has rebated a total of just over $49.7 million to members since 2006.

“For the past 20 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,” said Pam Kirkland, chair of the Cooperative Board of Trustees and purchasing agent for the City of Plano.

“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 Kirkland.

BuyBoard's total purchase volume is in excess of $1.2 billion, and its membership is more than 5,200. The Cooperative is endorsed by the Texas Association of Counties, Texas Municipal League, Texas Association of School Administrators, and Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). The Cooperative is also a Strategic Partner with the Texas Association of School Business Officials.

“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,” said Gerald Brashears, cooperative division director, TASB.

“The Cooperative is proud of its long history of issuing rebates to members. These rebates are just one of many ways that this nonprofit supports and serves members,” said Brashears.

About the Local Government Purchasing Cooperative

The Local Government Purchasing Cooperative was created to increase the purchasing power of government entities and to simplify their purchasing by using an application called the BuyBoard. The BuyBoard has delivered the vast economies of scale in purchasing products and services to members since 1998. For more information, visit buyboard.com.