BuyBoard® Purchasing Cooperative Sends Out
Record-Breaking Rebate 

For release: November 17, 2020
Contact: Steve Fisher, 800.695.2919, steve.fisher@tasb.org
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(Austin, TX)—The Local Government Purchasing Cooperative (Cooperative), also known as BuyBoard, has announced its largest rebate to date. A total of almost $10.5 million is being dispersed to 1,091 Cooperative members including public schools, colleges and universities, and local governmental entities across Texas.

“The volume and purchasing power of BuyBoard creates economies of scale that no one public school, municipality, county, and other local government agency could achieve on its own,” said Marta Alvarez,  director of purchasing and contract management for the City of Lubbock and chair of the Cooperative's Board of Trustees.

BuyBoard provides members strength in numbers helping members pool their collective purchasing power on products, equipment, and services they use every day.

Members might also be able to save time and resources that might have otherwise been spent preparing and conducting individual, formal RFP processes.

“The purchasing power of the Cooperative drives competitive prices and reduces administrative cost. It allows us to be efficient and effective in the procurement processes and as a result, provides the best value to the taxpayer,” said Alvarez

Texas Cooperative membership has reached an all-time high of more than 3,099 governmental entities across the state.

“The continued growth in the Cooperative is a testament to the value and benefit that members receive by using BuyBoard,” said Brian Bolinger, associate executive director of Business Services for the Texas Association of School Boards, which serves as administrator for the Cooperative. “We’re extremely proud to be giving back to members like this. We’re proud to support and serve local government and public schools.”

The Cooperative has rebated nearly $70 million to eligible members since 2006. Each member’s annual purchasing activity is used to calculate the amount of their rebate.

Visit BuyBoard’s rebate web page for more information on the rebate program.

About the Local Government Purchasing Cooperative

The Local Government Purchasing Cooperative was created to increase the purchasing power of Texas public schools, municipalities, counties, colleges, universities, and all types of local government entities and to simplify their purchasing by using a customized online purchasing system called the BuyBoard. The BuyBoard has delivered economies of scale in purchasing products and services to members since 1998.

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 of the Texas Association of School Business Officials.

For more information, visit buyboard.com.