BuyBoard® Purchasing Cooperative rebates more than $10.7 million to members 

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(Austin)—The Local Government Purchasing Cooperative (Cooperative), also known as BuyBoard, has announced its largest rebate to date, returning more than $10.7 million to 987 Cooperative members across Texas, including public schools, colleges and universities, and local governmental entities.  

BuyBoard rebate amounts vary, with some as large as $400,000. The more a member organization procures through BuyBoard, the more rebate dollars it’s eligible for at the end of each year. 

Christopher Casarez, purchasing coordinator at Gregory-Portland ISD, said that one reason his school district is a BuyBoard member is because of the rebates offered. “The rebates give us a return on investment that we can use and redirect those additional funds on educating students," he said. 

BuyBoard helps 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 may have otherwise been spent preparing and conducting individual, formal requests for proposal. 

“BuyBoard has been an awesome resource for the City of Bellmead. BuyBoard has visited our city multiple times to provide onsite training to our staff,” City of Bellmead CFO Karen Evans said. “Due to their support, we have increased our productivity, streamlined purchasing, and seen increased saving.”  

Membership in the Local Government Purchasing Cooperative continues to grow and now numbers more than 3,099 governmental entities across the state, according to Brian Bolinger, associate executive director of Business Services for the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), which serves as administrator for the Cooperative.  

“The continued growth in the Cooperative is a testament to the value and benefit that members  receive by using BuyBoard,” Bolinger said. “We’re extremely proud the Cooperative gives back to its members like this. We’re proud to support and serve local government and public schools.” 

The Cooperative has rebated more than $80 million to eligible members since 2006. Each member’s annual purchasing activity is used to calculate the amount of its rebate. 

Visit BuyBoard’s rebate 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. 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 TASB. The Cooperative is also a strategic partner of the Texas Association of School Business Officials. 

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