BuyBoard Purchasing Cooperative rebates $9.8 million to more than 1,200 members
Austin — The Local Government Purchasing Cooperative (Cooperative), also known as BuyBoard, announced its most inclusive rebate to date, returning $9.8 million to 1,264 Cooperative members across Texas, including public schools, colleges and universities, and local governmental entities. This year, 277 more Cooperative members received rebates due to the revised rebate structure that was announced earlier this year.
BuyBoard rebate amounts vary, with some as large as $250,000. The more a member organization procures through BuyBoard, the more rebate dollars it’s eligible for at the end of each year.
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.
Membership in the Local Government Purchasing Cooperative continues to grow and now numbers more than 3,000 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 almost $90 million to eligible members since 2006. Each member’s annual purchasing activity is used to calculate the amount of its rebate. With the rebate structure approved by the Cooperative’s Board of Trustees, more members are eligible to earn rebates now than ever before.
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.
For more information, visit buyboard.com.
TASB is a nonprofit organization established in 1949 to serve local Texas school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.4 million public school students.