BuyBoard® Purchasing Cooperative Rebates $10.8 Million to More Than 1,300 Members
Austin— The Local Government Purchasing Cooperative (Cooperative), also known as BuyBoard, announced its most inclusive rebate to date, returning $10.8 million to 1,322 Cooperative members across Texas, including public schools, colleges and universities, and local governmental entities.
The 2022-23 rebate is the largest to date, benefiting more Cooperative members than ever before. Since 2006, the Cooperative has rebated about $100 million back to its members.
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 governmental entities across Texas.”
BuyBoard rebate amounts vary, but 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 proposals.
“BuyBoard gives our district the reassurance that we are receiving a strong product at a fair price. Every dollar counts in this current financial environment,” said Vidor ISD Superintendent Jay Killgo. “We want our taxpayers to know that Vidor ISD is making the most of our resources. The rebate is an added bonus and reinforces the excellent partnership with BuyBoard.”
For member school districts, being eligible to participate in BuyBoard is one of the many benefits of TASB membership.
“Since TASB’s establishment nearly 75 years ago, we’ve been committed to helping districts operate efficiently,” said TASB Executive Director Dan Troxell. “We do this by keeping our membership fees as low as possible while also offering services like BuyBoard that bring an economy of scale to many district operations — helping reduce the burden of government.”
Of the 603 school districts receiving a rebate this year, 37% are receiving a rebate greater than or equal to their TASB membership fee and 52% are receiving a rebate that covers half of that cost.
“We know how important it is for schools to make the most of every dollar and keep resources in the classroom where they belong,” Bolinger said. “BuyBoard not only offers value and efficiency but also provides a way to help support Texas public education through these annual rebates. It’s a win-win for TASB and Cooperative members.”
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 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.