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BuyBoard Purchasing Cooperative

BuyBoard helps school districts and other governmental entities save money on the products and services they need while streamlining the purchasing process.

There is power in numbers, and BuyBoard has delivered vast economies of scale in purchasing products and services to BuyBoard members since 1998. Combining the purchasing power of governmental entities assists members — big and small — in leveraging to achieve better pricing on products, equipment, and services they use every day. 

With a wide range of contracts available, members will find almost everything needed to support their organization. The products and services available for purchase through BuyBoard contracts have been awarded using a competitive procurement process, ideally saving members time and resources that would have been spent on preparing and conducting a formal RFP. 

BuyBoard was created to support and serve public schools, municipalities, county governments, and all types of governmental entities. BuyBoard includes The Local Government Purchasing Cooperative for Texas governmental entities and the National Purchasing Cooperative for governmental entities outside of Texas. Nonprofit, tax-exempt entities can also access BuyBoard through a separate nonprofit subscriber agreement. BuyBoard’s goal is to provide BuyBoard members with competitive pricing, a trusted and transparent procurement process, reduced administrative costs, and superior service. 

As a reflection of the program’s value, efficient administration, and success, the Texas BuyBoard has been proud to be able to issue member rebates to governmental entity members every year since 2006.

Membership Information

Texas school districts must be members of TASB to join BuyBoard. Membership is also open to local governments and nonprofits.

TASB Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Members are open-enrollment and college/university charter schools in Texas.

TASB Associate Membership

Associate Members consist of shared service arrangements, community colleges, and central appraisal districts.

TASB Active Membership

Active Members consist of the boards of Texas public school districts and education service centers. They have voting privileges in the Association and may participate in all of TASB's services.