Consortium & Cooperative Purchasing Groups
A Consortium is a formal organization, in which the members are active in the management of purchases. The member organizations conduct bids and proposals on behalf of the consortium. All members are then able to utilize the resulting contracts.
A Cooperative Purchasing Group is a profit or non-profit business that serves members in a single industry (ex. higher education). Co-op members play no role on the management of suppliers or contracts. Members can utilize any resulting contracts.
Texas Tech is a member of the following Consortium and Cooperative Purchasing Groups:
The Cooperative Purchasing Network
TCPN is a national governmental purchasing cooperative. The bids are conducted and awarded in compliance with purchasing procedures mandated by state procurement laws and regulations.
Here is a list of vendors whose products are available to TTU departments through our various consortium or cooperative agreements. Because the contracts with these vendors are pre-bid, there are no dollar limits on the purchase orders. If you are interested in establishing a purchase order using the special pricing available from a consortium or cooperative agreement, please contact Purchasing and Contracting at firstname.lastname@example.org