Texas Tech University

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

  • BuyBoard
  • DIR
  • E&I
  • First Choice
  • 1GPA
  • Choice Partners
  • GSA
  • HGACBuy
  • NCPA
  • PACE
  • Region 16 ESC
  • Region 17
  • Omnia Partners
  • TexBuy
  • Tips
  • UT Alliance
  • WorkQuest (formally TIBH)
  • ESC Region 19 (Allied States Cooperative)

Please email strategic.acquisitions@ttu.edu for questions regarding the Consortium & Cooperative Purchasing Groups.

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