Cooperative Purchasing

A local government may participate in a cooperative purchasing program with another local government or a local cooperative organization.

Texas Local Government Code §271.102

A local government that is participating in a cooperative purchasing program may sign an agreement with another participating local government or a local cooperative organization stating that the signing local government will:

  • Designate a person to act in all matters relating to the program;
  • Make payments provided in the agreement;
  • Be responsible for a vendor’s compliance with provisions relating to the quality of items and terms of delivery.

A local government that purchases goods or services under this subchapter satisfies any state law requiring the local government to seek competitive bids for the purchase of the goods or services.

Cooperative Organizations

The City of Rosenberg participates in the following cooperative programs:

State of Texas Multiple Award Schedule Program (TXMAS)

Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) BuyBoard

The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS)

National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA)

Omnia Partners


Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC) HGACBuy

Harris County Department of Education - Choice Partners Cooperative

For more information on these programs please contact the cooperative directly using the contact information provided in the links above. The City of Rosenberg Purchasing Department does not register vendors or award contracts for these programs.

Interlocal Purchasing Agreements

The City of Rosenberg has existing agreements with other local government entities to establish a cooperative purchasing program between the entities. Currently the City has agreements with the following entities:

City of FulshearFort Bend CountyRegion 8 Education Service Center
City of Missouri CityHarris CountyState of Texas
City of Pearland

City of Plano

City of Sugar Land