Sourcewell, formerly known as NJPA, was authorized by state law as an Educational Cooperative Service Unit (Service Cooperative #942) to serve education and government entities with solutions, as outlined in Minn State. 123A,21, which are more efficiently delivered cooperatively than individually. For over 40 years, Sourcewell has helped government, education, and non-profit agencies operate more efficiently. We help them save time and money with contract purchasing solutions that are solicited nationally.Learn More
HGAC’s Cooperative Purchasing Program, known as HGACBuy, was established pursuant to Texas Interlocal Cooperation Act [Texas Local Government Code, Title 7, Chapter 791]. The Act allows local governments and certain non-profits to contract or agree under the terms of the Act to make purchases or provide purchasing services and other administrative functions appropriately established by another government entity. The Interlocal Contract (ILC) is the required legal document that establishes a link between the End User (local governments and certain non-profits) and HGACBuy, and gives the End User access to HGACBuy contracts.
H-GAC has established Interlocal Contracts with thousands of End Users throughout Texas and across the United States.
HGACBuy contracts are established based on the requirements of [Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 252]. Products and services are contracted after having been subjected to either a competitive bid (IFB) or competitive proposal (RFP) process. Contracts are blanket type, usually for a term of two or three years. Use of HGACBuy for purchases by any End Users is strictly at the discretion of that entity. End Users issue their purchase orders to and pay directly the HGACBuy Contractor.
The HGACBuy Program is over 30 years old and specializes in high ticket, capital intensive products and services that require technical, detailed specifications and extensive professional skills to evaluate bid responses. All products offered through HGACBuy have been awarded by virtue of a public competitive process.