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Purchasing Cooperatives

Per Board Policy [CH (LEGAL)], Little Elm ISD utilizes purchasing cooperative programs for the purchase of goods and services. Purchasing cooperative vendors have been awarded through a specific purchasing cooperative and allows the District to make purchases without completing the District's procurement process. Participating in a cooperative purchasing program satisfies any law requiring the District to seek competitive bids (Local Gov't Code 271.102). Any vendor that is awarded on one of the cooperatives listed below is automatically approved.

Allied - ESC Region 19  
Choice Partners (HCDE)
E&I Cooperative Services (E&I)
EPCNT ESC Region 1
ESC Region 7
ESC Region 10
ESC Region 11
NCPA - ESC Region 14
OMNIA Partners - ESC Region 4 (U.S. Communities)  
PACE - ESC Region 20
Prospering Pals (for Child Nutrition)
Purchasing Solutions Alliance (PSA)
State of Texas
Tarrant County
TIPS - ESC Region 8
An entity can become a Little Elm ISD approved vendor by responding to specific proposals/bids issued by the District, participating in one of the purchasing cooperatives listed above, or providing a notarized Sole Source Affidavit