is a cooperative purchasing program for technology products and services operated by DIR on behalf of the state of Texas. All the procurement work has already been done for you: vendors have responded and been awarded contracts through a competitive bid process and deeply discounted prices have been negotiated. Learn more about our contracting process
Out-of-state public entities are welcome to purchase from us (see Section 2054.0565 of the Texas Government Code
). We rely on the Interlocal Cooperation Act, Section 791.025
to document these transactions.
How to Purchase from Co-op Contracts
Before purchasing the technology you need, you must complete the Interlocal Cooperation Contract (ICC). The ICC:
- Allows controlling law to be the law of your state
- Allows you to define the venue for litigation
- Allows you to define dispute resolution procedures
The ICC enables you to purchase from any contract available through the Co-op Contracts program.
To complete the ICC:
- Download and fill out the Interlocal Cooperation Contract - (DOC, 47 KB) or (PDF, 89 KB)
- Mail two signed and completed copies of the ICC to the following address:
Department of Information Resources
Contracts and Vendor Management
P.O. Box 13564
Austin, TX 78711-3564
- We will return one fully executed copy of the ICC to you for your records.
Once the ICC has been fully executed by both parties, use our products and services search to browse by product type/sub-type, vendor, or commodity code. You will see the contract number, pricing, and ordering information along with vendor contact details.
To make a purchase, simply issue your purchase order directly to the vendor.
The ICC allows you to use any DIR Co-op contract, so any terms specific to an individual vendor can be addressed through the purchase order process, as long as those terms do not conflict with or detract from the terms of the master contract.
Why Buy from Co-op Contracts?
Save Time. All contracts have been competitively bid so you no longer have to prepare competitive solicitations or evaluate responses. DIR has done the time-consuming procurement work for you and has negotiated discounts on hundreds of products and services.
Save Money. We leverage the volume buying power of the State of Texas to negotiate aggressively competitive pricing, which translates into big savings for your organization and your state’s taxpayers. You can even negotiate deeper discounts based on large volume purchases. During fiscal year 2011, DIR saved its customers over $270 million.
Selection. At 650+ contracts and growing, we have the products and services you are looking for. Choose from 20+ brands of computers, 1,100+ titles of software, 35+ brands of printers, and much more, all available from multiple vendors.
Out-of-State Agencies Currently Holding an ICC with DIR
Information about file formats.
State of Alaska Department of Corrections, Alaska, DIR-SDD-IC547 – PDF (70 KB)
City of Casa Grande, Arizona, DIR-SDD-IC573 – PDF (89 KB) )
County of Navajo, Arizona, DIR-SDD-IC624 – PDF (67 KB)
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California, DIR-SDD-IC625 – PDF (136 KB)
City of Freemont, California, DIR-SDD-IC608 – PDF (90 KB)
Town of Oxford, Connecticut, DIR-SDD-IC614 – PDF (134 KB)
City and County of Denver, Colorado, DIR-SDD-IC595 – PDF
City of Coral Gables, Florida, DIR-SDD-IC326 – PDF
City of Pinellas Park, Florida, DIR-SDD-IC602 – PDF
City of South Miami, Florida, DIR-SDD-IC597 – PDF
Miami-Dade County, Florida, DIR-SDD-IC373 – PDF
Orange County, Florida, DIR-SDD-IC852 – PDF
Pasco Sheriff’s Office, Florida, DIR-SDD-IC620 – PDF
Pinellas County, Florida, DIR-SDD-IC335 – PDF
Public Health Trust / Jackson Memorial Hospital, Florida, DIR-SDD-IC545 – PDF
The School Board of Alachua County, Florida, DIR-SDD-IC575 – PDF
The School Board of DeSoto County, Florida, DIR-SDD-IC612 – PDF
The School Board of Volusia County, Florida, DIR-SDD-IC589 – PDF
Canyon County Ambulance District, Idaho, DIR-SDD-IC611– PDF (135 KB)
City of Boise, Idaho, DIR-SDD-IC601– PDF (88 KB)
Village of Lisle, Illinois, DIR-SDD-IC586 – PDF (89 KB)
Kansas State University, Kansas, DIR-SDD-IC583 – PDF (88 KB)
City of Shreveport, Louisiana, DIR-SDD-IC621– PDF (69 KB)
Calvert County Independent School District, Maryland, DIR-SDD-IC345 – PDF (24 KB)
College of Southern Maryland, Maryland, DIR-SDD-IC-585 – PDF (89 KB)
Howard County, Maryland, DIR-SDD-IC-587 – PDF (93 KB)
University of Maryland University College, Maryland, IC577 – PDF (89 KB)
Washington County Public Schools, Maryland, DIR-SDD-IC347 – PDF (26 KB)
The State of Missouri, Missouri, DIR-SDD-IC626 – PDF (135 KB)
Washoe County, Nevada, DIR-SDD-IC523 – PDF (69 KB)
City of Las Cruces, New Mexico, DIR-SDD-IC337 – PDF (28 KB)
City of Sunland Park, New Mexico, DIR-SDD-IC576 – PDF (136 KB)
Las Cruces School District, New Mexico, DIR-SDD-IC525 – PDF (73 KB)
Sante Fe Indian School, New Mexico, DIR-SDD-IC526 – PDF (613 KB)
County of Putnam, NY, DIR-SDD-IC622 – PDF (95 KB)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina, DIR-SDD-IC336 – PDF (28 KB)
Rapid City Area School District, South Dakota, DIR-SDD-IC594 – PDF (88 KB)
City of Hampton, Virginia, DIR-SDD-IC349 – PDF (74 KB)
Fairfax County Water Authority, Virginia, DIR-SDD-IC368 – PDF (70 KB)
Gloucester County, Virginia, DIR-SDD-IC328 – PDF (61 KB)
James City County, Virginia, DIR-SDD-IC353 – PDF (26 KB)
Pittsylvania Board of Supervisors, Virginia, DIR-SDD-IC572 – PDF (135 KB)
Portsmouth Public Schools, Virginia, DIR-SDD-IC359 – PDF (26 KB)
Stafford County Public Schools, Virginia, DIR-SDD-IC321 – PDF (29 KB)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia, DIR-SDD-IC600 – PDF (89 KB)
Pierce County, Washington, DIR-SDD-IC238 – PDF (34 KB)
Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County, Washington, DIR-SDD-IC548 – PDF (69 KB)
City of McMechen, West Virginia, DIR-SDD-IC348 – PDF (26 KB)
State of Wisconsin, Department of Workforce Development, DIR-SDD-IC606 – PDF
For questions and more information, please contact Kerry Stennett.