Created by legislation in 1979, the Statewide Procurement Division (SPD) Cooperative Purchasing Program (CO-OP) provides the State of Texas volume purchasing power to local governments and assistance organizations. Members can purchase goods and services from state term contracts, TXMAS contracts, and piggyback contracts. Using these services through the State of Texas CO-OP will meet your competitive bidding requirements
Before attempting to place an order, please check your membership status by reviewing the CO-OP member list. Only current CO-OP members are eligible to place orders on state contracts.
The Comptroller’s Office has developed TxSmartBuy — , an online system where purchasers search, compare and purchase state contract items without submitting any paperwork. Purchasers have the ability to quickly and easily place, track and change orders online.
To purchase items not included in the system, you may use any of the following state contracts.
Please see contract instructions in the CO-OP Manual (PDF).
You can become a member of the Texas CO-OP simply by submitting the following four items to Comptroller’s SPD:
CO-OP membership is open to all Texas local government entities, including:
Hundreds of goods and services are available for purchase on state contract. Common purchases include items such as office furniture and vehicles. And many contract items are available to support your specific mission.
MHMR centers, for instance, can obtain vaccines and hospital equipment and supplies. Cities and counties can use the contracts to purchase road equipment and law enforcement supplies. School districts can buy library books and cafeteria food and equipment.
In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.