A cooperative agreement is a competitively bid contract in accordance with purchasing procedures mandated by state procurement laws and regulations. It provides a contract vehicle for state and local political subdivisions to purchase equally, regardless of size. Cooperative contract agreements are available for use by agencies or entities that comply with state purchasing laws.
CONTRACTS & PURCHASING AGREEMENTS
OMNIA Partners, Public Sector
OMNIA Partners, Public Sector is the nation’s largest and most experienced cooperative purchasing organization dedicated to public sector procurement. Their immense purchasing power has produced a comprehensive portfolio of cooperative contracts and partnerships, making OMNIA Partners, Public Sector the most valued and trusted resource for organizations nationwide.
“In the traffic industry, it’s no secret that most traffic engineers and transportation planners know the product they want... So, the [TAPCO and OMNIA Partners, Public Sector] partnership really streamlines the process and allows you to get the product you researched. You know what you’re getting and don’t have to rely on a low bid for a product.”
– Andrew Dillard, Transportation Manager for Danville, California
Who can participate?
- States and state agencies
- Cities, counties and municipalities
- Public and private primary educational institutions and systems
- Public and private higher education institutions
- Special districts
- Nonprofits and charitable organizations
What do I get out of the cooperative partnership?
- Compliance: competitively solicited and publicly awarded
- Savings: simplified process and agreed upon pricing
- Best value: get high quality products for great prices
TAPCO Federal wants to be your primary supplier of traffic and parking control items, and we want to make it as easy and economical for you as possible. So, we've taken the top items from our full line catalog and assembled them here in a mini catalog with great GSA pricing and convenient ordering.
As a leading supplier to municipalities and DOTs across the nation, we know what you need to make your installations safer and more user-friendly. We can also integrate products to create safety solutions for unusual or difficult situations. This selection is only a representation of the many items we stock and manufacture. Learn more about ordering from Schedule here.
GSA Federal Supply Schedule
The GSA Schedule, also known as Federal Supply Schedule, and Multiple Award Schedule (MAS), is a long-term governmentwide contract with commercial companies that provide access to millions of commercial products and services at fair and reasonable prices to the government. MAS makes buying easy and efficient with the use of modern technology to connect government buyers and industry.
TAPCO is ready to meet the needs of state, city and county agencies with fast delivery of all our traffic and parking control products. Below is our complete list of statewide contracts currently available.
By partnering with BuyBoard, TAPCO offers a customized online purchasing system for local governments and municipalities in the state of Texas. BuyBoard has delivered an easier buying process for over 5,500 members since 1998 by offering competitive pricing, increased purchasing power and superior service.
With BuyBoard, customers are guaranteed a Texas-compliant procurement process. Plus, BuyBoard offers an RFQ (Request for Quote) system, allowing for an overall quick bid and proposal process, which is often completed in a few days.
Texas Multiple Awards Schedule (TXMAS)
Only agencies of the State of Texas or members of the TBPC Cooperative Purchasing Program may purchase from this TXMAS contract.
Texas Procurement and Support Services (TPASS) has established, as an alternative purchasing method, the use of Texas multiple award schedule (TXMAS) contracts that have been developed from contracts awarded by the federal government or any other government entity of any state.
As the responsible federal entity, the General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Supply Service awards federal supply schedule contracts by competitive procurement procedures for more than 50 schedules, covering multiple commodities and services. The prices on GSA schedule contracts are the most favored customer (MFC) prices and the maximum price allowed.
TXMAS contracts take advantage of the MFC pricing and, under certain circumstances, an agency or local government entity may negotiate a lower price for the goods or services offered on a schedule contract. A "best value" purchase can be made by following the TXMAS purchasing procedures.
California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS)
California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS) offer a wide variety of commodity, non-IT services and information technology products and services at prices assessed as fair, reasonable and competitive. The use of these contracts is optional and available to California state and local government agencies.