Board of Directors Regular Meeting Agenda


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Meeting Date: 02/22/2018  

SUBJECT MATTER:
Receive, consider and act upon an Interlocal Agreement with Tarrant County regarding participation in the Tarrant County Cooperative Purchasing Program (C-2018-0139); 
FISCAL IMPACT:
No fee is required to participate in the purchasing program.
BACKGROUND:
The Tarrant County Cooperative Purchasing Program is a Texas state-wide purchasing cooperative that offers its participants access to competitively procured purchasing contracts in accordance with applicable state statutes.  There are currently 454 participating entities in the program. 
 
Membership in a purchasing cooperative such as the one administered by Tarrant County offers many benefits including:
  • Access to competitively procured contracts with qualified vendors
  • Opportunities for greater efficiency and economy in acquiring goods and services
  • Access to pricing based on a state-wide high-profile contract 

An executed Interlocal Agreement is required to participate in the Tarrant County Cooperative Purchasing Program.  The agreement as well as a list of current participants in the program are attached for the Board’s reference.  Either party may terminate the agreement without cause with thirty days prior written notice.  No fee is required to initiate or maintain participation in the program.
RECOMMENDATION:
Approve the Interlocal Agreement with Tarrant County regarding participation in the Tarrant County Cooperative Purchasing Program and authorize the President/General Manager to execute the Interlocal Agreement in connection therewith. 
Attachments
Interlocal Agreement for Tarrant County Purchasing Program / List of Participants


    

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