The Internal Fiscal Operations department provides all financial and accounting services to the Education Service Center. It also oversees the purchasing cooperatives listed below.
Multi Regional Purchasing Cooperative
This cooperative provides the opportunity for school districts and charter schools to participate in a multi-regional purchasing pool (Regions 9, 11, 14, and 15) and to acquire quality instructional and non-instructional products at reasonable prices. All purchasing efforts are in compliance with current bid law requirements.
The bids currently available are:
For more information visit www.mrpctexas.com.
TCPN Purchasing Cooperative
The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) is available for use by public and private schools, colleges, universities, cities, counties, and other government entities. Participation provides the legally required competition for contracts for commonly purchased items, and saves the district/charter the cost of going through the competitive process. Vendors with TCPN awarded contracts have agreed to provide the best pricing, terms and conditions available to similar customers. The purpose of TCPN is to provide school districts and other government entities opportunities for greater efficiency and economy in acquiring goods and services. Because Region 9 Education Service Center is a member of TCPN, districts and charters within the region may also use its services. TCPN can be accessed through the Region 9 website or at www.tcpn.org.