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TITLE 1ADMINISTRATION
PART 15TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 391PURCHASE OF GOODS AND SERVICES BY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCIES
SUBCHAPTER ECOOPERATIVE PURCHASING METHODS
RULE §391.205Types of Cooperative Purchasing Arrangements

Two or more purchasing entities may form a cooperative purchasing arrangement for the purchase of goods or services under one of the following forms:

  (1) Purchasing consortium. A single purchasing entity may assume the role of lead purchasing entity for a purchasing consortium, conduct a procurement, execute a single contract on behalf of all members of the consortium, and maintain the contractual relationship with the vendor or supplier. Members of the purchasing consortium may obtain goods or services from the vendor or supplier through the lead purchasing entity;

  (2) Enterprise pricing system. A single purchasing entity may execute a contract with a vendor or supplier that, through the use of pricing extension clauses or similar contractual language, agrees to provide the contracted goods or services to all members of the enterprise pricing system at the contracted price. Each member of the enterprise pricing system is directly responsible for ordering, receiving, inspection, approval, and payment for contracted goods or services in its own behalf;

  (3) Term contracts administered by the General Services Commission. Upon approval of the General Services Commission, a purchasing entity that is a state agency may obtain goods or services available from term contract vendors or suppliers procured by the General Services Commission.


Source Note: The provisions of this §391.205 adopted to be effective December 19, 2000, 25 TexReg 12371

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