Purchasing contracts help customers save both time and money because each agency's awarded contracts were competitively bid to meet state law and purchasing requirements. In addition, the contracts have discounts already negotiated by the awarding agencies. This means customers are no longer required to release a solicitation and go through the time-consuming bid process because all the work has already been done for them. Below are the various contracts offered by Voice Products.
The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) provides cost-effective information technology solutions and services by negotiating, managing and administering contracts with IT providers. Customers include public entities both inside and outside Texas such as state, county or municipal government offices and public education.
Entities located outside the state of Texas must have an Interlocal Cooperation Contract (ICC) established with DIR before they can purchase from DIR contracts. To find out if an entity already has an ICC or to set one up, click here.
Voice Products has the following DIR contract:
BuyBoard was created to support and serve public school, municipalities, county governments and all types of local government agencies and non-profits. The Texas Cooperative is open to all local governments, nonprofits and other political subdivisions in the state. Texas school districts must be members of the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) to participate. Texas governmental entities who wish to participate must complete The Local Government Purchasing Cooperative (aka Texas Cooperative) Interlocal Participation Agreement.
The National Cooperative is available to entities outside the state of Texas. Governmental entities must establish an Interlocal Participation Agreement to become BuyBoard members. Nonprofit entities must complete the Nonprofit Subscriber Agreement. For more information, click here.
Voice Products has a variety of products and services available for purchase under BuyBoard contract.
GSA Advantage is the federal government's cooperative purchasing service. It has been extended to state and local governments to allow them to purchase IT products and services at pre-negotiated, competitive discounts.
State and local government is defined as the following: states, counties, municipalities, cities, towns, townships, tribal governments, public authorities, school districts, colleges and other institutions of higher education, council of governments, regional or interstate governments, or any agency or instrumentality of the preceding entities, and legislative or judicial departments.
Voice Products offers a variety of products and services on the GSA Schedule GS-35F-0126Y.
HGACBuy is a unit of local government and a political subdivision of the state of Texas; however, their purchasing contracts are available to government entities nationwide. An interlocal contract (ILC) is required to participate in HGACBuy.
MARC, the Mid-America Regional Council, services the Kansas City Metropolitan area and manages the KCRPC, which is the Kansas City Regional Purchasing Cooperative and is affiliated with HGACBuy. Entities served by MARC and therefore the KCRPC may purchase from HGACBuy contracts.
To find out if an entity already has an ILC or is under MARC, click here.
To obtain an ILC, click here.
TIPS, The Interlocal Purchasing System, offers its members access to competitively-procured purchasing contracts. Members include public education organizations, higher education entities, and city or county governments. Instructions for membership are specific to the entity's home state. For more information about membership, click here.
Voice Products has a variety of products and services available for purchase under TIPS.