Purchasing Association of Cooperative Entities
About Us

PACE Purchasing Cooperative is designed to give its cooperative members additional awarded contract tools to assist their entities in meeting bidding requirements and to save valuable staff resources, finding vendors to assist members in meeting their operation goals, and to save funds when obtaining best value supplies. PACE is created and administered by Education Service Center, Region 13 in Austin, Texas and Education Service Center, Region 20 and the 2013 Purchasing Cooperative in San Antonio, Texas.

PACE welcomes public and government entities, including cities, counties, independent school districts, non-profit agencies, political subdivisions, and others,

Why Should I Join?


  • Provides government agencies opportunities for greater efficiency and economy in acquiring goods and services
  • Takes advantage of state-of-the-art purchasing procedures to insure the most competitive contracts
  • Provides competitive price solicitation and bulk purchasing for multiple government agencies that yield economic benefits unobtainable by the individual entity
  • Provides quick and efficient delivery of goods and services by contracting with high performance vendors
  • Equalizes purchasing power for smaller agencies that are unable to command the best contracts due to size limitations 
  • Assists government agencies in maintaining the essential controls for budget and accounting purposes
  • Maintains credibility and confidence in business procedures by maintaining open competition for purchases and by complying with purchasing laws and ethical business practices

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