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About Purchasing Solutions Alliance

History

January 9th, 2008 the Brazos Valley Council of Governments’ Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution creating Purchasing Solutions Alliance (PSA), a purchasing cooperative for public agencies. The purpose of PSA is to identify qualified vendors of goods and services, to comply with state bidding requirements, and to relieve the burdens of governmental purchasing by realizing economies of scale.

Mission

Our mission is to serve our members by helping them save money on goods and services. Our goal is to continually increase membership in PSA and thereby increase our presence with vendors. As our membership continues to grow and more contracts are secured through the competitive procurement process, additional savings can be obtained for participating member entities.

Scope of Membership

Local governments, public agencies, political subdivisions and nonprofits have the opportunity to become one of our member entities that have access to discount pricing from qualified vendors and thousands of competitively procured products and services. Membership with PSA is provided at no cost and there are no obligations to meet minimum spending requirements.

Competitive Procurement

All contracts offered through PSA have been subjected to the competitive procurement process mandated by state procurement laws and regulations. Generally, we utilize the formal Request for Proposals (RFP) method as it allows us to negotiate with the highest ranked vendor and ultimately provides the best value for our members. As a standard business practice, we avoid multiple awards and seek to award contracts to the best of the best in terms of quality of products/services, delivery terms, customer service, reputation, and pricing.

Direct Link to Vendors

The PSA program will save your agency time, money and duplication of the competitive procurement process. Utilizing a PSA contract means your agency works directly with the approved vendor.

Click here to view available list of contracts through PSA.