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Cooperatives

Cooperative and Group purchasing organizations allow the University of Houston to purchase from established contracts without additional formal bidding. Click here to view the Cooperative Program Guideline. 

Program Description: The University of Houston would utilize the pre-approved cooperative or state contracts listed below in the procurement of:

  1. Commodities (up to $500K per contract/PO), such as
    1. Parts
    2. Materials
    3. Supplies
    4. Furniture
    5. Equipment
  2. Basic operating services (up to $250K per contract/PO), such as
    1. Custodial services
    2. Grounds keeping services
    3. NOT including architectural or engineering services, which will be obtained through a RFQ
  3. Minor repair services for various types of facilities (up to $250K per contract/PO), such as
    1. Research
    2. Parking and transportation
    3. Fire life safety
    4. Classrooms
    5. NOT including architectural or engineering services, which will be obtained through a RFQ

The University of Houston uses the following cooperatives: