Cooperative Contracts

Eligibility Overview

Texas Government Code defines the eligible customers who can purchase information technology commodities through DIR Contracts & Services. They include:

NOTE: Texas Government Code, Section 2157.068 - Purchase of Information Technology Commodity Items:  (a) In this section, "commodity items" means commercial software, hardware, or technology services, other than telecommunications services.

  • Units of Local Government, as defined by TGC 2054.003 (9)
    • Cities
    • Counties
    • Public school districts
    • Municipalities
    • Special Purpose Districts
  • Institutions of Higher Education, as defined by TEC 61.003
  • Assistance Organizations, as defined by TGC 2175.001
    DIR utilizes the eligibility for Assistance Organizations as determined by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts or the Texas Facility Commission (TFC). For information on establishing eligibility, please refer to the Comptroller's CO-OP purchasing program guidelines or to the TFC program eligibility page.
  • Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
  • Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA)
  • Private Schools, as defined by TEC 5.001
  • Private or Independent Institutions of Higher Education, as defined by TEC 61.003
  • Volunteer Fire Department, as defined by TTC 152.001
  • Public entities outside Texas, as defined by TGC 2054.0565

View Resources for Customers ​Outside Texas for more information on procuring technology through DIR.

If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact us.