Bulk Purchasing Opportunities

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DIR Customers receive at least the minimum discount negotiated under a Bulk Purchase Agreement, regardless of the volume purchased by the customer.

Bulk purchases are not subject to competition or purchasing threshold limitations, otherwise in effect when using DIR Cooperative Contracts.

Look for huge savings on productivity software, business intelligence software, multi-function devices (MFD), managed print services (MPS), or enterprise content management (ECM) solutions through DIR! You do not need to buy in bulk to purchase through the DIR Bulk Purchase Program.  Bulk Purchases are coordinated by DIR where at least two or more eligibile customers have requested to buy a product (Senate Bill 538 (87R)).

Customer Eligibility

DIR serves a wide range of customers. However, before buying through DIR, learn more about your agency's eligibility to purchase through DIR.

Through the use of DIR Cooperative Contracts, our goal is to maximize cost savings by leveraging combined volume to drive down purchasing costs while providing options to meet individual agency technology requirements.

FY 2019 and 2020 Total Purchases and Resulting Savings:

Segment

# of  Participating Customers

Purchase Total

Savings Total

Higher Ed

25

$346,028

$1,088,336

K-12

40

$205,096

$505,012

Local Government

75

$939,114

$1,343,795

Out of State

3

$121,804

$205,772

State Agency

56

$51,932,200

$18,145,085

Total

199

$53,544,242

$21,288.000

Current Bulk Purchase Opportunities

See below for current bulk purchase initiatives that are available. Please check back often for new opportunities.

Productivity Software (BP2021-034)

The Department of Information Resources (DIR) is pleased to announce a bulk purchase of Productivity Software for Adobe Sign. This agreement is intended to provide multiple vendors listed by tab on the pricing sheet below. Additional Productivity Software options will be added as they become available. 

Contract Numbers and vendor contact information is located on the related vendor tabs of Exhibit A: Pricing Form.

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Last Updated: 08-26-2021

Bulk Purchasing Initiative for Productivity Software for FY 2021 and FY 2022

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Last Updated: 08-26-2021

Bulk Purchasing Agreement for BP2021-034 Productivity Software Exhibit A Pricing Form

Computer Hardware (BP2021-035)

The Department of Information Resources (DIR) is pleased to announce a bulk purchase of Computer Hardware. This agreement includes bulk purchase pricing for the following products: 

  • Apple Branded Computer Hardware
  • Dell Branded Computer Hardware 

This agreement is intended to provide multiple vendors listed by tab on the pricing sheet below. Additional Computer Hardware options will be added as they become available. 

Contract Numbers and vendor contact information is located on the related vendor tabs of Exhibit A: BP2021-035 Pricing Sheet.

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Last Updated: 08-26-2021

Bulk Purchase Agreement for Computer Hardware for FY2021 and FY2022

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Last Updated: 08-26-2021

Bulk Purchase Agreement 2021-035 for Computer Hardware Pricing Form Exhibit A

Resources

See below for the annual Legislative Budget Board (LBB) Bulk Purchase Initiative report.

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Last Updated: 06-15-2021

Buying Through DIR
Next Steps / Help & Support

Find out what IT hardware, software and services are available through a Bulk Purchase (BP) initiative.

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