Vortex Companies is a Trusted BuyBoard Vendor

BuyBoard is a Government Purchasing Cooperative created to increase the purchasing power of government entities and simplify their purchasing by using a customized online purchasing system. Buyboard is developed to comply with state laws regarding government entities to make purchases from an approved list of Buyboard vendors.

What are the key benefits of BuyBoard?

BuyBoard gives members the advantage of leveraging the Cooperative’s ability to obtain bulk discounts, combined with the ease of online, web-based vendor sourcing. BuyBoard also offers:

Compliance and Transparency – Contracts and vendors awarded through BuyBoard have been competitively procured to assist members with compliance with local and state procurement requirements and a documented audit trail. All vendors are treated on equal terms and are on the same plane of competition.

Value and Choice – Members will find almost everything needed to support their organization. The BuyBoard philosophy has always been that members know best which products they need, and the choice of vendor is their decision to make.

Efficiency and Cost-Savings – Because a competitive procurement process has been completed by the Cooperative, members may save time and resources that would have been spent on preparing and conducting a formal RFP.

What services can BuyBoard Provide?

BuyBoard receives competitive bids from hundreds of contractors and vendors for a wide range of products and services:

  • Inspection and Assessment Services
  • Pipe Cleaning and Root Removal
  • Sewer Bypass and Pumping Operations
  • Large Diameter, Spin-Cast Structural Pipe Relining — 36” diameter and up
  • Pipe Bursting from 8”- 42” in Diameter
  • Cured-In-Place Pipe Relining From 6”- 42” in Diameter
  • Lateral Line Connection Restoration
  • Manhole, Wet Well, and Junction Box Rehabilitation
  • Point Repair & Offset Joint Pipe Sealing Systems
  • Sewer Inspection and Assessment Training
  • Turn-key Contracting & Construction Management

Does BuyBoard meet contract requirements?

To be compliant, all contracts are awarded by virtue of a public competitive procurement process that meets state statutes. In addition, all TIPS solicitations (RFP’s / RFQ’s) are advertised on a regional and national scale.

Is BuyBoard available only in Texas?

There are two levels of BuyBoard. On the national level, BuyBoard is a cooperative formed between the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and several state school board associations to streamline the buying process for schools, municipalities, and other public entities.

The Texas Cooperative is open to all local governments and other political subdivisions in the state that are authorized to be a party to an interlocal cooperation agreement under the Interlocal Cooperation Act.

Do I qualify for BuyBoard membership?

You qualify if you are one of the following government entities:

  • Community Colleges
  • Counties
  • Municipalities
  • Public Universities
  • School Districts
  • Towns
  • Villages
  • Other Local Government Agencies

What is your contract number on BuyBoard?

Vortex Companies can be identified by contract number 555-18.

How do I become a member of BuyBoard?

Becoming a BuyBoard member, on either a National or Texas level, requires only a few steps – and membership is free! Go to for more information  or call 800-695-2919 for assistance.

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