PCA (Purchasing Cooperative of America) is a procurement network that streamlines bid and procurement processes by providing high value contracts, high ethical procurement standards, and savings to its members.
What are the key benefits of PCA?
A typical procurement process (either RFP or RFQ) takes 6-9 months and can cost thousands of dollars for preparation (issuing, advertising, evaluation, award). WIth PCA, projects get started sooner and purchases can be made faster. This frees up staff to perform other job tasks.
What other services does PCA Provide?
PCA performs all required steps of the solicitation process and provides all due diligence documentation to you upon request. PCA is a service of Region III Education Service Center, which awards, holds and administers the contracts.
Does PCA meet contract requirements?
PCA contracts are competitively bid and procedures meet Texas and other states’ procurement and contracting statutes; including applicable Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR) by reference.
Is PCA available only in Texas?
Although based in Texas, PCA is a national cooperative. All PCA contracts are written to be used by local, state and federal government agencies, educational institutions, indian tribal governments, and non-profit, non-taxed organizations in all 50 states and U.S. Territories.
Do I qualify for PCA membership?
You qualify if you are one of the following:
- Municipality, City, County and/or State Agency
- Utility District (MUD, WCID, Irrigation)
- Government Authority (Airport, Port, River, Water, Toll Road)
- Council of Government
- Indian Tribal Government
- Educational Institution
- Any other non-taxed, non-profit entity
What is your contract number on PCA?
Vortex Companies can be identified by contract number PCA3-156-16.
How do I become a member of PCA?
To become a member of PCA visit http://www.pcamerica.org/members/registration.