The Baltimore Regional Cooperative Purchasing Committee is affiliated with the Houston-Galveston Area Council's consortium for the purposes of accessing their expertise in heavy equipment purchasing and other products for best pricing advantages through national economies of scale. This saves the region money, time and administrative burden. A complete list of HGAC contracts can be found here.
The basic process includes obtaining a quote from the vendor, and an HGAC quote review/approval. Once a purchase order is released, a copy must be sent to Debbie Groat, Coordinator of Cooperative Purchasing, BRCPC at firstname.lastname@example.org. The purchase order description MUST include BMC/HGAC Interlocal Agreement #07-1835 and the specific HGAC contract number.