Equalis Group Lead Agencies are public sector entities (e.g., state agencies, municipalities, counties, school districts, public colleges and universities, councils of governments, or special districts) lawfully established and operating under the applicable statutes of their respective states. They are authorized by state statutes to conduct public sector procurement processes, award and enter into Master Agreements with winning suppliers under applicable procurement guidelines, and make those Master Agreements available to public agencies nationwide through Equalis Group.
Equalis Group collaborates with our Lead Agencies to deliver compliant, publicly procured cooperative agreements that public agencies across the country can utilize to: i) quickly acquire the products and services they need; ii) receive better pricing through the collective buying power of Equalis Group members; and, iii) save time through Equalis Group’s legal and compliant alternative to conducting their own resource-consuming solicitation process.
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Region 10 is one of 20 regional service centers established by the Texas State Legislature in 1967 for the purpose of providing professional development and a range of other innovative solutions to Region 10 members.
Based in Richardson, the Center and its consultants impact over 865,000 students and 106,000 school staff, of which 56,000 are teachers in over 130 ISDs, charters, and private schools across 10 north Texas counties.
Region 10 is governed by an elected Board of Directors. More information is available on the Region 10 website.
CCOG is a regional council of governments and political subdivision formed under Section 167 of the Ohio Revised Code. It is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization.
CCOG was established in 2013 for the express purpose of (a) improving Equalis Group members’ operations, reducing their costs, and increasing their efficiencies to augment their capacity to better serve their constituents and customers, and (b) developing and operating as a collective purchasing and service organization to enable Equalis Group members to obtain competitive terms from vendors and service providers by utilizing the combined purchasing power of all Equalis Group members.
CCOG is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of senior public officials from Cuyahoga County Public Library (the nation’s top-ranked public library system serving a population of at least 500,000 people for more than 10 years in a row), Kenston Local Schools (one of Ohio’s highest-ranked public school districts), and the City of Solon (one of the top-ranked cities in Ohio).
Public Agencies that join Equalis Group by completing the Equalis Group Master Intergovernmental Cooperative Purchasing Agreement are designated by CCOG as CCOG Affiliate Members, one of two CCOG membership classifications under CCOG’s Code of Regulations pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 167.02 (A).
More information is available at CooperativeCogOhio.gov.