State Legal Authorities
Each state has adopted statutes that authorize cooperative purchasing in some way, whether explicit language authorizing participation in cooperative purchasing agreements, the authority to enter into joint powers agreements, and/or the ability to enter into intergovernmental agreements.
Click any state in the map below to view the Equalis Group State Legal Authority memorandum. We have included what we believe to be the most relevant statutory authority and a narrative explaining how Equalis Group and our Lead Agencies’ procurement and contracting process aligns with the applicable statutes and terminology under that state’s laws.
Please note: Equalis Group’s State Legal Authorities are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. We encourage you to seek legal counsel when evaluating the applicability of cooperative purchasing to state statutes and local ordinances.