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Welcome to the Central Texas Purchasing Alliance Website.

CTPA is an organization of over 40 school districts in Central Texas and throughout the state, representing 1 million students! CTPA's purpose is to support and provide information and services to the purchasing departments within these districts. The following is a list of some of the services provided:

  • Mentoring
  • Sharing of established contracts
  • Providing developed specifications and boilerplates
  • Establishing standards for cooperative venues
New District Membership Questions

If you have any questions about CTPA and becoming a member school district, please click here or contact:

Jamie Spiegel, Executive Director, CTPA,
at Round Rock Independent School District
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
or call 512.464.6950

As a collection of school districts, CTPA does not maintain its own supplier list or contracts. Each member school district is responsible for developing and maintaining their own vendor list and contracts. Each member district may be contacted directly at the information provided within this site.

As stated in the CTPA Interlocal Agreement, Item 6, Purchasing Authority: "The CTPA, in and of itself, shall not have any authority to make purchases of goods and services directly with Vendors or contractually bind its Members or Participants to any third party agreements, except to the extent authorized by the Board of Directors of the CTPA, for the purchase of products and services related to the maintaining databases of information, web hosting or other type administrative support tools required for the operation of the CTPA’s business activities."

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CTPA a part of an Affiliation with TASBO - 01/27/15
CTPA members that are current members of Texas Association of School Business Officials ("TASBO") will receive continuing education credits for participating in CTPA meetings as a part of the Capitol Area ASBO (Region XIII) affiliate. Ms. Cristy Soars of Leander ISD has volunteered to be the chair for the CTPA subaffiliate. The Capitol Area ASBO affiliate meets most months at the TASBO headquarters.

New Member Districts for 2015 - 2016 - 01/27/15
The Central Texas Purchasing Alliance (CTPA) welcomes the new member district(s) that joined during the 2015 - 2016 years:
Ysleta ISD
Florence ISD
Henrietta ISD
Tyler ISD
Little Elm ISD
Allen ISD
Clint ISD
Southwest ISD
Alief ISD
Bowie ISD
Robstown ISD
Garland ISD
Clear Creek ISD
Copperas Cove ISD
Marble Falls ISD
Conroe ISD
Spring ISD
Liberty Hill ISD
Houston ISD
Aldine ISD
Bryan ISD
Burleson ISD
Lamar CISD
Klein ISD

New Officers and Directors Named for 2015 - 2017 - 01/27/15
At the April 2015 quarterly meeting, the following new officers were elected for the 2015-2017 time frame.

President: Vacant
Vice President: Martha Smith, Hays CISD
Secretary: George Ybarra, Killeen ISD
Treasurer: Nancy York, Navarro ISD

Membership Benefits

  • Discounted Prices
  • Shared Resources
  • Member's Area
  • Professional Services
  • Group Meetings

How To Join CTPA

  • Applying for membership to CTPA involves action on our side and yours. Click the button below to learn how you can participate.
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Meeting Information

The CTPA membership currently meets on the Wednesdays indicated in the following months:

  • January (third Wednesday)
  • April (second Wednesday)
  • July (third Wednesday)
  • October (second Wednesday)
  • Our next CTPA meeting is Wednesday, April 13, 2016 starting at 10:00am at Round Rock ISD.  The main topic for this meeting is to be determined.  If you plan to attend, you can register at