Advanced Connections, Inc. is proud to offer state and local agencies purchasing cooperative options.

We now hold both a DIR and a TIPS contract to facilitate the purchasing process for state and local governments, municipalities and schools.


For more information regarding the State of Texas’ Department of Information Resources purchasing cooperative, please click here.

For ACI’s DIR contract page please click on the following link: Advanced Connections, Inc.

For information regarding ACI’s DIR pricing, please click on this link: Co-ops


Eligibility Overview

Texas Government Code defines the eligible customers who can purchase information technology commodities through DIR Contracts & Services. They include:

  • Units of Local Government, as defined by TGC 2054.003 (9)
    • Cities
    • Counties
    • Public school districts
    • Municipalities
    • Special Purpose Districts
  • Institutions of Higher Education, as defined by TEC 61.003

For more information about purchasing cooperatives or to place an order, please call or email Whitney Oldfather, 512-633-5533,

Department Of Information Resources # DIR-TSO-3661

TIPS Contract # 1032416


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