Interlocal Cooperation Agreement
Dawson Education Cooperative of Arkansas
INTERLOCAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT
Education Entity or Higher Ed Division
This Interlocal Cooperation Agreement (the “Agreement”) is entered into by and between the
Dawson Education Cooperative (ADEC@) and the _________________________,
(Education Entity or Higher Ed Division)
(collectively, the AParties@) pursuant to the Arkansas Interlocal Cooperation Act. ARK. CODE
ANN. '25-20-101 et seq.
WHEREAS DEC is a political subdivision of Arkansas. ARK. CODE. ANN. '06-13-1002(a); and
WHEREAS DEC has a legislative mandate to assist Education Entities or Higher Ed Divisions
in using resources more effectively through cooperative purchasing. ARK. CODE. ANN. '06-13-
WHEREAS [Education Entity or Higher Ed Division] is a political subdivision of Arkansas. ARK.
CODE. ANN. '06-13-101 et seq.
WHEREAS the Arkansas Interlocal Cooperation Act authorizes public agencies to enter into
agreements for joint cooperative action with other public agencies in order to exercise any
governmental powers, privileges or authority that both agencies have in common. ARK. CODE.
ANN. '25-20-101 et seq.;
NOW THEREFORE, the Parties HEREBY agree as follows:
This Agreement is effective beginning____________ and shall be automatically renewed
annually unless either party gives sixty (60) days prior written notice of non-renewal.
The purpose of this Agreement shall be to provide cooperative purchasing services to[above
listed Education Entity or Higher Ed Division] through a program known as the Texas Arkansas
Purchasing System (ATAPS@) Program.
The purpose of the TAPS Program shall be to obtain substantial savings for participating
education cooperatives, public schools and institutions of higher learning through volume
purchasing. TAPS object