The Purchasing Association of Cooperative Entities (PACE) is designed to give its members additional awarded contract tools to assist their entities in meeting bidding requirements, saving valuable staff resources. PACE finds vendors to assist members in meeting their operation goals and save funds when obtaining best value supplies.
PACE was created by Education Service Center, Region 13 in Austin, Texas and Education Service Center, Region 20 in San Antonio, Texas. PACE is administered by Education Service Center, Region 20. Education Service Center, Region 20 was established by the Texas Legislature in 1967 to assist school districts and charter schools in improving efficiencies and student performance. Region education service centers are non-regulatory, intermediate education units. Texas Education Code, Chapter 8, gives each school district the opportunity to voluntarily be served by and participate with a regional educational service center.
PACE welcomes public and government entities, including cities, counties, independent school districts, higher education institutions, non-profit agencies, political subdivisions, and others.