Missouri

Missouri Revised Statutes

Title VI. County, Township & Political Subdivision Government

Chapter 70. Powers of Political Subdivisions to Cooperate or Contract with Governmental Units

  1. REV. STAT. §70.210. Definitions

As used in sections 70.210 to 70.320, the following terms mean:

(1) “Governing body”, the board, body or persons in which the powers of a municipality or political subdivision are vested;

(2) “Municipality”, municipal corporations, political corporations, and other public corporations and agencies authorized to exercise governmental functions;

(3) “Political subdivision”, counties, townships, cities, towns, villages, school, county library, city library, city-county library, road, drainage, sewer, levee and fire districts, soil and water conservation districts, watershed subdistricts, county hospitals, and any board of control of an art museum, and any other public subdivision or public corporation having the power to tax.

  1. REV. STAT. §70.220. 1.

Any municipality or political subdivision of this state, as herein defined, may contract and cooperate with any other municipality or political subdivision, or with an elective or appointive official thereof, or with a duly authorized agency of the United States, or of this state, or with other states or their municipalities or political subdivisions, or with any private person, firm, association or corporation, for the planning, development, construction, acquisition or operation of any public improvement or facility, or for a common service; provided, that the subject and purposes of any such contract or cooperative action made and entered into by such municipality or political subdivision shall be within the scope of the powers of such municipality or political subdivision.

Title IV. Executive Branch

Chapter 34. State Purchasing and Printing

  1. REV. STAT. §34.046. Contract directly with other governmental entities for purchase of supplies.

The commissioner of administration may contract directly with other governmental entities for the purchase of supplies. The commissioner of administration may also participate in, sponsor, conduct or administer a cooperative purchasing agreement whereby supplies are procured in accordance with a contract established by another governmental entity provided that such contract was established in accordance with the laws and regulations applicable to the establishing governmental entity.

Missouri Constitution

Article VI. Local Government

Section 16. Cooperation by local governments with other governmental units.

Any municipality or political subdivision of this state may contract and cooperate with other municipalities or political subdivisions thereof, or with other states or their municipalities or political subdivisions, or with the United States, for the planning, development, construction, acquisition or operation of any public improvement or facility, or for a common service, in the manner provided by law.

Article IV. Executive Department

Section 39. Cooperation with federal and other state governments.

In all matters of public welfare the general assembly may provide by law for cooperation with the United States, or other states.

Missouri Code of State Regulations

Title 1. Office of Administration

Division 40. Purchasing and Materials Management

Chapter 1- Procurement

1 CSR 40-1.050 Procedures for Solicitation, Receipt of Bids, and Award and Administration of Contracts

(6) When circumstances dictate that it would be most advantageous, the state may purchase supplies from or in cooperation with another governmental entity.

(A) Supplies purchased from another governmental entity should be limited to those supplies, which are provided directly by such entity.

(B) Supplies purchased in cooperation with another governmental entity may be purchased based on contracts established in accordance with that entity’s laws and regulations.