Title 36. Local Government
Article 1. General Provisions
Chapter 7. Interlocal Cooperation
IND. CODE ANN. §36-1-7-1 Application of chapter
Sec. 1. This chapter applies to the following:
(1) The state.
(2) All political subdivisions.
(3) All state agencies.
(4) Any of the following created by state law:
(A) Public instrumentalities.
(B) Public corporate bodies.
(5) Another state to the extent authorized by the law of that state.
(6) Political subdivisions of states other than Indiana, to the extent authorized by laws of the other states.
(7) Agencies of the federal government, to the extent authorized by federal laws.
(8) Indiana charter schools
IND. CODE §36-1-7-2 Permissible Powers
Sec. 2. (a) A power that may be exercised by an Indiana political subdivision and by one (1) or more other governmental entities may be exercised:
(1) by one (1) or more entities on behalf of others; or
(2) jointly by the entities.
Entities that want to do this must, by ordinance or resolution, enter into a written agreement under section 3 or 9 of this chapter.
Title 5. State and Local Administration
Article 22. Public Purchases
Chapter 4. Purchasing Organizations
IND. CODE §5-22-2-13 Governmental body
“Governmental body” means an agency, a board, a branch, a bureau, a commission, a council, a department, an institution, an office, or another establishment of any of the following:
(1) The executive branch.
(2) The judicial branch.
(3) The legislative branch.
(4) A political subdivision.
IND. CODE §5-22-4-7 Cooperative purchasing organizations
Sec. 7. (a) A governmental body may enter into an agreement with other governmental bodies under IC 36-1-7 to form a cooperative purchasing organization.
(b) This article applies to the purchases made by a cooperative purchasing organization.
(c) A cooperative purchasing organization is the purchasing agency for a governmental body with respect to the purchases made for the governmental body by the cooperative purchasing organization. An individual designated by the cooperative purchasing organization is a purchasing agent for the governmental body with respect to the purchases made for the governmental body by the cooperative purchasing organization.