There is a Better Way
The Co-op Benefits are Clear
A growing contracting method is the cooperative purchasing model. There are many good co-ops that offer contract awards from which their members can benefit. The co-ops ensure that all responding Vendors are fully vetted before awarding the contract, which can then be “piggybacked” by public agencies across the country. This makes it easy to choose an awarded contract with the Vendor your agency prefers.
They’ve done the hard work for you. Just issue a purchase order referencing the co-op contract you choose, and we can hit the ground running.
Co-op membership is typically free and easy to join online
RFPs and IFBs are designed to comply with the state requirements and statutes on the front end to allow for maximum flexibility.
Over the past 20 years, thousands of public institutions, including K-12, universities, municipalities and more, have trusted using cooperative contracts for their purchases. More and more agencies use cooperative contracts each year, for everything from purchasing office supplies and computers, to building a turf field or running track.
Best of All…
Get the product you want from the vendor you trust.