Cooperative Purchasing

USA – Sourcewell

 

Sourcewell can help you save time and money by combining the buying power of 50,000 government, education, and non-profit organizations. Simply pick the appropriate contract or vendor—they do the rest.

Sourcewell holds hundreds of competitively solicited cooperative contracts ready for use. Choose from a wide array of products and services, or work with their in-house specialists to find the solution that fits your needs. They award contracts at the manufacturing level, but they can be leveraged locally to support local dealers. Cooperative purchasing is “Procurement conducted by, or on behalf of, one or more Public Procurement Units” as defined by the American Bar Association Model Procurement Code for State and Local Governments.

Sourcewell’s analysts streamline the procurement process by developing RFPs and IFBs for national, competitive solicitations that meet or exceed local requirements. Their rigorous process is continually refined to best meet the needs of participating agencies and allows them to offer exceptional products from nationally acclaimed suppliers like J.A. Larue Inc.

We invite you to watch this video to understand the Sourcewell Advantage:

 

 

Canada – Canoe

 

Municipal associations across Canada have partnered to create the Canoe Procurement Group of Canada, one of the largest public sector buying groups in the country. Our contract number is 062222-JAL. In Canada these agreements are sometimes referred to as Group Buying to a Standing Offer or Master Agreements.

As a member of the Canoe Procurement Group of Canada, you are positioned to take advantage of the combined purchasing power of more than 5,000 municipalities, public agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. This huge economy of scale means greater selection and best value pricing on the products and services you need to build, maintain, and grow your community. You can view their PDF brochure to learn more.