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Government Procurement
U.S. Communities withdraws from NIGP Cooperative Accreditation
U.S. Communities announced on Aug. 30 that it would immediately withdraw from the NIGP Cooperative Accreditation program.
Shred-it awarded national contract with U.S. Communities
Shred-it, an information security company, announced on June 26 that it was awarded a document and media destruction contract for at least three years through U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance.
Los Angeles Housing Authority uses U.S. Communities contract for vehicle purchase
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles has purchased their fleet of vehicles from Columbia on the U.S. Communities contract.
U.S. Communities announces new food services contract
Join U.S. Communities, Premier and US Foods for a complimentary informational webinar to learn more about a new food product and distribution contract that lets public agencies continue to realize immediate savings on food service expenditures.
New contract for energy savings performance contracting
U.S. Communities has announced that its new contract for Energy Savings Performance Contracting Services has been awarded to McKinstry and Trane.
NASPO releases 2014 Survey of State Procurement Practices 
The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) has just released its 2014 Survey of State Procurement Practices.
Agreement will drive growth in NIGP Consulting program
Periscope Holdings is expanding its partnership with the NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement trade group. Periscope will provide managed services that will support the growth of the NIGP Consulting program.
State of New Hampshire Signs Software Contract
The State of New Hampshire plans to improve administrative support systems, increase productivity, and enhance accountability to citizens and legislators.
Discount Hotel Rates for Federal Travelers
Discount Hotel Rates for Federal Travelers For federal government travelers, there are significant differences between the FedRooms rate, a rate offered
June Contract: NM-DPS awards fingerprint ID system
The New Mexico Department of Public Safety (NM-DPS) Technical and Emergency Support Division (TESD) announced the award of the new statewide Automated
June Contract: EOUSA awards Blue Ridge Network
The Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) awarded Blue Ridge Networks, a provider of secure communications products and managed virtual
Brand Specifications Lead to Higher Prices and Less Competition, Study Says
Brand Specifications Lead to Higher Prices and Less Competition, Study Says The inclusion of brand-name specifications in federal computer hardware procurement
NIGP Awards First Supplier Certificates
NIGP Awards First Supplier Certificates The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) announced that three suppliers were awarded the Government
FEMA Announces Competitive Contracting Strategy
The Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced plans for a competitive contracting strategy for ongoing recovery
Consortium Helps Small Businesses Win Federal IT Contracts
CDW Government, Inc., has added six new companies to its Small Business Partner Consortium and exercised the one-year contract options of nine companies

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