The use of cooperative purchasing contracts on the national level has increased from 34 percent to 66 percent from 2011 to 2014, and on the state level, use has increased from 43 percent to 83 percent in the same time period, according to a Government Procurement survey. With this level of growth and the recent launch of its accreditation program for cooperative purchasing groups, NIGP hosted a discussion between public procurement officers and various cooperative purchasing representatives ...

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