Cooperative Purchasing http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/32180/more en An experienced procurement professional appraises and praises cooperative agreements http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/experienced-procurement-professional-appraises-and-praises-cooperative-agreements <div class="field-deck"> Especially for smaller governments, using cooperative pacts makes sense </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Maija Lampinen, Procurement and Contracts Administrator for the Port of Everett, Wash., tells why her agency relies on cooperative agreements.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/experienced-procurement-professional-appraises-and-praises-cooperative-agreements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/experienced-procurement-professional-appraises-and-praises-cooperative-agreements#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fiscal Management Negotiating Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing GPN Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:04:00 +0000 79081 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Maija Lampinen</p> Co-op agreements can help meet fleet management needs http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/co-op-agreements-can-help-meet-fleet-management-needs <div class="node-body article-body">National Joint Powers Alliance recently awarded contracts in the Fleet Management and Related Technology Solutions category</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/co-op-agreements-can-help-meet-fleet-management-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/co-op-agreements-can-help-meet-fleet-management-needs#comments Contracts Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fleets Public Works Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing Public Works Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:33:00 +0000 78851 at http://americancityandcounty.com Cooperative purchasing best practices from a seasoned procurement officer http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/cooperative-purchasing-best-practices-seasoned-procurement-officer <div class="field-deck"> Reach out to your legal and finance team is one piece of advice from Terry McKee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Terry McKee, IT and Procurement Director at Knoxville's (Tenn.) Community Development Corporation (KCDC) offers his views on suggested best practices for cooperative buys.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/cooperative-purchasing-best-practices-seasoned-procurement-officer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/cooperative-purchasing-best-practices-seasoned-procurement-officer#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fiscal Management Negotiating Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing GPN Fri, 28 Jul 2017 19:33:00 +0000 78831 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Terry McKee</p> New cooperative contract announced for tractors, mowers and related products http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/new-cooperative-contract-announced-tractors-mowers-and-related-products <div class="field-deck"> Competitively solicited contract provides access to overall best government pricing with leading suppliers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. Communities, a national cooperative purchasing program, has announced a new contract for tractors, mowing equipment, implements, parts and service.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/new-cooperative-contract-announced-tractors-mowers-and-related-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/new-cooperative-contract-announced-tractors-mowers-and-related-products#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Grounds Maintenance & Landscaping Parks & Recreation Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing Mon, 17 Jul 2017 18:01:00 +0000 78591 at http://americancityandcounty.com U.S. Conference of Mayors passes resolution supporting cooperative purchasing program at 85th annual meeting http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/us-conference-mayors-passes-resolution-supporting-cooperative-purchasing-program-85th <div class="field-deck"> Statement supports U.S. Communities now that it has achieved coveted NAC certification </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. Conference of Mayors passes resolution that salutes U.S. Communities now that it has achieved coveted NAC certification.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/us-conference-mayors-passes-resolution-supporting-cooperative-purchasing-program-85th" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/us-conference-mayors-passes-resolution-supporting-cooperative-purchasing-program-85th#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Wed, 05 Jul 2017 13:28:00 +0000 78371 at http://americancityandcounty.com Cooperative agreement offers abundant choices for playground gear http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/cooperative-agreement-offers-abundant-choices-playground-gear <div class="field-deck"> Contract simplifies acquiring fitness gear and related items </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Two global vendors, GameTime and KOMPAN, have won a U.S. Communities cooperative contract for playground equipment, outdoor fitness equipment, site accessories, surfacing and related products and services.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/cooperative-agreement-offers-abundant-choices-playground-gear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/cooperative-agreement-offers-abundant-choices-playground-gear#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Parks & Recreation Parks & Recreation Strategic Sourcing Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:20:00 +0000 78321 at http://americancityandcounty.com Cooperative contracts awarded that cover mailroom products http://americancityandcounty.com/office-equipment/cooperative-contracts-awarded-cover-mailroom-products <div class="node-body article-body">Government, education, and nonprofit agencies looking to enhance their direct mailing capabilities and processes now have access to mailing and postage solutions through National Joint Powers Alliance.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/office-equipment/cooperative-contracts-awarded-cover-mailroom-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/office-equipment/cooperative-contracts-awarded-cover-mailroom-products#comments Contracts Cooperative Purchasing Finance Office Equipment Human Resources Purchasing & Procurement Technology Strategic Sourcing Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:32:00 +0000 78261 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: The kinds of mailroom gear that governments and other organizations can acquire through the NJPA cooperative contracts.</p> Mark your calendars for these complimentary cooperative purchasing events http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/mark-your-calendars-these-complimentary-cooperative-purchasing-events <div class="field-deck"> Choose from several upcoming webinars and Strategic Sourcing Summits </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. Communities is hosting several webinars and Strategic Sourcing Summits.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/mark-your-calendars-these-complimentary-cooperative-purchasing-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/mark-your-calendars-these-complimentary-cooperative-purchasing-events#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:37:00 +0000 78071 at http://americancityandcounty.com New Atlanta ballpark gets needed public safety, vehicle help for first pitch http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/new-atlanta-ballpark-gets-needed-public-safety-vehicle-help-first-pitch <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative contracts deliver public safety products and transport vehicles that ensured SunTrust Park was ready for opening day and ensured all the fans had an experience unlike any other while keeping the community safe. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SunTrust Park was ready for the Atlanta Braves' opening day thanks to cooperative contracts that helped deliver needed public safety products and transport vehicles.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/new-atlanta-ballpark-gets-needed-public-safety-vehicle-help-first-pitch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/new-atlanta-ballpark-gets-needed-public-safety-vehicle-help-first-pitch#comments Buildings & Facilities Contracts Facilities Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Public Safety Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing Public Safety Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:22:00 +0000 78141 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: A view from near home plate at SunTrust Park, the Atlanta Braves&#39; new home.</p> NIGP names first NAC-accredited cooperative program http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/nigp-names-first-nac-accredited-cooperative-program <div class="field-deck"> U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance is first cooperative program to earn NAC distinction. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NIGP has announced that the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance is the first cooperative program to earn NAC distinction.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/nigp-names-first-nac-accredited-cooperative-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/nigp-names-first-nac-accredited-cooperative-program#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:57:00 +0000 77981 at http://americancityandcounty.com