Coop Solutions http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/56831/more en Public buyers adapting to accelerated government spending http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-buyers-adapting-accelerated-government-spending <div class="field-deck"> Public purchasers must closely scrutinize cooperative procurement opportunities </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Public purchasers must closely scrutinize cooperative procurement opportunities.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-buyers-adapting-accelerated-government-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-buyers-adapting-accelerated-government-spending#comments Economic Development Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Fri, 11 May 2018 21:35:00 +0000 81991 at http://americancityandcounty.com Co-ops can provide small agencies with expertise and transparency http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/co-ops-can-provide-small-agencies-expertise-and-transparency <div class="field-deck"> National cooperatives often use larger agencies as a lead agency, providing a more comprehensive approach, especially when working on a more complicated contract like IT solutions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">National cooperatives often use larger agencies as a lead agency, providing a more comprehensive approach, especially when working on a more complicated contract like IT solutions.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/co-ops-can-provide-small-agencies-expertise-and-transparency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/co-ops-can-provide-small-agencies-expertise-and-transparency#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing GPN Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:16:00 +0000 81641 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Hal Good</p> Los Angeles Housing Authority uses U.S. Communities contract for vehicle purchase http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/los-angeles-housing-authority-uses-us-communities-contract-vehicle-purchase <div class="node-body article-body">The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles has purchased their fleet of vehicles from Columbia on the U.S. Communities contract.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/los-angeles-housing-authority-uses-us-communities-contract-vehicle-purchase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/los-angeles-housing-authority-uses-us-communities-contract-vehicle-purchase#comments Coop Solutions Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:10:00 +0000 81491 at http://americancityandcounty.com Top management must give the purchasing team the tools they need http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/top-management-must-give-purchasing-team-tools-they-need <div class="node-body article-body">Strategic sourcing and cooperative procurement are key best practices, says Steve Gordon, former director of procurement in the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn., and Alexandria, Va. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/top-management-must-give-purchasing-team-tools-they-need" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/top-management-must-give-purchasing-team-tools-they-need#comments Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Administration Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:24:00 +0000 81281 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Steve Gordon</p> U.S. Communities announces new food services contract http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/us-communities-announces-new-food-services-contract <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/us-communities-announces-new-food-services-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/us-communities-announces-new-food-services-contract#comments Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:54:00 +0000 81291 at http://americancityandcounty.com Amazon Business provides tools to help organizations overcome purchasing challenges http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/amazon-business-provides-tools-help-organizations-overcome-purchasing-challenges <div class="node-body article-body">The Kirkland, Wash., procurement department utilizes the Amazon Business marketplace through Prince William County Public School’s contract with Amazon Business. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/amazon-business-provides-tools-help-organizations-overcome-purchasing-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/amazon-business-provides-tools-help-organizations-overcome-purchasing-challenges#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:14:00 +0000 81021 at http://americancityandcounty.com New contract for energy savings performance contracting http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/new-contract-energy-savings-performance-contracting <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. Communities has announced that its new contract for Energy Savings Performance Contracting Services has been awarded to McKinstry and Trane.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/new-contract-energy-savings-performance-contracting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/new-contract-energy-savings-performance-contracting#comments Coop Solutions Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:56:00 +0000 81011 at http://americancityandcounty.com Buying strategies the public sector should adopt http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/buying-strategies-public-sector-should-adopt <div class="field-deck"> Public procurement veteran talks best practices, future of coop purchasing and more </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Public procurement veteran Steve Gordon discusses the future of cooperative purchasing and more.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/buying-strategies-public-sector-should-adopt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/buying-strategies-public-sector-should-adopt#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:52:00 +0000 80831 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p><span style="font-size: 10.24px;">Steve Gordon</span></p> How cooperative contracts can overcome procurement challenges http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/how-cooperative-contracts-can-overcome-procurement-challenges <div class="field-deck"> Kirkland, Wash., purchasing team drives efficiencies through cooperative buys </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kirkland, Wash., a city of almost 88,000 on the eastern shores of Lake Washington, often relies on cooperative agreements, says its purchasing agent, Greg Piland.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/how-cooperative-contracts-can-overcome-procurement-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/how-cooperative-contracts-can-overcome-procurement-challenges#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:20:00 +0000 80481 at http://americancityandcounty.com Pets get fast heat relief at New Jersey shelter http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative agreement helps speed installation of needed air conditioners </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When the air conditioning broke down at an Ocean City, N.J., animal shelter this past July, a U.S. Communities cooperative agreement helped expedite installation of rented A/C units so a variety of stray pets stayed comfortable.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter#comments Buildings & Facilities Contracts Disaster Preparedness Facilities Coop Solutions Emergency Response Cooperative Purchasing Emergency Management Fiscal Management Strategic Sourcing Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:40:00 +0000 80121 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: Industrial air conditioners and a generator that Herc&nbsp;Rentals installed at an Ocean City, N.J. animal shelter on a temporary basis this past July after an equipment breakdown.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>