PURCHASING COOPERATIVES

 

 

Purchasing Cooperative: a type of cooperative arrangement to get lower prices from selected  suppliers. Purchasing Cooperatives are required to follow laws requiring competitive bidding  above certain thresholds. Counties, municipalities, schools, colleges and universities in the  majority of states can sign an agreement or contract that allows them to legally use a contract that was procured by another governmental entity.

 

PURCHASING COOPERATIVES OFFER:

• Nationally competitive bids
• Volume discounts attributed to a nationally competitive bid process
• Eliminates potential bid protests and procurement challenges
• Streamlines the purchasing process

 

A purchasing cooperative has already completed the competitive bidding process and offers an excellent alternative to standard bidding procedures. This process takes advantage of the  prominence and volume associated with a national contract and provides schools and municipalities with extremely competitive pricing.

 

The advantage of a purchasing cooperative is that it eliminates the concern of bid protests, while avoiding the delay and costs associated with the standard bidding procedure.

 

Sprinturf is a current member of the following Purchasing Cooperatives:

 

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