The U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance is a government purchasing cooperative that reduces the cost of goods and services by aggregating the purchasing power of public agencies nationwide. U.S. Communities provides world class procurement resources and solutions to local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education, and nonprofits. State and local governments have access to a broad line of competitively solicited contracts with best in class national suppliers.
NACo is a founder and exclusive sponsor of U.S. Communities. Co-founded as a public benefit cooperative with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, the National League of Cities and the Association of School Business Officials, U.S. Communities assists public agencies in procuring goods and services on a cooperative basis. Over 70 state associations of counties, cities, schools and purchasing groups endorse or sponsor the program at the state level. This overwhelming sponsorship by professional government associations strengthens the value of the program and assures significant oversight for program participants.
There are seven key factors that differentiate U.S. Communities from other regional and national programs. U.S. Communities offers public agencies:
- Publicly solicited contracts by a large lead public agency
- Public agency oversight by state and local government procurement professionals
- Commitment to lowest supplier government pricing
- Program audits for compliance with contract pricing, terms and conditions
- Contract benchmarking to validate best pricing guarantee
- No public agency fees or costs
- Exclusive sponsorship from the National Association of Counties
The U.S. Communities Online Marketplace is available at no cost, provides quick visibility into products and pricing, and integrates many U.S. Communities supplier contracts into a single shopping environment, making it easier than ever to shop and compare prices. The marketplace offers access to thousands of products from multiple suppliers with a single payment using a p-card, credit card or purchase order. Try it today!
It is quick and easy to join U.S. Communities! Visit the U.S. Communities website at www.uscommunities.org and click on "Register Now" and begin to save!
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