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Cooperative Procurement is a term that  refers  to the combining of requirements of two or more public procurement entities  to leverage the benefits of volume purchases, delivery and supply chain advantages, best practices, and the reduction of administrative time and expenses. Cooperative procurement efforts may result in contracts  that  other entities may “piggyback”.

Counties, municipalities, schools, colleges and universities in the majority of states can enter into an interlocal agreement or contract that allows them to legally use a contract that was procured by another governmental entity. However, each state has its owns laws related to intergovernmental purchasing and it is up to the purchasing professional to conduct the due diligence necessary to ensure a cooperative contract meets state statutes.

ProcureSource consolidates the cooperative purchasing and piggyback options available and provides the available documentation and information to make the due diligence process as easy as possible.