Cooperative Purchasing Contracts: What Are They, Who Are They For, How to Use Them, and Their Undeniable Benefits
Are you a municipality, government agency, or educational institution? Do you know if our co-ops are for you?
Cooperative purchasing contracts save you money and time by bypassing the traditional bid to request for approval process through cooperative purchasing networks. With shrinking budgets and increasing demand for quality, cooperative purchasing contracts fill the void so you can receive the best product at the lowest price.
But maybe you’ve never heard of cooperative purchasing contracts. Or perhaps you have, but you’re still not sure what they’re all about. We’re here to break it all down for you. By the end of this blog, you’ll know what cooperative purchasing contracts are, how to use them, their undeniable benefits, and how you can start taking advantage of them today.
What are Cooperative Purchasing Contracts?
Cooperative purchasing contracts accelerate the procurement process and leverage the competitive bidding of pre-qualified vendors to provide you with a streamlined purchasing option while staying compliant. They offer you peace of mind knowing that you are getting the best price from a trusted supplier. As a pre-qualified vendor, Pacific Mobile takes pride in handling the bidding process for you to get you the best possible price. With Pacific Mobile, you’re in good hands.
Here are a few of the most well-known cooperative purchasing contracts that we work with:
- California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS)
- GSA Schedule Contract
- King County Directors’ Association (KCDA)
- The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS/TAPS)
- Purchasing Cooperative of America (PCA)
Pacific Mobile Structures is an awarded vendor for all the above and has been servicing some of these cooperative purchasing networks for 14-18years.
Who are Cooperative Purchasing Contracts For?
If you still aren’t sure whether or not cooperative purchasing networks are for you, let’s break down the entities that benefit most from them. If you’re one of the following, you can use cooperative purchasing contracts:
- Public Schools
- Colleges and Universities
- Charter Schools
- Local, State, & Federal Government Agencies
- Police Departments
- Fire Departments
- Water Districts
- Indian Tribal Governments
Later in the blog, we will discuss how you can use cooperative purchasing contracts, but for now, let’s get into the benefits.
Benefits of Cooperative Purchasing Contracts
Time and money – the two most valuable resources and cooperative purchasing contracts save you both. They help you to obtain a fair price for the high-quality products you need. Cooperative purchasing contracts streamline the cost, complexity, and timeframe for the procurement of modular buildings. They minimize redundant bidding processes while keeping you compliant with best procurement practices.
How to Use Cooperative Purchasing Contracts
Becoming a member of a purchasing cooperative is easy and free! Here’s how to get started:
- Call Pacific Mobile or your local representative to let us help you determine which cooperative purchasing contract you will benefit from.
- Once your purchasing cooperative has been determined, sign your membership agreement and wait for the approval.
- When approved, call Pacific Mobile to help you bring your project to fruition.
The process really is this easy when you’re working with Pacific Mobile. We are here to guide you through the process and be a sounding board for any concerns you may have or assistance you may need. Cooperative purchasing contracts and networks are an effective means to find the highest quality product at the most competitive rates and within your desired timeline.
What are You Waiting For?
Ask any of our sales representatives about our cooperative purchasing options to start saving time and money today! Even if it’s just questions, we’re happy to be of service. Call us at 800-225-6539 or email us here.