Approved Cooperatives List

Welcome to the City of Columbia’s Cooperative Purchasing Page

Cooperative procurement (or piggy-backing off another government agency’s previously solicited contract) has been proven to reduce administrative and product costs, increase efficiencies and stretch shrinking budgets during difficult times. Cooperative procurement aggregates the purchasing power of multiple government agencies in order to entice the vendor community to offer deeper discounts on goods and services. Cities, counties, states and school districts across the country, including Columbia, MO, are demonstrating “improved operating results” (IOR) and cutting their bottom line by utilizing cooperative procurement on a larger scale.

Please browse the numerous governmental cooperatives the city may utilize listed in our “warehouse”. If you wish to utilize any of the coops please contact purchasing for assistance. If you find a coop you wish to purchase from, which is not listed, please let purchasing conduct the proper research for competitive bidding, insurance and prevailing wage, as it may apply as well as document retrieval prior to initiating a purchase.

You may reach any of the Purchasing Staff at 573.874.7376.

TYPE NAME DESCRIPTION GOODS/SERVICES CITY MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS/FEES

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Governmental Cooperative Purchasing US Communities U.S. Communities is a government purchasing cooperative that pools the purchasing power of public agencies to provide lower cost of goods and services to local governments, public schools, and non-profit organizations. Audio Visual Equipment; Automotive/Parts/Tires/Equipment; Communication Technology; Computers/Technology/Software; Elevator; Equipment Rental; Facility Maintenance/Repair/Plumbing/Electric; Floor Coverings/Sport Surfaces; Food & Beverage; Grounds Maintenance Supplies/Equipment; Hardware; Janitorial Supplies/Equipment; Lab Supplies; Office Furniture; Office Supplies; Paper Products/Toner; Parks/Recreation Supplies; Public Safety/Police/Fire; Tools; Uniforms/Apparel Yes No user fees or obligations. uscommunities.org
Governmental Cooperative Purchasing Kansas City Regional Purchasing Cooperative (KCRPC) The KCRPC is a local government purchasing cooperative and a partnership of the Mid-America Regional Council, the Mid-America Council of Public Purchasing (MACPP) and local governments. The KCRPC is managed under a steering committee made up of city and county managers and purchasing officials. Assistive Technology; Audio Visual Equipment; Automotive/Parts/Tires/Equipment; Communication Technology; Computers/Technology/Software; Construction Services; Data/Documents Management Services/Supplies; Education/Training Materials; Elevator; Employment Screening; Facility Maintenance/Repair/Plumbing/Electric; Floor Coverings/Sport Surfaces; Food & Beverage; Fuels; Graphic Design Services; Grounds Maintenance Supplies/Equipment; Hardware; Heating & Cooling; Heavy Equipment; Janitorial Supplies/Equipment; Lab Supplies; Lab Services; Medical Supplies; Modular Building/Ramp Systems; Office Furniture; Office Supplies; Paper Products/Toner; Parks/Recreation Supplies; Piggybacking; Printing/Publishing; Professional Services (Financial, Legal, Analytic); Public Safety/Police/Fire; Security Systems/Services; Road/Highway Maintenance/Construction Materials; Tools; Travel Services; Uniforms/Apparel; Water and Sewer Treatment;Vehicles   Must be a member of any National Institute of Governmental Purchasing chapter, no user fees.

 

marc.org/kcrpc

Governmental Cooperative Purchasing BuyBoard BuyBoard is the result of collaboration between various state boards of education through the National School Board Association. The cooperative serves school districts and all other public entities as well by posting catalogs of vendors online and by assisting in the purchasing process.   Yes No user fees or obligations.

 

buyboard.com

Group Purchasing Organization NationalIPA OMNIA Partners is the largest and most experienced organization dedicated to group purchasing and supply chain management. Comprised of members and suppliers in both the government and private sector, we bring together industry-leading buying power and world-class vendors to offer an extensive portfolio of sourcing solutions and partnerships.

Through the economies of scale created by our four subsidiaries, National IPA, Prime Advantage, Corporate United and U.S. Communities, our members and suppliers execute more contracts, in more verticals, with transparent, value-driven pricing. They benefit from the power and relationships we have established across a multitude of industries to gain premier access to products, services and customers. 
Assistive Technology; Audio Visual Equipment; Automotive/Parts/Tires/Equipment; Communication Technology; Computers/Technology/Software; Construction Services; Data/Documents Management Services/Supplies; Education/Training Materials; Elevator; Employment Screening; Facility Maintenance/Repair/Plumbing/Electric; Floor Coverings/SportSurfaces; Food & Beverage; Fuels; Hardware; Grounds Maintenance Supplies/Equipment; Heating & Cooling; Heavy Equipment; Janitorial Supplies/Equipment; Lab Supplies; Office Furniture; Office Supplies; Paper Products/Toner; Parks/Recreation Supplies; Professional Services (Financial, Legal, Analytic); Public Safety/Police/Fire; Surplus; Tools; Uniforms/Apparel   No user fees or obligations. nationalipa.org
Governmental Cooperative Purchasing TIPS/TAPS The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS/TAPS) is sponsored by the Region VIII Education Service Center (ESC8) located at 2230 North Edwards, Mt. Pleasant, Texas and is governed by the Region 8 ESC Board of Directors. The Interlocal Purchasing System is available for use by all public and private schools, colleges, universities, cities, counties, and other government entities. Assistive Technology; Audio Visual Equipment; Automotive/Parts/Tires/Equipment; Communication Technology; Computers/Technology/Software; Data/Documents Management Services/Supplies; Education/Training Materials; Elevator; Employment Screening; Facility Maintenance/Repair/Plumbing/Electric; Floor Coverings/Sport Surfaces; Food & Beverage; Grounds Maintenance Supplies/Equipment; Hardware; Janitorial Supplies/Equipment; Lab Supplies; Medical Supplies; Modular Building/Ramp Systems; Office Furniture; Office Supplies; Paper Products/Toner; Parks/Recreation Supplies; Printing/Publishing; Professional Services (Financial, Legal, Analytic); Public Safety/Police/Fire; Security Systems/Services; Tools; Uniforms/Apparel; Vehicles   No user fees or obligations.

tips-usa.com

Group Purchasing Organization SourceWell At its core, SourceWell is a Member-driven service cooperative with a Membership now exceeding 30,000. NJPA offers a multitude of products, equipment and service opportunities to education, government and other non-profit entities. Audio Visual Equipment; Automotive/Parts/Tires/Equipment; Communication Technology; Computers/Technology/Software; Construction Services; Facility Maintenance/Repair/Plumbing/Electric; Floor Coverings/Sport Surfaces; Food & Beverage; Grounds Maintenance Supplies/Equipment; Hardware; Heavy Equipment; Medical Supplies; Modular Building/Ramp Systems; Office Furniture; Office Supplies; Parks/Recreation Supplies; Water and Sewer Treatment; Vehicles   No user fees or obligations.

sourcewell-mn.gov

Governmental Cooperative Purchasing NASPO Value Point NASPO is a non-profit association dedicated to advancing public procurement through leadership, excellence, and integrity. It is made up of the directors of the central purchasing offices in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the territories of the United States. NASPO is an organization that helps its members achieve success as public procurement leaders through promotion of best practices, education, professional development, research, and innovative procurement strategies. Automotive/Parts/Tires/Equipment; Communication Technology; Computers/Technology/Software; Equipment Rental; Facility Maintenance/Repair/Plumbing/Electric; Fuels; Hardware; Janitorial Supplies/Equipment; Office Furniture; Office Supplies; Paper Products/Toner; Professional Services (Financial, Legal, Analytic); Public Safety/Police/Fire; Travel Services Yes Vary from state to state and contract to contract

naspo.org

Group Purchasing Organization Minnesota Multistate Contracting Alliance for Pharmacy (MMCAP) MMCAP is a voluntary group purchasing organization operated by the State of Minnesota serving government-authorized healthcare facilities. The goal of MMCAP is to provide member organizations the combined purchasing power to receive the best prices available for pharmaceuticals, hospital supplies, and related products. Employment Screening; Lab Supplies; Lab Services; Medical Supplies; Pharmaceuticals; Public Safety/Police/Fire; Vaccines Yes No user fees or obligations.

mmcap.org

Governmental Cooperative Purchasing National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance Company (National IPA) National IPA is a cooperative purchasing organization, established through a collaborative effort of public agencies across the United States with the specific purpose of reducing procurement costs by leveraging group volume. Automotive/Parts/Tires/Equipment; Communication Technology; Computers/Technology/Software; Education/Training Materials; Facility Maintenance/Repair/Plumbing/Electric; Grounds Maintenance Supplies/Equipment; Heavy Equipment; Janitorial Supplies/Equipment; Medical Supplies; Office Furniture; Office Supplies; Paper Products/Toner; Water and Sewer Treatment; Vehicles Yes No user fees or obligations. nationalipa.org
Surplus University of Missouri-Columbia Surplus Property Surplus Property is a part of the Procurement Services Department that is responsible for the disposal, re-distribution, and/or sale of used equipment/property that the University of Missouri and other Mid-Missouri government agencies and educational institutions no longer use. The sale of this equipment is handled through public auctions, sales, or online. Surplus     surplus.missouri.edu
Surplus GovDeals GovDeals provides services to various government agencies that allow them to sell surplus and confiscated items via the Internet. Surplus Yes   govdeals.com
Public Entity Missouri Vocational Enterprises (MVE) MVE is a section of the Department of Corrections that uses employment, work, and job skills trainings as a means of rehabilitating inmates and increasing their ability to find work when they are released. Automotive/Parts/Tires/Equipment; Education/Training Materials; Janitorial Supplies/Equipment; Office Furniture; Office Supplies; Paper Products/Toner; Parks/Recreation Supplies; Uniforms/Apparel N/A   docservices.mo.gov/mve/
Public Entity Missouri Cooperative Procurement Service The State of Missouri’s Office of Administration Purchasing Division is authorized to provide procurement services through a joint purchasing program to political subdivisions and quasi-public governmental bodies. Piggy backing Yes No user fees or obligations. oa.mo.gov/purchasing