304 - Cooperative Purchasing 101
Jon Henke, Client Relations Administrator, Sourcewell
The average public agency today uses cooperative purchasing for 20% of spending. Procurement professionals are using cooperatives twice as much as they did in 2010, and that number is growing. Why? GovWin and Onvia’s 2018 survey reports that procurement staff are running leaner and are asked to purchase more with stricter budgets. As a result, they look to cooperatives as an industry best practice to build an additional purchasing arm for their teams. Cooperative procurement strives to help public agencies be more efficient in the purchasing process. This session will introduce attendees to the value of cooperative purchasing and explain the process of a cooperative contract.
- Understand how cooperative purchasing programs can simplify the purchasing process.
- Understand how cooperative purchasing programs can become part of their strategic sourcing plan.