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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 cities and towns, other local governments, state agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education, and nonprofits, and is completely free to register and use. Participants have access to a broad line of competitively solicited contracts with best in class national suppliers.

In this short video learn how your agency can save time and money through the power of cooperative purchasing.

  • No user fees – no costs or fees to participate.
  • Best overall supplier government pricing – by combining the potential cooperative purchasing power of up to 90,000 public agencies, you are able to access the best overall supplier government pricing.
  • Quality brands – thousands of the best brands in a wide variety of categories, services and solutions.
  • Integrity and experience – unlike other government cooperative purchasing organizations, U.S. Communities national government purchasing cooperative is co-sponsored by 5 leading national organizations and over 90 state, city and regional organizations.
  • Oversight by public purchasing professionals – Advisory Board of well-respected public procurement professionals provides leadership, direction, and ensures adherence to our high standards.

Since each contract is different, agencies should complete their due diligence to ensure they meet their own agency procurement guidelines. Check out these resources for more information: 



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