Cooperative Purchasing

The Division of Purchases is committed to support the operations of city government in a manner which assures the community that all procurements are conducted with integrity, openness and with fair and equal opportunity.

Responsibility
The Division of Purchases is responsible for the procurement of over $50 million worth of goods, services and construction each year. Some of the major products and services purchased are:
  • Computers
  • Engineering and Construction Services
  • Furniture
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Office Equipment
  • Vehicles
Our customers include all city departments, boards and agencies including the Fire and Police Departments, the Springfield/Branson Regional Airport, Public Works Department and the Springfield/Greene County Park Board.

Cooperative Purchasing Sites
Listed below are links to various cooperative purchasing sites that can be utilized for your purchases. Besides the dollar savings of volume discounts, use of cooperative purchasing contracts can save purchasing lead time since these contract items have already been competitively bid. Please contact the Division of Purchases if you should have any questions on the use of cooperative purchasing contracts.

State Contracts
Missouri State Contract Search - Search by contract keyword, commodity category, contract number, or contractor name.

Kansas City Regional Purchasing Cooperative
The Kansas City Regional Purchasing Cooperative (KCRPC) is the Kansas City Region's local government purchasing cooperative. The KCRPC is a partnership of the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), the Mid-America Council of Public Purchasing (MACPP) and local governments.

The KCRPC is a purchasing resource for local governments. MARC operates the KCRPC, and Program Coordinator Rita Parker is responsible for its day to day activities. The KCRPC is managed under the auspices of a steering committee, composed of city and county managers and purchasing officials who provide policy guidance, and an advisory committee of public purchasing officials who advise on specific programs and make specific recommendations on bids and contracts.

US Communities National Contracts
US Communities Contracts are competitively bid contracts by major lead agencies that allow for use by political subdivisions throughout the U.S.

Each solicitation contains language which advises all suppliers the subsequent contract may be used by other government agencies throughout the United States. This language is based on the lead jurisdiction "Joint Powers Authority" or "Cooperative Procurement" program.

Although each government may have different purchasing procedures to follow, applying these competitive principles satisfy the competitive solicitation requirements of most state and local government agencies.

GSA Contracts
Schedules eLibrary is your source for the latest GSA and VA schedules contract award information! Now schedule customers have a centralized source for researching GSA and VA schedules 24 hours a day! Schedules eLibrary contains basic ordering guidelines, complete schedule listings, and a powerful search engine. The Schedules eLibrary is updated daily to provide you with the latest award information.

GSA Contract Search (enter keywords, contract number, contractor / manufacturer name, schedule number or SIN #) This is an excellent data base to find various GSA Contract vendors and products / services

Please note: GSA contracts are federal government contracts. Although GSA contract vendors may choose to honor the GSA contract pricing to political subdivisions on many of these contracts; it is voluntary and not mandatory. The only current exception is the information technology contract listed below.  

General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software, and Services - Pursuant to Section 211 of the e-Gov Act of 2002, cooperative purchasing provides authorized state and local government entities access to information technology items offered through GSA's Schedule 70 and the corporate contracts for associated special item numbers. Contracts with the COOP PURC icon indicate that authorized state and local government entities may procure from that contract.

HGACBuy
HGACBuy has been serving local governments for more than 30 years, beginning in 1973. Program participants nationwide include 1,600+ municipalities, counties, school / college districts, special districts, and qualifying non-profit corporations that provide one or more governmental functions and services.

All products and services offered by HGACBuy have been subjected to either the competitive bid or competitive proposal process, with the HGAC Board of Directors awarding all contracts.

Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies
The Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies' (AEPA) mission is to cooperatively serve our agency memberships through a continuous effort to explore and solve present and future purchasing needs. Our goals include working on your behalf to secure multi-state volume purchasing contracts that have benefits that are measurable, cost-effective and continuously exceed our memberships expectations. AEPA is committed to accomplish this mission by using leading edge technology and futuristic business practices.