Cooperative Purchasing

The Purchasing Division 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.

The Purchasing Division is responsible for the procurement of over 50 million dollars worth of goods, services and construction each year. Some of the Major products and services purchased are: Computers, Vehicles and Heavy Equipment, Engineering & Construction Services, Furniture and Office Equipment. 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.

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 Cooperaive Purchasing Contracts can save Purchasing Lead time since these contract items have already been competitively bid. Please contact the Purchasng Division 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 US.

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 e-Library 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 e-Library contains basic ordering guidelines, complete schedule listings, and a powerful search engine. The Schedules e-Library is updated daily to provide you with the latest award information.

GSA Contract Search (enter keywords, Contract Number, Contractor/Manufacturer name, Schedule # 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 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 H-GAC 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.

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