How it Works

Cooperative Purchasing with Sourcewell

Cooperative Purchasing

Save time and money by purchasing from our ready-to-use, competitively solicited contracts.

Cooperative purchasing is “Procurement conducted by, or on behalf of, one or more Public Procurement Units” as defined by the American Bar Association Model Procurement Code for State and Local Governments.

Sourcewell's analysts streamline the procurement process by developing RFPs and IFBs for national, competitive solicitations that meet or exceed local requirements. Our rigorous process is continually refined to best meet the needs of participating agencies and allows us to offer exceptional products from nationally acclaimed suppliers.


Ready to get started? Simply follow these three easy steps to begin realizing the benefits of cooperative purchasing.

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  1. Register

    Any government or education entity can quickly and easily register to participate for free. There are no fees to use our contracts, no commitment, and no obligation to purchase—and the online registration takes just a few minutes.

    Businesses are not eligible. Learn about becoming a supplier.

  2. Find a Contract

    Sourcewell has hundreds of awarded supplier contracts in a wide variety of industries. You can quickly search contracts by product type, or browse construction contracts by state and county.

  3. Contact the Supplier

    Once you’ve located a contract you’d like to utilize, you can quickly obtain a quote, and finalize the sale with the supplier or your local dealer using the contract number and your agency's Sourcewell account number. It’s that easy!


Participating in Sourcewell is available to all government and education entities.

There is no cost, no obligation, and no liability.

Businesses, private consumers, and for-profit organizations are not eligible.