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.

Purchasing

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

  1. Register

    Schools, universities, nonprofits, and government agencies 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.

    Video: How Do I Register as a Participating Agency?

  2. Find a Vendor 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.

    Video: How Do I Find a Contract?

  3. Select a 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 number. It’s that easy!

    Video: How Do I Make a Purchase?

Eligibility

Participating in Sourcewell is available to all government entities; public and private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities; and nonprofit organizations.

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

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