GSA is easy to use and offers extremely competitive pricing on items for federal, state, and local governments, as well as other government entities. Depending upon state or local laws, the hassle of the RFP process can be avoided completely by purchasing directly off of a GSA contract.
NPPGov is a national cooperative purchasing organization based in Seattle, WA that offers publicly solicited contracts to government entities nationwide. Their contracts were created through a public solicitation and award process by a lead public agency. NPPGov serves Government, Education, Fire/Rescue, Law Enforcement, and Non Profit organizations. FireRescue GPO and Law Enforcement GPO are programs of NPPGov with contracts that focus on Fire Rescue and Law Enforcement members’ needs.
The mission of the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) is to provide technology leadership, solutions, and value to Texas state government, education, and local government entities to enable and facilitate the fulfillment of their core missions. They foster and promote technology leadership, technology solutions, and value to customers.
The DIR contract can be utilized by many different customers to include Texas state, county or local government offices, and public entities of all sizes. Agencies that meet eligibility requirements outside the State of Texas may also utilize the TX-DIR contract through use of an inter-local agreement with the DIR.
PA COSTARS is a program managed by the Department of General Services (DGS) for local public procurement units (LPPUs) and state affiliated entities within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Because the Commonwealth awards contracts through its own competitive bidding process, COSTARS procurements meet the cooperative purchasing requirements under the Commonwealth Procurement Code for local government purchasing.
*Pennsylvania Department of General Services Supplier Guide COSTARS Program Participation