COOPERATIVE PURCHASING 101

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What Is Cooperative Purchasing?
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 is the government agency Becker Arena Products partners with.

Do I qualify to purchase from Sourcewell contracts?
Sourcewell membership is available to all education and government entities as well as parochial schools and nonprofit organizations. There is no cost, no obligation and no liability.

How do I benefit from cooperative purchasing?
As you well know, the RFB process is long and costly and you run the risk of ending up with a poor quality product as the result of a low bid. When you have a choice, always choose the best value over the low bid. In the end, you will save money and streamline the process by purchasing from a ready-to-use, competitively solicited contract.

What can I buy?
There are a multitude of products and services in categories such as: Athletics & Playground, Construction Equipment, Facilities (MPRO), Fleet and Office & Technology.
Products you can purchase specifically for ice rinks include dasher board systems, skate racking systems, benching, rink divider panels, stick racks, protective flooring, dehumidifiers, ice paint, hockey supplies and equipment, ice maintenance tools and equipment and more.

How does it work?

  • Become a Member
    There are no fees to use the contracts, no commitment required and no obligation to purchase and the online application takes just a few minutes.
  • Search Awarded Vendors/Contracts
    Sourcewell has hundreds of awarded vendor contracts in a wide range of industries.
  • Select a Vendor
    Sourcewell has a landing page for each vendor. After you select a vendor, simply contact them using the information provided on their page and let them know you’re interested in using the Sourcewell contract. They’ll do the rest!

The next time you are planning to make a purchase, do yourself a favor and explore cooperative purchasing. When looking for ice rink equipment and supplies, give us a call at 800-234-5522 and reference Becker Arena Products Sourcewell Contract #030117-BAP.

https://sourcewell-mn.gov/
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