What are Purchasing Cooperatives?
“Cooperative Procurement refers to combining requirements of public agencies to leverage the benefits of volume purchases, delivery and supply chain advantages, best practices, and the reduction of administrative time and expenses.” – NIGP
“The primary role of public procurement is to obtain quality goods and services to support effective and efficient government ensuring the prudent use of public funds.” -NASPO
iSphere is a member of two Purchasing Cooperatives:
TIPS-USA and the Texas Department of Information Resources