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AUGUST 9, 2012
2012 Suburban Purchasing Cooperative catalog now available
By DMMC

Click here to view the 2012 Suburban Purchasing Cooperative catalog.

The DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference is pleased to announce that we are now members of the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC). The SPC is a joint purchasing cooperative which will benefit our members on many levels. By utilizing the pre-vetted companies, agencies will save staff time and money. In addition, a small percentage of purchases made through the SPC are returned to the member’s COG, thereby reducing costs passed on to agencies. SPC members (municipalities and townships), along with counties, libraries, park districts, schools and not-for-profits wishing to participate, derive a direct fiscal benefit from participation by combining the purchasing power of numerous local governments and agencies, the SPC is able to negotiate significant cost reductions on items ranging from ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars to office supplies, telecommunications and janitorial supplies. NWMC staff, along with the SPC Technical Review Committee, always strives to develop new joint purchasing programs that add value to member municipalities and other government entities. 

Cost-efficiency and staff effectiveness are the prime objectives to the SPC Joint Purchasing Program. By participating in this program, participants not only save money, but save time as well. The SPC employs a competitive sealed bid process that will satisfy the municipal bid requirements. Acting as an extension of the participant’s staff, we avoid the needless duplication of a participants effort through in-house coordination of several functions involved in the procurement process: 

• Develop specifications with local government’s interests in mind 
• Place and incur cost of legal ads for bids 
• Evaluate and award bids
• Oversee and maintain all contracts 

The SPC Joint Purchasing Program thrives because of commitment and participation of its members and all other government entities. If you are aware of any non-profit organization or agency in your area that would benefit from savings on the purchase of the products offered on this website, please feel free to share information about this valuable opportunity. Utilizing the benefits of this program is simple, simply click on the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative link.  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Operations Director Suzette Quintell at 630.571.0480 ext 227.




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