Delivering the goods – Co-op purchasing unpacks savings

Source: American City & County, Vol 130 no. 6, June 2015

The use of government cooperatives is increasing in popularity, because it often saves both time and money, according to recent study conducted by American City & County’s sister publication, Government Procurement and its partner, NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement. The study was e-mailed to the magazine’s subscribers in August 2014, and was a follow-up to a 2011 survey on the same subject. More than 720 people responded to the survey, in contrast to 170 who responded in 2011. The current survey shows 94 percent of governments are using cooperative purchasing agreements….