How much does cost to participate in Sourcing Alliance?
- There are no dues, fees, or obligations to join Sourcing Alliance or participate in our programs. We are like a “library card.”
What does my entity have to do to join and participate in Sourcing Alliance?
- Public agencies must join Sourcing Alliance through filling out one of the following…
- Online Form
- Paper Form
Who is eligible to use Sourcing Alliance?
- Federal and State Agencies
- Special Districts
- K-12 School Districts
- Charter Schools
- Private Schools
- Higher Education (Public and Private)
- Not-for-Profit Organizations
- For Profit Organizations
Can my public agency use the program without going out for solicitation/RFP?
- Yes, virtually every state has language allowing a public entity or political subdivision to “piggyback” on an already procured, competitively solicited contract. All of the Sourcing Alliance contracts have been competitively solicited by a lead agency in accordance with their applicable public procurement laws and regulations. Each solicitation contains language that advises all suppliers that the contract may be used by other government agencies throughout the United States. This language is based on the lead jurisdiction “Joint Powers Authority” or “Cooperative Procurement Authority.”
How do I become a supplier partner of Sourcing Alliance?
- Sourcing Alliance continues to expand its database of suppliers interested in providing their products and services to our members. We review the database to identify potential suppliers each time Sourcing Alliance publishes a new bid or RFP opportunity and ensure that suppliers who have contacted us are notified of relevant opportunities. We also recognize that it is often the supplier community which can identify the greatest opportunities to save our members time and money through group purchasing programs. We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas about potential programs to develop. Please click here for more information.