Our #1 value to public sector members is simple: Compliance.
Your taxpayer dollar-spending is subject to extensive regulations, oversight and visibility. You’re also subject to annual audits with published results, and are continuously subject to media and taxpayer scrutiny. Our job is to maintain this compliance and manage ongoing master contracts for you while providing excellent service and support every step of the way.
We Save You Time
- Your procurement team is responsible for evaluating, buying and managing supplier relationships in numerous product and service categories. Rather than leaving the research and decision process to them, let us handle it for you!
- By taking the workload off your procurement team, they will be able to re-invest more time sourcing the spending categories that are strategic to your organization. This allows you to better support your priorities.
We Save You Money
- With the buying power of thousands of members, we’re able to secure better pricing from our suppliers.
- We work closely with you to evaluate the savings we can provide compared to your current methods.
- Our programs typically save you 15%-25% across a broad range of products and services!
What if My Team Has Legal Questions?
We’re available to answer legal questions on a daily basis. For each already-procured master contract, we develop a summary of the procurement process that you can access upon request.
We also have legal authority documents for each of the 50 states that cite the applicable state codes for you to procure and purchase master contracts.
Do You Provide Appropriate Documentation for its Already-Procured Contracts?
Yes. We assemble and maintain all procurement and master contract-related documents. These are available to you at any time upon request and include:
The original request for proposal (RFP), documentation of public notice, proposals received, bid tabulations, authorizing legislation, final contract documents and any amendments.
Does Sourcing Alliance also Offer Negotiated Master Contracts?
Yes. They are not created following the same formal public sector procurement process and are clearly designated. We establish negotiated master contracts when:
- A spending category doesn’t require a formal public sector RFP process under most state codes.
- The typical amount purchased by a public sector member is below a meaningful spending threshold.
- There is typically no direct cost to the public sector member for the product or service
- The product or service is a voluntary benefit that will be made available to and paid for by members’ employees and not the member itself (for example, our LifeLock Identity Theft Protection program).