Four reasons to use Sourcewell to help your staffing crunch
1. You'll save time.
Cooperative purchasing satisfies your procurement process. The competitive solicitation is done by Sourcewell and the contracts are ready for use. This saves you and your city the time of performing your own RFP or bid process.
Cooperative contracts speed up the contract creation and product delivery. Here are some more time-related reasons public purchasing staff turn to Sourcewell:
· Priorities and deadlines
· Limited staff and budget resources
· Gap fillers; expiring contracts
· Emergency response (natural or human-made disasters)
· Quick access to construction contractors for repairs and building projects
2. You’ll save money.
When buying through Sourcewell, you’ll join thousands of public entities in leveraging economies of scale and negotiating tiers of savings.
3. You’ll access high-quality contracts.
It’s not just the bottom dollar you need to consider when making a purchase. Your entity likely needs contract flexibility, has local purchasing preferences, has sustainability and social responsibility goals, and more.
Sourcewell takes this into consideration when awarding supplier contracts. Look for the following in awarded contracts:
· Contract flexibility
· Terms and conditions
· Local preference
· Support of social goals
4. You'll find them easy to use and flexible to fit your needs.
Sourcewell’s cooperative purchasing programs are free to use, have no obligations or minimums, and offer flexibility. Think of awarded contracts as a master agreement that you can customize to meet your city's specific needs. You can add your own terms and conditions and subsequent agreements.