As previously reported by MACo, U.S. Communities has signed a new office supplies contract with Independent Stationers Inc.; offering program participants the opportunity to purchase supplies through community based businesses with lower prices than previously available under the Office Depot contract. The Indianapolis-based vendor provides fixed-prices to facilitate transparency and public agency pricing audits. Executive Director of the Association of Indiana Counties, David Bottorff believes that the new contract will resonate with localities:
“In the past, when Office Depot was doing it, we’d get some comments from our members, ‘We’d really like to support local business,’ ” Botorff said. “It gives them extra incentive–it’s an Indiana j company that has ties here.”
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