What Does Cooperative Purchasing Mean for Your School District?

USCommU.S. Communities is a non-profit government purchasing cooperative that reduces the cost of goods and services by aggregating the purchasing power of public agencies nationwide.

U.S. Communities (or USC) provides world class procurement resources and solutions to local and state government agencies, school districts, higher education, and nonprofits. Participants have access to a broad line of competitively solicited contracts with best in class national suppliers.

School districts can now use USC contracts to save significant time and costs by reducing the administrative burden on the school district purchasing department process, while realizing competitive bid pricing. Furthermore, the prices your school district will receive through USC are the lowest that will be offered by participating suppliers to government entities nationwide. With no cost to participate and no minimum order requirements, education organizations of any size have the ability to purchase the products, services and solutions they need at volume discount prices that would be nearly impossible to attain individually.

By using USC suppliers, you may choose to comparison shop as an option.

Each month, more than 500 new participants register with USC nationwide to simplify their procurement process. This continuing growth is fueled by the program’s proven track record of delivering excellence in procurement solutions.

The USC purchasing cooperative has a long 15-year history of working with thousands of K-12 school districts to save time and money.

School districts must register at www.uscommunities.org to participate. Registration is free and there are no restrictions on the amount or size of an order. School district boards just need to pass a simple resolution to begin the process.

And, please note that all USC contracts are non-exclusive. There are no restrictions on other purchases from other contracts.

Questions? Contact U.S. Communities at 866.472.7467.