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Local County Government Increases Purchasing Power by Leveraging Cooperative Contract

Posted by Network Distribution on October 7, 2021


Network Distribution Local County Janitorial Supplies

Network Distribution® (Network) is a global distribution organization supported by the power of local expertise that provides participants of OMNIA Partners with industry expertise, customizable programs, and products from the industry's top suppliers. By leveraging the Network cooperative contract offered through the OMNIA Partners cooperative program, a suburban county in the Pacific Northwest was able to "piggyback" off of the Lead Agency’s contract where competitive costs for name-brand janitorial supplies were already evaluated and publicly awarded.

Challenges Faced

A suburban county in the Pacific Northwest procures janitorial supplies on a competitively solicited contract that lasts for five (5) years. The typical Request for Proposal (RFP) process is a resource-intensive process that can consume multiple months of an agency’s time and efforts to obtain a competitive contract. The county’s janitorial supplies contract was expiring and they were in search of better pricing and favorable contract terms for this next period.

 

Regional Manager Shell Andrews Speaks on the Network Distribution OMNIA Partners Partnership

 

The Solution

A Network distributor had a longstanding relationship with the suburban county for over 30 years providing various janitorial, chemical, and paper products. With the established trust of the county, the Network distributor proposed the use of the OMNIA Partners contract – a compliant cooperative contract – to help streamline their bidding efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. OMNIA Partners’ cooperative purchasing agreements have been awarded through an RFP process by a governmental entity and are made available to other public agencies, educational institutions, and nonprofits. By leveraging the Network cooperative contract offered through the OMNIA Partners cooperative program, the county was able to "piggyback" off of the Lead Agency’s contract where competitive costs for name-brand janitorial supplies were already evaluated and publicly awarded.

Benefits of Utilizing the OMNIA Partners Contract:

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About Network Distribution® (Network) and OMNIA Partners

NETWORK® delivers the efficiency and reach of a major North American distributor, but with the personal accountability of more than 110 locally-based, best-in-class distributors. Supported with vast infrastructure, NETWORK offers deep industry expertise, customizable programs, and products from the industry's top suppliers. This is available through OMNIA Partners to drive cost savings by streamlining the competitive bid process and nationally leveraged pricing through a cooperative contract.

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Topics: Business Products & Solutions, Local & State Government