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The Ins and Outs of State Cooperative Contracts Brenda Veldevere May 2010.

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1 The Ins and Outs of State Cooperative Contracts Brenda Veldevere May 2010

2 State Purchasing’s Mission: To provide our customers best value goods and services.

3 A key method the Division of Purchasing uses to provide best value goods and services is through the use of Cooperative Purchasing.

4 What is Cooperative Purchasing?

5 Cooperative Purchasing is a collaborative effort to obtain benefits in pricing, product quality and contract process efficiencies for public purchasing entities throughout the State of Utah. Cooperative Purchasing is a collaborative effort to obtain benefits in pricing, product quality and contract process efficiencies for public purchasing entities throughout the State of Utah.

6 This collaborative effort results in State Cooperative Contracts. Cooperative Contracts.

7 What is the Value of State Cooperative Contracts to you?

8 What are the Value of State Cooperative Contracts to you? Lower Prices Lower Prices

9 Who may use State Cooperative Contracts?

10 Who may use State of Utah Cooperative Contracts? State of Utah Agencies State of Utah Agencies City & Towns City & Towns County County Higher Education Higher Education Public Education Public Education Special Service Districts Special Service Districts

11 Use of these contracts by state agencies is mandatory. Use of these contracts by state agencies is mandatory. Use of these contracts by city/towns, county, higher ed, public ed and special service districts is voluntary. Use of these contracts by city/towns, county, higher ed, public ed and special service districts is voluntary.

12 How many State of Utah Cooperative Contracts does the Division of Purchasing Manage?

13 The Division of Purchasing manages 650 State Cooperative Contracts. The Division of Purchasing manages 650 State Cooperative Contracts.

14 How much is spent on State Cooperative Contracts?

15 State Cooperative Contracts account for $1/2 billion in purchases annually. State Cooperative Contracts account for $1/2 billion in purchases annually.

16 Who is using the state cooperative contracts?

17 HOW DO I FIND OUT IF THE STATE HAS A CONTRACT FOR A SPECIFIC PRODUCT OR SERVICE? HOW DO I FIND OUT IF THE STATE HAS A CONTRACT FOR A SPECIFIC PRODUCT OR SERVICE?

18 HOW DO I FIND OUT IF THE STATE HAS A CONTRACT FOR A SPECIFIC PRODUCT OR SERVICE? Answer:

19 State of Utah Cooperative Contracts Take advantage of these contracts – they are available to you and provide you with the best value. If you have any ideas for a State Cooperative Contract, please let us know. The State is always exploring ideas for additional cooperative contract opportunities. For more information on the State of Utah Cooperative contracts and their appropriate use, please see the Division of Purchasing’s web site:

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