Oakland County Purchasing has developed an inter-governmental Cooperative Purchasing Program for the procurement of goods and/or services.
This program is at no cost to the procurement participants or the vendors. The primary participants are Counties, Cities, Villages, and Townships in the lower half of Michigan. The purpose of this program is to obtain an overall lower cost for all participants by combining volumes, increasing purchasing power, and realizing efficiencies.
After a registered vendor is awarded a contract through the bid process, they may join the Cooperative Purchasing program by simply signing a Current Contract Holder Opt In form and emailing it to email@example.com. Oakland County requires that the awarded vendor will authorize their contract availability on the Cooperative program website. Once signed, vendors agree to supply the goods and/or services at the established County contract pricing to other Government entities.
All purchasing requests by government entities will be conducted between that entity and the awarded contract holder; purchase orders should be submitted and invoiced directly. Payments will be remitted by the ordering government entity on a direct and individual basis with the contracted vendor, in accordance with the contract pricing and terms.
Government agencies can also obtain free access to G2G Marketplace. The G2G Marketplace was developed by Oakland County, Michigan to offer solutions from government partners and approved vendors to government agencies through an online store experience.
The goal of this initiative is to provide governments with an easy way to research, purchase and implement technology solutions and professional services. To register, click here.
If you have any questions regarding the Cooperative Purchasing program, please feel free to contact:
Courtney Scian at Scianc@oakgov.com or 248/ 858-2069.