Cooperative Contracting

Cooperative Purchasing

As allowed by public law and when it is advantageous, the County may utilize cooperative contracts established by the Commonwealth of Virginia or other public entities. 

We are a member of National Cooperative Procurement Partners (NCPP; , whose mission is to produce meaningful resources to support public procurement agencies.  Our membership helps the County meet challenges head-on:  improving operating efficiency, expanding our capacity, increasing professional knowledge, and gaining industry insight.

With the proliferation of Cooperative Contracts, the county may use third-party services to assist in selecting the "best" coop contract to use when a product or service is available through multiple coop organizations.  Examples include:  CompareCoops (

Some of the cooperative organizations that we may use include (non-inclusive list):

1Government Procurement Alliance (1GPA) 
Association of Educational  Purchasing Agencies (AEPA) 
Baltimore Regional Cooperative Purchasing Committee (BRCPC) 
Capitol Region Purchasing Council (CRPC) 
Choice Partners Cooperative 
Educational & Institutional Cooperative Purchasing (E & I) 
eVA (State Contracts)
GoodBuy Purchasing Cooperative 
H-GAC Cooperative Purchasing Program 
Kansas City Regional Purchasing Cooperative (KCRPC) 
Keystone Purchasing Network
Kinetic GPO 
MiDeal - State of Michigan,5552,7-358-82550_85753---,00.html 
Midwestern Higher Education Compact 
NASPO Value Point 
National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA) 
North Texas SHARE 
OMNIA Partners (formerly National IPA and U.S. Communities) 
Public Sourcing Solutions
Purchasing Cooperative of America (PCA) 
Southeast Florida Governmental Purchasing Cooperative 
Texas Department of Information Resources 
TIPS Purchasing Cooperative 
Unified Purchasing Cooperative of the Ohio River 
VITA State Contracts (IT)
Washington School Information Processing Cooperative (WSIPC)