U.S. Communities

The CSAC Finance Corporation is proud to sponsor the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance (U.S. Communities), a national purchasing forum for local and state government agencies which pools the purchasĀ­ing power of up to 90,000 public agencies to achieve bulk volume discounts. In 1999, the CSAC Finance Corporation and the League of California Cities helped establish U.S. Communities to help public agencies begin saving millions of dollars. Through the U.S. Communities purchasing program your county can realize savings as a result of nationally bid contracts for a vast majority of your county spending in areas including:

Office Supplies
Office Furniture
Office Machines
School Supplies
School Furniture
Technology Products
Technology Solutions
Electrical & Telecom
Janitorial Supplies
Park & Playground Equipment
P.E. Supplies
Maintenance & Hardware Supplies
Homeland Security & Public Safety
Roofing Supplies & Services
Auto Parts & Accessories
Housing Compliance Services
Synthetic Turf & Other Athletic Surfaces

More than 44,000 public agencies utilize U.S. Communities contracts and suppliers to procure $1 billion in products and services annually. Each month more than 400 new public agencies register to participate. The continuing rapid growth of public agency participation is fueled by the program's proven track record of providing public agencies with unparalleled value. Why not take advantage of these savings?

All U.S. Communities contracts have been competitively solicited by a lead public agency in accordance with their own public purchasing rules and regulations. This satisfies the competitive solicitation requirements of most state and local government agencies.

There are no costs or fees to participate. A public agency just has to register online at http://www.uscommunites.org/. There are no restrictions on the amount or size of a public agency order.

U.S. Communities Going Green Program

U.S. Communities/Green is the one-stop source for public agency access to a broad line of environmentally certified products and services. From Energy Star to EcoLogo to Green Seal, U.S. Communities/Green has identified here those items in its contracts that meet third-party environmental certification standards to help public agencies meet their responsible procurement needs.
For more information visit http://www.gogreencommunities.org/ .




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