NASPO ValuePoint is the cooperative contracting arm of the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) a non-profit organization formed in 1947, comprised of the Chief Procurement Officials of all fifty states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Territories; to promote public procurement throughout the country. NASPO ValuePoint facilitates administration of the NASPO cooperative group contracting consortium of state Chief Procurement Officials for the benefit of state departments, institutions, agencies, and political subdivisions; as well as other eligible entities including cities, counties, special districts, community colleges, universities, and some quasi-governmental and nonprofit organizations.

NASPO ValuePoint Master Agreements are competitively solicited using a Lead State™ model, supported by a Sourcing Team™ comprised of multiple state procurement representatives and subject matter experts; leveraging the expertise and buying power of the many states and other participating entities.

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2018 EPEAT Purchaser Award

  Sustainable Green Products & Services from Your Cooperative Together we make positive environmental impacts and energy savings.   On behalf of the state and sourcing team work, and because of your virtuous procurements NASPO ValuePoint received a 2018 EPEAT Purchaser Award for purchases of sustainable IT products at the May EPEAT Purchaser Awards Ceremony […]

Cloud and Innovation

The Architecture of Innovation:  Utah’s ValuePoint Cloud Services Procurement “Collaboration is one of the best kept secrets in creativity.”  ̶̶   John Briggs, Fire in the Crucible (2000)   In 2017, the State of Utah won NASPO’s Cronin Award for Procurement Excellence for its ValuePointTM cloud solutions procurement.  The agreements cover the three cloud service models […]

Revisiting an Old Nemesis: Cost-Plus-A-Percentage-of-Cost Contracts

Revisiting an Old Nemesis: Cost-Plus-A-Percentage-of-Cost Contracts   We recently had a healthy discussion in NASPO ValuePoint about an old “nemesis” of procurement professionals.  The prohibition on cost-plus-a-percentage-cost (CPPC) contracts has been a bedrock principle in federal contracting for decades and was included in the ABA Model Procurement Code (MPC) for States and Local Government’s first […]