LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 26, 2019)— NASPO ValuePoint is pleased to be reapproved as a cooperative in the state of Illinois, allowing state and local government agencies in the Land of Lincoln to benefit from the deep discounts and best value pricing for goods and services available through NASPO ValuePoint’s cooperative contracts.
In December 2017, Ellen Daley, Chief Procurement Officer for General Services in the State of Illinois, launched the Unified Procurement Program (UPP), an initiative aimed at making more cooperative contracts available to Illinois state government agencies, municipalities and qualified not-for-profit agencies. On June 10, NASPO ValuePoint was successfully reapproved, meeting the high standards for cooperative procurement and management practices established under the UPP.
“Collectively leveraging spending through a single solicitation allows states to obtain best value pricing and superior contract terms, providing the most efficient use of precious taxpayer dollars,” said Lindle Hatton, CEO of NASPO and ValuePoint. “As a nonprofit association, NASPO ValuePoint’s cooperative contracts offer states the greatest value when compared to other cooperative contracts with an average administrative cost avoidance of $30,000-$80,000 per solicitation.”
Armed with the purchasing power of all 50 states, Washington D.C. and the US Territories, NASPO ValuePoint consistently offers public agencies better contracts at lower costs, focusing on value-added benefits and contractual protections that are important to state and local government agencies. In addition, ValuePoint contracts are benchmarked and audited by third-party professionals, ensuring best-in-class pricing, as well as superior terms and conditions.
NASPO ValuePoint is the nation’s largest public procurement cooperative. There are no upfront costs or membership fees to use NASPO ValuePoint contracts.
NASPO ValuePoint is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing state Chief Procurement Officers with the support and procurement resources they need. NASPO ValuePoint provides the highest standard of excellence in public cooperative contracting using a lead state™ model to leverage the leadership and expertise of all states and the purchasing power of their public entities. NASPO ValuePoint delivers the highest valued, reliable and competitively sourced contracts-offering public entities outstanding prices.