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Cooperative Purchasing Contracts
North Carolina General Statue G.S. 143-129(e)(3) allows local governments to purchase from suppliers who are selected through a group purchasing program without competitively bidding. The following contracts are available and have been approved by City Council and/or Board of County Commissioners for city/countywide use:
 
 
U.S. Communities Purchasing Alliance
Vendor
Commodity and/or Services
AmSan
Janitorial cleaning supplies
CarQuest
Miscellaneous automotive parts and supplies
Empire Today
Carpet and flooring
Graybar
Electrical and Communication Data Supplies
Knoll Furniture
Office and module furniture (through Carolina Business Interiors (CBI))
Herman Miller
Office and module furniture (through Klingman Williams)
GameTime
Playground equipment (through Cunningham and Assoc.)
KOMPAN
Playground equipment
 
 
National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA)
Vendor
Commodity and/or Services
Caterpillar
Heavy equipment, parts, accessories, and generators
Grainger
Maintenance, operating, and repair parts and supplies
 
 
National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA)
Vendor
Commodity and/or Services
Best Buy for Business
Appliances, televisions, audio-visual equipment
KI- Spacesaver
Storage cabinets and shelving (through Patterson Pope)
 
Additional contracts are available through U.S. Communities and can be viewed at www.uscommunities.org.
 
Additional contracts are available through National IPA at: http://www.nationalipa.org/
 
Additional contracts are available through NJPA at: http://www.njpacoop.org/
 
Please be advised that these contracts should be reviewed on a case by case basis to determine if utilization is the best solution for the City. Please contact Kay Elmore at 704.336.2524 or kelmore@charlottenc.gov, or Karen Ewing 704.336.2992 or kewing@charlottenc.gov in Procurement Management for assistance with these contracts.