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S.A.V.E. Cooperative Purchasing Group Intergovernmental Agreement

image - S A V E The contract listing included here is updated periodically and is not a complete listing of contracts available to SAVE Agency Members. Please visit SAVE Agency Member sites for all available contracts. In order to utilize these contracts, you must be a participant in the S.A.V.E. Cooperative Purchasing Group Intergovernmental Agreement.

GPPCS and SAVE are both Purchasing Consortiums that are comprised from the Cooperative Purchase Agreements that each public member entity has signed in order to participate in the various cooperative contracts.

What is a GPPCS/SAVE Contract? In reality, there is no such thing as a GPPCS or SAVE contract. Rather, participating member’s, often referred to as “lead entities” issue and award contracts as a result of Invitations for Bids (IFB’s) and Request for Proposals (RFP’s) that include cooperative purchasing language. GPPCS and SAVE do not issue IFB’s or RFP’s or award contracts, nor do they endorse any contract that may contain cooperative language. If you are looking for a GPPCS or SAVE contract, the question you first need to answer is which “lead entity” awarded the contract.

Vendors who have been awarded contracts with GPPCS or SAVE cooperative language should be aware that each potential participating member entity reserves the right to perform a separate “due diligence” review to ensure the resultant award complies with that entities procurement rules and regulations. To help facilitate a member’s due diligence review, vendors should be able to readily identify the lead entity that awarded the contract, rather than use the blanket statement of “I was awarded a GPPCS/SAVE contract”.
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