We save between $700,000 and $800,000 in tax payer dollars every year by securing over $6 million of goods and services for schools, cafeterias, non-profits, municipal offices, highway departments and water treatment facilities.
How It Works:
The Hampshire Purchasing Cooperative (the Co-op), now in its 35th year, coordinates and administers a formal bidding process on behalf of municipalities, school districts, non-profits, and small businesses throughout the Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester County region.
Municipalities, Non-Profits and School Districts can now participate in the Co-op for FREE! Estimates for goods and services are collected from participants, aggregated and then advertised collectively. Once an award is made and contracts are in place, Co-op staff works on behalf of participants to ensure the quality of goods and services provided and to solve pricing, fulfillment, or other issues that may arise.
We Get Results:
You save money. We coordinated over $6mil in sales saving our members over $720k last year alone.
You save time. The Co-op is convenient and saves time by doing all the procurement leg work and bidding for you.
You save effort. Our fully vetted contracts provide higher quality products and services. If you experience problems with a product or service, we leverage the clout of the entire purchasing volume to quickly solve issues.
Your money stays local. We are partners with Pioneer Valley Local First. Together we ensure that your dollars stay local and enhance our local economy.
Products and Services
Office Supplies and Services
General Office Supplies, Printing & Copying Services, Copier Machine Supplies, Printer and Fax Toner, Audio/Visual Repair, Typewriter Repair
School Supplies and Services:
Arts & Crafts and General School & Classroom Supplies, Milk, Bread, Ice Cream, and Food & Cafeteria Products
Highway and Public Works Supplies and Services:
Hot Mix Asphalt, Hot In-Place Asphalt Recycling, Cold Patch, Culvert Pipe, Fire Extinguisher Services, Reclamation, Peastone/Traprock/Gravel/Sand, Road Crack Sealing, Snow Plow and Grader Blades, Guard Rail Installation, Stone Seal, Street Sweeping, Catch Basin Cleaning, Line Painting, Water Treatment Chemicals, Liquid Asphalt, Winter Salt and Ice Control Products, Milling
Diesel, Gasoline, Heating Fuel Oil
CURRENT HIGHWAY BIDS INFORMATION:
- FY2015 Prevailing Wage Schedules: Hampshire County | Hampden County
- FY2016 Prevailing Wage Schedules: Hampshire County | Hampden County | Berkshire County
- Prevailing Wage Payroll Report Form
- Prevailing Wage Statement of Compliance