Update on U.S. Communities
The CSAC Finance Corporation was an original founder and has been a proud national sponsor of the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance for more than 15 years. U.S. Communities has been a pioneer in the national cooperative purchasing movement since the mid-1990s, which has resulted in millions of dollars in cost and time savings for states, counties, cities, schools, and taxpayers.
Earlier this year, the company that administers the U.S. Communities program – Communities Program Management (CPM) – was purchased by OMNIA Partners. The cooperative purchasing landscape has changed dramatically with the formation and consolidation of cooperatives at all levels of government and across industry sectors. This dynamic environment can impede U.S. Communities’ ability to trail blaze the cooperative purchasing movement. The change in management, along with the other rapid changes in the public procurement marketplace, has led to a joint decision by the U.S. Communities Foundation Board, and our other national sponsor partners, to sell and transfer ownership of the U.S. Communities brand and program to OMNIA Partners, effective immediately.
We will continue to support U.S. Communities and cooperative purchasing as a best practice for our members.
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