Cooperative Purchasing Database
The Kansas City Regional Purchasing Cooperative (KCRPC) generates new cooperative contracts and, in partnership with CoProcure, provides a one-stop-shop for local governments to find and use cooperative contracts from local, state, regional and national cooperatives.
Search cooperative contracts from KCRPC, MARC members and beyond using the search feature below.
The basic instructions are as follows:
- Enter any keyword (contract number, lead agency or commodity/service) and submit.
- You will be prompted to enter your email address when accessing the database for the first time.
- Refine your search further with more detail, if too many results are returned.
Most agencies are able to use another agency’s contract, often referred to as "piggybacking," if their procurement policies authorize use of cooperative contracts. Piggyback contracts can save your agency time and money, and often provide lower prices than a single jurisdiction would be able to obtain on its own. The KCRPC also encourages local governments to include cooperative purchasing language in their bids and contracts.
Agencies must identify the Bid/Contract number they are using when requesting quotes or placing orders to ensure they receive the correct contract pricing. Agencies must contact KCRPC to assist with any quote requests from the HGACBuy contracts.
Organized cooperative purchasing contracts generally include administrative fees or an order processing charge, either built into the contract pricing or added to invoice. Each contract varies, and agencies are encouraged to review the terms and conditions for applicable fees or membership requirements.
Adding to the database
The more contract documents we collect, the more useful this tool will be to members. We need your help in providing access to contracts from your agency (bid solicitations, contracts, amendments and renewals).
We hope to help agencies share all contracts, as even contracts that are not cooperative can inform opportunities for cost savings and collaboration across our membership. Contact CoProcure to determine the best method for collecting contract information in the way that works best for your agency.
Houston-Galveston Area Council Contract Database
The KCRPC database includes contracts awarded by the Houston-Galveston Area Council's (H-GAC) cooperative procurement program HGACBuy. HGACBuy offers numerous contracts available to our local governments, through the MARC-HGACBuy interlocal agreement #04-1443, and often at a savings over local bids. More»