A better way for Agencies to compare cooperative contracts
CompareCoops is a secure, easy-to-use platform that helps get detailed quotes from suppliers with cooperative purchasing contracts via our easy-to-use RFx tool.
Since CompareCoOps launched two months ago, over fifty public agencies across the country have signed on to access cooperative contracts in a smarter, more efficient way.
CompareCoops is not a cooperative or a bidding software. It is a secure, easy-to-use platform that helps get detailed quotes from suppliers with cooperative purchasing contracts via our easy-to-use RFx tool. And it’s completely free for public agencies.
Using the platform, agencies can reap the benefits of cooperative purchasing while minimizing the time needed to determine which contract offers the greatest value.
Buyers no longer have to navigate the sea of available cooperative sites to search for contracts. As an independent platform, CompareCoOps compiles available cooperative contracts and presents them all in one place, meaning there is no need to reach out to suppliers individually to obtain quotes.
Agencies can reap the benefits of cooperative purchasing while minimizing the time needed to determine which contract offers the greatest value.
Procurement professionals can save time and effort on sourcing, comparing, and analyzing offers received. This solution allows them to dedicate more of their time to complex solicitations and to optimize the benefits of cooperative contracts.
CompareCoOps also benefits suppliers. If cooperative contracts give them the license to hunt, the platform does the hunting for them. It makes contracts visible and accessible to agencies who may never have worked with them before and allows them to respond quickly to buyer requests.
CompareCoOps is easy to use. Once the buyer selects a contract category, CompareCoOps identifies the contracts available from multiple cooperatives. The platform guides buyers and suppliers through the next steps and suppliers submit quotes electronically, directly in the system. The buyer then has the ability to compare quotes and access contract information within CompareCoOps.
Once the public agency makes a selection, it can issue a purchase order following its own internal process. The entire process is tracked and downloadable for ultimate transparency.
Of course, data security and cost are never far from peoples’ minds when considering more efficient, digital processes. CompareCoOps is hosted on Microsoft’s secure Azure Cloud, and is now available to all public procurement professionals at no cost to public agencies.
Please reach out to me on LinkedIn or through our website to learn more or to set up a demonstration. If you are a procurement professional seeking to improve efficiencies when reviewing available cooperative contracts, CompareCoOps is the tool for you!
Jennifer Sulentic is the Chief Procurement Ally for CompareCoOps. She has over 10 years of experience advising SLED purchasing professionals on how to optimise cooperative contract benefits.