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MAY 2, 2018
Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC)
By DMMC

The DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference (DMMC) is a member of the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC), and our membership extends to the libraries, park districts, schools, fire protection districts, and not-for-profits in DuPage County.

SPC members, along with their counties, libraries, park districts, schools and not-for-profits wishing to participate, derive a direct fiscal benefit from participation. By combining the purchasing power of numerous local governments and agencies, the SPC can negotiate significant cost reductions on items ranging from ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars to office supplies, telecommunications and janitorial supplies. Northwest Municipal Conference staff, along with the SPC Technical Review Committee, always strives to develop new joint purchasing programs that add value to member municipalities and other government entities.

Cost-efficiency and staff effectiveness are the prime objectives to the SPC Joint Purchasing Program. By participating in this program, participants not only save money, but save time as well. The SPC employs a competitive sealed bid process that will satisfy the municipal bid requirements. Acting as an extension of the participant’s staff, we avoid the needless duplication of effort through in-house coordination of several functions involved in the procurement process:

• Develop specifications with local government interests in mind
• Place and incur cost of legal ads for bids
• Evaluate and award bids
• Oversee and maintain all contracts
• Compile extensive vendor lists

The SPC Joint Purchasing Program thrives because of the commitment and participation of its members and all other government entities. If you are aware of any non-profit organization or agency in your area that would benefit from savings on the purchase of the products offered on the website, please feel free to share information about this valuable opportunity.

Utilizing the benefits of this program is simple, simply visit the DMMC website and click on the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative link. Attached you will also find the most recent catalog.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Deputy Executive Director Suzette Quintell at 630.571.0480 ext 227.

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