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Leveraging Cooperative Purchasing to Advance Sustainable Procurement  

10:10AM  -  11:10AM, Wednesday, May 25, 2016  |  Room 6

More and more, government procurement professionals are turning to various forms of cooperative contracts to ease the strain of increasing workloads. Cooperative purchasing is popular because it can save significant time and money in contract production as well as lower contract prices through the power of aggregation. A number of states and local governments are leveraging cooperative purchasing to advance sustainable purchasing. In this session, pioneers in these efforts will present real-world examples of groundbreaking sustainable purchasing achievements enabled by cooperative purchasing, share lessons learned, and discuss opportunities for others to get involved in advancing sustainable purchasing via cooperative contracts.