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Examining The Efficiencies of Cooperative Purchasing Via The Internet In The Public Sector


John L. Balentine, C.P.M., CPP
John L. Balentine, C.P.M., CPP, Purchasing and Contracts Administrator, Washoe County Purchasing, Reno, NV. 89520 775-328-2280,
Michael L. Sullens, C.P.M.
Michael L. Sullens, C.P.M., Senior Buyer, Washoe county Purchasing, Reno, NV. 89520 775-328-2280,

87th Annual International Conference Proceedings - 2002 - San Francisco, CA

The governmental entities throughout Northern Nevada have enjoyed phenomenal success over the past 18 years through the use of cooperative purchasing. Almost all government entities in the area are participating members of the Northern Nevada Consortium for Cooperative Purchasing (N.N.C.C.P.). A vast array of products and services, common to governmental entities, are procured cooperatively, resulting in lower costs to the taxpayers and greater efficiency to each participating purchasing department. As e-procurement techniques and practices develop and solidify, these too will be incorporated by the Consortium members to guarantee maximum efficiency as well as lowest costs.

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