Purchasing Solutions Alliance (PSA), a nationwide non-profit cooperative purchasing program of the Brazos Valley Council of Governments (BVCOG), is soliciting proposals from experienced and qualified vendors to provide Office Supplies and Related Products and Services to PSA Members and/or prospective Members.
There is considerable potential sales value in being awarded a competitively bid public sector cooperative contract. PSA contractors have the advantage of promoting sales to governmental/educational entities without the need for the buyer to issue an RFP. This saves the buyer time and money from duplicating the competitive bidding process and managing the resulting contract. Many of our existing PSA contractors have been able to gain new customers because of the cooperative contracts.
The resulting contract from this RFP will be able to be used by local government agencies, certain state agencies, school districts, higher education, and non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations nation-wide.
We believe a PSA contract would enhance your competitive position in the government marketplace, and we are eager to work with you to promote the best interests of our participating local governments and qualifying non-profit organizations.
PSA is a “Government-to-Government” procurement service for Local Governments, Districts, Political Subdivisions, Authorities, Schools, Universities, and qualifying Not-for-Profit Corporations. These agencies become Members of Purchasing Solutions Alliance by executing an Interlocal Purchasing Agreement, which is free of cost and imposes no minimum spending requirements. PSA, acting on behalf of Members, solicits competitive offerings for the furnishing of products and/or services, as described elsewhere, which MAY be purchased by any of our member local governments, districts, and other public agencies across the nation during the contract term. Members using the Program issue purchase orders directly to PSA contractors.
Visit www.psabuy.org and click on the Membership tab in the main menu to view and/or download a list of PSA member agencies that have currently entered into Cooperative Interlocal Purchasing Agreements with PSA, eligible to participate in any subsequent contract.
The sole Point of Contact (POC) for purposes of this RFP prior to the award of any contract is Purchasing Director, Susan Lightfoot. Contact with any other PSA employee or official is prohibited without prior written consent from the POC of this RFP. Failure to observe this requirement may be grounds for rejection of the proposal.
PSA reserves the right to change the dates in the schedule of events below.