How Public School Bus Fleets Can Save Money, Procurement Time and Budgets

By: Steve Perlstein

Cooperative procurements, once known as “piggybacking,” have skyrocketed in recent years for many reasons. It is a method whereby a single government agency has gone through the bid process, established a contract for an item or group of items and issued an award or awards to several vendors. Other state agencies can then utilize the co-ops.

Reasons for the growth in cooperative procurement include group buying power, shrinking procurement staffs and not needing to write specs for every single purchase…

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