Alabama Association of School Business Officials (AASBO) is pleased to partner with U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance. US Communities is a national purchasing cooperative that is allowed under Title 16-13B-2 of the Code of Alabama. All US Communities contracts are competitively solicited by another governmental entity which allows our school districts to piggy back on the contracts. We encourage you to register with US Communities so that your district will have access to the thousands of quality products from multiple vendors available through its contracts. Then check US Communities pricing against your other sources before making your purchase decisions. (The law does require that you purchase off state bid contracts that boards are eligible for when their prices are lower than US Communities.) By registering for the program, you are neither committing to participate nor binding the district in any manner; your district will still have the ability to make choices outside of US Communities.
The U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance (U.S. Communities) partners with public agencies to find solutions that benefit procurement professionals. Simply put, U.S. Communities was founded by public agencies for public agencies. U.S. Communities goes beyond providing outstanding contracts. Together with their supplier partners, they are committed to offering comprehensive business solutions that help agencies maximize cost-control while also improving operational efficiencies and performance. U.S. Communities takes great pride in not only providing resources that saves agencies time and money, but also in serving as a resource, with innovative offerings including an online shopping portal, educational webinars and trainings, and a green purchasing program. U.S. Communities is the gold standard when it comes to effective public procurement, as well as partnerships dedicated to providing best-in-class procurement solutions. There is no cost to register (click here to register) for the program. To learn more about U.S. Communities visitwww.uscommunities.org or contact David Kidd at Dkidd@uscommunities.org.