When it comes to purchasing, CPS does all the legwork for you. Listed below are the commodity areas in which CPS has either a line item bid, catalog discount bid or marketplace contract in place.
To view the contract information about each commodity area , click on the product or service category below.
By pooling together purchasing requirements for certain regularly utilized commodities, public procurement agencies can maximize savings by participating in yearly quantity based bidding.
CPS facilitates and manages a bid process for annual requirements based bidding. Bids are awarded by the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 Board of School Directors, and can be utilized by public procurement agencies.
The bid solicitation of requirements are distributed to participants during the fall and winter months and awarded in the spring for use beginning on July 1 of each year.
By participating in this program, organizations can take advantage of:
Savings in overhead costs of preparing specifications and advertising for supply bids.
Obtaining lower unit costs by consolidated volume ordering.
Industry leading technologies which streamline the bidding and purchasing processes.
Line Item bids are conducted electronically, utilizing esm solutions easy Bid software via secure internet servers and portals. Bid information and documentation can be accessed on-line ensuring participants have direct access to all information. All new participants in the program will have access and training in submitting annual requirements.
For a schedule of the line item bidding cycle and additional information on how you can participate, please contact CollaborativeServices@iu13.org.
CPS facilitates and manages the process for bi-yearly bids which are awarded to various vendors for use of their catalog at discounted prices. Bids are awarded by the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 Board of School Directors, and can be utilized by public procurement agencies.
To take advantage of these discounted products, visit the CPS online store.
CPS Regional Marketplace Contracts allow public procurement agencies the opportunity to utilize exclusive agreements which are bid compliant and offer competitive pricing for both products and services.
Just a few of the benefits you’ll find are:
- A negotiated price structure which ensures quality products or services at competitive prices.
- Delivery models which reduce costs associated with warehousing or obsolescence.
- Contracts that meet both Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Federal Uniform Guidance compliance requirements.