Joint Purchasing Saves Money and Time for Members
Members can jointly bid on common utility goods and services
FMPA’s Joint Purchasing Project issues bids on behalf of its members to simplify purchasing and reduce supply costs. Joint purchasing reduces the number of bids members have to issue individually, which saves members’ staff time. Bidding as a group also gives FMPA members the purchasing power of a larger utility, which reduces costs for all. Finally, the program encourages communication and sharing between utilities. Participants can connect online to see other utilities’ inventories and exchange goods.