Group purchasing enables organizations to combine their spend in a particular category (such as office supplies, power and energy, or maintenance services) and use that larger volume to negotiate lower prices and preferable terms with product and service providers.
CJP has selected W.B. Mason as our preferred provider for office and school supplies. Partners can now take advantage of:
CJP has selected two power and energy providers that help organizations save money by aggregating demand and using that larger demand to negotiate preferential pricing with suppliers.
We recommend that interested organizations contact both providers to learn how they can help save money and/or set fixed pricing for a specified period.
Visit our Power and Energy page to more information and updates.
In addition to saving money, group purchasing can:
In July 2020, CJP formed a Group Purchasing Pilot steering committee of leaders from 10 partner organizations to explore how to better use the collective size of our ecosystem of organizations to provide added value to our partners. The pilot committee focused on group purchasing and zeroed in on two initial categories — office supplies and power and energy. The participation of partners in the pilot initiative was critical and we were fortunate to have committee members with deep purchasing and procurement expertise. In the search for preferred providers, the pilot committee prioritized vendors that could provide excellent discounts and preferred terms, strong customer service, and a commitment to expanding and deepening the relationship in the years to come. The effort now continues through the Community Collaborations offerings that are part of CJP’s Partnerships and Services work.
Please contact Ana Volpi with any questions about group purchasing or suggestions of new categories of purchasing.