Contracts are issued on a rolling basis and qualified vendors may be added after the initial award date. We are always looking for qualified vendors and add vendors based on our subscribers demand and recommendations.
Contracts are awarded by a rotating committee consisting of the USETPA Executive Director and at least two subscriber entities. Contact the USETPA for a list of current members or if you would be interested in participating in the future.
Posted discounts are the minimum discount offered under terms of the contracts. All contracts are issued on a not to exceed basis and additional volume discounts may be obtained while still taking advantage of the benefits of the USETPA convenience contract. Just ask your vendor for USETPA pricing or contact the USETPA for assistance with current specials and volume discounts.
In order to ensure that purchases can be validated as meeting competitive bidding purchasing requirements, a copy of the PO should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org unless the purchase was made through a vendor supported catalogue or through the USETPA online portal. Purchases made through the portal or vendor catalogs are automatically registered.
The North Carolina School of Government has examined USETPA and found that the following contracts meet NC cooperative procurement requirements. The opinion can be found here.
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The USETPA obtained legal advice on the applicability of the procurement contract for SC State entities. The opinion may be found here.
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