Purchases may be made from existing cooperative contracts that were established using a competitive process. There are many cooperative contract sources, including: contracts established for VCU departments; VASCUPP contracts; State of Virginia contracts; and contracts through national or government purchasing consortiums. Purchases made from cooperative contracts generally require a quote from the vendor that references the contract number.
Commonly Used Contracts
If the contract for goods/services is not listed above, search for a contract from one of the sources below:
VCU University Contracts
VASCUPP Cooperative Procurement Contracts
Virginia State Contracts (Non-Technology)
Other Cooperative Contracts
The following is a list of other cooperative contracts and how to access information.
E&I: eandi.org On the left hand side you can search contracts by “Categories” or “Index” (which is by vendor). You can access contract summary overview by clicking on the category or index. Some of the specific contract information requires a login. If you need additional information please contact a buyer listed in the purchasing section of our staff directory.
TCPN: tcpn.org At the top of the page, click on vendors to search alphabetically, by commodity or by service. This will take you to a screen to select your state. Click on Virginia and the list of contracts is provided. There is a link on each contract under documents (“due diligence”) that contains the contract information. The point of contact is Mike Grade, Northeast Regional Program Manager. He can be reached at: 312-515-5795 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The contract documents do not have the pricing information on the site. You must contact Mike Grade to get pricing. TCPN has an audit group that can be used to validate contract pricing.
Novations: novationco.com This site requires users to set up a username and password. You can contact a buyer listed in the purchasing section of our staff directory for assistance if you do not want to direct access. If you want to request access, go to “Visit Marketplace/Procure” at the top of the site. On the sign in page click on “I’m a new user” at the bottom. You will then have to select your alliance which would be “UHC”. This will take you to the registration page which requires your e-mail address. After entering your email you will be prompted to the required fields for registration. Novations processes requests for access within two (2) business days.
US Communities: uscommunities.org Select the tab “Products & Solutions” and then choose the appropriate “Product Category” or “Solutions”. Choose the contract you want to view by selecting the vendor displayed. This will take you to the overview page for the vendor and there are tabs at the top which contain the contract documents and pricing.
GSA: gsa.gov Only two GSA Schedules (Schedule 70 & Schedule 84) have been approved by Congress for use by other public entities.
Schedule 70 features over 5,000 industry partners offering a wide variety of commercial IT products and services. It includes, but is not limited to:
- IT Equipment, software and maintenance
- IT professional services
- Wireless and electronic commerce services
- Cloud computing services
- IT Training
- Virtualization services
- IPv6 services
- Cybersecurity services
- Access Certificates for Electronic Services (ACES) Program
- Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Shared Service Provider (SSP) Program
- HSPD-12 Product and service components
Schedule 84 includes, but is not limited to:
- Alarm and signal systems
- Facility management systems
- Firefighting and rescue equipment
- Law enforcement and security equipment
- Marine craft and related equipment
- Special purpose clothing
National IPA: http://www.nationalipa.org/index.html At the top of the page select Agreements and drill down to find agreements (contracts) by vendor. Pricing is included in the agreement details. You can access the agreement documentation without a login.