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Save Time and Money with Cooperative Purchasing

  • May 1, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • Online
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Trying to save money on day to day fire service expenses is critical. Inflation is outpacing fire departments income and will not keep up. This webinar will demonstrate how a fire chief can use local companies through the cooperative purchase agreement can save money.

Cooperative procurement has become a widely accepted practice to help local and state governments save time and money. This practice has evolved to cover many products and services volunteer, combination and career fire departments need to purchase. This means fire chiefs and commissioners have another tool to save money and reduce overhead while ensuring they get the products they want for their department. Participants will learn how cooperative procurement programs work and how they can be utilized. Discussion on procurement policy and strategy will be incorporated into the presentation.


  • Public procurement concepts and trends
  • Defining cooperative procurement
  • Understanding how to use cooperative procurement
  • Discuss best practices in cooperative procurement

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