U.S. Communities

U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance (U.S. Communities) is the leading national government purchasing cooperative, providing world class government procurement resources and solutions to your local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education institutes, and nonprofits looking for the best overall supplier government pricing.

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April 28, 2016 Update: NEW Technology Solutions Contract

We are excited to announce the launch of the new national U.S. Communities cooperative contract for Technology Products, Services, Solutions and Related Products and Services with the following supplier partners:

To learn more about this new contract, register for one of our complimentary webinars.

Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Time: 8:00 a.m. PDT/11:00 a.m. EDT


Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Time: 8:00 a.m. PDT/11:00 a.m. EDT

The U.S. Communities technology contract was awarded after the lead public agency, Fairfax County, Virginia, completed a competitive solicitation and thorough evaluation process. This contract runs May 1, 2016, through April 30, 2019, with four one-year renewal options or any combination of time equally not more than four years.

Don’t miss one of our informational webinars. If you are unable to attend one of the webinar dates, contact us for additional information.

March 21, 2016 Update: New Contract to help government agencies facilitate clear and concise communication

Get the info on Language Select Interpreter & Translation Services here!

The U.S. Communities program provides local agencies in the U.S. with competitively bid public contracts for various products and services. Most local agencies are allowed to piggyback on a contract competitively bid by another public agency, thereby eliminating the need to re-bid. Through the buying power of large government purchasers in the U.S. Communities program, all local government agencies and nonprofit organizations receive access to excellent pricing and contract terms.

U.S. Communities offers local agencies:

  • No sign up fees
  • No user fees
  • No minimum purchasing requirements
  • Best overall supplier government pricing
  • Quality brands
  • Integrity and experience 
  • Management by public-purchasing professionals
  • Green eco-friendly products

E-Commerce Marketplace

The U.S. Communities Online Marketplace is available at no cost, provides quick visibility into products and pricing, and integrates many U.S. Communities supplier contracts into a single shopping environment, making it easier than ever to shop and compare prices. The marketplace offers access to thousands of products from multiple suppliers with a single payment using a p-card, credit card or purchase order. Try it today! 

It is quick and easy to join U.S. Communities! Visit the U.S. Communities website at www.uscommunities.org and click on "Register Now" and begin to save!

About U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance

U.S. Communities is a nonprofit government purchasing cooperative that reduces the cost of goods and services by aggregating the purchasing power of public agencies nationwide. U.S. Communities provides world class procurement resources and solutions to local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education, and nonprofits. NLC is a sponsor of U.S. Communities and serves on its governing body.