Supplier Outreach & Cooperative Procurement

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Supplier Outreach

City of Tempe Procurement believes in fair and open competition in all bidding and contracting activities.  We encourage maximum participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, Minority Business Enterprises and Woman-Owned Business Enterprises.  

Visits to Procurement by sales representatives are welcomed and encouraged. To schedule an appointment please contact the appropriate procurement officer. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 5 p.m., except city holidays (PDF). 

Marketing to Tempe
Supplier Outreach Program
Supplier Registration
Non-Discrimination
Respected Procurement Professionals

Cooperative Procurement

Cooperative procurement occurs when two or more public entities combine their requirements through a shared solicitation.  Cooperative procurement is most frequently used by governmental entities, since they are required to follow laws requiring competitive bidding above certain thresholds.  Counties, municipalities and schools can sign an intergovernmental agreement that allows them to legally use a contract that was procured by another governmental entity.  This allows for efficiencies and lower costs to be achieved through pooling the purchasing volume of a group of entities.

SAVE Cooperative
Arizona Statewide Vendor Registration Portal
Other Procurement Sites