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Cooperative Purchasing Policy – 62.05F

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Howard Community College recognizes the benefit of cooperative purchasing as a method to create greater buying power, as well as reduce administrative costs. To the extent practical, the college works with partners to establish cooperative procurement agreements. Additionally, the college includes a clause in all solicitations to allow for cooperative procurements, when feasible. The college also utilizes existing available government contracts if it is determined that the college will receive the best value from that contract. All purchases made through cooperation are required to comply with all other relevant purchasing procedures.

Under no circumstances does the college assume any obligation for performance, payment, or other duty implied, nor is it to be construed that the college may be held accountable for any other entity participating in the cooperative effort.

Effective Date: 03/11/22

President's Office Use:  VPAF

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