September 27, 2013

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Rockland partners to reduce purchasing costs

NEW CITY – Rockland County Government is seeking to reduce its purchasing costs so it has partnered with a national repository of 58 million purchase orders from more than 2,200 federal, state and local government agencies.

County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef said because of the new intergovernmental partnership with SmartProcure, the county will now be able to negotiate better prices on its purchases.

Prior to this agreement, the county Department of General Services did not have access to procurement data from other governments.

“The use of the SmartProcure Database allows county procurement staff to research price history on almost any product or service, discover new vendors and increase competition for our solicitations, analyze our own spending, and increase the opportunity for cooperative contracts among government agencies,” said Rockland Director of Purchasing Paul Brennan.


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