Cooperative Purchasing Program

Eligible nonprofits may purchase items from the SPO price and vendor list contracts.

A price list is a group of common items or services that were competitively bid and has contractually set prices for a specified time period.  Items on a price list are provided at the contracted price and terms.  A vendor list is comprised of qualified vendors that were competitively solicited to provide specified goods and/or services (i.e. copiers and facsimile equipment, WSCA computer equipment and services, etc.) for a specified period and usually at discount rates from a vendor’s established catalog or product lists.

How it Works

Pursuant to HRS Section 103D-804,  nonprofit organizations with current contracts to provide health and human services obtained pursuant to HRS Chapter 103F, Purchase of Health and Human Services contracts may purchase from State Procurement Office (SPO) price and vendor list contracts.

Upon approval, purchases from SPO price and vendor list contracts are allowed if there is mutual agreement between the vendor and the nonprofit organization.  A price or vendor list vendor may choose to deny participation by a nonprofit; however, if agreed upon, the nonprofit will retain its right to purchase from other than a price list vendor.

Eligibility

Applicants must be a tax-exempt, nonprofit with a current health and human services contract obtained pursuant to HRS Chapter 103F.

How to Apply

An applicant must file an application with the SPO along with documentation verifying the applicant’s nonprofit status with the Internal Revenue Service and a current Chapter 103F, HRS, health and human services contract.

Upon approval, the nonprofit is placed on the list of qualifying nonprofits eligible to participate in cooperative purchasing. Purchases from SPO price or vendor list contracts are allowed if there is mutual agreement between the vendor and the nonprofit organization.

Return completed application and documents to:

  • State Procurement Office
  • Attn: Christopher Amandi
  • 1151 Punchbowl St., #416
  • Honolulu, HI 96813

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