Shared Purchasing Provider

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Open to all applicants.


February 12, 2018

Request for Proposals

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks to support the establishment of a “Shared Purchasing Provider” to work with public radio and television stations (“public media system”) to implement cooperative purchasing arrangements that leverage their shared buying power to obtain more favorable pricing and contract terms for equipment and services. Shared purchasing will also simplify the procurement and contracting process for individual stations through cooperative purchasing agreements
CPB is looking for a trusted entity to facilitate shared purchasing arrangements for the public media system, and will consider providing initial implementation funding to the entity selected for an initial implementation period of no more than twelve months.

Please download the Request for Proposals below for detailed information, including application requirements.
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