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Cooperative Bidding

In August of 1981, the Eastern Suffolk BOCES Cooperative Bidding program was initiated in order to assist school districts in combating the effects that inflation was placing on the purchasing power of their tax dollars. By bidding their required needs on a cooperative basis, these school districts and other municipalities, as defined in GML section 119n, realized that significant savings could be generated and time and labor could be reduced. In addition, Cooperative Bidding could provide a greater number of competitive bids solicited and received.
Coordination of membership activity; bid preparation, including legal review of new bids; analysis and evaluation of bids, legal advertisements; bid award recommendations and reports; researching and qualifying vendors; bid management; intercession on vendor problems and complaints from contacting vendors to issue resolution on behalf of participant and/or escalation to ESBOCES attorney, if necessary; and coordination and running of Ad-Hoc committee meetings to develop and review cooperative bids.