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November/December 2015

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Preferred Vendors
Energy Procurement

Amigo Mobility 
( New)
Mobility Solutions

Event Supply Rentals and Services

Electric Cars & Utility Vehicles

FacilityDude 
( New)
Maintenance Management Software

Plumbing & HVAC

Roofing & Building Envelope

Janitorial Paper Products & Supplies

Hand Hygiene & Dispensing Systems

Collections Care Supplies

Marketing Materials, Placards & Banners

Paints, Coatings & Supplies

Visitor Health & Hygiene

Office/Janitorial Supplies

Merchant Services

LED Lighting and MRO Supplies
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If you're working with one or more cooperative vendors, and you'd like to confirm your pricing is tied to our national contract, just send us a little information and we'll do the research for you.

News and Updates
  • We are excited to welcome FacilityDude and Amigo Mobility as our newest preferred vendors. Alliance members can now save money on facility maintenance management software, as well as motorized and manual mobility solutions.
  • We are also excited to announce the launch of the Vendor Centric Purchasing Platform, a new (and free) online tool you can use to streamline management of your bids and solicitations.
A Tipping Point for Solar Power
by Jon Moore and Steve Kass
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Climate change is an important issue for many. However, the conventional wisdom was that green power is more expensive than default utility service. Until recently, this was correct. This forced businesses to pay a premium for renewable power. New developments in the solar market are changing that conventional wisdom.

PPG Rolls Out New Performance Topcoat Product
by PPG Paints
I f your institution is challenged with mold and bacteria problems in restrooms and other water borne areas, then you'll want to learn more about the new xGen Coating product offered by PPG Paints.

xGen Coatings are environmentally friendly products. They are water borne, have low VOC properties and engineered to be cleaned with hot water and non-harsh, damaging chemicals.

To learn more about this exciting new product line contact our PPG National Account Representative, Chip Belcastro, at cbelcastro@ppg.com.
Special Keurig Program Offer from Staples - FREE Brewing System
by Jason Perry, National Account Manager
Staples Advantage
We have an exciting new Keurig program to offer Staples Advantage customers that will give you a free / no charge Keurig brewing system.
  • It is a month to month program
  • There are no minimum spend requirements
  • Just purchase your k cups and coffee items thru Staples Advantage!
To learn more, contact your Staples Account Manager or Jason Perry (Jason.Perry@staples.com) to request more information.
How to Drive More Value from Your Vendors in 2016
by Tom Rogers CPA
CEO, Vendor Centric
Year end is a time most organizations use to review vendors and look for new ways to streamline and mature their vendor management activities in the New Year. From contract audits to business reviews to vendor consolidation, there are a lot of things to consider.

So where do you start? (Hint: it's all about relationships)


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