Cooperative Promotions and Purchasing Tips
July/August 2015

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Preferred Vendors
Energy Procurement

Event Supply Rentals and Services

Electric Cars & Utility Vehicles

Plumbing & HVAC
Commercial Card & Card Payables

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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News and Special Promotions
  • Ferguson is offering a number of Hot Deals in August and September.Click here to view the current deals, and be sure to order through your Alliance Purchasing Cooperative account.
  • 5 Energy Advisors' most recent energy report introduces a NEW and INNOVATIVE way for organizations to finance a wide range of renewable and energy efficient projects. You can learn about PACE Financing (starting on Page 2), along with 5's take on the current energy market, in their latest Quarterly Market Letter.
  • The Alliance Purchasing Cooperative Website will be getting a fresh new look starting in October. We'll be adding new vendors and new services, too. Stay tuned...more information to come.
Customized Lighting for Museums

When it comes to meeting the unique lighting requirements and customized solutions needed by museums, 

WESCO's highly experienced Lighting Team can support you from start to finish. The WESCO team has recently completed several museum lighting projects and can provide support across a variety of areas including:

  • Lighting Upgrades and Retrofits
  • Lighting and Energy Audits
  • Lighting MRO Programs
  • Project Management
  • Lamp and Ballast Recycling
  • Total Light Management
  • Legislation Compliance and Utility Rebates

Contact the Alliance Purchasing Cooperative Customer Service Team to learn more about WESCO's customized lighting capabilities, and to take advantage of the special pricing available to Alliance Members.

Virtual Payments are Growing and Provide Many Benefits
by Tom Rogers, CEO
Vendor Centric

Virtual payment solutions are an emerging trend in the B2B space. There's continuing pressure on procurement and accounts payable to improve processes and "do more with less." Virtual payments provide an avenue to not only help accounts payable and streamline processes, but also generate cash rebates simply from paying everyday bills. 


A virtual payment program enables a company to pay invoices via a 'virtual' credit card. Doing so has a variety of benefits. Read on to learn about five of them!


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7 Elements of a Successful RFP Bid
by Staples Advantage

Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are standard practice for many museums, allowing buyers of products and services to compare a number of potential vendors in an efficient manner and find the best fit for a unique or specific sourcing need.


Read on to learn about seven do's and don'ts when managing an RFP process.


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