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Case Studies

Case Studies
February 3, 2023

Region 18 ESC Purchasing Cooperative and Pavilion help school districts connect with approved suppliers through shareable contracts

With Pavilion’s free platform, the Region 18 ESC Purchasing Cooperative is enhancing the member district experience by making it easier to find Region 18 ESC-approved supplier contracts and supporting documents, plus shareable contracts from across the country.
Case Studies
December 16, 2022

Orange County strengthens procurement operations and supports local businesses with Pavilion

Orange County, California, is the 6th largest County in the U.S. Over 250 County deputy procurement officers procure more than $2 billion of goods and services annually. Learn how Orange County uses Pavilion to share local contracts and discover contracts from entities across the nation with a single search. 
Case Studies
October 12, 2022

Arizona's SAVE says goodbye to spreadsheets and hello to shareable contracts on Pavilion

‍The Strategic Alliance for Volume Expenditures (SAVE) is a model for what public entities can accomplish by working together. SAVE is a self-organized group of more than 320 public entities across Arizona with a shared goal: to lower procurement costs by aggregating public purchasing power and reducing administrative redundancies.

Guides

Guides
January 8, 2024

Empowering your end users with Pavilion

Now you can empower your end users to search for contracts on Pavilion and forge a stronger working relationship to help them get what they need faster.
Guides
November 13, 2023

Publish your contracts to Pavilion using Bonfire

Bonfire users can use Pavilion to find and use contracts directly within the Bonfire experience. But you can get even more out of your agency’s experience with Pavilion by publishing the contracts you create on Bonfire to Pavilion. Learn how to set up automatic publishing in just a few steps. 
Guides
August 3, 2023

4 Key Benefits to Sharing Your Contracts

Here are 4 ways you and your community can benefit from sharing contracts on Pavilion
Guides
June 8, 2023

Regional models for collaboration: how to strengthen purchasing collaboration in your region

Explore two models for regional collaboration in procurement.
Guides
December 7, 2022

A due diligence checklist for shareable public entity contracts

Using shareable contracts can save government staff time and achieve cost savings. But if you’re new to cooperative purchasing in government, navigating the diligence process can be tricky. Here’s a general due diligence checklist that can help you quickly evaluate whether or not you can use a shareable contract.
Guides
November 17, 2022

How can public entities share contracts? A cooperative purchasing overview

Maybe you’ve heard of cooperative purchasing, shareable contracts, or piggybacking. Here, we cover an overview of these concepts, plus joint solicitations, interlocal agreements, and participating agreements, too.
Guides
September 14, 2022

7 Steps For Promoting Equity in Public Procurement

Explore 7 actionable steps to advance equity in public procurement. Learn best practices, strategies, and insights to foster inclusive contracting.
Guides
September 8, 2022

Why and how to add shareable language to your contracts

Shareable contracts can go by many names: cooperative contracts, piggyback contracts, interlocal or intergovernmental contracts. At their core, a shareable contract is a contract created by one public entity through a formal competitive process that another public entity can use to make a purchase. 
Guides
August 31, 2022

Who creates shareable contracts?

Cooperative purchasing is when public entities collaborate on purchasing by sharing contracts. Collaboration can happen up-front, when public entities decide to run a competitive bidding process and generate a new contract together, or entities can share contracts after they’ve been created through piggybacking.
Guides
August 20, 2022

Support local and diverse businesses using shareable contracts

You may assume that you’ll need to choose between the ease and speed of using a shareable contract and your entity’s goals around supporting local or diverse businesses. Actually, shareable contracts can be a powerful tool for advancing equity in contracting and driving economic development in your local community.
Guides
April 4, 2022

Supporting public entities during the COVID-19 panedmic

In the “wild, wild West” of personal protective equipment (PPE) purchasing, we’ve seen that effective supplier diligence requires better collaboration. Over the last few weeks, Pavilion and Project N95 have iterated on approaches for diligencing new suppliers; now, we’re working together to verify and publish PPE providers. Here’s what we’ve learned.
Guides
March 31, 2022

The pros and cons of using a shareable contract

Working in public procurement isn’t easy. Shareable purchasing isn’t a silver bullet for all procurement challenges, but leveraging the expertise, experience, and procurement work of thousands of governments across the country can help you save time, achieve costs savings, and even access local and/or diverse suppliers, faster.

What's Happening at Pavilion

Team Members
February 1, 2024

Welcoming Tiffany Chen

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Tiffany Chen to Pavilion, where she will be stepping into her new role as the Head of Product Marketing.
Team Members
February 1, 2024

Welcoming Merissa Molinar

We are delighted to introduce Merissa Molinar as the newest addition to the Pavilion team, where she will be taking on the role of Product Lead.
Team Members
February 1, 2024

Welcoming Pedro Atienza

We are thrilled to introduce Pedro Atienza as the newest member of the Pavilion team, stepping into the role of Sales Operations Manager.

Guides

Guides
November 28, 2023

Watch: Stand out on Pavilion as a Pro Supplier

See how you can get more business by being a Pro Supplier on Pavilion.
Guides
December 28, 2022

Why shareable contracts matter for your business

If you’re a supplier that sells to public entities, Pavilion can help you sell faster, at a lower cost, to more public entities.
Guides
December 14, 2022

Managing stakeholders during the sales process

Unless you’re selling a procurement-related product or service, odds are that the individuals in government who manage the purchasing process (“procurement”) are not the same people as the public servants who are your customers (“end users”). During the sales process, you’ll need to make sure you’re working well with both kinds of stakeholders. You need to sell to your end users and meet the compliance needs of their procurement counterparts.
Guides
December 5, 2022

What is public procurement?

The way governments spend public dollars is highly regulated, with formal procurement processes and different public sector "customers". As a supplier selling to public entities, you navigate with the procurement process, sell to public sector end users, and meet the compliance needs of public procurement professionals.
Guides
December 3, 2022

Selling using shareable contracts: FAQs

Get started selling through shareable contracts. Learn the detailed specifics of how to get onto a shareable contract and how to sell off a shareable contract.
Guides
December 1, 2022

What are shareable contracts?

Everything you need to know about shareable contracts: what are they, who creates them, and what can you sell using them.

What's Happening at Pavilion

Team Members
February 1, 2024

Welcoming Tiffany Chen

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Tiffany Chen to Pavilion, where she will be stepping into her new role as the Head of Product Marketing.
Team Members
February 1, 2024

Welcoming Merissa Molinar

We are delighted to introduce Merissa Molinar as the newest addition to the Pavilion team, where she will be taking on the role of Product Lead.
Team Members
February 1, 2024

Welcoming Pedro Atienza

We are thrilled to introduce Pedro Atienza as the newest member of the Pavilion team, stepping into the role of Sales Operations Manager.

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