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Case Studies

Case Studies
December 16, 2022

Orange County, CA is strengthening procurement operations and supporting 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.
Case Studies
September 2, 2021

The Kansas City Regional Purchasing Cooperative (KCRPC) is saving governments across the region time and money with Pavilion

The Kansas City Regional Purchasing Cooperative is an initiative of the Mid-America Regional Council, a nonprofit association of 119 cities and 9 counties in the Kansas City metro region, and the Mid-America Council of Public Procurement, the local NIGP chapter. With Pavilion, KCRPC is enhancing its members' experience, streamlining its internal operations, and generating revenue that supports critical programs across the region. 

Guides

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

Actionable steps for advancing equity in government contracting

Public procurement is big business: state and local governments spend $2 trillion taxpayer dollars. To promote equity using these dollars, we must consider the impact of procurement on delivering fast, high-quality public services and the distribution of government funds to businesses.
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
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.

Product Updates

Product Updates
Jan 24, 2023

Making it easier to find and buy from certified diverse and small businesses with Pavilion

Starting for public entities in Oregon, Texas, California, Virginia, and Arizona, Pavilion has made it easier than ever to see state and federal business credentials for suppliers alongside shareable contract information, all in one place.

News & Announcements

News
January 16, 2023

Welcoming Vanessa Lauf

Vanessa Lauf is Pavilion’s Head of Platform Data. She will lead the team in acquiring contract and supplier data to support Pavilion’s growth. Read more to learn about Vanessa’s passion for impact, cooking, and reading.
News
January 4, 2023

Introducing Pavilion

We’re excited to introduce an updated look and a new name: Pavilion. Formerly known as CoProcure, Pavilion helps public servants save time and money by collaborating on purchasing.
News
November 7, 2022

Welcoming Lillian Zhao

Lillian Zhao will help Pavilion build playbooks driving our go-to-market efforts with public entities. She is a proud graduate of Dartmouth College, and is an avid reader, as well as photographer! Read more to learn about Lillian’s path to Pavilion and hobbies!

Guides

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.

News & Announcements

News
January 16, 2023

Welcoming Vanessa Lauf

Vanessa Lauf is Pavilion’s Head of Platform Data. She will lead the team in acquiring contract and supplier data to support Pavilion’s growth. Read more to learn about Vanessa’s passion for impact, cooking, and reading.
News
January 4, 2023

Introducing Pavilion

We’re excited to introduce an updated look and a new name: Pavilion. Formerly known as CoProcure, Pavilion helps public servants save time and money by collaborating on purchasing.
News
November 7, 2022

Welcoming Lillian Zhao

Lillian Zhao will help Pavilion build playbooks driving our go-to-market efforts with public entities. She is a proud graduate of Dartmouth College, and is an avid reader, as well as photographer! Read more to learn about Lillian’s path to Pavilion and hobbies!

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