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NJPA Changes Name to Sourcewell

The National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) has changed its name to Sourcewell to better reflect its purpose.

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Officer Injury Prompts Calif. City to Add Ballistic Doors

The City of Sacramento, Calif., patrol cars will soon have ballistic doors, with the city council voting to approve more than $440,000 to buy the ballistic panels.

OMNIA Partners Purchases U.S. Communities

OMNIA Partners, parent company of National IPA, is purchasing U.S. Communities, which will merge two national government cooperative purchasing groups.

Agile Fleet Wins Colorado Contract for Vehicle Reservation System

FleetCommander creator Agile Access Control, Inc., was awarded the State of Colorado’s price agreement for a vehicle reservation system (motor pool technology).

Geotab Awarded NJPA Contract for Fleet Services

Geotab has been awarded a National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) four-year contract for the procurement of fleet management and related technology solutions, which offers streamlined purchasing for NJPA members.

Procurement & Fleet: Working Collaboratively Through Cooperative Contracting

Cooperative procurement can help fleets acquire vehicles quicker, for less money, and for situations such as after natural disasters.

Using Cooperative Procurement to Reduce Fuel Costs

Neighboring public fleets can work together to cooperatively purchase fuel at lower prices. Two collaborative fuel contracts in Oregon and California have saved public agencies hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Mowers: More Comfortable, Efficient, Versatile — And Bigger

Trends such as cooperative purchasing options and improved diagnostics are helping government fleet managers lower costs and improve operator safety.

Public Fleets Become Cooperative to Save on Parts

Fleets are obtaining substantial discounts on tires, filters, wiper blades, and various additional parts through cooperative purchasing.

Figuring Out Fuel Contracts

Fuel contracts give fleets a guaranteed price over the duration of the contract. The result: easier budgeting, potential cost savings, reduced administrative time, and guaranteed supply. With careful consideration on the front end, fleets of all sizes can make fuel contracts work in their favor.