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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (COSTARS)
Purchasing Services is partnering with the
Pennsylvania to further leverage the University's buying power. As a tax exempt,
nonprofit educational institution, Penn can utilize those contracts that are made available
by the Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS).
This new approach to collaborative purchasing is a result of the
COSTARS Cooperative Purchasing
Program, a new approach that encourages an interactive partnership between local public
and nonprofit procurement organizations and the Commonwealth. Section 1902 of Act 57 of
May 15, 1998, as amended by Act 142 of December 3, 2002, 62 Pa.C.S. Section 1902, enables
local public and nonprofit procurement organizations to participate in those contracts for
supplies and services entered into by the Department of General Services.
Purchasing Services will review DGS state contracts for their price competitiveness and
utilize those contracts that offer value and cost containment opportunities while still
meeting the University's specific business requirements.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania COSTARS Program contract suppliers available in the
BEN Buys supplier database include:
|COSTARS Contract Supplier
Audiovisual and Conferencing Products