Formerly known as the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA), Sourcewell helps government buyers save time and money by combining the buying power of 50,000 government, education, and nonprofit organizations. Sourcewell holds hundreds of competitively solicited cooperative contracts ready for use by any public sector agency.

Sourcewell categorizes cooperative contracts into 14 divisions, ranging from office and technology, roads and airports, administrative services, to public works. Sourcewell develops RFPs and IFBs for national, competitive solicitations that meet or exceed local requirements. Their rigorous process is continually refined to best meet the needs of participating agencies and allows them to offer exceptional products from nationally acclaimed suppliers.

How you can start using Sourcewell

To increase your procurement speed and reduce costs, get started with three easy steps:

  1. Register – Schools, universities, nonprofits, and government agencies can quickly and easily register to participate for free. There are no fees to use their contracts, no commitment, and no obligation to purchase.
  2. Find a contract – Sourcewell has hundreds of awarded supplier contracts in a wide variety of industries. You can quickly search and narrow down contracts with multiple filter options.
  3. Contact the supplier – Once you’ve located a contract you’d like to utilize, you can quickly obtain a quote, and finalize the sale with the supplier using the contract number and your agency's Sourcewell account number.

Illinois cooperatives approved for use

Sourcewell and IPRA have developed a partnership to support educational opportunities, and we are including the link below to make you aware of other cooperatives that are available for use in Illinois.

State of Illinois – Chief Procurement Office