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Alliance Purchasing Cooperative

This green edition highlights ways you can leverage the Alliance Purchasing Cooperative to support more sustainable purchasing across your institution.

News and Updates

  • New Bidding & Quoting Solution for Museums - Join us for a live webinar of the Vendor Centric Purchasing Platform on Thursday, May 5th at 2:00pm EDT. We'll provide a demonstration of this new and FREE online tool that will help you get more bids from a larger pool of qualified vendors. Click here to register.

Articles and Best Practices

Is LED Lighting Right for Your Museum?

By Angela Grondz - WESCO

Lighting can have a large impact on how we experience a museum. It’s what draws visitors to the intricacies of a sculpture or the vivid colors of a painting. By illuminating the details of these pieces, museums offer viewers a deeper look at the mastery behind the work.With LED lighting technology, museums can better complement their pieces while offering visitors a more memorable viewing experience. Download our special article on LED lighting for museums! learn:

  • How LEDs maximize quality while also maintaining it
  • Why LEDs are better for the environment – and your budget
  • What you should know going forward

Download the Article >>


Eco-Friendly Roofing Solutions

By Ron Neely - Garland

Alliance members are continually looking for ways to control roofing costs while also exploring ways to implement more sustainable roofing solutions. These important, yet sometimes conflicting, needs are a big reason we created Garland Greenhouse - our line of sustainable roofing technology alternatives.

Garland Greenhouse products incorporate important aspects of sustainable roofing like pre-consumer recycled content, lowered volatile organic content (VOC) and end-of-life recyclability.

Learn more about Garland Greenhouse >>


Virtual Cards - a Greener Way to Pay Vendors

By Tom Rogers - Vendor Centric

Paying vendors by check is not only costly and inefficient, it creates a lot of waste. Virtual credit cards are a less costly, more efficient and more sustainable way to pay your vendors. Our free download - The Nonprofit CFO’s Guide to Virtual Credit Cards - provides everything you need to know about virtual cards, including a step-by-step process you can follow to implement a program in as little as 90 days.

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Alliance Purchasing Cooperative Preferred Vendors

5 Energy

Energy Procurement

Amigo Mobility

Motorized Mobility Solutions

Classic Party Rentals

Event Supply Rentals and Services

Club Car

Electric Cars and Utility Vehicles


Maintenance Management Software


Plumbing, MRO & HVAC

Garland/DBS, Inc

Roofing & Building Envelope

Georgia-Pacific Professional

Janitorial Paper Products & Supplies


Hand Hygiene & Dispensing Systems

Hollinger Metal Edge

Collections Care Supplies


Integrated Marketing Solutions

PPG Paints

Paints, Coatings & Supplies


Visitor Health and Hygiene

Staples Business Advantage

Business & Operations Supplies


Merchant Services


LED Lighting & MRO Supplies