Local Governments: How to Buy Through GSA

Local Governments: How to Buy Through GSA

State and local governments can purchase technology through the U.S. Federal Government using the General Services Administration (GSA) Cooperative Purchasing Program.

Does your government entity qualify? You can find out by visiting the please refer to the Cooperative Purchasing FAQs.

Using the U.S. government’s buying power, state and local governments can save money when state and local government’s procure security and law enforcement equipment.
GSA makes this possible through a program called Cooperative Purchasing. State and local governments are encouraged to place orders for Schedule 84. This Schedule has a nationwide network of …

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Local Governments Shift Policy as Healthcare Costs Increase

Local Governments Shift Policy as Healthcare Costs Increase

Although health care costs have slowed recently, rising costs over the last decade have prompted many local governments to make changes to their plans and strategies, according to a new nationwide survey released today by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence.

Top cost drivers of local government health care increases cited by respondents were:

increased claim costs (64 percent)
prescription drugs (57 percent)
an aging workforce (46 percent)
insurance company price increases (45 percent)
federal health care policy (45 percent).

Fifty-seven (57) percent of respondents increased cost sharing of premiums …

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Update on Health of State Budgets

Update on Health of State Budgets

Entering the last months of 2014, the viewpoint for state budgets is steady. Revenue looks positive and expenditures are mostly in check. By and large, most state authorities envision a gradual change in state funds through the rest of the financial year says a report issued by the National Conference of State Legislature.

There are a few exemptions to this general standpoint, in any case, a small number of states report moderate to solid monetary conditions that are bringing about budget surplus projections. Alternately, a couple …

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