Who can Become a Member?
Equalis Group is a public sector cooperative serving agencies in all 50 states.
Public school districts, charter and community schools, private and parochial schools, and education services centers.
Public and private colleges and universities, community and technical colleges, junior colleges, graduate schools, vocational schools, and career centers.
Counties, cities, villages, townships, and special districts such as library systems, transit authorities, water and sewer districts, municipal utilities, park districts, airports and port authorities, public health systems, fire and police districts, and any other political subdivision or public agency.
State governments, state agencies, and any Tribal governments.
Any agency designated as a nonprofit by the IRS.
Unsure if your organization is eligible for membership? Reach out to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why Become a Member?
Save Time. Save Money. Stay Legal. These commitments to our members drive the work that we do every day.
- Our publicly procured, competitively solicited contracts save our members time by providing them with a legal exemption from conducting their own bid and request for proposal process.
- The buying power of our membership combined with our sourcing team’s expertise ensures that our members save money when purchasing through our master agreements.
- Compliance is key. Our lead agencies’ rigorous procurement processes comply with statutory requirements and adhere to 2-C.F.R. Part 200 (Uniform Guidance), ensuring our members can purchase through our Master Agreements with confidence and peace of mind.
The rigorous solicitation process our Lead Agencies follow is intentionally designed to award contracts to the best available suppliers in each spending category they procure. Equalis Group Lead Agencies select winners, rather than awarding contracts to most or all respondents. The goal is to find companies that deliver the greatest value and lowest total cost for our members.
Our Lead Agencies award contracts to suppliers that deliver on these commitments. The Equalis Group team then focuses our efforts on deploying the contract to current and potential Equalis Group members across the country.
Suppliers interested in working with Equalis Group must win a Lead Agency’s solicitation – that is the only way to become an Equalis Group supplier partner. The Procurement Team routinely engages in dialogue with potential supplier partners to learn more about them, their industry, and their differentiators. Connecting with the Procurement Team is the best way to initiate a conversation and stay apprised of upcoming Lead Agency solicitations that may be a fit for you.