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Introduction to COSTARS “It’s Not Just Price”

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Do you want to…

  • Increase your business with reliable payers?
  • Sell to qualified local governments and non-profits, without the need for expensive public bidding procedures?
  • Compete based upon your company’s features & benefits – not just price?

Then this Seminar is for You!

COSTARS, the Commonwealth’s Cooperative Purchasing Program, leverages the purchasing power of the
state and over 8150 members (consisting of local governments, public authorities, non-profit
educational and health entities and fire and rescue companies) to generate competitive pricing while
eliminating the need for the public bidding process. With its comprehensive choice of products, it gives
local public and non-profit agencies the option of keeping their procurement dollars in their local
economy by purchasing from qualified suppliers. At the same time, COSTARS provides increased
opportunities for hundreds of businesses of all sizes in all locations to compete for over $575 million of
government business. COSTARS contracts are awarded to all responsive and responsible bidders.

Claire Osborne, Marketing Manager of the Pennsylvania Department of General Services COSTARS
program will present the program. She will present the following information:

  • Program Background
  • Program Benefits
  • Bidding Opportunities
  • How to become a COSTARS Supplier
  • State Contracts & COSTARS Contracts
  • Marketing Tips
  • Information on the COSTARS Website

Register

Details

Date:
October 3
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

SEDA-COG
Phone:
570-524-4491x7224
Website:
www.seda-cog.org

Venue

Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority
253 Transfer Road
Bellefonte, PA 16823 United States
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