Cooperative Purchase Agreement Partners

PURPOSE

At ACES we believe one of our foremost responsibilities is to ensure that all of our members have access to the very best possible goods and services at the most advantageous pricing. Therefore ACES offers “Cooperative Purchase Agreement Partner” and “Preferred Vendor” partnerships to companies wishing to join and/or partner with ACES and its members. In addition, ACES also provides opportunities for “Business Sponsorships”.

ACES currently has 84 New Mexico Charter Schools as members and that number is growing. Through our monthly Newsletter, our Website (www.nmaces.org) and our other forms of communications, we reach all charter schools Principals/Directors in New Mexico and a majority of their Governing Council Members. Additionally, ACES facilitates regional meetings of charter school leaders and hosts one-day conferences on topics of importance to charter schools.

Cooperative Purchase Agreement Partners (CPA)

Cooperative Purchase Agreement Partners are those organizations that have been awarded a contract by ACES after having gone through New Mexico’s public procurement process. That process includes submitting a proposal in response to a publicly solicited Request for Proposals published by ACES. The proposal is then evaluated by a team who determines the proposal meets all of the requirements of solicitation and offers charter school advantageous pricing.

Benefits of being a Cooperative Purchase Agreement Partners include, but are not limited to, all benefits of the ACES Preferred Vendor plus: sole sponsorship of specific materials; at least one article in the ACES Newsletter outlining the partnership; opportunity to participate in market research; opportunity to network with ACES affiliate groups; and a more comprehensive joint marketing program. All benefits of the agreement are negotiable.