Fairfax County actively participates in two cooperative purchasing programs:
" Metropolitan Council of Governments Cooperative Purchasing
Locally we solicit, award and use cooperative contracts in conjunction with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. We offer all vendors the opportunity to complete a COG rider at the time of award of all of our requirements contracts.
" Government Purchasing Alliance.
Nationally we solicit, award, and use cooperative contracts in conjunction with US Communities, a governmental entity established and sponsored by the National Association of Counties, the US conference of Mayors, and the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing.