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Corporate Affiliate:

National IPA, a Provista Company

National IPA provides cooperative purchasing and business solutions services to help colleges and universities achieve their supply chain objectives.Through Novation, Provista’s contracting services company, Provista provides members with the most competitive, extensive portfolio available, leveraging nearly $46 billion in annual purchasing power.This is a powerful competitive advantage.

Member Meeting on Collaboration Top Sponsor:
                 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Member Meeting on Collaboration Vendor:
                2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Member Services Collaboration Brochure Sponsor:
                2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

CONTACT: Susan Weber, Susan.Weber@NationalIPA.org or (860) 759-4127

For more information about National IPA, go here 

2009 Inaugural AICUP Good Citizen Golf Outing
Doug Aldinger, Jon Enos (F&M College), Mike Schwalm (Provista) and Eric Hellstern

Group Purchasing

Aggregated Group Purchasing

AICUP Endorsed ProgramNational IPA is the leader in cooperative purchasing dedicated to serving public agencies including: higher education, K-12 schools, nonprofits, and state and local government. National IPA has a robust portfolio of contracts as well as an exclusive strategic alliance with the largest group purchasing organization in the United States, Vizient, which has over $100 billion in annual purchasing power. Participating in the cooperative buying power of more than 48,000 entities allows you to pay less for products and reduce administrative costs, which helps you do more with less.

So why is National IPA so effective at creating more economical buying opportunities for you? Because it offers strength in numbers and years of government purchasing experience, so AICUP can have confidence in every contract. AICUP members save on such products and services as office supplies, janitorial, MRO, roofing, financial products (P-card), food and related products, pharmacy, lab, capital equipment, computers, campus promotional products, document and forms management, and furniture. The National IPA team provides an unparalleled level of service to the market. AICUP continues to have a dedicated team of account managers who assist members with strategies to fully utilize the National IPA portfolio of agreements.

Contract categories include:

  • Administration 
  • Food and nutrition
  • Technology
  • Student health
  • Facilities 
  • Learning environment 
  • Sustainable solutions

National IPA Redefining Cooperative Purchasing

CONTACT: Susan Weber, Susan.Weber@NationalIPA.org or 860-759-4127

  • AICUP Member Participants: 90
  • AICUP Member Purchasing Volume: More than $4.0 Million in 2016

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