Corporate Affiliate:

OMNIA Partners, Public Sector

With our team of experts dedicated specifically to higher education, OMNIA Partners, Public Sector (subsidiaries National IPA and U.S. Communities) eases the burden with the nation’s most comprehensive portfolio of products and services, all from industry-leading suppliers. Our participants join together to leverage their volumes, commanding higher discounts from manufacturers, distributors, and other suppliers. 

As the nation’s largest cooperative, OMNIA Partners connects thousands of educational institutions and public agencies for combined purchasing power. As the industry leader in service and value, OMNIA Partners makes it all easier, less expensive, and more efficient. All contracts available through OMNIA Partners, Public Sector are competitively solicited and publicly awarded by a lead agency (government entity/educational institution), using a competitive solicitation process consistent with applicable procurement laws and regulations.

Member Meeting on Collaboration Top Sponsor:
                 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Member Meeting on Collaboration Vendor:
                2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Member Services Collaboration Brochure Sponsor:
                2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Business Efficiency Programs Manual Sponsor: 2019, 2020

CONTACT: Kelsey WhiteKelsey.White@omniapartners.com or 615-786-1146

For more information about OMNIA Partners, go here

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

Group Purchasing

Aggregated Group Purchasing

AICUP Endorsed ProgramOMNIA Partners (formerly National IPA) is the leader in cooperative purchasing dedicated to serving public agencies including: higher education, K–12 schools, nonprofits, and state and local government. OMNIA Partners 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 allow campuses to pay less for products and reduce administrative costs.

CONTACT: Kelsey White, Kelsey.White@omniapartners.com or 615-786-1146


  • AICUP Member Participants: 83
  • Dollar Volume 2020-2021: $107,891,753

Unique Program Features:

  • OMNIA offers over 3500 competitively solicited national contracts education customers can utilize
  • OMNIA is the largest national GPO serving the public sector and education
  • With limited procurement resources on campus, OMNIA can save your schools
    time and money when they utilize nationally solicited contracts as the average
    RFP takes 3-6 months and costs about $70K from start to finish.

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