A construction worker walking on commercial roof for cooperative purchasing project.

Your building’s commercial roofing system is one of its most important features. When it gets to the point that your roof has reached the end of its lifecycle, you need a new, quality roof—and fast. But, replacing a commercial roofing system is a big job, and requests for proposals (RFPs) take time.

Whether you know it or not, finding the right contractor can prove stressful with issues such as budget and timeframe (especially if you have limited experience working with contractors). But, as with many things in life, there may be a silver lining, and you don’t have to be a public agency to take advantage of it!

See how a cooperative purchasing organization (sometimes referred to as a group purchasing organization, aka GPO, or co-op agreement) can maximize commercial roofing quality and delivery speed.

Understanding Cooperative Purchasing

A cooperative contract can help you streamline your entire procurement process, and there’s a long list of benefits associated with buying through such groups.

Cooperative purchasing allows organizations to join forces when buying goods and services. And, by pooling their resources, members of the group get access to more competitive pricing on products and services (even maintenance services, too).

Procurement Process

Businesses can enter a cooperative purchasing program with as few as two or three members. However, negotiating power and discounts are always increased by participating in a larger group. In fact, large purchasing cooperatives help entities of all types across the United States leverage their purchasing power. (Two large, well-known purchasing cooperatives are TIPS and OMNIA Partners.)

These larger group purchasing organizations help manage the complex process of procuring goods and services, standardize good specifications and can help oversee requests for proposals (RFPs). Large cooperatives also research product and service providers and establish competitive pricing and service terms from top-notch vendors.

So, as you can see, established co-op members can take advantage of many benefits. Businesses, nonprofit and public agencies can also circumvent typical minimum order requirements and, most importantly, can access higher quality work at a reasonable price.

Does My Ohio-based Organization Qualify to Participate?

There are several types of organizations that can participate in a purchasing cooperative. For example, public sector government agencies often take advantage of cooperative groups. But, school districts (both public schools and private schools) and higher education groups also procure goods and services through cooperative purchasing, along with nonprofit organizations and healthcare facilities, private enterprises and Fortune 500 companies.

Cooperative Purchasing

Participating members can access nearly any good or service through a co-op network, and organizations frequently procure everyday supplies along with major construction services, like commercial roofing solutions.

Interestingly, members can often join a purchasing cooperative for free, and by taking advantage of co-op group membership, can streamline the vendor selection process and gain access to leading professional services.

By comparison, the awarded vendors supplying goods and services to the buying cooperative also benefit from the partnership due to increased volume of work and the streamlined co-op solicitation process.

Better Quality & Faster Delivery With Co-Op Purchasing

If you’re only vaguely familiar with cooperative purchasing, you might have been under the impression membership can only be leveraged for supplies (such as equipment or office products).

However, you can purchase nearly anything through a group purchasing cooperative—even large-scale commercial roofing services or commercial roof maintenance services and repairs. In fact, securing commercial roofing services through cooperative purchasing is a great way to make use of the co-op membership.

Cooperative Purchasing

The cost for a commercial roofing project can add up quickly, especially if you need a new roof system for a large facility and you have limited experience in selecting skilled contractors. Poor decisions and the cost for repairing subpar work can cost your organization thousands of dollars!

But, by participating in a GPO, you avoid these problems, because a cooperative purchasing membership often offers access to the highest quality roofing services at an affordable price (often with a large selection of reputable roofing companies to choose from). Furthermore, you have the reassurance of knowing that those companies have been vetted and earned the trust of the cooperative.

Don’t underestimate that hiring a commercial roofing contractor is a large undertaking, and your participation in a cooperative will save you time and effort.

Start Benefiting From Co-Op Purchasing Today

Luckily, joining a cooperative is as easy as finding one that fits your business! You often have the choice to participate in a local co-op organization or can join a national purchasing cooperative located anywhere in the United States. You may also be able to find a cooperative that specializes in supporting your field. (For example, you might represent a nonprofit. If so, you can join a cooperative that supports charitable groups, specifically).

Before joining any cooperative, though, take time to review the ins and outs of the program. We suggest you speak in detail with group representatives.

Quality, Speed, and Top-Notch Service for Commercial Roofing

Now that you know more about the quality and delivery that can be realized through cooperative procurement, we hope your business, municipality or nonprofit organization is able to take full advantage of the increased speed at which you can receive goods and services (including commercial roofing and commercial roofing construction services). Not only will you receive quality work from an experienced commercial roofing contractor, but you’ll also get increased buying power!

Commercial Roofing Contractor

TEMA Roofing Services has served commercial roofing interests for more than 50 years. We provide unsurpassed quality and only use the best materials for our projects. With TEMA Roofing Services, you can count on our long term support to help you through any emerging roof problems, because we’ve built a well-earned reputation of developing trusted relationships with our clients.

Contact TEMA Roofing Services today at (330) 272-0988 or connect with us online to learn more about cooperative purchasing for commercial roofing services. Our experts are ready to help you secure timely, top-quality roofing that’s within your organization’s budget.