NLC Offers Webinar on U.S. Communities Online Marketplace

April 2, 2012
NLC and the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance are sponsoring a webinar for city officials to learn about the many features and benefits of the U.S. Communities Online Marketplace.

The U.S. Communities Online Marketplace offers access to thousands of products from multiple suppliers with a single payment using a p-card, credit card or purchase order. The Marketplace is available at no cost, provides quick insight into products and pricing and integrates many U.S. Communities supplier contracts into a single shopping environment, making it easier than ever for city departments to shop and compare prices.

The webinar will be held on April 19 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. In addition to highlighting the many features and benefits of the U.S. Communities Marketplace, the webinar will describe how to get purchasing and other city departments started. Topics covered will include registration of users, creation of a link from cities' purchasing sites to the Marketplace and training.

The webinar will also introduce local leaders to Applied Industrial Technologies, the most recent supplier partner to join the U.S. Communities Marketplace, offering industrial components and supplies. Other suppliers currently available on the Marketplace are BSN Sports/U.S. Games, Fisher Science Education, Graybar, HD Supply, Hayworth, Hertz Equipment Rental, Independent Stationers, Insight Public Sector, Knoll, Tech Depot and Zep.

U.S. Communities is a nonprofit government purchasing cooperative that reduces the cost of goods and services by aggregating the purchasing power of public agencies nationwide. It is the only national purchasing cooperative sponsored by NLC and 27 state municipal leagues and offers the best overall supplier government pricing on thousands of brand name products through well-known national suppliers.

Details: Register for the webinar at or for more information about the webinar, contact Marc Shapiro at