The Northern California Joint Powers Purchasing Group, formally known as Sacramento Area Joint Powers Purchasing Group originally began in 1960 to met the needs of school districts purchasing supplies and equipment. The Sacramento County Grand Jury's recommendation in 1970 was that a joint powers committee of purchasing agents in The Sacramento County, with legal authority to enter into contracts, using a centralized method of purchasing was deemed feasible.
In 1972 a report from the Grand Jury stated that there had been an improvement in cooperative purchasing as conducted by the Joint Powers Purchasing Group. The recommendation was that the services continue and be expanded.
To increase the buying power for various products the JPA pooling individual districts' quantities, bids in volume resulting in lower prices for all members.
Becoming a member of JPA requires a small amount cost and membership responsibility in comparison to the cost savings to your district.
- Pre-Bid Meeting for Vendors: February 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., at the Twin Rivers Unified School District,3222 Winona Way, Second Floor, North Highlands, CA 95660.
- 2014 - 2015 Bid Boiler Plate Available for download
- 2013 - 2014 Notice to Bidders Available for download
- Vendor Notice - Addendum 02-11-2013 Available for download