National IPA & U.S. Communities Integrate and Rebrand as OMNIA Partners

FRANKLIN, TN – Feb. 26, 2019 – OMNIA Partners announced today the rebranding of National IPA and U.S. Communities as OMNIA Partners, Public Sector, making it the nation's most experienced cooperative purchasing organization serving state and local government, K-12 education and higher education institutions. The successful integration of the two subsidiaries under one name allows OMNIA Partners to shape the future of purchasing with unparalleled scale, experience, and expertise.

"We are bringing together the very best in public sector cooperative procurement under one roof to create unparalleled value and deliver extensive solutions for our participants and suppliers," said M. Todd Abner, President & CEO of OMNIA Partners. "The merger of National IPA and U.S. Communities has established OMNIA Partners as the industry leader framing the future of cooperative procurement."

All subsidiaries operating together under one name is the culmination of a multi-year strategy started in 2016 when the founders of National IPA successfully completed numerous acquisitions and formed OMNIA Partners in 2017 as the parent.  

"Integrating these highly respected brands has been an exciting process," continued Abner. "Each organization brings its experienced talent pool, its industry expertise, and immeasurable value to the table, but together we are going well beyond what public procurement previously knew to be possible."

OMNIA Partners, Public Sector will continue to utilize the lead agency contracting process that has become a best practice in public procurement and was used by both National IPA and U.S. Communities. The government agencies and educational institutions serving as lead agencies are considered to be the leaders in the industry. All contracts available in the portfolio have been competitively solicited and publicly awarded. The breadth of the contract portfolio and all contract documentation may be viewed on the website at

About OMNIA Partners

Shaping the future of procurement through poweraccess and trust. OMNIA Partners is the largest and most experienced purchasing organization for public and private sector procurement. Our immense purchasing power and world-class suppliers have produced an extensive portfolio of procurement solutions and partnerships, making OMNIA Partners the most valued and trusted resource for organizations nationwide.

Through the economies of scale created by OMNIA Partners, our participants now have access to an extensive portfolio of competitively solicited and publicly awarded agreements. The lead agency contracting process continues to be the foundation on which we are founded. OMNIA Partners is proud to offer more value and resources to state and local government, higher education, K-12 education and non-profits.