Our Contracting Process

The Lead Agency Model

All agreements offered through OMNIA Partners have been awarded via a thorough Request for Proposal (RFP) competitive solicitation by a public agency/governmental entity (e.g. state‚ city‚ county‚ public university or school district). The contracting process is the foundation of OMNIA Partners and sets us apart from other cooperatives. In order for even the most restrictive agencies nationwide to realize the best value offered by cooperative procurement‚ OMNIA Partners ensures that industry best practices‚ processes and procedures are applied.

Lead Agency Contracting Process from OMNIA Partners Public Sector

  1. The lead agency prepares a competitive solicitation while incorporating language to make the agreement accessible nationally to agencies in states that allow intergovernmental (i.e.: "piggyback") contract usage. 
  2. The lead agency issues the solicitation and any required amendments and notifications. Pre-proposal conferences and meetings are conducted.
  3. Interested suppliers respond to the solicitation. 
  4. The lead agency evaluates the responses, negotiates the final terms and ultimately awards the master agreement. 
  5. All documentation is posted on the OMNIA Partners website and made available to the public. 

OMNIA Partners team members reviewing a contractOMNIA Partners is committed to the integrity of the procurement process. Access to solicitation and award documentation is always available in the Documentation sections of each awarded agreement. No FOIA or special request necessary. 

The lead agency procurement teams and the OMNIA Partners team of certified public procurement officials are available to answer any questions you may have or discuss the process in detail. 

The Lead Agencies 

The lead agencies who currently solicit and award cooperative contracts available through OMNIA Partners are considered some of the most elite procurement teams in the nation. OMNIA Partners is honored to be partnered with the best–of–the–best when it comes to process‚ procedures and industry leaders. 

Barron County
Charlotte
City of Chicago
Region 4
City of Sacramento
City of Tucson
Cobb County
County of Dane
County of DuPage
County of Fairfax Large
County of Sacramento Large
Denver The Mile High City
Fort Worth
Fresno Unified School District
Harford County
Kansas City
Maricopa County
Mesa AZ
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Metro Nashville
Miami Dade County
NCS
Norfolk-Public-Schools
OSU
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City of Las Vegas
Rochester Hills Michigan Large
Tamarac
WCPS