Higher Education Contracts with Power, Access and Trust

OMNIA Partners is the cooperative purchasing organization driving excellence in higher education procurement. Our extensive scope of best value college cooperative contracts from industry-leading suppliers provides the immediate solutions colleges and universities need to meet their strategic goals.

With a trusted procurement model relied upon by elite higher education institutions, OMNIA Partners brings unparalleled efficiencies and speed to the purchasing process to help institutions achieve their mission of student success, while attracting and retaining students and faculty. 

OMNIA Partners contracts are competitively-solicited by a lead public agency in accordance with public purchasing rules and regulations.

Discover how procurement leaders are consolidating their purchasing process, managing spend and gaining immediate access to compliant contracts through cooperative purchasing.
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Current Higher Education Procurement Trends

Want to stay up to date on the latest trends in higher education procurement? Our blog is full of insight from your peers and details on our industry leading supplier solutions, check it out!


A Sampling of Our Suppliers

Using a universally trusted procurement model relied upon by elite higher education institutions, OMNIA Partners participants have access to the largest portfolio of competitively-solicited and publicly awarded cooperative purchasing contracts with best-in-class national suppliers. Check out these suppliers who are helping higher education procurement professionals achieve their mission of student success, while attracting and retaining students and faculty.

Meet Vizient - the largest member-driven, health care performance improvement company in the country.

OMNIA Partners is the Vizient channel partner for higher education, providing colleges and universities with all their medical, surgical, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, and food/food distribution needs.

To learn more about Vizient, contact our dedicated higher education team, here.


Our US Foods cooperative contract provides a platform for purchasing power that enables our operation to optimize our procurement of goods through competitive pricing, with virtually no purchasing work on our end! No calling multiple vendors to secure the best pricing possible.  

US Foods does all the legwork to drive savings directly off invoicing; helping us to control costs and increase revenues. The customer support that we receive and the commitment by the OMNIA Partners cooperative to help us to continue to maximize our revenue while offering innovative food concepts has proven invaluable to our dining operation.

Pam Peterson
Executive Director, Dining Services
University of St. Thomas – MN

Des Moines Area Community College utilizes cooperative contracts frequently because it allows the college to receive competitive pricing without committing the time and resources to an RFP process. After evaluating OMNIA Partners portfolio of supplier contracts, we have found value in multiple contracts for a range of services and products. 

We will continue to use contracts in their portfolio due to the time savings and the money savings opportunities. The website is easy to use to search contracts and categories. Our representative collaborates with me to ensure we are utilizing the contracts effectively.

Julie Klocke,
CPPB | Sourcing Specialist
Des Moines Area Community College

We decided to solicit bids for food supplies to ensure that we were getting the best prices considering that our Food Services Department is expected to generate revenue.  Though an extensive process, US Foods’ participation in the solicitation allowed the college to compare the OMNIA Partners pricing side-by-side to that of other participating vendors.  In regards to the college’s core items list, US Foods’ pricing was approximately 9% less than its closest competitor.  Furthermore, the college was able to confirm bid pricing accuracy when challenged to review actual costs six months into the US Foods contract.

Roxanne Venegas
Purchasing Manager
Joliet Junior College