OMNIA Partners Finalizes Purchase of U.S. Communities

Acquisition partners two cooperative purchasing leaders to generate combined savings and value for public agencies

FRANKLIN, TN – May 23, 2018 – OMNIA Partners announces that it has finalized the purchase of Communities Program Management, LLC (CPM), the organization that staffs and manages the operations of the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance (U.S. Communities). CPM has managed the U.S. Communities program since its inception and will continue to do so going forward.

The U.S. Communities program provides world-class procurement resources and solutions to local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education, and nonprofits. Participants have access to a broad line of competitively solicited contracts with best in class national suppliers.

OMNIA Partners is a national group purchasing organization that includes four subsidiaries: National IPA, Prime Advantage, Corporate United, and now, U.S. Communities.

“With the completion of the purchase, we will begin to explore the synergies of all OMNIA Partners companies and identify ways to provide value to their respective stakeholders,” says M. Todd Abner, President and CEO of OMNIA Partners. “Since 1996, U.S. Communities has been a trusted resource for public procurement professionals. We are enthusiastic about what we’ll be able to accomplish now that they are part of the OMNIA Partners organization.”

“U.S. Communities has long held the goal of driving benefit to public agencies,” says Kevin Juhring, President of CPM/U.S. Communities. “Now we’ll be able to work towards this goal with OMNIA’s support. I’m encouraged that together, we’ll be able to drive improvements that will benefit public agencies and the supplier companies who serve them.”

About OMNIA Partners

OMNIA Partners is a leading group purchasing organization (GPO) in procurement and supply chain management. Comprised of four subsidiaries: Corporate United, Prime Advantage, National IPA and U.S. Communities, OMNIA Partners serves over 35 industries in both the private and public sector. Through Corporate United, the GPO provides world-class indirect supply and service offerings for companies across the globe, including more than 20% of the Fortune 1000. Through Prime Advantage, the GPO offers access to elite direct materials suppliers specializing in commodities, engineered components, raw materials, services and supplies. The GPO also covers sourcing needs across the public sector through National IPA and newly acquired U.S. Communities, with fully transparent, value-driven pricing. OMNIA Partners leverages the economies of scale of its group with decades of procurement experience to execute mutually rewarding contracts in a multitude of verticals, while providing an extensive portfolio of sourcing solutions and partnerships for its members and suppliers.

About U.S. Communities

U.S. Communities is a leading national government purchasing cooperative, providing world class government procurement resources and solutions to local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations. U.S. Communities was founded in 1996 in partnership with several National Sponsors. Today, those National Sponsors include the Association of School Business Officials, the National Association of Counties, the National League of Cities, the United States Conference of Mayors, and the National Governors Association. More than 55,000 registered agencies, education institutions and nonprofits utilize U.S. Communities contracts to procure more than $2.7 billion in products and services annually.