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Cooperative Purchasing Programs

Forms+Surfaces (F+S) holds two Cooperative Purchasing contracts. Both contracts facilitate compliance with cooperative purchasing laws in all fifty US states. Significant savings and procurement efficiencies are realized via these Lead Public Agency-sponsored contracts, providing members Best Market Pricing and Optimal Terms and Conditions of Sale, while eliminating the need to develop and administer bid solicitations utilizing their own personnel and resources. Procurement simplified!

F+S Contact Information


Membership for OMNIA Partners (formerly NCPA) and BuyBoard is free, quick and easy via basic online application forms. There are no obligations or minimum commitments on behalf of members once joined.

As a member, you'll work directly with Forms+Surfaces: All communications and coordination (quotes, order processing, invoicing, remittance follow-through, etc.) are conducted directly with F+S, without intermediaries.

Forms+Surfaces ensures transaction compliance with the cooperative contract. Co-op members receive all of the benefits of publicly-solicited and awarded "piggyback" contracts plus the ease of purchasing directly from the source manufacturer.

Cooperative Purchasing membership is available to:

  • School Districts (including K-12, Charter Schools, and Private K-12)
  • Higher Education (including Universities, Community Colleges, Private Colleges, and Technical Vocational Schools)
  • Cities, Counties, and any Local Government
  • State Agencies
  • Church and Religious Entities
  • Nonprofit Corporations
  • Federal Agencies
OMNIA Partners (Formerly NCPA)

OMNIA Partners is dedicated to optimizing procurement for your organization. Their approach provides you with access to group purchasing contracts with leading national suppliers, giving you volume savings and a streamlined procurement process for thousands of products and services. They aim to help you achieve your procurement goals while saving you time and money along the way. With a free membership, you'll gain full access to the following:

  • Portfolio of Value-Driven Contracts
  • Spend Visibility & Analytics
  • Subject Matter Experts

OMNIA Partners works with a lead public agency, who competitively solicits master contracts. Contracts are based on quality, performance, and most importantly, pricing.

The F+S OMNIA Partners contract encompasses all Forms+Surfaces Outdoor Products, including Lighting; inquiries about other F+S products can also be considered.

OMNIA Partners Contract Information

Contract Awarded

Contract Number

Contract Term
Initial 3-year term ending September 30, 2025 with option to renew through September 30, 2030.

BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative

BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative is a purchasing cooperative formed by government entities to streamline the buying process for public schools, municipalities, and other government entities.

Developed to assist members in complying with their purchasing legal requirements, BuyBoard vendors have been awarded contracts for products and services through a competitive procurement process, thereby giving members the opportunity for bulk discounts and the ease of online, web-based shopping or direct purchase with the source manufacturer.

The F+S BuyBoard contract encompasses all Forms+Surfaces Outdoor Products, including Lighting.

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BuyBoard Contract Information

Contract Awarded
Parks & Recreation
Equipment, Products and Installation Services

Contract Number

Contract Term
Initial 3-year term ending September 30, 2025 with option to renew through September 30, 2027

General Information
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