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Reduce Costs, Improve Sustainability

Network helps City effort and saves green

More than 20 years ago, the Mayor of the City Council for the City of Tucson, AZ, established a commitment to sustainability. Since that time, the City has adopted a policy and four resolutions in support of the Administrative Directive on environmental responsibility.

The City of Tucson was looking for an environmentally responsible and economical approach to procuring janitorial and sanitation supplies and service that would meet multiple requirements. The City recognized that this initiative encompassed a variety of product types and many end users, and its scope also impacted the health and safety of the community and City employees. The City was determined to find a provider that would help them achieve their goals and had the category expertise necessary to recommend processes and products that improved the overall wellness of their community.

Solution Development

The City of Tucson awarded a national cooperative purchasing agreement to Network, and made it available to all departments in the City of Tucson plus other agencies nationwide through OMNIA Partners. The competitively solicited agreement offers a full line of janitorial and sanitation supplies and services, including environmentally-preferred products, all in one contract.

By working with their local Network distributor, Waxie Sanitary Supply, the City of Tucson’s departments receive the highest levels of accountability and expertise. As an added value, departments across the City have access to product and process training, robust purchase reporting, and consultations with category experts.

Operational Improvements

Under the janitorial and sanitation products program with Network, the City has introduced products that have driven significant cost savings, improved cleaning processes, and made strides toward achieving their sustainability goals:


Additional advantages

Awarding a janitorial and sanitation supplies contract that could be used by every department and contractor within the City of Tucson was critical to achieving our sustainability goals. Within the program from Network and OMNIA Partners, key departments have successfully implemented sustainable practices, and we have identified many additional opportunities to pursue.”

Marcheta Gillespie, Deputy Director of Procurement, city of Tucson, AZ

Savings Created through Partnership

OMNIA Partners is a cooperative purchasing organization dedicated to public agencies, educational institutions, non-profits and any agency for public benefit. 

OMNIA Partners aggregates the purchasing volume of participating agencies across the country in order to receive larger volume discounts from suppliers

There is no fee to participate.  For more information, visit www.omniapartners.com/publicsector.