Buy the park and recreation equipment you want with a process you trust using Sourcewell’s cooperative purchasing program. Join 50,000 participating agencies throughout North America saving time and money with our government process. Choose from recreation-friendly suppliers for playgrounds, waterplay, athletic surfacing, grounds maintenance, and finance. Harness the power of cooperative purchasing as an industry best practice for your parks department. Sourcewell staff work as force multipliers, empowering you to fulfill your public service mission.

How you can start using Sourcewell

To increase your procurement speed and reduce costs, click here and get started with three easy steps:

  1. Register – Schools, universities, nonprofits, and government agencies can quickly and easily register to participate for free. There are no fees to use their contracts, no commitment, and no obligation to purchase.
  2. Find a contract – Sourcewell has hundreds of awarded supplier contracts in a wide variety of industries. You can quickly search and narrow down contracts with multiple filter options.
  3. Contact the supplier – Once you’ve located a contract you’d like to utilize, you can quickly obtain a quote, and finalize the sale with the supplier using the contract number and your agency's Sourcewell account number.

Illinois cooperatives approved for use

Sourcewell and IPRA have developed a partnership to support educational opportunities, and we are including the link below to make you aware of other cooperatives that are available for use in Illinois.

State of Illinois – Chief Procurement Office