I'm Jessica Johnson, the new Regional Director at CPA. My role here is to be more available to our current members and participants, create new programs that meet your needs, and expand our membership in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area.
When we started CPA in 2013, it was an experiment. Could we save members time and money AND create an entity that funds itself AND have meaningful social and environmental impacts?
Dear DC Charter School Administrators,
We have good news!
The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) has made procurement compliance submission requirements much better. For the past few years, many of you have told us how ambiguous exactly what you are supposed to submit is for utility contracts and other brokered deals. Of course, many would point to the footnotes 12 and 13 that highlighted some exemptions, but still the policy wasn’t clear.
It’s official: 2016 was CPA’s most successful year to date! With over $1,070,000.00 in savings, 10 million kWh converted to clean energy, 23 new member organizations, and three new staff members, it is little wonder that we’ve captured the attention of nonprofits and vendors across the DMV area.
We believe that the future of nonprofit facilities management can be transformed with the power of group procurement and strategic sourcing. The Community Purchasing Alliance (CPA) has already changed the way that 160 schools and churches think about their utilities, service contracts and vendor relationships, and we’re hiring a hungry and experienced Regional Director to level us up.
CPA is organizing a Request for Proposals for security services on behalf of our DC Public Charter Schools including Chavez Schools, EL Haynes, Thurgood Marshall Academy, IDEA PCS, Meridian PCS, KIPP DC, and Friendship PCS.
Our Annual Meeting is upon us!
Please join us on Tuesday, March 14th from 6 to 9 p.m. for our Annual Meeting.