In January of 1998 a group of public officials, administrators, and purchasing agents from agencies across the North Alabama region began discussing the idea of a purchasing cooperative. The goal of the group was to establish an arrangement similar to the Purchasing Association of Central Alabama in Jefferson County. Through the years, meetings were held periodically to hammer out the details of the North Alabama Cooperative Purchasing Association (NACPA). It was decided that an association would be formed and that the members would share the cost of a coordinator. NACPA began operation in 2003.
Becoming a Member
In order to become a member of NACPA and take advantage of the cost savings from the cooperative contracts, the chief executive of your agency signs this intergovernmental agreement. This may require a resolution of the governing body to authorize the executive to enter into this agreement. Please look over the current by-laws of NACPA. If you have any questions or need assistance with a presentation to your agencies’ governing body please feel free to contact Charles Booth the NACPA Coordinator at (256) 716-2450, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.