Shared Services Effort Saves Millions
Posted: July 26, 2011
The Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council (MCCPC), led by Randolph Township, was established in 1974 by Randolph, Dover, Denville and Roxbury. It has since grown to a total of 217 governmental agencies from eight counties—Essex, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.
The MCCPC enables participating agencies to pool their purchasing power to receive discounted prices on a wide range of goods and services. Members currently have access to fifty-eight contracts covering everything from road resurfacing, rock salt and automobiles to sporting goods, uniforms and office supplies.
Savings obtained from price reductions since 1985 now exceed $14.8 million. This figure is based upon actual reductions in prices from materials or services bid upon.
Add to that the savings realized from quantity purchases by members and it is estimated that overall, total savings achieved for this same time period are in excess of $18.5 million.
The MCCPC exemplifies local governments working together to get the most out of every tax dollar. As the leader of this effort, Randolph takes great pride in its overwhelming success.