OMNIA Partners and Columbia

 Columbia is proud to offer beneficial procurement partnerships for governmental agencies that allow you to avoid the bid process entirely. One of those options is OMNIA Partners. 


Sounds great, but what is OMNIA Partners?

Great Question. OMNIA Partners is the largest and most trusted cooperative purchasing organization for public sector procurement. They have brought together the nation’s two leading cooperative purchasing organizations – National IPA and U.S. Communities – under one roof to form OMNIA Partners, Public Sector. The collective buying power of these unified purchasing cooperatives delivers superior value and savings for public agencies nationwide.


 Columbia’s Lead Agency: The lead agency or first organization to negotiate a contract with Columbia and OMNIA Partners was Kansas City, Missouri. Because Kansas City did all of the work of going through the bid process and signing a contract with us, any agency that qualifies for purchasing through Omnia will automatically receive the best price possible that was established for Kansas City. This allows Columbia to focus on finding the perfect vehicle solution for other organizations that want to purchase through Omnia Partners.


Interesting. But what does this all mean for me and my purchasing efforts?

Basically, utilizing Columbia’s contract with Omnia means that you have access to pre-negotiated pricing between Columbia and a governmental lead agency. By utilizing the work done with the lead agency, you are left with two massive benefits:


TIME SAVED: Normally, you would be stuck in the middle of the bid process for weeks or months, waiting on the negotiations that establish the correct pricing from all bidders. By working with Columbia and OMNIA, this process has been completed ahead of time, allowing you to pass by this long ordeal entirely.

MONEY SAVED: Most Procurement teams know the struggle of fighting for the best pricing within the bidding system. By working with Columbia and OMNIA, you are able to take advantage of the work done by the lead agency who negotiated the best possible competitive pricing.

To learn more about your state's laws on cooperative purchasing and see if you qualify for OMNIA Partners, click HERE. Register for OMNIA HERE.



About Columbia

American workers in Reedsburg, Wisconsin assemble each of our products with a focus on producing vehicles with the longest lifecycle in the industry. Using the highest quality materials available, our energy-efficient vehicles serve our customers well for years to come.

 With a heritage stretching back to 1946, Columbia is one of the most experienced manufacturers in the field. Over the many years, we've fostered long-time partnerships with well-known brands such as Westinghouse and Harley Davidson, and continue to grow throughout the United States.