Welcome to the Shared Procurement Portal (SPP)
What is the SPP?
A group of seven public agencies in Washington State have partnered together to create this regional website that consolidates procurement services, making it easy for government and businesses to work together. This website includes both information on how to do business with the partner agencies and access to our online supplier roster program Public Purchase.
SPP's New Online Roster Application — Public Purchase
The Shared Procurement Portal (SPP) website utilizes The Public Group's Public Purchase software application as their new roster and solicitation management system. The Public Group has been in existence since 1999 and provides a robust system that includes easy navigation and superb customer support.
Some of the key features Public Purchase offers include:
- Supplier registration with multiple agencies.
- Use of the standardized and widely accepted NIGP (National Institute of Government Purchasing) classification codes.
- Automatic email notifications of business opportunities relevant to supplier's selected classification codes.
- Electronic submittal of bids and proposals.
- View and respond online to public opportunities.
- Engage in real time, online questions and answers for active opportunities.
- Ability to receive award results/postings electronically.
- Maintenance of your own supplier profile.
Is there a cost?
There is no cost to register with Public Purchase. The free subscription allows you to access agency solicitations, receive email notification from registered agencies and submit proposals/quotes electronically. Public Purchase does offer a paid subscription though, referred to as “Bid Syndication”, which offers some additional functionality. Please visit our Vendor Registration page for more information.
What happened to the previous SPP?
The previous Shared Procurement Portal was owned and operated by the eCityGov Alliance. After several months of investigation, issue identification, and financial analysis, the Alliance made the decision to terminate the SPP line of business as of 12/31/15. You can read their Letter of Termination for additional details. The eCityGov Alliance continues to focus on collaborative customer applications, including MyBuildingPermit.com (MBP), GovJobsToday.com (GJT), and NWProperties.net (NWP).