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Suburban Purchasing Cooperative Vendor Fair Continues to Grow – RSVP Today! The Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) will host its first Vendor Fair on Thursday, July 11. The event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Room 1610 and Parking Lot C located at Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Road, in Des Plaines. The SPC Vendor Fair presents a unique opportunity for local government officials to meet one-on-one with key vendors and learn about the products, services and solutions offered by the SPC. We are pleased to have received commitments from the following vendors:

• America’s Auto Auction – Surplus vehicle & equipment auction • Auto Truck Group – Truck parts • Call One – Telecommunications • Currie Motors – Chevrolet & Ford vehicles • EJ Equipment – Sewer cleaners • Fire Service, Inc. – Type III ambulance • Foster Coach – Type I and Type III ambulance • Napleton Fleet – Dodge vehicles • Roesch Ford – Ford vehicles • Sourcewell – NAPA auto parts and vendor managed inventory programs • Standard Equipment Company– Sewer cleaners and street sweepers • Sutton Auto Group – Ford vehicles • Warehouse Direct – Office & Janitorial supplies

Vendors will have individual display areas where you can discuss all of your joint purchasing needs. Oakton Community College has designated Parking Lot C to exhibit vehicles and heavy equipment, providing attendees the opportunity to “kick the tires” and compare various makes and models side-by-side. In addition, a catered lunch will be provided for all attendees.

We are excited to host the SPC Vendor Fair and hope to make it an annual event. For more information and to complete the RSVP form for the event, please visit the NWMC Vendor Fair webpage. Please visit for more information on the vendors and programs listed above as well as all of the programs offered by the SPC. For questions or additional information, please contact NWMC Purchasing Director Ellen Dayan, or 847-296-9200, ext. 132.

SPC Awards New Telecommunications Contract The Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) is pleased to announce the award of the 2019 Telecommunication Services Vendor for Term (Contract #188) to Call One, Inc. of Chicago. The contract term runs from June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020 and contains no price increases. The SPC reserves the right to extend the contract for up to four (4) additional, one-year terms upon mutual agreement of both the vendor and the SPC on a negotiated basis.

Call One provides a one-stop source for:

• Local Services

• Long Distance Service

• Analog and Digital Circuits

• Data Services

• Data Center

• Equipment Solutions

• Support

• Billing

• Continuity

• Cloud Based Solutions

Effective July 1, and for existing SPC Telecommunications contract customers, Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) lines will see a price reduction from $23.00 to $19.90 and unlimited local usage on those lines. Call One is also adding dedicated sales and sales engineering resources to better serve the SPC participants. The SPC looks forward to continuing our relationship with Call One. For questions or additional information, please contact Call One Association & Government Relations Director Larry Widmer at 312-252-4955 or

Sign Up Today for the July 23 NWMC Surplus Vehicle & Equipment Auction! It’s time to think about making room for the new inventory that you’ve selected from the array of vehicles and equipment at the July 11 SPC Vendor Fair! Make plans today to participate in the July 23 NWMC Surplus Vehicle and Equipment Auction, which will be held at 2:00 p.m. at America’s Auto Auction in Crestwood. If you can’t wait until the next live auction, America’s also offers Internet auctions on par with GovDeals and Public Surplus. The last live auction of the year will be held on September 22. For questions or additional information, please contact staff or Keegan Hero, or 708-389-4488 (office) or 815-616-0434 (cell).

Click here for more information about the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative or to view the catalog.

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