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By Rita Kueny

SPC to Promote Cooperative at IAPPO, APWA Events

The Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) will be promoting its programs at two upcoming events.  The SPC will be exhibiting with Call One at the Illinois Association of Public Procurement Officials (IAPPO) Spring Vendor Fair in Springfield on Tuesday, May 12 to promote the SPC Telecommunications program, as well as all other SPC contracts.  Illinois counties, municipalities, park districts, forest preserve districts, school districts, universities and state agencies will be in attendance and can see for themselves how easy it is to utilize the SPC programs for their purchasing needs.  For questions or additional information about the SPC Telecommunications program, please contact Call One Association Director Bob Kintz, 630-465-1485 (cell) or rkintz@callone.com.

The SPC has also been invited by Auto Truck Group of Bartlett to promote their Truck Equipment contract, as well as all other SPC contracts at their booth during the American Public Works Association (APWA) Expo.  The Expo will be held on Wednesday and Thursday May 20 & 21 at the Marriott Schaumburg, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive in Schaumburg.  Show hours are 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on both days.  Please visit http://chicago.apwa.net/MenuHomepage/245/Expo-Details for additional information about the APWA Expo.  For questions or additional information about the SPC Truck Equipment contract, please contact Brett Wise, 630-860-5600, 224-567-1493 (cell) or bwise@autotruck.com.

SPC Extends Gasoline, Diesel & Bio Fuel Contract

The SPC Governing Board has agreed to award the final, one-year contract extension for gasoline, diesel & bio fuel with Palatine Oil of Palatine.  The contract will run from June 6, 2015 through June 5, 2016. Several municipalities expressed an interest in learning if this popular SPC program would be extended, and we are happy to say the answer is “yes”!

Under this program, participants can expect to pay the Oil Pricing Information Service (OPIS) index price for the day of delivery plus applicable taxes and profit margins.  Savings vary depending on the performance of the OPIS index.  Participants must adhere to the contractual participation requirement to only use the awarded vendor(s) for all requirements of gasoline, diesel and bio fuel for the term of the contract(s) if more than one contract is awarded or separate contract is signed.  Palatine Oil also holds the SPC Financial Fuel Hedging contract.  For questions or additional information, please contact Palatine Oil Business Development Manager Dave Newlin, 847-358-3600, 847-514-4699 (cell) or dnewlin@palatineoil.com. Click here for more information about the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative.

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