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About Collaborative Buying U.S. Communitites
U.S. Communities

As a member of U.S. Communities, Purchasing Services can access a wide range of contracts available to local and state government agencies, school districts, higher education, and nonprofits nationwide that can increase the organization's capacity and results without adding resources or cost.

Purchasing Services will evaluate each newly announced contract for its competitiveness to existing Penn pricing. Purchasing Services will adopt and implement the new U.S. Communities contracts when the supplier pricing and or business terms and conditions are favorable to the University.

U.S. Communities contract suppliers available in the BEN Buys supplier database include:


US Communities Contract Supplier Commodity
BSN Sports Group Athletic Equipment & Supplies
HD Supply Facilities Maintenance Appliances, Maintenance & Hardware Supplies