Never has there been a time in government were we have been asked to do more with less and be so diligent in looking for ways to cut costs and save money. eProcurement technology has been available for years but adoption has been slow due to change and cost to either the agencies or the vendors. While eProcurement is not the answer to all of the woes there is much that it can do to help individual agencies and in working together to cut costs. Listed below are some of the benefits of cooperative bidding. This technology allows us as a region to work together in cutting costs and saving money. The service we are moving forward with is FREE to you and your vendors. You get access to the latest and greatest technology in this field and it also allows you to bring all of your purchasing power together so you can get better pricing on goods and services you all need. It allows you to offset much of the procurement load as you can easily join each other's bids.