CKP joins national purchasing co-op Choice Partners

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Through a competitive process, CKP is now an awarded vendor for Choice Partners, a national purchasing cooperative that offers procurement and contract solutions to meet government purchasing requirements.

Why did CKP decide to be a part of Choice Partners?

We’re honored to have been awarded vendor status by Choice Partners. To become a part of the national network as a vendor, we were vetted by Choice Partners through a competitive proposal process that highlighted the strengths and capabilities of our bench.

That means it’s now easier for Choice Partner members to get help with services such as:

  • Marketing and branding support

  • Creative services including graphic design, video and photography

  • Website design

  • Social media and digital marketing campaigns

  • Public relations, media relations and influencer marketing

  • Any of CKP’s communication services

We get excited when our clients do good things, and we love nothing more than helping them connect with people that matter to them. For some clients, securing consultation services means going through lots of rules and regulations that make it hard to act when the need arises. Choice Partners makes it easy to be compliant with all the local, regional and national codes and requirements that govern school districts, private schools, charter schools, colleges, universities, municipalities, counties and nonprofits.

What is Choice Partners?

Choice Partners provides quality services, legal procurement and contract solutions for governmental entities, including school districts, private schools, charter schools, colleges, universities, municipalities, counties and nonprofits.

Admins and procurement professionals in the above entities typically have to follow a request-for-proposal (RFP) process to hire external contractors and services. Becoming a member of Choice Partners eliminates that need while ensuring compliance with local, regional and national codes.

Choice Partners uses a standard template as reviewed and updated by the Harris County Department of Education legal counsel to comply with the requirements as appropriate of the state procurement code specified in Texas Education Code and Texas Local Government Code, and, in the case of a job order contract, the Texas Government Code.

This innovative cooperative makes the procurement process easier for CKP clients who are also Choice Partner members. It creates efficiencies for both CKP and our partners, and offers peace of mind that all contracts are 2 CFR 200 (EDGAR) compliant.

What are the benefits for Choice Partners members that are looking for communications and marketing services?

  • Choice Partners cooperative makes the procurement process easier for CKP clients who are also Choice Partner members

  • It creates efficiencies for both our partners and CKP

  • It gives peace of mind that all contracts are 2 CFR 200 (EDGAR) compliant

Can I become a member of Choice Partners?

If you’re an administrator or procurement professional in a school, college, university, municipality, county, state agency or other governmental entity or nonprofit, you may join Choice Partners. Private schools and higher education organizations that operate as nonprofit organizations may also become members. There is no charge for members to use Choice Partners national cooperative contracts.

Joel Luks