Quicker Resource Management to Local Governments When It Matters Most

In an effort to help local governments save time and money, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) identified goods and services potentially needed during emergency response and recovery and coordinated with the Department of Central Management Services (CMS) to make these resources available through the CMS Joint Purchasing Program. Local governments registered with the CMS program can avoid the time-consuming competitive bid process and purchase commodities, services and equipment directly off the state joint purchasing contracts.