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City hopes to use national alliance to cut equipment costs


The city now has the option of using a national bidding processes to find the best prices for equipment and vehicles.

A statewide bidding process has already been employed for several years by the city to purchase vehicles and other major pieces. This system is considered less time-consuming than the individual bid process.

In the city council meeting on Tuesday evening, City Manager Gary Person informed members that Nebraska is part of a Minnesota-based cooperative called the National Joint Powers Alliance, or NJPA. This alliance allows the city to research large pieces of equipment and...

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