Group Purchasing Service

GPS is committed to providing and managing the most effective and efficient procurement service that stimulates positive outcomes for our partners to further strengthen their programs and initiatives. Our vision is to encourage greater awareness and practice sustainable procurement in every purchasing decision.

What is GPS?

Group Purchasing Service (GPS) links FPWA members, Worker Cooperatives, and nonprofit agencies with 501(c) (3) status in a purchasing partnership where they enjoy the benefits of discounted pricing from vendors without buying large quantities.

Originated in 1943, GPS was initially designed to help agencies cope with the scarcity of goods created by World War II.  Operating continuously since, GPS now has 300 purchasing partners consisting of non-profits and places of worship throughout NYC that leverage their cooperative purchasing power to ensure the best product for the most reasonable price.  As purchasing partners maximize their cooperative power they operate in a more efficient manner and save money that can be used to further strengthen their departments, programs and initiatives.

**GPS takes a strategic approach to supporting your business needs.

Range of Product Categories

Our contracts will help you realize significant savings on a range of product categories, including but NOT limited to:

  • Office Supplies, Furniture & Technology
  • Administrative, Financial & Management Services
  • Foodservice Products, Equipment & Supplies
  • Oil , Gas & Electricity
  • General Construction
  • Facility Management & Maintenance
  • Promotional Products & Service Awards
  • Telecommunications, Consulting & Management

Whatever your needs, GPS has you covered.

GPS is free! Any 501(c) (3) organization can register.

Not a GPS partner yet?

We’ll give you a complimentary analysis to highlight the specific savings GPS can help you achieve.

Click HERE to register.


Group Purchasing Services believes that these core values are essential to our success:


We are dedicated to sourcing quality products and services.

We develop new strategies and continually evaluate the appropriateness of the services provided to our partners.


We treat each other, our partners, and our stakeholders with respect and dignity.


We are open and conduct business in compliance with all legal and regulatory institutions.


We advocate inclusion through competitive access to support the growth and economic prosperity of our partners and community.


We strive to educate our partners on sustainability initiatives.

We have a responsibility to continuously challenge our suppliers and our processes to improve the quality of products and services we deliver.


We are committed to a culture of collaboration and openness between our partners and vendors, as a means to share non-proprietary knowledge, best practices and metrics.

Become a Vendor

GPS continually looks for opportunities to provide innovative technologies and sustainable products and services. Our objective is to present a portfolio that is competitive and supports the products and services our partners’ desire for their programs and initiatives.

We are committed to awarding contracts to vendors that will provide high-quality services and dedication to diversity and containing costs.

GPS strongly encourage respondents that are certified by New York State, or any other city or state, or the federal government, as minority- and/or woman- owned business enterprise (“M/WBEs”).

GPS has established an overall goal of 20% for M/WBE participation, 10% for Minority-Owned Business Enterprises and 10% for Women-Owned Business Enterprises.

**Fill out our Vendor Enrollment Form to get started.

Procurement Opportunities

There are no opportunities at this time.